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Career Gateshead in Europe: Matchday 4 - A) Partizan

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22 minutes ago, 1759 said:

I’m assuming that’s the same Daniel Harvie that I had at Queen’s Park. A nice left wing back he is. 

It is, he turns out to become fantastic but got a bit too big for his boots the season or two after this and left to a higher division!

17 minutes ago, Nucleus said:

He seems to be failing at this tremendously at the moment 😛

I know, anyone would think I'm using League 2 and conference players against established European sides 😂

You'll be calling for me back when they're in the Northern League under your leadership!!

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On 20/03/2019 at 22:26, Ashez said:

Looking forward to next month's update :)

There wasn’t one. Or one the month after that either, but there will be one this month... well this week in fact :O

This will 100% for definite be finished by the end of June!

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Recap

We had played 3 group games after the last update long, long ago.

H) 0-2 loss to Zenit

A) 2-2 draw v Slavia Prague

H) 1-1 draw v Partizan

These results left the group delicately poised:

Screenshot_2018-12-29-23-28-39.png

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  • Europa League Matchday 4
  • 7th November 2019
  • Partizan v Gateshead - Att: 32,009
  • Partizan Stadium, Belgrade

Line-ups

Partizan: Kljajic, Miletic, Markovic, Valiente, Vulicevic, Ilic (c), Njie, Gomes, Tosic, Derlek, Nikolic.

Gateshead: Eastwood, Bennett, Sibbick, Isherwood, Harvie, Paton (c), Bates, Adshead, Thomson, Redmond, Brunker.

You have to think that this is pretty much do or die when it comes to Gateshead’s chances of qualifying for the knockout phase. The draw in the return fixture didn’t really do them any favours and nothing short of all 3 points in Serbia is what is required with an intimidating trip to Zenit next on the horizon.

A packed out Partizan contingent and 85 Gateshead fans added up to a 32,000 attendance for this crunch clash. No arrests made as of yet but you get the feeling they are to come, maybe they could start with whoever designed Gateshead’s exotic, nauseous pink European away kit.

For the first time in this Europa League campaign Gateshead made a fast, encouraging start and were enjoying a lot of possession in the opposition half. However this wasn’t really going anywhere, and the tactic of lobbing it up to Kai Brunker up front was almost instantly becoming obsolete as the big bastards at the back for Partizan were eating the long balls up for breakfast on a plate surrounded by seasonal vegetables. For all this early possession though the first chance went to the hosts, after Devonte Redmond needlessly gave the ball away inside the centre circle the Serbs broke at pace, great work from Armin Derlek and Nermanja Nikolic to get round Paul Paton and give the ball to Zoran Tosic who caused Gateshead a few nightmares in the return fixture, Tosic completed a couple of stepovers and fired just wide from outside the area.

Partizan were starting to get Tosic on the ball a lot more at this point and a couple of agricultural challenges were flying in from Gateshead, Paton got away with one but Toby Sibbick didn’t get away with another just outside the area as the referee whipped out the yellow card. Tosic’ free kick deflected off the wall and out for a corner, which flew straight into the grateful hands of Jake Eastwood.

Further chances were spurned by the hosts, with skipper Sasa Ilic stinging the palms of Eastwood from distance and Nikolic dragging wide from inside the box. Gateshead weathered the storm though and had got to 40 minutes with the match still deadlocked. They knew they needed to win but it would be dangerous to go all out for that, and maybe their best chance would be to explore any avenues on the counter attack.

None of those opportunities arose before the break though and the teams went into the break level and a few impatient whistles were heard from the Partizan faithful who were obviously fully expecting their team to be in front.

Half Time - Partizan 0-0 Gateshead

The second half started quietly and you could sense the unrest in the crowd more and more as the game went on. 10 minutes after the break though and Gateshead had a huge shout for a penalty turned down, a rare corner went over everyone and arrived at the feet of Daniel Harvie at the edge of the area, the Scotsman sent it back goalwards and it appeared to strike the arm of Svetozar Markovic, the Gateshead players were going berserk but the referee remained unmoved.

Shortly after this the game swung into the favour of Partizan again, and yet again it was Tosic at the centre of it. A mazy run and ball sent Armin Derlek away on the right, he had Harvie’s life on the wing and put a low fizzing ball across which Thomas Isherwood stuck a leg at and for a heart-stopping moment it looked like it was flying into the net but it just went wide. From the resulting corner Marc Valiente headed down into the floor, it bounced up and over clipping the bar and landing on the top of the net.

With 20 minutes to go Gateshead freshened things up bringing on Benji Kimpioka for Jordan Gibson and Greg Olley for Devonte Redmond. It wouldn’t be long before they really had to start going for it but to even get to that stage they had to keep holding firm and stop giving stupid free kicks away as yet again a header flew over the bar, this time from Nikolic. Was it just going to be one of those nights for Partizan.

The final throw of the Gateshead dice was throwing on Ben Hinchcliffe for Alfie Bates. 10 minutes to go at this point and the game had entered another lull, as both sides prepared for one final push. You would have though that there’s one big chance left in this game, and whoever it was going to fall to the player simply had to take it.

That chance fell to the visitors. As the clock ticked round to 87 minutes Jake Bennett played a one-two with the quiet Daniel Adshead and got the ball in a crossing position. It wasn’t the best ball but Nemanja Miletic wafted a leg out, it arrived at the feet of Hinchcliffe with the goal begging, just around on the penalty spot and... he blazed it over the bar! Heads in hands for everyone concerned with Gateshead, surely that was the chance gone now.

6 minutes of injury time was met with roars from both sets of fans, there was a stoppage halfway through the half due to an injury to Tosic after the brutal challenges. He was still having a go though, Partizan were still very much going for the winner and he was still playing a central role. He won a corner in the second minute of the six added but for once the delivery was poor, but Bennett could only put it behind for another corner. Vital seconds being lost for Gateshead and another minute had ticked by until eventually the ball was in the hands of Eastwood. Olley then launched an effort from outside the area which had some dip on it but it was just over the bar, but a slight deflection had sent it out for a corner. This was it and everyone bar the keeper and Paton were up. Bennett swung the ball in from the right, Isherwood got a vital knock on to the far post and an almighty scramble emerged, a Gateshead boot swung at the ball and it crept under the despairing dive of the keeper and it went in!!! They had done it in the 5th minute of time added on, no-one knew who had scored but that didn’t matter a jot as bedlam ensued on the pitch, on the sidelines and in the away end. Everyone wearing Gateshead colours were going wild and the same could be said for the home faithful but for opposite reasons as missiles were being thrown onto the pitch, fans throwing season tickets at the manager and loud choruses of boos. They had just been beaten at home by a side from England’s 4th tier... well not yet but 30 seconds after the restart they had been, and they were not happy.

It was finally revealed who scored on the stadium scoreboard but apparently whoever designed the graphics doesn’t know how to spell his name :P

B4BF8E56-03DF-4151-9421-B2C70B06643A.png

Gateshead had won, for the first time in Europe and against all odds moved up to 2nd in the group.

Full Time - Partizan 0-1 Gateshead: Sibbick 90+5

There was more good news from the other game in the group as Zenit won 2-0 at Slavia Prague. This means everything is back in the hands of Gateshead.

Screenshot_2018-12-30-16-45-54.thumb.png.d96734f804d1483c5615326f7038694d.png

Next up for Gateshead is the toughest game of the entire group, away to Zenit where they will be lucky to get anything.

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2 hours ago, samhardy said:

Recap

We had played 3 group games after the last update long, long ago.

H) 0-2 loss to Zenit

A) 2-2 draw v Slavia Prague

H) 1-1 draw v Partizan

These results left the group delicately poised:

Screenshot_2018-12-29-23-28-39.png

-------------

  • Europa League Matchday 4
  • 7th November 2019
  • Partizan v Gateshead - Att: 32,009
  • Partizan Stadium, Belgrade

Line-ups

Partizan: Kljajic, Miletic, Markovic, Valiente, Vulicevic, Ilic (c), Njie, Gomes, Tosic, Derlek, Nikolic.

Gateshead: Eastwood, Bennett, Sibbick, Isherwood, Harvie, Paton (c), Bates, Adshead, Thomson, Redmond, Brunker.

You have to think that this is pretty much do or die when it comes to Gateshead’s chances of qualifying for the knockout phase. The draw in the return fixture didn’t really do them any favours and nothing short of all 3 points in Serbia is what is required with an intimidating trip to Zenit next on the horizon.

A packed out Partizan contingent and 85 Gateshead fans added up to a 32,000 attendance for this crunch clash. No arrests made as of yet but you get the feeling they are to come, maybe they could start with whoever designed Gateshead’s exotic, nauseous pink European away kit.

For the first time in this Europa League campaign Gateshead made a fast, encouraging start and were enjoying a lot of possession in the opposition half. However this wasn’t really going anywhere, and the tactic of lobbing it up to Kai Brunker up front was almost instantly becoming obsolete as the big bastards at the back for Partizan were eating the long balls up for breakfast on a plate surrounded by seasonal vegetables. For all this early possession though the first chance went to the hosts, after Devonte Redmond needlessly gave the ball away inside the centre circle the Serbs broke at pace, great work from Armin Derlek and Nermanja Nikolic to get round Paul Paton and give the ball to Zoran Tosic who caused Gateshead a few nightmares in the return fixture, Tosic completed a couple of stepovers and fired just wide from outside the area.

Partizan were starting to get Tosic on the ball a lot more at this point and a couple of agricultural challenges were flying in from Gateshead, Paton got away with one but Toby Sibbick didn’t get away with another just outside the area as the referee whipped out the yellow card. Tosic’ free kick deflected off the wall and out for a corner, which flew straight into the grateful hands of Jake Eastwood.

Further chances were spurned by the hosts, with skipper Sasa Ilic stinging the palms of Eastwood from distance and Nikolic dragging wide from inside the box. Gateshead weathered the storm though and had got to 40 minutes with the match still deadlocked. They knew they needed to win but it would be dangerous to go all out for that, and maybe their best chance would be to explore any avenues on the counter attack.

None of those opportunities arose before the break though and the teams went into the break level and a few impatient whistles were heard from the Partizan faithful who were obviously fully expecting their team to be in front.

Half Time - Partizan 0-0 Gateshead

The second half started quietly and you could sense the unrest in the crowd more and more as the game went on. 10 minutes after the break though and Gateshead had a huge shout for a penalty turned down, a rare corner went over everyone and arrived at the feet of Daniel Harvie at the edge of the area, the Scotsman sent it back goalwards and it appeared to strike the arm of Svetozar Markovic, the Gateshead players were going berserk but the referee remained unmoved.

Shortly after this the game swung into the favour of Partizan again, and yet again it was Tosic at the centre of it. A mazy run and ball sent Armin Derlek away on the right, he had Harvie’s life on the wing and put a low fizzing ball across which Thomas Isherwood stuck a leg at and for a heart-stopping moment it looked like it was flying into the net but it just went wide. From the resulting corner Marc Valiente headed down into the floor, it bounced up and over clipping the bar and landing on the top of the net.

With 20 minutes to go Gateshead freshened things up bringing on Benji Kimpioka for Jordan Gibson and Greg Olley for Devonte Redmond. It wouldn’t be long before they really had to start going for it but to even get to that stage they had to keep holding firm and stop giving stupid free kicks away as yet again a header flew over the bar, this time from Nikolic. Was it just going to be one of those nights for Partizan.

The final throw of the Gateshead dice was throwing on Ben Hinchcliffe for Alfie Bates. 10 minutes to go at this point and the game had entered another lull, as both sides prepared for one final push. You would have though that there’s one big chance left in this game, and whoever it was going to fall to the player simply had to take it.

That chance fell to the visitors. As the clock ticked round to 87 minutes Jake Bennett played a one-two with the quiet Daniel Adshead and got the ball in a crossing position. It wasn’t the best ball but Nemanja Miletic wafted a leg out, it arrived at the feet of Hinchcliffe with the goal begging, just around on the penalty spot and... he blazed it over the bar! Heads in hands for everyone concerned with Gateshead, surely that was the chance gone now.

6 minutes of injury time was met with roars from both sets of fans, there was a stoppage halfway through the half due to an injury to Tosic after the brutal challenges. He was still having a go though, Partizan were still very much going for the winner and he was still playing a central role. He won a corner in the second minute of the six added but for once the delivery was poor, but Bennett could only put it behind for another corner. Vital seconds being lost for Gateshead and another minute had ticked by until eventually the ball was in the hands of Eastwood. Olley then launched an effort from outside the area which had some dip on it but it was just over the bar, but a slight deflection had sent it out for a corner. This was it and everyone bar the keeper and Paton were up. Bennett swung the ball in from the right, Isherwood got a vital knock on to the far post and an almighty scramble emerged, a Gateshead boot swung at the ball and it crept under the despairing dive of the keeper and it went in!!! They had done it in the 5th minute of time added on, no-one knew who had scored but that didn’t matter a jot as bedlam ensued on the pitch, on the sidelines and in the away end. Everyone wearing Gateshead colours were going wild and the same could be said for the home faithful but for opposite reasons as missiles were being thrown onto the pitch, fans throwing season tickets at the manager and loud choruses of boos. They had just been beaten at home by a side from England’s 4th tier... well not yet but 30 seconds after the restart they had been, and they were not happy.

It was finally revealed who scored on the stadium scoreboard but apparently whoever designed the graphics doesn’t know how to spell his name :P

B4BF8E56-03DF-4151-9421-B2C70B06643A.png

Gateshead had won, for the first time in Europe and against all odds moved up to 2nd in the group.

Full Time - Partizan 0-1 Gateshead: Sibbick 90+5

There was more good news from the other game in the group as Zenit won 2-0 at Slavia Prague. This means everything is back in the hands of Gateshead.

Screenshot_2018-12-30-16-45-54.thumb.png.d96734f804d1483c5615326f7038694d.png

Next up for Gateshead is the toughest game of the entire group, away to Zenit where they will be lucky to get anything.

The good thing about you waiting 6 months between me making the graphics and you actually posting is that I can’t remember what actually happened.

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Great win for Gateshead.

Looks like it’ll all come down to the final game against Prague at the International stadium and hopefully we’ll see that before FMM20 comes out.😛

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On 05/06/2019 at 15:24, Woody said:

Glad this is back...

Come on Gateshead! 😤👏

I've done all the updates in advance now... That means surely I can't forget again 😂 

On 05/06/2019 at 16:08, Foxy said:

The good thing about you waiting 6 months between me making the graphics and you actually posting is that I can’t remember what actually happened.

I remember asking you to fix a graphical error for this 3 months ago and I was met with a refusal :O

On 05/06/2019 at 16:40, 1759 said:

final game against Prague at the International stadium and hopefully we’ll see that before FMM20 comes out.😛

Not my fault if their flight gets delayed :P

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6 hours ago, samhardy said:

remember asking you to fix a graphical error for this 3 months ago and I was met with a refusal :O

Don’t remember.

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