Game On! Newcastle v Hull City

Game On at SJP
Game On at SJP
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our match article which will cover the visit of Hull City this afternoon.

It’s early days in terms of the Premier League season yet United have managed to tick along quite nicely in terms of results.

A 4-0 humping in our first game of the season wasn’t the best start, and our goal difference is still smarting from that, but four games unbeaten since the opening day has given supporters a cautious optimism. However it’s not just results that have mattered though as performances have also been better. Simply put we’re playing better football these days and there is a sense that if we can keep these players fit and performing we might actually be able to muster a decent season.

Standing in the way of us continuing our run today are Hull City managed by former Mackem manager Steve Bruce. He will no doubt want to prove a point as the last time he was seen at St James’ Park he presided over our fiercest rivals heaviest defeat on Tyneside in living memory.

It’s an interesting game on paper as United should have enough in the tank to despatch the newly promoted Tigers, but United always seem to struggle when they are favourites and that is something I’m very mindful of.

Team news will be added in below, in full, as and when it becomes available but it’s always worth checking the comments at roughly 2pm as team news is often posted there first.

Being a 3pm kick-off means that the game is not being shown live here in the UK but it is being broadcast overseas so finding a stream shouldn’t be too much of a hardship. If you do happen to stumble across a reliable stream then by all means share it by leaving a link in the ‘comments’ section below.

That’s just about it. Will we fall the right side of expectation today? Or will Hull City be celebrating a third win at St James’ Park in four seasons?

Howay the lads!

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini (c), Santon; Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye; Ben Arfa, CissΓ©, Remy.

Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Williamson, Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran.

Hull City: McGregor, Rosenior, Davies (c), Chester, Elmohamady, Brady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Quinn, Aluko, Graham.

Subs: Harper, Bruce, Faye, Boyd, Meyler, Proschwitz, Sagbo.

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665 thoughts on “Game On! Newcastle v Hull City

  1. @g2

    I think premandup was joking. It’s too early for us to be worried about relegation. The team really is too good to go down and all teams should expect surprise results like we did. It’s why the game is exciting.

    I think mike & joe were laughing when we were winning. Not sure what their faces looked like after we lost……

    A 5-0 loss against everton would also not be a big deal as long as we play with a plan and a style. Players make mistakes in every game and managers can get substitutions wrong. It’s all ok as long as we know we’re making progress in the way we play.

    If we win 5-0 and play the way we have it would not be a good result.


  2. Not so sure about that KK mate. A 5-0 tonking by Everton would not help the cause any way you look at it (to say nothing about what it would do to our goal difference). Premand was joking but I’m not so sure it will be a joke once injuries start to take their toll. We are so desperately thin at several positions. The squad is full of players who should have been moved on already. It’s very shaky at best. Serious injuries to Remy and Colo would destroy us. That’s no way to run a club. Once the bad weather truly starts the injuries will mount as always. We’re not equipped for that and Pardew will gleefully point it out.


  3. Against Everton we had better have a real attacking plan. They have decent defenders and will threaten our goal as well. We need more from several players including Cabaye. I would sit Cisse and start with Remy and Gouffran up front in my favourite formation 4-3-1-2 with Benny in behind. πŸ˜† I know I’ve gone on about this a great deal but surely it needs trying.


    I think we could get a hiding at Everton but at the same time I wouldn’t be surprised if we go there and beat them. It’s a funny league at the moment. The old adage of ‘home advantage’ seems to mean very little. These millionaire softies seem to bottle it in front of their own fans and get their heads down and play in front of away fans.


  5. If you look at the Villa game on Saturday ,they lost Benteke to a groin injury but because they had the foresight to bring in Kozac it wasn’t a problem as he came on and scored with pretty much his first touch. Now I know we have Goofy and Remy but Remy is injury prone (only played 19 games last season thanks to injuries ) and with the greatest respect to the lad Goofy won’t get us loads of goals , so if we lose Cisse or Remy we are up Shit creak. I still can’t believe how stupid we’ve been not getting another forward in ,it really worries me as I do believe it will come back to haunt us at some point.


  6. It’s possible DJG but I’m not counting on it. I think we’ll have to play much better and we’re not a good away team under Pardew despite the Villa result mate. You’re absolutely right Kimtoon. We’re never far from real trouble with our squad. What is the point of keeping Obertan? He’s clearly not going to get any real playing time and he’s not pushing anyone for a position. He may see a few minutes against Leeds but that’s about it. And why carry Gosling and Jonas? Sell one or the other if not both. No depth in attack or at RB and too much useless depth in midfield. What is the plan Joe?


  7. “I was sitting five rows behind Ashley and Kinnear and they were all smiles until reality struck and they disappeared ten minutes from time faces like thunder.”
    Saw the above posted by a supporter on another site. Sounds about right. Run when the going gets tough.


  8. Thinking about it Ashley would make a brilliant pantomime villain on Dr. Who. Like that big green blob that absorbs people. Ashley is a big blob that absorbs peoples’ money.


  9. I wonder if all 3 stooges will show up for the Everton match.?Surely Ashley will be busy thinking of new ways to thieve more money? Mike you don’t want to fall behind. Surely you can lay off a few more staff? Those drinking binges are expensive no doubt.


  10. Just think, when Mike attends a match at St. James Park he can drop off some layoff notices. It’s a big savings in postage.


  11. Thought I’d put something over though know I will get blasted for it. Let me start by sayingI’m no fan of Ashley at all and wish he would sell up and move on. Think he has made a major mistake by not investing this summer. But when people talk about his free advertising for Sports Direct, is it really free? For all the adverts that go up round the ground, money could have been made for him by getting other businesses to use that space, so dont really think we can say he is getting free advertising. Think he is ruining the club though and just hope a new owener comes in quick


  12. Watching Stoke recently I’ve been fairly impressed. They lost away to Arsenal but showed some decent patches of form. I think they could be a mid table team this season. Same for West Brom, West Ham, and Southampton. We’ll be somewhere in there as well. At the bottom Sunderland πŸ˜† Crystal Palace, and 1 of Norwich, Fulham or Cardiff.


  13. Is it possible leaving a slime trail bothered Mikey’s ex wife along with his excessive drinking, bad breath and body odour? Just a thought. I hope the settlement was huge.


  14. G2, havent posted for ages, byt do read every day. Lets just hope he will have our club as another ex and we can get a lovely settlement from him.

    Had a cousin up from Southampton last week when his wife did the run. We talked about our cup and semi final trips at wemberley, just wonder if we will ever get to the new one. Lets just hope we can get there one day soon and come back with smiles for once


  15. In all honesty, our impact in the final third hasn’t improved much on last season πŸ‘Ώ We still only have one striker achieving owt, with HBA flitting in and out with occasional screamers..


  16. Can’t honestly say I was sad to see old Moysey get a battering today πŸ˜‰ His position in the sympathy stakes has taken a real hit since he began the cloning process into a wee SAF πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ I’d love it if they fell outside of the top 4 this season.. πŸ‘Ώ


  17. Well it was a disappointing defeat yesterday but its important to not let it affect us too much. The defending at times from us was woeful; Hull by the same token were impressive and full value for the three points. We underestimated the threat of a promoted team particularly when we went ahead.

    Yet again a lot of people are calling for Pardew to be sacked but for me that would be harsh and it simply isn’t going to happen. He deserves this season to prove himself; under the manager we’ve had one excellent season and one dreadful season so he deserves one more chance. I firmly believe that he is trying to be more positive this season and that has showed with him reinstalling the 4-3-3 formation, in addition he has said that we need to attack the goal more in games. The players need to shoulder some responsibility for yesterdays loss; a lot of them seemed to have the attitude that we would coast to three points.

    The one positive from yesterdays performance was Remy, it’s reassuring to know that we now have another real goal throat besides Ben Arfa. Last season we were always toothless in front of goal but I can genuinely see us causing teams a few more problems now. Our full backs are very vulnerable so no doubt we’ll concede a few but I hope Pardew sticks with a settled back four like he did when we finished fifth. We missed Cabaye when he went off injured yesterday; there didn’t seem to be a link between midfield and attack when he left the field.

    Yesterday was a wake up call and I’m confident that performances and results will improve. The world cup next year will work to our advantage; we’re already seeing players who have hit the ground running this season eager to get into their respective international sides e.g. Anita, Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Remy.

    Lets face it, it can’t get much worse compared to last year, keep the faith.



  18. Yes I would like some new good memories as well Simon @540. It’s about time we had some mate. Perhaps this season it begins with Morecambe and Leeds on a run to the final.


  19. Di Canio has left Sunderland.

    Just in time for a new manager to give them a boost before the derby. Wonderful….


  20. @Simon.

    He could get some businesses in and make a few million per year as that’s what ads are worth.. a few mill. but he advertises for free as he know Ads work. a few mill is nowt compared to what he’s potentially making off his SD boards being everywhere seen around the world. It wont be going back into the Toons coffers that’s for sure…


  21. Cant be arsed reading all the hundreds of post above.
    Getting ridiculous now tbh
    But are all the Pardumdum lovers still telling everyone how great he is 😳
    I said after last week, that wor defending was dodgy at best.
    I just hope Pardumdum gets the credit he deserves for this weeks shambles as well.
    Its time to get your head out of the sand and smell the home brew.
    This is the very best that Pardumdum can do.
    A few good games/ wins followed by the usual crap.
    I hope we keep him for at least 10 -15 matches tho, by which time we should all, finally be singing from the same hymn sheet.
    So glad the fat controller was squished into his seat next to his DofF to witness the crap for himself.
    Reap what you sow kunt face.


  22. You’re all on the wrong blog if you really care so much about what’s going on at blunderland.
    Fuckem all.
    We have enough of our own problems/embarrassments.
    I hope those ****s DO get relegated, as it means one less spot for US to fill.
    we are a long way off mid table mediocrity, if that is to be wor ambition.
    14th – 17th more like.
    Pardew is clueless


  23. Great ,just as I feared and predicted in an earlier post the unwashed will have a new broom in place by the time we play them πŸ™


  24. Are you having a bad day BB? We can try to cheer you up if you like? If we get the bagels for Kinnear I will share them with you. πŸ˜†


  25. Big Dave – just go back and look at the post villa comments mate.
    Here’s a cracker to start with:
    “Troy Stavers

    September 14, 2013 at 16:57


    The Fool has just produced the best entertaining football since Sir Bobby was here.
    Brilliant stuff
    😳 😳
    There’s plenty more too believe me.


  26. Troy Stavers

    September 14, 2013 at 17:54

    There’s something to be said about sticking with a manager. Maybe me & Dave were right. It’s a learning curve for him and last season would have been beneficial for him.

    Let’s be honest. Pardew did something right today. πŸ˜‰



    September 14, 2013 at 17:56

    It’s not the first time though. Maybe there are some bigger FOOLS slagging him off.


  27. SolanosTrumpet

    September 14, 2013 at 18:25

    What about the greatly improved defensive performances the last few games?


  28. BB I think you might find thats tongue and cheek as I have spoke to many on here that have backed Pards because they dont see Jabba appointing anyone better, but I dont know anyone that thinks he’s a great manager


  29. The whole Sunderland situation has to cheer us all up surely?? πŸ˜† I mean they hire a fascist who hasn’t got a clue, and they allow him to spend millions. He stands on the sidelines waving his arms in every possible direction to absolutely no effect, and they now have 1 point after 5 games. It’s the best comedy available in sports anywhere. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  30. Aye you’re bang on Big Dave. He’s not a great manager.
    And of course The fat one wont appoint anyone better.
    I know that alright.
    Believe me, this regime, is turning a lot of people off of their love for NUFC.
    Another season of relegation scrapping will do nicely then.
    You’re not thinking we can finish top 10 are you???


  31. I’m convinced we have a very good owner if you don’t take into account the lying, the penny pinching, the horrendous hiring record, the excessive yacht drinking, the bad breath, the body odour, and the possible foot odour. Other than that he must be right up there in the top 20 owners in the Prem. Possibly 19th. Or 20th.


  32. G2 – yes the comedy down the road does deflect the attention away from us for a change.
    Doesn’t change how utterly **** we are too tho.
    Pappiss Demba Cisse. What a complete and utter pile of dog **** for a NUFC No9. No goals in 11 matches 😳 😳
    He was a lemon last season and getting worse this season.
    How long can we keep carrying this pile of crap in the team.
    Did yous see his shot yesterday. Feck me, but they credit him with an assist for the goal from that.


  33. Yes I’m a bit down in the dumps about Cisse as well BB mate. I didn’t see yesterday’s game sadly but I’ve seen enough of Cisse’shooting to last me quite a while. On second thought I might need all those bagels for myself. Comfort food along with a nice tasty glass or two of wine.


  34. Remy is the only player in the squad who is trying his hardest and he is on loan.
    Just wait til Pardumdum has had chance to coach the class out of him, like he has the rest of the squad.
    How can Debuchy go from good solid full back to joker/clown defender in 7 days ❓
    Only @ NUFC


  35. Goal Difference is a good indicator of league position, and right now there are only 3 teams with a worse GD than us. Our current league position is false.
    I said this after the villa match.
    “Beardsleys Boots

    September 14, 2013 at 18:31

    And some people are blinded by a win and 3 points in the bag. πŸ˜•
    Its called papering over the cracks.
    Its early days still, but I don’t see a great difference from how we were playing last season.
    We look very shakey defending corners and free kicks. And our own set pieces are no better.”

    “Well the next match is Hull at home.
    If we keep improving, we should destroy them.
    A result other than 3 points wont be good enough.
    Can we agree on that ?
    No midweek distractions, no injuries, no excuses. Simples.


  36. Pardew comes out with comments like.
    “We started off well, but then dropped down a gear.
    Its very hard to come back when you drop down a gear.
    3rd gear in this division isn’t good enough.”

    Seriously where does he get this **** from. ❓
    What ‘gear’ does he want us in ❓ 4th ? 5th?
    perhaps overdrive would do.
    What a muppet πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

    I would love to be a fly on the wall at his half time team talk. I dread to think what utter bollix he comes out with. But whatever it is, it clearly isn’t working, as the players come out confused and with their heads up their own arses.


  37. Apparently we are searching for consistency. 😯
    I thought we had already achieved that, as we are consistently poor. Barring the odd inconsistent performance where we get a win and some much needed points on the board.


  38. I’m very disappointed to be honest. Hull City deserved there 3 points to be fair but it’s 3pts down the drain to me. I was hoping to see the club in the top 4 ( if only for one day). Just gutted really


  39. I don’t even listen to Pardew on match of the day because he speaks utter garbage at the best of times. Remy did well but Cisse is a waste of 10 million. Good luck getting your money back on him Ashley but you deserve it.


  40. Cisse’s not hungry anymore. It’s like he couldn’t care less because he wont get dropped. Pardew perseveres with Jonas and Cisse it’s just ****ing stupid


  41. Cisse isnt a waste of 10mil..he’s just having a terrible time in front of goal, unfortunately because of our prudent tight-fisted approach we have no one to step in to replace him..

    but are finances are the best they’ve ever been πŸ˜› mike still receives free advertising that could of bought us a forward πŸ˜€ and the wonga deal doesnt buy us a new player πŸ˜€


  42. Wahey Bootsy πŸ˜†

    You must learn the ways of Master Troy. πŸ˜‰

    I really think you should read the posts I write in the sand grasshopper.

    I don’t rate Pardew as a top manager. Never have but I trust he will do a better job than Jokey who I believe Mikey will appoint if Pards gets the boot or walks.

    Bootsy, you must be my oldest prodigy who has took me the longest time to teach the ways of Master Troy. πŸ˜†

    Just because a man has no eyes, never assume he cannot see. πŸ˜‰


  43. @BB
    “Goal difference is a good indicator of league position” is the biggest pile of ****e i’ve ever heard.
    That would assume that Man City have been the best so far, despite having an early season run that incl us, Hull, Cardiff, Stoke πŸ˜•
    And what was our goal difference when we almost qualified for the CL ❓
    We’re two points off what we should have been.
    I would have taken 7 points and a clear improvement from last season before the start of this year.
    We’ve thrown away 3 points but it definitely isn’t time for meltdown just yet.


  44. @Trumpet

    The trouble is with Bootsy, he makes footprints in the sand whilst Master Troy doesn’t. πŸ˜‰

    I’m wondering whether his computer was broken when we beat Villa with aplomb as he disappeared. πŸ˜†

    Like a spider, he hides when there’s no prey and pounces when there’s a fly gets trapped in his web. Well Mr Bootsy, let me tell you, Pardsy is a blue bottle and will escape your silky web, leaving you to spin another for smaller prey. πŸ˜†

    We are sitting 12th. Bang on target for mid table mediocrity. πŸ˜†


  45. KK
    September 22, 2013 at 12:04

    @ roy cropper – 456

    I’m doing my bit with a bit of moan but…..

    you don’t seem to be doing your bit with the laughs.

    That joke about hanging lady/airplane movie – atrocious!

    I guess it doesn’t matter as long as you laughed to it. You did find it funny,didn’t you roy?……

    it’s not a joke – kk

    i’m just making a point that your a boring little ****er.

    but i wont hold that against you as this is just a blog and i would rather judge you in real life – so i will happily meet you at one of our up & coming home games for a couple of beers & a chat about all things newcastle.

    you up for it?


  46. Cheeses wept Roy! 😯

    I bet you’re a right charmer with the ladies with those chat up lines. πŸ˜›

    “You’re an ugly little **** in the dark nightclub but if you fancy a coffee tomorrow during daylight hours I will hold judgement. Fancy a date ****?” πŸ˜›


  47. Well I was wondering what band wagon Troy would be jumping on this week… πŸ™„ It has become clear now 😯 Stay tuned for the next episode of – What will Troy do an about face on this week? πŸ˜›
    Same ding bat day!
    Same ding bat channel!
    Same ding bat time!
    The Stavers show πŸ˜› πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  48. @Aussie

    I’m always tuned into the right channel. πŸ˜‰

    “It’s not the first ball, the fast ball, through ball or sideways ball the matters, it’s the right ball hat does. ”

    Les Kellet 1972 πŸ˜‰

    You know I’m always right. You hate it when I get plaudits for my predictions. πŸ˜†


  49. <<<<<<<, sees the facist been sacked πŸ˜† thats what happens when ya buy numbers instead of quality πŸ˜›


  50. @Aussie

    I’ve never changed my mind. I’ve always thought you were a knacker πŸ˜‰

    Only jokin Aussie, I treat you like my bro. He’s still not speaking to me. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›


  51. I change my mind like I change my underwear, although my underwear suffers less fecal matter!
    Troy Stavers – 2012 πŸ˜›


  52. My wife is busy working two jobs tomorrow and then she has cooking & cleaning when she gets home. She has been complaining about feeling tired and doesn’t feel like writing. I told her it better be done by the time I get back from golf and had a few beers with the lads at the bar. πŸ‘Ώ

    I might do one tomorrow, I have an idea for one but have been too lazy to type it up… πŸ˜‰


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