Newcastle vs Blackburn – Preview of Match



The game against Tottenham on Wednesday evening was not a good game to watch for Newcastle fans, and that’s a huge understatement.

But there is good news today that it looks like Mike Ashley has found a buyer for the club, and Joe Kinnear will come in as interim manager for 6 games, so there’s now a light at the end of the tunnel.

Hopefully that will help to inspire our players, who looked more than a little depressed on Wednesday, at least in the second half. Now is the time to snap out of it, and 3 points tomorrow would be just great.

Of course we’ve heard that Oba Martins is out with a knee injury for up to 6 weeks, so that’s really bad news, but we expect young Spaniard Xisco and Owen to be able to do a good job up front.

We will still be without suspended duo Joey Barton and Danny Guthrie, as well as the injured Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez, Habib Beye, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka.

And caretaker manager Chris Hughton will still be in charge for the game tomorrow, with Joe Kinnear set to take over on a temporary basis on Monday.

We would expect Chris to pick the following side for tomorrow:

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

Seems like it would be a good time for the lads to put in a decent performance tomorrow, and a win is what we need to drag us away from the bottom of the league, which is not where we want to be right now.

Howay The Lads!



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104 comments so far

  • Ohmelads

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #1

    C’mon the laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaads!

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #2

    c’mon lets get behind kinnearand help the lads get a result tomorrow

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I fancy it tomorrow – would do us the world of good just to get a result and stop the rot from setting in more than it has.

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  • Howay50

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Let’s the lads put 4 past them with Philippe Albert coming on as a late substitute just to chip Robinson in goal and make it Howay 5-0.

    C’MON THE LADS, GIVE US SOMETHING TO CHEER US UP!

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  • Nathan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #5

    God I hate Geremi and Nicky Butt.

    People are forgetting Blackburn are actually a decent side and not just a walk over, this isn’t going to be any easier than the game against spurs, we might scrape a win if we are lucky

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  • DanToon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Joke…

    What’s Newcastle Utd and a Christmas Cracker got in common…

    They’ve both got a Joe Kinn-Ear!!!

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  • FadlooNUFC4Life

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    The Subs lineup is so weak…

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  • Alex

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #8

    I hope he wont pick CaCapa in midfield again . He should go 4-3-3
    Given
    Edgar taylor colo bassong
    Geremi butt Duff
    Xisco Owen Nzogbia

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  • hitman

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    dan that was really poor mate lol

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  • nufc toon malaysia

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    why hughton put cacapa at centre midfield..why why why..he is A central defender…i would rather put:

    given
    taylor cacapa coloccini bassong

    duff geremi butt zogbia

    owen xisco

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  • Howay50

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #11

    DanToon

    What do you calla lesbian hippopotamus?

    Lickalotapuss

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Yeah, what is it with cacapa in midfield? He was horrible at Upton Park. The fellas 2nd touch is either a header or a tackle….rubbish.

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  • DanToon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #13

    I know Hitman lol…

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  • Viper

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Mid-field questions with worries.
    Still, time for points!
    Howay the Toon!

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #15

    i am surprised to see you on here nathan after the last time or last time i remember you to be on

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  • MarK

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #16

    i hope to god butt doenst play hes soooooo slow and everygame he gives the ball away

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #17

    DUFF AND LUALUA ARE BOTH INJURED ED!

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  • richie

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #18

    have we got any youngsters that can play in the centre of midfield, geremi will have to play their too..no way capaca.

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  • somali

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #19

    im fan nufc toon from somali 4 4 2
    beast in the worldShay Given,
    , Fabricio Coloccini, , Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong,
    Damien Duff, Nicky Butt, , Charles N’Zogbia
    Xisco, Michael Owen

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    ‘mon the lads

    regards,
    ed

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Tom_Toon
    when did duff get innjured

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  • STEVEYO

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Why did the pastie cross the road

    Cos it was meetin potato

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #23

    On wed!

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Not about footie:

    Can anyone tell me how to check the odds on a horse at chester tomorrow with william hill please

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #25

    how come it does not say anything anywhere then

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #26

    nufc.com

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #27

    doubtfull but duff will play

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Theses only one united.tomorrowwould a lucky day for Nufc.3points

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  • carabay

    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #29

    somali fan toon nufc

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #30

    duff is not injured at all

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

    You know this how.

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  • The Entertainers

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #32

    I’d pick any team without Cacapa in MIDFIELD!

    Dont care what formation we play, just dont play Cacapa in MIDFIELD!

    Not bothered who picks the team, just dont play….you get the picture.

    Hey just an idea, but we could play Cacapa in DEFENCE!

    Hurry up Joe, Chris bless him hasnt got a scooby doo!

    Good luck too!…..you may need it 🙂

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  • carabay

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Shay Given,
    , Fabricio Coloccini, , Steven Taylor, Edga Sebastien Bassong,
    Damien Duff, Nicky Butt, , Charles N’Zogbia
    Xisco, Michael Owen fan from somali

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  • Rob Lee

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #34

    is tangy cheese nacho gonzalez injured or cup-tied or sumit????how come he’s not named in the squad??

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #35

    im mates with damiens father and he said he should be starting in the same position as spurs

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Rob Lee
    hes got a sore hamstring

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #37

    because the match preview on the official site lists all the players who are missing and duff is not one of them, and i think duff being injured would be announced on the official site ahead of nufc.com if it was true.

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  • nando

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Well what happened wednesday lads. Not going to gloat cos to be honest i am still feeling embarressed for you. especially after all the comments in the build up to the game.

    reckon you lot will be bottom come sunday afternoon especially now you will be playing the wimbledon brand of football with a midget up front.

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  • euanpolo

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Given
    Geremi, Taylor, Coloccini, Bassong
    Lua Lua, Duff, Butt, N’Zogbia
    Owen, Xisco

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 26, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #40

    nando
    what about xisco you tard

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