Pick that out Pickford!

Well I’m going to be perfectly honest here, I wasn’t expecting anything from this game against Everton.

First half was very predictable with Everton taking the lead in the 18th minute and later extending the lead to 0-2 in the 32nd. The first half ended 0-2 and I felt the second half was just going to be as poor. How wrong was I!

All I can say is Rafa must have gave the team a huge grilling during the break and things changed in the team’s performance second half and they actually turned up.

Rondon reduced the defecit to 1-2 early in the second half which gave Newcastle hope and they started piling the pressure on Everton. The tactics paid off and Perez equalised with a fine goal late into the second half.

That wasn’t the end of it tho, Newcastle were now up for the challenge and now believed they can go on and win the game. Perez shortly after scored the third and Everton were now deflated and desperate.

Newcastle dug in deep after this point and the game ended as a tremendous victory to Newcastle of 3-2.

What a turnaround this game was and is another 3 points in the journey to secure next season in the premiership.

Well done lads!!!!!

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PS Vita downgrade utility now available

Hacking the Vita opens up numerous added benefits as explained in an earlier post. Until now, hacking the Vita on some firmware versions such as 3.68 means that the exploit has to be injected again if the Vita was powered off.

Now there’s a way to downgrade your Vita to a version which will allow you to keep the exploit without doing this using a utility called modoru providing it’s on 3.68 or below.

Note: For Vita’s on firmware version 3.69 there is an exploit but this won’t be shared until playstation officially drop support for the Vita which will be soon so just hang in there.

Details on the downgrade tool can be foundĀ here

Downgraded to 3.60 and Enso complete after henkaku

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Newcastle miss out on 3 points against Wolves

Devastated about sums this one up. The game started as if Newcastle were going to get a battering by Wolves with some fast paced play but defensively we were strong.

The game settled shortly after and possession was fairly even over the remaining part of the first half.

Second half saw Hayden score a brilliant goal to put Newcastle in the lead and we seemed to play well and defensively.

The pain began when 4 minutes added time were declared and Wolves applied some pressure. With just over the 4 minutes played of injury time, Wolves equalise with what seemed to be a foul on the Newcastle keeper.

A point away instead of a deserved three, totally disappointed and devastated.

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Chinese New Year 2019 Newcastle

Ventured out to see the parade today and enjoyed it.

Here’s a few pictures and videos from today (Sun 10th Feb 2019).

Year of the Pig.

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SCP command and dealing with spaces.

The SCP (secure copy) command is a useful command when you’re wanting to transfer files from one server to another and is much faster than using FTP. The SCP command works in SSH and can transfer entire folders and it’s content across unlike limitations in FTP command line.

An example scp command is below:

Scp -r user@ /shares/Public/Shared\ Videos/Movies

The above is fine but if there is spaces or obscure symbols in the filename then you may hit some trouble. We can escape these errors by adding in “‘ at the start and end of filename being transferred. Example being:

scp -r user@”‘Ant-Man (2015)'” /shares/Public/Shared\ Videos/Movies

Remember to change the username and ip address along with path from and to and filenames to match your own argument.

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Newcastle exit FA cup by Watford

Not surprisingly, Newcastle leave the FA cup early in the tournament. An extremely poor game was noticed in the first 45 with nothing from either team. It wasn’t until around the 60 minute mark when Watford decided to show up and score and lastly in the 90th to end to game 0-2 at ST James park.

In reflection, nothing changes and it’s almost predictable these days with every game Newcastle go into. Without any new quality into the team, I can’t see anything changing soon or in the future. Mike Ashley runs the club as a business only and isn’t interested in anything other than surviving the premiership season at best.

Next game is Manchester city which is probably going to be huge score line defeat and will move us down the table as other teams around us pick up wins or draws.

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Curry recipe

A slightly adapted recipe I got from a very good friend of mine.


500g diced chicken
1 red onion
3-4 green chillies
1 root ginger
Fresh mint
Fresh coriander
2-3 garlic cloves
2 black cardamon
Green cardamon pods
1 stick cinnamon
1 star aniseed
1 bay leaf
1 tbs deg murgh (chilli powder)
2 tbs mdh meat curry masala
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 tin coconut milk (used to reduce spice heats and optional)


Note… For better tasting chicken, marinade in some curry masala spice with a little oil overnight

1. Chop and blend together using a hand blender the garlic, chillies, onion, ginger and mint. Blend to a paste.
2. In a preheated pot with a little oil, put in the cinamon stick, black cardamom, aniseed star and a couple of the green cardamom pods. Stir for a few minutes then remove items, leaving just a small amount of oil.
3. Add in the blended onion, garlic etc into the pot and bring to boil then simmer for 3 mins
4. Next add the degh murgh and the masala spice and stir in. Add a little water if needed. Add about 5-6 crushed green cardamom seeds into pan.
5. Add tinned toms, a little salt and simmer for a further 5 mins.
6. Add the chicken, bay leaf and bring to boil then add the coconut milk (optional)and simmer for 45-50 mins covering pot and stir occasionally during this time.
7. Serve on a bed of rice with chopped coriander over top

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Mix cloud links

A couple of people I know mix their own tunes and I appreciate their music mixes. Sharing is caring.

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Goodbye 2018

A rollercoaster year 2018 has been for me with the loss of my dad in July and just recently, making this year more positive, being blessed with our new baby daughter just after Christmas. In a way I’m glad to see the back of 2018 but bring with me my memories and the addition to our family. All the best to everyone and let’s make 2019 a cracking year!

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Burnley v Newcastle

Monday night football brought Burnley v Newcastle to the table. With a delayed kick off to 20:30 due to an incident in the tunnels, the match started in Newcastle’s favour by an early own goal by Benn mee in the fourth minute.

Newcastle played strong and defended well in the game and another goal was rewarded from Ciaran Clark in the 23rd minute with a flick on header putting it well past Jo hart.

Newcastle started to look a bit ropey and Burnley came back into the game with a 40th minute goal by Sam Vokes.

No goals in the second half although burnley in my opinion looked the better team with good chance to even up the game.

Gladly, the game ended 2-1 in Newcastles favour and are now currently sitting 13th in the league and slowly moving in the right direction in the table.


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