Derby continue to haunt Newcastle as Toon take a hefty tumble

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Rob Hulse

This could be a very costly loss for Newcastle United. However, it could very well turn out to be a beneficial lesson for Chris Hughton’s men although you might be led to believe otherwise. Rob Hulse, Kris Commons and one of their CB’s all scored and put Newcastle United to bed at Pride Park tonight. What frustrates us all is the fact we beat our promotion rivals 5-1 less than a week ago and we go to a mediocre Championship side and end up going out without a whimper. We didn’t play awful tonight if reports are to believed but Derby being Derby, they always happen come up trumps against our lads.

With West Bromich Albion winning against Scunthorpe tonight it means they go top of the Coca Cola Championship table on goal difference and although we have a game in hand on Roberto di Matteo’s men, the gap is being closed all the time.

The good news is, Coventry City managed to beat Billy Davies men which will give us some relief and as I said in my previous article, our rivals will mess up up in some games. Unfortunately, it was us moreso who threw it out the window tonight.

I knew it’d be a tough test tonight but to go down three to nothing is never a nice sight, just like seeing our 15 game unbeaten run coming to and end. Against Derby County this season, we’ve only managed 1 point from a possible 6. Derby got a point against us at the end of last year and now have got what could be a precious 3 points for Nigel Clough.

If it makes you feel any better, Derby also beat Nottingham Forest 2 weeks back. 😀

The anti-Hughton messages will begin to pour in again but our defeat tonight aside, we’ve tougher ties awaiting us. None less than our little matter that happens to be against promotion hopefuls in the shape of Swansea City.

There we have it, a 3-0 loss. Three conceded and none scored. Never a good sign, however, I’m confident we’ll pick up form again soon, or to put it this way, we better do.

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A, Stanton: ⏱ 09/02/2010

"we’ve tougher ties awaiting us"....really? god help you then! You were beaten fair and square by a better side on the night. Why is that so hard for a Newcastle fan to say? What is it with Newcastle fans? you never win anything but are still convinced your club is a "big player". Get over yourselves!

richietoon: ⏱ 09/02/2010

a.stanton.....where in the article does it say we weren't beaten by the better side?...we do have (on paper) tougher games ahead,by teams higher in the league than you(so get over yourself)..........don't believe what you read,its not the toon fans that think we're big players,thats all crap printed in the papers.we know better than anyone how long it is since we won something.We've been let down so many times and thats why none of us believe promotion is a certainty,yet the rest of the country keep saying we are!!! So you carry on believing the crap you've read in the past and we'll keep doing what we've always done,supporting our team.

richietoon: ⏱ 09/02/2010

a.stanton.....where in the article does it say we weren't beaten by the better side?...we do have (on paper) tougher games ahead,by teams higher in the league than you(so get over yourself)..........don't believe what you read,its not the toon fans that think we're big players,thats all crap printed in the papers.we know better than anyone how long it is since we won something.We've been let down so many times and thats why none of us believe promotion is a certainty,yet the rest of the country keep saying we are!!! So you carry on believing the crap you've read in the past and we'll keep doing what we've always done,supporting our team.

A, Stanton: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Er...well where does it say you WERE beaten by the better side? It says Derby are "mediocre" and that you "threw it out the window" and that you "didnt play awful". The fact is you got beat, good and proper. If we are as bad as the writer suggests, it seems odd that you have failed to beat us in two attempts this season, and we have stuck three goals past you in the process. I dont need to believe what I read papers about Toon army fans. I know quite few of them, and they all have this absurd notion about their future destiny with greatness, the promised land which awaits them, and to which they feel they are entitled, as if it was some kind of ancient Biblical decree. All this hyperbole despite the hard evidence to the contrary over the last sixty or so years.

A, Stanton: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Er...well where does it say you WERE beaten by the better side? It says Derby are "mediocre" and that you "threw it out the window" and that you "didnt play awful". The fact is you got beat, good and proper. If we are as bad as the writer suggests, it seems odd that you have failed to beat us in two attempts this season, and we have stuck three goals past you in the process. I dont need to believe what I read papers about Toon army fans. I know quite few of them, and they all have this absurd notion about their future destiny with greatness, the promised land which awaits them, and to which they feel they are entitled, as if it was some kind of ancient Biblical decree. All this hyperbole despite the hard evidence to the contrary over the last sixty or so years.

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

I believe it refers to derby being mediocre this season,can you deny that?....I like everyone else I've spoke to thinks we were beaten by the better team,tho I think the scoreline flattered you a little(imo) but thats what happens when you don't take your chances and the opposition do.We don't think we have a right to be up there but we do think we should be.I would say its more a case of blind optimism/fanaticism but thats what following your team is all about,even tho deep down you know it may never happen.It certainly hasn't for the last 41 years(not 60) but we always live in hope that next year will be our year.Good luck for the rest of the season and tell nigel to do a proper job on billy davies next time.

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

I believe it refers to derby being mediocre this season,can you deny that?....I like everyone else I've spoke to thinks we were beaten by the better team,tho I think the scoreline flattered you a little(imo) but thats what happens when you don't take your chances and the opposition do.We don't think we have a right to be up there but we do think we should be.I would say its more a case of blind optimism/fanaticism but thats what following your team is all about,even tho deep down you know it may never happen.It certainly hasn't for the last 41 years(not 60) but we always live in hope that next year will be our year.Good luck for the rest of the season and tell nigel to do a proper job on billy davies next time.

Connex: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Toon fans, Don't worry about the rubbish spouted by direby fans, its common. The wooly backs are the most deluded fans i have ever come across. unlucky last night, looking forward to meeting you later in the season.

Connex: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Toon fans, Don't worry about the rubbish spouted by direby fans, its common. The wooly backs are the most deluded fans i have ever come across. unlucky last night, looking forward to meeting you later in the season.

martyn hucknall: ⏱ 10/02/2010

fancy losing to the crappy sheep 3.0 and you call your selfs title winner's in the making hahahahahaha king keegan spring's to mind and a bunch of bottlers hahahahahahahahaha

martyn hucknall: ⏱ 10/02/2010

fancy losing to the crappy sheep 3.0 and you call your selfs title winner's in the making hahahahahaha king keegan spring's to mind and a bunch of bottlers hahahahahahahahaha

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

hucknall.......you're the only one on here calling us title winners in the making! and we're bottling it?? we've lost 1 game in 15 and that's just after tearing apart the inform team in the league 5-1...it must be hard for you getting through life being so stupid and just out of interest(but not much) who do you support,if anybody? cheers connex,forest fan?

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

hucknall.......you're the only one on here calling us title winners in the making! and we're bottling it?? we've lost 1 game in 15 and that's just after tearing apart the inform team in the league 5-1...it must be hard for you getting through life being so stupid and just out of interest(but not much) who do you support,if anybody? cheers connex,forest fan?

Connex: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Yes mate. See you at the toon :)

Connex: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Yes mate. See you at the toon :)

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

enjoy the toon but not the match mate,and hopefully see you in the EPL next season

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

enjoy the toon but not the match mate,and hopefully see you in the EPL next season

icedog: ⏱ 10/02/2010

we dont have to worry about other teams or fans,we just worry about our selfs,letting 10 points lead whitter away is what worrys me

icedog: ⏱ 10/02/2010

we dont have to worry about other teams or fans,we just worry about our selfs,letting 10 points lead whitter away is what worrys me

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

true icedog,cardiff apart we haven't looked great all season scraping alot of points.Thats all well and good but it doesn't leave a great margin for errors and almost every team we've played has had quite a few chances but unlike Derby they haven't put them away.I hope we do what we did after the scunnny defeat and go on another good run because we're gonna need to.HWTL

richietoon: ⏱ 10/02/2010

true icedog,cardiff apart we haven't looked great all season scraping alot of points.Thats all well and good but it doesn't leave a great margin for errors and almost every team we've played has had quite a few chances but unlike Derby they haven't put them away.I hope we do what we did after the scunnny defeat and go on another good run because we're gonna need to.HWTL

Killy Mag: ⏱ 10/02/2010

CH needs to start dropping Gutierrez for away games, he just doesn't turn up at all. We havn't won an away game since Coventry! We might still have a game in hand but guess what...its away to Reading. Smith needs to play in the centre if we are away from home.

Killy Mag: ⏱ 10/02/2010

CH needs to start dropping Gutierrez for away games, he just doesn't turn up at all. We havn't won an away game since Coventry! We might still have a game in hand but guess what...its away to Reading. Smith needs to play in the centre if we are away from home.

icedog: ⏱ 10/02/2010

ime as guilty as blameing tatics,butjust dont know where to point the finger,at least n/f hitting bad patch 2 defeats hope wba next with wabble,pity we could not cash in on it

icedog: ⏱ 10/02/2010

ime as guilty as blameing tatics,butjust dont know where to point the finger,at least n/f hitting bad patch 2 defeats hope wba next with wabble,pity we could not cash in on it

Doocey: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Yeah Icedog, it wasn't nice to see our 10 point gap slip but that';s the Championship for you. You can't argue that Derby aren't a mediocre team, they've awful in some parts on the season, none-less than their home game against Blackpool a few weeks back. They play well against the bigger teams. If we don't win at Swansea then it'll be tough but I've a feeling we'll pull ourselves together (again :)

Doocey: ⏱ 10/02/2010

Yeah Icedog, it wasn't nice to see our 10 point gap slip but that';s the Championship for you. You can't argue that Derby aren't a mediocre team, they've awful in some parts on the season, none-less than their home game against Blackpool a few weeks back. They play well against the bigger teams. If we don't win at Swansea then it'll be tough but I've a feeling we'll pull ourselves together (again :)