Butt Returns As Captain – Owen On Bench


Joe Kinnear makes just one change to the side which beat West Brom 2-1 last Tuesday night, with Nicky Butt returning as captain of the side.


As we expected that means Danny Guthrie will be on the bench where he will be in the company of club captain Michael Owen, who is back after a groin injury picked up in training.

But Jose Enrique keeps his place in the back four, and keeps Bassong on the bench.

Newcastle’s brilliant Irish goalkeeper, Shay Given, makes his 450th appearance for the club.

The Newcastle bench is Steve Harper, Claudio Cacapa, Danny Guthrie, Michael Owen, Sebastien Bassong, Charles N’Zogbia and Geremi, which is easily our strongest of the season.

For Aston Villa, as expected, that little gem of a player, James Milner starts.

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Nicky Butt (c), Joey Barton, Jonas Gutierrez, Damien Duff, Oba Martins, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Steve Harper, Claudio Cacapa, Danny Guthrie, Michael Owen, Sebastien Bassong, Charles N’Zogbia, Geremi

Aston Villa: Brad Friedel, Luke Young, Carlos Cuellar, Martin Laursen, Nicky Shorey, Nigel Reo-Coker, Gareth Barry, John Carew, Gabriel Agbonlahor, James Milner, Ashley Young
Subs: Steve Sidwell, Marlon Harewood, Curtis Davies, Zat Knight, Moustapha Salifou, Bradley Guzan, Craig Gardner

Referee: Steve Bennett
Attendance: tbc



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59 comments so far

  • BIGPEAOVTHEWEAB

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Irish_toon9

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Anyone know where I can get streaming?

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  • BIGPEAOVTHEWEAB

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #3

    am hopein we beat these twats the neet like bottom of the premier is no place to be

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #4
  • Alex

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #5

    We will WIN
    OBA will score early on and we will win 3-1

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  • GraemeR

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #6

    BUTT and AMEOBI – cant say I am impressed.

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  • Paul R

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #7

    any one got a link that isnt justin tv as that isnt working ???? page not loading ?????

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  • prince_monkey

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #8
  • Jezza

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Not looking good. There is a severe difference in the class between the two teams. Comparing like for like with the starting line ups, I reckon Villa are stronger than us in 9 of the 11 positions.

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  • toonfanjonny

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #10
  • Rob

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #11

    mmmmm…Guthrie makes the midfiled fliud and tick along, great touch and simple passing. Butt make the midfield stall, poor touch and poor slow passing.

    Barry Young RoeCoker..with Butt chaising them kicking at their ankles all game..great

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  • ToonKing

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh crap….Butt again…..he will be struggling all day with Reo-Cocker and Barry…………………….

    not feeling confident at all……..we’ll loose….

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #13

    How many silly free kicks will Butt give away? I bet they score from 1 at least

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    I just hope jonas can run them raget

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  • cause I got the girth

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #15

    said a million times i wished we had signed Cuellar during the summer…time will tell ehhh

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  • 51times

    Nov 3, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Villa are too good for us at the minute. I’d be pleased with a point.

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #17

    I have been saying we will win 2-1 but at this very moment in time I would accept a draw. lol

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  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Why are they booing Millner? ffs!

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  • 51times

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Because he’s a wanker with a potato head.

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #20

    jonas is a cracker

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  • 51times

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #21

    How did Mr. Potatohead not get booked for that?

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #22

    duff was waiting for that

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  • GraemeR

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #23

    shot by oba – shud of taken it further

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  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Were playing well here like – hope we dont f*ck it up with a daft foul or something

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #25

    5.9 Damian

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  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #26

    duffs having a class game

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Bloody Steve Bennet – more like Gordon Bennet – that was a poor decision to give Villa a free kick

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Barry you dirty b*st*rd

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  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Ffs jonas hurt

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Excellent cross from Bambi, nice shot too from Barton

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  • 51times

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #31

    I can’t stand Villa, really dirty team but because they have English players the media ignore it.

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #32

    how are we playin

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  • 51times

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s been pretty even.

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  • Stevo

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #34

    beyethegreat – very well mate!

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Great run from Martins down the RHS, excellent move from defence into attack – more of that please

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #36

    gan canny

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #37

    we score before halftime and we have it

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  • Joey's going to get you!!(GG7)

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #38

    jonas has been poo

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  • 51times

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Who hasn’t been, really? Well I think the defence has done ok.

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  • Ile

    Nov 3, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Martins should calm down. Poor passes and only one decent shot. I expect to see better performances by him in the second half. Ameobi is having a great game cause he wins lot of balls for us.

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