Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle. Date: Sat 15th December, 2012. Kick off: 12.45pm. Referee: Andre Marriner (W.Mids). UK TV: Sky Sports 2.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this afyternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Premier League champions, Manchester City.
With a tough series of games coming up over the Christmas period, the Magpies will be hoping to get off to a good start against the “Citizens.” Whoever the opposition, Newcastle United need some more points, and they need them soon with only one solitary win amongst five losses in our last six games. Against such daunting opposition, even a draw would be welcome this afternoon, with hopes pinned on three points against our next opponents, Queens Park Rangers. For a detailed look forward to the game though, may I recommend you check out my latest match preview, which should fill you in on everything you need to know in the run up the kick-off. (more…)
Venue: St James’ Park. Date: Sun 06th May 2012. Kick-Off: 1:30pm. Referee: Howard Webb. TV: Sky Sports 1.
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our latest “match banter” feature, this time for the game against the only club to be named after a Gay anthem, Man City.
Despite our recent good form, it will undoubtedly be a very stiff test for the boys in black and white as we continue our quest for the holy grail of Champions League football next season against the prospective Champions. Still, we comfortably disposed of resurgent, FA Cup winning Champions League finalists, Chelsea, thanks to Papiss Cisse and his wondergoals. Here’s hoping we can do it once more against moneybags Man City!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Magpies’ Silver Supremo, Alan Pardiola, for making my job slightly easier for this post by naming his team yesterday, the same one as last time against Chelsea. As a kind of addendum to the “What the managers say” section of my colleague Hugh’s excellent match preview for this site, here’s what a confident and bullish Pardew had to say: (more…)