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      Magpies embarrassed in Melbourne

      Young Newcastle side hammered by A League All Stars

      2024/05/24 11:15

      Newcastle United's controversial post-season tour in Australia took a slightly unexpected turn as they were beaten 8-0 by the A-League All Stars in Melbourne.

      Magpies boss Eddie Howe made a raft of changes to the team that beat Spurs on penalties on Wednesday and his inexperienced charges were no match for the top players from Australia and New Zealand's premier league.

      The All Stars were in front early on through Ben Old and further goals from Nicolas Milanovic and Adam Taggart made it 3-0 before half-time.

      A brace from Apostolos Stamatelopoulos put the All Stars out of sight before Jake Hollman, Jordan Courtney-Perkins and Bozhidar Kraev topped off an embarrassing loss. 

      Speaking after the game, Howe spoke of a "tough" experience and explained his reasons for such wholesale changes to his starting line-up. 

      "That was a tough one for our young lads. You can see probably the gap between experience and youth," said Howe.

      "I don't think we could have [played any of the first-team players], especially when you combine the travelling time that we've had and the quick time between games, it was too big of a risk of injuries and we couldn't afford that.

      "I think just too many mistakes, forced by the All Stars playing well. A lot of our players need to reflect on that and see what they need to do to come back stronger."


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      2024-05-24 12h43m by eedwards
      Unfortunately, we weren't able to cope with that tonight.

      Wow, what a disappointing result for my team. Really not the way we wanted to end our post-season tour in Australia. Huge credit to the A-League All Stars for their dominant performance. Tough experience for our young lads but we'll bounce back stronger.
      2024-05-24 12h31m by dnelsons

      Wow, what a disappointing result for the Magpies. Tough to see such a big loss, especially after the penalty win against Spurs. Howe's decision to make so many changes clearly backfired.
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