Venue: St James’ Patk, Newcastle.
Date: Sat 19th Oct, 2013.
Kick off: 12.45pm.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
UK TV: BT Sport.
Hello, good morning / afternnon and welcome to our ‘match banter’ feature for today’s televised (BT Sport) game against Liverpool.
Firstly, apologies to regular readers for the lack of our usual in depth metch preview this time, it’s just been been one of those weeks! This piece won’t be an epic either, I’ll just get on with updating the teams below when they are up, and let you know that though this game is being broadcast on BT Sport in the UK, I will still be posting some links to watch the game online in the comments section too, as well as posting highlights and a video of the whole game when it’s all over.
Here’s hoping we do a little better than last time we played Liverpool at St James’ Park, which of course was a 0-6 trouncing and a defensive horror show.
Finally, with the “Time 4 Change” march through Newcastle before the kick off, it would be great if you could vote in our new poll “Do you support the march against Mike Ashley?” (below).
Howay the lads!
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Yoan Gouffran, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi.
Liverpool (3-4-1-2): Simon Mignolet (G); Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho; Glen Johnson, Jordan Henderson, Steven Gerrard (c), Aly Cissokho; Victor Moses; Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge
Subs: Brad Jones (G), Jon Flanagan, Martin Kelly, Daniel Agger, Joe Allen, Raheem Sterling, Luis Alberto.