Newcastle United vs Maritimo Europa League match banter!

Posted on November 22nd, 2012 | 62 Comments |

S.C. Maritimo v Newcastle United.
Can we go through this evening?
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Thursday, 22nd November.
Kick off: 8:05pm
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Holland).

Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feture for this evening’s Europa League game against the Madeirans of C.S. Maritmo.

With Newcastle United topping Group D with eight points, a win this evening would definitely see us through into the next round, However, if second placed Bordeaux with seven points win too, we would have to take it to the last game to find out who will top the group in the final reckoning, which could affect the strength of opposition we face in the next round.

On the other side, Maritimo, bottom of the group with only two points are just hanging on by the skin of their teeth now, and meed to go all out for two wins in their final two group games to stand any chance, so it would be no surprise if the Portuguese Men-o-War come out on the attack, as merely playing for a draw will get them nowhere now. However, for some in depth background to this evening’s game, may I suggest you check out my extensive match preview, which should tell you everything you need to know about this evening’s oppostion, and if that isn’t enough, you can also find some further background to the game in the previous pieces I wrote for our two legged battle here and here, which should be more than enough for anybody!

So for now, I will leave you with my usual reminders that I shall be updating this post with the team sheets for the match when they become available. As you can see above, the game will be screened on UK TV via ESPN, though once again, I shall also be posting some links for the game in the comments section below should you be unable to get it where you are, as well as highlights of the game, and possibly a whole match video if i can find one.

Which only leaves it for me to say

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Mike Williamson, Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano, Demba Ba.

Maritimo (4-3-3): Romain Salin; Joao Diogo, Valentin Roberge, Marcio Rosario, Ruben Ferreira; Joao Luiz, Rafael Miranda (C), David Simao, Danilo Dias, Adilson, Sami.

Substitutes: Ricardo, Luis Olim, Briguel, Rodrigo Antonio, Joao Guilherme, Ruben Brigido, Fidelis.


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62 Responses

  1. For those who have “Fox Sports Plus”, the game is being shown on Time Warner chan. 460# @ 3pm. eastern time.

  2. sirjasontoon says:
    November 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    “20,000 according to ESPN”


    So it’s 4-4-1-1 with Benny in the hole role then. Club site was wrong again.

  3. newyorkfan says:
    November 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    “we seem to be losing the ball too often.”

    We are losing the ball too often NYF. We’re one up now though so perhaps that will improve things.

  4. Decent first half, with a good thru the goalies legs goal by Marveaux.
    Again HBA was outstanding prior to possibly picking up a strain.
    Again I would have preferred Fergie. to Sammy, though he had some nice touches and will no doubt be a decent player.
    At least we not subjected to hoofball, with the side attempting to carry the ball up-field.
    Though we did give the ball away far too often.
    It’s obvious carrying the ball forward and retaining possession, is something that we need to practice, as it seems random at times.
    Of course the opposition is no where near EPL standards and we should clinch a spot in the knockout rounds.
    I really think Pardew is attempting to play football to-nite.

  5. Delighted for Marveaux… he looked hungry on Saturday and with the injuries piling up that goal should do his confidence wonders.

  6. I don’t get it, we outplay them in the first half then they outplay us in the second, seems to be a theme with this club.
    Why do we make it so hard in ourselves?

  7. i hope Abramhovic calls ashley and puts some sweet words of love in his ear & we won’t have to see anymore of pardew.

  8. sirjasontoon says:
    November 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    “Shocking Game.”

    I thought it had got a bit better SJT. Problem is though it’s because they’re having a bit of a go at last!

  9. sirjasontoon says:
    November 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    “Poor opposition Not even championship standard”

    They aren’t that bad SJT. They’d be a respectable Championship side.

  10. Well at least players won’t be jet lagged or tired for sunday…they hardly done fk all tonight.

  11. BLOODY AWFUL.I will not be watching anymore of this S::TE
    this side has only got one way to go and I’m not going to watch it.1948–2012 Ive wasted enough of my time goodbye!!

  12. @nutmag

    blimey! i thought i was on a downer with this lot!

    another dreadful performance. after the last two home games you would have thought they would have had a real go but more of the same sadly.

    thought bigi and marveaux came out with some credit.

  13. Nutmag says:
    November 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    “I’m not going to watch it.1948–2012 Ive wasted enough of my time goodbye!!”

    Unfortunately there’s no escape Nutmag, I’ve tried!

    Hell is being a Geordie.

  14. I’ve been checking for some highlights, but the only ones I can find so far is 14 seconds of little Marveaux stroking the ball through the keeper’s legs.

  15. Well! booed off the field again.
    A hapless second period, what happened ?
    Don’t ask!
    Now we have to probably get a win next game, when we could have sealed it this evening.
    Apart from Santon who play’s better each game,only Colo had a decent game and when he plays good makes Taylor a better player.
    Certainly not Sammy, who has to learn to look for the pass and not try to beat the entire team.
    Marveaux had a good first half and his goal was well taken, we need to get more goals from our midfielders and stop relying on the sometimes lone striker.
    The changeover from hoofball to a possession game is welcome, but we need to practice the basics of bringing the ball up field, those basic tactical plays.
    The rest, eh!
    Plus Krul should look for the open defender once in a while instead of just booting it, where it becomes a fifty fifty ball.
    Disappointed, but not as disappointed as Pardew, as the pressure increases, wonder how he will justify our going from a dominant first half to being on the back foot against a side that’s close to the bottom of a weaker league?

  16. Worky..Oh yes there is I gave up going to SJP last home game of relegation season and have not been back.Thats not to hard as I live in the midlands My only consession will be to pop on here to see how you are suffering now and then.Ive suffered enough.

  17. Was expecting a Happy Thanksgiving, but ended up with a hapless one instead, guess i better have a coupla Amstels.

  18. Nutmeg
    Well at least you and i have seen silverware in the day, what aboot the poor suckers who missed out, these are the true fans.
    We live in hope and die in despair !

  19. Chuck..Those days are great memories but thats all they are we will never see the likes again.Ive got a load of things I want to do in my advancing years and its not watching rubbish continually.I may sound like a pain in the ass but really its just nice to finally say thats it.Its not going to change its taken me a whole lot of years to say that. Farewell fellow sufferers!!

  20. I did say that their Fidelis should start this evening in my match preview. After he eventually came on an hour into the game, he scored and had another one chalked off because it was narrowly offside.

    Why oh why don’t managers listen to me?! :-)

  21. What a bloody shambles once maritimo woke up and decided they wanted to give us a game! SJP wasn’t even half full either

    NUTMAG I think I know how you feel mate, it’s turning me to drink again!

    worky aye they should listen to you, it’s a shame Pardew doesn’t ;-)

  22. Aye stewpot. I may have got a bit carried away somewhat but the point still stands, ie we could get a hairy team in the next round if we came second. Inter are still Italian and so are Napoli who aren’t to be sniffed at, or moneybags Anzhi Makhawotsit with Guus Hiddink and so on…

  23. @worky

    oh aye, no doubt if we f*ck up in Bordeaux we’re going to make life very difficult for ourselves.

    not sniffing at anybody mate just pointing it out.

    as well as the Italians you mention, there’s going to be plenty of very good teams in the next round.