OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMan Utd. v Newcastle United
Wednesday 26 December 2012 3pm 

Top Tips
Draw H-T and F-T 10/1
Ba To Score A Goal 7/2
Match Finish 1-1 13/1
For once the pressure will be off Alan Pardew, as Newcastle visit somewhere they haven’t won at for over forty years.

Last season United produced a great battling performance to earn a 1-1 draw, all the more creditable as after pulling it back to all square, Jonas was sent off and the later stages of the match saw everybody manning the barricades.

Asked about United’s chances on Wednesday, Alan Pardew said the only thing he could say when asked about our chances by the Chronicle;

“I would like to think at Manchester United on Boxing Day we can produce a shock. We will have to wait and see if we can”.

You can hardly come out and say we have no chance can you?

Of course we do have a chance but our ludicrous forty year drought does prey on the mind just a little…

Earlier today we carried an article predicting the following;

‘Despite Jonas getting hauled off on Saturday I think Alan Pardew will play him as usual but in a 4-4-1-1 formation of;

Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon; Obertan, Anita, Perch, Gutierrez; Ba; Shola’

Interesting then to hear the manager confirming he could be thinking along similar lines possibly;

“I might make two changes to freshen it up but I will have to give that some thought with John Carver”.

One change will be enforced anyway with Cheick Tiote suspended and it isn’t as though Alan Pardew is overwhelmed by alternatives.

All the usual suspects such as Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Steven Taylor and Ryan Taylor will be missing as well.

Manchester United have the likes of Kagawa and Nani missing but with their squad it matters little.

While everybody knows United haven’t won at Old Trafford in forty years, we have drawn two of the last three Premier League meetings at Old Trafford, so there!

AlexFerguson3The way Manchester United took Newcastle apart early on at St.James’ Park means Alan Pardew won’t need any reminding of what could happen if we start slowly again. As always, the longer matches against the better teams go without Newcastle conceding means you always have a chance.

Fergie wasn’t too impressed by their draw at Swansea but as leaders of the Premier League they are clearly one of the two, if not the, best teams.

No wonder you can get 25/1 on a 0-0 draw, Manchester United have scored in every one of their last fifty seven Premier league matches at Old Trafford.

While our opponents have been scoring goals for fun including three at St.James’ Park, including that match Man.U. have only kept four clean sheets in twenty six competitive games this season.

A statistic that tells me that while Newcastle can expect to be defending for the majority of the match, we have to make sure we also have a go at the same time.

Reading, QPR, Stoke, Southampton and Villa have scored ten against Man.Utd between them so we should score if we show any adventure, even the mackems scored on their recent visit.

As ever, injuries provide opportunities and just maybe, someone will take advantage of that at Old Trafford.

Best Odds on Boxing Day match – (Prices Can Fluctuate)
Draw H-T and F-T 10/1
Ba To Score A Goal 7/2
Match Finish 1-1 13/1

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12 comments
FC Newcastle
FC Newcastle

All the best for future to both of them. FCN

JohnyH
JohnyH

All the best Jonas

In times when players from other countries have not always shown loyalty to their clubs, you have always done so.

You will always be welcome in Newcastle.

Good luck wherever your future takes you.

Tony79
Tony79

Good luck Jonas.


you'll always be welcome here for what you have done for ur club.  You've played with passion and heart, that is all we ask

No Brainer
No Brainer

Good luck to both of them and let’s hope there will be a future role at the football club for Jonas Gutierrez once we have got rid of Mike Ashley. - 


Doing what exactly? this is a good guy who has shown decent fight like many others, in a cancer situation, it is not heroic to fight and over come cancer.


He is not a good enough footballer any more to play for NUFC he was to weak to stand his ground for the first goal and to lazy or slow,(he had ran faster through at other times in the game) for the second goal letting his man run away from him with ease.


Asta la Vista Jonas best wishes, good luck, adios

v0ices
v0ices

@No Brainer i must say that these attempts to annoy people are rather childish and pathetic just because no one wants to join your ashley love in. congratulations jonas good luck to you.

stevennufc
stevennufc

@No Brainer scraped the bottom of the barrel again no brain.....you really are a complete tit....why dont you get another hobby rather than trying to wind peope up....just like your fat mate!....

Paul Soulsby
Paul Soulsby

Good luck to them, a man with that much dignity has no place at Mike Ashley's circus of a club

Paul Patterson
Paul Patterson

Nice story. I wish the lad and his fiancé well.

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

Chuffed to bits for Jonas !!!


Even the way he´s been treated by the club hasn´t dampened his appetite for life !!!


I still get goosebumps just thinking about how he used his own dire circumstances with cancer to raise awareness and help other people going through similar illness !!!


Jonas, I´m proud to say you´re one of us: A Geordie !!!

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

@No Brainer @PeterRobson I´m not going to dignify your question with proper response, just read back any articles about Jonas and the way the club has treated him and judge for yourself !!!