Expect a stronger side to be played this evening


Colo back in action this evening
Newcastle take on AS Monaco this evening in what will be our second game of pre-season to date.

Kick-off is at 7pm local time (6pm UK time) and the match is scheduled to be broadcast live from the Hacker-Pschorr Sports Park Arena courtesy of ESPN.

Newcastle lost their opening fixture of the pre-season schedule 1-0 to German third division side Chemnitzer FC although it must also be pointed out that our starting line up barely resembled the one which will start in the opening Premier League game of the season against Tottenham Hotspur in approximately one months time and was instead filled with what can be called fringe players and prospects.

However this evening we are likely to see a stronger line up with Fabricio Coloccini set to start and Papiss Cisse, Cheik Tiote and Sylvain Marveaux likely to play some part in proceedings this evening. There will still be a chance for some youngsters to shine with James Tavernier tipped to start at right-back with an opportunity for more to shine during the course of the match.

I remember a time when Newcastle played AS Monaco in the UEFA Cup. It wasn’t that long ago to be fair and if I recall correctly they knocked us out (remember Jean Tigana and has chewy matchstick thing?). Right now though they languish in the French Ligue 2 after failing to win promotion back to Ligue 1 at the first attempt. In contrast we’ve followed the same path but managed to escape the second tier at the first time of asking and now we’re back in Europe.

Funny how things work out isn’t it?

256 thoughts on “Expect a stronger side to be played this evening

  1. Toby le Rhone says:
    July 16, 2012 at 20:31

    …….Is it true Douglas cannot leave Holland before 24 August or he cannot receive Dutch nationality status

    As I understand it the issue isn’t about his nationality status – as far as I’m aware he already is a Dutch citizen. The problem in his case seems to be that he doesn’t have a “clear connection” with Holland (ie. he wasn’t born there and/or doesn’t have a Dutch parent or grandparent). In these circumstances, according to FIFA rules, simply being a citizen of a country isn’t enough – the player also needs to satisfy the 5 year residency requirement before he’d be eligible to play for the national team:


  2. Morning wombats πŸ˜›


    I’ve told you football is a simple game and must not be over complicated.

    I’m sorry I could write an essay on the difference s between Ba @ Carroll but in truth, it’s not required. It only requires a few lines. πŸ˜‰

    Surely you got the message when several others chipped in and agreed with me. 😯


  3. Remember an old Troy saying;

    “Facts are carpet-tacks under the pneumatic tyres of theory.”



  4. I thought the old Troy saying was – Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  5. I wonder if anybody can tell me why NFL franchises are so rich. No doubt they pay their players extraordinary sums of money, and surely they must all have similar issues to PL teams, and they haven’t got a world sport as a product. Yet all 32 franchises make the Forbes top 50 list.

    Is there something there that football teams could learn from?


  6. Ref AC, wasn’t it reported at the time that we were entitled to 25%+ of any sell on clause so if he’s valued at Β£20m 😯 πŸ™„ then we’d only have to cough up Β£15m or maybe we aren’t interested at all and are just trying to drive the price up so our share of the fee is greater…..surely Ashley wouldn’t be so underhanded 😯 πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  7. Thanks Richie @ 235. Nothing spectacularly different happening there, except this bit:

    ‘demographic research has shown that there is a growing number of people who do not even enjoy watching the game of football who gather to watch the commercials featured at commercial breaks and at half-time.’

    Aye it’s certainly a different culture there, then


  8. when a NFL game can go for 5 hours, there are a lot of commercial breaks to make money from.. 😯


  9. House hunting mate, been reading the threads but generally too stressed to come on here and bite my tongue at the same time πŸ˜‰


  10. Any luck with house mate ??

    Your lack of input has left me with nowt much else to do than to argue with Troy πŸ˜† Oh well it passes the time πŸ˜‰


  11. Got an offer in, probably a bit out of our reach but shy bairns get nowt. If it doesn’t happen then I’m fairly confident of getting the next one on the hit list….be easier and less stressful buying LDJ or AC though πŸ˜†


  12. Richie

    “maybe we aren’t interested at all and are just trying to drive the price up so our share of the fee is greater…..surely Ashley wouldn’t be so underhanded 😯 πŸ˜‰ :lol:”

    You don’t half make some good sense some times for a thick old git πŸ˜‰ πŸ™„

    Richie stays off on Mondays now because he doesn’t feel he gets the attention he deserves not being abused – it being his day off and all.

    But ye Richie, I reckon that is the exact reason. I can’t see why else Ashley and co would want Carroll back. I certainly don’t.


  13. Richie @ 237 I like your thinking. However, Β£35M plus a sell on clause would be driving a stiff bargain. The flaw is that sell on clauses are worked out on profit. So sell for say Β£43 Million and with a 25% clause we’d pocket Β£2M.


  14. Actually, I don’t see why anyone with half a pea in their head would want Carroll back here for around the quoted 15mil!!

    We ripped Liverpool off big time, why would we want our own arses raped, he is only worth around 10mil max… I’m sure even Troy agrees with me there.


  15. Rich, good luck with abode mate… fecking hate house hunting and even worse, moving all the shit that gets collected along the way… πŸ‘Ώ

    I genuinely believe we are after Carroll, nothing would make Ashley happier than to buy something back on the cheap, that he sold in the first place for a mint πŸ˜†


  16. Blackley & Brownlie
    I doubt the Carroll clause was based on sell-on profit. Only because I can’t believe that Ashley is thick enough to believe that Carroll would ever be sold for more than 35mil ever again.

    And I do believe Liverpool and KD are daft enough to have agreed to it… πŸ˜†


  17. JJ – I’ve never heard of a sell on clause based on anything other than profit. I can’t believe any club would be so stupid. It’s stretching the bounds of all credibility to think we’d get a share of the whole of any future sale proceeds after already exacting Β£35M from the daft shell suited b*st*rds.


  18. I have never heard or seen anywhere that there was such a clause in the deal ,are we sure there is one. πŸ˜•


  19. This will put an end to the Carroll speculation… even if we half his wages it will still be 60k per week… no way we will pay that 😯 πŸ˜†

    Bobby Shinton number 9
    February 1, 2011 at 11:26

    My source reckons Carroll is in bits at the mo………… He was told immediately to accept the offer from Liverpool .
    Can’t understand why you think he should accept 40k a week when he’s being offered 120k.


  20. JJ….agree that it would be hard to believe that Ashley would think he’d sell for more than Β£35m but at the same time, like B&B I’ve only ever heard of them being “profit based”

    Kim….You can never be sure as could just be paper talk but yeah, was quite widely reported at the time πŸ˜‰

    Aussie…cheers πŸ˜€


  21. Aussie ,Blimey ,I never read that at the time ,that was some deal they struck then if true.That would surely impact on any deal with did with them now then. πŸ˜• Also read in the Mirror yesterday that his wages are actually Β£75k a week ,though Shaun Custis says Β£80k.

    SSN REPORTING Toon to make a revised offer for AC.


  22. Kim, forget those sources regarding Carrolls wages… Troy Stavers /Bobby Shinton is the only source you can rely on πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  23. Aussie tbh I’m pretty sure he’d take a huge reduction just to come home and end what has turned into a nightmare . πŸ˜‰


  24. @JJ

    I reckon Β£15m is the limit for AC.

    That Bobby Shinton was a character wasn’t he? He never gets on anymore. He wasn’t banned was he?
    Something at the back of my mind is suggesting he died suddenly of a laughing fit. πŸ˜†

    Can’t have enough of those characters. Can you imagine the amount of nighty night, wide awake clubs there would be without Bobby et al shaming them. πŸ˜›


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