September 2009 Archives
NEWCASTLE United drew 1-1 at St James's park and there was no doubt who was happiest with the draw.
Newcastle's 100% home record came to an end and a first half penalty miss was certainly not lost on Toon fans from Danny Guthrie.
Newcastle created a few chances in the second half but Marlon Harewood's late equaliser ensure their unbeaten record is still in tact.
However, the positives for Newcastle are that they have a three point cushion over West Brom in second place.
They can extend that even further on Saturday against Bristol City before they sign off for the international break too.
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NEWCASTLE United's unbeaten run ended tonight at Bloomfield Road with a 2-1 defeat to Blackpool.
Striker Andy Carroll, newly recovered from a groin injury, put the Toon in front just before the break but the home side pressed their advantage as Newcastle threw away their lead in the second half.
The defeat has come as a reality check to Chris Hughton's men and they face a real test of nerve at home against Plymouth on Saturday.
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We're not even out of September and some of us are already sick of hearing about all of Newcastle United's games being a "cup final".
It's been an easy tag for many people to slap on our latest fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
But I can see why some Blackpool fans see that as an insult to be honest, especially the ones who are old enough to remember 1951 and all that went with it an FA Cup victory for the Toon with two goals from Wor Jackie at Wembley!
Obviously it was way before my time but I can still recall my late grandad talking about the match at Wembley in '51 during his time.
And how one of his favourite players was one of the opposition in Stan Mortensen, a couple of years later Mortensen bagged a hat-trick in the "Matthews" final in a seven-goal thriller against Bolton Wanderers.