Game On! Norwich v Newcastle

Canaries v Magpies
Canaries v Magpies
Newcastle take on Norwich this afternoon in what is a battle between two teams that have lost form in recent times.

In fairness Norwich went on a ten game unbeaten streak prior to their poor run, a luxury that hasn’t been afforded to Newcastle United this season.

I was going to write a match preview for the game, as I usually do, but my alarm clock either didn’t go off or didn’t wake me up so unfortuntely I haven’t had the time to do so. In a brief kind of preview though we are awful at Norwich generally, we’ve been awful all season and the stats don;t look pretty. That just about covers it really…

Dominating the build up to the game has been the stroy regarding the future of Fabricio Coloccini. Personally I think a big indication will be his inclusion, or exclusion, from the team today. I reckon if he plays then things may be getting blown out of proportion but if he doesn’t, what with being fit apparently, then something could be amiss and we may have to wave goodbye to the club captain.

Speaking of team news, it’s looking a little bit better on the injury front as Yohan Cabaye may make an appearance at some point today, Papiss Cisse will play and there should be a debut for Mathieu Debuchy after his signing from Lille just over a week ago. You can of course see full team news below as and when it becomes available.

Being a Saturday 3pm kick-off means that unfortunately we aen’t being broadcast here in the UK. However a rake of overseas channels are showing the game so hopefully a stream will be available. Normal rules apply, those being that if you happen to find a decent stream don’t be shy and share it amongst your fellow NUFC fans.

Which just about wraps it up. Will Newcastle manage to secure a first away win of the season or will we be faced with more travelling woes come full-time? We shall soon find out…

Howay the lads!

Norwich: Mark Bunn, Russell Martin, Sebastien Bassong, Michael Turner, Javier Garrido, Anthony Pilkington, Bradley Johnson, Alexander Tettey, Ryan Snodgrass, Wes Hoolahan; Simeon Jackson

Subs: John Ruddy, Elliott Bennett, Leon Barnett, Ryan Bennett, Danny Fox, Harry Kane, Grant Holt

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; James Perch, Vurnon Anita; Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse

Subs: Steve Harper, James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Yohan Cabaye, Romain Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger

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429 thoughts on “Game On! Norwich v Newcastle

  1. shamrock.. we are not in danger of going down at all.. i would say we are 100% nailed on certs for relegation.. where are the ashley bum boys 🙂

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  2. FJ

    Maybe Remy reckons he couldn’t possibly not get first team football with a team as **** as ours. So he wants to come for the confidence boost so he can feel like Messi on the training ground.

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  3. Welly might come out and tell us to consider Pards feelings should he be sacked and the fallout it may have for the squad. 😆 craig, it’s dire mate. Even if we fluke a win, it would not change the fact that we have completely forgotten what footy is all about. Who would have thought we would return to the Fat Sam tactics – only to take it ti a whole new level! 😳

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  4. Any footballing owner would call a meeting on Monday to find out what is going on coz the players just don’t seem to have any urgency or fight about them. It’s a different set of players but the same story as the Brighton game, just don’t seem to want to work for the ball.
    If I was Ashley I’d be calling the players, coaches and manager into a meeting to find out what the hell is going on?!

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  5. Jeez this is awful – we need someone to pull something out the bag – sadly I think it’ll be someone from Norwich

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  6. Sharpy,

    I don’t think Fat Ash know enough about football or cares enough about Newcastle to actually take note of anything. He probably just sees it as a distraction as leaves things to Lambias.

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  7. sharpy17…. ashley is the very reason they are like this. leadership comes from the top, its a management thing and everyone in the whole world knows our owner does not care about nufc, he cares fro profit and money. that filters down, he dont give a **** so they dont give a ****., you reap what you sow.

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  8. Even Kruls lack of urgency shows we are only after the point. AGAINST NORWICH!!!! Ambitious manager we got!

    Feck of Pards.

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  9. Toby,

    Really, don’t be ridiculous. He’s had one game in the middle, and considering the shower of **** that’s gone on behind him today and the pathetic attempts at through balls and crosses can you really blame him for not scoring?

    Every single player has been crap today with the exception of Krul which says a lot on its own.

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  10. Game over 0.0 , 1 point I didn’t expect but we are really really crap lads and down for sure unless plenty signings made asap.

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  11. M
    Again, Debuchy hasn’t been here a week.

    These are good players, they don’t become this **** overnight. The problem clearly stems from the coaching and terrible management.

    The sooner Pardew leaves the better. I said earlier today that I though he should stay until the end of the year because we wouldn’t find anyone better. But we get worse and worse each game and I honestly can’t see ANYONE being worse at this moment in time.

    The players need a lift from somewhere…

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  12. I definitely would have taken a point before the game. The quality of play was horrendous though. Where was the attacking energy of MUnited or Arsenal?

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  13. 1 point is at least better than nil. If we want to really stay up, we must beat Reading next week. They will be fairly confident after winning today.
    Always bad time.

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  14. Solano @273 ,Took the words out my mouth mate ,why can’t we raise our game for the smaller clubs like the big boys .I wonder if those two big scoring losses have really effected our confidence.

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  15. Well I wonder what Pards will say this time… ‘Well done to the players in such difficult circumstances and such a difficult ground to come to…(touch nose)…we had a lot of injuries but I couldn’t fault the effort of some lads that should be still developing….(touch nose)…I’m sure we will get some players over the line but nobody wants to move yet..(touch nose and ear) 🙁

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  16. Toby,

    You come to this assessment after having seen him play half a season most of which has been out of position. Under the pathetic dismal aimless long ball tactics Pardew implements.

    I have followed Cisse’s career for the last four years. He is a much much better player than this. Nobody could live up to the standards he set when he first came. But he is an excellent goal scorer.

    He usually has brilliant movement too but that seems to have been completely coached out of him. Along with his confidence.

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  17. 2 ****e teams today and that was lucky for us or we would of been well beat again . Well at least Cabaye is back ,i thought Anita was poor today and you have to ask why Pardew did not sub earlier and why he did not give the plastic gangster 15 minutes at the end to try something different at least .

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  18. we should play without Cisse and have an extra midfielder, I dont think he really got more than 1 chance to shoot all match
    Absolute hopeless in attack. Not Cisse’s fault tho.
    piss poor shambolic midfield.
    No attacking game plan from Pardew.
    Pathetic

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  19. Pards will say “I thought we were the better team at times today and they lads deserved at least the point”.

    He should say “we were ****e again today, we didn’t have a clue how to attack them, we were extremely sloppy and we can count our lucky stars we were playing a team, that on the day were just as useless as we were!”

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  20. If only we had half of Readings and QPRs fighting spirit.
    Wigan pulled a goal back in their game too 👿
    Think only Villa getting beat has gone in our favour today like…. well that and our point of course.

    Being totally honest, part of me is pleased Colo wants away coz he’s playing ****e, and I think Pardew would still pick him regardless of new signings. At least this way he has to change things at the back.

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  21. SOLANOSTRUMPET
    Where was the attacking energy of MUnited or Arsenal?’… Not there (after a weeks rest) because this was a non televised, average (winnable) game. We only turn up for certain games, the players didn’t get out of 3rd gear today. 😉

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  22. Lads we was bad but let’s not forget they beat Manure at Carrow road 😯 So we at least did better than the Mancs 😉

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  23. Player ratings:

    Krul 8
    Debuchy 6
    Willo 2
    Colo 7.5
    Santon 8
    Jonas 3
    Anita 5
    Perch 7
    Marv 6.5
    Obertan 6.5
    Cisse 4,5

    Bigi 3
    Cabaye 6

    Pardew 1

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  24. Fcking typical – Reading in a nose dive then come back from 2 down to win and we play them Next. We MUST have new players in by then to give us a lift.

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  25. With Marv not getting forward seems as though Pardew had them playing for a point from the start. If we can attack Man U and Chelsea on their own middens surely we could have shown more determination to go forward. Thought we might concede in the last minute. Always dangerous to play for a point.

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  26. cisse had **** all to go off today, seriously if colo goes i hope he takes jonas with him ****ing useless. shows pardew knowledge, hw wouldnt even bring amalfitano on for him. Hope Remy comes in asap coz i cnt watch Jonas anymore.

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  27. The bottom line is the players aren’t listening to the managers tactics or we have no tactics. Either is very worrying

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  28. They say Sunderland get the luck of meeting teams when their form has slumped. Well the mackems would have took them to the cleaners today I reckon. Not us though. 🙁

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