Month: November 2016

26.11.2016… Blackburn (h)…

Newcastle United 0 Blackburn Rovers 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday November 26th… 3pm

Attendance: 52,092

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

Well, it was always going to happen at some point…

Some grumbling in the East Stand about team selection, and (very small) pockets of booing at full time. Seriously people, what do you want?

In reality, it was just one of those afternoons where we never really got going. Let’s learn from it, and move on…

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Friday: 16:37… Hinckley… The Journey Home Begins…

newcastle v blackburn...

Saturday: 16:00… The Second Half Starts…

Newcastle United; Darlow, Yedlin, Mbemba (Gayle 84), Clark, Jesus Gamez (Dummett 54), Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden (YC), Atsu, Perez, Mitrovic

Not Used; Lascelles, Anita, Diame, Gouffran, Sels

Goals; None

Blackburn Rovers; Steele, Marshall, Lenihan, Mulgrew, Williams, Feeney, Lowe, Evans, Conway, Gallagher (Emnes 61), Graham

Not Used; Stokes, Akpan, Nyambe, Brown, Bennett, Raya

Goals; Mulgrew (75)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

19.11.2016… Birm v Bris C…

Birmingham City 1 Bristol City 0bristol_city_fc

St. Andrew’s… November 19th… 3pm

Attendance: 18,586

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

A Leeds ticket was always going to be a longshot, so I took another trip to St. Andrew’s instead…

Another 1-0 win for Birmingham, in another tight game that could have gone either way…

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Pre Match: The Teams Take to the Field…

But it’s got to be a good sign when you can edge the games where you’re not at your best…

Second Half: Bristol City Attack…

Birmingham City; Kuszczak, Spector (RC), Morrison (YC), Shotton, Grounds, Cotterill (YC) (Stewart 78), Kieftenbeld, Gleeson (Maghoma 70), Davis, Donaldson (Adams 70), Jutkiewicz

Not Used; Legzdins, Robinson, Brown, Dacres-Cogley

Goals; Adams (81)

Bristol City; Fielding, Little (O’Dowda 89), Flint, Magnusson, Bryan, O’Neil (Wilbraham 82), Reid, Pack (YC), Tomlin, Paterson (Smith 82), Abraham

Not Used; Lucic, Golbourne, Engvall, Moore

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

12.11.2016… Stockport (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 Stockport County 1stock

Coombe Abbey Arena… Saturday November 12th… 3pm

Attendance: 806

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

Nuneaton earned a deserved point, following a much improved second half performance…

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Pre-Match: Nuneaton Warm Up…

In their current position however, home wins are an absolute necessity. This is a result that leaves them sitting one point and one place above the relegation zone…

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First Half: Stockport on the Attack…

Nuneaton Town; Dibble, Clifton, Leahy, Langmead, Anderson, Scott (Penny 90), Cartwright, Daniels, Nicholson, Williams, Ironside

Not Used; Elliott, Moli, McDonald, Keane

Goals; Williams (40)

Stockport County; Hinchcliffe, Ross, Cartwright, Meppen Walters, Clarke, Smalley (Minihan 86), Stopforth, Montrose, Amis (Odejayi 63), Ball (Marsden 86), Lloyd

Not Used; Minihan, Ormson, Marsden, West

Goals; Amis (36)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

05.11.2016… Cardiff City (h)…

Newcastle United 2 Cardiff City 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday November 5th… 3pm

Attendance: 51,257

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

Not our best performance of the season by any stretch of the imagination, but a deserved win nonetheless…

A decent first-half performance, followed by a cagey second half that certainly won’t live long in the memory…

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First Half Action: A Newcastle Corner…

The only target this season is promotion, and this was another step towards that goal. It’s the three points that matter…

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Second Half Action: Newcastle Attack…

Newcastle United; Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Atsu (Diame 89), Shelvey, Hayden, Gouffran (Anita 72), Perez, Mitrovic

Not Used; Colback, Hanley, Lazaar, Gayle, Sels

Goals; Atsu (3), Gouffran (45)

Cardiff City; Amos, Peltier, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Noone (Harris 75), Ralls, Gunnarsson (YC), Richardson (Whittingham 74), Hoilett, Lambert (Chamakh 72)

Not Used; Ecuele Manga, Gounongbe, O’Keefe, Wilson

Goals; Whittingham (77)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…