Match Stats: Newcastle 1-0 QPR

Newcastle 1 – 0 QPR

Sunday 15th January, 2012






448/557 PASSES 262/351


60.9% POSSESSION 39.1%

52.7% TERRITORY 47.3%


2/21 CROSSES 3/16

8/16 TAKE-ONS 7/10

0/3 CORNERS 0/2


9/15 TACKLES 15/23



4/9 CLEARANCES 26/42


15/32 AERIAL DUELS 17/32

15 thoughts on “Match Stats: Newcastle 1-0 QPR

  1. OK – pretty weird numbers! Just the one on-target attempt? Blimes. Can’t actually think of any others but it seems odd – especially given the posession stat.

    The other surprise is the passing accuracy, which is higher than our usual, and I must admit I expected it to be a lot lower. Perhaps that was just a perception based on the 1st 15 minutes, when we were incapable of completing a pass.

    As people have said: a draw would have been fair, but at the same time they were dorty bastids, so happy to take 3 points.


  2. Our crossing and corner taking need improving! Strange game, dominated possession but failed to get through on goal. Obviously Shola’s fault.


  3. The raylor shot and the jonas lob that was headed off the line when Kenny was waddling back should be classed as efforts on target, Both were far more likely to end up in the net that some of QPR efforts which were pot shots from outside the box that stevie wonder could have dropped on… 🙄


  4. In the hope that soon toon scout might read this blog can we please scout the following:

    Rafael Toloi – Brazilian CB
    Johan MArtial – French CB
    Carlos Fierro – Mexican striker

    All young with big potential. Get to it Carr!


  5. Shamrock – glad you got in there before the Sholabashers arrived. Nice stats on the previous thread, btw.

    I did think the crosses yesterday were not up to scratch, but credit due to the QPR defence who weren’t giving an inch and kept our two from owning the bit of turf needed to meet them.

    By the way – I’ve not seen highlights yet, but from where I was sat there was a stone-wall penalty for handball in the 2nd half. Did I see it wrong?


  6. The problem we have with crosses & corners is, out midfielder are all short arses & unable to jump very high 😆

    It didn’t help that Strola looked like he was wearing lead boots all game too 🙄

    I think the boys need to do more work on set plays at the training ground, now that they’ve got the basic defending down to a tee 😎


  7. CC @3 – yep, that’s true. Wonderful moment with the goalie getting out of position; shame their CB knew exactly where to stand. Lovely lob from Jonas.


  8. The Cissokho link won’t go away will it!

    Funny though how fans say when our own players are getting linked with moves away ‘no smokes without fire’ yet dismiss it when good players get linked with us…


  9. Toon69 – agreed, but we only had 3 corners all match, so I think the problem for both sides was getting past defence, not the ability to capitalise on crosses and corners once they arrived.

    Shola was indeed classic Shola. Looked slow, yet somehow seemed to cause lots of problems for defenders. Not a single decent shot, but was instrumental in much of our best attacking play. Like HBA, seemed to keep hold of the ball for one too many touches and lose posession.

    That Sky report is interesting. I like this bit “Newcastle are looking to add to a squad that is pushing hard for a top-four finish in the Premier League.”

    At least that’s one bit of press where our position is acknowledged. Everyone talking about the Arse and their “challenge for the title” but you’ll barely even hear about us and talk of a top six finish despite us being level with them. Happy with that, though – it’s fun being the dark horse.


  10. We had the 3rd highest number of passes in a game over the weekend. Pretty impressive considering we were playing without Cabaye for large periods of the game 😯


  11. The passing stat is interesting. Too many times in the past when we have been one up with time running down we have become nervous and given the ball away far too easily. Yesterday we looked, for one of the first times ever, very comfortable in possession, passing the ball around just keeping the ball in that final period – just like the good teams do 🙂 . QPR couldn’t really get near us. This obviously wasn’t good viewing for lots of supporters but for me this composure suggests that the team is growing in confidence and in each other. I could sense the usual unease among a lot of the fans but closing shop and the “my ball and you’re not playing” attitude is what the best teams have done for a long time. If we had been able to do this when Keegan Mk 1 was here we would have been champions. HWTL.


  12. I thought Shola did well. He didn’t score, but neither was he given any chance to. I noticed on the telly that he did a fine job collecting those long balls. I thought he would most likely end up supplier rather than scorer. When Perch came in for Best, I feared the worse!



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