Newcastle United vs Metalist Kharkiv match banter!

Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv.

“♫ Metal is tough, metal will sheen ♫”

Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Thurs 14th February, 2013.
Kick off: 8.05pm.
Referee: Harald Hagen (Norway).

Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League game against Ukraine’s Metalist Karkiv.

As you may know already Metalist are a pretty strong team who are genarally regarded as the being the “best of the rest” behind the two Ukrainian giants, Dynamo Kyiv and Shaktar Donetsk. Hence, they won’t be any pushover. One piece of good news for the Toon however is that Metalist have recently sold their own Brazilian Benny, Taison (an excellent driblling winger / forward), to their rivals at Donetsk. Chelsea made a move for him priginally, however the club was then taken over by someone who disliked Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich so much, he preferred to sell him to one of his biggest rivals instead!

But moving on to our lot, Alan Pardew has given some strong indications that he will be fielding a strong side for this evening’s encounter now he has aquired his latest batch of French fancies to boost the squad. It won’t be long now so we’ll soon see! As usual, I will be posting the team sheets for the game when they are made available.

So that only leaves it for me to issue my usual reminder that though the game will be broadcast live on ESPN, I will also be posting some online links for the game, as well as posting highlights and hopefully a video of the whole game for those of you who can’t catch it live, or who may wish to watch it again.

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Mapou Yanga Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Danny Simpson, Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi.

Metalist (4-2-3-1): Olexandr Goryainov (G), Cristian Villagra, Papa Gueye, Marco Torsiglieri, Fininho, Edmar, Juan Manuel Torres, Marlos, Cleiton Xavier, Jose Ernesto Sosa (C), Jonathan Cristaldo.

Subs: Vladimir Disljenkovic (G), Andriy Berezovchuk, Oleg Shelayev, Sebastian Blanco, Jaja, Oleg Krasnopyorov, Willian.


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131 Responses to “Newcastle United vs Metalist Kharkiv match banter!”

  1. 1
    avatar Mike Hayes says:


  2. 2
    avatar Mike Hayes says:

    Can’t get it on espn n Ireland? What a load of sh*t! Being looking forward to if all week

  3. 3
    avatar sammy d says: to juggle footie with valentines meal tonight somethings going to get burned,hope its not the toon.

  4. 4
  5. 5
    avatar workyticket says:

    It looks like there could be an ESPN online stream on the wiziwig link above.

  6. 6
    avatar Grumpy Old-Toon says:

    Decent looking team for us and a decent looking bench as well.

    I see Willian is on the bench for them, thought he would be a starter. Not familiar with a lot of their team but I would think they are good players.

    Hope we are not passed of the park again and not too much long balls.

  7. 7
    avatar Julio Laker says:

    Any decent links? I’m fed up with the quality on

  8. 8
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    <<<<<<< would like at least a 2 goal lead for the 2nd leg nar these ganna be tough though 3 goals in 6 champions league matchs tells ya that

  9. 9
    avatar workyticket says:

    Julio Laker says:
    February 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    “Any decent links?”

    I’ve posted some links above at comment 4 Julio. I’m just hunting down another one to add to it as well. There should be a decent one in there somewhere. try the list of streams on “wiziwig” first.

  10. 10
    avatar workyticket says:

    sammy d says:
    February 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    “ to juggle footie with valentines meal tonight”

    Have you ‘phoned Domino’s yet then sammy? :-)

  11. 11
    avatar sammy d says:

    not yet worky I am just teaching my six year old lad how to work the oven!

  12. 12
    avatar Julio Laker says:

    @workyticket cheers, started typing before you posted:)

  13. 13
    avatar Chuck says:

    Game is being shown on FSP Channel 460# Time Warner Cable, @ 1500 eastern.
    Alez Nuefchateau !

  14. 14
    avatar workyticket says:

    Pardew’s just referred to Metalist as “Mentalist”

  15. 15
    avatar Grumpy Old-Toon says:

    We might see if all of those people who voted for Mbiwa have got it right. I see Goufran has garnered a lot of votes since Worky (and I) pushed his name forward.

  16. 16
    avatar sammy d says:

    I like the team, I am a bit suprised that gabby has got the nod over marvs but I still think that given time gabby can still be a big big player, if he can learn the final ball thing then he has already got the rest.

  17. 17
    avatar workyticket says:

    Grumpy Old-Toon says:
    February 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    “We might see if all of those people who voted for Mbiwa have got it right.”

    He’s a good player Grumpy. I think that being in the centre is his most usual position, though he is versatile and can play on the right too.

  18. 18
    avatar sammy d says:

    hope to see cisse bustin the net, goals have got to come for him soon

  19. 19
    avatar workyticket says:

    Cristaldo and Xavier are their top scorers.

  20. 20
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF Tha Fooooooka :lol:

  21. 21
    avatar workyticket says:

    Corners? One of our strengths?

  22. 22
    avatar Phisix says:

    We could not score from a corner if it was an open goal and they had no players in the box.

  23. 23
    avatar jack72 says:

    just finished my bait in time there..HWTL..
    agree wiv the Marv ower Heedless chicken Obertan..but thats pards for ya!! TTBWA

  24. 24
    avatar workyticket says:

    These metal workers are no mugs.

  25. 25
    avatar Phisix says:

    Cisse still has not learnt the offside rule.

    Indeed Worky, they could really beat us if we switch off.

  26. 26
    avatar workyticket says:

    They’re like a fairly tough Premiership team.

  27. 27
    avatar jack72 says:

    bastard!!! just offside fannys hair

  28. 28
    avatar sammy d says:

    the referee’s a wnkr cisse offside never.

  29. 29
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Metal Micky on the Subs bench!!

  30. 30
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Boogie Boogie

  31. 31
    avatar jack72 says:

    best stream av had this espn/yycast

  32. 32
    avatar Phisix says:

    So close Oba!

  33. 33
    avatar jack72 says:

    shud ov fed Sissoko there.

  34. 34
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Close to the corner flag

  35. 35
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Obertan is GASH

  36. 36
    avatar Phisix says:

    Wow, our side has a bit of pace now. shame we dont have Goofy in Europe.

  37. 37
    avatar jack72 says:

    fatman wud never pay for wor flights..

  38. 38
    avatar Phisix says:


  39. 39
    avatar Phisix says:


  40. 40
    avatar jack72 says:

    fkin robbed there!!!

  41. 41
    avatar workyticket says:

    That offside decision was ridiculous.

  42. 42
    avatar sampdiago says:

    Cisse had a stay of execution,but im sharpening my axe again..

  43. 43
    avatar Phisix says:

    Linesman being crap today

  44. 44
    avatar workyticket says:

    No teams like away legs in the Ukraine in winter, it’s a bit of a fortress. We really need to win this one and take an advantage over there.

  45. 45
    avatar Phisix says:


  46. 46
    avatar DarthBroon says:

    Where the F do they get these ‘referees assistants’ from?

    That bloke’s gonna be a tw*t. We’ll have to walk the ball into the back of the net, or get nothing.

  47. 47
    avatar Phisix says:

    Tiote c’mon man

  48. 48
    avatar workyticket says:

    sampdiago says:
    February 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    “Cisse had a stay of execution,but im sharpening my axe again..”

    It was a perfectly good goal sampdiago. You should be sharpening your axe for that friggin’ linesman!

  49. 49
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    TIOTE sees yellow???
    Beginning to think he’s a fookin’ chink.

  50. 50
    avatar Phisix says:

    Not going to be our night guys

  51. 51
    avatar sirjasontoon says:


  52. 52
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    I heard Leicester are sniffing around Cisse…..

  53. 53
    avatar Phisix says:

    When is the last time Cisse score from a one on one?

    Cabaye and Tiote need to learn how to tackle.

  54. 54
    avatar Phisix says:

    Damn that defender reading Gutis passback

  55. 55
    avatar Phisix says:

    Oh come what do we have to do to get a chance

  56. 56
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Falling asleep

  57. 57
    avatar Phisix says:

    Arghhh seriously!!!!

  58. 58
    avatar sirjasontoon says:


  59. 59
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Need to sign Marlos….

  60. 60
    avatar Phisix says:

    Sissoko a more accomplished striker than Cisse, and hes not one.

  61. 61
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Accrington Calling

  62. 62
    avatar sammy d says:


  63. 63
    avatar workyticket says:

    Mike Ashley must have been banned from putting his flashy Sports Direct signs up. It looks much better.

  64. 64
    avatar sampdiago says:

    If cisse didnt have the number 9..he should give it to krul..

  65. 65
    avatar Jimbob says:

    Ray’s odds… Cisse to score next 6/1.

    Cisse to not be offside at any stage 2nd half… 80/1

  66. 66
    avatar Jimbob says:

    To be fair he was onside for the goal. That said, we’re really shite going forward.

  67. 67
    avatar Jimbob says:


  68. 68
    avatar workyticket says:

    Jimbob says:
    February 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm


    I thought I’d missed something for a second there Jimbob. Then I realised it’s half time and you can’t score at half time.

  69. 69
    avatar jack72 says:

    canny half..need a goal & more important a clean sheet,cant b giving these cnuts an away goal..

  70. 70
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Would feel mugged so far paying £15 to watch this shit.
    Pardew will have them storming out the blocks for sure :lol:

  71. 71
    avatar jack72 says:

    liking the look ov Mbiwa even tho he’s at RB..good composure on the ball,good passing,just the type ov player we needed.

  72. 72
    avatar Jimbob says:

    workyticket says:
    February 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    “I thought I’d missed something for a second there Jimbob. Then I realised it’s half time and you can’t score at half time.”

    Depends in what sense. Might be the only option for some watching tonight.

  73. 73
    avatar Jimbob says:

    They’ll be well and truly creampied after half time SJT.

  74. 74
    avatar workyticket says:

    sirjasontoon says:
    February 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “Would feel mugged so far paying £15 to watch this shit.”

    It isn’t really a bad game SJT, though slightly frustrating perhaps as thay’re quite good and neither team can seem to finish themselves off. When we did, it was wrongly disallowed.

  75. 75
    avatar gs says:

    What is that crest? It is even more stupid than the seahorse.

  76. 76
    avatar Jimbob says:

    I like how are corners are getting better. We really need to score at least 2 tonight otherwise we’re out. Can’t see us playing a decent team next Thursday.

  77. 77
    avatar gs says:

    Are there seahorses at Tesco?

  78. 78
    avatar Phisix says:


  79. 79
    avatar sampdiago says:

    To be fair when cisse makes as much effort as cabaye(scoring return from injury,scored in his 2nd game back)who will not pull out of a challenge and his recent bookings show he isnt messing about,then I will cheer him and chant his name,he is now playing in a revitalized team,but he is still sleeping.

  80. 80
    avatar gs says:

    Jimbob we play the same team next Thursday.

  81. 81
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    John Squire is a silent partner.

  82. 82
  83. 83
    avatar workyticket says:

    gs says:
    February 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    “What is that crest? It is even more stupid than the seahorse.”

    It’s a Cornucopia (horn of plenty) with the staff of Hermes in front of it GS.

  84. 84
    avatar Phisix says:

    Yes, Guti is ordinary.

  85. 85
    avatar sampdiago says:

    Again,to be fair I cannot say guti or santon or Gabi have put in a decent cross,bar Benny from the wing,I dont know where our supply of crosses come from.

  86. 86
    avatar Phisix says:

    Guti cannot lift the ball off the floor?

  87. 87
    avatar Phisix says:

    NO WAY!!

  88. 88
    avatar sampdiago says:


  89. 89
    avatar Phisix says:

    I actually hate Guti. The useless tw@t.

  90. 90
    avatar sirjasontoon says:


  91. 91
    avatar Phisix says:

    Oh come on your having a laugh

  92. 92
    avatar sammy d says:

    sjt cisse has scored twice now nothing wrong with either goal

  93. 93
    avatar workyticket says:

    That linesman’s is a joke. He’s just decided he’s going to say that Cisse’s offside every single time.

  94. 94
    avatar Phisix says:

    Match fixing in Europe shocker.

  95. 95
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Cisse has had his head turned Sammy.

  96. 96
    avatar hoosiertoon says:

    This refereeing crew is absolute GARBAGE. Wow

  97. 97
    avatar sampdiago says:

    WOW!parpoo made a smart attacking switch…

  98. 98
    avatar Phisix says:

    This ref is having a facking laugh today

  99. 99
    avatar jack72 says:

    the officals r ganna cost us a place in the last 16.

  100. 100
    avatar sammy d says:

    sjt cisse has had his head turned? I must be behind the times please enlighten me.

  101. 101
    avatar Phisix says:

    These officials need shooting.

  102. 102
    avatar sampdiago says:

    Gutis best move all night.

  103. 103
    avatar Phisix says:

    Waste of 90 mins of my life and dongle usage.

  104. 104
    avatar Phisix says:

    Ref helps them again.

  105. 105
    avatar Phisix says:

    Not our night. Not our night at all.

  106. 106
    avatar workyticket says:

    That linesman should be flayed alive.

  107. 107
    avatar Phisix says:

    Anita unused once again and Haidara not even used, but once again Guti plays the whole 90 mins. Pards is a joke.

  108. 108
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    <<<<<<<<<<<< this dude here is way than less impressed by the linesman

  109. 109
    avatar workyticket says:

    Zenit St Pietersburg beat Liverpool 2-0.

  110. 110
    avatar jack72 says:

    fkin robbed there.officals just cost me anall..i should ov been gan to collect my winnings from the bookies in the morning!!!
    UEFA want to be checking the officals bank balance after that preformance.
    i dont think we played that badley at all.Metalist r no mugs,thats for sure.
    well whats peoples 1st impressions on Mbiwa? imo he looks a very very good player..hope them cnuts in red havnt cost us a place in the last 16 tho..

  111. 111
    avatar sirjasontoon says:

    Sammy Cisse’s Stock just keeps getting bigger and bigger…..KERCING!

  112. 112
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< wonders how much the linesman got from the beting ring for that

  113. 113
    avatar sammy d says:

    sjt are you andymag in disguise

  114. 114
    avatar workyticket says:

    jack72 says:
    February 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    “i dont think we played that badley at all.Metalist r no mugs,thats for sure.
    well whats peoples 1st impressions on Mbiwa? imo he looks a very very good player..”


    Aye Jack, he is a good player.

  115. 115
    avatar sammy d says:

    worky there were a few good performances out there all in all we plaed way better than them but reading some of the comments tonight you would think we had lost at home to ashington

  116. 116
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    wont be expecting the kids to beat them at home they a decent side hold the ball very well

  117. 117
    avatar Chuck says:

    A game played at what appeared to be slightly above slow motion.
    With Metalist getting what they were looking for,a draw.
    Again both Jonas and Cisse, had poor games, actually no one had an outstanding game.
    I dont know what Cisse’s problem is and do realise both disallowed goals were close, but we obviously cant rely on only he scoring.
    The good news is we for the most part kept possession and kept the ball on the ground, with the glimmer of some kind of organization and plan, in bringing it out of the backfield.
    But we should have come out of to-nights game with a win.
    Now that we have pace in the side, i cant think of why it’s not put to use, Cisse , Sissoko, Obertan, Marveaux,
    We should be using width to create openings where they can run the channels, to open defences.
    The game was there for the taking, but they lulled us to sleep and stole a draw.
    Ah well.

  118. 118
    avatar terry says:

    we got robbed by a dodgy ref. 2 disallowed goals ! now a difficult away leg pissssed off

  119. 119
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    Chuck cisse hit the net twice what more do you want him to do ?

  120. 120
    avatar terry says:

    jonas just useless. pardew is blind, marveux and anita should have started, simple as that!

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    avatar sammy d says:

    toonarmyelite dont bother trying to reason with mentalists, in my book if someone scores two perfectly good goals and the linesman has a nightmare (to be fair i thought the first was a mile off side till i saw the replay)then they have been unlucky but apparantley they are shit for not being slower and being more obviously onside.

  123. 123
    avatar terry says:

    i wish we had shearer back

  124. 124
    avatar workyticket says:

    terry says:
    February 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    “i wish we had shearer back”

    You mean get a mad scientist in to invent a time travel machine that would make him 23 again terry?

    Or did you mean as a manager? :-)

  125. 125
    avatar chuck says:

    toonarmytite sez
    what more do i want Cisse to do ?
    Stay onside !
    and these were not just issolated incidents, he has had a lot of offside calls lately.
    As has the forwards in general.
    Some may argue, he was onside, but having reviewed both incidents, have to give the linesman credit, but yes they were close.

  126. 126
    avatar chuck says:

    On the other hand, we simply blew it and now have to go to try and get at lest a one goal draw, which i believe we can do.
    But not if he keeps playing Jonas, would rather have young Ferguson, with Marveaux on the right.
    As both Obertan and Jonas’ attempts at either crossing or shooting is just awful to watch.
    And looks like our set piece strategy has’nt improved any.
    But one positive, we carry the ball out keep it on the ground and seemed to have a strategy, which should be to give it to Cabaye, who can then hit those with a bit of pace running the channels.
    But then what do i know ?

  127. 127
    avatar chuck says:

    Pardew tells cisse put fire in your belly… !
    Does that mean he’s gonna treat him to a biryani ?

  128. 128
    avatar TOONARMYELITE says:

    @ chuck peeps like you chuck should have to be veted before being allowed an internet connection.ya also need to get to specsavers might see the linesman there

  129. 129
    avatar workyticket says:

    chuck says:
    February 15, 2013 at 5:27 am

    “Some may argue, he was onside, but having reviewed both incidents, have to give the linesman credit, but yes they were close.”


  130. 130
    avatar chuck says:

    Give it a rest Pendejo !

    Still photos prove nothing, was that before he received the ball, did he take a touch prior to passing.
    One has to watch the moving action to prove anything.

  131. 131
    avatar Tripp says:

    Looks like he was onside by about 1m on the first goal. Horrible decision by the linesman there. in his defence, the human brain isn’t designed to make these sorts of decisions. The rule is fundamentally flawed b/c people will make a hash of it 24% of the time (for reference, read the book “Brain Bugs”).

    The photo worky posted shows that Cisse was clearly onside and by quite a bit. But it’s in the past now and there’s nowt we can do about it.

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