Date: Thursday 23rd August 2012
Kick-off: 6.00 pm
UK TV: Premier Sports (Sky channel 428 or Subcription)
Hello and welcome to our regular “match banter” feature on this special evening, which sees Newcastle United embarking on their first European campaign for over five years, when Glenn Roeder slipped us in through the back door of the Intertoto Cup into what was the the UEFA Cup.
We made it to the last sixteen back then, eventually coming a cropper against Dutch side, AZ Alkmaar. Despite being 4-2 up after the first home leg, Alkmaar pulled back the two goal deficit, winning the leg at their place 2-0 and going through on away goals. Lets hope we can take it further this time!
Getting back to this evening though, for all the background stuff you’ll ever need in the run up to this game, check out AndyMac’s excellent and extensive Atromitos v Newcastle United match preview. For even more background, you can also catch Atromitos in action in last season’s Greek Cup final in my previous post.
As you can see above, this game will be televised in the UK by Premier Sports, which is available either on Sky channel 428 or by subsciption on other platforms, including online. As usual though, I shall endeavour to find some other online links for those overseas, as well as putting up the team sheets for the game when they become available. Finally, I will also try to get some highlights up on here when the game is over.
Howay the Lads!
Atromitos (4-1-4-1): Charles Itandje (G), Ioannis Skondras (C), Sokratis Fytanidis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Giannoulis; Matias Iglesias; Nikola Beljic, Elini Dimoutsos, Eduardo Luiz Brito, Denis Epstein; Njazi Kuqi.
Subs: Velimir Radman, Eustathios Taylaridis, Sebastian Pitu Garcia, Evaggelos Nastos, Athanasios Karagounis, Marinaldo Chumbinho 60, Anastasios Karamanos, Anastasios Karamanos.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Steve Harper (G), James Tavernier, Mike Williamson (C), James Perch, Ryan Taylor; Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita; Gabriel Obertan, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux; Papiss Cisse
Subs: Tim Krul, Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Romain Amalfitano, Adam Campbell.