Newcastle vs Hull City – Match Preview


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The Newcastle club is in a bit of a crisis today because of three new injuries that have been sustained by players at the club this week.

Now Joe Kinnear has 11 senior players out through injury, and Joe has appealed to the owner for some funds so he can bring new players to the club, and be able to keep the club in the Premier League this season.

The news is that Andy Carroll, Steven Taylor and Jose Enrique will all miss the home 3rd round replay tonight against Hull City, because of injury. But we have a sneaking feeling that at least Steven or Jose could line up in tonight’s starting line-upp tonight – we hope so in any case.

And if one of the full backs can play we’d like to see you David Edgar as the other full back and start Frenchman Charles N’Zogbia on the bench – he’s again been talking to yet other French magazines about wanting to leave Newcastle – talk about Nero fiddling while Rome burns  – N’Zogbia is whining (whingeing) while Newcastle burns – what a terrible team player!

We have every chance of winning tonight against a Hull side which will not be their strongest by their choice, and who have won only one game in their last 13 games and lost 7.

Joe will not have too many choices tonight and we have to wonder if Xisco will be played alongside Michael Owen up front, since he is supposedly up for sale, and if he gets injured that could stop money coming into the club in January for new players.

Joe has to weigh that against Xisco possibly helping us get through this round.

We think, assuming the following eleven players are injured and will not play tonight Taylor, Enrique, Beye, Cacapa, Barton, Viduka, Geremi, Smith, Ameobi, Carroll and Martins – the team Joe will play will be as follows:

Given
Edgar Coloccini Bassong N’Zogbia
Gutierrez Butt Guthrie Duff
Xisco Owen
Subs: Harper Tozer Kadar LuaLua Ranger Donninger Godsmark

The good news (hurrah) is that Nicky Butt returns from his one game suspension and is likely to take his place in the center of midfield alongside 21 year-old Danny Guthrie.

The key to this tie, is the key to all home games it seems at St. James’ Park and that is that the defense can close up shop and stop the goals leaking in at home.

We’ve had quite a few clean sheets but not many at home and we’ve leaked 12 goals in our last 5 league goals at home since our great 2-0 win against Aston Villa on 3rd November.

We have to hope that Bassong and Coloccini have one of their better games in defense and that Michael up front is as sharp as he looked on Saturday.

The crowd will be right behind the lad tonight, as they understand we are really struggling because of the injury jinx, that has descended on Tyneside, yet again.

We can still get through tonight – and that will give everybody a big lift.

Howay The Lads!!



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68 comments so far

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    some1 send a link to the boy from down under

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #2

    NUFC.com states no overseas coverage – anyone know anything different and if so, where one might stumble across a stream?

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  • Paul.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #3

    got a feeling jk wont play xisco…that would be the logical thing to do so jk wont do it lyk

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    beyethegreat // Jan 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    here are cmdm or cam’s that havent played in the prem but have played for italy

    cambiasso
    demichelis
    gago
    battaglia
    semoza
    zapata
    ponzio
    zanetti
    guinazu
    duscher
    bernardi
    ledesma
    husain
    ramagnoli
    paz
    riquelme
    aimar
    beluschi
    gonzales
    montenegro
    sosa
    k gonzales
    f insua
    ibagaza
    p ledesma
    gallardo
    netto
    morales
    albornoz
    posse
    schelotto
    castroman
    rodriguez

    i gt this info from fm 09

    so if i am wrong i apologise

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #5

    beyethegreat // Jan 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    here are cmdm or cam’s that havent played in the prem but have played for italy

    polombo
    nocerino
    donadel
    delvecchio
    blasi
    liverani
    tacchinardi
    diore
    fuser
    giannichedda
    coppola
    giunti
    volpi
    locatelli
    tommassi
    pinzi
    baroni
    doni
    baronio
    brighi
    gobbi
    foggia
    mauri
    brocchi
    zanetti
    rosina
    perrotta
    montolivo
    gatusso
    de rossi
    pirlo
    aquilani
    cassano
    brienza
    chiesa

    i gt this info from fm 09

    so if i am wrong i apologise

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  • Monster

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    “a Hull side which will not be their strongest by their choice”

    That’s because they’ll look at this fixture and realise it’s a good opportunity to rest some players.

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    i think u mean argentina…beye

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  • tino97

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Beyethegreat…

    I love the enthusiasm, Its a shame the Ashley, Llambias and some of the players don’t have the same level of enthusiasm. Maybe you can offer your services!

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  • Darling27

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ll go mad if N’Zogbia get played at left back tonight.

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  • maaaa

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Like I said in the other thread official site says N’Zogbia has a slight thigh strain so may not play. Kadar to start otherwise.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon_Sydney // Jan 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    i think u mean argentina…beye

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  • dougnufc

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Are there any streams for this game?

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #13

    um? yeh u did both italy

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  • Paul.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #14

    darling27
    if jk doesnt play xisco 2nyt ill go mad
    AND ED, YOU KNOW XISCO CANNOT BE SOLD DUE TO FIFA REGULATIONS,IVE BEEN SAYIN THIS EVER SINCE THE FIRST POST WHERE YOU SAID ABOUT XISCO BEING TRANSFERED, SO PLEASE STOP PUTTING HIM DOWN IN YOU ARTICLES< IF ANYTHING, RIGHT SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT HIM

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  • Phillippe Alberrrrrrrt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #15

    I’d be well happy for Kadar to start in place of le whinge

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  • Kash

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Apparently we’re after M’Bia and Abondo who is a RB. But I don’t understand how we could sign M’Bia if he’s valued at £10m and Everton want him too!!!

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  • tino97

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    I would play Kadar for N’Zogbia, even if the moaning little git is fit. He might prove himself tonight. I don’t think LB is Kadars natural position, but give him a go. He might be another Bassong.

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  • Phillippe Alberrrrrrrt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #18

    I heard Xisco won’t play because if he plays more than 50% of our games Wise has to pay the extra half of his transfer fee. Something to ponder

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #19

    roeder sacked fyi

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #20

    tino97 // Jan 14, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Beyethegreat…

    I love the enthusiasm, Its a shame the Ashley, Llambias and some of the players don’t have the same level of enthusiasm. Maybe you can offer your services!

    hahahah

    thanx

    i agree there is a complet lack of enthusiasm at our club from top to bottom and the wosrt thing is they get paid and well for doing this gigve me d wise’s wages and ill have scouted the world by now(well maybe not)

    but the thing that gets me is a lot of people onhere know where there are some gd players that wise probz doesnt even have a clue about

    llambiarse

    does he do anything supposedley his job is to look after the running and finances

    which i doubt he does and could do if he is in london(maybe i am wrong)

    but we get no communication and when we do its from jfk n contradicted the next week

    ashley has no ambition and is running thin on money

    players want out (fair enough i donr blame them)but are being disrespectful despite the wages they are on

    the fact is there arent many people at our club that care or care enough

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #21

    I think now that Hull will field a strong side tonight much stronger than when we last played them as Millwall at home are there for the taking in the next round.

    I am going 2-0 to Hull as can’t see us creating very much tonight.

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  • Paul.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #22

    phillippe alberrrrrrrt – whered you here that? and why would wise have to pay it?

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #23

    I heard that too phillippe, infact if it is 50% that could be a stoke of genius, buy a player and tell the club you really want him, say if he plays half our games (which he will 😉 ) then we’ll pay the other half later. Then don’t play that player and sell him on for a coupla mil more than the half you paid. Here’s to hoping

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon_Sydney // Jan 14, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    um? yeh u did both italy

    yeah sorry about that obv 1 is argentina other is italy i ment to type what i have just typed in on the 1st comment but clicked submit by accident

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  • Bosck

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #25

    also if xisco is the player that a few has been agreed for then they may well not play him to ensure he doesnt get injured

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Can we have a new owner,manager and a whole new team please Mr rich Oil Baron?

    God I wish Ashley and 90% of the 1st team would just go.

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  • punk skunk...

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Send Zog on a slow boat to france, he should be nowhere near a Toon shirt & he’s pap at LB anyway!..

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  • Flan

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #28

    By the sound of JK’s interview on the official site it looks like Kadar might start tonight.

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  • Paul.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #29

    bosck….xisco cant be transfered till next season….so idt seem abit stupid to agree a fee for him…and besides, 50 percent of out games will only be 19 league games and half an fa cup run, if we get that far…so why not play him?

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  • murphy

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ve done some research and I can’t see there being a stream tonight guys, seems there’s no tv stations covering the match only itv and they’re only showing highlights. Guteed as I really wanna watch xisco and the youngsters get a run-out. If anyone finds a link post it here!

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  • Paul.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    + is this ashley, wise etc’s idea of plannin for the future…signing peiople n sellin them on the enxt year to make a few bob each season…typical :@

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Given

    Edgar
    Colo
    Bassong
    Zoggy

    Jonas
    Guthrie
    Butt
    LM

    Owen
    ST

    now then, either Lua Lua comes in at LM and Duff as ST

    OR

    Duff goes in at LM and Xisco plays striker!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #33

    I know Zog’s best is not left back but despite the boos on Saturday the lad was on fire and changed the pace of the game – food for thought.

    If he plays Xisco I would be surprised but if he does than (according to the Chronicle) its a last ditch effort to save NUFc career.

    He scored against the Baskets first time around this season (more good placement than anything else) so lets see what tonight may bring.

    Trust me I want to see the toon in the next round so I WANT a win!! Selfish yes – but who cares

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  • Micky Toon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Beye I noticed you listed netto. That just about sums us up when we are shopping for player. Cheap, nasty and you wouldn’t want to bee seen anywhere near one.

    My prediction for tonight.

    Boring first half with no action, apart from a radgie with a cockernies out banner. This distracts Given as he thinks it’s directed at him and his imminent spurs move. He is so distracted that he tries to punt the ball up field, but somehow spoons it into his goal. Half time.
    This sets up the second half as we go in 1-0 down.
    Start of 2nd half Wise is spotted in the dug out by a radgie in the singing section. The radgie runs onto the pitch to try and get at wise. A long ball from Bassong hits the radgie on the arse and it goes in the Hull net. 1-1.
    Radgie is arrested, after a punch up with the stewards. He is about to be thrown out when JFK gives him a big playing contract as the radgie has shown more balls and fight than any of the 1st team in recent weeks.
    Game continues and Bassong is injured. In a surprise move, Wise strips off to reveal the number 99 shirt and comes on a sub. Wise goes on to dominate and control the game setting up Xisco for one and scoring one himself and in doing so the whole crowd forgive what he has done in the past and give him a standing ovation at the final whistle.
    So – NUFC 3 (radgie, Xisco, Wise) Hull City 1 (Given OG)

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  • Phillippe Alberrrrrrrt

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Sorry what I meant was the club has to stump up the second 50% of the fee but since I blame Wise for that whole shambles I’m pointing the finger at the million pound a year earning midget

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  • Spyro

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Apparantly Joes after Ebondo and Mbia from france on loan, so that makes 4 loan signings hes looking at this window. How in the world is that taking the club forward? Urg.

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  • cooldj

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #37

    source spyro???

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #38

    my team for tonight

    given

    edgar coloccini bassong kadar

    jonas guthrie butt duff

    owen ranger

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Micky – that was like a script from Dream Team from Sky1. Liked it.

    Actually I saw the banner man on Sat up the leazes corner – which is closed tonight me thinks as couldnt get any tickets up there. I in Sj John in block next to leazes. Hope the crowd is out in force to vocally support the toon.

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  • Paul.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #40

    mickytoon – sounds about right…
    with givens kicking ability the first goals a probability…xisco wills core 2nite if he plays…
    radgies almost a cert..
    but wise runnign the game?? he couldnt play football in his prime let alone now….hes always been yit, thats why he played for chelski

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