Hull v Newcastle – Premier League match preview

Tigers v Magpies
Tigers v Magpies
Newcastle head to Hull tomorrow afternoon looking to build on the nervy 1-0 victory over Aston Villa recorded last weekend.

It was the Tigers who took the points when the two sides met at St James’ Park earlier on in the season with Steve Bruce’s men recording a 3-2 victory on Tyneside.

It was probably one of Bruce’s brightest managerial visits to his homeland after suffering the humiliation of being thumped 5-1 when his Sunderland side came to town. Well you can mention Bruce without mentioning that result can you?

In fairness his Hull side have been doing well this season and now seem to have assembled an attacking pair capable of testing Premier League defences. The pace of Shane Long combined with the power of Nikica Jelavic seem to be working well together at the KC Stadium and United’s defence will have to be on guard against them.

Hull City:

Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic will return to the side after missing the FA Cup win over Brighton in midweek. Both players were cup-tied for that game. Tom Huddlestone and Alex Bruce are also available after recovering from minor knocks.

Newcastle:

Fabricio Coloccini will miss the match as he has been given permission to return to Argentina following a family bereavement. Hatem Ben Arfa and Davide Santon are injured and will miss the game however Sammy Ameobi and Sylvain Marveaux are available for selection again.

Previously…

A sparse history between the two sides means that only 17 matches have been contested since 1913. United have won seven, Hull have won six with four draws adding up the rest.

In terms of the Premier League just the three games have been played with Hull winning twice and with the points being shared on the other occasion. You can throw in an FA Cup 3rd Round tie from 2009 in there if you like but it still doesn’t make things any better with the two sides registering a 0-0 draw at Hull before once again we fell in front of our own fans in the replay.

Stats and facts…

Newcastle are looking for a 100th Premier League away win.

United have been losing at half-time in eight games this season and have failed to take a point from any of them, which is the worst record in the division.

The pairing of Nikica Jelavic (3) and Shane Long (2) have scored five goals in the five games they’ve played together.

Final thought…

For whatever reason, Hull just seem to be our bogey team. I don’t know what it is but in the modern era they’ve just been able to edge us. The win over Villa will have perked the players up a bit but will it be enough to tame the Tigers on their own turf?

Sadly I believe that win just papered over some of the cracks and instead we’ll be talking about a mauling rather than a taming. Coloccini will be a big miss again but as ever I live in hope.

Howay the lads!

Date: Saturday, 1st February, 2014

Time: 3pm

Venue: KC Stadium

74 thoughts on “Hull v Newcastle – Premier League match preview

  1. Adam Hills the Australian comedian from The Last Leg appeared on Room 101 tonight and wanted to put renaming stadiums into Room 101 and used SJP to SDA as his example. He argued so well that it was put in!!.

    I would like to nominate Adam Hills as an honorary Geordie please.

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  2. —————— Krul ——————
    Debuchy – Willo – MYM – Dummett
    —————— Tiote —————–
    —— Sissoko ——— Anita ——-
    — Gouffran – De Jong – Remy —

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  3. Sharpy ,just been having a birthday meal with Hazel and Harry and Lew and we all cheered when it went in room 101 😆

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  4. Sharpy, THANKS, 3 bunches so far, run out of vases 😆 ,had a nice day and lovely Chinese meal tonight with the kids who paid 😎 . Hazels gone home via the train station where she went to collect a pal from London. They are off to a comic con in full cosplay get up in Cardiff tomorrow, my girls a geek and proud of it. 😀

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  5. Who has she dressed up as Kim?

    I would love to go to a comic con.

    Full scale John Shepard outfit on the go 😆 😆

    Shame there never seems to any on over here 🙁

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  6. As always, hoping for a win, hoping for a good showing, wouldn’t take a draw now, so I suppose I’m willing to gamble on a win.

    Hoping it happens, if only to cheer up AMF. 😉

    No idea what Room 101 is.

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  7. [email protected]
    This guy 😆 , she goes to loads , done lady deadpool ,had pro pics done of that like and Ladydeath deadpools interest and she’s doing EmmaFrost soon. 🙄 Last time she went with an iron man, and this time she’s off with a Sherlock and two ghostbusters 😆 , sorry for late reply was busy last night. If the link don’t work it’s Bob agent of Hydra.

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b6/ee/89/b6ee89ebb87b382da1545ef231da1a91.jpg

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  8. Bris , Room 101 is a tv show here in uk where celebs can battle to put their pet hates for all eternity , in this instance SDA got voted in :lol

    Room 101 is a place introduced in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It is a torture chamber in the Ministry of Love in which the Party attempts to subject a prisoner to his or her own worst nightmare, fear or phobia.

    “ You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world. ” – O’brien

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  9. Kim… Belated Happy Birthday for yesterday 😀

    Be happy with a draw today but hoping for a win.
    It did irk me somewhat when the commentator called it Sports Direct Arena during the Villa game 👿

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  10. Have we ever beaten Hull in the PL?

    They’ve given some good sides a good beating at home and Long always causes us problems for some reason. I’d take a draw to be honest, especially the way we’ve been playing recently.

    I’m worried about our lack of creativity without Cabaye, HBA or Marvauex ect.

    Pardew saying that Remy deal will come down to what we can pay him… Well there’s a shock! 😯 I’m sure the club have only just realised that the better players want a better salary.

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  11. Oh and I hope he plays Mbiwa today instead of Taylor. We need to give the lad a run as he was just starting to get the hang if things before.

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  12. I’ve got a feeling we are going to see a brace of goals from Pappis today. 😯 😛
    A nice win today and we will gap the saints and be right on the tail of manure and everton.
    Nee bovva
    HOWAY THE LADS

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  13. 🙄
    Its great to be deluded.
    Apparently we are odds on to sign Loic Remy.
    Provided he accepts our derisory wage offer of £40k 😯
    …..and it was all going so well. 👿
    Toon Toon

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  14. Pardew reckons we could lose Remy due to not matching his 80k+ wages and the fact we’re not a champs league club. Well he signed for QPR so I’m sure if we offered enough in wages he’d consider our offer.

    We’ll hand out 40-60k for the likes of Obertan, Shola, Marv that are 2nd rate but wont add another 30k for a premium player.
    U get what you pay for so we’ll probably end up with C Cole on a free 😆

    1-0 to Hull today. The players zone takes a hit..

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  15. It’s typical NUFC luck that we get Colo back fit again and then he has to go away for a family bereavement.
    Its a good job we have STaylor in the squad. 😕

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  16. tbh I’m not a fan of big wages but we’ll end up signing 2-3 average players on the same combined wages as Remy.

    sell 5 players and spread the wages. It would be worth it in the end.

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  17. Yanga > Saylor is one of the key factors.
    Who do people think we should be playing up front?
    Do we want to chase down Everton/Man Utd or do we want to give Cisse time while the pressure is off?
    I personally (unfortunately) think we have to start Cisse. He is our only permanent striker and we don’t have much to lose even if he doesn’t play well.

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  18. I think Pardew has basically stated that Cisse has got the next 11 games to start scoring.
    With 3 years left on his contract, and having made it clear he wont be transferred by the club, Pardew is backed into a corner, and HAS to find a way to get him scoring again.
    Away from home for the next couple matches and under no pressure whatsoever, he wont get a better opportunity to find the net.
    Remy and Jong will be briefed to supply as much ball as possible to him
    Hopefully it works as we will need Cisse’s goals next season.

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  19. [email protected], Cheers mate.

    Think it will be tough to get a win today ,their home form is very good they don’t ship many goals there and we are shot shy late.

    [email protected] We’ve met 3 times in PL Hull won twice the other a draw.

    [email protected]&23 Re Remy ,Pards seems to think he likes it at the Toon , so there is a slim hope of him staying I suppose . As always it’s up to us to show some level of ambition. On Remy’s part he has achieved a call up to the French squad for the next friendly game so to that end he is getting what he wanted out of playing for us and should be happy. The deal breaker I suspect will be wages since we have a cap I believe. As you pointed out do we have one proven striker on big wages and put all our eggs in one basket, tricky if he breaks down as we would be buggered, or spread the wages over a couple so as to never be in that position hopefully, it’s a toughie.

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  20. BB, I really hope Papiss can start doing the business again ,at his scoring best he’s fantastic and it’s shocking how he’s fallen away in front of goal. I do think he played well last week his ball control was pretty good with some nice passing going on too, but that missed sitter is what people will remember but in truth Remy’s miss was an easier one to score.

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  21. Kim – its a no brainer for me.
    Offer the Lad £100k and a 5 yr contract.
    We have to have a main striker at the club. He has proven his ability.
    We have Cisse already and Armstrong coming up from the youths.
    Sign Jong up on cheaper wages and the jobs a good un.

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  22. Kim…Have to disagree about their home form, they’ve won 2 off their last 8 league home games 😉 …not that our current form is great like 😕

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  23. we could probably afford to offer even more than 100k, and so we should.
    His potential resale value will rocket too.
    Getting Remy to sign up will keep the fans on board too.
    Its a win win for Ashley and a gamble well worth taking imho.

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  24. Add in a £35M buy out clause and fatty should be laughing all the way to the bank.
    simples 😛

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  25. BB, Stop it mate, you are talking too much sense and you know when it comes to football Ashley won’t allow that. Why be proactive when you can create fecking mayhem.

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  26. 🙄
    😆 😆
    aye Kim – bring on the doom and gloom
    👿 👿 👿 👿 👿

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  27. [email protected]…who are we offering £100k and a 5 yr contract ? 🙄

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  28. Surely it is possible to avoid defeat today, we need to stifle the midfield and play on the break. Easy really… 😆

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  29. A win would be nice though especially as next week ends game has been bumped 🙁 hate not having a week end game to look forward to.

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  30. [email protected], that’s the reason for my question mate… we would all love to earn 100K a year, but for footy players and Richietoon that’s just small change ….

    Happy belated birthday for yesterday !!

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  31. Glad you mentioned it, MM. Beat Perth Glory 3-1 last night. Still 7 points clear at the top of the league. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

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  32. Richie , Shit really, thought they was doing much better than that ,but hadn’t really checked tbh. I guess because they sit 11th you get a false impression ,bit like us really 😆

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  33. [email protected], aye Pardew has a great way of bigging up the opposition, I’d really like to be in on one of his pre-match talks before the lads go out … I often get the impression that we start games well off the pace. Either the players ARE off the pace, or the instructions from the manager are somewhat wayward ?

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  34. I didn’t think you were so interested, MM. I’ll keep you posted about how the rest of the season goes 😆 😆

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  35. MM, cheers mate, feeling very old at the moment, trying to get better, steroids are helping I think .

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  36. Kim…Aye, I’m not even gonna look at our current form stats, life is depressing enough 😆

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  37. [email protected], thank flock thee and me have good teams to follow, you have Bris and I have FC Bayern… makes following the Toon somewhat easier….you old glory hunter you… 🙂

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  38. MM @ 54: you got it there, mate. Shite game last night, mind. One moment of magic from Thomas Broich among the Benny Hill like attacking and defending from both teams. Great to see William Gallas huffing and puffing and shaking his head at the ineptness of his colleagues.

    But I spent most of time watching the adverts like other people on here, although I can’t remember any of them now. However, today I’m tempted to buy some whitegoods, a freezer, fill it choc-a-bloc (heh heh) with ice cream. Might also change my house insurance and buy a tonne of coffee.

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  39. BB: 3 defeats by the Jets this season. They’ve been a bogey team since day one of the A-league.

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  40. I love how you guys are so interested in the Roar, but come on, fellas, this is a Newcastle blog. Let’s stick to the topic, eh?

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  41. Who sent for this bloody rain 👿 I blame Richie,don’t fancy our chances at Hull and nee Colo,I don’t think pardew rates Jong to much if he goes forcissie again.
    KIM all the best mate bet you still feel 18 in your head,its the body that does not agree . 😆

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  42. Good to see Abeids doing well and maybe back in the plans. Im sure the sarky comments about him being Cabayes replacement are doing the rounds on twatter. But if he can come back and compete with Sissoko, Tiote and Anita for those midfield spots its an early start on beefing up the squad.

    We should only need about half a dozen players at a cost of £30m-£40m nee problem with Pards kitty… 😕

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  43. I predict a big defeat today for us.
    In general i m always confident but today I m afrad we will loose, 3-1 or 4-1

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  44. Love the way the club slipped in a one liner – by the way our best player isn’t playing! Play MYM please. 2-1 win for me.

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  45. I think Hull will be a tough test for us, even though we won last week we were still very poor over all.
    So I will be pleased with a draw but really want the 3 pts and a good performance.

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  46. KIM I blame the Mrs really,everywhere she goes it rains she’s a water carrier,we went to a area in Aussie once had no rain there for five yrs it poured down for a fortnight,thinking I could hire her out I could make a few quid

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  47. Ice, 😆 that’s the sort of jinx I am . We went on holiday to Brixham when I was a kid and stood and watched the artist painting on the harbour side . There was a huge crowd watching and the guys easel and canvas fell over, he turned around looked at the crowd and of everyone there looked straight at me and said ” that was your fault!”, me mum said you don’t know how right you are mate. I have had a long rep of making things move or fall over just by looking ,god knows how or why, it’s freaky though 🙄

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  48. Ice, good job I don’t catch too many live Toon games or our strikers would be falling over left right and centre 😆

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  49. I would offer Remy 110k per week 4-5yr contract.

    I’m going to change my mind and go for a 2-1 win 2day. Pardew reckons the players are back in the zone. a win last week and a week of prep.

    Toon Toon!

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