Month: April 2017

22.04.2017… FC United (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 FC United of Manchester 4

Coombe Abbey Arena… Saturday April 22nd… 3pm

Attendance: 777

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £3

The seven game unbeaten run ended, and Nuneaton’s home programme finishing on a bit of a low…

After a terrible start to the season though, mid-table obscurity feels like an achievement…

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First Half: Nuneaton Defend a Corner…

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Post Match: The Players Leave the Field…

Nuneaton Town; Belford, Elliott, Geohaghon (Penny 72), O’Hanlon, Langmead, Gascoigne, Scott (Tweed 85), Nicholson, Mills, Chambers, Kelly Evans (Gvasi 85)

Not Used; Wheatley, Taylor

Goals; Nicholson (45+2)

FC United of Manchester; Scofield, Williams, Chantler, Kay, Fagbola, Ashworth (Baird 76), Wolfenden, Sheridan (Jones 71), Adeloye (Lowe 59) Wright, Thomson

Not Used; Greaves, Brown

Goals; Sheridan (42), Fagbola (57), Wolfenden (61), Thomson (74)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

17.04.2017… Ipswich Town (a)…

Ipswich Town 3 Newcastle United 1

Portman Road… Monday April 17th… 3pm

Attendance: 25,684 (1,952 away fans)

Ticket: £32.50 – Programme: £4 (Special Edition)

Not the best of afternoons. In fact, the loudest cheer came on the train on the way back towards Peterborough, when Huddersfield conceded a late equaliser at Derby…

Ipswich’s largest home gate of the season, 2,334 more than attended the derby game against Norwich…

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First Half: Newcastle Attack…

Most likely the last time that I’ll ever attempt to sit quietly in the home end when i can’t get a ticket. Even if you win, it’s really not worth it. It really isn’t very nice to hear what the home supporters think of your club, and your support, when you have absolutely no right of reply; and, in this instance, whilst losing…

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Second Half: Ipswich Kick Off…

Ipswich Town; Bialkowski, Spence, Chambers, Berra, Kenlock (Emmanuel 77), Ward, Skuse, Huws, Lawrence (YC) (Pitman 89), McGoldrick (YC) (Smith 86), Sears

Not Used; Crowe, Bru, Diagouraga, Samuel

Goals; Sears (42), McGoldrick (69), Huws (90+3)

Newcastle United; Darlow, Yedlin (YC) (Gamez 78), Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 82), Shelvey, Hayden (YC), Atsu, Diame (Gouffran 61), Murphy

Not Used; Elliot, Mbemba, Colback, Perez

Goals; Murphy (62)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

15.04.2017… Sund v W.Ham…

Sunderland 2 West Ham United 2

Stadium of Light… April 15th… 3pm

Attendance: 40,168

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

My excuse? I’d never been to The Stadium of Light…

Two rare goals for Sunderland, the first direct from a corner, the second a late equaliser. Although a solitary point is of little use to them in their attempt at yet another great escape…

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Outside The Stadium of Light…

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Inside The Stadium of Light…

Sunderland; Pickford, Jones (Borini 87), O’Shea, Denayer, Manquillo (Kone 88), Cattermole (Januzaj 76), Gibson, Ndong, Khazri, Anichebe, Defoe

Not Used; Mannone, Rodwell, Pienaar, Djilobodoji

Goals; Khazri (26), Borini (90)

West Ham United; Randolph, Kouyate, Carroll, Lanzini, Snodgrass (Nordtveit 81), Collins, Ayew (Calleri 90), Byram (SO 90+5), Fonte, Masuaku, Fernandes

Not Used; Adrian, Cresswell, Feghouli, Fletcher, Rice

Goals; Ayew (5), Collins (47)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

14.04.2017… Leeds United (h)…

Newcastle United 1 Leeds United 1

St. James’ Park… Friday April 14th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 52,301

Ticket: £35 – Programme: £3

Our best performance in months, in fact, we should have won with something to spare. But a late, late goal spoilt the night…

One of those goals that still hurts the day after…

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First Half: Newcastle Take a Corner…

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Second Half: Midfield Action Under the Milburn Stand..

Newcastle United; Darlow, Anita, Dummett, Hayden (Colback 79 (YC)), Lascelles, Mbemba, Shelvey (YC), Ritchie (Yedlin 84), Mitrovic, Perez (Diame 90), Gouffran

Not Used; Hanley, Elliot, Atsu, Murphy

Goals; Lascelles (67)

Leeds United; Green, Ayling, Bartley (YC), Jansson (YC), Berardi (Taylor 78), Bridcutt (Doukara 76), Phillips (YC), Roofe, Hernandez, Pedraza (Sacko 61), Wood

Not Used; O’Kane, Dallas, Vieira, Peacock-Farrell

Goals; Wood (90+5)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

08.04.2017… Birm v Derby…

Birmingham City 1 Derby County 2

St. Andrew’s… Saturday April 8th… 3pm

Attendance: 19,381

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

Late heartache for Birmingham City, losing a match that they really should have won…

Five games left, and looking over their shoulders…

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Pre Match: A Sunny Afternoon in Birmingham…

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Second Half: Derby in Possession…

Birmingham City; Kuszczak, Bielik, Shotton, Robinson; Nsue, Gardner, Tesche (Frei 64), Davis (Gleeson 90), Grounds; Adams, Jutkiewicz (Donaldson 78)

Not Used; Legzdins, Kieftenbeld, Dacres-Cogley, Keita

Goals; Adams (68)

Derby County; Carson, Baird, Keogh, Pearce, Olsson, Bryson (Bent 77), Johnson, Ince, Butterfield, (Hughes 63) Russell (Anya 70), Martin

Not Used; Mitchell, Christie, Camara, Vydra

Goals; Kuszczak (og 3), Ince (90+2)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…