Newcastle United vs Norwich City match banter!
Posted on September 23rd, 2012 | 100 Comments |
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sun, 23rd Sept.
Kick off: 3:00pm
Referee: Neil Swarbrick.
UK TV: None.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” for today’s game against Norwich City at St James’ Park.
Of course, this one sees the return of an old face, Alan Pardew’s predecessor Chris Hughton, with whom we gained promotion from the Championship. Unfortunalely though, I do not have any time to dwell on that as I am running very late with this piece! I will only say that I hope he gets the welcome that he deserves this afternoon, but that the lads emerge victorious nonetheless!
On his return for the match, the man himself had this to say:
“It’s one that on a personal note I am looking forward to, but it’s about our performance. It’s a difficult place to get a result.
“I had a very good three years there. The supporters were excellent towards me in a period of time that wasn’t all good. During those three years we did get relegated and come up again. They were difficult times but the supporters were very good to me.
“I enjoyed the time I spent there and there are a lot of staff and players still there from my time. It’s one that on a personal note I am looking forward to, but it’s about our performance. It’s a difficult place to get a result.
“There are still a lot of staff and players there from my time, and I shall look forward to going back, but more so if we are able to give a good account of ourselves.”
Finally, in my haste, I will just get on with reminding you that this game will not be shown on UK TV, though I will be posting links for the game too in the comments section below, as well as highlights and also a full match video after the game if there’s one available.
Which only leaves it for me to say:
Howay the lads!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Steve Harper (G), James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez (C), Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi.
Norwich CIty (4-5-1): John Ruddy; Russell Martin (c), Sebastien Bassong, Leon Barnett, Javier Garrido; Robert Snodgrass, Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson, Andrew Surman, Wes Hoolahan; Steve Morison
Subs: Mark Bunn (G), Michael Turner, Ryan Bennett, Alexander Tettey, Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson.