Game On! Newcastle v Manchester City

One final time!
Well, sadly, our final home game of the season is upon us and we now only have one week of domestic football left to look forward to.

What’s that? Still looking forward to games in early May? A rare treat for United fans!

You see while all the talk will be on Manchester City and whether or not they put one hand on the title by beating us at St James’ Park, the fact remains that we have our own agenda to look after. A win today will see us jump into fourth place at the very least thanks to Arsenal and Norwich drawing 3-3 yesterday, in fact a win could even see us jump into third place depending on how Tottenham get on against struggling Aston Villa. It’s madness really!

It’s going to be tough though. Manchester City have the players to hurt anyone when they are on form so we will have to be wary of them. However that works the other way also as Roberto Mancini will have to task his players to keep an eye on one or two of our own crown jewels if he wants to take three points away from St James’ Park.

I just hope that Nigel de Jong isn’t tasked with looking after our players. Again!

For more background on the match, news of any injury problems, form guides and some fun facts you can peruse my match preview by clicking the blue text at your leisure.

The game is being broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 and via a whole host of overseas broadcasters so streams shouldn’t be too hard to come by. Having said that, if you manage to find a particularly decent one and wish to share it with your fellow NUFC fans then you can do so by leaving a link to it in the ‘comments’ section below.

That just about wraps things up for this. It’s our final home game of the season and I’m sure the players will want to send the full house home happy having secured three points and setting up a rather tense and interesting final day clash with Everton. However to do that we simply must win today.

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Krul; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba; Cisse

Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, R Taylor, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany (c), Lescott, Barry, Yaya, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Tevez

Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Kolarov, De Jong, Milner, Balotelli, Dzeko

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309 thoughts on “Game On! Newcastle v Manchester City

  1. …aye, canny game like 🙄

    Toonsy man, gera decent story up, this one’s babaaahhh 😕

    …plus some ****er keeps talking **** on it


  2. JJ@ 243 – if Arsenal draw we can’t overtake em. their GD is like an extra point.

    We must win at Everton and hope that….

    a) Spurs draw or lose
    b) Arse lose

    a) OR b) = 4th
    a) AND b) = 3rd


  3. Disapointed with the result but not overly surprised. 😕

    However, there seems to be one point from the game that hasn’t been mentioned (unless I missed the comment)

    We played Chelsea on Monday night with the same 11 as we did against City.. 4 days between games is not a huge rest but City had an extra 2 days .You could visably see our players tiring in the second half and I reckon most of them had nothing left in the tank… Cabaye ran his arse off in the first half and ran out of legs in the second.. Benny looked tired as well… I am not making excuses as the best team clearly won but with a few extra days of rest, we would have run the game out better.
    However, if we are playing Euro footy next year, we will need to learn to cope with kind of fatigue…
    Hopefully we can win against Everton and see where the chips fall from the other games… Great season all the same.. 😀


  4. Everton’s going to be a tough game, probably a bit physical too, hopefully the lads have one last big effort left in the tank to get a win and see what happens.


  5. Read some of the comments above (excluding Rodz ramblings 😯 ) and I have to disagree that the tactics were wrong from the start..
    Clearly they were spot on as we went in at Half Time 0-0 and could so easily have gone it 1 up if the luck had been with us.
    The tictacs were spot on, and is exactly how I had wanted us to start against wigan.
    However against a team of the quality that manc ****ty have, you dont get many chances, so it is imperative that you take the ones you do get.
    Both Ba and Cisse had chances to score, but missed them.
    After that the writing was on the wall 2nd half. YY Toure cost city £24M and that 1st goal was what that kind of money gets you.
    Mancinni is a good manager, far more experienced than Pardew, and he knew what to do to change things to there advantage.
    We were visibly exhausted by the end and the 2nd goal was soft defending.
    You have to give credit to ****ty, but we gave them a tough challenge.
    Thy’re not top of the league for nothing tho.
    I was well proud of our Lads, ALL of them. The result was not a surprise to me, and I was just glad we had a go at them.
    The ****ty defence was superb too and Kompany is awesome 👿
    If we had scored first it would have been a totally different game.
    We can hold our heads up high, despite the loss.
    Everton better watch out, tho, because we want 3 points there to finish off the season.
    Howay the Lads


  6. I wouldn’t have said he’s more experienced than Pardew, Pards has been doing it for many more years than him. Only thing he had was better players to bring on to change things


  7. Simon I suggest you have a look at Mancini’s career, both as a top footballer, and subsequent manager.
    Look at all the cups and titles he has won in Serie A.
    The only comp he has failed to win is the champions league.
    IMO he is FAR more experienced than Alan Pardew. Particularly at this level of football, and it showed yesterday.


  8. I was classing experience as in time doing it rather than what’s been won or where somebody has worked before


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