Game On! Swansea v Newcastle

Game On at The Liberty
Game On at The Liberty
Good evening one and all and welcome to this ‘Game On’ article which will take us through every twist and turn of the game against Swansea tonight.

With four wins on the spin expectations for United are running slightly higher than they were after the defeat to Sunderland. Confidence is high and the team are playing well together but Swansea will present their own problems for us this evening.

It’s been a rollercoaster for Swansea in recent years with the main trajectory being upwards from scrapping around in the bottom tier of the league pyramid to the Premier League bagging a League Cup success and qualification for Europe along the way. Michael Laudrup is tasked with keeping that momemtum up which when you look at it in certain perspectives isn’t as easy as some make it out too be. That’s longer term though. This is purely about tonight.

As covered in my match preview injury news is pretty good for United at the moment although the same can’t be said for Swansea who are missing both this seasons top scorer and last seasons top scorer through injury. Maybe there was something in the Europa League excuses that were used by Alan Pardew last season?

The game itself is live on BT Sport here in the UK and is also being shown live on a host of overseas channels so picking up a stream shouldn’t be too difficult. Once again if you do happen to find a good stream then by all means feel free leave a link to it in the ‘comments’ section below. Team news will be updated as soon as I get my lad to bed unless Big Dave steams in and bridges the gap once more.

That’s just about it and now it’s over to the lads to do their business. Can they make it five wins out five ahead of trip to Old Trafford on Sunday? Or will December start off like usual and signal a month of struggle for the Magpies?

Howay the lads!

Swansea: Michel Vorm, Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Jose Canas, Jonathan de Guzman, Jonjo Shelvey, Alejandro Pozuelo, Pablo Hernandez, Alvaro Vazquez

Subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge, Roland Lamah, Nathan Dyer

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheik Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy

Subs: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi

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394 thoughts on “Game On! Swansea v Newcastle

  1. “The problem with Tiote is that his best strength – tackling, is often cancelled out by the number of times he gives the ball away.”

    Without being a picky ****, Tiotes pass completion is higher than Barrys so he must give the ball away even more 😉

    P.S Everton will probably finish higher this season as they have an established but ageing top 6 squad. We have the younger more gifted individual players and will usurp them in the next couple of years.


  2. Wow, JJ, I’m agreeing with you far too much these days.

    Generally speaking, almost every non-Pom I know thinks that the average English fan knows **** all about football beyond any sense of Englishness.

    And quite often on here I see comments that lead me to believe that many think the further the football is away from the UK then the worse it is.


  3. I see the “my dad is stronger than your dad” talk continued on after I hit the sack last night! 😆


  4. Theres not a prayer of them signing Lukaku and Delofeau permanantly and its unlikely they will give Barry a similar contract to what hes on at man city.

    Cant see them replacing players like that with their budget and with Distin, Jagielka, Osman, Pienar, Hibbert, Howard, Heitinga and Kone the wrong side of thirty they have a hell of a big rebuilding job coming up soon even more so if/when Baines leaves…


  5. Btw just because I am saying Barry is currently a better player to have on your books than Tiote doesn’t mean I think Barry is a world-beater. It is more I think half our players flatter to deceive.
    My Newcastle view is the same as my England view. We over-rate our own players and then get in a strop when they don’t perform to our unrealistic heights. Newcastle we do it by tearing into managers and fringe players. England we do it by forever destroying promising young players’ confidence.
    Hoping Hart has enough mettle to not join the Wright/Carson/Robinson scrap heap.


  6. CC
    Yeah I guess it’s a fine balance between having older, more consistent players, and having too old a team.


  7. Let’s be honest, if we loved our owner. manager and all of our players, blogs like this wouldn’t exist because there would be nothing to whinge about 😆 😆


  8. People are probably annoyed at obertan because he hasn’t dine anything noteworthy. Fair enough, it’s true. That’s why he should be sent out on loan.

    Fans that are annoyed at obertan because he didn’t get a shot off when sissoko passed him the ball, after sissoko had run half the pitch with the ball in the previous game – it was sissoko’s fault.

    Sissoko had obertan (right footed, rusty, non-prolific winger) on the left & remy (right footed, clinical & in form striker). Who did sissoko pass too?

    Everton are better than us but there isn’t a giant gulf between us & them. Everton are challenging for the champions league. It’s a realistic target for them.

    Why is our target ‘top 10’? Why is it wrong for me to expect the club to challenge (maybe not qualify) for a champions league place?? It’s ok for everton but not us???

    We should be challenging for 4th.

    Swansea at full strength, well rested & without being forced into an early substitution perhaps ‘should’ be able to beat us when we’re playing away.

    An understrength, fatigued swansea without michu & bony should not be able to beat a full strength, first choice 11 newcastle.

    But s#*! happens


  9. So Sissoko shouldn’t have passed it to Oba because he is rusty 😆
    Well the nuns do warn the children to stay away from the left hand path 😯 😆


  10. Aussie-KK is off his rocker. Obertan is “a good player who shouldn’t be passed to because he’s not played in a while”, which is a result itself of poor performances…and why the hell would you not pass to a right footer on the left if you want him to take a shot at goal 😯 😳

    If Obertan is too rusty to receive the ball he shouldn’t make himself available-thankfully he did quite a good impression of that right after his **** up. Rather than making up for his mistake, he shirked it and didn’t even bother chasing the ball around for the rest of the match, which is the least we can expect from him. Get rid, send him on a season long loan and sell.


  11. Newkie, yep Oba is a good first division player but sadly not premier league standard. It is as simple as that. He is not good enough..


  12. Come on guys, it wasn’t too long ago when some fans were saying how crap cabaye, gouffran, debuchy etc are.

    Obertan massively lacks confidence & he is definitely capable of playing better. That’s why he needs a loan move to a place where there isn’t as much pressure.

    What i was getting at about sissoko was that he has poor technical skills & poor decision making ability. He’s only in the team because he is big & strong.

    I knew he should have passed to remy. You guys know he should have passed to remy. Even obertan knows the ball should have gone to remy.

    Why didn’t sissoko know?


  13. Anyway, i expect pardew to listen to me & rotate the team for man utd.

    I want santon & colo to be replaced by haidara & mbiwa.
    Cabaye & gouffran dropped for anita & ben arfa
    Ameobi dropped for cisse.

    I would have preffered ameobi, gouffran & cabaye to play but i don’t think they will be any good playing 3 games in 7 days.


  14. I wonder if my mate Troy will come out of hiding after embarrassing himself the other night. 😛
    Come back Troy, we can talk through where you have gone wrong in life! 😆


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