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Columbus Crew v Newcastle United match highlights and post match interviews.

Posted on July 27th, 2011 | 21 Comments |

Match highlights, with goals from Shola Ameobi (9mins), Fabricio Coloccini (53 mins) and great goal from substitute, Haris Vuckic in stoppage time. The sending off of the Columbus Crew goalkeeper didn’t help the cause of the home side. As usual, Cheick Tiote also picked up a yellow card for a wreckless challenge.

Newcastle United: Steve Harper (Tim Krul 76′), James Tavernier, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (Paul Dummett 54’), Sanchez Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez (Mehdi Abeid 85’), Cheik Tiote (Alan Smith 62’), Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux (Haris Vukcic 76’), Shola Amoebi (Leon Best 75’), Demba Ba.

Columbus Crew: Andy Gruenebaum, Sebastian Miranda (Korey Veeder, 46’), Chad Marshall (Julius James, 46’), Eric Gehrig (Ben Sippola 5’, Shaun Francis (Josh Gardner, 46’), Emmanuel Ekpo (Robbie Rogers, 46’), Kevin Burns (Santiago Prim 75’), Cole Grossman (Dejan Rusmir, 60’), Bernardo Anor (Eddie Gaven, 46’, Aaron Horton 85’), Tommy Heinemann (Justin Meram, 46’), Emilio Renteria (Chris Konopka, 45’).

Referee: Michael Kennedy

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Post match interviews with Shola Ameobi and Leon Best.

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21 Responses

  1. Nice one WT. I gave up listening to the CC commentator at half time as I think he was speaking a different language !

    Some plus points ? Gosling appears to be fit at last. Mehdi Abeid looks like he could do the biz at BPL level and Vuckic?

    Minus points – Pardwho the cockney slimeball ! This fella is damned if he does and damned if he doesnt but toeing the party line will eventually remove all support for him from the fans. Is £400k a year worth it ?

  2. Nice!
    ;)
    Good goal from Vuckic, Gosling deserved one too.
    Looked like the new boys are starting to gel.
    Marveaux & Abeid both look canny.
    Good progression through the tour.

  3. PS what was all that “Silverlight” shite about ?

    I havent trusted Microsoft to deliver a working, secure useful piece of software since XP. Try to avoid Silverlight downloads wherever possible :(

  4. AndyMac says:
    July 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    “I havent trusted Microsoft to deliver a working, secure useful piece of software since XP. Try to avoid Silverlight downloads wherever possible”

    You aren’t one of those dreadful Mac nazis are you AndyMac? :-)

  5. Cheers for the vid. Looked a good performance and we look a more fluid unit than last year.

  6. El Toro,
    alreet mate,
    Yea, not much hoofing going on, which is nice to see. hey?
    The MF looks way more mobile, even in that heat.
    It’s also good to see a few young ‘uns starting to look almost ready.

  7. If Gosling keeps playing like he is I can see him being an able replacement for Barton next year. Maybe we need to stop stressing out so much and trust in some of the players we have.

  8. The knock thru by gosling early on to Ba was pure class, Ba could do with getting some shootin practice in , if he’s getting served by the midfield every match like that he will get a sack full .

    I think the crew gave us far too much space , will be interested to see against leeds how they operate whilst being harried and given no space !

  9. Also will Vuckcic at 18 years really be played for 90 mins by pardoo , it’s interesting , if they let him run where he likes it will be great, with him and a fit ben arfa …menacing.

    I remember an 18 year old fresh faced – Ryan Giggs , being told by Sir Alex Ferguson at pre-match, ” Run your heart out son, and run anywhere you like ” , what an invitation !!

  10. I remember an 18 year old fresh faced – Ryan Giggs , being told by Sir Alex Ferguson at pre-match, ” Run your heart out son, and run anywhere you like ” , what an invitation !!

    I think Giggs must of had those words ringing in his ears when he was running round his brothers house and banging his missus.

  11. what is wrong with tiote – thought he was supposed to be working on his bookings. obviously hasnt worked. would like to see a young defensive midfielder signed up to fill in when hes banned instead of smithy

  12. i was at the columbus game and met with a few of the boys who had done kansas and orlando aswell and they said this was by far the best newcastle played as the temp had dropped and the fitness levels had increased
    we had full access to all the players in the hotel and they seemed happy, relaxed and were all very friendly and signed autographs and posed for photos (apart from alan smith)
    from what i seen and herd gosling and abied have been the big benefactors of this tour with injury to hba the only real low point
    also before this game vuckic had also stood out as a player nufc might get some use out of this season
    so as it stands i still believe we need 2 -3 quality players but the foundation is there if we strengthen sensibly

  13. @ darlo mag

    wait till you see abied hes just like titoe man tough tackling and quick feet we also have gosling when fit so i think we have a strong centre mid with tiote cabaye gosling and abied to cover the season

  14. @20 i saw him at the darlington game – looked more of an attacking midfielder to me. Very promising signing though wherever he plays.

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