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Newcastle United – News Roundup – 13 August 2009.

Posted on August 13th, 2009 | 28 Comments |

Newcastle draw Huddersfield
Newcastle draw Huddersfield in the Carling Cup
Newcastle have a home draw against League One’s Huddersfield in the second round of the Carling Cup.

Huddersfield are currently managed by Geordie Lee ‘Jigsaw’ Clark who played for us between 1990-1997 and 2005-2007, the latter period including time as first team coach and reserve team manager under Glen Roeder.

I don’t think it’s fair to once again mention the ‘Sad Mackem Bastards’ T-shirt Lee Clark wore to the 1999 FA Cup final whilst he was a Sunderland player, so I won’t.

According to The Chronicle, Mike Ashley and Barry Moat are both due at a dinner in aid of The Newcastle United Foundation at St James’s Park on Saturday, although they’re apparently forbidden to discuss anything to do with Moat’s alleged bid for the club (why?).

Les Ferdinand reckons that home games are our key to success in The Championship this season. He says:

The Championship is certainly an exciting league.

OK, it’s not where Newcastle want to be and everybody was devastated by relegation.

But this league is all about momentum and if you keep on picking up points during what is often a Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday fixture list, as long as you are in swinging distances of those play-off places come the final seven or eight games, you are still in with a real shout of finishing the season covered in glory.

It’s certainly going to be intriguing but I think the home games will be the key to success for Newcastle this season.”

Shola has been telling The Telegraph that the players must remain focussed on their games regardless of the uncertainty about the club’s ownership:

Whatever goes on outside, it will happen. Things will get sorted eventually, we just have to focus on what we have to do and that’s win games. It’s been a good start, not a great start, but there is something to build on and that is the pleasing thing.”

And that’s really all I can find today.

The full Carling Cup draw is as follows:

West Brom v Rotherham
Norwich v Sunderland
Tranmere v Bolton
QPR v Accrington
Bristol City v Carlisle
Leyton Orient v Stoke
Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday
Hull v Southend
Leeds v Watford
Cardiff v Bristol Rovers
Portsmouth v Hereford
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Wolves v Swindon
Gillingham v Blackburn
Blackpool v Wigan
Southampton v Birmingham
Preston v Leicester
Newcastle v Huddersfield
West Ham v Millwall
Hartlepool v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
Reading v Barnsley
Swansea v Scunthorpe
Doncaster v Tottenham
Peterborough v Ipswich

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28 Responses

  1. Anyone else see that thing on the news last night, about the police giving some Sunderland fans a smack or two? I tell you, I’ll never get bored of seeing that lot laying on the floor motionless.

  2. Nice!

    Not sure I agree about the ‘motionless’ bit or the blood that was on the floor but who knows what happened? Looked a bit of a mental situation.

    If some radge packets got a bash then I guess I won’t lose any sleep.

  3. I prefer to think it was just some guy standing around who got cracked.

    I didn’t mean dead or anything by that by the way, I just meant KO’d.

  4. Sorry but I have to take strong issue with the above.
    I must asume that52 would be quite happy to see my wife who by accident of birth born in Sunderland lying motionless in a pool of blood
    It is a vile comment not craic .I would never wish to see that of anybody.
    I thought this blog was above this sort of thing.

  5. also im offended by the fact you would insinuate that i would have anything to do with either of them

  6. Anyone with opinions that differ from yours are just trolls, that’s right worky. There’s only so much I can do to improve this region and club with people like you working against me.

  7. Well looks like another web blog to forget.
    Yes Im touchy about my family Bowburnmag knows why.
    Thanks for all those giving decent craic but hey ho this is life.
    Seems like all these blogs decend to this

  8. Hey workeyticket,
    Just wondering, when you were submitting your site to NewsNow, what url did you submit for the feed one?
    It says the just want a page with JUST headlines, how do you do that? The RSS feed always has a little description enticing you to read more.
    Any ideas?
    I’m still learning lol

  9. StanHardy – please don’t feel I was condoning 52times. Merely sardonically humouring him for his ridiculous views (though I guess without knowing the history it may have been misconstrued). My comments are sarcastic, though my reference to troublemakers getting a bashing holds true. After all, that’s what they were looking for. Involving innocent fans and the general public is clearly unforgivable. But these ‘hard cases’ tend not to worry about those minor issues.

    The fact is you couln’t meet a bigger pacifist than me. Do as worky says, treat 52 as the pent-up and twisted fellow he unfortunately becomes at times.

  10. I appreciate the comment bowburnmag.
    I am not quite sure if you realised my true persona in that we spoke briefly about my late son Steve and your GNR.
    Anyway I take on board what both you and worky have said

  11. Pacifism is genuinely pathetic, do you really believe the world in perfect? If not, what do you expect to change without insurrection?

  12. I’m not getting into a debate 52, your aggression is chanelled in an obscure and negative manner. There are things worth fighting for but it should be the last resort. Spilling blood in Central Station in amongst innocent bystanders for nothing other than bragging rights is not a noble cause. No matter how you want to analyse it.

  13. StanHardy – I know exactly who you are, which is why I wanted to make sure I wasn’t causing offence.

    I believe (perhaps obscurely) that 52 is a bright lad but so often twisted in his views that I find it impossible to take him seriously. Which is a bit of shame to be honest.

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  15. Doocey says:
    August 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    “Hey workeyticket,
    Just wondering, when you were submitting your site to NewsNow, what url did you submit for the feed one?
    It says the just want a page with JUST headlines, how do you do that? The RSS feed always has a little description enticing you to read more.
    Any ideas?
    I’m still learning lol”

    Doocey,

    It shouldn’t really matter with NewsNow whether you submit the main URL, or the feed address as it is checked by a human. Don’t worry about the headlines thing, they work with RSS and Atom feeds. Yours is just your URL with either /feed/ or /feed/RSS/ tacked on the end.

    Last time I looked at it, it just said “URL of news pages”, with nothing about just wanting headlines. Give it another couple of weeks or so and don’t oversubmit.

  16. Doocey says:
    August 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    “Hey workeyticket,
    Just wondering, when you were submitting your site to NewsNow, what url did you submit for the feed one?
    It says the just want a page with JUST headlines, how do you do that? The RSS feed always has a little description enticing you to read more.
    Any ideas?
    I’m still learning lol”

    Doocey,

    It shouldn’t really matter with NewsNow whether you submit the main URL, or the feed address as it is checked by a human. Don’t worry about the headlines thing, they work with RSS and Atom feeds. Yours is just your URL with either /feed/ or /feed/RSS/ tacked on the end.

    Last time I looked at it, it just said “URL of news pages”, with nothing about just wanting headlines. Give it another couple of weeks or so and don’t oversubmit.

    Ah right, I’ve done it right so I think.
    Think I’ve submitted it twice though and the 4 weeks have passed as far as I can remember. Here’s hoping!
    Appreciate the help :)
    Doocey