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Manchester City vs Newcastle – Match Preview

10:05 am, Saturday, March 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 86 Comments

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We know it’s going to be a difficult game for Newcastle today, and in our last eight visits to Manchester City we haven’t won, which illustrates how hard it could be for the lads today.

Alan Pardew has kept reminding us all week that this is the business end of the season, and that it’s time for Newcastle to deliver, and indeed, if we can put a good string of results together, this could still be more than a decent season for Newcastle.

And after all, we still have a chance of winning the Europa League – if we have some luck and play somewhere near our best form in the upcoming European matches.

But we are not safe in the league yet, not by any means, and if we forget about what happened last time out in the game at Wigan – it was still a terrible result for us, and had Wigan gain three points on Newcastle, and they are in the drop zone in third bottom place.

This is what Alan Pardew has said about today’s opponents – Manchester City:

“When you have won the championship, as they did with the last kick of the season, and then to back it up next year, is difficult.” “Those first 10 games for them meant it was difficult for him to pick up momentum, I think they will learn for this and be better for it.

“I do hope the manager stays because he will be better for it as well. That experience can help him next season.” “I still don’t think this is a disappointing season for City. They can still have a great season in the Premier League by finishing second to one of the best Manchester United teams Alex has had for a number of years.

“It’s not over yet. So don’t be fooled. If they win the rest of their games then it could be a fabulous season.”

For this game Newcastle have Fabricio Coloccini, Tim Krul, Cheick Tiote, Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara, Davide Santon and Ben Arfa – so six first team starters are not available today.

Tim Krul has trained all week and he could be on the bench, and our squad is a lot stronger than it’s been all season, so we should still be able to put out a decent side today – and here’s what the starting line-up could look like:

Elliot
Simpson Taylor (S) Yanga-Mbiwa Perch
Gouffran Anita Cabaye (c) Gutierrez
Sissoko
Cisse
Subs: Krul Gosling Bigirimana Williamson Marveaux Obertan Ameobi (Sh)

We have Gutierrez starting on the left wing instead of Marveaux, simply because of  the Argentine’s work-rate and ability to track back, and Perch and Anita could also switch positions too.

We know it’s going to be tough today, but we are also due some luck after all that happened against Wigan – so we’ll be very happy enough with a point.

And our readers are not too positive about getting much out of the game today either.

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At the very least we need a strong performance from the lads, and we need to be competitive,  and if we can get a point out of this game we’ll be pleased.

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86 responses so far ↓

  • 1 roshan MAGPIE // Mar 30, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    we win this by 2 goals to 1

  • 2 Tsunki // Mar 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Its still not a bad team y’know. Anyway I will go as quickly as I arrived before the Cosmos Crew turn up 😉

  • 3 JAMSHA // Mar 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    PERCHA as LB?????? I Rather Play Jonas At LB …

    ——————-Rob———————

    Simo———Saylor—Mibwa——–Jonas

    ——————-Perch——————-

    Marvo——-Cabaye—–Sissoko—-Goggy

    ————-Cisse/pola/Campbell———-

  • 4 Graeme // Mar 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    I think I would prefer to see Anita and Perchinho change places. Anita is a better FB and Perch is better at DM than at FB!!

    With a little bit of luck on our side I could see us take a point out of this one!! Maybe just delusional though lol

  • 5 Marty-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    It’s not a bad team at all but keeping Silva and Yaya along with all the others quiet is a job n a half.
    At the other end we need to score against Hart and that’s not easy either.
    I do however think we’ve got the quality to do it but the question is can we?
    Can we keep the ball for long enough?
    If we can’t keep the ball we’ll be exhausted at the 70 minute mark and they’ll score a few.
    Hope to get to see the game,heart rate will go up a lot and sweaty palms throughout but sure that’s what being a fan does to ya.
    Howay the lads

  • 6 catchy in norway // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Very tough game ,

    We can win , but will lose because Pardew will sit back and defend

    We have the players to really get at them, lets hope Pardew is having an off day lets the players off the leash

  • 7 toonincheek // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Catchy –
    I assume if ManC play as they can, keep possession
    and pin us mostly in our own half –
    it’s really all down to AP @sitting back and defending”?

    Get real.

  • 8 tooninspain // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Graeme….bang on with Anita at full-back. Please not Jonas there. Perch should be in the Tiote role.

  • 9 toonbrother // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    @catchy in norway spot on mate. if we have a go at them we give ourselves a chance of getting something out of the game. If we sit back and defend we will be defeating ourselves. Not sure what all this yaya toure hype is all about. Saw him at the African nations he isnt all that

  • 10 martoon // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    catchy – you fail to realise that there are two teams in a game and they are both trying to to get on top of each other and push the other back – it is not simply down to Pardew’s tactics. It is inevitable if we play Man City away that there will be long periods of the game where we have to defend. Real games are not a simple as FIFA 13!

  • 11 toonbrother // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Pardew isnt dumb enough to play perch at lb and Anita in midfield.

  • 12 Mark the Mag // Mar 30, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Come On, cant beat that match day feeling. Lets get stuck into these muppets and show them we will be a match for anyone next season.

    HWTL

  • 13 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Guthierez or Anita will probably play at LB. I expect Marveaux to start. Pardew is quite adventurous when we play the big teams and he attacks them. Therefore, I expect Marveaux to start

  • 14 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I am expecting this team
    Elliot
    Simpson Taylor Mbiwa Guth/Anita
    Cabaye Anita/Perch
    Gouffran Sissoko Marveaux
    Cisse

  • 15 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    our last 6 games

    lost won lost won lost won

    following a pattern eh? Predicts a win if we carry on the same pattern.

  • 16 catchy in norway // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    come on guys

    OC there are 2 teams in the game , and i think your a fool to yourself if you think pardew is trying to get on top in any game,,

    in a very recent interview by john carver, he said pardew comes in on a monday with a defensive plan, they work on that for 4 days, then spend 1 day on the attacking side,

    in plain english, there more interested in stopping goals than scoring,,

    and it shows in the games, to many ov the teams at the bottom have looked like barca or real because we let them play there game,

    now listen to me,,

    i think we have a great squad,
    BUT
    i think there not aloud to think for themselfs

  • 17 saxonfenken // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    catchy in norway and toonbrother
    You have your heads stuck in the sand, remember what happened at Man U, and Arsenal, going all out against good sides can be fatal in the last 20 mins.
    Don’t either of you realize that City have an exceptionally strong squad , and seldom get beaten at home. All you what to see is gung ho tactics whatever the cost, At least if we lose you will be happy, another chance to bang on about Pardew. I think by now we all know what you think about him please just give it a rest

  • 18 NUFC_LEAZES END // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    I think I’d be much more confident if this was our team

    ————-Elliot————-
    Simmo saylor m’biwa Anita
    ———Perch sissoko——–
    Jonas ——cabaye—– gouff
    ————-Cisse————–

  • 19 Ibizatoon - back by no demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Hi guys

  • 20 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Catchy – answer me two questions;

    One – if Pardew is such a bad manager as you claim why is it that the likes of Cabaye are recommending that other French players join us?

    Two – if Pardew is so defensive why is he signing attacking full backs like Debuchy and Santon and encouraging them (too much imo) to get forward?

    You are entitled to your opinion about Pardew but your constant whining about him is out of all proportion to his ability and commitment to NUFC.

  • 21 JAMSHA // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Gutted wont b able to watch the match.. have to go to church :-(

  • 22 Tommyy // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    I think Pardew’s a good manager but a poor coach. The players all seem to like him and often praise him, yet on the pitch we never see what we feel we should be seeing from these players. We need better coaches and leave Pardew to general and man management.

  • 23 catchy in norway // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    saxonfenken

    again

    come on,, the only times we have attacked anyone, and used the natural ability of of team was those 2 games, and in both of those games i think we showed we have more thqan enough ability to get at teams,,
    i think it went pear shape with ARS because pardew got cold feet and said stop attacking, we all seen him say it,

    but if they had played like that, ( remember that was no where near our first team) against teams in the bottom half we would have much more points now

    bilsson

    1, pardew has no say in who comes into the club, if he did he would not be trying to turn attack minded players ( like jonas or cabaye) into defensive players, he would just get what he needed

    2, who else was in for them, ?

    3, we pay more than they got in france and have better tax, in france they pay 70%,, win win for them

  • 24 catchy in norway // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Tommyy

    i agree, i think he is a nice guy, but we need someone who is a bit more tougher for the team,,

    pardew has his faves , and by playing them, he is letting the team down,

  • 25 Tommyy // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Also looks as though Anita is struggling to make the grade here, which is a shame as I thought he looked good early season. I still maintain he’s a better option alongside Cabaye, than Tiote.

  • 26 catchy in norway // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Tommyy

    also

    not many players had anything bad to say about JFK, saylor was talking all the time about how good he was as a coach,,

    what do we read into that,, as far as i could see, and nearly every other fan, he was poor,,

    we are not 15th for no reason

  • 27 catchy in norway // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Tommyy

    i like anita,,

    he is a much better option than a few players in the team or have been in the team,,

    jonas, tiote,, perch,, simpson , gets over loooked :(

  • 28 BIGUPNUFC // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    no we are 15th because we were plagued with injuries and suspensions also, you cant blame solely pardew

  • 29 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Catchy says Pardew has no say in who comes into the club …

    Ha, ha, ha … the stupidest statement Catchy has EVER come out with.

  • 30 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Catchy…My memory is playing tricks on me, so please help me out. Last years 5th finish was down to luck, this years “current” position of 15th is just down to Pardew being out of his depth, that’s right, isn’t it?

  • 31 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Ibaza @ 30, I’ve made exactly the same point to Catchy before.

    It’s a classic case of fitting the ‘facts’ to substantiate his opinion of Pardew. His ‘fact’ that ‘defebsive useless Pardew’ has no say in transfers is used to answer why we sign attacking full backs like Debuchy and Santon. What nonsense.

  • 32 Mister Tuff // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Catchy – Percy does have a say as to who is signed by the club. The entire process was described in an interview with Graham Carr months ago. You need to re-check your “facts”.

  • 33 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Anything from todays game would be a massive bonus, especially with the amount of injuries we have

  • 34 toontillidie // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    my squad for today would be:

    ————————————Elliot————————————-
    Simmo————-Tayls (S)————M’Biwa———-Perchinho
    ———————- Cabs———-Anita————————–
    Goofy—————Sissoko————–Jonas
    ——————————–Cisse———————————

    Subs: – Krul – Bigi – Gosling – Marvs – Obertan – Campbell – Shola

  • 35 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Mam U 1-0 up 😀

  • 36 Alan Pas-de-clue // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    dont understand putting anita cdm and perch lb, when perch is our most in form cdm and anita played a season at lb for ajax

  • 37 boater // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I am increasingly of the opinion that Pardew’s time is up at NUFC, as losing games without a fight has become so imbedded this season it may be impossible to reverse – without a change in leader.

    Catchy is right about the transfers being out of his jurastiction – which is actually a healthy thing for any club in the long run, but does the argument about Pardew OUT absolutely no favours as he is completely blinkered and unable to mount a fair and reasoned argument.

  • 38 JTOONJ // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    haha titus bramble own goal !!!!

  • 39 PAULNUFC // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Nice 1 titas

  • 40 Goodfella // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Classic Titus bramble

  • 41 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    With some people calling for the Pardews head or beginning to lose patience with his style of play/tactic’s who would you suggest as a REALISTIC option for us???

  • 42 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Boater – you are blinkered as well, as Mister Tuff pointed out Graham Carr explained how Pardew has the final say in who we try to sign. FACT.

    Or are you saying Graham Carr is part of a conspiracy to hide the real truth from the fans – and that you and Catcky are ITK?

  • 43 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Bills…There is an argument that Pardew can be too defensive, but you are spot on with your analysis of people twisting facts to suit their argument, takes any credibility away from their view point imo.

  • 44 toonbrother // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    wow sunderland may be one of the 3 to go down this year. surprising how shite they are considering oneills reputation

  • 45 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    I just don’t understand the anti-Pardew crowd…

    We finished 5th last season and this season we’ve struggled because of a horrendous injury list. Even now, after signing five much needed players in Jan, we have SEVEN first team players out injured – Krul, Debuchy, Santon, Haidara, Colo, Tiote and HBA.

    We’ll be fielding a back five against City that have never played together and another two players, Goofy and Sissoko, who have only played a handful between them.

    Any fan expecting us to waltz around playing stunning attractive footbal and who is just waiting to criticise Pardew if we lose is a lousy ‘supporter’ imo.

    Having said that, I hope we do play stunning and win or even play lousy and win or at least het a point.

  • 46 CramlingtonMag // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    If Yaya Toure is fit to start today we must play Perch in midfield to try and match his physical nature. Obviously we are helped by the addition of Sissoko in there but if he is playing high up the pitch again, Toure will easily get ahead of him and tear us apart again.
    I would also like to see Cisse subbed quite early to save him for Thursday and give Campbell an extended run out.

  • 47 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Ibiza

    I think it’s more simple than that. Pardew’s CV suggests he consistently has 1 good season followed by one bad one with his tenure at NUFC being no different to what has gone before. That would point to the fact he generally gets found out in his second season.

    Basically in 13 seasons he’s not won anything. The mighty Johnson Painter trophy excluded. Is that a good enough record to be manager of a team with 52000 supporters nearly every home game?

    I think what a lot of people are saying is that now with much better players at his disposal and no more excuses available to him we could surely afford to play more football and get at teams and impose ourselves.

    I may be naive but I watch football for entertainment and feel short changed by Pardew’s over cautious approach in just trying not to lose games.

  • 48 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    toonbrother – on Sunderland, one of my best mates has a box there and he has been saying for weeks now that they’ll go down. He bet £25 on it over a month ago and stuck another £80 on after the Norwich game.

    He was also at a dinner the other evening attended by O’Neil who said this is the weakest team he has ever managed in the Prem. My mate said he looked and sounded depressed – something I’ve picked up on in his TV and radio interviews.

  • 49 toonbrother // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    in terms of rhetoric pardew’s a genius. tactically he is a dullard. hope he doesnt sabotage us again today with his dreadful self defeating tactics

  • 50 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Bill’s

    There are those on here who will forever call for Pardew’s head no matter what he does they just have an agenda against the man and nothing will ever shift that. Last season he was at fault cause we didn’t make a Champions League spot!!!

    But it’s interesting that if you ask them to name a realasitic replacement for him they go very quiet!

  • 51 Rotonda heights // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Unattached

    Laurent Blanc (no brainer)
    Di Matteo
    Rijkeard

    Attached

    Solskjaer
    Poyet
    Laudrup

  • 52 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Rotonda….Awful case of deja vu here :) In those Pardew statistics, has he ever really been backed properly or been given that 3rd season? Second season syndrome is scarily common, surely it’s what follows that, that we should be more interested in (unless of course something terrible happened like almost certain relegation…I know we have / are flirting with it, but I think we’ll be okay)?

    I know people think it’s a tame excuse, but the amount and timings of injuries this season have been a nightmare to get any sort of run happening, it’s not like at Man U where all the players have been trained to a system for years so they can interchange as needed – we are very much so a work in progress.

    My biggest gripe however is who would be actually get to replace him? If it’s a gamble then what is the point, shouldn’t we stick with what we have and see what that returns?

    I just don’t get the rush to replace him, but that is only my opinion.

  • 53 toonbrother // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    @bill-son they’re in a death spiral right now. would be surprising to see a team relegated under oneill but stranger things have happened. I reckon it will be reading, sunderland and wigan (hopefully!)

  • 54 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Rotonda…

    Blanc – If he would come then fair enough, but for some reason I don’t see him working under Ashley.

    Di Matteo – This is the same manager that won the CL in boring style and people complaining he didn’t attack enough?!?

    Rijkeard – No comment as I have limited info.

    Solskjaer & Poyet – Both untested at this level, despite what we may think it would be a gamble.

    Laudrup – Not a hope in hell, but yes, he’d be great.

  • 55 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 2m

    Shane Ferguson’s loan deal with #birmingham expected to be extended until the end of the season. #nufc

    Great news. Give the lad some more game time, seems to be doing well.

  • 56 TOONALE // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Jamsha21
    You can get led anytime

  • 57 Tommyy // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    We don’t need a new manager, we need new, modern coaches. All of the top teams have top backroom staff. We have Carver and that’s all, we need to recruit a top attacking coach and a top technical coach in my opinion.
    That way Pardew doesn’t coach, he can focus on general management and player management, aswell as media etc. Then on match days decisions are made as a group by all 5 coaches on a majority vote.

  • 58 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    If Pardew is such a bad manager then how come when given the players he wanted in January instead of last season that we showed top four form,Swans wasn’t great and the Wigan game was a weak horrible game if these type of results could have been weighed up over a seas against our recent resurgence then it would be put down to a bad day at the office (Spurs Fulham anyone).
    Catchy you’re from Wallsend but live in Norway you supposedly support the Toon but I bet if you’ve got kids you’ve encouraged them to support Man U.

  • 59 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Tommyy…I like that idea. Address the weaknesses in our set up rather than just completely change.

    If money was an issue, would anyone accept say getting 2 “purples” this summer but better coaches to assist Pardew instead of the apparent 3 we’re after?

  • 60 geordie157 // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Sunderland losing 1-0, Fletcher and Catterthug out for the rest of the season. Despite being the scum, i want them to stay up.

    Ideallyi’d have Reading stay up,and wave goodbye to QPR, Wigan and Villa.

  • 61 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Rotonda heights

    Of those you listed I’d only take Blanc but simply can’t see him coming to us.

    Di Matteo was in charge of a squad that was partially run by the dressing room and was slated the world over for being so defensively minded.

    Neither Solskjaer or Poyet have done anything to suggest that they would be a better option to Pardew.

    Rijkeard achieved a lot with Barcelona but has some of the worlds best players playing for him but he has since been sacked by Galatasaray and Saudi Arabia for poor performances and results.

    Laudrup is a no go, Madrid and the Milan clubs are after him so we stand absolutely no chance of getting him,

  • 62 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Swansea .freak result.

  • 63 Tommyy // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    We could revolutionise football by being the first democratic management system. I for one would take 2 or 3 top coaches over 4 or 5 ‘purple’ players.
    I think that would really take us up a level and put us on par with the top 4.

  • 64 bills-son // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Well, well, I didn’t know Catchy is from Wallsend.

    Me too – but any similarity ends there.

  • 65 NUFCarter // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Do we really want Sunderland to go down? I’ve always have but the derby days will be over and its such a big game. The atmospheres fantastic.
    This day better not get any worse just lost 8-4 wih my sarurday league team but at least Titus bramble scored an own goal. Let’s perform against citeh. We always seem to up the game against the top teams like Chelsea arsenal and united but this time I don’t reckOn we will crumble in the last 15 cuz we have got a much better and fitter squad. We were missing an important player today and didn’t find out till just before the match so when nufc don’t have cabaye it does mentally affect the whole team we’ll win it today 2-1! Taylor and sissoko.

  • 66 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Would like to see Villa stay up, they’ve stuck with youth all season

  • 67 Tommyy // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Ibiza – without hesitation I would, I firmly believe that is the difference between where we are now and competing with the top 4.
    We don’t need an Allardyce overhaul, just 2 or 3 top, technical coaches.

  • 68 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Bills,
    Believe it or not yes catchy is a Geordie just like me and you.

  • 69 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Jail

    I thought that Catchy was never coming back on here???

  • 70 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Catchy is a Geordie? Really? I am surprised by that :)

    Tommy…Sounds good to me mate.

  • 71 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    JB,
    This week has been a quiet blog understandably so what with international week and Ashley not commiting genocide but with matchday coming up catchy sticks his oar in hoping we’ll lose to justify his anti Pardew stance.

  • 72 Ibizatoon - back by no demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    I wish I was a Geordie, but I’m a ibizarian

  • 73 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Jail

    There was a story in the press this week that the War Crimes Commission had sentenced someone to 45 years in prison I bet you can imagine my amazement when I read the piece and found out that it WASN’T Ashley 😉

  • 74 Rainrix // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    #nufc v #mcfc Elliot; Simpson, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez; Anita, Cabaye (c); Obertan, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse

  • 75 DevonMag // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez; Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (c); Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Gabriel Obertan; Papiss Cisse

    Substitutes: Steve Harper, Curtis Good, James Perch, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Adam Campbell

    Marveaux on bench. Damn!

  • 76 Alan Pas-de-clue // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    curtis good on subs ahead of willo. his time is up. guti lb obertan starts

  • 77 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Obertan? Pardew out! :)

  • 78 JackButler // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Would rather see Marv than Obertan……….saying that I would rather see my grandmother playing instead of Obertan

  • 79 Jail for Ashley // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    JB,
    Im surprised at that because I definitely saw him on Military history the other day bashing somebody in striped pyjamas .

  • 80 JTOONJ // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    obertan for the counter attacks? or to try and help out simmo

  • 81 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Great stat…Sunderland are the leading goal scorers…of own goals. Brilliant. Keep up the good work :)

  • 82 Kc-Toon // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    2 shocks for me in the lineup. Guti playing LB could be exposed with man citys pace. Obertan ahead of marveux woulnt have ever crossed my mind, hope im proved wrong and obertan has a stormer

  • 83 Alan Pas-de-clue // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    looks like we are just gonna try and pace rape up top

  • 84 hdavid23 // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez; Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (c); Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Gabriel Obertan; Papiss Cisse

  • 85 Tommyy // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Obertan must have been good in training this week. This is surely last chance saloon for him. He needs a positive game and I hope he has it! I guess we’re saving Marveux for the Europa games.

  • 86 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Mar 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Tommyy….Could also be to try and use Obertans pace to drain the city players a bit then bring Marv on to provide the difference later on in the game?!?




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