Manchester City vs Newcastle TEAMS – Given Back


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TEAMS

Newcastle: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Steven Taylor, David Rozehnal, Charles N’Zogbia, James Milner, Alan Smith, Geremi, Nicky Butt, Mark Viduka, Oba Martins
Subs: Steve Harper, Jose Enrique, Emre, Abdoulaye Faye, Matty Pattison

Manchester City: Joe Hart, Vedran Corluka, Javier Garrido, Richard Dunne, Micah Richards, Stephen Ireland, Michael Johnson, Martin Petrov, Dietmar Hamann, Elano, Emile Mpenza

Referee: Chris Foy

Big Big surprise in the Newcastle line up as Shay Given keeps his place and Steve Harper is on the sidelines. This is a bit strange because before the Arsenal game Allardyce said that Harper would return on Saturday. Where is Sinead 😀

Mark Viduka is passed fit having missed the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Arsenal with a sore foot and he starts alongside Oba Martins in attack. Another slight surprise is that Charles N’Zogbia will return to the left-back position and will be joined in defence by Habib Beye, Steven Taylor and David Rozehnal.

Skipper Geremi is back in midfield and is joined by Nicky Butt, James Milner and Alan Smith. Enrique, Harper, Faye and Emre are on the bench – as is Matty Pattison – so this could be another chance for the South African youngster.

For Man City the only change is Danish keeper Kasper Schmeichel who drops down to the bench with Joe Hart coming in. Joe is the current England Under-21 goalkeeper and has looked good and is another player Steven Taylor knows well in the City side.

We’ll be back at half time – and then full time with our full report on the match and interviews. A draw would be OK but we really need a win – and that will not be easy.Howay the Lads.



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64 comments so far

  • AlexW

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #1

    very strong side by newcastle, no excuse to come up with anything less than a win i think, draw at the very least

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah interesting changes by Sam, seems like Jose is still no ready.

    However i don’t like the fact that Butt is in the team and that Smith is on the wing again.

    Looking forward to seeing Emre though.

    Howay.

    We are the Geordies
    The geordie boot boys
    we are mental, we are mad
    we are the most loyalest
    football supporters
    the world has ever haaaaaaaaad !!!
    😉

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  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #3

    ToonKing – love it. A win and we’ll be in terrific shape.

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  • Hammy

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Not a bad looking side although Zog’s better going forward than defending…..
    I’m not sure what Matty Pattisonis doing on the bench, surely the only way he’ll get on is if we are 6-0 up with 5 minutes to go.
    Hallo looks like Pedro is the guest on Sky Sports 1….voted best player ever in a Black and White shirt……..Well done Peter.

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  • Obafan

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Very strong squad. But I would prefer Faye in Butt’s place. And I hope Emre comes on to give us that creative touch.

    Go the Toon!!!

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  • Alex

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Wierd. Sam said Harper would be in goal today then drops him to the bench.Wont do the lads confidence any good.

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Damn i was sure we would see Zog move into left mid, he could do so much damage!

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  • Dalston

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #8

    4-3-3 again..:(

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Right, strange..very strange.

    Alex..Wont do the lads confidence any good..how do ya mean??

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    I think he means that Steve may lose a bit of confidence in his own ability and Sams judgement.

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #11

    I bet Barton is wishing he could be playing today.

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #12

    @ JoshI. What do ya mean in Sams judgement.??

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Jesus what a save by Given, good choice Sam 😉

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #14

    SOmething tells me you’re being sarcastic..

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Well lets just say, Harper is playing really well, he expects to be able to keep his place… and then Given has a great week in training, looks fit and is performing well…. Given gets picked… where does that leave Harper?… He may then feel that Sam’s judgement is incorrect because it is him who is performing well in the matches. That will also dent his confidence… as well as losing it in His managers judgement.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Milner’s on the right wing and he’s doing better then he did on the left tbh.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #17

    OBoBOboBOBBb maaaaaartins

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #18

    1 -0!!! oba!!!

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #19

    And you know Given isn’t preforming well in matches because you’ve seen him once in a match where he played really well??

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #20

    What a first touch by OBA, looks like someone has been working hard in training.

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  • Bob

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Where are all the naysayers now!?!

    Eat your words!!!

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Ahh but did i say he wasn’t? No so don’t say make it sound like i did.

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  • Craig Allen

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Another great save by Given! Wow, great form!

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  • Obafan

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Oba Obafe Oba Obafe Obafami Martins; great for him and us.

    Let’s search for a second goal.

    Are u watching via TVANTS or SopCast, cause none of those 2 works for me ATM???

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  • Craig Allen

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #25

    1-1 Petrov equalises – that was a break on N’Zogbia’s side – was a bit too casual coming back givin Ireland too much space to put the cross in

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #26

    f**k

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  • geordiejordan

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #27

    poor goal to give up. arrrgggg. frustrating.

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  • JoshI

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #28

    I hope its not another Boro game!

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #29

    That;s the second time N’Zogbia’s been “too casual”.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #30

    @ Obafan:

    put this into u’r browser mate :

    tvants://list.tvants.com/tvants/?k=c7cfd7c1f2215c807502078b77031153

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  • geordiejordan

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #31

    christ not again. where did our defense come from 2006????

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  • martins9

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #32

    is anybody watching this on net if so could you give us a link plz

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Ireland is so dangerous, he can really cause problems, he tends to score goals when you think he’s run the ball over too much or the corners to tight. He’s a really cool finisher, he doesn’t panic and he provides good ball to the guys up front. They can’t afford to give him space.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #34

    SHAY SHAY SHAY SHAY , i almost forgot how good he is. Harper , mate, sorry to say this but Sam made a good choice, Shay is the man!!

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  • Sinead

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    What I stop from Given. Should be 2-0 what’s the defence doing??

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  • hadrian

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #36

    arrrggghhhh !!!!!
    butt , smith , geremi ………… how many more games before sam admits its not working !!!
    not to confident for the second half , unless wor superstar oba can pull another out of thin air .

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  • geordiejordan

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #37

    i think we’ll see enrique and emre in the second half… well i can hope anyway.

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  • Craig Allen

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Seems as if Man C’s targeting Taylor and waiting for Zog to push up so they can catch us on the break. I think we need Enrique on so Zog can take over in midfield. Maybe bring Faye on.

    Come on lads! Get in there, we can take them.

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  • Hammy

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Sinead …..your not the PR dude for the Republic of Ireland team are you????

    hope to see The Bull on in the second half, push Zog up and take Butt off before he gets sent off……..the ref has been very kind to him and Smith so far…

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 29, 2007 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Agree Hammy, Butt off – Emre on
    Smith off- Enrique on

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