Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sat 21st Sep, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Bradford).
UK TV: None.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this afternoon’s game which sees Newcastle United taking on Hull City at St James’ Park.
For a full preview of the game, you can also find an extensive match preview on here for a more in depth look forward to the game with all the teams news, stats and all the usual stuff. On here, I will be updating that with the final team sheets and links to watch the game online etc when they become available.
As I mentioned in the abovementioned preview, if the Magpies win today, it will be the first time they will have managed this feat for almost a year and a half as the last time this happened was back in April 2012, when Newcastle managed a winning run of six games using a very skinny “Christmas Tree” style 4-3-2-1 formation not dissimilar to the style Pardew has used to the side’s last game against Aston Villa.
But anyway, as I’ve already done the preview, I will keep this piece short and sweet, and get on with my usual reminders that I will also be posting highlights of the game when it’s all over, as well as a video of the whole game if there’s a decent one available.
Howay the Lads!
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye; Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Loic Remy.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Yoan Gouffran.
Hull City (4-5-1): Allan McGregor (G); Ahmed Elmohamady, Curtis Davies (C), James Chester, Liam Rosenior; Sone Aluko, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Stephen Quinn, Robbie Brady; Danny Graham
Subs: Steve Harper (G), Alex Bruce, Abdoulaye Faye, David Meyler, George Boyd, Nick Proschwitz, Yannick Sagbo.