Sunderland vs Newcastle – Match Preview


With Newcastle having such a bad week this week on a number of  different fronts,  there’s only one way to finish the week off, and that’s with a win at Sunderland tomorrow.

OK, that’s the end of this report     …..   just kidding.

Newcastle had a good start to the season last weekend against Arsenal, but then we had all the bad news about Joey Barton and Gervinho, and it was made worse by tweets after the game by a certain Mr. Joey Barton.

The Tyneside club has also had no success in getting any players through the door,  and it looks like Mike Ashley is just unwilling to pay the money out.

And then if that wasn’t bad enough,  Newcastle were charged by the FA earlier in the week with failing to control their players in that first league game.

And only today, the club has been reported to the Premier League, over their approach in the last few days for Charlton goalkeeper Robbie Elliot.

That’s all not too good,  so we must win tomorrow, and  it’s really as simple as that.

With no new left-back coming in yet to replace Jose,  it seems that Ryan Taylor will continue at left back for the Magpies.

And  for whatever reason, we don’t have a good feeling about this game.

That’s  probably due to the fact that we just don’t know enough about our new players, and what they’re like when push comes to shove, so to speak.

We would have been more confident if Kevin Nolan was starting the game because Kevin and Joey Barton could be relied on during a game, to turn things around,  as they did so brilliantly against Arsenal in February.

Joey Barton is still at Newcastle and he will start again tomorrow on the right wing, and of course he will be one of  the key players for the side, as he usually has been over the last year.

With Alan Pardew saying both Ryan Taylor and Shola Ameobi will start, here’s’ the likely team for tomorrow:

Krul
Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Taylor (R)
Barton Tiote Cabaye Gutierrez
Ameobi Obertan
Subs: Harper Williamson Ferguson Marveaux Gosling Best Ba

Shane Ferguson seems fit again, and Marveaux showed great form for the Reserves in their 5-0 win against Gateshead Reserves, so we expect both players top make the bench tomorrow.

That’s a very strong bench and again there are a number of decent players like young Haris Vuckic, who has been called up for the Slovenian U21 side again, and Alan Smith not able to make the bench even.

It could be that our squad could be stronger than we think (hope springs eternal), but of course we still need a top left back and a top striker.

Sunderland will be the ones who will have to force the game tomorrow, and it’s an excellent chance for the new Newcastle team to show how good they are in an important game, and there’s none that come quite as important to Newcastle fans as the games against Sunderland.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants his side to remain in control tomorrow, and this is what he had to say today regarding the derby game:

 “You cannot go over the edge.”  “Cheick, Barton, Colo, Steven Taylor and Shola to a degree know that.”  “On their side Cattermole, Ferdinand and Wes Brown are all competitive players.”

“They are experienced enough to know how to conduct themselves in that atmosphere.”  “It will be a ferocious atmosphere of course and it is one in which we will need calm heads.”

“As much as we will get ourselves up for the game, we will need to play our football too.”  “I don’t think it is the type of game we can play ugly in and win.”

“We do not have that sort of team, so we will have to play well.”   “Yohan Cabaye will be a big player for us.”  “I think we all know that, but he needs to settle down and understand the division.

“This is a level up. At Sunderland it will not be any different.”  “He needs to come out on top against Colback and Cattermole, who are aggressive players and he needs to be able to deal with that.”

Good words from the manager there, and we’re sure after this rather stressful week, Pardew would just love a win too.

The game is an early kick off game at 12:00 noon, so that’s both good and bad.

Very good if we win, because there’s a lot of Saturday still left to celebrate, but on the other hand,  a defeat would make it not only a very  bad Saturday, but a terrible weekend too.

We want to see our boys show that guts and glory, and get a win for the Newcastle fans!

Howay The Lads!!



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185 comments so far

  • blyth toon fan

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #1

    htl!!!!!!!

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #2

    TOON TOON!

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  • blyth toon fan

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #3

    i think joey barton is worth hid weight in gold in matches like these, his passion is contagious and revs the whole team up

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  • daffy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Nee chance ! Like rabbits in headlights . Ha,way The Lads! FTM.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Given the circumstances and the personal. i wd be very disappointed if we do not have the possession stats in our favor

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Ginger ….spice up the team joey

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  • north_country_boy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone got a decent link for game tomoro…been on livetv.ru-en and got a German game so could be ok but if there are better ones……..?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #8

    daffy – rabbits in headlights sums both your performances on derby day last year what the hell makes u think your gonna b any different this time

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #9

    @Daffy who would you rather have in your team

    Tiote or cattermole

    jonas or elmohamady

    collocini or brown
    ben arfa or wickham??

    pardew or steve bruce???

    point proved . .3-1 the toon simply because the squad is better in every department

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  • blyth toon fan

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #10

    glad the krancjar rumour was bs he’s a decent player, whats the crack with rtaylor playin lb?? did pardew not watch the game on saturday?

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  • Burni

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Love match previews…. Really sinks in.

    Noticing a theme mind

    This has been a bad week for the magpies….. Happened a few times since pre season began…

    Sorry, now ive got that out me system….. Id love to see us twonk em but i reckon a draw tomorrow 0-0 again

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #12

    kevy – spot on mate r keepers better, r midfielders r better,r defenders r better hell when it comes to derby day shola pisses all over gyan

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #13

    think we will tomorrow 2-0

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  • Burni

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Its good ur back on daffy….. Every time u reckon ur gonna beat us and every time ….. U dont…… Whats ur weetabix taste like the next day with aal the tears in there?

    I said nil nil before, im gonna say 2-0 just to narc daffy

    🙂

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  • blyth toon fan

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #15

    5-0 to the toon, titarse sent off in first 5 mins cattermole stretchered off just before the interval please

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #16

    thats win 2-0

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  • giimps

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Come on boys, strut ya stuff all over the SMB`s.
    1-3 to us, Obertoon brace and the obligatory 1 from strolla (Please)

    HWTL and Fork The Mackemscum !!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Can some of you follow me on twitter

    HD_07

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #19

    is no one else lookin forward to obertan jus leavin scum defence not knowin whats hit them with sheer pace

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  • daffy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Kevy – all of ours over your shite & always Brucie the mackem !! Stand up if ya hate the mags !

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  • Burni

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Davy, i just hope he gets more time on the pitch but in answer to ur question….. Ooohhhh yeeeeessss

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #22

    I checked back at the Match Preview for the 5-1 on this blog Daffy you seemed to be confident then is this a running pattern?

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  • daffy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #23

    OOt for a few – back to wind yas later.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #24

    LOL at daffy . . .Tiote went from £3.5 mill to £15+m in 1 year

    collocini is worth £10m+

    them 2 players 2gether are worth more than your hole team . . .

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #25

    And we all know brucey is a mackam i mean look at him LMFAO

    Your we fatty with his bright red face and his shitty umbro boots,,

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #26

    seem to remeber colo havin gyan in his pocket in the game last year if wasnt harper crap save he wouldnt of had a sniff

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #27

    hitting the toon for 10 tomorro morning find a bar with match on n watch us thump the scum

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  • alip123

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #28

    What is the difference between a mackem and butter???

    Butter is usually in bread, the mackem is inbred.

    HOWAY THE TOON!!!!

    And Daffy, if Newcastle win, I expect you to come on this blog like a man (which, to your credit, you did last year after the 5-1. And I apologise for some of the abuse you got from some of the other fans).

    And I promise you this, Daffy, if Sunderland win, I will come on to a Sunderland blog with the same username and congratulate you, seeing as in fairness you did last year.

    Seriously, my line up tomorrow would be this

    Krul

    Simmo Colo Staylor Raylor

    Tiote Barton

    Obertan Cabaye Jonas

    Ameobi

    either that or

    Krul

    Simmo Colo Stayls Raylor

    Barton Cabaye Tiote Jonas

    Ba Shola

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #29

    anyone watchin espn munchingladbach r battering wolfsburg 3-1 but so one sided shud b bout 8

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  • jimiley

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #30

    I can only see an easy win for the Toon. 5 1 I reckon. Two for Jonas and a brace from Joey and a Tiote screamer. Simples.

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #31

    steve bruce is a fat version of jay leno and jay lenos not the skinniest bloke in the world 😛

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Sorry Sunderland fans are pathetic, the city is an absolute pit and Sunderland have been living in our shadows for decades. Have Sunderland ever been in Europe? Shola Ameobi has scored more CL than Sunderland hahha.

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #33
  • jettson

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #34

    davybtoon – which bars in town hav game on???

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  • alip123

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #35

    also, is gyan injured?

    If he is, I can see the game being goalless seeing as neither team has a decent striker.

    I dont think Ji-Dong Wong is good enough, and Wickham is very young

    Hopefully Shola will be firing on all cylinders, but I am scared we will lose.

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  • alip123

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #36

    and also, Daffy (when you come back on) give me a link to the Sunderland blog you use. I will be true to my word. And if I’m honest, I hate Liverpool and Chelsea almost as much as I hate Sunderland.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #37

    @32 – haha ya ryt thats why all there players n manager live in newcastle they wanna live in a proper city, plus it means they only hav to b in that sh!t hole for a couple of hours a day

    when sunderland sign players they show them stadium then bring to newcastle to look at houses

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    jettson – as far as i kno bar beyond which had it on last year aswell n that bar next to tigertiger my mind gone bloody blank

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  • alip123

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #39

    The only decent thing in Sunderland is the Esporta sports club. And lets face it, if a gym is the highlight of the city (as it is with Scumderland and Middlesbrough), it must be a sh!thole

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  • CLOIN

    Aug 19, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Just ignore mackem scum

    FACT
    Newcastle United have only lost away to the filth ONCE in 30 YEARS so i think the odds of the mags being beaten are pretty slim.

    KTF lets fk the village of the dammed 2-0
    YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!

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