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Observations on Newcastle United's Fixture Against Queens Park Rangers
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Today Newcastle United were treated to a taste of what life will be like without controversial playmaker Joey Barton.

In saying that, said taster was against Barton's new club, Queens Park Rangers, away at Loftus Road.

United were fairly lucky to escape with a well-worked 0-0 draw to move ahead of Liverpool on the table and extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.

As predicted elsewhere, the result was earned by a tight defensive display and characterized by little urgency going forwards and goal-scoring opportunities coming few and far between.

But what observations can we make for the club's first game since the transfer window closed? Read on...

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