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Newcastle United vs Manchester United match banter!

December 26th, 2012 | 101 Comments |

Manchester United v Newcastle United.
Christmas stuffing?
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Weds 26th December, 2012.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral).
UK TV: None.

“One clean sheet in 15 games offers us the opportunity and shows it is not impossible to score against them. We carry a threat. There is no doubt about that. We can score there and it is going to be about how we defend really. I think we will get a goal. United have been vulnerable all year defensively. Some of their goals with the back four and the goalkeeper have not been as secure as teams of the past. Sir Alex Ferguson has been quoted as saying that.”

That’s what Newcastle United’s Silver Supremo, Alan Pardew has been saying in the run up to this game.

The problem Professor Pardew’s hypothesis though is that whilst Manchester United have let in more goals than any other team in the top four this season (25), they have also let in one fewer than we have (26). On the other hand however, they are also the highest scorers in the Premiership by far. They have scored eight more goals than the second highest scoring team in the Premiership (Chelsea with 36), and well over twice as many goals as we have so far this season (20 goals to their 44). Hence, we may have a few problems with the “it is going to be about how we defend really” part of Pardew’s pronouncement. We may defend well and still let one or two in against old purple nose’s “Red Devils!” As if this wasn’t enough, we also haven’t won at Old Trafford in any competition for the past 40 years!

But we shall see soon! (more…)

Manchester United vs Newcastle United League Cup match banter!

September 26th, 2012 | 54 Comments |

Manchester United v Manchester United
Another trip to Manchester, this time for the LC.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Thurs, 26th Sept.
Kick off: 7:45pm
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester).
UK TV: Sky Sports.

Welcome to the latest of our regular “match banter” features, this time for this evening’s League Cup game against Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United at their place.

From the words of Alan Pardew before the game. it would seem that he is concentrating more on Champions League qualification this season rather than any of the lesser cup competition, so we will probably see a mostly second string team for this evening. Thankfully for us however, the equally successful Sir Alex Ferguson is known for taken a similarly dismissive attitude towards this competition, and his Manchester United side have been troubled by injuries of late too, so we may see a similar approach from him too. Having written that, there have been rumours that Wayne Rooney may feature this evening after his recent absence. (more…)

Manchester United vs Newcastle United match banter.

November 26th, 2011 | 129 Comments |

Manchester United v Manchester United
Another weekend, another trip to Manchester.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Saturday 26 November, 2011
Kick-off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Mike Jones (replaces Phil Dowd).

Good afternoon Geordies and welcome to our regular “match banter” feature for this afternoon’s game, which sees the Magpies facing another tough game in Manchester, this time against the United lot.

For an in depth preview to the game, please check out our match preview. Also, we will also be adding the full teamsheets for the game to this post once they become available, along with a full match report and highlights when the game is over so stay tuned!

Much like last weekend, despite still being in the top four we will go into this match as underdogs, with victory eluding us at Old Trafford since the days of Joe Harvey. Our last victory, in February 1972, came exactly a week after the day that will forever live in Geordie infamy, when non-league Hereford United knocked us out of the FA Cup in a 2-1 replay victory. The week after, we beat a side which still included the likes of Charlton, Law and Best. As one of their equally great contemporaries, Jimmy Greaves once said, “It’s a fanny old game”. But getting back to the present, we’re certainly due a victory at the “Theatre of Dreams” so here’s hoping! (more…)