Venue: Globe Arena, Morecambe.
Date: Weds 28th Aug, 2013.
Kick off: 7.45pm.
Referee: Mark Haywood (West Yorks)
UK TV: None.
Tonight sees the Magpies facing the League Two shrimps of Morecambe in the League and to be honest, I know the square root of buggerall about them!
Usually I would be diligent and do a bit of research but today I was delayed in by an unexpected and very nice dinner at a friend’s in Enfield earlier today so I’m afraid this match banter post will be rather rushed this time.
Usually in a contest between Magpies and Shrimps, there should only be one winner, but with some shock results from lower league sides against Premiership opposition already in this competition, plus Newcastle United’s prodigious talent for turning a drama into a catastrophe, you never knaa!
Newcastle United team news.
Alan Pardew’s Cabaye drivelfest continues unabated but one piece of concrete news in there amongst all the stuff and nonsense was his revelation that French midfield dynamo will not be selected for this evening’s game, the third in a row.
Steven Taylor’s three match suspension for his daft sending off against Manchester City will apply to this game as well, so he’ll definitely be out too.
Loic Remy will be nursing his calf for one more game at least, James Tavernier and Massadio Haidara will also be out and you should know all about Ryan Taylor by now.
On the doubtful list are Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote and Gabriel Obertan.
Finally, Alan Pardew has already announced that Mapou Yanga Mbiwa will be Capitan, suggesting that Captain Colo will be rested.
I will also be posting the team sheets below very soon!
On the rest, that just leaves my usaual reminder that I shall also be posting highlights and possibly a video of the while match if I can.
Howay the Lads!
ps: And one more thing!
Morecambe (4-3-3): Barry Roche (G), Andrew Wright, Andy Parrish, Mark Hughes (C), Tony Diagne, Ryan Williams, Stewart Drummond, Andrew Fleming, Padraig Amond, Jack Sampson, Kevin Ellison
Subs: Andreas Arestidou (G), Robbie Threlfall, Alex Kenyon, Marcus Marshall, Chris McCready, Joe McGee, Joe Mwasile.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot (G), Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (C), Curtis Good, Paul Dummett; Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Sylvain Marveaux; Yoan Gouffran.
Subs: Jak Alnwick, Davide Santon, Remie Streete, Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi