Game on! Scunthorpe v Newcastle

Who will come out on top this time?
Tonight Newcastle United kick off their Carling cup campaign against Scunthorpe at Glanford Park. The game is televised on Skysports 1 tonight as they’re obviously hoping for an upset which would have heaped further misery on our poor start to the season, they hoped anyway.

The last time the two clubs met at Glanford Park Scunthorpe were the victors in a 2-1 win. Hopefully that will not be repeated tonight, seen as the clubs are now 2 leagues apart, unlike when we played them last time as equals, well, kind of.

Alan Pardew spoke to the press this week saying that he’d like to give the Carling cup a real go this year, and hopefully end our trophy drought. That makes me think that he’s going to play a pretty strong team tonight, I imagine some of the first team with be rested, but there will be some experience amongst the youth, which is what I like to see in the cup.

Newcastle have a couple of injuries with Hatem Ben Arfa still being out and Joey Barton is being rested due to a foot injury, that’s even if he doesn’t sign for QPR. Sylvain Marveaux is expected to make his first competitive appearance tonight, hopefully he can make an impact and push for a place in the first team.

Also I’d expect Demba Ba to start in a bid to increase his fitness levels after only playing 45 minutes so far this season. Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic are also expected to feature. Steven Harper has not travelled with the squad for tonights game against Scunthorpe, I’m not sure on the reason next.

Oliver Norwood will go straight into Scunthorpe’s squad following his loan move from Manchester United, unfortunately for Scunthorpe Paul Reid is out with a groin injury, so Niall Canavan looks set to start alongside Michael Nelson at the back. Not that I really know who their better players are though.

I’d like us to give the Carling cup a real go this season as I feel it’d keep the team spirit good and give us a platform to push on. Also a trip to Wembley would be brilliant, even though this trophy is a small one it’d be good to lose the tag of the team who wins nothing.

Of course I don’t want us to put the cups in front of the league, but I feel we’ve got good enough fringe and youth players when mixed with a couple of starters to compete against other teams in the cup. So, do you think it’s worth us trying in the cups? Or would you just concentrate on the league?

Scunthorpe; Josh Lillis, Andrew Wright, Michael Nelson, Niall Canavan, Eddie Nolan, Ryan, Oliver Norwood, Sam Togwell, Andy Barcham, Bobby Grant, Chris Dagnall.

Subs; Slocombe, Thompson, Duffy, Collins, Godden, Palmer, Thewlis,

Newcastle; Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Ryan Taylor ; Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye, Dan Gosling; Peter Lovenkrands, Demba Ba, Leon Best

Subs; Ole Soderberg, Alan Smith, Steven Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi

Howay the lads!

387 thoughts on “Game on! Scunthorpe v Newcastle

  1. ….I saw loads of defecation from Cabaye, that’s what ye need if ye wanna be the best.

    ……waterhole, wildebeest, senegaleazytwompet.


  2. looks like some crazy little fellas disturbing the percussion jive to me, a vibe I am currently mostly digging.


  3. For what its worth, I thought there was a very real mix in terms of performance.

    I think Krul, Cabaye, Vuckic, Sameobi had good games. I thought Raylor and Collo were decent, Ba was very poor as was McLovin.

    I thought it was good to see Marveux complete 120 mins which will help him no end. Gosling was ok too.

    My big problem is obviously that we need a pacy decent striker, but we need 2 CB’s and 2 LB’s. I would go all out for Cissokho AND Pieters now. Pieters for CB cover too. Where is Kadar?

    If Willo is out for a length then who is the backup? I think we need defenders much more than a striker. I would play Sameobi from now on.

    Either tha or go all out for Bellemy!!!


  4. Gosling was not OK, he was absolutely terrible.

    Granted, I like the player but nothing went right for him today.


  5. Well played last night. This was a very tough trip with players missing. Some players played better than others. Marv had a great second half, got back well, tackles much better than Routledge looks faster and was neat. Vuvkic and Sammi had some neat touches. Might just be me but I thought Cabaye was a bit off the pace with some needless passes.

    Gosling showed why we need to retain Barton at the mo, He couldnt fit right in for me. Some good play by Gosling just not enough on the night, hence the being subbed.

    Sammi Has a great future, he has power in his shots! shola will be so jealous. 😆 and what about Raylor, I’d drop Simpson and play Naylor there.

    Not sure how any1 can whinge after this performance, fair enuf a little disjointed at times but the team was new to one another.

    The Sun r reporting that NOlan Roux is ready to sign, so too is Pieters.

    there should finally be some movement in the opposite direction in the next 24 hours with Newcastle close to completing a £7m deal for PSV Eindhoven full-back Erik Pieters.

    Weeks of tortuous negotiations finally produced a breakthrough yesterday, with Magpies officials reaching an agreement with their counterparts in Holland.

    Pieters is due to travel to England later today and, provided he passes a medical prior to finalising the finer details of his contract, the Dutch international could even be involved in the squad to face Fulham on Sunday

    Toonsy. can you not provide private gay chat rooms for mental patients? I logged on last night and soon realised why it was sooo quiet 😯 🙄


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