Good morning everyone! Yes that’s right, morning! Welcome to our coverage of our trip to Bournemouth.
The TV scheduling guru’s have performed a masterclass again this time by ensuring that the travelling Toon Army have an extremely early start to make sure the 359 mile journey is covered in time for a 12:45PM kick-off.
In fairness I don’t think there’s any real good time to make such a journey especially on a coach and the positive side of it is that at least NUFC fans will still have a Sunday to do their thing in. It’s up to the NUFC players to ensure that the black and white faithful can go about their business with a smile on their face by celebrating a win.
However to achieve such a thing United must be prepared to match the work ethic of a side who have ran more miles (kilometres if you prefer) than all of their respective opponents. Eddie Howe will also be looking for a result in front golf hos own fans against side that prior to kick-off at least currently sit below them.
The match preview went live yesterday and features, obviously, a preview of the match, some stats and facts, a history of the fixture along with injury news for both sides and some random thoughts. If you’ve not done so you can view it here.
The game is live on BT Sport but if you’re not going to the game and don’t have a subscription to BT Sport then I suggest you have a look at the ‘comments’ section where you may find a link or two to tide you over.
Team news will be posted as soon as I get home as I’m at work at the moment.
Howay the lads!
Bournemouth: Adam Federici, Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Sylvain Diston, Charlie Daniels, Matt Ritchie, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Harry Arter, Junior Stanislas, Joshua King
Subs: Artur Boruc, Steve Cook, Joe Bennett, Shaun MacDonald, Lee Tomlin, Yann Kermorgant, Tokelo Rante
Newcastle: Rob Elliot, Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini, Chancel Mbemba, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mirovic
Subs: Freddie Woodman, Jamaal Lascelles, Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Papiss Cisse