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Toon v Plymouth – match reaction and whatnot.

September 21st, 2009 | 5 Comments |

It's just Colgate, honest
It's just Colgate, honest
By all accounts, including our own, the 3-1 win over Plymouth was a bit of a struggle for Newcastle. This is what Hughton had to say after the game:

“There were periods of the game where we made hard work of it.

“For whatever reason, we weren’t able to sustain it and of course the longer the game goes without getting that second one, Plymouth are lifted by the occasion and feel they can get something.”

The substitutions made all the difference though, about which Hughton said:

“I think it’s fair to say Danny and Nile have changed the game.

“When you make changes you hope they make an impact, sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t.

“Thankfully, they did make a major impact.

“We needed that Kevin Nolan goal and it encouraged the lads.” (more…)

Pilgrims head for the church of St James. Newcastle v Plymouth match preview.

September 19th, 2009 | 13 Comments |

Newcastle v Plymouth
Newcastle v Plymouth
Bottom of the table Plymouth make the pilgrimage to St James’s Park today as the Toon hope to get back on track after the midweek defeat at Blackpool.

Plymouth have a paltry 2 points from their opening 7 games, picked up via an away draw at Crystal Palace and a home draw against QPR in the first 2 games of the season. Since then they’ve lost to Cardiff, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom and Watford, scoring just 6 goals along the way. Alan Gow – a £200,000 signing from Rangers in the summer – is Plymouth’s top scorer with 2 goals and they also have Bradley Wright-Phillips on the books.

Alan Smith returns from suspension for us which means we only have Ameobi and Jonas unavailable for selection. I’d expect Smith to come straight back into the team, most logically at the expense of Butt although I’m not entirely convinced Hughton will drop Butt. We shall see. (more…)