Newcastle United vs Anzhi Makhachkala Europa League match banter!

Posted on March 14th, 2013 | 98 Comments |

Newcastle United v Anzhi Makhachkala.
Only 90 minutes from the quarter finals?
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Thurs 14th March, 2013.
Kick off: 8.05pm.
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany).

Hello, good evening and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this evening’s Europa League (home) second leg against Dagestan’s finest, the Guus Hiddink managed Anzhi Makhachkala.

With the first leg in Russia ending as a 0-0 bore draw, even a draw would see us through to the quarter finals, as long as it is a score draw. However it shouldn’t be forgotten that the last time we were in Europe, we fell at this very hurdle to another Dutch old master, Louis van Gaal. His AZ Alkmaar side knocked us out on penalties after the the two legs ended 4-4 on aggregate. He hoping we don’t see a repeat of that!

Speaking in the run up to the game, Hiddink was full of the usual pre match compliments, giving his thumbs up for the new style Newcastle. He said of the team:

“From what I saw in the last games, I respect the way they are playing. It’s not a waiting team – it’s a team full of initiative – and that’s a team people like to see. That’s why we play football – for people to enjoy the team.”

He obviously missed the games before the end of January then!

But anyway, I will crack on with my usual reminders as the 8.05 pm kick off approaches as time waits for no man! So, rest assured that I will be posting the full team sheets, as well as links to watch the game online for those of you who can’t watch it on ESPN, who will be broadcasting the match live in the UK this time. Besides that, I will also be posting match highlights, as well as a video of the whole game when it’s all over. Which only leaves it for me to say

Howay the Lads!

And gan’n check to see if the teams are out yet.

Team sheets.

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Rob Elliot (G), Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haïdara, Vurnon_Anita, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (C), Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse, Moussa Sissoko.

Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Perch, Gael Bigirimana, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabriel Obertan, Adam Campbell, Shola Ameobi.

Anzhi Makhachkala (4-3-3): Vladimir Gabulov (G), Andrei Eschenko, Ewerton, Joao Carlos, Yuri Zhirkov, Odil Ahmedov, Lassana Diarra, Jucilei, Mbark Boussoufa, Samuel Eto’o (c), Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez

Subs: Evgeni Pomazan (G), Rasim Tagirbekov, Arseni Logashov, Kamil Agalarov, Oleg Shatov, Fedor Smolov, Lacina Traore.


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98 Responses

  1. toony says:
    March 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    “A score draw will see us GO OUT !!”

    Aye, cheers Toony, I was just changing that. It was a bit of rush to get this one out and I got my knickers in a twist there. Sorry.

    March 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    “GS payed about 35 mil for willian i think”

    Aye, they did Toon / GS.

    It was €35 million though, so that’s just over £30 million in olde English pounds.

  3. pards has just said we will dominate the game and look to control them on the counter. good plan heres hoping.

  4. sammy d says:
    March 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    “suprised to see shatov on the bench, thought he was their best player last week”

    Aye, I was thinking something similar Sammy.

  5. sirjasontoon says:
    March 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    “Evening Lads missed the 1st 10 mins did we come out of the blocks on fire ?”

    Er, not really SJT.

  6. Looks like we’ve set up totally wrong tonight and have lost the midfield. Doesn’t help we’ve reverted to hoofing tonight. I’m assuming Alan’s waiting for us to go a goal down before he changes the shape.

  7. Gotta disagree Jimbob for the last 5 we’ve had them.pinned back. We’re working hard and our overall game looks like a totally different team from 2 months ago. Saylor just nearly give me.a.heart attack. Losing the dreamboat is a huge blow.

  8. Simple-Tings, agreed we’ve much improved from two months ago, we are starting to look like a good team. Tonight however the game plan looks to be very very direct, which seems odd considering Pardew stated in the media of how we have a very good bunch of technical players, who only last week would pass it well on an artificial pitch.

    I hope we calm down and start passing it.

  9. If we do get a goal we must score again. One won’t be enough and Pardew loves sitting back after going ahead. This Anzhi team are better than some people have said.

  10. I know what your saying jimbob its.a.bit.more direct but im just happy they’re fearing us based on what im seeing. I can handle us not playing a slick passing game as long as we ourselves arent been passed around. Satisfying first half dunno if were gonna get a goal though how its going. On another note I <3 Santon. ;-)

  11. theres not much room in front of there back 4 to play in they defending very well

  12. One thing I like about these Europa games is the advertising hoardings around the pitch, which are such a pleasant change from the usual flashing red white and blue monstrosities.

  13. cant help but think you guys are watching this on dodgy streams cos we havent played well to be fair but there has been more short sharp passing tonight than i have seen in a long time, to start calling the hoooooooof song is way way off the mark.

  14. Yeah I don’t care how we play tonight as long as we win. But, the way we’re playing has been woeful and I can’t even see us scoring. It’s self-inflicted. Anzhi are the better side so far. We’ll be better second half. Hopefully!

  15. @Jimbob
    <<<<<<<< dos not care if it gos in off some1s backside as long as we win :)

  16. Sammy, we’ve played some really good stuff in recent weeks. I actually thought we played really well against Stoke. We mixed it up in our attacks. We seem a bit one dimensional tonight. Could be my stream though, it is shite :-)

  17. worky says
    “Anzhi whatstheirnames have a very well organised defence, as they did last time.”

    Yes they do worky as they did in moscow but they look more dangrous on the break tonight, and we havent really threatened with anything yet.

  18. Toonarmyelite, agreed! Cisse done a backside goal against West Brom this season so I’d take another!

  19. sammy d says:
    March 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “Yes they do worky as they did in moscow but they look more dangrous on the break tonight”

    Aye Sammy, they break like the wind.

  20. Jimbob, we are not playing as well as we have lately but it is definitely not because we are hoofing, we are playing loads of quick short passes but to nowhere,I would like to see a couple of hoofs to see if papisto can spring their defence.

  21. Chelsea are in trouble. I thought Anzhi edged it and could be ahead if it wasn’t for Steven “The Wall” Taylor.

  22. Worky: did you see that ridiculous “haircut” on that Inter player? Close cropped with a Baggio braid starting in the middle of the back of his head.

  23. Looks like the man down has taken the sting out of their counter attacks. Would love Campbell to make a real impression tonight.

  24. Twice in a week! Scores at the end! Scores at the endddd. Papiss Cisse! He scores at the end!!!

  25. I’m sure someone miserable git on here will say we only won cos they had 10 men but i’m happy with that result.

    Anyone know who we have next or when the draw for quarter finals is ?

  26. I’m going to get ahead of myself :) Isn’t the final in Amsterdam? That would be like a home game.

  27. Worth being late.for work! didn’t get to extra time. 2 late ones in 2 matches for cisse!

    Off to work now hwtl

  28. just watched the goal 5 times, quality cross from marvelous but exceptional movement from the “donkey” papisto, quality quality finish

  29. paulos its tomorrow it says 15th on uefa website lets hope we don’t draw spurs or chelsea they the two teams i dont want us to face if we can beat anzhi over 2 legs we can beat who is left! benfica are probably strongest team apart from english clubs

  30. fantastic end there :D have to say once again Haïdara has really impressed me, may have been getting tired legs towards the end but dam does he seem solid. as for cambell, it wasnt really the right game for him to get bought on imo, we should have bought on perch or ameobi instead, as cambell done little to affect the game

  31. Whoever we get will be tough. Chelsea have to be favourites but I wouldn’t like to have to go to Turkey, or Russia again.

    If we get Lazio, I think we will see an epic preview from Worky.

  32. I thought no seeded teams or teams fro the same country can play against each other until the semi finals. I read it at work but no idea which site I got that from. Could be wrong.

  33. how long till chuck writes an essay about how lucky we was? everytime i come here i see his dribble i feel sorry for worky to have to listen to it everyday lol

  34. Chuck’s just licking the end of his pencil…

    HWTL~! A great result. I look forward to the highlights Worky.

  35. Anzhi are a pretty handy team. If we can beat them we have a chance against anybody.

    We were a bit fortunate that it was after a 3 month break, that Willian was injured and that a player was (deservedly) sent off.

    Given the season we have had, I will take what I can get.

    Great result.

  36. Paul in Hollywood says:
    March 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    “I look forward to the highlights Worky.”

    I just have some quick ones so far Paul, I’ll be looking for better ones though.

  37. :-) Savour these moments boys. It may not be huge and were not a small team but we really need to appreciate these moments. So much negativity it feels good to be able to sit down for five and be genuinely happy at how things are looking lately. I know i sound ridiculous and sloppy the worst thing is im been serious