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Stoke City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on March 10th, 2013 | 71 Comments |

Newcastle United v Stoke City.
It’s blood and guts time again.
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sat 10th March, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W.Mids).
UK TV: None.

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this afternoon’s game between the Magpies and Stoke City from St James’ Park.

Although Stoke are four places above us in the table, their recent Premiership form has been pretty awful to be frank. In their last eight Premiership games, they have lost six and drawn one, winning a solitary game against bottom feeders Reading. To put it sequentially their Premier League record (most recent first) has been L|L|W|L|D|L|L|L. Of course our form was similar until recently, however the record for our last eight games makes slightly better reading now as it is L|W|L|W|W|L|D|L. Whilst that is hardly spectacular, it is an improvement. This slight upsurge in forms means that although we are still 15th, a convincing win by two goals or more would see us rising as high as eleventh (where Stoke are now), although one of the teams we would overtake, West Ham, would still have a game in hand. Even so, it would be great if the lads could pull it off. Here’s hoping!

Anyway, on that optimistic note I will move on to my usual reminders that I shall be updating this post with the official team sheets for the game when they become available, as well as posting links where you can watch the game online. Finally, I will also be posting match highlights, post match interviews and a video of the whole game when it’s all over.

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot (G), Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (C), Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Steve Harper (G), Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Adam Campbell.

Stoke City (4-4-2): Asmir Begovic (G), Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross (C), Marc Wilson, Andy Wilkinson,; Ryan Shotton, Glen Whelan, Steven Nzonzi, Jonathan Walters, Cameron Jerome, Peter Crouch.

Subs: Thomas Sorensen, Dean Whitehead, Charlie Adam, Michael Kightly, Brek Shea, Kenwyne Jones, Michael Owen.

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71 Responses

  1. Got me Hoofometer out ready….should be a battle of the hoofs…may the best hoofer win.

  2. Was down your neck of the woods yesterday Worky took the mum on the London tour and all that.
    Canny day out.

  3. sirjasontoon says:
    March 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    “Was down your neck of the woods yesterday Worky took the mum on the London tour and all that.
    Canny day out.”

    You should have let me known SJT. Fortnum’s for lunch used to be my treat when the parents came down. My dad was in the war so I took him to the Imperial War Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms. My mum used to do all the antique markets.

  4. Creative half – Pardew will be happy.
    hopefully stays like this and shut up shop 10 minutes into 2nd half :lol:

  5. sirjasontoon says:
    March 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    “I’ll let you know next time I am down Worky,maybe see an away game down the smoke!”

    Aye, do that SJT!

  6. When did we stop being able to score goals? It wasn’t Ba leaving cause we have had many high scoring games since.

  7. That was a poper kung fu, mind. A definite pen.

    There should be a general order to rugby tackle that mad div if he ever gets anywhere near our penalty area.

  8. I was busy so had to miss most of the game until this end part. Luckily it sounded like it was a rubbish apart from these goals.

  9. We turned the feed off here after then pen. My nerves are not what they used to be!

    Just as well because I’ve got a real jinx going today. I had a quid on Chelsea to win 2 – 0 :)

  10. Phisix says:
    March 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    “I was busy so had to miss most of the game until this end part. Luckily it sounded like it was a rubbish apart from these goals.”

    The first half and the first bit of the second was rubbish Phisix. Things got a bit more eventful after their penalty, but that was 67 minutes into the game.

  11. DarthBroon says:
    March 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    “I had a quid on Chelsea to win 2 – 0”

    Darth, never mind Ashley with his millions on the spin of a Roulette wheel, we know who the real high rollers are! ;-)

  12. That is all right then. Don’t worry Worky, I will be here nice and early next Thursday to be nice talkative and moan about everything.

  13. Phisix says:
    March 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    “I will be here nice and early next Thursday to be nice talkative and moan about everything.”

    Phisix, I will be expecting your attendance from 7pm sharp next time!

  14. Hopefully now people will stop using the threat of relegation as a reason not to go full out to try and win the Europa.

    We are level on points for 10th place, we have a decent run in of games, we are grinding out results and we have a decent squad.

    No reason we can’t finish 10th-12th in the league and go for it in Europe too.

  15. darth broon says
    “There should be a general order to rugby tackle that mad div if he ever gets anywhere near our penalty area.”

    yes darth what is up with the man this season he has gone from supperman to fkn liability in one season, he seriously needs to calm down and start dominating play as we know he can instead of lunging in like a radgie all the time.

  16. Of course. I do lurk behind the shadows here on non match days too. Saving my talkative energy for match days. :D

    We should all but be safe now with the team we have, so we should go all out and focus on the Europa more. Our first chance to get a trophy in god knows how many years.

  17. sammy d says:
    March 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    “lol “supperman” that was micky quinn”

    It wasn’t just supper with that fat bastard Sammy!

    The match highlights are up now BTW.

  18. Chuck if you are out there watching come back in, we all spout sh1te from time to time and even though you are more prolific than most you still have a right to air your opinions be they right or wrong, we dont want the thought police to take over, and i speak as the only person on this blog who is never wrong!

  19. workyticket says:
    March 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    “Darth, never mind Ashley with his millions on the spin of a Roulette wheel, we know who the real high rollers are! ;-)”

    I’ve got this sportingbet.com account that I’ve had for years, worky (used to be sportingodds.com) specifically for having the odd punt on games where I couldn’t give a stuff who wins – just to spice it up, like. I’d have won a massive fourteen pounds (sterling) if that’d come off.

    That’s the extent of my gambling. I divvn’t bother with the nags because I know nowt about them – other than the fact they taste very similar to beef :)

  20. sammy d says:
    March 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    “what is up with the man this season he has gone from supperman to fkn liability in one season”.

    He can be a bit of a liability at times, sammy, that’s for sure. Even if we could keep him out of the box, I can’t think of anyone more likely to get a straight red – not since Joey left, anyway.

  21. I went to sleep off Sunday dinner and stuck talk sport on-I was no sooner in my nightcap and gown and we scored…might have to do this more often :lol:

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