Swansea City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on March 2nd, 2013 | 57 Comments |

Swansea v Newcastle United.
Laudrup’s Welsh Wizards.
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Date: Sat 2nd March, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Craig Pawson (S.Yorks).
UK TV: None.

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this afternoon’s against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Michael Laudrup’s Swans will be basking in the glory of a major trophy win in their last game, something we have been unable to achieve in 44 years – Will this be a good or bad thing for Newcastle United’s prospects? Will Swansea take their foot off the pedal? Or will this just spur them on to aspire for more of the same success? This is a question which will be answered soon in what promises to be a very exciting fixture.

Though this will prove a similar challange to last weeks game against Southampton, which we won 4-2 of course, Swansea are much further down the road in their development. Hence their attacking pressing game should be less prone to mistakes than the aforementioned Saints under newer manager Mauricio Pochettino. So although the same result is achievable, it should certainly mot be taken for granted, especially in their own backyard.

But anyway, enough analysis as we shall find out soon enough. So, I will just leave you with my usual reminders that I shall be posting the teamsheets below when they become available, as well as posting links to the game (which will not be broadcast live in the UK). Finally, I will also be publishing highlights, post match interviews and a video of the whole game when it’s all over. Which only leaves it for me to sign off for now with my usual

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets.

Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm (G), Angel Rangel, Gary Monk (c), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Jonathan De Guzman, Pablo Hernandez, Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Michu.

Subs: Gerhard Tremmel (G), Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-Yueng, Roland Lamah, Itay Shechter, Luke Moore.

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

Subs: Jak Alnwick (G), Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi.

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57 Responses

  1. maze202 says:
    March 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    “Yeah that streams awesome Worky cheers”

    Aye I’m veryquite impressed with it for an ordinary flash one maze.

    Here we go!

  2. Swansea look great coming forward at the moment. As good as any team I’ve seen this season.

    I’ve got Michu in my Fantasy Football team, and I think he might be giving me a few points come 17:00ish :(

  3. DarthBroon says:
    March 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    “Steady now. Chuck doesn’t like that kinda talk (y’all)”

    I can’t help it Darth, I went to a Public school after all. ;-)

  4. Talking heads still going on about “that handball by Debuchy”, FFS!

    Debuchy was still looking up in the air when it happened – it fell DOWN onto his arm – he didn’t do a SUPERMAN and block it going across the box, FFS!

  5. DarthBroon says:
    March 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    “Debuchy was still looking up in the air when it happened – it fell DOWN onto his arm – he didn’t do a SUPERMAN and block it going across the box, FFS!”

    Aye Darth, but it’s strict nowadays when a player has his arms stuck out like that. We were a bit lucky there. To use the old clche, it could have gone either way.

  6. If it IS supposed to be strict about that nowadays, Worky, it’s just as dependant on who’s refereeing the game. The same with shirt-pulling and obstruction in the penalty area.

    The referee applies their own take on the rules, just by by either seeing or NOT seeing the offence in question.

    E.G. That boggle-eyed scouse git Mike Dean seems to see EVERYTHING that goes on in the box (especially when the offender’s wearing a toon shirt). The others? Not so much :-;

  7. sirjasontoon says:
    March 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    “This stream is like dogshit”

    I wish the other one hadn’t packed in. That one was great apart from flashing over to purple nose’s ugly mug twice in the Man U game for some reason.

  8. oh well back to the radio I guess. 95.40 FM for those in the UK by the way.

    Oh and just now 1-0 swansea….

  9. Ye Demba Ba probably would have and we’d still have lost. Just like we did all season when he was in the team.

  10. sirjasontoon says:
    March 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    “Demba Ba would have killed these Worky”

    Who knows now SJT? I certainly don’t think they’ve been shit, usless we have too. I think that the initiative has passed both ways. They’ve had us under pressure at times and we’ve had them under a bit if pressure at times too.

  11. DarthBroon says:
    March 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    “Elliot just sat down for the goal.”

    He reminds me a bit of Pardew. He had a decent game last time, then he was getting all cocky in interviews about how he’s replaced Harper now as if it’s a done deal.

  12. I did think there were plenty of positives to take from the game – unfortunately, I think we were all looking forward to winning it for at least the last 30 mins.

    We need Krull back desperately. We need Cabaye practising corners and other set pieces. We need Debuchy to be more careful in possession. And, I thought Cisse strayed offside a few times when we got around the edges of their 6-yard box – but it didn’t matter because he didn’t get the ball anyway ;)

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