Manchester United vs Newcastle – March Preview


Newcastle haven’t won at Old Trafford for 39 years.


So we’re quite sure Alan Pardew will be pounding that into the Newcastle players before tomorrow’s game, and challenge them to come away with a win and break the hoodoo.

And certainly it’s a good time to play Manchester United, with their defense hardly looking too solid these days, as they continue to give away daft goals, as they against Benfica on Tuesday night,  when they could only draw 2-2 with the Portuguese side

When Newcastle played Manchester United at St. James’ Park last season they played very well in defense and managed to get a point and a clean sheet out of that game.

And  one of the big keys to tomorrow’s game is whether the defense can put in a performance like they did last Saturday for the first 40 minutes of that game, when they held the Manchester City side.

If they can keep that excellent defending up for a full 90 minutes then Newcastle have every chance of coming away with at least a point tomorrow, and with a little bit of luck could shock the Red Devils and come away with a win.

But the odds that Newcastle can get a win tomorrow realistically must be low,  and if  you had asked Newcastle supporters what the two most difficult games this season  would be,  they would probably have said the games away to the two Manchester clubs.

it just so happens that we have those two games in successive fixtures, so there shouldn’t be any alarm if Newcastle get nothing out of the game tomorrow, although we know the boys will  give it all they have.

Bad news this morning that not only Tiote is unfit but Danny Guthrie is not exactly 100% fit either, but we hope he can at least start the game, and maybe Dan Gosling can come on at some point in the second half  for Danny.

Alan Pardew certainly has some selctions posers for tomorrow –  whether to keep Ryan Taylor in the side at left-back after his two gaffes last weekend, and who to play out on the right wing – either the impressive young Sammy Ameobi or Gabriel Obertan, who returns from injury.

We’ll assume that Cheick Tiote and Mike Williamson are the only two injuries Newcastle have for tomorrow, and that being the case this is the side we think Alan Pardew will start tomorrow:

Krul
Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Taylor (R)
Obertan Cabaye Guthrie Gutierrez
Ben Arfa
Ba
Subs: Harper Santon Perch Gosling Ameobi (Sa) Ameobi (Sh) Best

No room on the bench there for Alan Smith or Peter Lovenkrands, and their time at Newcastle will be coming to an end at the latest next June, when their contracts run out.

If Newcastle can correct things that didn’t go well last week at the Etihad Stadium, like missing their chances and making mistakes in defense, then Newcastle can possibly do a lot better tomorrow.

It’s a long shot that Newcastle can get anything out of this game, especially with Cheick Tiote out tomorrow, but we wouldn’t bet anything this Newcastle side, which has surprised us quite a few times this season, with their excellent play and fighting performances.

So we’ll hope for the best tomorrow, and certainly a point would be great, and then we can concentrate on getting back to our winning ways at St. James’ Park a week tomorrow, with the news today that the game is already completely sold out.

Howay The Lads!!



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236 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #1

    1st?

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  • Dennis Twice

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Manu 0 Us 5

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #3

    2 very pointless contributions…anything football related dennis?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Wouldn’t start R Taylor at LB then, I would give Santon the nod if he is sharp enough, bit of a baptism of fire which is making me think that Raylor will get the nod

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #5

    udinese v rome, underway.

    how is comment # 2 irrelevant

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Didn’t say irrelevant said pointless, and indian magpie if you think we are going to old trafford and beat united 5-0 please f off

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Fc koln 0-1 borussia
    Udinese 0-0 roma .watch both matches

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #8

    didn’t say irrelevant i said pointless, and indian magpie if you think we are going to old trafford and beat united 5-0 please do explain how we would go about doing that?

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Same as last week I fear! 3-1 me thinks.

    As long as we score I will be happy.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #10

    no Neo sports jamsha

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Deluded fans really pi$$ me off who the hell do you think we are?world beaters?we aren’t!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #12

    well i didnt say that, ill take 1 nil, hell ill take half nil. one can be +ve though

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Hahaha indian go get a setupbox man .

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #14

    FYI,

    we were linked with Jose angel who is playing for roma when he was at GIJON

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #15

    There’s being positive and there’s being delusional. Being positive means we hope we nick a goal and take a score draw. There is a reason why we haven’t beat United at Old Trafford for 39 years, it’s a fortress in the strictest sense of the word. We are capable of a good performance whether that performance brings a result remains to be seen

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #16

    you are right, crappy all other cricket channels are available

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Who mentioned Jose Angel?? Creating arguments for yourself Indian?

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #18

    I playd against man u on fifa 12 guess wat we won 1-3, 1st half man u scored n 2nd half all 3 goals by me lol

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #19

    i was just saying that NUFC inquired abt him when he was at sporting Gijon

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Fc koln 0-2 borussia .

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Agh are there any people out there who can give a constructive challenging debate about team selection, tactics, possible results so I am not stuck with this childish drivel and rubbish

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Indian what bloody relevance had that to any of what I was talking about!? I never mentioned Jose Angel so why did you?

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  • soundoid

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #23

    At Christmas time spare a thought for the Sad Mackems, while we dream of beating Man u and going 3rd, they have 3 nasty relegation battles over the next 3weeks… Win Lose or Draw Happy Christmas NUFC.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #24

    that was just a generic comment

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Wish v could buy podolski 🙁

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #26

    That’s a refreshing thought soundoid 🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #27

    you started the comment with FYI which stands for “For your information” which in the context that I would use FYI in would indicate that I was trying to contradict a point that someone had just made so Indian no one made a point for you to contradict so no one wanted to know about it.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    That FYI was for anyone on this blog

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Well thank you Indian we are all incredibly enlightened as a result

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  • soundoid

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah if Brucie still want to finish above us he needs to get the Rocky IV album out, he can only win this in a montage.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    well you and anyone who found it enlightening is welcome

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    hahaha got images of Brucie working out in a log cabin sweating even more than he usually does on the side-line him running up a snowy mountain screaming at the top of his lungs….

    “PAARRRRRRRDEWWWWWWW!!!!!!” 😛

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Stop argueng lads. V r toon army. V neva walk alone . Lol
    Fc koln 0-2 borussia HT

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Nah I’m just bein a grumpy old eejit! haha just want 3pm Saturday to roll around I’m getting impatient

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Check out the Leazes Terrace preview of tomorrow’s match. Though they’ve lined us up as a 4-4-2 it actually looks more like a 4-3-3 with HBA Ba and Obertan up front and Guthrie Cabaye and Guti behind. If Guti spends a lot of time covering attacks down that wing to cover the back by playing further back he does fit that 3rd man in midfield role more than a straight winger. The French guys especially Cabaye are used to 4_3-3 and if we had Guthrie Tiote and Cabaye as our midfield on a regular basis I reckon they’d gel pretty well. Trouble is our front three combination is a bit more difficult to sort out.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #36

    Perch starting cm tomorro according to certain cwarr07 on twitter, think he will do job personally

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  • soundoid

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #37

    I think it’s going to be a dull game. Chelsea at home is going to be better. If we lose tomorrow no big shakes..
    Just keep an eye on the Sunderland game, Wigan win;)

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha davybtoon if you believe every word of what he says you’re as big an eejit as Kevymartins haha He is just saying that in the offchance it actually happens so he can say “you heard it here first” nah still think Guthrie will start centre mid

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  • fgb224lbs

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #39

    ruddy you are a meanie aren’t you. some of these poor guys get a hammering off you.
    ill go for a 1-1 draw. hard earned point. a win would be legendary

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 25, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #40

    DavyBT

    surely a wind up ?

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