Newcastle United vs Chelsea match banter!

Posted on November 2nd, 2013 | 46 Comments |

Newcastle United v Chelsea.
Will Pardew give Mourinho a good slap?
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Date: Sat 2nd Nov, 2013.
Kick off: 12.45pm.
Referee: Lee Mason.
UK TV: BT Sport.

Of course, the Chelsea Pensioners will be huge favourites for this one, just as the Manchester Citizens were in Wednesday evening’s League Cup clash. However the Magpies weren’t too shabby at all in that one for the first hour or so and held the Citizens to a 0-0 draw at the final whistle, finally succumbing in extra time. There’s no extra time today so will the Magpies be able to keep a clean sheet against moneybags Chelsea this time?

Meanwhile off the pitch, there has been talk of another protest, this time at Mike Ashley’s banning of the biggest local media house from the St James’ Park media facilities. After that, they also banned fans organisation the Newcastle United Supporters Trust from the club’s “Fan Forum.” This was allegedly for having the cheek to take their own minutes of the meeting, though we all know, it that it was really for their involvement the recent march before the Liverpool gane back on the 19th October. Fans have been urged to take one of NCJ media’s local titles, The Chronic, the Journal or the Sunday Stun to the game and wave it at Ashley and his acolytes in the director’s box just before the kick off.

What the Managers have saying.

Alan Pardew: “I think we have got an even chance against Chelsea, I genuinely do. You need those breaks and things to go your way and the first goal will be important in this fixture.”

And on Mourinho’s recent jumping into the crowd antics:

“He doesn’t want to be jumping round me because I’ll give him a slap, I’m bigger than him and he knows that. If he starts jumping in my crowd he’ll be in trouble.”

Highlights from Alan Pardew’s pre Chelsea press conference.

Jose Mourinho: “We go to Newcastle and we know that we’ve got one of the most difficult matches in the whole season. It’s very, very difficult for us to play at St. James’ – but I want to try.”

Well I’ll leave it there for now as there is no point in doing the team news as you can see the final team sheets below. As you may know, this game will be televised in the UK on BT Sport, but I will also be posting links to watch the game online for if you cant get it as well as posting highlights and a video of the whole game for those of you who can’t get to see the game live so stay tuned!

Howay the Lads!


Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy

Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech (G); Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry (c), Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres.

Subs: Mark Schwarzer (G), Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel, Willian, Andre Schurrle, Samuel Eto’o.


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46 Responses

  1. Yet another game where I just cant be arsed to watch the shite unfolding on the pitch. Havent seen the last three games and I’ve missed nowt really apart from the “battling 10 men, backs to the wall shite” against the RBD’s

    If that’s genuinely how we’ll set up today with Sissoko out of position yet again then a midday brunch with my other half seems infinitely more appealing than watching Pardwho’s lost souls :(

  2. AndyMac says:
    November 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    “Yet another game where I just cant be arsed to watch the shite unfolding on the pitch.”

    There might be some shite unfolding off the pitch too, Andy.

  3. Warning to all those watching…………..

    “We’re confident and we need to keep the game tight”

    Pardwhoism for “we havent got a hope in hell but if we defend for 90 minutes we can keep the score down to respectable numbers”

    God I hate this cnut :(

  4. Return of the 4-4-2 hoof I’d imagine. And Sissoko’s on the right because of the one instance last season he burned past Cole on the left. Although that was when Sissoko had just arrived and hadn’t had the life and soul squeezed from him by Pardew.

    Looks like another great turn out for Ashley today. W*nga clad brigade.

  5. China Worky. Got back from Hong Kong on Tuesday. Awesome place! If you ever get chance get yourself over there.

  6. Jimbob, I’ve haven’t been to the more developed places like Hong Kong, Singapore etc except to pass through the Airports or whatever. Even Bangkok and Thailand did my heed in. I’m more of an India, Cambodia, Vietnam etc type person. I like it rough! :-)

  7. “I’m more of an India, Cambodia, Vietnam etc type person. I like it rough! :-)”

    Following the Gary Glitter trail eh ? :lol:

  8. Missed out on Cambodia etc, but I went to Laos. Wish I picked one of the others though.

    I dunno why I bother watching this. We are so shite it’s depressing. There’s zero movement and when we get to the midway point of their half, we have no clue what to do and just toss it in the box. How some sections can be satisfied with this, I’ll never understand. It’s the same, if not worse than last season! Alarm bells should be ringing but they’re not, and it’ll be too late before something changes.

  9. “They like to work between your lines and it’s important we keep that area closed and condensed. If we can get to the last 20 minutes of the game, we’ve got Hatem who can come on and cause some chaos”

  10. AndyMac says:
    November 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    “Following the Gary Glitter trail eh ?”

    That’s one of the reasons I didn’t like Thailand very much, Andy.

  11. Jimbob says:
    November 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    “Missed out on Cambodia etc, but I went to Laos.”

    Laos is proper developing world did you go through Luang Prabang Airport?

    As for Cambodia they’re f***ing up Phnom Penh now. They’ve concreted over the beautiful lake there to build a load of awful tall buildings to make it just the same as everywhere else. Worst place I went to was probably Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. It was the rotting fish capital of SE Asia!

  12. Not that exciting a game, thought we edged the second quarter, though niether side appear able to break down the opposition.
    Just imagining how we would do with the right tactics, as i see we have reverted to 4-4-2 again.
    Ameobi has gone missing instead of being the projected target man,really going back in time.
    Curious, whats up with Marveaux, is he injured, been sold or what ?

  13. I didn’t see the airport Worky, I took a ‘death bus’ from the Laos / Thailand border. Supposed to be 10 hours to Luang Prabang, but ended up being 15! I knew I was in for it when at the beginning the bus had over sold it’s seats and they stuck plastic chairs in the aisle, and had passengers travel in the baggage hold. One the way back I took the boat up the Mekong river which was much better!

  14. workyticket says:
    November 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    “Worst place I went to was probably Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. It was the rotting fish capital of SE Asia!”

    China is the worst country I’ve been to Worky. So far.

  15. Jimbob, I’ve never been tempted by China despite it’s great history. I kind of boycoutted them over Tibet and the Uighurs too. C**ts.

    Tell the bastards to stop attacking this server as you’re over there too!

  16. Much better second half. They must have switched off when Pardew gave his team talk. Great ball from Cabaye. Good finish too!

  17. Right choice, Goofy was struggling on the right as they started to break through.

    Anita has made such a difference.

  18. I mean struggling on the left!

    Debuchy has started to look like the full-back we thought we were getting when he signed.

  19. Special needs indeed Paul. WTF did that come from ? Maybe I should avoid all games from now on ?

    On the plus side the Missus loved my Pork Sossidge :lol:

  20. Cannot believe i’m saying this!, But “The Special Needs one” got his tactics right.
    A lot of people i have spoken to, Thought Chelsea would put 8 past us, But the pressure was on them today.

    Darthbroon, Pardew will keep his job, If he keeps pulling the odd result, Out of the fire, Like today!

  21. AndyMac says:
    November 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    “On the plus side the Missus loved my Pork Sossidge”

    You’re as bad as Sir Jason Toon, you dorty get.

  22. Jose Mourinho must have given Chelsea an Alan Pardew style half time team talk, and Alan Pardew must have given our lot a Jose Mourinho style half time team talk. WTF happened there?

  23. Certainly a great effort was made, resulting in a satisfying win over the league leaders.
    We saw some good football, resiliant defending, that made Chelsea look average.
    The difference was in springing the counter attack, on recovering the ball, with plenty of pace from Remy, Sissoko and Gouffran.
    Debuchy played well, both going forward and excelling in defense.
    Tiote did well, putting in a good performance in breaking up the Chelsea attacks and his replacement Anita delivered the pass that sealed the game.
    Remy again showed his scoring ability and will imo, have a good season.
    Santon, played well, staying at home and showing he can defend as well as bring the ball forward and i believe the possible curbing of both full backs runs, have managed to firm up the defense.
    Starting Shola was a mistake, though he played no worse than Cisse, who it appears has totally lost confidence.
    But a satisfying win that should build confidence for the tough upcoming schedule.
    And a deserved three points.

  24. Well credit where credit is due, Debuchy’s certainly getting alot better now. Still a bit of a bull in a china shop sometimes though, once with Mata in this game. Defence has actually been better without Coloccini in the last two games at least.

    Iron Mike is a defensive colossus, isn’t he Chuck? Just like I said he would be. :-)

  25. Hmmm! got a choice of six games playing simultaneously, which to watch, guess i’ll switch back and forth.
    The result of the NBC network buying certain rights, without figuring things out, jerks, someone should be sacraficed.
    Stoke leading S’ampton one zip.

  26. I think Collo, and even more so, Saylor, will need to fight to get back into the side. Tiote is transformed with the captain’s armband, and Iron Mike and Mbiwa have both been very solid.

  27. Worky
    He Played well apart from an early couple of mistakes which couldda resulted in goals, but i’m not going to get on his case about it.
    However we should spend some money on bringing in at least one good CD and perhaps a good veteran, who can play the occasional game, or fill in for injured players.
    Much like Psycho or the French striker we signed a few years back, guys who would come cheap to wards the end of their careers, but add a bit of experience and skills.

  28. Paul in Hollywood says:
    November 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    “Tiote is transformed with the captain’s armband, and Iron Mike and Mbiwa have both been very solid.”

    Paul, it was a very good team performance but Tiote was actually one of our lesser players today.

    Debuchy and Remy were two of the best but the whole defence was good today. I think each defender had one little scare each, but they should against Chelsea and they still kept a clean sheet.

  29. On to-days defending, Tiote did some Trojan like work and Pardew possibly figured out that giving lease to both fullbacks to bring the ball up, had something to do with the leaky defense and possibly asked them to curb their charges forward.
    Tiote could be the new Beckenbauer, if he could improve his distribution.
    But the one most important part of to-days win, was the willingness to work hard, to put out that physical effort.
    The technical and personal abilities are there, just a matter of direction and required effort needed.

  30. Anita transformed the game today.

    Iron Mike and Yanga-Mbiwa were solid in the middle. Torres looked lost which, considering his recent form, was quite an achievement.

    Debuchy and Sissoko both rediscovering a bit of form.

    And the mackems are imploding at Hull… great days.

  31. stewpot says:
    November 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    “Anita transformed the game today.”

    Got the assist for the second goal, stewpot.

    As I’ve mentioned before, for someone who was brought in as more of a defensive player he really does set up alot of scoring chances and is a huge asset in attack. It’s funny watching try to beat big lumps for headers though.

  32. Hopefully MYM’B is not going to become the designated goat, following our leaking goals of late.
    The fact that both fullbacks may have something to do with it, both being fully employed in their defensive roles to-day, apart from the fewer number of charges upfield.
    What was particular pleasing to watch, were the quick breakouts and pace of Sissoko, Gouffran and Remy.
    Instead of how we started, with long boots to Shola, who is no Shearer when it comes to holding up the ball, a tactic 4-4-2 that Pardew always reverts to.
    We played well in the latter part of the first half, when we tried to keep possession when andvancing the ball.
    It was a quick breakout that resulted in the first goal and with Chelsea pressing at a goal down, continued to defend well, meanwhile looking for that quick break.
    Something we should have been doing in the past when leading, instead of parking the bus with ten men behind the ball.
    It’s a slow learning curve for both Pardew and Ashley.

  33. Horses for courses.
    Yes Anita provided the pass for the second goal, but it was Remy who made it happen and it was no easy goal.
    He has scored six so far,most of which he made for himself, by either being open or by anticipation.
    This guy is a natural goalscorer, and playing with people like Gouffran, Sissoko and Marveaux, who all have pace and the ability to score, could terrify any number of defenses.
    Just have to employ the right tactics.
    I dont know where the idea that Anita was a defensive midfielder came from, his talent appears to be, more that of a playmaker.
    Now young Bigirimana can do both, a combination of Tiote and Anita, just needs experience and by the way what’s happened to both he and Marveaux, who i would rather see come on to relieve Gouffran, than Obertan.
    Now that we have some strength in midfield, perhaps it’s time to trade those not getting starts, for a couple of wingers.
    Though have to say we did stretch Chelsea a number of times to-day.

  34. Happy days, excellent 2nd half display after keeping them quiet for first half
    Sunderland were beaten, had two sent including the lump Cattermole and an injured goalkeeper, and the bindippers were outclassed by Arse – happy days indeed