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A load of tosh against Posh

By Lee Ryder on Sep 23, 09 02:57 PM

Well that was a complete waste of everybody's time and money at London Road wasn't it?

Unless of course you are a Peterborough fan that is after a performance they believed was so good they produced a DVD the morning after the night before.

The loyal 2,500 fans who made the journey to London Road probably deserve a refund from Mike Ashley after this one.

And not because some of the Toon kids suffered stage fright on a tough evening against one of Newcastle's Championship counterparts.

It's more the fact that this team selection was allowed to take place to start with.

I can understand Chris Hughton wanting to protect his squad for future league games but having to play a team of kids is a bit of an extreme way to demonstrate that the squad isn't big enough.

In reality it hasn't been big enough since Big Sam played Steve Harper as a centre-forward in the friendly against Celtic a couple of years ago - Toon managers have been making this point for a long time but it has always fallen on deaf ears.

Hughton was rocked when he lost Shola Ameobi and Jonas Gutierrez in the last round but even then when the transfer window had a day left to do business, Ashley and Co didn't take any action.

Bringing in Peter Lovenkrands could have been done at any time and for me was simply a token gesture with the Dane looking far from fit at the moment.

Fair enough Newcastle have made a decent start to the Championship but if the alarm bells aren't ringing after Peterborough due to the nature of Hughton's selection - they certainly will be if Keano leaves his mark on Newcastle at Portman Road.

2 Comments

keir said:

if we can get to xmas still in touch with west brom and boro then some investment will HAVE to take place.
it only needs about 10mill and JERMAINE BECKFORD!

Paul K said:

Lee,

Sorry to disillustion you, but POSH release a DVD after every game, good or bad. Not just because Newcastle were in town.

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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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