Edgar, Bassong and Duff Get Starts


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Kevin Keegan has selected an interesting side for the game tonight against Real Mallorca.

There are three changes from the side which was beaten by Hertha Berlin on Friday night.

Shola Ameobi has a slight hamstring problem and misses out and Nicky Butt, Jason Gutierrez and Charles N’Zogbia are rested.

As expected new signing Sebastien Bassong gets another start, along with David Edgar and Damien Duff.

Not quite sure what the back four will look like but it could be Taylor, Cacapa, Bassong and Enrique, with Geremi, Guthrie, Edgar and Duff forming a midfield four and Milner and Smith up front.

Milner gets a chance up front as we had thought – since that’s where he started his career as a schoolboy.

Newcastle will be wearing their purple for tonight’s game and Geremi will again captain the side.

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Claudio Cacapa, Sebastien Bassong, David Edgar, Geremi (c), Danny Guthrie, Damien Duff, James Milner, Alan Smith
Subs: Fraser Forster, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Ben Tozer, Mark Doninger, Ryan Donaldson, Jonny Godsmark

Real Mallorca: Miquel Angel Moya, Ivan Ramis, Josemi, Fernando Varela, Borja Valero, Kta Otchiko, Jose de Araujo Nunes, Mario Suarez, Juan Arango (c), Oscar Trejo, Enrique Corrales
Subs: Herman Lux, Jose Manuel Jurado, Marti Crespi, Pep Luis Marti, Ayoze Diaz, Pierre Webo, Gonzalo Castro, Javier Castellanos, Daniel Castellanos, Victor Casadesus, Oscar Diaz, Alberto Lopez



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157 comments so far

  • eric crammy mag

    Aug 3, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #1

    we need a performance tonight boys c,mon you mags

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  • Oba

    Aug 3, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #2

    4-5-1 imo. With attacking wingers in Duff and Milner. Edgar to play at DM.

    Don’t care what the score is. Just a friendly.

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  • wozza

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Im interested in the possibility of Edgar at CM he used to play there a few years ago.

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  • joe

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Hope young Jonny gets a game – been the best of the reserves for 2 years!! Lightning fast and always produces something in a game.

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  • Leo

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #5

    what is the name of the channel of sopcast anyone, the live footy doctor website will not let me load it through it so i have to select the channel manually

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  • ToonKing

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #6

    jesus we hardly have a team….

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  • ToonKing

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    channels 57558 on sopcast

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  • bradley

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #8

    any 1 got the link to sentana sports like the 1 from fridays game

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  • ObaFan2

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Glad this isn’t the team against Man U !

    Lets hope it’s a good game and Smith to score ? 😆

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #10

    smith will score

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #11

    on 57588 it has that annoying blue thing, when will the person streaming the stream turn that off?

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  • ObaFan2

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #12

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/57558

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  • Ross

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #13

    our squad is paper thin like. and im not expecting a goal fest with smith upfront on his todd.
    anyone else watching on sopcast? hope this lad gets rid of that blue box from his screen,lol.

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  • Carlos

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #14

    What happened to Gutierrez?

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Dont forget to forget Smith at Mallorca…. don’t need him at New…

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #16

    took a knock but kk never intended to play him

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  • Tom

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #17

    4-3-3 is my guess. Geremi, edgar and guthrie in the midfield 3, with Duff and Milner up front with Smith.

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  • Carlos

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah, WTF is that blue box all about?

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  • domtoon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #19

    GAH TURN THE BLUE THING OFF!!!!!

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  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #20

    AAAARGH!!!! BLUE THIIIIING!!!!!!

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #21

    has the game kicked off?

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #22

    YEAH! the blue thing is annoying

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  • Carlos

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #23

    And I’m staying up for this game (I’m in Helsinki, + 2 hours) and this spanner has left that blue box thingy!!!

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  • Ross

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #24

    anyway we can get in touch with the lad streaming? sometimes theres a chat box underneath it and everyone just mouths off at them in that until they do it, but there isnt one here sadly.
    cacapa in midfield-hahahah.

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Argh…the blue thing annoying, its 4am here in hong kong

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  • Danny G

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #26

    That blue thing is well annoying!!

    My Setanta is broke too!!!

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  • keeganjr

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #27

    1-0 crap defending as usual

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  • Ross

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #28

    be greatful danny g, we’re 1-0 down already.

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #29

    1-0

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  • Black and White Blood

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #30

    0-1…..Brilliant – Isn’t Taylor first class!

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  • Petey

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #31

    the goal they scored, the team barely even tried to stop it, just seemed so half arsed. we are not doing well so far

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  • reillers

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Crap defending so far, Harper could have done..something for the goal instead of watching it going in and that goes for our defenders as well.
    The defence is, as per usual, completely dopey.

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  • keeganjr

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #33

    i hope smith stays in mallorca

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Guys, this stream doesnt have the blue thing and its faster http://es.justin.tv/mwb67

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #35

    we aint managed to string 3 passes together yet utter bollox crap

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  • reillers

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #36

    They’re walking on us. This is more then a wee bit of a joke.

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  • nicky nicky

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #37

    where is bassong??
    i thimk edgar-cacapa-taylor-enrique four back

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  • Black and White Blood

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #38

    We need at least 5 more players…..!

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  • toon up

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Smith looks as bad as ever. The lad is a complete and utter nothing on the pitch, that’s the only way i can describe him – equivalent to playing with 10 men. Surely KK and coaches must be seeing it?

    Taylor was awful for the goal, he was counting money in his head……….

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  • Toonboy

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #40

    This is a joke we need an att mid and a striker,we are two weeks ahead of mallorca in terms of preperation and we’re second to every ball,shocking.

    And the season hasnt started yet,expect a 5/6 nil thrashing @ Manure.

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