Everton vs Newcastle – Carroll Starts


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Kevin Keegan has made a total of four changes to the side which was beaten by Chelsea on Monday afternoon, and we’re pleased to see Andy Carroll handed his first ever start.

The 19-year-old has so far made five substitute appearances this season, but will start for the first time this afternoon, alongside captain Michael Owen in attack.

Carroll comes in for the injured Mark Viduka (Achilles).

One surprise is that Alan Smith has come in for Oba Martins up front, who is not even on the bench. We had expected Kevin to start Smith – but in place of Viduka and we had expected Oba to play.

Joey Barton (bail conditions) and Geremi (?) are also missing, and Charles N’Zogbia and Damien Duff in the team in their place. This could be Charles’ last game for the club, since we believe he will move on in the summer.

17 year-old Ben Tozer is named to the bench for the very first time, while Peter Ramage is also on the bench. He will be leaving Newcastle in the summer. As we expected 17 year-old rising young star Lua Lua is also on the bench.

So we have 3 of our most promising youngsters, either playing, or on the bench this afternoon in Carroll, Tozer and Lua Lua.

But this is not as good a team as the one we fielded gainst Chelsea, but Kevin has given some some players a chance, and if they can win it will be an excellent performance.

TEAMS

Everton: Tim Howard, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka, Phil Neville (c), Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Yakubu, Manuel Fernandes, Lee Carsley, Victor Anichebe
Subs: Leighton Baines, Thomas Gravesen, Daniel Gosling, Stefan Wessels, Jack Rodwell

Newcastle United:
Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Steve Taylor, Abdoulaye Faye, Nicky Butt, Charles N’Zogbia, Damien Duff, Alan Smith, Michael Owen (c), Alan Smith, Andy Carroll
Subs: Fraser Forster, Claudio Cacapa, Peter Ramage, Ben Tozer, Kazenga LuaLua

Referee: Peter Walton
Attendance: tbc



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172 comments so far

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 11, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #1

    so where is oba martins? its not going to be like last year with him not wanting to play like against watford

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 11, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    also has kk lost the plot putting in almost all defenders on the bench

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  • Hadrian

    May 11, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #3

    any sopcast links ?:)

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  • Alex

    May 11, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed are wereally playing with 2 alan smiths if so we are screwed?:]

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 11, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    anyone know if i can get the game on my sopcast

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  • tapir

    May 11, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #6

    no Martin????
    oh nooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    My guess is oba injured himself, and smith had to be put in as a last gasp decision, I reckon he wanted to just put Carroll on for The Duke. And leave owen just in behind oba and Carroll, but this could be positive, if Smith plays well clubs such a Boro could be interested in him again… I hope

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  • dougnufc

    May 11, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    2 ALAN SMITHS? Disaster

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  • Charlie Bucket

    May 11, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Come on lets see what some of these kids can do, we’ve heard so much about Carroll, Tozer and Lua Lua. Now they can make their mark.

    Why have Ramage or Cacapa on the bench when they are leaving in the summer? Would have looked to Kadar, Edgar or Doninger personally.

    Also surprised to see no Martins…why?

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 11, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #10

    my accumalator today is
    birmingham v blackburn
    everton v newcastle
    smoggies v citttteehhhh
    west ham v villa

    all draws 456.14 if it comes in

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  • Hadrian

    May 11, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #11

    nigeria and cameroon have got a load of friendlys within a short space of time comming up apparenlty , may have something todo with it .
    ramage ? whats the point ? get him to sign a new contract ?

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  • Maverick

    May 11, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I remember King Kev said when he first joined that he wanted a full team of Alan Smiths but this is taking the mick a bit

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  • Leo

    May 11, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #13

    i think tozer can also play left midfield so its not totally defencive bench, lua lua is a fire cracker of a forward style player im happy about the team, maybe not to keen on smith but if there is two of them they both can get booked lol…

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  • Taiwantoon

    May 11, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    2 Alan Smith? That’s 9 against 11 today then.

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  • ScottyT

    May 11, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #15

    i think this is a very good seclection from kk apart from oba but you neva know he might have an injury or somthing, have to w8 and see.

    glad to see carroll starting and nice to see ramage on bench to give him a good send off. also very happy to see lua lua and tozer on bench and i think we might see them on at some point today would be good to see. nt bad from kk imo.

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  • dougnufc

    May 11, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #16

    any links to the game?

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  • xfer

    May 11, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Will be playing with 9 man if we have 2 Smiths.

    Give Carroll a chance, i think he deserves it. Good gesture from KK to let Ramage bench this game. I reckon he will be on in the closing minutes for a warm reception.

    I like this lad, unfortunately, he wants regular football, we cannot afford him that atm. Hes been very committed whenever he has been called upon, disappointed he is leaving, all the best Rammy.

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  • toonjon

    May 11, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #18

    any sopcast links or commentry

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Anyone else got a problem with live footy doctor?

    http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/
    I cant load this link =/

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  • Greg P

    May 11, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #20

    I imagine Keegan is seeing if Carroll is at all capable at this level before looking at next season – I think in 100 minutes time we’ll see that its Carrolls last game at the club!
    Will be good to see Lua Lua get a run out and I imagine Ramage and Nzogbia are playing their farewell games

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  • domtoon

    May 11, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #21

    if anyone finds a good sopcast link, do bet a legend and let us know…

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  • toonjon

    May 11, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #22

    ye livefootydoctor aint working

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  • Danny

    May 11, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Ferguson just said he wasn’t buying Owen….but then again he would say it when being interviewed before the match!

    Hmmmm

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  • ScottyT

    May 11, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #24

    commentary on bbc radio newcastle as always

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  • Greg P

    May 11, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Fergie just said he’s not interested in Owen, so thats pretty clear!

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  • baz

    May 11, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #26

    anyone got the link for the everton game-asiaplate or sumit?

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #27

    mmmmmmm no Oba and Smith playing, kinda happy now sopcast etc arn’t showing the match !

    KK said he’d field his strongest side for todays game…… thats a bit of a worry but yes maybe Oba is injured or maybe somethings happened or maybe KK’s showing MA how crap we can actually be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 11, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Oba and Geremi are both injured.

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  • faustino

    May 11, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #29

    According to the always reliable nufc.com there is only a couple of channels showing this worldwide. Finding a stream will be tricky.

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    May 11, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Not smith again…..

    Neways, i will give him clean slate to prove himself this match…

    & to Ed,
    Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Steve Taylor, Abdoulaye Faye, Nicky Butt, Charles N’Zogbia, Damien Duff, Alan Smith, Michael Owen (c), Alan Smith, Andy Carroll

    1 smith is too much to bear, your team listing has 2. Have you put a hex on us???

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  • Bill F

    May 11, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #31

    If MA is starting a clone factory then perhaps he is trying it out on the most expendable player first. 🙂

    Bye Bye for now be back after MOTD tonight.

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  • Nev

    May 11, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #32

    i rekon we get beat 2-0
    i dont rate smith duff or carroll (i dont care if hes a local boy)
    no martins viduka geremi and barton
    a bench with 3!!! defender!
    KK has gone mad, i dont see him lasting the summer at this rate

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  • craig chisholm

    May 11, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #33

    i am gald that duff and zogs are playing, i said yesterday that i thought they would. shame it’ll be zogs last stand in the black and white eh. we should have given him the left all along and just fcuked off duff. is martins injured nad also is milner still injured? i hear liverpool are interested in milner, if so a swap for crouch would be good. i think the young guns will win us this game and i think carroll is going to score on his senior debut!!

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  • ScottyT

    May 11, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #34

    nev its last game of season
    barton and viduka are unavailable
    geremi and oba seem to be injured
    nothing to play for
    get real ffs man

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Nobby’s scored against Villa 😀 What a shame he needed to relocate.

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  • Nev

    May 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #36

    scottyT – there is somthing for me mate
    i live in liverpool and cant be dealing with more abuse off everyone round here!

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  • ScottyT

    May 11, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #37

    lol fair enuf mate
    but them 4 all unavailable so seems kk had no choice

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #38

    livefooty doctor site back online, but no nufc link

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  • Benn..

    May 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #39

    Any Links For Sopcast?

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  • tapir

    May 11, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #40

    can someobody update me
    whats happening in the game

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