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45 thoughts on “Newcastle V FC Girondins de Bordeaux – Europa League match preview

  1. Extremely tough game especially with Man U in the back of the mind.

    Would like to see;

    Elliott,
    Simpson, Willo, Perch, Fergie
    Birigama, Cabaye, Anita,
    Marveaux, Obertan
    Ameobi

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  2. My team would be…

    Elliot
    Anita, Williamson, Perch, Tavernier
    Bigi, Tiote
    Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ferguson
    Cisse

    Good Mix of youth and experience. Start making subs around the hour mark – probs looking to bring off Barfa, Cisse and Cabs.

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  3. Either of those teams would do me, TC’s has the slight edge tho for me 😉

    Great preview Martin, a good read.

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  4. Would love to see tiote and HBA but cant see pards risking it with man u on sunday 🙁

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  5. Liam – I agree about HBA but I think Tiote one of those players who needs a run of 5 or 6 games before he gets into his stride so I think 60-75 mins would stand him in good stead for Sunday.

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  6. I like TCs team @2

    Im expecting a stronger team than the other UEFA matches and im also expecting a more motivated team for tonight, We’ll certainly need one for sunday and if they cant get themsels up for a certain match after the international break they are in the wrong business… 😈

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  7. If morale is sagging, which it at least appears to be, then we need to start winning games playing better football. That will lift jaded or tired heads.
    We need to generally junk 4-4-2 we just don’t play good football using that system with our bunch of players.
    We need to start fielding a better team in the ‘less important’ competitions.
    There’s every chance we will get beaten by Man U anyway. So why not try to make sure we put Bordeaux away in style using a strong mix of experience and youth. If we can wallop Bordeaux the morale boost might help against Man U anyway.

    Therefore I find myself in agreement with TC’s team selection, with substitutes at 60 minutes if we are winning to save legs for Sunday, if necessary.

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  8. Have to play Cisse and rest Ba this game for me.

    Rest Santon and rest Tiote and Ben Arfa. The other first teamers can all interchange.

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  9. Rest Tiote? JJ, Tiote needs to get some game time and some miles in his legs.. needs 60-70 mins at least.

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  10. I expect strong performances from Marv and Obertan tonight, both of whom are no doubt angling for a move back home…. 😆

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  11. I expect Pards to rest HBA, Ba, Tiote, and Santon. Outside of those players, we could see quite a few regular starters.

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  12. I hope for a Newcastle win tonight, but i will follow the FC Copenhagen match today.

    I see the French side are expecting to start with a full force of 1st teamers.

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  13. I’d actually start Santon and Tiote, Tiote as he needs game time and Santon as he’s one that never looks jaded-leave Benny on the bench if they prove too hard to break down bring him in for the least effective winger..

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  14. Great preview Martin .I quite like the look of TC’s team for tonight ,we need to have the right mix of youth and experience imo. And it’s true that a win tonight would be a great moral booster for sundays game.

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  15. We’ll get cuffed tonight, cos Pardew will get his tactics wrong, and because Bordeaux will take this game seriously. We struggled against Greek minnows, why should we perform better with a makeshift side against a strong full strength French outfit… 👿 👿

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  16. I’ve never known so many people to agree with me on here. 😯 Quick – someone call me a cnut to help restore equilibrium! 😆

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  17. It would be brilliant if the real toon turned up tonight and turned the Frenchies over. It would do wonders for morale, amongst the players AND the fans. I reckon that our Francophile players hold the key this evening, let’s see what you are all made of and pull your full weight for the black and white stripes…

    Come on, get stuck in !!!!

    Reet, off to the Oktoberfest …. 😉 😉 😉

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  18. I know game is on espn tonight but does anyone know if itv r showing the game? Fucking espn not showing game in Roi.

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  19. Martin very good read mate, I just hope we put out a stronger team than in previous one’s. With the way we have been playing I think we could be struggling tonight.

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  20. Haha Newkie 😆 I bloody hate the gaa. A holes the lot of them! Give me a good dose of that foreign sport football and ill be happy!

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  21. Johno 😆

    To be fair, I actually quite like Aussie rules so I don’t mind it, but the name is a little off putting… 😀

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  22. Bout bloody time Forster was called up. Good on Hodgson for finally taking a gander north of Manchester.
    Looking forward to the game tonight though wont be able to see it, history essay needs to be typed up for tomorrow. 🙁

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  23. I really think Pards is gonna start 442 today. Shola is gonna start and u just know that Cisse will be next to him. Expect Jonas on the left again, offering nothing offensively

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  24. A difficult one for us I think. Pardew is caught between a rock and a hard place with defensive injuries and general lack of form. Perhaps playing against a better side will spur us on? Certainly playing weak sides like Reading hasn’t helped at all. I suppose it will be Obertan to start so I will hope for the best there. Perch at CB is a disaster waiting to happen but who else could we start? Hatem will probably be rested. I think we will see Bigi and Shola again. Just not enought to win this I don’t think. I hope the lads surprise me though.

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  25. GEORDIETWO well I seen a few on here saying that if we can pick up an odd point or 2 and win our home games we’ll get through so lets hope they’re right and we can win our home games, I too am hoping that the lads can surprise me tonight, can’t wait to see the team sheets.

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  26. Aye Big Dave I’m hoping for the best but are we really strong enough to go anywhere in this competition? Would it be better not to go through the group stage perhaps and just focus on the FA cup and the league of course? With some summer spending it would be very different but at least our youngsters are getting a fair chance.

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  27. Spurs have just scored against Panathanikos 0-1 (Dawson). Spurs have fielded a very strong side. It shows their depth. If Pardew is serious about being a top 4 side we will need several more excellent players. No offense to some of our lads but Perch, Willo, Obertan, perhaps Marveaux, Simpson, Ranger, and Xisco need to be replaced. It’s a tall order with an owner unwilling to spend to meet his own manager’s ambitions.

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  28. GEORDIETWO well we’ve no excuses cause we had a chance to strengthen the team, and it would be shit on our main players after they grafted last yr to get us into Europe if they don’t get the chance to play there 😕

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  29. It was brilliant to watch our desire and committment last season Big Dave but the owner clearly thinks a thin squad is the way to go (he likes that bulging purse of his). Let’s see what he thinks at the end of this season. Continued support of Llambias will tell the tale. He wants a silk purse for sow’s ear spending as far as I can tell.

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  30. Nice preview Martin 😎 what time is kick off? BTW Nartin, do you post ybder a pseudonym? Dont recognise your name? 😀

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  31. Yes thanks for the preview Martin. Well done. I think this is a key game to measure our committment to this competition. If Pardew fields a fairly weak side (as I think he will) we must admit this is too many games against increasingly difficult competition. The whole idea that we will compete for top 4 in the league at the same time is ridiculous. Pardew knows this but has no say in the strengthening of the side.

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  32. I honestly don’t have a problem starting Shola with Cisse in a 4-4-2. Shola is a brilliant target man and passer of the ball, really unselfish unlike the Dembas. Vuckic was very quiet when he played before, my only issue is I doubt Shola will last the 90-and in fact he might be a handy player for us vs Manure as he greatly helped in our demolition of them last year. Bring on Vuckic and Benny if he’s not effective and play along the floor 4-5-1?

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