Game On! Brighton v Newcastle

Game on at the AMEX
Game on at the AMEX
Welcome one and all to this “Game On” article which today will see us do battle with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Yes that is correct, the FA Cup is here once again and ordinarily I’d be up for the cup. I just can’t seem to get myself excited about this year though.

Still that is just me and I don’t want to tread on any toes so if you still have love for the cup don’t let me get in the way. We still have to play the game anyway so me may aswell try and win the damn thing, although we’ve been trying, and failing miserably, to do that for weeks now. Perhaps, in that case, the cup could be just the distraction we need? I doubt it…

United head to Sussex looking to avenge our fourth round exit of last season when Will Buckley’s deflected strike was enough to give the home side a 1-0 win and send Newcastle tumbling out of the cup to lower league opposition for a second year running.

The match preview for this game is online here for you to peruse at your leisure. It features news of injury concerns for both sides, a brief look at the history of the fixture and some facts and stats to whet your appetite.

As ever team news will be published in full below, and today it will be provided by Big Dave as I don;t actually finish work until halfway through the first half. I’m sure he’ll have the team news up as and when it becomes available.

We’re on ITV1 which is when you know the masses are looking for an upset, but on the plus side it should mean that getting a stream from them, or from any of the overseas broadcasters showing the game, should be pretty easy. Once again normal rules apply and if you happen to find a decent one then please feel free to share it with your fellow NUFC fans.

Howay the lads!

Brighton:Ankergren; David, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Hammond, Bridcutt, Dicker; Orlandi, Mackail-Smith, Barnes

Subs:Kuszczak, Dunk, Crofts, LuaLua, Buckley, Dobbie, Hoskins.

Newcastle: Elliot; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, Santon; Anita, Bigirimana; Obertan, Abeid, Sammy Ameobi; Shola Ameobi.

Subs: Krul, Dummett, Ferguson, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Campbell, Ranger.

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543 thoughts on “Game On! Brighton v Newcastle

  1. the kid – the games you mention, we got trounced because we cannot defend. until the defence is sorted out, we will continue to get trounced. you can play all the pretty football you like, but you’re heading south if you make schoolboy errors like we do at the back. we’ve lost our top goalscorer now too.


  2. B&B

    I agree, and that’s why we have recruited Debuchy and now need to recruit another CB. However, not all sides have the attacking quality of the last three teams we have played in the league.

    RE Demba: Yes, we have lost Demba. However, I’m more than confident in Cisse taking responsibility and scoring the goals we need,


  3. …thank goodness for the somewhat anachronistic back-pedal brake.

    …or was that just me. Haha, Ferguson is an awld gadgie man!

    …he’s a ****eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen RAAAAAADgie



  4. Just had a quick look at the history of our backroom staff and it’s not too difficult to see why they’re failing.

    John Carver – Unemployed before coming here and wasn’t fancied at either Plymouth or Sheffield United.

    Steve Stone – Reserve team coach promoted to first team coach.

    This is why the coaching is so poor at the club. These guys probably can’t believe their luck at getting jobs around the first team of a Premier League club and are probably being paid peanuts. Once again, this is what it comes to. Penny pinching…


  5. We need to hire proper staff for such key positions as Assistant Manager and First Team Coach. How can our players respect these two? What have they achieved. Carver may have worked under Sir Bobby, but look at his career since. He’s not good enough.


  6. so we’re in France now mulling over a game Remy is playing in?? I thought we had Carrs report on this player and we had identified him a while back… but still we send Llambias to watch him. This can’t be right / paper talk surely.

    Also in attendance is Arry who is also keen on the striker. Reminds me of the time we went to watch Dirk Kuyt after weeks of identifying only to see him sign on the dotted line for L’pool..

    We apparently identified players last season so lets make it happen and stop dithering.


  7. Mark,

    Who is more likely to convince Remy.

    Arry who is the actual manager of QPR has a good record for player relations and PR ability, his side has just beat Chelsea and they can offer huge wages…

    Or Lambias who is a director notorious for bad PR and negotiation skills unwilling do do anything other than haggle for the extra penny. Our side has won three of our last 14 and is in free-fall.

    Just don’t see it happening now…

    I see we also got the full 7.5 million from the Demba Ba sale. His representatives got 2.5mil over and above that amount.

    So we are once again in the black for a transfer window!


  8. With all our French players, would it not make sense to employ a top French manager???

    Rudi Garcia? Or at the very least a European manager.


  9. Brede Hangeland’s contract expires this year. Surely he would be worth a little bid. He is 31 so could get a decent two years out of him.



    The list I provided are now throw away names. πŸ™„

    I seriously thought they were managers who are available who would work under Ashley’s regime , only cos they are desperate as was Pardew.

    I ask B&B to give us one name. Just one. It’s been 4 weeks since you mentioned it. Surely you’ve come up with one. 😳 😳 😳




    You make a good point when you sarcastically state “lets wait til its too late. That should do the trick.”

    I respect your point of view. There’s nothing wrong with wanting Pardew sacked if all you can see is relegation. I don’t agree with you as its still too early for me and I do believe we will get out this mess and avoid relegation.

    However, B&B predicts the same. He can’t see anything but relegation. Yet, he doesn’t want him sacked now.

    I understand your view Bootsy but I can’t understand B&B’s. πŸ™„


  12. GeordieDeb@408 I have somewhat the same opinion.

    When Pardew is in full flow, I’m sure his motivational skills are top notch.

    However, when the **** starts to hit the fan, it seems as if things don’t just turn a teensy weensy bit bad, they fall completely off the rails.

    Granted we have had bad luck with injuries, but we haven’t been just bad this season, imo we have been diabolical.

    There is something deep lying in that. What concerned me yesterday was how quite and non-animated the toon bench were. Every time they showed the bench Carver was lloking at his finger nails, and Stone was looking elsewhere. When the toon let in a pretty gash first goal the first thing Pardew starts doing is scribbling in a note pad.

    Really, seriously, and not taking the piss. I wonder really what he wrote down at EXACTLY that moment in time ? No funny comments please … 😳 😳 😳 πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


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