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Newcastle Come Away With Win On Penalties (5-4) Against Spurs At Melbourne

Newcastle came from behind to draw this game 1-1 and then won the penalty shootout 5-4.

This is the side Newcastle started tonight at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Tottenham in our first pre-season friendly – just 3 days after the Premier League season came to an end.

Tottenham took the lead after 32 minutes through former transfer target James Maddison, and Trippier was replaced by Jacob Murphy after a few more minutes.

It was rustiness for Nick Pope, who made a very sloppy pass out from the back that was intercepted – but he needs games to get back his sharpness.

It wasn’t long before Newcastle were on level terms and it was that man Isak again who scored the goal.

Isak was on there to tap the ball home to make it 1-1, which was the score at halftime.

Callum Wilson came on for Isak at the start of the second half and Joe White came on for Joelinton.

After 50 minutes Harvey Barnes went close with a shot from just outside the penalty box.

And then more changes as Harrison Ashby came on for Miggy Almiron, Alex Murphy for Dan Burn, and Amadou Diallo for Harvey Branes – so it’s all change in this game.

After 64 minutes Australian youngster Garang Kuol came on for Wilson, and Lucas DeBolle came on for Guimaraes.

There were other changes made towards the end by Eddie Howe and Newcastle finished the game with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham – and then we went to penalties.

Newcastle won the shootout 5-4 on penalties not missing a single penalty and Harrison Ashhby ensured the win when he scored with Newcastle’s 5th penalty.

A win is a win.

So, Newcastle have started their far-east tour but a game like this seems pointless from a football viewpoint – although it gives a chance for the youngsters to shine.

We have to think Newcastle must be close to the FFP thresholds for the past 3 years to take this trip to Australia in this financial year, which ends June 30th.

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188 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 23, 2024 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #161

    Why should the club shoulder any blame for his loan placement, Hearts was deemed as ideal, maybe in hindsight sending him to Holland instead of league two wasn’t great but it never done Minteh any harm.

  • BenbulbenMag

    May 23, 2024 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #162

    In fairness it’s disappointing the way Ashworth left.

    I don’t believe any one of us fans would have had a bad word to say about him as recently as January of this year.

    However He has shown his true colours and behaved in an underhanded manner. I don’t blame him for looking to jump ship to another job if thats what he wanted but the fact that he made a confidential agreement with Newcastle and Brighton about his departure and it looks like he revealed these details makes his actions underhanded in my opinion.

    As far as I am concerned he’s not the type of character we want at the Club. I still remember the way Manchester Reds crucified us over the Jesse Lingard loan. I hope we squeeze every single penny that we can out of them now.

  • magicmac54

    May 23, 2024 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #163


    Good to see you back posting on the blog again mate, how`s it cutting for you in sunny Sligo lad.


  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 23, 2024 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #164

    It’s shocking the way he carried on even going back as far to when he was first asked after being spotted with Neville, he blatantly lied and said what a great project blah blah, just hope tte slimy foo#er doesn’t win this case on a technicality.

  • BenbulbenMag

    May 23, 2024 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #165

    Hi Magic ! Going well thanks, just back from a few days there visiting the Mum. Looking forward to a new season and hoping we can build on this year.

    Hoping we can keep our good players, hopefully add a few more and have some better luck vis a vis the injuries.

    How’s life been treating you ?

  • BenbulbenMag

    May 23, 2024 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #166

    Jail, I think he will struggle to win anything now. Arbitration should be dead. In employment law there is an underpinning principle called fundamental trust between an employer and an employee. He broke it before officially announcing his move.

    Arbitration does not follow the same strictures and regulation as a court of law but natural justice is a cornerstone of arbitration. He has made it incredibly difficult for himself to argue that natural justice would be served if he is allowed to leave for a nominal amount of money.

    We are in a very good place to charge a premium for his departure. I also wouldn’t be shocked if Manchester Reds were prepared to leave him swinging, but it would make it more difficult for them to tap up other people and players in the future if they didn’t follow through on this one.

  • Ronway

    May 23, 2024 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #167

    ” Door left ajar for Garang Kuol at Newcastle United as Eddie Howe formulates new development plan.

    After 19-year-old Kuol came on as a substitute against Spurs, Howe said here in Melbourne last night: “It’s always very difficult to say for certain what’s gonna happen with a player at this stage because there’s a long way to go before the season starts.”

  • magicmac54

    May 23, 2024 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #168

    Don`t pull any punces Chris

    I won`t lie, like a lot of fans i was highly excited when we managed to acquire the services of Dan Ashworth, but with all these revelations coming to the surface we clearly dodged the proverbial bullet!! A snake in the grass comes to mind, he will clearly fit in seamlessly at Manure, no doubt a match made in Heaven.



  • Ronway

    May 23, 2024 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #169
  • Rotonda heights

    May 23, 2024 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #170

    Strange comments about Tosin, saying he didn’t make it at city and was let go by Pep. Cole Palmer anyone.

  • magicmac54

    May 23, 2024 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #171


    Good to hear you enjoyed a few days visiting your mum, and all is good with you mate. Everything is great here in the Orchard County marra. Let`s hope we don`t have anymore horrendously bad luck with injuries in the new season, plus add a few more quality players to supplement the squad to kick on mate.


  • martoon

    May 23, 2024 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #172

    Raj @161 – yes the Hearts loan seemed ideal but the one in Holland turned into a disaster. Yes this could not be foreseen but when it turned sour we should have recalled him – surely playing for the U18s or U21s surrounded by friendly faces would have been better for him?

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 23, 2024 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #173

    Marilyn from Home & Away was gorgeous. How tf did she marry Donald 😀

    Alf Stewart and Donald flathead are fatty fenners uncles 😀

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 23, 2024 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #174

    I noticed that too. Fat jelly belly copy and pastes other peoples opinion from twitter and makes it sound like theyre his own words what a bell end

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 23, 2024 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #175

    This DA fiasco is hilariously farcical. What kind of thick person sends any email from their company’s email address to a rival company and then attempts to cover it all up by deleting said email believing it’s not accessible or traceable by the IT department? and on that note…What a deceitful web we weave when we practice to deceive, I cannot see how an arbitration service can do anything when the person asking for arbitration has been blatantly lying all along. This farce will now surely cost man u dear in money and reputation.

    Im sure we can all agree now that man u and DA have to be strongly punished for this circus.
    Rules are rules so it’s obvious and hilarious that both man u and DA both believe that rules cannot be implied on them, and they’re above the EPL’s laws for tapping up etc…etc…
    If this case goes unpunished the EPL is done IMO and we yet again have as clear as day proof that the EPL is by far the most corrupt league in the world which is very sad being the place where the great game was forged.

  • lochinvar

    May 23, 2024 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #176

    Great post on the Ashworth saga.
    ManU were going to pay his Arbitration costs presumably because he’s not doing that (like you or I would have to do) himself.
    If ManU continue with that process they are going to be exposed for their shifty actions and will loose costs and getting Ashcroft at anytime soon.

    The ace up our sleeve is not if but when we report ManU and Bererda as a City employee at the time for their illegal actions to the FA.

    Ratcliffe is already exposed for his actions within ManU and appears to be less trusted than the Glazers by the Manu fans.

    They are in chaos at every level and are likely to come out of this with a further tarnished brand reputation. It’s like Woolworths and Ratners all rolled into one.

  • Davas

    May 23, 2024 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #177

    Richard Osman

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 23, 2024 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #178

    Garang Kuol hasn’t been managed very well IMO, when he first went to Hearts it was actually well thought out as it’s close to the North East weather and with many ozzies at the club would have been better for him to settle in. However that wasn’t to be and he hardly had any game time so it turned out it was a full season wasted in his development…

    He was then shipped off to Volendam who were terrible last season ended up getting relegated and had 2 managers. Not a great place to cut your teeth. Along with Hearts it’s evident that he hasn’t been managed accordingly IMO. Like I posted yesterday, this next season is absolutely crucial to the young lad. So, Ameobi needs to earn his money and find the best possible location for Kuol to play for and develop. Somewhere where he will be able to thrive and get his confidence back as he has the raw potential and ability to make it. Time is still on his side and he can obviously still make it.

    Would it be an idea to keep him in our U21 set up? I’d say it’s better to let him play in the League One level and see how he fares there. Fingers crossed for the young lad next season though.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 23, 2024 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #179

    RH – yes Ashworth seemed good at his job, no doubts about that , but he was/has been exposed by secret conversations with other clubs – therefore an untrustworthy rat. The blog rat pack also supported him.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 23, 2024 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #180

    It’s harsh to blame the club for Kuol got to remember he was a 300k punt from the A league

    Scottish players who can’t make the grade go over there and dominate it look at Jason “Cum Dog” Cummings could barely get a game in the Scottish 1st division was then a superstar playing for the Ozzie national team

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 23, 2024 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #181

    Whereas Minted was a 5 to 8 million quid signing

    He goes to the top of the Dutch league and dominates sometimes you get what you pay for

    Expecting a 300k punt to dominate every time we sign one is very unrealistic

  • BenbulbenMag

    May 23, 2024 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #182

    I get the impression that the so-called “Big Clubs” and some of their fanbase will look at us and marvel at our naïveté.

    They will say, this is par for the course and the type of thing that must be done at the sharp end of the league to succeed.

    You would like to think that this debacle will sully Ashworth’s name but in actual fact it may enhance his standing in certain despicable corners where they will feel that he is practical and pragmatic. A person we can do business with who understands the way the world works.

    We may have to rely on Karma for Ashworth to get his just desserts.

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 23, 2024 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #183

    Wasnt kuol sent on loan for work permit reasons?

  • DrGloom

    May 23, 2024 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #184

    I had a look at a ManU Vlog to see their thoughts on it – seem many agree with us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp5BErgvid4&ab_channel=Webby%26O%27Neill

  • Saratoga

    May 23, 2024 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #185

    SBR once posed the question – what is a club.
    Way back when a club was a coming together of folks on a joint endeavor. Helping each other to get better. Building character and skills. Mutually beneficial to all.
    This lad Kuol needs some help. Coaching. Instruction and I suspect some help with his life in general.
    What better place to get it than at his club.
    We should be in the best place to develop a 19 year old lad. With our coaches and our set up.
    Not pushed out to strangers.
    Yeah. Comes a time when you need a loan to get 1st team football.
    Should be us that progress him to that level.

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 23, 2024 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #186

    Yeah i agree. Train with us 6 months then loan out in Jan to show what he can do

  • Fat Basta*d

    May 23, 2024 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #187

    Why is wor b asking for £10 everytime. Is it donation for this music video he created 😀


  • Fat Basta*d

    May 23, 2024 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #188
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