Match day - NUFC v Swansea

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Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Toondes » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:54 pm

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Newcastle attempt to extend their 100% record in 2018 to three games when they host basement side Swansea City on Saturday.

It's an old-fashioned 3pm kick-off at SJP and tickets are on public sale now, with additional availability in Level 7 due to the visitors only taking 1,000 places.

Travel 1: There's no metro service between South Gosforth and Four Lane Ends in either direction on Saturday and Sunday. Replacement bus service number 900 serves affected stations.

Travel 2: Engineering works at Newcastle Central station will result in significant alterations to rail services, with additional changes on Saturday.

NUFC: Jamaal Lascelles and Rob Elliot are available, but Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jesus Gamez and Florian Lejeune remain sidelined.

SCFC: Leroy Fer will be available to play following a successful appeal against his dismissal in Saturday's FA Cup tie at Wolves but Kyle Naughton is absent as he completes a three match ban for violent conduct.

There are doubts over Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Ki Sung-yueng and Tammy Abraham (hip).

The Swans have lost seven times on their travels so far this season in the Premier League, taking points from trips to Southampton and Spurs (both 0-0) and winning at Palace (2-0) and Watford (2-1).

This will be the fourth game that manager Carlos Carvalhal takes charge of, following that win at Watford, a 0-2 home loss to Spurs and a scoreless draw at Wolves in the FA Cup.

The Portuguese-born boss has a 100% record against us from his time in charge at Sheffield Wednesday, twice winning 1-0 at Gallowgate (once in the League Cup and once in the Championship) and recording a 2-1 league success at Hillsborough back in April.

Referee: Graham Scott - first Toon appointment of the season for the Oxfordshire-based official, who took charge of our 2-0 away victories at Leeds and Cardiff in the Chamopionship last season.

Parking: Northumbria University offer weekend car parking to the public for £4 all day (or £1 per hour). 500 spaces are available at Lipman and City Campus East: book online here or turn up to pay & display.

The usual Newcastle United Food Bank collection stall will be manned pre-match on Strawberry Place.

Roads around SJP will be traffic free for 20 minutes either side of the final whistle, with barriers closed at these junctions:

Strawberry Place/Leazes Park Road
Strawberry Place/Barrack Road
Strawberry Place/St James Street
Strawberry Lane

Leazes Terrace will also be traffic-free for the same period, additionally closing from 2pm.

UK TV: None

Overseas TV: To follow

UK Radio: Live on talkSPORT 2

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Stats:

Swans @ SJP - PL era:
2015/16 won 3-0 Lascelles, Sissoko, Townsend
2014/15 lost 2-3 Perez, de Jong
2013/14 lost 1-2 Sh.Ameobi
2012/13 lost 1-2 Ba
2011/12 drew 0-0
2009/10 won 3-0 Harewood 2, Lovenkrands
1994/95 won 3-0 Kitson 3 (FAC)

Full record v Swansea:

Having beaten West Ham and Stoke City both home and away, victory over the Swans at SJP would see United record a third PL double of the season, following their 1-0 success at the Liberty Stadium.

Latest Premier League fixtures:

Sat 13.01.2018:
Chelsea v Leicester City (3pm)
Crystal Palace v Burnley (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v West Ham (3pm)
Newcastle v Swansea City (3pm)
Watford v Southampton (3pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion (3pm)
Spurs v Everton (5.30pm) BT

Sun 14.01.2018:
Bournemouth v Arsenal (1.30pm) Sky
Liverpool v Manchester City (4pm) Sky

Mon 15.01.2018:
Manchester United v Stoke City (8pm) Sky
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by UlversToon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:59 pm

Vital that we win this one.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Really need a win to follow up an excellent result at Stoke, meaning we'll probably draw <laugh>
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Slim999 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:49 pm

A win here might provide some daylight between us and the bottom 3 - and keep.us in touch with a few above.

If it's a draw that isnt fatal - however will be very disappointing.

A good attacking line up needed. I'd like to see Shelvey start with Merino and Atsu + Ritchie - and Gayle - Perez up top.

Maybe Aarrons, Saivet and Diame on the bench if we need some added firepower in 2nd half.

Have a feeling Benitez will be more cautious though.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Remember Colo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 pm

Slim999 wrote:A win here might provide some daylight between us and the bottom 3 - and keep.us in touch with a few above.

If it's a draw that isnt fatal - however will be very disappointing.

A good attacking line up needed. I'd like to see Shelvey start with Merino and Atsu + Ritchie - and Gayle - Perez up top.

Maybe Aarrons, Saivet and Diame on the bench if we need some added firepower in 2nd half.

Have a feeling Benitez will be more cautious though.
Serious issue if he does take it cautiously considering Swansea is the worst attacking team in the league and makes us look prolific by comparison.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Micky Quim » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:10 pm

Got to be a 2-0+ score line for this. They are absolute garbage currently and this is the ideal time to get points on the board and potentially secure safety

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by TJR » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:32 pm

Big win. Very big win. Both in terms of importance and scoreline. Extremely big win.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Slim999 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 pm

The new Swansea gaffer seems to have reinvigorated them - so we will need to take it seriously.
Id say they dont offer much threat so best to get after them from the off.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Aldridge Perez » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:25 am

TJR wrote:Big win. Very big win. Both in terms of importance and scoreline. Extremely big win.
You might want to put a little emphasis on just how big a win this could be, there.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 am

Aldridge Prior wrote:
TJR wrote:Big win. Very big win. Both in terms of importance and scoreline. Extremely big win.
You might want to put a little emphasis on just how big a win this could be, there.
If I was to sum it up in one word, I think I'd go for 'big'.
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Chappy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:44 am

I'm going today... guaranteed to lose <diva>
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Colly » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:15 am

I'm over Colo wrote:
Slim999 wrote:A win here might provide some daylight between us and the bottom 3 - and keep.us in touch with a few above.

If it's a draw that isnt fatal - however will be very disappointing.

A good attacking line up needed. I'd like to see Shelvey start with Merino and Atsu + Ritchie - and Gayle - Perez up top.

Maybe Aarrons, Saivet and Diame on the bench if we need some added firepower in 2nd half.

Have a feeling Benitez will be more cautious though.
Serious issue if he does take it cautiously considering Swansea is the worst attacking team in the league and makes us look prolific by comparison.
If he goes defensive at home to Swansea after that horrible Brighton game he's going to lose even more of the crowd. It's really not helping our home record.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:28 am

Chappy wrote:I'm going today... guaranteed to lose <diva>
Enjoy, Chappy <ok>
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by CIH » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 pm

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Atsu, Perez, Gayle. #nufc

Merino not starting is disappointing.

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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:05 pm

Would've liked to see Merino starting, but otherwise happy with that.
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by ALF » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:07 pm

Other than Merino, it's pretty much the side everyone would have wanted. Diame has done well recently as much as it pains me to admit it so it's not the end of the world.

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Post by Crouching Shola Hidden Talent » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Pretty happy with the line up. Would love to see us go straight at them - they are toilet.
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:31 pm

There's No Shola, Where's the Talent? wrote:Pretty happy with the line up. Would love to see us go straight at them - they are toilet.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:41 pm

That Swansea team looks absolute ****, if we don't beat them at home we deserve whatever we get this season!
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Re: Match day - NUFC v Swansea

Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:44 pm

Just listening to the SSN preamble. Question: has Phil Thompson ever completed a full sentence?

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