Maritimo vs Newcastle United match highlights

Posted on September 20th, 2012 | 6 Comments |

Highlights(?) from this evening’s Europa League game between C.S. Maritimo and Newcastle United at the Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal, Madeira.

Maritimo vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews.

ESPN highlights.

A disappointing stalemate. Whilst Maratimo displayed some good build up play and passes into the box from players such as Sami, as I predicted in my preview of the game, they couldn’t really have anyone who could supply a killer finish. Then again, neither did we!

For Newcastle United’s part, after a very disappointing start where Maritimo fashioned a few chances, we did improve as the game warmed up and created a few of our own, with some near misses. Nonetheless though, it was hardly a classic and was a disappointing start to our campaign in the first Group Stage. There was also some controversy at half time when Williamson made what appeared to be a back pass to Rob Elliot in the last knockings of the first half and got away with it. Maratimo eventually had Simao booked though for dissent after he had a good old moan to the referee Schorgenhofer about it in the aftermath of the incident. It was another fairly poor performance overall from the gadgie in the black in this game, though this has usually worked in Newcastle United’s favour so far!

In our favour, youngster Gael Bigirimana had a good game for the Magpies, as did goalkeeper Rob Elliot after his second first team outing for Newcastle, the last one being a somewhat disappointing one against Nottingham Forest in last season’s League Cup.

Elsewhere, our next Europa League opponents, Bordeaux, look to be a very big threat as they buggered Brugge 4 – 0 in their Group Stage game.

Team and match facts

Maritimo (4-2-3-1): Romain Salin (G), Briguel (c), Joao Guilherme, Valentin Roberge, Luis Olim; Rafael Miranda, Joao Luiz, Heldon (Fidelis 54), Simao (Goncalo Abreu 75), Sami, Danilo Dias (Adilson 82).

Subs: Wellington Lima (G), Joao Diogo, Marcio Rosario, Igor Rossi, Goncalo Abreu, Fidelis, Adilson.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon; Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling; Gabriel Obertan (Sylvain Marveaux 80), Haris Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 53), Romain Amalfitano (Shane Ferguson 76), Shola Ameobi (C).

Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Campbell.

Score / Scorers: C.S. Maritimo 0 – 0 Newcastle United. None.

Yellow cards: Gael Bigirimana (45), Simao (45+1), Romain Amalfitano (68)

Red Cards: None

Referee: Robert Schorgenhofer.

Attendance: 4,000.


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6 Responses

  1. Only caught the game from where Ferguson came on, but believe me it was enough.
    An even more hapless bunch than those who lucked out against Everton.
    On saying that, they did put out a lot of perspiration, but came up with very little inspiration.
    Face it a couple of these guys you can hide among a generally first pick lot, but as a whole, they looked like they are, just not ready.
    The fact is we are a small side, with a basic starting eleven, a coupla decent backups and a bunch of kids most of whom are not ready.
    I have no idea where we are supposed to go with this side, but it aint onwards and upwards.
    Spend some dosh you cheapass fkuck, you are making enough!
    And while your at it, think you could get a manager also?

  2. Chuck: I agree with you, but you are stating what has been said so many times on here.

    Of the starters, only Taylor and Santon would be in a full strength first team. It is good to see some of the young and squad players but NOT ALL AT THE SAME TIME. That means we are basically putting out a reserve team, but a reserve team who also who have no experience of playing together. If you look, these players hardly ever play together for the reserves, they are added in 2 or 3 at a time to the really young players that are regular reserves.

    Perch is showing that he is versatile, but he is NOT a right back. He has had OK games there but has had some nightmares. Monday and the first half tonight he was a liability. He had to play there though because we have no one else. That extra million we were asked for for Debuchy looks like it would have been money well spent.

    We still have a good shot against Norwich though as it will be a totally different team that we put out.