Newcastle United vs Swansea City match banter!
Posted on November 17th, 2012 | 154 Comments |
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sunday, 17th November.
Kick off: 3:00pm
Referee: Phil Dowd.
UK TV: None.
Good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for yet another home game, this time against eleventh placed side, Swansea City.
Newcastle United’s Silver Supremo, Alan
Partridge Pardew will be looking to “bounce back” after a disappointing home loss against Big Sam’s West Ham last Sunday. Here’s hoping that he does as two home defeats in a row would not be good. Here’s hoping that this game will be more entertaing too, as our last game most certainly wasn’t!
One thing which should give us hope is that Swansea have been a little erratic in the Premiership after their exhilarating start to the season with a 5-0 defeat of Queens Park Rangers, followed by a 3-0 defeat of the abovementioned West Ham. Since then they have won only one one Premiership game, a 2-1 defeat of Wigan, though they have turned in some excellent performances against the likes of Chelsea for a 1-1 draw, as well as turning in another excellent performance to knock holders Liverpool out of the League Cup. But anyway, for all the pre match stuff you may wish to know such as team news, possible tactics and much, much more, may I recommend checking out my extensive match preview.
In terms of team news, one thing which I didn’t know at the time of writing the preview was whether Papiss Cisse would be availble for selection after he was pulled out of a mid week friendly for Senegal against Niger with a back problem which is now better. After claiming that they heard nothing about this, they invoked FIFA’s “five day” rule which states that a player cannot be selected withing five days if he fails to heed an international call up without a good reason. News has since come in that Senegal’s claim has been successful, and that Cisse will defintely not be playing. So it’s over to big Shola (probably)!
So, I will wrap this post up with the usual reminders that as this game will not be shown on UK tv, I will be posting some links to see the game online, as well as posting the teamsheets when they become available. After the game I will also be posting match highlights, and possibly a video of the whole match for those who couldn’t watch it live. i didn’t post one of the last game though as it made such grim viewing for any Toon fan! Which only leaves it for me to say
Howay the Lads!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson (Gael Bigirimana 74), Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor (C), Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa , Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Shane Ferguson (Shola Ameobi 46), Sammy Ameobi (Sylvain Marveaux 80), Demba Ba.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi.
Swansea City (4-3-3): Gerhard Tremmel; Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (C), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Jonathan De Guzman, Leon Britton, Itay Shechter (Kemy Agustien 66); Pablo Hernandez, Michu (Danny Graham 82), Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge 62)
Subs: David Cornell (G), Chico Flores, Dwight Tiendalli, Luke Moore, Kemy Agustien, Danny Graham, Wayne Routledge.