Club Brugge vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on November 8th, 2012 | 89 Comments |

Europa League - Club Brugge v Newcastle United.
A win should see us through to the next stage.
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges.
Date: Thursday, 8th November.
Kick off: 6:00pm
Referee: L. Banti‎.
UK TV: ESPN.

Hello and welcome to our “march banter” feature for this evening’s game, the second leg of our Group D contest against Club Brugge.

This evening Newcastle United meet a Club Brugge side who are in turmoil, having sacked the manager who faced us in our previous game two weeks ago after he lost his fifth game on a row, taking the side from top of the Belgian League down to eighth, which is right in the middle of the table as there are only 16 teams.

The Magpies are already looking fairly strong at the top of our table with seven points from our first three games, and a victory this evening should see us through to the next round at least as one of the top two in our group. On the other hand however, Alan Pardew will not have had a chance to see any Club Brugge games under their new caretaker coach, Philippe Clement, as they haven’t played any yet! So, they could be a “surprise package”. However, for a more in depth background to the game this evening, you could always check out my previous match preview which will keep you abreast of all the team news, along with lots of other stuff too.

One thing which is still to be revealed though are the starting line ups, which I will be posting below when they become available. As usual with our Europa League fixtures, the game will be brodcast on ESPN in the UK, though I shall also be posting some online links for game when they become available, as well as match highlights and hopefully, a video of the whole match when it is over. Which only leaves it for me to say

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Vurnon Anita, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (C), James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi.

Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Shane Ferguson, Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye, Romain Amalfitano, Papiss Cisse.

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89 Responses

  1. how does Marfaux get a game ahead of Amalfitano or Fergy???just don’t get it!!
    Bigi has been most impressive so far, but next to Tiote? think they might cancel each other out?
    hmmm!!! going for the shut down again hey par-due?

  2. The pair of Tiote and Bigi, will certainly put some defensive hurting on Brugge.
    Not so sure about Tavernier, who looked good playing against other youngsters, but a bit out of his depth against quality.
    That plus,looks like Sammy and Shola are to be our strike force, with hopefully Shola playing behind Sammy? with Obertan and Marveau on the flanks.
    An interesting lineup.
    We also have enough quality on the bench if needed.
    Lete see !

  3. subz00 says:

    how does Marfaux get a game ahead of Amalfitano or Fergy???just don’t get it!!

    I thought that fergy would get a go subz – maybe later?

  4. WTF, Brugge have been using the same long ball over the top to speedy forwards and had so succeed sooner or later, can our defence not read that and have someone covering?

  5. sammyd says:

    well that was a half of two halves!

    Certainly was sammy. I’m much more pleased now than I was half way through that half though

  6. Certainly not a good game, poor football.
    Hell even Worky couldda put the pass from Obertan to Marveaux away.
    And can anyone tell me why we have Anita playing RB, the guy’s a midfielder and wasted in the FB role.
    Obvious Marveaux is showing he lacks game practice and bringig him into the side once a month is not helping him.
    Colo is not having a great game, but then look who he’s
    got to cover for, he can’t do it all.
    The two Ameobi’s are playing ok to-gether.
    What’s the problem with Tiote, does he never learn FFS.
    Up to now Tavernier has’nt embarrassed himself, nor has Bigi.
    We should be beating this side easily, lets see what happens, as usually the second half of games has not proved to be particularly happy ones for us.

  7. chuck says:
    November 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    “Hell even Worky couldda put the pass from Obertan to Marveaux away.”

    I went to a posh school Chuck. I was taught to kick the ball over the crossbar, not under it. :-(

  8. sammy d says:
    November 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    “best thing about tonight is you can hear the lads singing their hearts out”

    Aye Sammy. There’s nothing like coming back from being two goals down for that sort of thing though.

  9. sammy d says:
    November 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    “chris waddle reckons cabaye’s effort was a misplaced cross! Kno8”

    Waddle’s right that they’ve come back into it a bit though sammy.

    He wasn’t a “Kno8” when he was upfront with Keegan and Pedro though. Happy days.

  10. no your right worky those were my teenage years on the gallowgate end no seats amazing atmosphere,to be fair to the lads tonight it is like a training game there is no urgencey and brugge are a poor team it is hard to get motivated

  11. sammy d says:
    November 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    “no your right worky those were my teenage years on the gallowgate end no seats amazing atmosphere”

    Lousy shorts and haircuts back in those day though sammy! :-)

  12. sammy d says:

    to be fair to the lads tonight it is like a training game there is no urgencey

    I agree Sammy. Fair enough inthe nd I suppose

  13. I was hoping this game would give me some consolation after we failed to replace a failure with a successful man as president…. I guess I’m somewhat consoled.

  14. Phisix says:
    November 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    “Lame”

    I agree with Sammy and toontony, Phisix. It was like a bit of a training game, but the young players are getting some experience.

    As they’re saying in the studio, we were a bit better altogether, but not much and certainly not at the beginning.

  15. newyorkfan keep the faith,glad to see your supporting and just remember football is not “just a game” it is far more important thn any bloody election!

  16. newyorkfan says:
    November 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    “I was hoping this game would give me some consolation after we failed to replace a failure with a successful man as president…. I guess I’m somewhat consoled.”

    Romney’s magic underwear didn’t work. ;-)

    Everyone’s a failure ATM newyorkfan. The world is still knacked financially and the US isn’t any different. It could be worse.

  17. Awfull game, no not awesome, awfull!
    Is this the dish NUFC will deleliver for the rest of the season, if so, we are going to be bored out of our skulls.
    Having watched yesterdays Celtic vs Barca game, the comparison as to the entertainment level, was enormous.
    We are bogged down in mediocrity.
    Why would anyone play a left footed winger and a right footed winger on the opposite flanks ?
    I’m sure Colo. was happy to see Taylor come on.
    Finally we get a look at Amalfitano, though he could have been brought on earlier, as we did’nt get to see much of him.
    Certainly would,nt have made much difference to this most boring of games.
    Aaaarrrrgggghhhh !

  18. newyorkfan says:

    I was hoping this game would give me some consolation after we failed to replace a failure with a successful man as president

    You can have our prime minister if you want newyorkfan, he’s a conservative. Please take him! :-)

  19. chuck I thought the game got better as it went on,but I was having a can of stella every 15 minutes lol

  20. I think we would take even your PM to replace what we have here…. anyway whoever elevates what we call “soccer” to be our national sport I would take in a blink

  21. sammy d says:
    November 8, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    “chuck I thought the game got better as it went on,but I was having a can of stella every 15 minutes lol”

    Chuck drinks Amstel and it always seems to get worse for that grumpy old sod. Maybe he should change? :-)

  22. toontony do you think if we cut a trench around the houses of parliment we could float the fkn lot of them to america?

  23. newyorkfan says:
    November 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    “anyway whoever elevates what we call “soccer” to be our national sport I would take in a blink”

    It’s grown alot over there in the last few years, hasn’t it nyf? It probably will some more too with the Premiership games on NBC whenever that starts.

  24. I suppose i shouldn’t be to bothered about not being able to spell parliament as most of them in there cant either

  25. Worky I hope we can tap the US fan base, huge financial gains for the big clubs if it is handled well

  26. sammy d says:
    November 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    “toontony do you think if we cut a trench around the houses of parliment we could float the fkn lot of them to america?”

    Sammy, I’m in London and I used to know someone who made Cameron’s sandwiches near Tory party HQ. She didn’t like him at all.

    I also know someone who works on the trains down here, and he was told by a certain Tory cabinet minister that he had to remove one the plebs from their seat so that he could sit down. When my friend told him that he couldn’t do that, he went mental, really said “do you know who I am?” and wanted him sacked on the spot. He was just the same as that Mitchell the Chief Whip with the bizzy, but I can’t name who it was.

  27. NEW YORK FAN
    All i can say is you are easly consoled, on the other hand why would you want an empty suit like Romney?
    Not to say i’m any fan of Obama.
    Would rather have had either Rocky Anderson, a mormon who made sense, or Jill Stein, who also made sense.
    But Jill Stein was arrested for attempting to join the debate as a legitimate presidential candidate.
    What does that tell you about the system.
    For those of you who are unaware Both Anderson and Kline were presidential candidates who were more or less ignored by the major tv networks.
    Jill Stein, representing the green party and Anderson a former Mayor of Salt Lake City and former Deocrat who became disillusioned with the party and organized a third party named The Justice Party.
    Of course niether had the backing of major US corporations and were snubbed and relegated to the lunatic fringe.
    Though when comparing Platforms with the two major candidates (tweedle dum or Tweedle de) it was the major party candidates who sounded the crazier.
    Then no one said US political elections were about sanity, more about getting your snout deep in the trough.

  28. chuck says:
    November 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    “why would you want an empty suit like Romney?”

    He isn’t just an “empty suit” Chuck, he’s got magic underwear under that. As i mentioned above though, it didn’t seem to work for him the other day. :-)

  29. Alot of the “top” teams in this group stage (Spurs, Bilbao, Twente, Panathinaikos etc) are in the bottom two of their groups and could go out Even tournament favourites, Internazionale, are only second in their group.

  30. chuck says:
    November 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    “Worky
    I take it you are suggesting we have a chance at doing well in the knockout stage ?”

    I’m trying to be optimistic and positive for a change (I know) and put things in perspective Chuck. There’ll be more big clubs dropping in soon (like Man City for a start), so it wouldn’t be too bad to get some of the big ones who are already in it out (if you know what I mean).

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