Yellow clad all over!

By Lee Ryder on Aug 24, 09 10:43 AM

Anybody at Crystal Palace on Saturday must have thought that the Eagles would have served up a bit more of a challenge than they did at Selhurst Park as Newcastle's Championship road show reached sunny Croydon.

No doubt Palace were fired up by Neil Warnock as they walked out to Glad All Over with the Selhurst faithful also seemingly up for the challenge.

But it was a case of yellow clad all over Selhurst Park within 30 minutes of this game with Newcastle looking dangerous each and every time they ventured forward against Warnock's troops.

Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor's first Toon goals provided the lead and set up a great away win.

Newcastle should really have filled their boots in the second half and could have made it an even more convincing scoreline by the end.

And even though Palace fans will argue they did have their moments with Stevie Harper pulling off some vital saves, Newcastle were still great value for their money.

Once again the loyal fans who made the trip to Selhurst to watch their side from the Arthur Waite Stand backed their side to the hilt and won't have any complaints about what they witnessed in south London.

Yes it is early doors in the 2009/10 season and there is a long way to go.

The state of the paper thin squad is also worrying and United are still lacking the numbers.

But in assessing United on the basis of their latest performance most fans accepted it was a case of "give credit where it's due" and with Newcastle playing so well there are even utterings from the dressing room to give Chris Hughton the job on a full-time basis.

And in Newcastle as we all know - anything is possible.


sean spokes said:

just readind statement from nufc over the takeover wots this 39 mill facilty is that the transfer chest off last season if so why did we buy taylor and nolan if we had 39mill to spend surelly spent better we could have stayed up

little Davey said:

No mate thats a working overdraft to keep the toon afloat. Ashley stood as guarantor for it, but if he sells, then Barclays may well want it ALL back. This is what Moat is trying to sort out now.
Basically the finances of the club are a complete joke. (Thanks FFS and Halls ! CNUTS)
This has been a major problem with selling the club, and scared off so many other interested parties.
Not forgetting the £100M MA has "loaned" the club.
In short, if you wanted to take over NUFC it is going to cost you nearly £300M.
Thats a lot of wedge for a championship outfit with a shrinking team.

little Davey said:

Tell you what, if we continue to win away games wearing the banana and custard strip, then it can stay for me. Could become

Ted Atkins said:

Lee's job is to sell papers to a public whose often blind devotion to our beloved cause has many of them wanting Fat Fred back and some of them blaming KK for all our woes; thus he prefers to accentuate the positive compared to the investigative.

If you want real journalism, buy a real newspaper.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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