Martinez 'We Don't Look At The Table' I'd Start Looking!
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez claims his team's past experience of relegation battles counts for little in their latest - and toughest - fight against the drop.
13 Newcastle 3614 Norwich 35 15 Sunderland 34 16 Stoke City 34 17 A Villa 34 18 Wigan 31 19 QPR 24 20 Reading 24
Martinez also expects many people to be wondering why his side are still in the Barclays Premier League bottom three given recent performances, but he knows they must make their superiority in games count.
The Latics outplayed champions Manchester City in a rearranged clash at the Etihad Stadium in midweek but were beaten 1-0 after a flash of brilliance from Carlos Tevez seven minutes from time.
The result left Martinez's men, who have staged dramatic late-season recoveries in each of the past two seasons, three points adrift of safety, albeit with a game in hand.
Martinez: "If you watch our performance and think Wigan Athletic are a team in the bottom three you would scratch your head. That brings disappointment.
"We have been in this position before and know what to expect but that doesn't make it easier.
"It is going to be a really tough ending of the season and for me it is the hardest battle we have had for a few years but we are ready for it.
"The performance was as good as it gets but sometimes getting the three points is out of your hands and that was the case.
"We have got things very clear. We need to perform exactly the same as we did here. If we do that the points will come, there are no two ways about it.
"The plan was to accept we were facing one of the best teams in the world and even being perfect, we could concede a goal. Carlos Tevez invented that opportunity.
"We just had to play in a manner where we scored more goals than them.
"The overall performance was complete, we just couldn't find that clinical touch to score the goal.
"But if you assess the performance we were the better side and that is an incredible compliment to my players.
"The manner in which we stood up, the manner we kept the ball and opened Man City up, it was very pleasing to see.
"Tactically the boys were fantastic but it was one of those days in football when you realise you can control everything apart from the result."
"We don't look at the table. That is something you maybe hear too often but it is the truth.
"We have our targets and games in front of us. All we want to do is win every single game.
"We didn't go to Manchester City for a point or damage limitation. We wanted to win and we deserved to win.
"But we have to learn. When we deserve to win, we have to win."
Norwich City ...
Remaining fixtures: Apr 20, Reading (h); Apr 27, Stoke (a); May 4, Aston Villa (h); May 12, West Bromwich Albion (h); and May 19 Manchester City (a).
Stoke City ...
Remaining fixtures: Apr 20, QPR (a); Apr 27, Norwich (h); May 4, Sunderland (a); May 12, Tottenham (h); and May 19 Southampton (a).
Aston Villa ...
Remaining fixtures: April 22, Manchester United (a); Apr 29 Sunderland (h); May 4 Norwich (a); May 12 Chelsea (h); and May 19 Wigan (a).
Remaining fixtures: Apr 20, Everton (h); Apr 29, Aston Villa (a); May 4, Stoke (h); May 12, Southampton (h); May 19, Tottenham (a).
Wigan Athletic ...
Remaining fixtures: Apr 20, West Ham (a); Apr 27, Tottenham (h); May 4, West Brom (a); May 7, Swansea (h); May 12, Arsenal (a), and May 19, Aston Villa (h).HOW IT PANS OUT
Wednesday 17 April 2013 19:45 Man City v Wigan Etihad Stadium 19:45 West Ham v Man Utd Boleyn Ground Saturday 20 April 2013 15:00 Fulham v Arsenal Craven Cottage 15:00 Norwich v Reading Carrow Road 15:00 QPR v Stoke Loftus Road Stadium 15:00 Sunderland v Everton Stadium of Light 15:00 Swansea v Southampton Liberty Stadium 15:00 West Brom v Newcastle The Hawthorns 15:00 West Ham v Wigan Boleyn Ground
Sunday 21 April 2013 13:30 Tottenham v Man City White Hart Lane 16:00 Liverpool v Chelsea Anfield
Monday 22 April 2013 20:00 Man Utd v Aston Villa Old Trafford
Saturday 27 April 2013 12:45 Man City v West Ham Etihad Stadium 15:00 Chelsea v Swansea Stamford Bridge 15:00 Everton v Fulham Goodison Park 15:00 Southampton v West Brom St. Mary's Stadium 15:00 Stoke v Norwich Britannia Stadium 15:00 Wigan v Tottenham The DW Stadium 17:30 Newcastle v Liverpool St James' Park
Sunday 28 April 2013 13:30 Reading v QPR Madejski Stadium 16:00 Arsenal v Man Utd Emirates Stadium
Monday 29 April 2013 20:00 Aston Villa v Sunderland Villa Park
Saturday 4 May 2013 15:00 Fulham v Reading Craven Cottage 15:00 Liverpool v Everton Anfield 15:00 Man Utd v Chelsea Old Trafford 15:00 Norwich v Aston Villa Carrow Road 15:00 QPR v Arsenal Loftus Road Stadium 15:00 Sunderland v Stoke Stadium of Light 15:00 Swansea v Man City Liberty Stadium 15:00 Tottenham v Southampton White Hart Lane 15:00 West Brom v Wigan The Hawthorns 15:00 West Ham v Newcastle Boleyn Ground
Tuesday 7 May 2013 19:45 Wigan v Swansea The DW Stadium
Sunday 12 May 2013 15:00 Arsenal v Wigan Emirates Stadium 15:00 Aston Villa v Chelsea Villa Park 15:00 Everton v West Ham Goodison Park 15:00 Fulham v Liverpool Craven Cottage 15:00 Man Utd v Swansea Old Trafford 15:00 Norwich v West Brom Carrow Road 15:00 QPR v Newcastle Loftus Road Stadium 15:00 Reading v Man City Madejski Stadium 15:00 Stoke v Tottenham Britannia Stadium 15:00 Sunderland v Southampton Stadium of Light
Sunday 19 May 2013 16:00 Chelsea v Everton Stamford Bridge 16:00 Liverpool v QPR Anfield 16:00 Man City v Norwich Etihad Stadium 16:00 Newcastle v Arsenal St James' Park 16:00 Southampton v Stoke St. Mary's Stadium 16:00 Swansea v Fulham Liberty Stadium 16:00 Tottenham v Sunderland White Hart Lane 16:00 West Brom v Man Utd The Hawthorns 16:00 West Ham v Reading Boleyn Ground 16:00 Wigan v Aston Villa The DW StadiumPARDEW - SHOULD HE STAY OR GO?
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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed on one side of the Smethwick End, where the normal allocation is 3,000 seats. This means that this stand is shared with home supporters. For cup games, the whole of this stand can be allocated to away supporters, raising this figure to 5,200. The facilities and the view of the pitch in the Smethwick End are okay, although the leg room is a little cramped. I have been to the Hawthorns on a number of occasions and have always found it to be a fairly friendly place. The only thing against it, in terms of a day out is the lack of nearby pub for away fans, meaning that most elect to drink inside the ground instead. Considering that the concourse at the back of the Smethwick End is pretty small in comparison to its overall capacity, then it can have uncomfortable feel, especially when there is a capacity away support. Strangely I noticed that fans were not allowed to bring in take away food from the nearby McDonalds. Food available on the concourse includes; Cheeseburgers (£3.70), Burgers (£3.50), Chicken Balti Pies (£2.90), Chicken & Mushroom Pies (£2.90), Cheese & Onion Pies (£2.90), Steak & Kidney Pies (£2.90), Sausage Rolls (£2.90) and Pasties (£2.90).
Look out for the West Brom Mascot called 'Baggie Bird', who does a good job of entertaining the away fans before the game. This even involves going in goal and challenging players to take a shot!
Greg Whitaker adds; 'I've been to the Hawthorns twice as an away fan and had a similar problem on both occasions. There is a huge metal gate, outside the stadium, next to the away fan section. On my first visit, this was closed before the game, meaning we had to walk in a big loop through a load of residential streets to get round to the other side of the gate. On my most recent visit, the gate was closed after the game. There are no signs to give you directions and, with it being an evening game, I ended up wandering deserted streets in the dark trying to find my way back to Rolfe Street station'.
Where To Eat And Drink?
The main pub for away fans is 'The Vine' which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the ground. From Junction 1 of the M5 turn left towards West Bromwich town centre (opposite direction to the ground). Take the first left into Roebuck Street. The Vine is down on the left. You can also street park in this area and then walk to the ground. This pub also offers Indian food and has an indoor tandoori barbeque (from 1pm on Saturdays), plus has a beer garden with children's play area. Barbara Osborne a visiting Newcastle United fan adds; 'The Vine from the outside looked like any small corner boozer, but inside it was quite large and it was fairly easy to get served. It had a good mix of home and away fans.' Martin Parnham a visiting West Ham supporter informs me; 'If going by train to the Hawthorns and intending to visit the Vine pub, then it is quicker to get off at Smethwick Galton Bridge station, from which the pub is a ten minute walk; On coming out of the station turn left. You will reach a roundabout at which you turn left onto Telford Way (A4168). At the next roundabout turn left again into Kenrick Way. Cross over to the other side of the road via the pedestrian crossing and you will see in front of you a pedestrian/cycle path. Follow this path which goes under the M5 and on exiting the underpass, the pub is 50 yards up on the right'.
Dave Wilson recommends; 'The Park Hotel which is just off junction one of the M5 and a 10 minute walk to the ground. You can park on their car park for £5 and away fans are always welcome. There are plenty of families who meet in here before games and it is a very safe environment. There is also plenty of street parking in and around the area of the hotel if you don't want to pay the £5.'
Sean Mowat a visiting Sheffield United supporter adds; 'As you pass the ground on the right on the main Birmingham Road. Carry on about another half a mile and there is a pub on the right set back off the road called the Royal Oak. We've been in the last two times we've visited WBA. The beer is okay and they also serve Asian food (try the chicken kebabs!). It had a friendly atmosphere'. It also has the added benefit of showing televised football.
If travelling by Metro or train from Birmingham Snow Hill and you like your real ale, then it may be a good idea to stop off on the way to the Hawthorns at the Jewellery Quarter station. Within a 10 minute walk of the station are at least three pubs serving decent real ale. These are the Rose Villa Tavern, Red Lion and Lord Clifden. The Red Lion and Lord Clifden are both listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, whilst the Brown Lion has recently opened and is effectively the brewery tap for the local Two Towers Brewery. See the Google map below for their locations (this will require you to use the arrows to move the map down and then to the to show the Jewellery Quarter and pubs).
Alcohol is also available within the ground, albeit in plastic bottles/cans, in the form of Carlsberg (£3.70), Tetleys (£3.70) and Strongbow (£3.60), plus Red and White wine, Smirnoff Ice, and various Spirit Minatures (all at £3.80). How To Get There By Car And Where To Park
The Hawthorns is located on the A41 (Birmingham-West Bromwich Road). If approaching from outside the area the ground is about half a mile from Junction 1 of the M5. On leaving the M5 take the A41 towards Birmingham, the ground is on your right. Beware though of speed cameras on this stretch of the A41. Street parking or alternatively there are a few private matchday car parks at some local industrial units near the ground, or at Hawthorns station which costs £4.
The Hawthorns has its own railway and metro station which are about a five minute walk from the ground. It can be reached from Birmingham New Street, by first taking a train to Smethwick Galton Bridge and changing there for the Hawthorns. Total journey time is around 20-25 minutes. Alternatively the Hawthorns is also served by direct trains from Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. The metro line runs from Birmingham Snow Hill. Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.NEWCASTLE UNITED FC 2012/13 Newcastle United Fixtures PREMIERSHIP NEWCASTLE 0 SUNDERLAND 3Krul (57' Elliot), Debuchy, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Tiote, Cabaye (62' Ben Arfa), Gouffran (46' Shola Ameobi), Sissoko, Cisse Subs:Anita, Perch, Haidara, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 FULHAM 0 (Cisse)Krul, Simpson (81' Campbell), Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor, Santon (17' Anita), Marveaux, Cabaye, Sissoko, Gutierrez, Cisse, Gouffran (69' Shola Ameobi).Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Bigirimana, Obertan MAN CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Simpson, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye (74' Bigirimana), Obertan (45' Perch), Sissoko, Gouffran (63' Gosling), Cisse. Subs: Harper, Marveaux, Good, Campbell WIGAN 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Santon)Elliot, Debuchy (13' Haidara, 27' Perch), S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Marveaux, Tiote, Gutierrez, Gouffran (67' Shola Ameobi), Sissoko, Cisse Subs: Harper, Anita, Gosling, Obertan. NEWCASTLE 2 STOKE CITY 1 (Cabaye, Cisse)Elliot, Debuchy, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon (73' Haidara), Cabaye, Tiote (73' Marveaux), Gutierrez, Sissoko, Gouffran (86' Campbell), Cisse. Subs: Harper, Anita, Perch, Obertan. SWANSEA 1 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Debuchy, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Gouffran, Cabaye, Sissoko, Tiote (90' Marveaux), Gutierrez (90' Shola Ameobi), Cisse Subs: Alnwick, Anita, Perch, Haidara, Obertan NEWCASTLE 4 SOUTHAMPTON 2 (Sissoko, Cisse, Cabaye pen, Hooiveld og)Elliot; Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini (Yanga-Mbiwa, 45), Santon; Cabaye (Perch, 77), Tiote; Gouffran, (Anita, 88) Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse. Subs not used: Alnwick, Marveaux, Obertan, Shola Ameobi. SPURS 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Gouffran)Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, S Taylor, Santon, Perch (82' Tiote), Sissoko, Cabaye, Gutierrez (86' Shola Ameobi), Gouffran (58' Marveaux) Cisse. Subs: Harper, Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Obertan NEWCASTLE 3 CHELSEA 2 (Gutierrez, Sissoko 2)Krul, Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Perch, Cabaye, Gouffran (84' Marveaux), Sissoko (90+2' Yanga-Mbiwa), Gutierrez, Cisse Subs: Elliot, Anita, Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cisse, Cabaye)Krul, Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Perch (69' Shola Ameobi), Cabaye, Gouffran (74' Anita), Sissoko (79' Yanga-Mbiwa), Gutierrez, Cisse Subs: Harper, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi NEWCASTLE 1 READING 2 (Cabaye)Krul, Coloccini, Santon, Debuchy, Williamson, Cabaye (74'Bigirimana), Anita (80'Obertan), Cisse, Marveaux (65'Perch), Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi Subs: Elliot, S Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger. NORWICH 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Anita (Bigirimana, 84), Perch; Obertan (Cabaye, 57), Marveaux, Gutierrez; Cisse. Subs not used: Harper, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier. NEWCASTLE 1 EVERTON 2 (Cisse)Krul, Perch (87' Ranger), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan (65' Bigirimana), Anita, Tiote (79' Sammy Ameobi), Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Cisse Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Tavernier, Abeid ARSENAL 7 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ba 2, Marveaux)Krul, Simpson (82' Ferguson), Coloccini, Perch, Santon, Obertan, Bigirimana (82' Shola Ameobi), Tiote, Marveaux (88' Tavernier), Ba, Cisse. Subs: Harper, Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid, Streete. MAN UTD 4 NEWCASTLE 3 (Perch, Evans og, Ba)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita, Perch, Bigirimana (65' Obertan), Cisse (79' Sammy Ameobi), Ba (71' Shola Ameobi), Marveaux Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Tavernier,Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 QPR 0 (Shola Ameobi)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Tiote (77' Marveaux), Perch, Gutierrez (60' Obertan), Ba, Cisse (61' Shola Ameobi).Subs: Harper, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Ferguson. NEWCASTLE 1 MAN CITY 3 (Ba)Krul, Simpson (82' Ferguson), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Perch, Tiote (74' Marveaux), Anita, Gutierrez, Cisse (79' Shola Ameobi), Ba. Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Tavernier FULHAM 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Gutierrez, Tiote (86' Bigirimana), Anita (86' Marveaux), Ben Arfa (70' Shola Ameobi), Cisse, Ba. Subs: Harper, Perch, Ferguson, Tavernier NEWCASTLE 3 WIGAN 0 (Ba 2 - 1 pen, Bigirimana)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon (49' Ferguson), Marveaux, Tiote (46' Bigirimana) Anita, Gutierrez (75' Sammy Ameobi), Ba, Cisse Subs: Harper, Shola Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier STOKE 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita (87' Sammy Ameobi), Perch, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse (87' Ranger).Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Ferguson, Tavernier SOUTHAMPTON 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Simpson, S Taylor (90+1' Perch), Williamson, Santon, Anita (66' Marveaux), Tiote, Gutierrez, Ferguson (46' Sammy Ameobi), Ba, Cisse.Subs: Harper, Bigirimana, Ranger, Tavernier NEWCASTLE 1 SWANSEA 2 (Ba)Krul, Simpson (74' Bigirimana), S Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Anita, Tiote, Ferguson (46' Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi (79' Marveaux), Ba. Subs: Elliot, Amalfitano, Tavernier,Abeid NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 1Krul, Simpson (79' Obertan), Steven Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Gutierrez (24' Anita), Ferguson, Cisse (45+5' Shola Ameobi), Ba Subs:Elliot, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux. LIVERPOOL 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cabaye)Krul, Anita, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Perch (26' Simpson), Cabaye (68' Ferguson), Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba (49' Sammy Ameobi).Subs: Harper, Williamson, Shola Ameobi, Obertan. NEWCASTLE 2 WEST BROM 1 (Ba, Cisse)Krul, Simpson (61 Cisse), Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez, Ba (72 Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi (61 Obertan). Subs: Harper, Anita, Steven Taylor, Ferguson. SUNDERLAND 1 NEWCASTLE UTD 1 (Cabaye)Krul,Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (79' S Taylor) Santon, Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa (83' Obertan), Ba, Shola Ameobi (38' Perch).Subs: Harper, Anita, Cisse, Ferguson NEWCASTLE UTD 0 MAN UTD 3Harper, Santon, Perch, Williamson, Ferguson (63' Anita), Ben Arfa, Tiote (80' Bigirimana), Cabaye, Gutierrez, Cisse (63' Shola Ameobi), Ba Subs: Alnwick, Simpson, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi READING 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba 2)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Steven Taylor (Tavernier 56), Santon, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Bigirimana (Ferguson 70), Gutierrez, Cisse (Shola Ameobi 69), Ba.Subs not used: Elliot, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi. NEWCASTLE 1 NORWICH 0 (Ba)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Steven Taylor, Santon, Ben Arfa (Shola 85mins), Anita (Tiote 76 mins), Cabaye, Jonas, Cisse (Obertan 70 mins), BaSubs unused: Elliot, Tavernier, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi EVERTON 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba 2)Harper; Perch, Williamson, Taylor, Santon; Anita, Cabaye (Bigirimana 93), Gutierrez; Marveaux (Ba 46), Ben Arfa; Cissé (Shola Ameobi 80). Substitutes not used Elliot (g), Gosling, Obertan, Tavernier. NEWCASTLE 1 ASTON VILLA 1 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Simpson (Bigirimana 38), Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez (Marveaux 86), Ba (Obertan 86), CisseSubs not used: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano CHELSEA 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Simpson (Ryan Taylor 64), Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Santon (Marveaux 74), Ben Arfa, Anita, Cabaye (Perch 77), Gutierrez, Ba, CisseSubs not used: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Obertan NEWCASTLE 2 SPURS 1 (Ba, Ben Arfa pen)Krul; Simpson, S Taylor, Perch, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye (Anita, 71), Tiote, Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba (Obertan, 85). Subs not used: Harper; R Taylor, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano FA CUP BRIGHTON 2 NEWCASTLE 0 Elliot, Tavernier, Perch (46' Dummett), Williamson, Santon, Anita, Abeid (46' Ranger), Bigirimana, Obertan (71' Marveaux), Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi Subs: Krul, Amalfitano, Ferguson, Campbell EUROPA LEAGUE NEWCASTLE UTD 1 BENFICA 1 (Cisse)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara (67' Marveaux), Anita (63' Ben Arfa), Bigirimana (45' Shola Ameobi), Cabaye, Gutierrez, Sissoko, Cisse Subs: Elliot, Perch, Gosling, Campbell BENFICA 3 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)Krul, Simpson (83' Gosling), S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Perch (62' Anita), Cabaye, Gutierrez, Sissoko, Marveaux (80' Shola Ameobi), Cisse Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Obertan, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 ANZHI MAKHACHKALA 0 (Cisse)Elliot, Santon, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye (37' Gutierrez), Anita (71' Campbell), Marveaux, Cisse. Subs: Harper, Perch, Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi, Obertan ANZHI MAKHACHKALA 0 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Simpson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Haidara, Cabaye (84' Tiote), Anita (75' S Taylor), Ben Arfa (64' Shola Ameobi), Marveaux, Obertan, Sissoko Subs: Alnwick, Santon, Bigirimana, Campbell METALIST KHARKIV 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Shola Ameobi pen)Krul, Simpson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Haidara, Sissoko, Anita (76' Perch), Cabaye (87' Bigirimana), Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Cisse (75' Gutierrez).Subs: Elliot, Gosling, Obertan, S Taylor NEWCASTLE 0 METALIST KHARKIV 0Krul, Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan (62' Marveaux), Tiote (79' Shola Ameobi), Cabaye, Gutierrez, Sissoko, Cisse. Subs: Elliot, Simpson, Anita, Perch, Haidara. BORDEAUX 2 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Tavernier, Williamson (74' Coloccini), Perch, Ferguson, Abeid, Bigirimana, Ranger, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi (46' Anita) Shola Ameobi (80' Cisse)Subs: Krul, Simpson, Romain Amalfitano, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 MARITIMO 1Krul, Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Marveaux, Bigirimana, Anita, Sammy Ameobi (76' Abeid), Ben Arfa (40' Ba), Cisse (50' Amalfitano)Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Ferguson, Tavernier'. CLUB BRUGGE 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Anita, Shola Ameobi)Krul, Anita, Williamson (58' Steven Taylor), Coloccini, Tavernier, Tiote, Sammy Ameobi (83' Amalfitano), Marveaux, Bigirimana (72' Cabaye), Obertan, Shola Ameobi Sub: Elliot, Santon, Cisse, Shane Ferguson NEWCASTLE 1 CLUB BRUGGE 0 (Obertan)Harper, Perch, Santon, Steven Taylor, Ferguson 80 (Cabaye), Obertan, Tiote, Bigirimana, Anita 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi 73' (Coloccini), CisseSubs: Krul, Ben Arfa, Ba, Campbell NEWCASTLE 3 BORDEAUX 0 (Shola Ameobi, Henrique og), Cisse)Elliot (Harper, 46 ); Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Anita, Tiote (Gosling, 71), Cabaye (Bigirimana, 61); Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Obertan. Subs: Santon, Arfa, Ba, Sammy Ameobi. MARITIMO 0 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Santon, Williamson, Perch, S Taylor, Gosling, Amalfitano (Ferguson 76), Bigirimana, Obertan (Marveaux 80), Vuckic (Sami Ameobi 53), Shola Ameobi. Subs (not used): Harper (gk), Tavernier, Abeid, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 ATROMITOS 0 (Vuckic)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Ryan Taylor (11 Vuckic), Obertan, Bigirimana, Perch (59 Tavernier), Marveaux (91 Amalfitano), Gosling, Ba. Subs: Harper, Cabaye, Cisse, Campbell. ATROMITOS 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (R Taylor)Harper; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, R Taylor; Bigirimana, Anita; Obertan, Gosling (Amalfitano, 64), Marveaux (Gutierrez, 71); Cisse (Campbell, 77). Subs not used: Krul, Santon, Cabaye, S Taylor. LEAGUE CUP MAN UTD 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)Elliot, Coloccini (Ferguson 61), Williamson, Perch, Tavernier, Gosling, Marveaux, Tioté (Bigirimana 71), Obertan, Vuckic (Cisse 81), Shola Ameobi. Subs not used: Harper, Anita, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi. PRE-SEASON CARDIFF CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 1 (Shola Ameobi pen)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini (Williamson 46), Steven Taylor (Gosling 63), Santon, Obertan (Campbell 83), Tiote (Amalfitano 71) , Gutiérrez, Marveaux (Vuckic 46), R Taylor (Perch 28), Shola Ameobi. HARTLEPOOL 1 NEWCASTLE 5 (Shola Ameobi, Marveaux 2, Obertan, Vuckic)Harper (Alnwick 82), Simpson (Good 72), Tavernier, Williamson, S.Taylor (Vuckic 46), Perch (R.Taylor 72), Gosling, Amalfitano (Santon 80), Marveaux (Obertan 78), Sh.Ameobi (Ben Arfa 46), Bigirimana (Abeid 59). DEN HAAG 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul; S Taylor (Gosling 65), R Taylor (Perch 71), Coloccini, Santon (Simpson 80); Obertan (Bigirimana 71), Tiote (Ameobi 71), Vuckic (Williamson 65), Gutierrez; Ba (Amalfitano 82), Cisse BRAGA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba, R Taylor)Harper; Simpson, Tavernier, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Sammy Ameobi (Obertan 88), Tiote (Cabaye 70), Gutierrez, Marveaux; Cisse, Ba (Vuckic 85). OLYMPIACOS 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (S Taylor)Krul, Perch, Williamson, S.Taylor (Dummett 46), Santon, Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 72), Bigirimana, Gosling (Abeid 36), Amalfitano, Vuckic, Shola Ameobi (Cisse 72). FENERBAHCE 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Abeid)Elliot, Simpson (Santon 68), Tavernier, Coloccini, R Taylor, Tiote (Bigirimana 59), Gosling (Abeid 73), Obertan (Shola Ameobi 75), Marveuax (Gutierrez 59), Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 46), Ba (Cisse 68). MONACO 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ba)Harper, Santon (Ryan Taylor 57), Simpson, Williamson (Perch 46), Gutierrez, Amalfitano (Obertan 62), Abeid (Tavernier 46), Bigirimana (Tiote 62), Sammy Ameobi (Vuckic 46), Shola Ameobi (Gosling 62), Ba (Marveaux 78) CHEMNITZER 1 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot; Tavernier (Simpson, 70), Williamson, Perch, R Taylor (Santon, 70); Obertan (Gutierrez, 77), Abeid (Bigirimana, 70), Gosling, Amalfitano; Vuckic (Shola Ameobi, 70), Sammy Ameobi (Ba, 77). Sub not used: Harper.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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