Game on! Kansas City v Newcastle.

Kansas City - There's no place like home.....
This will be one for you nightcrawlers as I’m off to bed shortly, but I also want the chance to be able to catch up on how Newcastle have done in the first match of their US tour when I wake up.

Hence the reason for this article. It’s late in the UK so it may not be busy, or it may work out well. Quite simply I don’t know, but there is no harm in trying is there? What I’m hoping for is that you guys that will be in the loop can keep us guys who aren’t in the loop up to speed with the match.

It may take some odd ways and means of doing it as no TV coverage is scheduled for the match, but you never know, a stream or some radio or some text commentary or anything may pop up and give you the chance of chatting about the match this evening/this morning/this afternoon/whatever.

As mentioned earlier, out of action are Joey Barton, Yohan Cabaye, Nile Ranger, Mike Williamson, Shane Ferguson, Danny Guthrie, Wayne Routledge and Xisco for varying reasons so we should get a decent look at some of the younger players in the squad, particularly Mehdi Abeid who has apparently done nothing but impress since his arrival and is now being looked at with a view to being used in the first team.

Hopefully the match will give us another good run out, but most importantly I’d like to hope that we don’t pick up any more injuries. We’ll have enough of them to deal with throughout the season no doubt so it’s best that they are avoided right now!

Searing temperatures of 100ºF are expected at LiveStrong Park so fatigue will be a problem for our boys. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see a few substitutions throughout the game. Meanwhile Kansas are in the middle of the MLS season so they should be much fitter and will of course be more acclimatised to the weather.

Let’s see how it pans out eh? I’d predict a score but, with the greatest of respects, I don’t have a clue about Sporting Kansas City so wouldn’t even know where to start! Naturally if you guys can find any, and I mean any, forms of broadcast then please feel free to share them with the rest of your fellow Newcastle fans.

As for me, I’ve worked for 14 hours, it’s late, I’m at work again tomorrow, and I’m off to bed. I hope you have fun and I expect to see plenty of comments and banter from you guys who are up and about at this time of day.

Howay the lads!

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152 thoughts on “Game on! Kansas City v Newcastle.

  1. Lol. Is that your way of saying ‘oops I was wrong’

    I didn’t say I thought little of Cabaye. I said he’s been sold a pup. They’ve clearly told him they have plans to try and get into Europe this year. They told us there aim was not lower than 10th. There is clearly a large difference in the amount of ambition required to get a place in Europe over the amount of ambition required to get 10th.

    As for Cabaye looking into it?
    Besides talking to Keegan I’m not really sure, what he could have done.
    He asked them what their goals were, and they clearly (i’ll be kind to them) exaggerated their ambitions.

    Maybe he would have thought twice about coming if they said ‘we plan to float around the middle of the table, with a bare bones squad, praying for no injuries and hoping to sell off anyone worth money on deadline day without getting in replacements’

    I mean, you have to admit it doesn’t have the same zing as ‘oh yeah, we’ll be back in Europe in a year’


  2. In fact even if Cabaye chose to leave due to a mid table finish, i wouldn’t think little of him.
    I would think little of them for telling him that they were going to show ambition they had no real intention of showing.
    You tell lies and it often comes back to bite you sooner or later.

    Hopefully he won’t, but I certainly wouldn’t blame him if he did.


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