Martins and Bassong Both Start For Newcastle


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Nigerian Oba Martins returns to the starting line-up for Newcastle United tonight, following a groin lay-off, and as expected Sebastien Bassong is brought into the side with David Edgar and Xisco both dropping down to the subs bench.

The back four will be Geremi, Taylor, Coloccini and Bassong, with Duff Cacapa Butt and N’Zogbia forming the midfield four with Owen and Martins up front.

For Tottenham, former Newcastle players Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas both start.

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Shay Given, Fabricio Coloccini, Claudio Cacapa, Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong, Charles N’Zogbia, Nicky Butt, Geremi, Damien Duff, Oba Martins, Michael Owen
Subs: Steve Harper, Xisco, Shola Ameobi, David Edgar, Ben Tozer, Ryan Donaldson, Mark Doninger

Tottenham Hotspur: Heurelho Gomes, Gareth Bale, Didier Zokora, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Jenas, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Vedran Corluka, Jamie O’Hara, Ledley King, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jonathan Woodgate
Subs: David Bentley, Darren Bent, Gilberto, Luka Modric, Giovani dos Santos, Fraizer Campbell, Ceasr Sanchez

Referee: Chris Foy
Attendance: tbc



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70 comments so far

  • Chris H

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Nacho must be injured then. Not a bad line up I suppose.

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  • Toonboy

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Cacapa in midfield again that wont work AGAIN

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #3

    finally a decent line-up by Houghton.

    We can win this lads !!!!!!!

    Oba and Owen together finally !!! Zog midfield!! brilliant !!!!

    HOWAY !!!!

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #4

    has any 1 else noticed spurs are getting hardly no coverage lol

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  • reillers

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Cacapa..midfield..Given will be busy.

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #6

    zog’s is at left back.. therefore we will lose.

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  • micepie

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Give Cacapa a chance in mf. Some of his long range passing against West Ham was pretty crisp. Let’s see how he gets on. Plety of flare on’t wings any road up.

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #8

    another observation, their bench is awesome compared to ours… need to finish them off in the first half

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #9

    who says cacapa is in the mid?
    he could be at CB, taylor at RB, bassong LB, never know! zogs on left, geremi right, duff/butt in center? or maybe duff right geremi center?

    On a slightly less encouraging note, there’s hardly anyone there. its like a reserve crowd.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Bassong lb… good

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  • 51times

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t feel optimistic.

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  • Bosamuelson

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Unfortunately I have not got a good feeling about this game. I think we may get toncked.

    I hope im proved wrong but I think Spurs may find their feet here.

    Arrrgghhhh

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  • John B

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Sorry lads, same question as always..

    Any streams?? I can’t find any 🙁

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  • 51times

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #14

    we already have a horrid central midfield, but they’re playing 4 – 5 – 1, they’re going to control this game.

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #15

    the link plz

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #16

    come on lads lets be slightly more optomistic and lets get behind the lads.
    the blog seems as dead as sjp tonight!

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  • Greg P

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Is Cacapa at RB? Two passes – both to them.. oh joy!

    Whats the attendance tonight? about 20k?

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  • greg

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #19

    stadium isn’t very full…

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  • hitman

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #20

    greg cacapa is playing MD

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Geremi is the RB

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  • Heavy hitters

    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Geremi is Rb and looks ok at the moment

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  • dubsea

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #23

    eerie atmosphere at sjp….feels like a pre season match

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #24

    rubbish decision from the ref there like, that was a good challenge from geremi. great challenge from butt on lennon few minutes ago aswell.

    dubsea-dead right mate, weird isnt it. i was at all the pre season games this time round though and there seemed to be more there for them than there is tonight!

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  • Brazilian Geordie

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Audio Stream, please.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Cacapa doing well in midfield .

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #27

    thats another poor decision from the ref. he’s taken the ball there and there’s no need for a yellow card.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    great stream here :

    sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/30931

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  • hitman

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #29

    what a shite game

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #30

    bassong is playing well

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    what is coloccini doing trying to backheel the ball just outside the box. hoof the ball away for christ sake.

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #32

    bassong is playing very very well

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Does anyone have a link to the live footy that actually works???

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  • Spyro

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Martins has not been sharp, he has killed about 3 plays by simply not running

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  • dubsea

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #36

    first game im watching in surround…makes the ground feel even more empty…great

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #37

    bloody hell geremi,lol.

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  • hitman

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #38

    gerimi is a joke

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  • Spyro

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #39

    get in there bassong haha

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #40

    corluka looked like he’d seen a ghost when bassong squared up to him there! :S hah

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