Ameobi limps off as Dorran’s penalties knock Toon out of FA Cup

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Dorrans - Lethal from the penalty spot today as Brom progress to the next round

I think it’s fair to say that it wasn’t our best performance all season today at the Hawthorns, and when Jonas Olsson was again the first scorer you knew it wasn’t going to be our day. I can’t say I saw the match but updates on nufc.co.uk got me through the feisty affair. Pre-match I wasn’t too concerned if were going to be knocked out or not but of course I wouldn’t have minded a victory away to one our promotion rivals. It didn’t come, with a mix of penalties, dodgy refereeing decisions and some really good individual play, it was Roberto di Matteo’s side who marched on.

The more important side of things came in our last encounter against West Brom & indeed in the closing stages of today’s game. Steve Taylor & Shola Ameobi both suffering what could be bad injures.

It’s understood that Steven Taylor has torn ligaments in his knees, whether substantial or not I don’t know but when ligaments come into the equation, it’s never a good thing.

As well as this, if you’ve been watching Newcastle United’s Coca Cola Championship campaign so far, you’ll notice that Steven Taylor has played a huge part in us being where we are, top of the table.

The other news is of Shola Ameobi. According to reports he was bundled over by two West Brom players before falling badly onto his shoulder, and no penalty was given. The resulting clearance saw Brom rush upfield and win a penalty of their own, one which killed off the game.

Ameobi went off before the final whistle clutching his shoulder and we hop he hasn’t injured himself badly. As well as Taylor, Ameobi has been on form in the Championship, contributing a big chunk of our goals so far.

We had hoped the injury prone Newcastle United was long gone but this is what the FA Cup can do, cause unnecessary injures, ones which could make or break one’s season.

The full extent of both injuries are yet to be released.

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thetoonarmy: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Well i think today just about showed where are team is really at the moment we need new strong prem quality players to come in, there is no way we will get automatic promotion if s.taylor, bambi and simpson are out for a few weeks it's our defence that has kept us where we are not our prolific scoring ability, we need 2 or 3 good defenders and at least 1 quality striker with pace.

thetoonarmy: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Well i think today just about showed where are team is really at the moment we need new strong prem quality players to come in, there is no way we will get automatic promotion if s.taylor, bambi and simpson are out for a few weeks it's our defence that has kept us where we are not our prolific scoring ability, we need 2 or 3 good defenders and at least 1 quality striker with pace.

icedog: ⏱ 23/01/2010

never thought we were 100% to go up before season started,think the lads anger from last season has got them this far not ch he has sort of kept them boiling ime afraid wb and nf play more football than we do,which i hate to admit apart from ipwich game i have never seen a real attacking game from toon need a A/M,with guile,but know ash will not flash cash,whittingham or snodgrass would do dream on

icedog: ⏱ 23/01/2010

never thought we were 100% to go up before season started,think the lads anger from last season has got them this far not ch he has sort of kept them boiling ime afraid wb and nf play more football than we do,which i hate to admit apart from ipwich game i have never seen a real attacking game from toon need a A/M,with guile,but know ash will not flash cash,whittingham or snodgrass would do dream on

chuck: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Hmm, injuries to two key players and a beating from our closest rivals, with forest steadily marching up the table, does not bode well for our guaranteed promotion hopes. Oh yes but it was a weakened cup side and our league position was`nt effected. True but it raises the question, are we that confident we can achieve promotion with the present squad ? Have to say without S.Taylor and Shola, makes it tougher and had we not been so cheap we could be looking at a decent backup CD, who now appears to be heading for Wearside, plus a striker. The reality is we should have never been relegated to begin with, we had enough talent to have survived, but the chaos and uncertainty,led to a lack of cohesion amongst an already disgruntled and divided side, with half the side wanting out. It became obvious that top management were out of their depth on what to do to stop the rot and not only sold some of our top players but in desperation hired an ex star with no expierience in management, the rest is history. At present we are in what some would regard as a team almost guaranteed promotion, sure, but a few key injuries could quickly put the kibosh on our promotional aspirations. Another gamble by our fearless leader who refuses to put his hand in his pocket to strengthen the side and ensure we go up. His loss, it will be harder to go through another season in the second tier, with no parachute payment, possibly lower crowds and a team where those PL quality players will be long gone. We still have time to bring in some quality to the side, dont make the same gamble as last year Mike !

chuck: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Hmm, injuries to two key players and a beating from our closest rivals, with forest steadily marching up the table, does not bode well for our guaranteed promotion hopes. Oh yes but it was a weakened cup side and our league position was`nt effected. True but it raises the question, are we that confident we can achieve promotion with the present squad ? Have to say without S.Taylor and Shola, makes it tougher and had we not been so cheap we could be looking at a decent backup CD, who now appears to be heading for Wearside, plus a striker. The reality is we should have never been relegated to begin with, we had enough talent to have survived, but the chaos and uncertainty,led to a lack of cohesion amongst an already disgruntled and divided side, with half the side wanting out. It became obvious that top management were out of their depth on what to do to stop the rot and not only sold some of our top players but in desperation hired an ex star with no expierience in management, the rest is history. At present we are in what some would regard as a team almost guaranteed promotion, sure, but a few key injuries could quickly put the kibosh on our promotional aspirations. Another gamble by our fearless leader who refuses to put his hand in his pocket to strengthen the side and ensure we go up. His loss, it will be harder to go through another season in the second tier, with no parachute payment, possibly lower crowds and a team where those PL quality players will be long gone. We still have time to bring in some quality to the side, dont make the same gamble as last year Mike !

icedog: ⏱ 23/01/2010

by the way lads did you know ESPN ARE SHOWING FREE football this week-end on freeview just watched couple of games

icedog: ⏱ 23/01/2010

by the way lads did you know ESPN ARE SHOWING FREE football this week-end on freeview just watched couple of games

chuck: ⏱ 23/01/2010

What`s up with the Workey gang and Ed ? You only blog when your winning ? Good man Doocey, not afraid to call it.

chuck: ⏱ 23/01/2010

What`s up with the Workey gang and Ed ? You only blog when your winning ? Good man Doocey, not afraid to call it.

stuart69: ⏱ 23/01/2010

i can't get him out of my mind - i love him when he's angry.

stuart69: ⏱ 23/01/2010

i can't get him out of my mind - i love him when he's angry.

icedog: ⏱ 23/01/2010

one of the free games sun milan derby

icedog: ⏱ 23/01/2010

one of the free games sun milan derby

forbsey: ⏱ 23/01/2010

why why why why why does people go on about how important that useless pratt ameobi is he is not!!!!!! he is stopping ranger and carol developing and they are much better prospects

forbsey: ⏱ 23/01/2010

why why why why why does people go on about how important that useless pratt ameobi is he is not!!!!!! he is stopping ranger and carol developing and they are much better prospects

Doocey: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Icedog, is ESPN only free if you have Sky already?

Doocey: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Icedog, is ESPN only free if you have Sky already?

JIMILEY: ⏱ 23/01/2010

We are Wimbledon and Stoke in disguise. Have you ever seen a more boring NUFC team? And its top of the league!!!!

JIMILEY: ⏱ 23/01/2010

We are Wimbledon and Stoke in disguise. Have you ever seen a more boring NUFC team? And its top of the league!!!!

BillB: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Forbsey I agree with you 100% !!!!!could be he is not available after Sat game we live in hope a total useless PRATT has been and will aways be

BillB: ⏱ 24/01/2010

Forbsey I agree with you 100% !!!!!could be he is not available after Sat game we live in hope a total useless PRATT has been and will aways be

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

no DOOCEY its on freeview,watched it sat istgame was dorm 2nd roma v juv both live.today milan derby,boca junoors v river plate,ajax v az at 11.30 this morning (sun)freeview 34 i belive

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

no DOOCEY its on freeview,watched it sat istgame was dorm 2nd roma v juv both live.today milan derby,boca junoors v river plate,ajax v az at 11.30 this morning (sun)freeview 34 i belive

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

sorry ime late with imfo DOOCEY,fell asleep last night

icedog: ⏱ 24/01/2010

sorry ime late with imfo DOOCEY,fell asleep last night

Doocey: ⏱ 24/01/2010

You're alright Icedog :D

Doocey: ⏱ 24/01/2010

You're alright Icedog :D

girly mag: ⏱ 25/01/2010

Mmmmm, support?

girly mag: ⏱ 25/01/2010

Mmmmm, support?