Newcastle vs Stoke: Teams – Emre, Viduka Start


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Caretaker manager Nigel Pearson makes two changes from the side which were hammered at Manchester United on Saturday. The game has been delayed until 8:00pm KO (from 7:45 pm) probably to let the crowd fully assemble and maybe get a few minutes to introduce our new manager – Kevin Keegan.

Both are forced changes due to the suspensions of Alan Smith and Nicky Butt. As we expected Emre and Mark Viduka come in to take their places.

Viduka will partner Michael Owen in attack while Emre will form a 4 man midfield alongside James Milner, Charles N’Zogbia and Damien Duff. We expect an attacking 4-4-2 formation and for Newcastle to go straight at the opposition with Kevin Keegan, the new manager, likely to be looking on.

Shay Given will at last take the captain’s armband, as he enters the top five in the all-time Newcastle United appearance list. Both youngsters Andy Carroll and Kazenga Lua Lau are on the bench again, as in the first game.

Hopefully Shay’s achievement will be announced before the game tonight. Well done Shay.

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Shay Given (c), Stephen Carr, Jose Enrique, Claudio Cacapa, Steven Taylor, Emre, Charles N’Zogbia, James Milner, Damien Duff, Michael Owen, Mark Viduka
Subs: Steve Harper, David Rozehnal, David Edgar, Kazenga LuaLua, Andy Carroll

Stoke City: to follow …

Referee: Uriah Rennie

Attendance – sellout

Comments welcome.


44 comments so far

  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Listening on bbc radio 5 live!!!!!!!!!

    come on boys!!!! come on KK!!

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  • Obafan

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Finaly we play with a nice midfield. I just wanted LuaLau to start over Milner.

    Come on the Toon.

    I’m now listenning to Radio 5, all about Newcastle and KK. Game is live on too 😉 .

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  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #3

    nice one obafan!!

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  • Obafan

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Seems like Capello is also in trouble…

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  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #5

    ya… i saw that… avoiding TAX… Who doesn’t?

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  • Callum

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #6

    any live streams?

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  • toon sooth

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #7

    anyone know how to watch online?

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  • richard

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Howay the lads!!!
    Keegan watching us play attacking 442 😀
    wish i was there!

    Shame bloody Pearson is in charge…

    btw, rennie is a c**t!!!

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  • DC Toon

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Go forward, once we get everyone back from the African Nations, what is our best lineup with the current roster? I always thought BSA was too passive. What about the following:

    Martins Owen

    Duff ZOG Faye Milner (playing in a diamond)

    Enrique Cacapa Taylor Beye

    Viduka, Smith, Emre, LuaLua, Harper Subs

    I would love us to really go after teams and keep the ball.

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  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #10

    only audio commentary, the game isn’t being filmed at all…

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  • James

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone have an idea who they think Keegan will want as his captain?

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  • Stevey

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I like your lineup DC Toon. Zog at AM is where he should be

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Hopefully Taylor.

    Chris Coleman is likely to be his no.2

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  • Callum

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #14

    The game is being filmed because its highlights are on MOTD later on

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  • Griff

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully duff plays left, milner right, zog and emre in middle.

    Left footers on left, right on the right, creative players in the middle…

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  • Obafan

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Callum – is this info correct, about MOTD giving images about the game?

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  • toon sooth

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    cheers Roscoe, will listen on 5 live.

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  • Griff

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Left footers on the left, right footers on the right… surely not!

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  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    well no one is broadcasting it…. I live in South Africa and watch a lot of games online and its definitely not anywhere on the net or tv…

    Let us know if you know any different…

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #20

    We will win cos both those feckless morons are banned!!!!!

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  • Callum

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Obafan – MOTD is on at 8pm GMT so im guessing/hoping they’ll show highlights 🙂

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Callum – Highlights arent scheduled, only the match. Maybe they will be very brief highlights at half time and full time. i.e. only the goals.

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  • bod

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #23

    no overseas coverage so u will not get the game anywhere on the net

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  • Callum

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Oh ok, my hopes are dashed 🙁

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #25

    THE F**KING NOISE IS BACK LADS!!!!!!!!

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    THE NOISE IS BACK LADS!!!!!!

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  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #27

    ok my feed just got cut off!!

    anyone know where to go to listen from out of the UK??

    PLEASE!!!!

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  • nufctj

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #28

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuggh! no coverage over here in the USA! guess i have to settle for online commentary. bullocks

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  • Callum

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Shearer on MOTD

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  • Southern_Magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #30

    GET IN OWEN

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #31

    COME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • milnerfan

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #32

    1-0 owen

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  • hadrian

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #33

    😀

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #34

    I’VE NOT HAD THIS SORT OF BUZZ FOR YEARS

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #35

    playing like brazil ehh?

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #36

    swagger is not a term that has been furnished on us for a while eh!!

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #37

    anyone know what owen said about KK in his biog?

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  • Eve

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Good enough stuff so far, now just lets not fall asleep and concede. COME ON LADS!!

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  • Southern_Magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Keegan has appeared!

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  • roscoe

    Jan 16, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #40

    any help on getting audio from outside uk??

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