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Newcastle United 1 - 0 Wigan Athletic

by MagpieFleck (U7009877) 01 September 2007
Date:
1 September 2007
Venue:
St James' Park
Competition:
Premier League
Attendance:
50,461
Player of the match:
Michael Owen
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Michael Owen was full of running and creating against a stubborn Wigan Athletic. He formed a fitting partnership with Mark Viduka in the first half, then nodded the winner from an Obafemi Martins cross in the 87th minutes.

Well done the toon! Still unbeaten!

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posted Sep 1, 2007

i think the wigan managet is starting to be a bit stupid because he could of started with agahowa and coterill up font and that would of caused big problem for newcastles defense but newcastle deserved the victory we look very porr ebery were on the field and and heskey and sibierski are to crpa strikers all they can do is get a litle tab in the net and have litle 10 minute sprint and then get tired they neeed to go for physical not expeerience and if the wigan maanager go on like that with that poor atck we have then we should just give up the game and left a championship side take our place because there are teams that want to play on the top flight that could show what they are worthy of we were poor in defense and midfield need more speed and the strikerd and rubish like a say again heskey and sibierski are just a waste of space. we should release heskey and keep sibierki as a back up striker or just release him and i dont now why we sold folan he was good player i though this new manager cris would go for a good physycal decent side but he has picked a poor atacking and defending side so we need to shake things up and it would hep if we got a left back on a free transfear because you are alowed to but free agent only while the transfear marekt is closed so i would stick with the side we have know but he needs to go to germany and get 3 or 2 physycal erperts that was what germany used in the world cup and they were the fitest team but didnt win because they lacked a bit of quality some times but if he can get 3 or 2 good physycal coaches then we will look very strong
this should be our squad for the season untill january

formation 4-1-2-1-2

GK- KIRKLAND
RB- MELCHIOT
CB- BRAMBLE
CB- GRANQVIST
LB- HALL
CDM- SHARNER
RM- VALENCIA
LM- BOUAOUZAN
CAM- KOUMAS
ST- COTERILL
ST- AGHAHOWA

SUBS
---------
POLLIT
BOYCE
BROWN
LAANZAAT
HESKEY

I WOULD RATHER KEEP HESKEY THAN SIBIERSKI.
IF THE WIGAN MANAGER CAN NAME A SIDE LIKE THAT THEN WE HAVE A GOOD DECENT SIDE TO MAKE IT HARD FOR OTHER TEAMS AND PLAY A GOOD SEASON AND WE NEED TO STICK WITH HAL IN LEFT BACK SO CRIS HUTHCHINGS NEED TO GET HIM ON AN HOUR EXTRA TRAINING TO GET HIS LFT GOOD AND IF HE HAS A GOOD LEFT FOOT THEN WE DONT NEED TO BUY ANY MORE PLAYERS

ANS ONE MORE THING THEY NEED TO SET THE WHOLE TEAM ON A RUNING SESION EVERY DAY FOR MORE THAN 2 HOURS AND THEN PRACTICE THEIR DRIBILING AND SKILLS AND DEFENDING AND ATACKING STYLE AND WE WOULD BE A VERY GOOD SIDE

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posted Sep 1, 2007

on the subject of Geremi's captaincy:

he speaks 4 languages - which helps.

plays defensive physical central midfield, so is on contact with all the players, right in the middle of the game, and with the style of play Allardyce likes.

Barton won't be made captain. It'll stay with Geremi, cos he's Allardyces voice on the pitch.

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posted Sep 1, 2007

Its great to see things finally going our way, last season this game would of ended in a 0-0 draw or Wigan would of stolen a one right at the end. I feel its the little results like this that will make a huge difference to where Newcastle finish in the league this year. With a fully fit squad and a formation that works there is no reason at all why Newcastle shouldnt be pushing for a UEFA cup spot, long may the victorys continue!! NUFC

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posted Sep 2, 2007

Newcastle's first Premier League goal at home since 10 February.

Says it all doesn't it, and against a 10 man Wigan too.

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posted Sep 2, 2007

Carlos94

You sir, are no Wiganer.

No one who watches Wigan would suggest Fitz Hall as LB, he's a bad centre half at best. Any Wiganer would put Boyce far ahead of Hall. Nor would they suggest Cotterill as first choice, or releasing Heskey after the performances he has put in.

So less of the 'we' rubbish.

Newcastle used Owen's pace well. The disallowed goal was ok and it would have been robbery if we got the point. Bramble showed his nerves on his return, hope he brushes it off.

Fulham and Reading next, both are there for the taking.

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posted Sep 2, 2007

Good result, we killed them all match. Now we have a solid defence especially with the addition of new first choice RB Beye and squad player Faye. Bit annoyed Solano is leaving but we have got good cover for him sadface

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posted Sep 2, 2007

Anybody who fancied Wigan to go down this season were mistaken. The performance was stubborn and compact, and they play some good football. Heskey is hitting some good form.

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posted Sep 2, 2007

Anybody know why Viduka went off at half time, has he picked up a knock??

Toon looking very sharp, we will score goals look at the last two away games when the home teams had to come out and play 5 goals 2 games, unfortunately with a quality forward line like ours too many of the poorer teams are gonna stick 11 men behind the ball. well done for persisting and not giving up!!!

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comment by WhyAye (U8357211)

posted Sep 4, 2007

To neil1316,

Viduka mentioned he felt his hamstring twinge so they took him off to prevent further injury. Unknown if he will be starting next weekend. Top match against Wigan - poor refereeing, always happens when Steve Bennett ref's our matches - must have it in for the toon!Could have been a 15 - nil victory the way we were playing. smiley

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posted Sep 5, 2007

indeed Newcastle's first goal for a while, and indeed an extremely important one, one that will spark the plutherer of home goals to come off the boot of michael owen. With the best backline + backline subs in the league (Lyon captain, Marseille captain, 7 million pound left back, 2 robust senegalese and another tall and brilliant Czech, not to mention Steve Taylor) a whole new exciting midfield, there's no reason we won't finish in the top four. Owen's back in it isn't he, if he can continue finding form we will boast one of the best forward lines, I can see us winning the league. Remember what happened at St James last season when Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal came, they managed a point between them, now that we're getting results against the weaker teams, we will soar....for sure, we need to put Owen and Martins up front together Sam, just watch what happens

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