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Newcastle vs Blackburn – Teams – Enrique Starts

2:23 pm, Saturday, March 1st, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 99 Comments

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Keven Keegan has made a couple of changes from the side which was beaten by Manchester United last weekend.

Jose Enrique comes in for Charles N’Zogbia at left back and Charles drops to the bench. Steve Harper of course replaces the injured Shay Given in goal. Jose will probably be marking Blackburn’s impressive David Bentley.

Damien Duff plays against the club he spent 7 seasons with, and Nicky Butt, Joey Barton and James Milner complete our midfield four. With Emre and Viduka still out injured, Kevin had his hands tied a little as far as the team selection for this week.

Oba Martins returns to the bench with Alan Smith, as half expected, again partnering Newcastle captain Michael Owen up front.

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Jose Enrique - gets a rare start today

It seems that Kevin is keeping faith with most of the players that have failed to capture a win for him in the last few games. We’re pleased to see 22 year old Jose given a chance, and we trust he will take it.

Andy Carroll is again on the bench, and will no doubt be given a run out in the second half. Andy did very well last week and set up Abdoulaye Faye’s goal nicely. Fraser Forster comes in as substitute goalkeeper with Shay being out injured.

Charles N’Zogbia who makes a rare appearance on the bench will be useful as a substitute. He can come on and give some penetration up front if we need that during the game, and we’re sure he’ll get a good reception from the Newcastle faithful.

Come on the lads!

TEAMS:

Newcastle United FC:
Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Steven Taylor, James Milner, Damien Duff, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton, Michael Owen (c), Alan Smith
Subs: Fraser Forster, Andy Carroll, Oba Martins, Claudio Cacapa, Charles N’Zogbia

Blackburn Rovers FC: Brad Friedel, Andre Ooijer, Stephen Warnock, Christopher Samba, Brett Emerton, Roque Santa Cruz, Benni McCarthy, David Bentley, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Zurab Khizanishvili, Steven Reid
Subs: Jason Brown, Tugay, Aaron Mokoena, Matt Derbyshire, Jason Roberts

Referee: Rob Styles
Attendance: tbc



Tags: Jose Enrique · Match Reports · Newcastle News



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99 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonKing // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    shite’ team again….

  • 2 YongMalaysia // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    zzzzz Butt and Smith stil in squad!!!

    anywhere, wish we will get a win 2-1. i wil watch the live channel at http://www.myp2p.eu

  • 3 tom // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    does anyone have any links to wtch the game online ??

  • 4 Andy1 // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Crap team. Enrique in is right decision but why not but Zog in centre mid at home. Maybe Oba shouldn’t come straight back to start but I’d like to see more of Carroll.

    Butt, Barton and Smith, can’t believe they still get in the team every game.

  • 5 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    I fear for the worse with the likes of barton, butt and smith in the first team again. But i still hope a narrow win for my beloved newcastle. I predict a 2-1 victory today.

  • 6 Ausgeordie // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Hes looking for some balls in midfield but a shame one bad game get charles on the bench but ten get smith a starting spot.

    Maybe a not so hard opponent will do the lads good and get the ones who have not been okaying so well a chance to get some confidence.

    Good luck lads I’ll be watching a 1.55 am in half an hour. Dont disappoint me.

    The game is showing on fox sports live in Australia. Dont know if you boys can plug in but ill let you know how it goes

  • 7 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Atleast Enrique’s being given a chance but shame that Butt n Smith are apparantly our best options, Barton too !

    Lets hope for a good game and all the training will hopefully show on match day :)

  • 8 eric // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    oh….
    smith and butt again……..
    hope owen get goal!!!!

  • 9 Andy1 // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    myp2p.eu says that no channels are broadcasting the game.

  • 10 Griff // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    NO NO NO OWEN AND MARTINS! MUCH BETTER :|

  • 11 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    N.zogbia is drop as he is unsettled in the team but the problem is that we are seriously lacking pace in the team with the likes of martins and n.zogbia on the bench

  • 12 shirts // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Glad Enrique’s in. Still baffled by Smith & Butt…

    Speedy Martins and N’Zogbia as late subs when, hopeufully, Blackburn’s defenders are tired?

  • 13 Will // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/ thats the site im hoping on says links will follow closer to kick off so hopefully it will provide which i think it will as there are three foreign channels showing the games today COME ON THE TOON

  • 14 Andy Smythe // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Licky Butt & Barton Again… close your eyes & hope for the best! I’ll be sitting in the snow in Canada doing just that. Howay the Lads!

  • 15 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    http://www.centuryradionortheast.com/Article.asp?id=584188

    A radio link if anyone needs it.

  • 16 Hadrian // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    were so shit even the p2p channels want jack todo with us ! :( good old centuary .

  • 17 Dunc // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Good to know that KK sees Alan Smith as worthy of a place in front of Oba today.

    Barton and Butt are obviously better than Zog as well eh??

    I hope we win today (as per usual) but it’s hard to be optimistic when I see the sh1te line up.

  • 18 Nev // Mar 1, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    is this allradyce in disguise ?
    minus geremi lol
    glad to see enrique getting a dererved game … butt would prefer martins n zogs in for butt and smith

  • 19 Obafan // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    KK is a twat.What a f*cking bad lineup.

    Taylor: worst defender always plays; McCartey will make him ridiculous
    Barton: hope he had a few drinks before kick off; what are we doing by letting him play every f*cking game
    Butt: where is Geremi
    Smith: and Oba on the bench for him.

    KK is as bad as SA (if not worse; cause he sees things are going wrong but he does not chance anything); he plays the same sh¨t players and for me he has lost all credibility. POOR POOR POOR team again. One little sunshine is Enrique who starts.

  • 20 Steve_48 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Thanks ObaFan2 for the radio link, nothing posted as yet re pictures though

  • 21 paddyq // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    anybody managed to find a link to watch it yet?? not looking good on any of the sites

  • 22 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    ollox century have got the maccums on :(

  • 23 Andy1 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Even the radio hasn’t got our game.

  • 24 Jamie // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    NOT FU*KING HAPPY!

  • 25 shirts // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    feck–that radio link is not available to non-UK listeners.

    Any links?!

  • 26 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    bbc newcastle ! n we nearly scored already !

  • 27 scott9 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    geremi should be playing so should nzogbia and martins i do not agree with that team what so ever

  • 28 duffers // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    http://matchlive.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/mlex/258741/matches/09172006/2692064/match_console.html?clubid=10366 listen to it here click on blackburn audio

  • 29 YongMalaysia // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    why p2p website cant be access? server down? plzzz… anyone here know where to watch live at online?

    i only manage to find arsenal and man u live game… where is the channel for NUFC???

  • 30 ToonKing // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    no streams for this so far :(

  • 31 Hammy // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Smith misses a sitter….twat

  • 32 clinton martis // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    we wre really close….1 own goal…… and another alan smith……wre racking the pressure……i wanna watch this …radio sucks…please someone post a video link

  • 33 carl // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    anyone got radio link? the one above brings up the mackems

  • 34 Hadrian // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    same old story , playing well but not converting the chances that are going to bite us in the arse in the second half

  • 35 Hadrian // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    century has it on normal radio, not online tho :( 101.8 fm

  • 36 steve // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/ now has a link for toon game

  • 37 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Apparantly Butt n Barton are running midfield lmao :D

  • 38 duffers // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    not working for me tv ants is it for u

  • 39 Andy1 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Duff wastes another chance. At least we’re making some chances todday.

  • 40 BigJim // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    what channel is it on on tvants?

  • 41 Obafan // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Still no link???

  • 42 clinton martis // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    duff misses a sitter …all pressure …no goals…any video links up yet

  • 43 Shanghaitoon // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    skysports has carr in the back line???? hope this is a typo!!

  • 44 The black in the blacknwhite // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    wots up with live footy doctor, its not even loading up on my PC- why or Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • 45 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    newcastle defence is very uncomfortable whenever a ball is pump into their area

  • 46 eric // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    still not link??? i want link

  • 47 peteyboy // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/sat1.3/Newcastle_Blackburn.html

    is the link but doesnt work for me, anyone else?

  • 48 Shanghaitoon // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    can’t see it n can’t here it. Why do I have to be in Shanghai!!? Someone please tell me that Carr is not in the team … please!!

  • 49 ToonKing // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    don’t bother with the Livefooty stream it’s showing a Seria B game. There are no streams for this game and i doubt that there will be later.

  • 50 BigJim // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Those who are watching it… Can you tell us what channel it is on????

  • 51 TooooooN // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    martin will score today

  • 52 ToonKing // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Carr is not in the team. ;)

  • 53 The black in the blacknwhite // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    shakira uncle must watch the match

  • 54 steve // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Carr isn’t even on the bench – don’t worry, now we need to get smith off the pitch!

  • 55 Shanghaitoon // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    cheers guys,, on the skysports live page it has carr and i thought I may as well go to bed now!!

  • 56 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Ah wide by Owen :(

  • 57 dougnufc // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Any links too the match? I wanna watch please

  • 58 steve // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Owen misses a complete open goal after taking the ball round Freidal!!!!!

  • 59 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    we are wasting everything

  • 60 Andy1 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Owen has missed a sitter now as well.

  • 61 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Found this but not got it working yet :(

    http://www.asiaplatetv.com/preview_tvants_live1.htm

  • 62 clinton martis // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    owen goes round fridel and puts wide off the far corner……we missed 3 sitters
    duff, smith and owen…

    martins and nzogbia warning up……

    who do u think will be subbed…hope its smith…dont who zoggy will replace though

  • 63 Griff // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    smith for martins!

    please!

  • 64 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Hand ball appeal against Nicky Butt in the Newcastle penalty area, Rob Styles waves play on

  • 65 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    nicky butt is an idiot

  • 66 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    how many chances are we going to miss? I fear that we will be punished if we don’t take our chances

  • 67 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    They nearly scored again just before half time.

  • 68 GP // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Half-time and we’ve missed a load of sitters. They’re going to come out and hammer us in 15 minutes.

  • 69 scott 9 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    i think i might have the game on live footy it says its just preparing for live live footy will it eventually come on does anyone now?

  • 70 Obafan // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Birmingham is leading 1-0 over Spurs; not a good result for us.

  • 71 Optimist // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Oh my, i hope we are not going to crash again @ second half.

  • 72 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    i wouldnt worry about that obafan, tottenham will definitely score in that game

  • 73 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Come’on magpies. Let bring in martins for smith and nzogbia for butt or duff.

  • 74 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    fulham will get smashed

  • 75 Oztoonfan // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Good first half but just need to take our chances Milner and Duff having a great game just for god sake get smith off he cant win a header can score from a header whats the point???????????????????????????
    I dont understand otherwise good first half but we need to score or it could be another one of those days but i have faith come boys!!!
    BTW Enrique has looked class!!!!

  • 76 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Asiaplate link is no good but this is showing a link here now:

    http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/8308/

  • 77 Marty // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Eurosport live updates have said “Given Clears” these commentaters are bright!!

  • 78 Andy Smythe // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Scott 9 I’ve been trying since the start of the game & still nowt.

  • 79 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    oz toonfan, how do you know he looked class? no1 can watch the game online

  • 80 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    we need middlesbrough to draw or beat reading to keep them in their poor run

  • 81 GP // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    I checked that before, some game from Italy.

  • 82 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    “The Newcastle defence are showing signs of nerves now. To be fair, matters weren’t helped when Butt gave away the ball needlessly.”

    F***K OFF BUTT!

  • 83 shay is shit // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    thank god shay is injured

  • 84 Howie // Mar 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    i never thought id see the day i wud support spurs or boro. doesnt feel right.

  • 85 Obafan // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Obafan2: it is not working. it just keeps preparing the channel.

  • 86 Ash // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    scott9, try refreshing the page.

  • 87 ObaFan2 // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Yeah noticed on the other tvants took 10-15 minutes to load :(

  • 88 scott 9 // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    yeah andy mine dont look like its gonna work i think im just gonna sack it of and listen to sky sports

  • 89 Obafan // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Perhaps this will work for the 2nd half; it starts buffering but it is going very slow. Lets hope…

    http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/8308/

  • 90 Oztoonfan // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    i live in australia we get every game on pay tv we can choose what we wanna watch it awesome gonna go watch second half :)

  • 91 Obafan // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    No not working

  • 92 GP // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Oh well I’m gonna watch the Rangers game, guess we’ll have to wait for match of the day or football first.

  • 93 Carr is shite // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Duff crosses for Newcastle, the ball hits Ooijer on the arm but Rob Styles decides its not a penalty. WE were robbed of a penalty…..

  • 94 The black in the blacknwhite // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    ash are you watching the mtch???

  • 95 YongMalaysia // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    i wanna watch this match, anyone know which channel at TvAnys got live? plzzzz

  • 96 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    oh shit, 2 – 0 to the brummies

  • 97 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    we just cant score

  • 98 Dragoner // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    shit 3-0

  • 99 richie // Mar 3, 2008 at 1:31 AM

    its go so bad i can only be positive, facts are 4th from bottom will do,,,the obvious then is a huge shift in players in the summer, we need a tall commanding mid .would love carrick.we should keep barton is see potential hes been tru alot and i think he can come good.my dream team for next season

    given
    bridge taylor campbell brown
    bentley carrick van der vaart duff
    owen crouch

    bench: barton, harper,huddlestone,kilgallon,martins




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