Newcastle United vs Wigan Athletic match banter!
Posted on December 3rd, 2012 | 94 Comments |
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke.
Date: 28 November 2012.
Kick off: 8:00pm.
Referee: Mike Jones (Chester).
UK TV: Sky Sports.
Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s game at St James’ Park as the Magpies face the “Latics” of Wigan Athletic.
At this point I would usually try to point you in the direction of our regular “match preview” but I’m afraid I didn’t do one for this game. The ones on here always take quite a long time to prepare and after knocking them out for quite some time without fail, I’m afraid that time was just against me this time. Please let me take this opportunity to give my apologies to any of you regular readers who actually bother to read them!
Anyway on to this game. I won’t go into a long thing about how important this one is under the circumstaneces as I’m sure that nearly all of you know that it might precipitate a bit of a crisis for both the club and our Silver Supremo if we lose. Losing our fifth game in a row would be a record, and the last time we lost four on the bounce, it was in the season we were relegated. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen as we have a very tricky set of fixtures over the holiday period including the two Manchesters and Arsenal, although the North London giants are hardly having a great time of it at the moment either, though I’m sure that most of us would be happy with merely being 19th in our current predicament. Oops! I did start going on about it after all! I will stop now.
Moving on, I will give out the usual reminders that I shall also be posting highlights of the game when it is over, and possibly a video of the whole game if one becomes available. More immediately, I will also be posting the usual team sheets for the game when they become available too. Finally, as you can see above, this game will be broadcast live of Sky Sports, but I will also be posting some links on here for those of you who can’t get it where you are. Which only leaves it for me to say
Howay the Lads!
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba.
Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger, Shola Ameobi.
Wigan Athletic (3-4-3): Ali Al Habsi; Emmerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell (c), Maynor Figueroa; Ronnie Stam, James McCarthy, David Jones, Jean Beausejour; Arouna Kone, Franco Di Santo, Jordi Gomez.
Subs: Mike Pollitt, Roman Golobart, Adrian Lopez, James McArthur, Fraser Fyvie, Callum McManaman, Mauro Boselli.