Newcastle vs Fulham – Newcastle Unchanged


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Not surprisingly, Newcastle United will start with the same side which drew at Birmingham City on Monday night.


So Newcastle will continue with their more attacking formation of 4-3-3 with Michael Owen, Oba Martins and Mark Viduka up front. Joey Barton, Geremi and Nicky Butt continue to make up the midfield three.

David Edgar comes in as one of the substitutes to the exclusion of Brazilian Cacapa. We’re  pleased to see David possibly even get in the game at some point today. He’s played very well for Newcastle Reserves all season.

We had even expected to see Senegalese Lamine Diatta as one of the substitutes, since he played the full game for the Reserves at Bolton on Tuesday night.

With Peter Ramage having also come back Keegan has Faye, Taylor, Diatta, Cacapa, Ramage and Edgar to choose from for his central defensive pair.

TEAMS

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

Fulham: Kasey Keller, Paul Konchesky, Paul Stalteri, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Leon Andreason, Jimmy Bullard, Danny Murphy, Simon Davies, Brian McBride (c), Eddie Johnson
Subs: Tony Warner, Moritz Volz, Carlos Bocanegra, David Healy, Clint Dempsey

Referee: Alan Wiley
Attendance: tbc



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151 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Good line up, but where is Duff?

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Good but Smith is too close to the team again 🙂

    Duff looks like he’s on his way out !

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  • geordie_jordan

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3

    that’s because duff is terribly poor doug

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #4

    we better win this……..

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  • ShiNg

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Why don’t use N’Zogbia instead of Barton or Geremi…………
    still no creativity in mid-field………

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  • DC

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Anyone got a stream to watch todays game?

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  • Dunc

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d play Zog RM, Duff LM and Owen Martins up front.

    I see Duff can’t even get on the bench. Is he injured?? Or is he on strike until Ste Carr gets a new deal??

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  • Ross

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    i agree shiNg, wouldnt mind seeing zogs in the mid to see if he can create something tbh

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  • Ross

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #9
  • Hammy

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Hope Butt continues his good form from Birmingham and that Barton pulls his finger out….
    My only concern is our weakish bench, apart from an out of form Zog can’t see goals on it I’m afraid……

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  • nufcstats.com

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11

    DC go to http://www.myp2p.eu there are a few links (first is working for sure).

    good line up but I’m affraid N’Zogbia will want to go in the summer. He is too good to be on the bench in the team fighting for survive. He is good enough to be in the Wenger’s starting eleven…

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  • Ross

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #12

    but to be honest hammy, looking at the starters, there should be goals in oba owen and duke. if we’ve got to look to the bench for goals when we’ve got our top 3 strikers all starting then we’ve got a serious problem,haha.

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  • Hammy

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Fingers crossed Ross…

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #14

    i dont get it when people say thing like “barton is playing, so we hav eno creativity” WHAT are you talking about!? He is our most creative player in terms of picking a pass, yes he has bveen poor lately but when was n’zogbia ever good at picing a pass. I love him to bits but Barton on form is better in the middle

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  • Obafan

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Where are Diatta and Cacapa? They should form our central heart of our defence with Faye in front of them and N’Zogbia in front of Faye.

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  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Where is CACAPA!!!???? He has always played with BALLS. Faye played terrible last match. Edgar is too inexperienced and Cacapa deserves his chance. There’s plenty of time for Edgar to play next season. Right now we need Cacapa!!!

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #17

    got a feeling viduka is gonna have a good game

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  • Jamie

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m to nervous to watch the game, Soccer Saturday for me!

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #19

    i agree it is unfair to drop cacapa for playing badly when every defender we have has played badly at one point or another…taylor?

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  • DC

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Thanks Ross and nufcstats

    Howay the Toon

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  • Far East

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Fox Soccer Channel is broadcasting it in US

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  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #22

    I think KK wil get sack end of season if he lose this match or even draw. A match must win today!!!

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  • geordie_jordan

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #23

    the guy on fsc just said taylor is the most overrated defender in the premier league. don’t disagree.

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  • Edd Case

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #24

    1st goal today is so important.

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  • Luke

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #25

    anyone know any mac P2P tv?

    been searching for the last hour!

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #26

    F****N COME ON LADS!

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #27

    ok, here we go…….may the gods help us…

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  • cloudstrife

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #28

    HERE WE GO!! HOWAY THE LADS!!

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Good start, Butt needs to watch those slot through the midfield balls as Fulham’s midfield is tight today, we’re going to have to use the flanks today

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  • DP

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #30

    God, i’m absolutely sh*****g it here lads! any news as to why duffers not in the 16?

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  • shaunm

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #31

    1-0 go on viduka

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Duke you beaut !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Tommyy

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Yes FOOOKIN YESSS VIDUKA!!!

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  • Dave

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #34

    1-0 go on viduka just what we needed

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  • obamagic

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #35

    OMGOJ AJIOFJDSL AJFAKLDS WAT A GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! BIG DUKE!!!! AHAHAHAH WOOOO!!!

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  • Eamonn

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Far East

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Mark Viduka scored!!!

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #38

    F**IN YESSSSSSS! I TOLD YOU VIDUKA WOULD HAVE GOOD GAME

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  • Michael

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #39

    What a start. Great Play by many players we have criticised.

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Get in Viduka

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