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Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview and match banter!

December 7th, 2013 | 72 Comments |

Two teams needing to bounce back.
Two teams needing to bounce back.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Sat 7th Dec, 2013.
Kick off: 12.45pm.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
UK TV: BT Sport.

Well both teams go into this one still reeling from defeats in midweek.

For the Magpies, Alan Pardew’s four game winning streak was brought to a shuddering halt after a tactical masterclass in adversity from Swansea’s Michael Laudrup. After losing their third striker Alvaro Vazquez to a groin strain, Laudrup reacted by bringing on Nathan Dyer and using Jonjo Shelvey in a so called ‘false nine’ role. They went on to transform the game with a goal each, with Shelvey also forcing Mathieu Debuchy into scoring an own goal for a 3-0 defeat.

Newcastle United are still roughly where they should be in the league though, seventh. Meanwhile, Manchester United certainly aren’t after their midweek defeat to Everton. The Red Devils thought they’d try a grumpy Glaswegian as manager for a change, but now find themselves languishing two places below the Magpies in ninth place with only six wins from their fourteen Premier League games so far. (more…)

Manchester United vs Newcastle United preview – Pardew banking on Colo return?

September 26th, 2012 | 36 Comments |

Paul Scholes, Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs.
Manchester United - Injury central recently.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Thurs, 26th Sept.
Kick off: 7:45pm
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester).
UK TV: Sky Sports.

The Toon begin this season’s League Cup campaign with a remarkably tough opening fixture away to the Mancs at Old Trafford. Kick-off is at 7.45pm and the tie, which will be settled on the night via extra time and penalties if required will be televised live on Sky TV.

It is widely accepted that Captain Colocinni will return for this trip to Manchester after a three match spell on the sidelines, which will be a relief to our beleaguered back four who had played three games in six days without him. Along with Colo it appears that wor Cheick will make his first appearance since the opening day win against Spurs and Pardew has hinted his “strong spine” will be completed with a start for Shola.

League Cup History (more…)

Manchester United vs Newcastle United match preview.

November 25th, 2011 | 71 Comments |

Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson.
A date with Alex "Chuckles" Ferguson awaits.
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Saturday 26 November, 2011
Kick-off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Mike Jones (replaces Phil Dowd).

Well, it’s almost time for the second of Newcastle United’s triumvirate of clashes against “the big guns” of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Like the last one, we will also face the further disadvantage of playing away in the hostile environment of Manchester United’s “Theatre of Dreams,” Old Trafford.

Stats, previous matches etc…

Much like our previous Manchester opponents last week, our recent record against Manchester United at their place is rather dire unfortunately. We haven’t won at Old Trafford for over 39 years. In the days when Supermac’s sideburns were growing ever bigger, we managed 2-0 victory in February 1972. Our last victory at St James’ Park was a glorious 4-3 victory under Bobby Robson in September 2001. In our last six games at Old Trafford we have lost five, but did manage to scrape a 1-1 draw in our opening game of the 2008/09 season. (more…)

Manchester United v Newcastle United – Match preview.

August 15th, 2010 | 55 Comments |

Old Trafford - Mission impossible?
Old Trafford - Mission impossible?
It will be a tale of two United’s on Monday evening as Newcastle return to top flight against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The task couldn’t be anymore daunting to be honest as our record at Old Trafford is less than impressive, in fact the last time we managed a win there was in February 1972, before I was even born!

Most Newcastle fans are resigned to defeat before we even kick-off, which is not being negative and is more a positive reflection on just how illustrious our opponents are. Not many teams go to Manchester United and come away with anything, and that applies all the way through the league, from top to bottom, and whilst a point would be nice it will be the performance that most fans will be looking at. (more…)