2017-18

14.10.2017… Darlington (h)…

Nuneaton Town 2 Darlington 1

The LDJ Solicitors Stadium… Saturday October 14th… 3pm

Attendance: 694

Ticket: £14 – Programme: £2.50

Three very valuable points gained by Nuneaton Town. This was also the first kick-off that I’ve missed in a very long time, after a Magical Mystery Tour…

And to make matters worse, they ran out of programmes…

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Nuneaton Attack…

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Nuneaton Defend…

Nuneaton Town; Lyness, Trotman, Dielna, Elliott, Gascoigne, Heaton, Nti (Hickey 79), Daniels, Chambers, Nicholson (Beswick 85), Henshall (Mills 76)

Not Used; Taylor, Geohaghon

Goals; Chambers (7), Nicholson (48)

Darlington; Bartlett, Marrs (YC), Scott (Burgess 70), Turnbull, Collins, Galbraith, Gillies, Portas (Wheatley 50), Cartman (Syers 46), Saunders, Thompson (YC)

Not Used; Wilczynski,  Dawson

Goals; Syers (90+4)

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

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13.10.2017… Cardiff City (h)…

Birmingham City 1 Cardiff City 0

St. Andrew’s… Friday October 13th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 19,059

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

Steve Cotterill’s first game in charge, against the side who went into the weekend top of the Championship…

And it ended in a win, and a clean sheet…

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First Half Action…

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Second Half Action…

Birmingham City; Kuszczak, Colin, Morrison, Roberts, Grounds, Davis (Gallagher 90+4), Kieftenbeld; Adams (Jutkiewicz 90+1), Ndoye, Magahoma (Gardner 90+4), Vassell

Not Used; Trueman, Dean, Gleeson, Jota

Goals; Adams (18)

Cardiff City; Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Bruno Manga, Bennett, Ralls (Ward 81), Bamba, Bryson (Gunnarsson 67), Mendez-Laing, Zohore, Hoiliett (Feeney 81)

Not Used; Murphy, Tomlin, Connolly, Damour

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures to follow on flickr…

07.10.2017… Notts C v FGR…

Notts County 1 Forest Green Rovers 1

Meadow Lane… Saturday October 7th… 3pm

Attendance: 13,267

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £3

A first trip to Meadow Lane since 1992. Black and White stripes, Kevin Nolan in charge and Shola Ameobi appearing as a second half substitute…

To say that it wasn’t a great game would be a bit of an understatement. Bottom side Forest Green Rovers leading for the vast majority of the afternoon, before Notts County grabbed a late (and somewhat undeserved) equaliser deep into injury time…

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Second Half Action: An Aerial Battle…

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Second Half Action: Forest Green Press Late On…

Notts County; Collin, Tootle, Duffy (c), Brisley, Dickinson, Hawkridge (Alessandra 59), Yates (Hewitt 68), Milsom, Grant, Stead (Ameobi 66), Forte

Not Used; Pindroch, Hollis, Smith, Hunt

Goals; Milsom (90+6)

Forest Green Rovers; Russell, Bennett, Traore (Randall 70), Collins (c), Doidge, Bugiel, Cooper, Wishart, Roberts, James (Iacovitti 90), Osbourne

Not Used; Collins, Laird, Marsh-Brown, Stevens

Goals; Bugiel (30)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

01.10.2017… Liverpool (h)…

Newcastle United 1 Liverpool 1

St. James’ Park… Sunday October 1st… 4.30pm

Attendance: 52,303

Ticket: £48 – Programme: £3

An excellent team performance, and a fully deserved point…

A team that may be lacking in the expensive signings of its predecessors, but unlike those sides, one that is far greater than the sum of its parts……

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Pre-Match: Inside St. James’…

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Second Half Action…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Manquillo, Shelvey, Merino (Hayden 74), Ritchie, Perez (YC) (Diame 90), Atsu, Joselu (Gayle 79)

Not Used; Darlow, Gamez, Lejeune, Murphy

Goals; Joselu (36)

Liverpool; Mignolet, Gomez (YC), Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 84), Sturridge (Firmino 74), Mane (Solanke 74)

Not Used; Klavan, Can, Karius, Milner

Goals; Coutinho (29)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

16.09.2017… Stoke (h)…

Newcastle United 2 Stoke City 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday September 16th… 3pm

Attendance: 51,795

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £3

Another great performance, from a team that pulls together…

Were it not for some poor finishing then we would have been out of sight by half time. But following Stoke’s equaliser, when heads could have dropped, we just kept going…

Jamaal Lascelles popped up with the winner for the second week running, another header from a corner. I really love zonal marking…

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A First Half Chance for Joselu…

Preparing for a Goal Kick…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Hayden (Shelvey 69), Merino, Ritchie, Perez (Diame 86), Atsu, Joselu (Gayle 78)

Not Used; Woodman, Manquillo, Lejeune, Murphy

Goals; Atsu (19), Lascelles (68)

Stoke City; Butland, Zouma, Martins Indi, Wimmer, Diouf, Allen (Crouch 84), Fletcher, Pieters, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Jese (Sobhi 62)

Not Used; Grant, Johnson, Tymon, Adam, Berahino

Goals; Shaqiri (57)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…