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Birmingham vs Newcastle – Martins Viduka Start


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Kevin Keegan has made several changes from the side that fell apart against Liverpool last Saturday.

Keegan gives starts to Martins and Viduka and finally Smith is benched.

But we look a bit weak on the wings and we have to assume Geremi and Martins will start there. Very surprising to us that Charles N’Zogbia is only a substitute and not starting on the left wing.

There is no Damien Duff included so we assume he’s injured, unless he’s been given a night off. It’s good to see big Andy Carroll on the bench.

We wanted Oba to start and Smith to be on the bench so we got our wish, but who’s going to provide the width and attacking flair down the wings?

It looks to us we’ll play 4-3-3 (?) with Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and Oba Martins up front with Nicky Butt, Joey Barton and Geremi in midfield.

But the bench is also strong and it looks like Keegan is going all out attack tonight. With only 3 goals in 8 games, that’s probably good.

TEAMS

Birmingham City:
Maik Taylor, Liam Ridgewell, Stephen Kelly, Radhi Jaidi, David Murphy, Fabrice Muamba, Sebastian Larsson, Damien Johnson (c), Gary McSheffrey, Mikael Forssell, James McFadden
Subs: Colin Doyle, Stuart Parnaby, Mehdi Nafti, Mauro Zarate, Cameron Jerome

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

This is the night of truth for Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!!


179 comments so far

  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #41

    I qureied my Virgin cable bill 20 mins ago. I asked the lass who dealt with me if she was a Brum fan (her accent). She said she is a Wolves fan and hates Brum. Gave me Setanta for three quid a month! Everything’s comng up roses 🙂

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #42

    Sopcast link:

    sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/29704

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  • geordie nick

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #43

    tom im watchin f***n setanta now and its just showed u tht martins is startin on the left wing, although i dnt expect hell stay the very much

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #44

    Here we gaan!

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  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #45

    i hav a good feel, newcastle wil win today ^^

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  • ende

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #46

    Oh griff I owe you one

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  • geordie nick

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #47

    take a look at the telly tom toon oba on left, think ull find im correct

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #48

    left of a 3 pronged attacked, know what that is?!?!?!?

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  • cloudstrife

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #49

    here we go!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #50

    I really dont know if i can watch! my heart is in my throat.

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #51

    taylors dad been telling him cappelo’s there to watch him or summit ?
    and viduka is looking good !

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #52

    It’s OK Tom Toon. Taylor’s only made two mistakes so far

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  • GP

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #53

    Taylor you muppet, 2 mistakes already.

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #54

    Streaker ! 😀

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  • geordie nick

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #55

    so how come the team sheet says 442 tom, unless u know more about the formation than kk do u, if its a 3 pronged attack then how come viduka and owen are playing throuch centre, shouldnt one onf them be on the right

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #56

    they have had 3 chances to our zero 🙁

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  • Hilly

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #57

    McFadden is working us right now

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #58

    were not gonna win the way were playing …..not even draw for that matter, were shite once again…. 🙁

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #59

    ‘Obafemi Martins has pushed right up on this left hnd side, it 4-3-3’

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #60

    what a bias ref, fkin prick

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  • OzZyMagpiE

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #61

    any working link guyz? =/

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #63

    wdf it stopped working, what channel on sopcast anyone!!!!!?????????????

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  • cloudstrife

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #64

    looks like the only way we’ll score is from broken play and not anything construsted. shades of Sam Allardyce? these still are his players, eh…

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  • geordie nick

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #65

    yeah ‘ obefemi martins has pushed up, its now a 433’ which suggests it WASNT to start with was it, anyway i cudnt giv a toss as long as we win

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #66

    defence aint doing bad , were just not getting decent service upto the top, altho barton is trying to push thru .
    our full backs are looking for the long ball to much .

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  • geordie nick

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #67

    try payin £10 a month for setanta tom, loosen the purse strings

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  • Edd Case

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #68

    43343

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  • GP

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #69

    Barton’s passing has been shite. Tackling hasn’t been bad though.

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #70
  • OzZyMagpiE

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #71

    thx mate ..

    bartonz passin iz really shite

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  • ende

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #72

    F**K!

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  • GP

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #73

    F*^%*k.

    Well, another game lost then…

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #74

    well , there you go then 🙁

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  • cloudstrife

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #75

    i’m gonna be sick

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #76

    oh my god……were doomed.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #77

    fk. how did he score, screamer, mistake?

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  • cooldj

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #78

    i feel ill…

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  • Hadrian

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #79

    faye got out muscled 😛

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  • OzZyMagpiE

    Mar 17, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #80

    relegation =/

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