21.11.2015… Leicester (h)…

Newcastle United 0 Leicester City 3

St. James’ Park… Saturday November 21st… 3pm

Attendance: 50,151

Ticket: £33 – Programme: £3

One of the most disgraceful performances I have ever witnessed by a Newcastle United side…

It’s not really worth singling out any individuals for their input (or lack of) as the team were collectively inept. Cliched I know, but an absolute disgrace to the shirts they were wearing, even with the loan shark logos attached…

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Pre Match…

This is worse than the early nineties, as at least in the dark days before the arrival of Keegan we had some hope that things may eventually get better. We knew that McKeag could only hang on in there for so long, whereas Ashley’s wealth makes him untouchable…

Next stop, Selhurst Park next Saturday, three trains and a tube with the result pretty much a foregone conclusion. In fact, there was a point on the walk back to the Central Station where I seriously considered not bothering, ticket already bought but throwing good money after bad…

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First Half…

On a happier note, I watched ‘I Believe In Miracles’ on Monday night. A fantastic story with a cracking soundtrack, and great to see the story of that great Forest team being told as much from the perspective of the players as Clough and Taylor…

Scraping promotion, Champions of England, European Champions, all in the space of two years. If only football still had the capacity to be a little bit more like that…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett (YC), Sissoko (YC), Anita (YC), Tiote (Thauvin 20), Wijnaldum, Perez (YC) (De Jong 81), Mitrovic (Cisse 62)

Not Used; Woodman, Sterry, Lascelles, Gouffran

Goals; None

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth (YC), Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez (Dyer 89), Kanté, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Ulloa (Okazaki 73), Vardy (King 77)

Not Used; De Laet, Schlupp, Schwarzer, Inler

Goals: Vardy 45, Ulloa 62, Okazaki 83

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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