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I once admire Joey Barton and has defend him against any false critism about him when he's in such a miserable days couple years ago. He's still a player that I adore and give my highest respects to, until today.
When everyone who may wanted him out and said he was a totally disgrace to United's team back on that day, I have written here that Joey is a big player with his own style and the way he express his attitude is something that rare to find in any football player.
And when he took “time and space” on his possible move to QPR in a few days, Newcastle looks fragile and were deservedly falling behind at Glanford Park last night.
Pardew makes six changes from the side that won at Sunderland last Saturday for the second round of Carling Cup against the Irons. Without Tiote and Barton in our central midfield, we're canny lookalike a team from the same division as Scunthorpe.
The home team took the lead in just 15 minutes into first-half courtesy of their number 9 Chris Dagnall, before Ryan Taylor – for the second time in a row – rescued the day for the traveller Toon Army with his 80th-minute free-kick. Sammy Ameobi wrapped-up the contest in 112 minutes of extra time.
Things look a little worrying me about the future of Newcastle United side regarding to Joey's proposed move to QPR. Although Yohan Cabaye perform exciting in central midfield, I believe he still needs more time and space before he can reach Joey's standard in the top-flight division.
But as the title of this article, I believe Newcastle United has plenty of time and space to build the all new, fresh and strongest team. Players may come and go, things certainly change but not my loyalty and support for the whole team.
Until then, and thanks for coming to this site. Howay the Lads!
Carling Cup 2nd Round,
Thursday 25 August 2011 – Glanford Park
Scunthorpe 1 – 2 (HT 1 – 0) Newcastle United
Ryan Taylor, 80
Sammy Ameobi, 112
Josh Lillis, Eddie Nolan, Michael Nelson, Niall Canavan, Sam Togwell, Andrew Wright, Oliver Norwood, Jimmy Ryan, Andy Barcham, Robert Grant (Garry Thompson, 77), Chris Dagnall (Mark Duffy, 88)
Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Michael Williamson (Steven Taylor, 45), Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson, Dan Gosling (Haris Vuckic, 70), Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye, Peter Løvenkrands, Leon Best, Demba Ba (Sammy Ameobi, 65)
Scunthorpe: Wright 86
Newcastle: Cabaye 47, Steven Taylor 51, Sammy Ameobi 104
Referee: Graham Salisbury