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A.S. Monaco vs Newcastle United pre season match banter!

July 16th, 2012 | 64 Comments |

A.S. Monaco v Newcastle United.
The millionaire playboys take on AS Monaco this evening.
Date: Monday, 16th July
Venue: Hacker-Pschoor Arena, Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany.
Kick off: 7pm local time / 6pm UK time.
UK TV: ESPN.

Good evening and welcome to our latest, and probably one of our last “match banter” features, this time for this evening’s pre season friendly against the millionaire playboys of AS Monaco, to be played at the Hacker-Pschoor Arena, Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany.

Although Monaco are fallen giants, having gone from being former Champions League finalists to being relegated from France’s Ligue 1 in 2011, like ourselves they now have another “Silver Supremo,” Claudio “Tinkerman” Rainieri to rescue their fortunes now, and this should provide a far stiffer test than our last pre season game against German third tier side, Chemnitzer. Having written that, the Saxon sausage munchers did beat us 1 – 0 in that game! However we should see more of the big guns trotting out for this one so we’ll see what happens. On the subject of big guns, one aging giant in the Monaco side will be 36 year old ex France midfielder, Ludovic Giuly, who has has enjoyed a glittering career at Lyon, Monaco, Barcelona, Roma and Paris St Germain, before he returned to Monaco for what will almost certainly be his last hurrah in 2011. (more…)