Sunday, October 3, 2010

CHN Links: Gameday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. Let's go hunting for an upset.

This is the first result that pops up when you GIS "Newcastle Upset." Aren't you glad we've got meaningful football to talk about instead of rehashing this garbage?

Match Previews:
BBC Sport
The Guardian - Paul Wilson also writes a preview from Man City's perspective.
The BPL Official Site mentions that Newcastle's next win will be their 250th in the Premiership.
Martin Lipton of The Mirror predicts a loss.
Sky Sports predicts a 2-0 loss.
Ed Harrison
Toonsy predicts a 3-0 loss. As always, be sure to check out the Top 10 Facts to Know About Manchester City.
From the Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: rkw of CHN predicts a 3-1 loss.

Chris Hughton says the pressure is on Manchester City to perform, given the amount of money they've spent putting together their team. (Sky Sports) Jose Enrique echoes this sentiment and says an upset is possible. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle)

Fabricio Coloccini is especially motivated by getting to play against countryman Carlos Tevez. (The People) This article also mentions again that Jonas Gutierrez will be getting the starting nod. I've seen this in more than one place, but there have also been numerous reports about Hughton sending the same XI out there. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Hughton continues to support James Perch whenever he is asked about him. (Scott Wilson, The Northern Echo)

Mike Williamson is saying all the right things about his position battle with Sol Campbell. (Sky Sports)

Andy Carroll's court date has been set for Monday, October 25. (Graham Robinson, The People)

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