Game On! Newcastle V FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Welcome one and all to our Game On article in which you can join the legions of NUFC faithful throw abuse at our boys in Black and White for 90 minutes with the odd compliment chucked in here and there.

We get back onto our geet canny European adventure this evening against the toughest opposition we have faced in the competition so far and it’s against a side that are coming into this one in fantastic form.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out Martin Gibson’s fantastic match preview here which provides a great build up to this one which I won’t try to replicate. There has been a lot of discussion on which starting line-up we will play and I think it’s fair to say that if we perform against this outfit as we have so far in Europe then we’ll be in for a tough time.

In previous Euro games this season I expected the fringe players who were given a chance…namely Marveux, Obertan and Gosling….to really try and stamp a place on the first team but to say they were lacklustre would be an understatement. In the earlier games we were relying solely on Ryan Taylor to either create one or score one and didn’t seem to have a Plan B.

Going out of the league cup should make the guys who do get a chance this evening more motivated to stay in this competition as there are now less games to stake their claims for first team football.

Some of my favourite NUFC memories have been in Europe and I really hope they take this competition seriously as with our current performances in the league it’ll be the anly way we’ll qualify! Whey! Ever seen a Mackem in Milan?

Teams News:

Newcastle: Elliot; Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Anita, Tiote, Cabaye; Cisse, Shola Ameobi (c), Obertan.
Subs: Harper, Santon, Gosling, Bigirimana, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Ba.

Bordeaux:Carrasso, Henrique, Obraniak, Sane, Gouffran, Jussie, Plasil (C), Saivet, Mariano, Planus, Tremoulinas
Subs: Olimpa, N’Guemo, Bellion, Diabate, Chalme, Marange, Traore

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171 thoughts on “Game On! Newcastle V FC Girondins de Bordeaux

  1. Man oh man, we cuffed Bordeaux 3 -0 without HBA, Collocini and Ba….man am I happy… get in ya beauty !!!


  2. Munich-Ready to eat your pre match words mate. Wasn’t Pards going to get it wrong and we were going to get pounded?



  3. Great result… nice to wake up to a 3 nil win :mrgreen:

    Axel, all the best mate!

    I think Eminem has made the worst call of the day a couple of threads back 😆 😆 Maybe he was working on the old reverse psychology theory 😯 😆


  4. AMF-I see you spotted it too 😆

    TC-The dreamboat is back. Captain Cabaye returns, avast ya swabs! 😛


  5. Newkie yeah mate 😉 what time is it over your way?
    TC – You’re a worry 😯 😆


  6. Newkie, maybe you are channeling the spirit of Rodzilla mate… he is normally the only one up at these hours over your way… although you are making sense which is not always the case with Rodz 😆


  7. Aussie, to be fair i’m usually on here reading Rods posts when he does them. I have replied on the odd occasion, usually I let him be though 😆

    I have to say I am very disappointed with his “arse crisps” attempt tonight. Poor effort Rod, you’re letting the side down 😕


  8. Agree Newkie, Rodz has lost his edge now that he is working for the man :mrgreen:

    And just a final thought for you Axel… It will all be o.k. Big Dave had a nut shot off in World War 1 and he has gone on to live to the ripe old age of 107 😆 😆


  9. Newkie, Aussiemag, sorry I haven’t gotten back to you before, I’ve been busy chomping on my words. When are you both gonna learn that I talk bollocks… 😆 😆 Another Lawrensian prediction from MM…. 😆 😆

    Never saw the game cos we were at the Oktoberfest, but man oh man what a great result ! Howay the lads, hopefully that result puts wor lot in fine fettle for Sunday….


  10. What pees me off is that we may meet Man City in the knock out round 👿 👿 I think it’s way out of order that the rich boys get a second bite of the cherry by getting a slot in the Europa League.. 👿 .


  11. No stress Eminem 🙂 what’s your prediction for our game against manure on Sunday 🙂 🙂


  12. MM thats what pisses me off about the Europa, I don’t think the CL clubs should be getting rewarded for failure.
    Aussie I think your getting Ice and me mixed up me old bean. 😉

    Axel good luck mate and try not to worry too much


  13. Aussie 3-2 toon….you heard it here first … 😉 😉

    Big D….spot on there with the Champs League…. they earn enough money without getting a second bite of the cherry….. 👿 👿


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