Saturday, February 23, 2008

Weekend Outlook (23 Feb 2008)

Newcastle vs Manchester United

"Keegan's second coming will not start this season, but rather the next season.."
-Gary, 23 Feb 2008

There goes my perfect record of predicting Man Utd's outcome in the Champions League. True to be told, i was expecting Man Utd to draw as previous results against Lyon in France was a draw as well.

In the match, Lyon was trying its best to erase the tag as been an "underdog or darkhorses" for the Champions League title, but in term of experience, Lyon fail badly.

Guess Lyon have to tried again another time then.

We travel to St James Park today and this is the first match since Keegan loses his cool to allow Man Utd won the championship over Newcastle.

There is a newspaper report on how Kevin Keegan work. He was a great motivator but a lousy tactician. He is able to urge his team to go out and score as many goals as they can without defending. Well, this is what Newcastle fans look forward to, but times have changed. Only once in a blue moon will you able to see a high-scoring game like Everton 6-1 Brann, Liverpool 8-0 Besiktas or Man Utd 7-1 Roma.

Keegan's second coming will not start this season, but rather the next season. Newscastle have change too many managers over the last 3 seasons that the players do not know how to adapt to a playing style to another within a short time. After Bobby Robson, in came Graeme Souness, Glenn Roeder and Sam Allardyce over the last 3 seasons. all offer different kinds of playing style especially Allardyce. He used long ball methods linking between defenders and strikers, making midfielders a tad useless in the match. Oh well, hope Keegan's stay will not be as short as Allardyce.

Newcastle Team News: Stephen Carr, Emre and Martins will be unavailable for the match due to injuries.

Man Utd Team News: Other than Gary and Silvestre, Fergie have a full squad to choose from.

Odds and Analysis: Im not so confident on this match as Fergie mentioned he will make changes to the match. But with a 1 ball handicap at 1.85, i think Man Utd is able to nick it. No use punting your money for this match, you will only get back your capital.

Disclaimer: This review is entirely on my own views and opinion. I didn’t point a gun at you to ask you to follow. If you want to bet on this game, do so at your own risk. Pls bet within limits. Good luck.


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