Afternoon all. Welcome to this ‘Game On’ article which today will take us through every twist and turn of the visit of Crystal Palace.
It’s game number three of the Premier League season and we’ve yet to register a win or a goal. If both of those change today it should promote a better feeling around the place as we head into the first international break of the campaign.
It’s also our last game before the transfer window slams (for some reason it always ‘slams’) shut which is quite topical given our lack of goal threat and until that deadline passes there will be a continuous cry for an extra striker. In fact even beyond the window our need for a reliable striker is apparent but I guess we’ll soon find out whether we end up with one or not. I suspect the latter.
Being a 3pm kick-off there is no live TV broadcast of the match here in the UK however there are reports of numerous overseas and online channels showing the game so if you know of a decent stream please don’t he shy and share it with us by posting the link in the ‘comments’ section below.
For injury news and full preview of the match you’re best advised to head over to the match preview which features a history of the fixture and some stats thrown in for good measure. For official team news please see below.
Which just about brings this to a close as there is nothing left for me to say. I just hope that come full-time we’re talking about a first league win of the campaign and with that a first league goal of the season.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong, Yoan Gouffran; Emmanuel Riviere
Subs: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez
Crystal Palace: Julien Speroni; Martin Kelly, Adrian Mariappa, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney; Yannick Bolasie, Mile Jedinak (c), Joel Ward, Jason Puncheon; Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle
Subs: Wayne Hennessey, Brede Hangeland, Jonathan Williams, Barry Bannan, Wilfried Zaha, Fraizer Campbell, Glenn Murray
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