Date: Saturday, 29th Sept.
Kick off: 3:00pm
Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, W.Mids).
UK TV: None.
Hello and welcome to our latest match banter feature for this afternoon’s game against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
This game should see Alan Pardew taking a trip down memory lane at the first club he managed, firstly as a caretaker, then eventually taking over full time in 1999 after the sacking of Tommy Burns. the Silver Supremo will also be.pitting his wits against the man he first took on as Reading’s chief scout this afternoon, Brian McDermott. However I have already written about that, and much more in my match preview.
Anyway, to get all of the usual stuff out of the way, as usual, I will be putting up the team sheets for the game. Though it isn’t being televised on UK TV, fear not if you aren’t in Reading cheering on the lads, as I will post a list of links to watch, once again when they become available about an hour before the game. Finally, when it is over, I will also get some highlights up, and possibly a video of the whole match too for those who missed it.
Howay the Lads!
Reading (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy; Shaun Cummings, Adrian Mariappa, Kaspars Gorkss, Nicky Shorey; Jimmy Kebe, Mikele Leigertwood, Jem Karacan, Jobi McAnuff (C), Noel Hunt, Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Subs: Stuart Taylor, Alex Pearce, Danny Guthrie, Garath McCleary, Hal Robson-Kanu, Adam Le Fondre, Jason Roberts.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Steve Harper G), James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez (C), Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.