Newcastle cruise by Carlisle as Best & Vuckic grab first goals for club

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Vuckic - Delighted after scoring his first goal for Newcastle United

Newcastle kicked off their first preparation for the upcoming Premier League campaign by defeating Carlisle by three goals, with Leon Best, Haris Vuckic and Nile Ranger all hitting the back of the net. I’ve yet to see the goals but they were meant to be nice finishes from all three. Whilst seeing off The Cumbrians, the Toon lads sported the new Newcastle United away strip, and it’s a very nice jersey to say the least. A change from banana yellow, to simplistic white, has gone down well with the Toon faithful and is selling like hot-cakes at the club store, both at St.James’ and online.

Today was a good warm-up for the lads who have a very tough season in front of them, starting at Old Trafford on the Monday after the Premier League has kicked into action. Hopefully by then, we’ll have a couple new signings, Lionel Messi and Thomas Müller widely tipped to come to St. James’ Park next season 😀

Chris Hughton will no doubt be pleased to see Best score his first for Newcastle, and also to see Haris open his account for the reigning Coca Cola Championship champions. In the midst of all this, Steven Taylor suffered a shoulder injury, how serious - I’m not fully sure but we’ll get an update from the club very soon I guess. Jeff Henderson came on to replace him, so a nice run out for the lad too.

So, our first pre-season game down, if anyone of you made the trip to Brunton Park Stadium do leave us your comments and thoughts on the game today.

Comments welcome 🙂

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leec: ⏱ 17/07/2010

I WAS THERE TODAY, SECOND HALF WAS A GOOD GAME SLICK PASSING AND AS STATED, GOOD FINISHES, HARIS VUKIC LOOKED COMMANDING THROUGH THE MIDDLE, LOOKS A VERY GOOD PROSPECT. NILE RANGER ALSO LOOKED THE PART SHOWING HIS STRENGHT AND HOLDING UP THE BALL WELL, THE GOAL WILL ALSO DO HIM GOOD! TO SUMARISE, A NICE WORKOUT AND A DECENT START TO PRE SEASON

baxxynufc: ⏱ 17/07/2010

good game, tortured them 2nd half they didnt even have a chance once they brought of Gary Madine (cracking player btw)... leon best was a revolution

Menzeuk: ⏱ 17/07/2010

i was at the game, my mam originaly bought me tickets for the carlisle end cuz the toon end was apparently sold owt but turning up on the day found owt there was 750 terrace tickets on sale me and my dad took them up like kids with candy, carlisle had 1 shot on target from what i remember and that was saved comfortably by harpy, goals were class, and could have been more! we looked many classes above carlisle to think there was only 1 division between us last season with pretty much the same squad, nolan and smith looked average, williamson and perch shone!

Menzeuk: ⏱ 17/07/2010

btw who was our right winger in the 1st half, refused to pay £5 for match programme and no1 seemed to know

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 18/07/2010

Wayne Routldge shown why he deserves a chance in the prem....clearly Ranger Best and Vuckic wont get the space and time they had to finish off their goals next season but all three took their goals well. <br><br>We were a different team with Routledge on. Inman is only young and not a wideman, so the introduction of Wayne was great and added some much needed pace to the team which was lacking with Nolan Smith and Inman in midfield.

Eee: ⏱ 18/07/2010

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMageCuHQE" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMageCuHQE</a><br><br>here&#39;s the link for match highlight incase you haven&#39;t seen it yet.

Amac: ⏱ 18/07/2010

Brad Inman but as RB said earlier he&#39;s not a wide man. http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20080911/bradden...