So with another shitty, international break out of the way, the spotlight returns to NUFC and our worrying predicament of sitting 3rd bottom of the league, with a couple of unforgiving fixtures at Spurs and at home to Liverpool on the horizon. We can have no complaints about this though as the fixture list has been very kind, it’s just an awful manager, an underperforming coaching team and squad made up of mostly shit footballers have spunked decent fixtures vs Palace, Hull, Stoke and even Villa, Swansea and Southampton if we’re being brutally honest, completely up the wall.
So it’ll take more than a few nice words being said about Gabriel Obertan to get me rocking up to the House of Pain on Saturday in the belief that anything is going to change in the very near future, the way I see it, the same shit players are available to pick from, trained by shit coaches, pickled by a shit manager.
This might not sound very nice, but, I don’t know a fucking thing about Leicester’s squad, nor do I care. I do note that their manager is that miserable, monotone, twat, Nigel Pearson, who Roeder brought to United as Assistant Manager and who presided over a game at Watford where N’Zogbia acted the cunt, a bumming at Man Utd after Fat Sam had been binned and the Stoke cup game where all everybody cared about was Keegan coming back.
One thing I do know about Leicester though, is that they form an integral part of the “We hate Nottingham Forest” song, therefore, for the rest of this preview will be described as “And Leicester.”
In case you haven’t bothered looking at the league table yet this season, and that’s probably a good idea, they’re 12th. They’ve won 1 game away, that was at Stoke (1-0). That will become 2 after Saturday. Whoever, Ulloah is, has scored 5 goals
One minute, Tim Krul is crocked, then the next he’s alreet. As of 6:00 tonight (Thursday) he was still ‘alreet,’ owt could change between now and Saturday. Janmaat and Dummett are available after missing international games. Cisse and Tiote will be the last of our internationals to arrive back on Tyneside.
Pardew has been banging the “work rate stats” drum today. He says we’ve worked harder than all our opponents so far this season……. Well that tells you something doesn’t it? Our opponents can beat us without grafting too much….. Also, the reason we ‘work harder’ than our opponents is because we cant pass a ball to Newcastle player longer than 15 yards without giving it away. Watch our midfield closely on Saturday. Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, all absolutely terrible with their distribution.
Santon – Knee – November
Aarons – Hamstring – November
De Jong – December/January
Possible Team (4-3-2-1)
1.Krul: 2. Janmaat, 5. Williamson, 6. Coloccini, 3. Dummett: 7. Sissoko, 4. Tiote, 8. Colback: 10. Gouffran, 11. Obertan: 9. Cisse
Elliot, S Taylor, Anita, Riviere, Perez, Cabella, Haidara
Referee: Martin Atkinson…… No Drones or remote controlled helicopters on Saturday please!!!
History vs The Foxes
Some quite long periods without playing Norwich with both sides spending some time going up and down. Some great wins though
1984/85 1-4. My first night time/midweek match at SJP. And Leicester, Lineker, Lynex and Smith were unplayable. Naturally, I got the blame off my Dad and was threatened that “that was the last time I was allowed to go on a midweek night” all the way home. Beardsley scored for us.
1985/86 2-1. And Leicester were lucky to stay up this season, managing to do so by just 1 point. Beating us at Filbert Street on the last day of the season helped. But we won at SJP with goals from Jeff Clarke and Peter Beardsley. Alan Smith for them.
1986/87 2-0 The visitors weren’t so lucky this season, filling the 3rd relegation spot. 5 points behind us. That cushion was largely created by a 9 game unbeaten run which included this game. Blakelaw’s Finest, Kenny Wharton put us in front and Paul “Sarge” Goddard added the 2nd.
1989/90 5-4. Fucking unbelievable comeback, 4-2 down with only minutes left, step forward my favourite United player at that time, John Gallacher, much better than any of this Ronaldo/Messi stuff.
Check out the Gallowgate End going absolutely mental on the 5th
1990/91 2-1 After a run of 3 game without a goal, United ended that streak with goals from Mark McGhee and Scott Sloan.
Attendance, 13, 575
1991/92 2-0. What a different season this was. The Foxes were chasing promotion, we were fighting relegation. To be honest, this side was dreadful, but we managed a win here with goals from Andy Hunt and Lee Clark.
1992/93 7-1. Sometimes, there are just no words. For every lass who’s ditched you cos you wont stop going to the match on a weekend, this is why you’re right to do so.
1993/94 3-1, We bounced back from a defeat at Spurs with this comfortable win over the visitors. Phillipe Albert was supreme. Superb sweeper this lad.
1996/97 4-3 This game is known basically for Shearer’s brilliant hat trick.
1997/98 3-3 Bonkers game. 1-0 after 4 mins from a John Barnes penalty, 2-1 downby 30 minutes. Jon Dahl Tomasson, knicked Des Hamilton’s goal right on HT Matt Elliott scored for the visitors before John Beresford snatched a late draw.
1998/99 1-0 A Stephen Glass winner made it a Merry Christmas for us Mags.
1999/00 0-2 A shit day at the office as Cottee and Robbie Savage notched..
2000/01 1-0 A very late Carl Cort winner was not something you seen very often.
2001/02 1-0 Nobby Solano with the winning goal this time.
2003/04 3-1 Les Ferdinand on target for the visitors Ameobi, an OG and Jenas for us.
2009/10 1-0 A Danny Guthrie rocket into the Leazes End net!!
Guthrie goal after 51 minutes
And Leicester Fanzines
Foxes Talk http://www.foxestalk.co.uk/forums/
And Leicester to capitalise on some early ponderous defending…… United to huff and puff for 85 minutes, pile a few men forward, And Leicester to poke in a late second. Some cars to get booted outside the Gallowgate for foolishly driving through tens of thousands of people.
Haven’t a clue.
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