Mackems v Magpies match banter!

Posted on August 20th, 2011 | 64 Comments |

Sunderland v Newcastle match preview.
Time to rough it in Mackem land
Hello and welcome to NUFC Blog’s match banter feature for the one we all wait for, though not for long this season. I am of course referring to our twice yearly derby game with Sunderland.

With Sunderland having home advantage this time at the Stadium of Blight, they will be far more accustomed to playing on a pitch which can often be an obstactle course of abadoned carrier bags, polystyrene fast food containers etc. Hence, Sunderland haven’t lost to Newcastle at home since the 2005/2006 season, when the Magpies triumphed 4-1 with goals from Chopra, Shearer(P), N’Zogbia and Luque, with Hoyte managing a consolation goal for the Tramps. Of course, most of you will remeber that last season’s results were a glorious 5-1 victory at home under previous manager, Chris Hughton, and a more modest 1-1 draw back at their place. Incidentally for more stuff looking forward to the big match, check out Jimbab’s excellent match preview.

One slightly ominous statistic for the Magpies is that thanks to the largesse of Texan billionaire owner, Ellis Short, Sunderland have bought no less than ten new players so far in the current transfer window, though many have been aquired for a very modest outlay.

Moving on to the managers, this is what Alan Pardew had to say about the forthcoming battle:

“I think it’s a game and a team that are not too dissimilar from ourselves [sic]. I think it will be a cut and thrust game. I think the referee will have to be astute and makes sure he makes the right calls at the right times because there’ll be alot of passionate players on the pitch, and I think if there’s one feature of the Newcastle Sunderland teams, it’s that they’ve got characters in the team and fiery characters at that.

“I think that the stadium was alive and kicking, we certainly felt that, and you know it just makes eveything energised, a football match like that, I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait for Saturday and you know the welcome will be ferocious for us, as it will be when they come to Newcastle. But you know, as a football manager, if you can’t can’t get excited by those types of games then you shouldn’t be in it. I can’t wait for it to start and I’m looking forward to us doing well.”

Meanwhile from the other side of the fence, the broken nosed Dinner Lady had this to say:

“The north-east is about their passion and their support for their team. It’s unrivalled. May the better team win and let’s make sure it’s a spectacle.”

Still on the old rivalty, but looking at the bigger picture, he also remarked:

“The big thing for me is that we finished above them (us) for the third time in a row, which hasn’t happened for a long, long time, and our aim is to finish on top of them again.”

But that’s enough of that!

Team News

Well, Pardew has already confirmed that ‘Mackem Slayer’, Shola Ameobi, will be starting the game. At this late stage though, I think it may be best just to hoy up the official teamsheets when the become available, which I shall endeavour to do!

Finally, if any of you have any good links for the game, please feel free to post them!

Howay the Lads!

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul(G), Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini(C), Ryan Taylor, Cheik Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Joey Barton, Gabriel Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi.

Subs: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best, Demba Ba.

Sunderland (4-4-2): Simon Mingolet; Phil Bardsley, Wes Brown, Anton Ferdinand, Kieran Richardson; Sebastian Larsson, Lee Cattermole (c), Jack Colback, Ahmed Elmohamady; Stephane Sessegnon, Asamoah Gyan

Subs: Kieren Westwood, Titus Bramble, Louis Laing, David Vaughan, Craig Gardner, Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won.

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64 Responses

  1. Bit late but no matter. :D

    Nearly gave a foul away then, nail biting stuff.


    It’s allowed. Worth it for this win though!

  2. Spot on tactics today. Good subs as well.

    Well done Pardew, well done lads.

    Taylor and Colo immense yet again.

  3. Yes, yes, yes, f***in’ git aye!

    What a pug ugly bunch.

    & yet another shite attempt by the ref (webb is a to$$er) to givet hem a hand, git!

    But anyhoo,


    Howay the Lads!


  4. Exellent Lads..
    Cant believe we didnt get a pen though?????????
    Matched topped off by Sending off,Disgracefull tackle.
    Still need a striker though……
    p.s What a free kick…….Keepers starting position was a major school boy error lol lol lol…..
    Puts us top as for now…

  5. myp2p been offline since yesterday mate. Got loads of links 2day if u nfancy it lyk?

  6. Knew Ryan would score that, had a feeling. Remember the one he got against Ipswich? Almost the same.

  7. Ryan Taylor comes good again, great free kick.
    Well done bonny Lad, first derby, playing totally out of position, he deserves BIGGING UP today.

    Shoulda had a pen, they shoulda been down to 10 puffs early on too.


  8. My match preview looks spooky now. Weird.

    Clint mate, how are things by the way? I haven’t heard anything from you, everything going ok?

  9. utterly s***e game,after half time,i thought one goal would win it.both sides looked like they would never score,and a flukey goal won it,summed the game up tbh.
    i’ll take the three points though,and local bragging rights.

  10. jimbob,
    due date tomorrow mate, all a bit full on recently, so not on here much.
    I’ll be back soon though mate.
    Was expecting it to kick off during the game tbh… LOL!
    Maybe we’ll have to call it Ryan or Taylor now?

    Raylor is now an official Geordie Legend!


  11. Trojan, who cares how we won this one mate, derby games are always scrappy. They should have been down to ten at the start of the match. At least we learned to see this one out to the end.

  12. The only problem with today is how they dominated the match more then us. Scary to think even with their Mediocre players. Sessengen was immense.

    On the upside, 1 point off a top 4 side and 3 points of those rats. Great start to the season.

  13. jimbob,aye we will take the three points,but it was a dire game.if i was a sunderland fan,i’d be spitting feathers after all the money they’ve spent,and getting beat by a team of paupers lol.

  14. Sesengen was very good today. Again it was a game of two halves. They had the first, we had the second. Remember we had the clear cut chances also. Tiote didn’t stick to Sessengen first half, but it was addressed at half-time and Tiote was much better.

    Buzzing. :-)

  15. jimbob,
    Good shout mate.

    & aye, who cares how we win this game?
    We won, clean sheet, away at the tramps windy, placca bag infested plop-hole.

    btw, thanx for asking mate!

  16. Aye,
    gotta say that was Tiote’s worst game for us so far, he was stinking the place up in the first half. Not easy to do at that shithole.

  17. When this team starts to gel, it’ll be a real good team. If we can get the striker & LB too, then whey hey!

    Didn’t see the last 10/15 mins due to dropped link, what happened for the eventual red card?

  18. worky,
    i didn’t see the whole game mate, i missed the start, end of first half & the last 10/15 mins. Is that enough, very frustrating mate, cos i would have.

  19. worky, get some shut eye mate, i’ll see what i come up with a bit later on, see if it looks complete enough.


  20. GeordieDan says:
    August 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm


    U did wot!?!”

    I haven’t been very well. I was supposed to be doing this but I didn’t get any sleep last night took some painkillers and I fell asleep just before the game started.

    I’m not pleased at all.

  21. keeper’s face was hilarious and (s) taylor looked like he belonged in a kung fu movie with that flying kick

  22. Nightmare.

    Get urself sorted soon m8…There’s plenty 2 celebrate !!! WooooHooooo!

  23. great win sort of scared the mum when the goal went in she didnt see it coming and then a almighty shout from me and the old man gave her a shock haha,pardew the ever trustful tactician ;)

  24. Get in !
    Bet Partridge was shitting himself before this match.
    Big Micky will not be buying any players now……”Nudge me one more time Partridge and you’re sacked “.

  25. GeordieDan says:
    August 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm


    Get urself sorted soon m8”

    Ta GeordieDan. I just want to see the fuffing game now!

  26. sirjasontoon says:
    August 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    “Get in !
    Bet Partridge was shitting himself before this match.”

    Not as much as I was SJT, but that’s another story… :-(

  27. It’s all a bit sad that these days a good result often makes me think about how Mike Ashley might use it as a reason why we don’t need new players.

    I can just see him thinking…. “well we’ve kept 2 clean sheets in 2 games so why do we need a new left back?”.

  28. Paulos says:
    August 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    “I can just see him thinking…. “well we’ve kept 2 clean sheets in 2 games so why do we need a new left back?”.

    Especially as it was our stand in left back who scored Paulos.

  29. Get the f*** in I will be celebrating tonight. Cabaye has allayed any fears that he won’t get stuck in he was everywhere Barton was too. Agree about this being Tiote’s worst game for us hope it is a match fitness thing and not the sign of a bloke who has nothing to play for as he knows he is away as he wasn’t great against Arsenal either. I’m very pleased no matter how we get the points against the Mackem’s all that matters is the win HWTL.

  30. great win…but we were shocking first half. This great win shouldn’t hide the facts…

    The makkems must be well peeved and as for the plakka makkem manager…..wehey…!