Xisco And N’Zogbia Start For Newcastle Tonight


nufc-crest3hull_city_badge

Spanish Under-21 International striker Xisco comes in for his first start under Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear for tonight’s 3rd round FA Cup replay at St. James’ Park.


The 22-year-old will partner captain skipper Michael Owen up front with Andy Carroll only fit enough to take a place among the substitutes tonight with a tight hamstring.

Nicky Butt returns from suspension to form a four-man midfield alongside Jonas Gutierrez, Danny Guthrie and Damien Duff.

Charles N’Zogbia has passed a fitness test and will start at left-back with David Edgar as expected starting at right back.   Charles owes the club a very good performance tonight after all his immature comments to the press over the last week or two.

Xisco has never really been given a chance on Tyneside, and it would be nice to see the lad play well, and even score, so we wish him the best of luck tonight.

Steven Taylor also makes the bench with a minor calf problem, and presumably he and Andy Carroll will only be risked in the most dire of circumstances.

This game will go to extra time and penalties if necessary to produce a winner to play Milwall a week on Saturday in the 4th round.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS:

Newcastle United: Shay Given, David Edgar, Charles N’Zogbia, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Nicky Butt, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Damien Duff, Michael Owen (c), Xisco
Subs: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Tamas Kadar, Kazenga LuaLua, Andy Carroll, Ryan Donaldson, Nile Ranger

Hull City: Matt Duke, Nathan Doyle, Craig Fagan, Ryan France, Richard Garcia, Peter Halmosi, Paul McShane, George Boateng (c), Dean Marney, Kamil Zayate, Daniel Cousin
Subs: Ian Ashbee, Bernard Mendy, Caleb Folan, Tony Warner, Nicky Featherstone, Will Atkinson, Stelios

Referee: Phil Dowd
Attendance: tbc



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

130 comments so far

  • Kentishtoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Xisco to score with lua lua,kadar and ranger getting 10mins each atleast would please me. Oh and a win will do!

    0
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Hopefully LuaLua, Ranger and possibly Kadar will get a run out tonight! 😀

    0
  • reillers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone got a link?

    0
  • The Real Entertainers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Wonder what kind of reception Mr Ego gets ?

    I’ve never been one for booing, although have to admit did once when Dyer refused to play for Bobby on the right wing ! Fool.

    I would love there to be complete silence when his name is called out or if he was to leave / enter pitch!

    Each to there own though, you pay the ticket, your entitled to your opinion.

    Zog has mouthed off to the press, i dare say there will be one or two fans will air their views tonight, in person!

    0
  • euro_9

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Couldn’t find a stream anywhere, does anybody know where a radio commentary stream is?

    0
  • ELFER

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Hm, interesting to see the game tonight. Anyone got a link?

    0
  • beyethegreat

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #7

    there is more fog on the way to preston

    0
  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Anyone got a link? If not to video, then to radio? Cheers.

    I think we will win tonight actually. Looks a decent side we are putting out, in spite of injuries.

    0
  • crazydave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #10

    i don’t think its been shown anywhere

    0
  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Cant get a link anywhere. Please help

    0
  • reillers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Ya anyone??

    0
  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Appauling that there’s no link, and as ifff the chelsea game is being shown, feels like we’ve not been on the box in ages.

    0
  • reillers

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #14

    No where at all??

    0
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #15

    tried every where carnt find a link arrrrggggg

    0
  • ELFER

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #16

    livefooty.doctor-serv.org also states that there will be a link “maybe”…hm, strange that this game isn’t broadcasted.

    0
  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #17

    i HATE how if you’re not in newcastle, you can listen to the commentary on century through the website. infuriating!

    0
  • Nenad

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Damn, UK only streams on BBC site… Anyone care to re-broadcast for us outside UK?

    0
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #19

    seen you in justin tv looking for as well

    0
  • euro_9

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #20

    that radio stream is working

    0
  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Im annoyed now i can’t even get the radio links working, and i’ve got work to do.

    0
  • Joseph

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #22

    zog shouldn’t be starting arrogant git

    0
  • Big Dave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #23

    cant find any links at all ffs. hope xisco has a good game

    0
  • geist

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #24

    According to the bbc the fog is descending fast so we will see what happens

    0
  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #25

    naturally that was meant to say cant,lol. Got the bbc link so its fine though. Xisco does well to win us a corner early on, hope he has a good game.

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Xisco just won a corner go on son !!

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #27

    I am listening bbc radio humberside link anyone know the attendance?

    0
  • geist

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #28

    ross… what is the bbc link?

    0
  • Shot Bru

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Can’t believe nZOG is playing and at LB, surely it makes more sense giving young Kadar a game, especially as he actually wants to play for us.

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Ranger on the bench…original GANGSTA ” )

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Think BBC streams are uk only

    0
  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #32

    bbc think the attendance is something around 25,000.

    0
  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #33

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1520249,00.html

    Frequent text updates. Looks like Xisco is at the center of everything!

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #34

    hull nearly in but offside

    0
  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Mines working now, didn’t know you needed realplayer, Xisco sounds like he’s not had a bad start

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ll keep our overseas fans updated on any action…owen just had a glancing header..Edgar seems to have started well

    0
  • Big Dave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #37

    we sound as if we are doing decent upto now. would really love to see xisco haveing a real good game and taking his chance and giving JK no other options

    0
  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Xisco lifts it over the crossbar from 8 yards out, danggg

    0
  • Ross

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #39

    gutierrez breaks to byline, pulled it back to xisco, and from 8 yards, xisco puts it over the bar.

    0
  • Big Dave

    Jan 14, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #40

    oohhhhhh nearly

    0

You must log in to post a comment.