I have a few candidates in mind for our main award but I think it was one of those matches where there will be 52,000 different opinions as to how our 14 black and white representatives performed today.
Fair play to the club for this initiative and with only a handful of tickets remaining on sale we could have a cracking atmosphere and match to look forward to, just your typical 1.30 on a Sunday kick-off..
I’m really looking forward to see Cabaye, Sissoko, Gouffran and Cisse linking up, with Debuchy & Santon flying down the wings in support. The snow may have fallen on Tyneside but I’m predicting a performance from Newcastle to warm everybody’s hearts today.
After all Southampton arrive at Gallowgate, having in their last league encounter dispatched the Champions of England 3-1. They also travel knowing that they well and truly kicked our backsides at St Mary’s and were unfortunate not to put 5 past us, never mind the two they did get.
However, the scheduled Sky Sports match at 1.30pm on February 24th is Manchester City v Chelsea and with Demba Ba’s new team facing Swansea in the semi-final of that competition, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that we are almost certainly now first reserve to take over the live TV spot if Chelsea make the final.