Newcastle United vs Manchester City League Cup match banter!

Posted on October 30th, 2013 | 98 Comments |

Newcastle United v Manchester City.
No wins in the last 14 against this lot!
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Weds 30th Oct, 2013.
Kick off: 7.45pm.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick.
UK TV: Sky Sports.

Well it would certainly be something of a shock if we beat Manchester City this evening, then Chelsea in the league on Saturday, though I would think that even the most deluded Toon fan won’t hold out much hope of that!

Even in recent times we’ve had our moments against Chelsea, however, we have failed to beat Manchester City in the last fourteen attempts on all competitions, the record being P14, W0, D2, L12. Even against a team of Manchester City’s resources, that is bogey form. Our last win against the ‘Citizens’ came in the Premier League back in the days of Graeme Souness, with a 18th minute Michael Owen goal separating the two sides.

Of course, we might have been more philosphical going into these two matches against the titans had we done what we should have and secured a nice, juicy three points in our derby against a failing Mackem side. But we didn’t and the pressure is mounting once again on our Silver Supremo.

Anyway, I won’t waffle and just get on with all my usual reminders that I’ll be putting up the team sheets, as well as links for the game about an hour before the kick off, as well as posting highlights and a video of the whole game if I can. Which only leaves it for me to say

Howay the Lads!

What the manager have been saying.

Alan Pardew: “The derby was a really demanding game on the legs and on the emotions. We’re disappointed for the fans and ourselves. But, if we could beat Manchester City, I think it would get people talking, because then we’d be down to the last eight and it all becomes a bit serious. I think any team in the Premier League can consider this a tournament they can win. For the Champions League clubs, maybe it’s a little down on their agenda, but it’s high on our agenda. For us this year it is a priority. We want to win a trophy for our fans.”

Manuel Pellegrini (after losing to Chelsea): “We repeat the story. We had absolutely the control of the game. We played very, very well in the second half. We didn’t have any problem with Chelsea but finally in the last minute we lost. We are losing stupid points.”

Team sheets.

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Paul Dummett, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Costel Pantilimon (G); Micah Richards, Dedryck Boyata, Joleon Lescott, Aleksandar Kolarov; Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell; James Milner, Stevan Jovetic, Jesus Navas; Edin Dzeko.

Subs: Joe Hart (G), Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri, David Silva, Alvaro Negredo.

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98 Responses

  1. craigy boy, as I mentioned to Sir Jason earlier, I think Hughton’s Norwich will be the real crunch time for Pardew. If we lose that one Pardew should be a dead man walking.

  2. Good luck Toon
    Well, I say good luck, but I hope you lose!
    Last time I saw City in Newcastle was the FA Cup when Keegan was in charge at City. Had seats almost at the back wall of the Gallowgate. Could see the lights in Sweden from up there, bloody hell! Great time in Newcastle, so good luck after all.
    ;-)

  3. Julio says:
    October 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    “Good luck Toon
    Well, I say good luck, but I hope you lose!”

    Well I think you should let us win one out of fifteen, Julio!

  4. I’ve got that wrong, haven’t I.
    It’s the Leazes what’s the big one, yeah?
    Ah fekk. You know where I mean.

  5. I’ve just put the Newcastle team up. Here it is again.

    Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse.

    Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Paul Dummett, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy.

  6. Julio says:
    October 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve got that wrong, haven’t I.
    It’s the Leazes what’s the big one, yeah?
    Ah fekk. You know where I mean.

    Aye Julio, it’s the other side with the seven levels on it and the away supporters. I knew what you meant though.

  7. Looking at that team, I’d say it’s lucky for you there’s no African Cup of Nations this year, hey?
    Who’s your best player?

  8. Here’s City:
    Manchester City
    30 Pantilimon
    02 Richards
    13 Kolarov
    14 Javi García
    38 Boyata
    06 Lescott
    15 Jesús Navas
    17 Rodwell
    10 Dzeko
    35 Jovetic
    07 Milner
    Substitutes
    01 Hart
    05 Zabaleta
    08 Nasri
    09 Negredo
    21 Silva
    25 Fernandinho
    26 Demichelis

    Quite a strong team. Hoping to see Rodwell get a good game.

  9. Julio says:
    October 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    “Who’s your best player?”

    Oops! I went offline for a bit there. They’re either on the bench or injured, Julio.

    Ben Arfa’s amazing when he’s on form and Cabaye’s very important as well, and Captain Coloccini’s injured and he’s the main defender. I like little Vurnon Anita and he’s playing. It’s a not really trying team though. I think it could be 15 in a row for your lot unless something weird happens. You’ve got to lose one eventually. ;-)

  10. Evening Dokky, Sammy.

    On the subject of streams, I have a mate who’s a Southampton fan. He’s subscribed to a site in Canada and he get’s brilliant HD streams of all the games for a few quid a month and it isn’t dangerous or dodgy or anything like that apparently. I was watching them up at his place.

  11. Evening worky, I’m not looking forward to this. After sunday i don’t even feel like watching another 90 minutes of it. But let’s hope the silver fox proves me wrong with some master tactics and nice footba……….oh wait shola is a lone striker nevermind.

  12. I’m not sure Shola was offside. He just got back onside when the ball was first played in to Cisse, and he was level with the defender when he took his shot.

    Balls!

  13. Debuchy is starting to look like a player, I have not been overly impressed until lately but hes looking good now. Loving little Vurn going in for headers against the six and a half footers.

  14. Debuchy has just needed to settle but he is starting to settle. Even Tiote is getting back to his best too.

    Sad haidara is off though, I like him.

  15. Phisix says:

    “Time for some subs to freshen up and attack more. City are for the taking.”

    He’s heard you Phisix ;-) A bit early for him. I hope he brings Remi on for Cisse around 75 – 80. Cisse should have made way for Cabaye anyway.

  16. Mbiwa and Willo playing well, shit thats four games now without me slating Willo, ill be a fan of his soo if he keeps this up, could have done without the extra time though!

  17. There’s a daft Mackem banjo twanger trying to get in again. WTF is wrong with the sad bastards, why can’t thay just support their own team instead of being so obsessed with us? Do they not have anything better to do?

  18. We weren’t been that bad, SJT. I just hate to see Tim Krul booting the ball straight on to an opposition players heed over and over again rather than playing it out patiently from the back.

  19. workyticket says:
    October 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    “There’s a daft Mackem banjo twanger trying to get in again.”

    “Do they not have anything better to do?”

    Aye, they do. Getting out if the dropzone for a start.

  20. The Derby defeat, was embarrasing plus the Journal thing was a tempest in a teapot, which showed the distain Ashley and his crowd have for both the fans and media.

    Never the less, thousands will continue to pour into St. James” Park, wearing their fashionable WONGA shirts regardless.

    Where did it all go wrong ?

    I watched Southampton, who are the real deal, no flash in the pan there.
    A hard working side, who have the guy to guide them and the fact they are in the top four is no accident.

    With Fergie gone, Arry in the second tier, there’s only BSA left of the British retreads, as i call them.

    In todays EPL most owners have figured out the value of a good young managers, who understands the modern game and the older guys are those with some success in their time.

    Yes a good manager is imo more important than any star player to a club and they are sought after and well paid, for that reason.

    That is except by clubs like ourselves, where the owner believes he has a plan to make money, simply by avoiding the drop, plus the less he spends, the more goes into his pocket.

    Applying the same strategy to both football and the rag trade.

    In which case it could be a cold day in hell before we see a piece of silverware again.

    But not to worry, “the best laid schemes o mice an men, gang aft aglay”

    As we are entering the toughest part of the pre Christmas league schedule, having thrown away points to some of the lesser sides, erm! Sunderland for instance.

    There will imo be another panic scene, with Ashley digging into his pockets, to bring in a couple of defenders (i think he’s smart enough to realise with our goals against, that defense, may be a problem)

    What he should be doing is like everyother side, bringing in a mamager who knows what he’s doing.

    Ah well the politics of it should be entertaining, at least.

  21. Worky
    You got it, more fun and a lot tastier than NUFC of late.
    What’s up with this side, a real Jeckle & Hyde side, we just never know who’s gonna show up.
    Got to the point that i detest Ashley and his clique so much, i dont care whether they win or loose at the moment.
    Hoping it might eventually get rid of Pardew and his coaches.
    It should be obvious to him by this stage, that he’s flogging a dead horse with these duds.
    Question is the guy is so ignorant, he will possibly bring in someone worse to replace him, if thats humanly possible.
    Frustrating, to say the least.

  22. chuck says:
    October 31, 2013 at 12:17 am

    “Best regards to Dark Brown”

    Why, thank you Charles. Hope you caught something substantial on your trip ;-)

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