Butt And Guthrie Start For Newcastle


Both Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie have passed fitness tests and start in the middle of the field for Newcastle today at Fratton Park.

As expected the defense is unchanged with Bassong holding his place alongside Coloccini and Steven Taylor is again on the bench.

Ameobi passed a fitness test yesterday and takes his place on the bench alongside Viduka, and today we have Geremi on the bench with Kazenga LuaLua surprisingly not included as a sub.

From last week’s team basically Butt replaces Geremi in the starting line-up, so if either of the two midfielders are injured, Geremi will be able to come in, so hopefully we’ll not have any catastrophic collapse like we did last weekend. Duff is also included on the bench.

If we are to get the 3 points we desperately need, the defense is going to have to play very well, and Butt and Guthrie need solid games in the middle of the park for the Magpies.

This is probably the strongest side we can field right now.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Portsmouth: James, Pamarot, Campbell, Distin, Belhadj, Mvuemba, Davis, Hughes, Kranjcar, Crouch, Defoe.
Substitutes: Ashdown, Lauren, Hreidarsson, Nugent, Kanu, Armand Traore, Wilson.

Newcastle United:
Given, Beye, Bassong, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Gutierrez, Butt, Guthrie, N’Zogbia, Martins, Owen.
Substitutes: Harper, Cacapa, Duff, Geremi, Ameobi, Taylor, Viduka.



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101 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    No Diop, Traore (starting), Johnson or Diarra!

    Only Belhadj and the front two of Crouch and Defoe to worry about!

    Looking good for us!

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  • A.L 9

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Link to the game?

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  • indian toon

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #3

    cant believe there is no live telecast here.! shit.

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  • bruTOOOON

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    zoggy and gutierrez…not a bad side tho..

    a draw would be a good result

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Hello folks.

    Not sure if this link will show the game or not, but there’s an interview with Tony Adams right now… It might go over to the game at kickoff… anybody know for sure?

    http://www.selfcast.com/mediaPlayer.swf?broadcaster=Hippy&channelName=yoursports&wsMode=0&chatFriendlyName=yoursports%20chat&chatRoom=Hippy&allowNameChange=true&isEmbedded=true&site=0

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  • ELFER

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #6
  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    wait, that link looks like the pre-game.

    Sadly, Andy facking Gray seems ready to comment…

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  • dan

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Not the stongest Pompy side,
    apart from the two England strikers 🙁

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  • Toon Chicken

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Howay the lads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let’s dee it for Joe!!!!!!

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  • bruTOOOON

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    but we got an ex-england striker – owen

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  • ELFER

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #11

    We desperately need the 3 points! Please show us a good game with the win at the en…how long have we been waiting for that…c’mon!

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    getting ready for the worse. hoping for the best

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  • Hadrian

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #13

    going for a bore draw or 1 -0 to the toon !

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #14

    i predict 3-0 to pmpey. but hoping for 3-0 to newc

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Elfer is there any way to make that link full screen? thanks

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  • tom tomb

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Stuff joe lets do it for the fans.

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  • Danny

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Those players we should buy:
    Mendy,Terry,Vidic,Cole
    Stankovic,Ronaldo,Lennon,Walcott,Van Der Vaart,N`Zogbia (stay),Jenas
    Torres,Tevez,Martins (stay),Drogba

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #18

    no ppssession so far!!!

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #19

    not a great stream, but this is working:

    http://www.justin.tv/watchlive_5

    anybody have a better stream?

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #20

    the team is scared of passing the ball.

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  • Danny

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    we have lucky white socks

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #22

    chance!

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #23

    chanting bel hdaj has a bomb yet?

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  • xiscore

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    hey any other link to the game

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #25

    what the eff is nzogbia doing playing that kind of stupod passs?? simple pass shud have sufficed nearly cost us

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #26

    play on ref!!!

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  • richie

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #27

    links for game lads?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #28

    ALMOST!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Tvu player is working well.Channel 21501

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  • Danny

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #30

    martins…only good player…that`s why
    joe kinnear will take him off for viduka…

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #31

    what is enrique doing wasting possession! idiot!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Our central midfield is non-existant.

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  • Patrick

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Link for Sopcast:

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

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Glad we don`t have CROUCH did you see that crap effort

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Toon are really poor. Nothing going our way and no creativity in midfield..haway lad show some pride and passion.

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #36

    woooooo almost martins!

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  • Patrick

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Another good quality link for Sopcast:

    sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/68574

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Crap,OBA just hit the Post with an absolute rocket

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  • obamagic

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #39

    oba with a wicked curlying shot off the post…besides that….nothing much has happened

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  • wsq

    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #40

    somebody punch kinnear if he takes off martins later on.

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