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Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers match banter!

September 24th, 2011 | 78 Comments |

Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers.
At least we won't have to look at Big Sam this time!
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle
Date: Saturday, Sept 24th, 2011
Kick-off: 3:00pm
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to NUFC Blog’s match banter post.

Of course, this afternoon sees the Magpies facing tricky customers, Blackburn Rovers, at home; our first home game in four. As I pointed out in my match preview, Blackburn have beaten us in the last five of these home games, and the last time we won, Sir Bobby Robson had just been given the boot as manager, with current assistant, John Carver leading the lads to victory on that day. Optimists will probably say this run has to end soon, just as our London hoodoo did several years ago. Let’s hope so!

Despite a very poor start to the season though, Blackburn seem to have been much more successful in their recent games with a draw against Fulham and a spectactular 4-3 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League, and a 3-1 victory over Leyton Orient in the League Cup, so it probably won’t be easy. Looking at things from the opposite perspective though, our defence has been very mean, in the Premiership at least, with only two goals conceeded in no less than five games. (more…)


Newcastle v Blackburn – Match banter!

November 10th, 2010 | 322 Comments |

A big welcome to Blackburn Rovers!
A big welcome to Blackburn Rovers!
Newcastle welcome Blackburn Rovers and their travelling support to St James’ Park for this evenings 7:45pm kick-off.

I dare say that the same warm welcome won’t be extended to Blackburn’s current boss, Sam Allardyce, who returns to his former employers for the first time since Mike Ashley gave him the boot.

Newcastle are in a fine run of form at the moment and will be looking to build on three consecutive wins by grabbing all the points tonight as they set about ensuring that the club remains safe and benefits from another season of Premier League football next year. In contrast, Blackburn have been in poor form having not won a game in the month of October, but they managed to stop the rot last weekend when they beat Wigan in a 2-1 victory at Ewood Park. (more…)