Nolan, Ameobi and Gutierrez Start For Newcastle


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Shola Ameboi is fit and makes a surprise return to the Newcastle United team for this afternoon’s Tyne-Wear derby clash at St.James’ Park.

The 27-year-old has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the 2-1 win over Spurs in December but will partner Andy Carroll in attack against Sunderland.

So we have two local lads, who have come through the Academy  leading the line this afternoon, and we know Shola loves playing against Sunderland.

The 50th Newcastle goal for Shola this afternoon perhaps.

Kevin Nolan, our £4M arrival from Bolton on Friday, is handed his full debut as expected, and will take his place in the center of midfield alongside captain Nicky Butt.

Fabricio Coloccini drops back into the defense after a midfield defensive role against Man City, and fellow Argentine Jonas Gutierrez returns to the midfield.

It looks like Steven Taylor will also start at right back, in what looks a decent side, although it appears Martins failed fitness test, and Alan Smith is not on the bench, rather surprisingly, after going 65 minutes in the Reserves last week.

The Newcastle team looks rather good on paper, given all our injuries.

Former Gosforth-born Newcastle striker Michael Chopra has to settle for a place on the bench for Sunderland.

Newcastle will need to be a lot better than they’ve been in their last sevra; games if we are to get our first win in the last 8 games.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Sebastien Bassong, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Damien Duff, Andy Carroll, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Xisco, Geremi, Peter Lovenkrands, David Edgar, Kazenga LuaLua, Tim Krul, Ryan Donaldson

Sunderland: Marton Fulop, Phil Bardsley, George McCartney, Dean Whitehead (c), Carlos Edwards, Steed Malbranque, Djibril Cisse, Kieran Richardson, Danny Collins, Kenwyne Jones, Anton Ferdinand
Subs: Daryl Murphy, Michael Chopra, Grant Leadbitter, Dwight Yorke, Andy Reid, David Healy, Nick Colgan

Referee: Howard Webb
Attendance: tbc



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335 comments so far

  • NewManagerPlz

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Ameobi & Carroll our Leathal Strikeforce.

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  • chanty

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    any english commentary links chaps?

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  • Brettoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Poor strikeforce… Should have tried Nile Ranger

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  • Weezertron

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #4

    looks like were trying to head them in today.

    Shame nee one can cross it.

    I don’t it.

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  • Weezertron

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t get it*** whoops

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #6

    have faith in our strikers my fellow friends!

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  • geist

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #7

    http://sportsinlaptops.blogspot.com/ I think this may be streaming the match for those interested.

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8

    WHY XISCO ALWAYS ON THE BENCH?? PLAY HIM!!!

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  • BigB75

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #9

    LET KICK ASS BOYS>>>>COME ON TOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Weezertron

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #10

    HAHAHA

    najikhin86, you soon changed your tune.

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  • Darling27

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Why isn’t Ranger on the bench ffs!!!

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #12

    peter lovenkrands or lua lua to replace either carroll or ameobi….

    dua targetman…hope we can do lots of cross

    howay the lads. 🙂

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  • najikhin86

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #13

    forget bout me.. im just confused.. have exam tomorrow..

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  • Darling27

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #14

    I can’t see Ameobi lastng the full 90 mins. He’s not fit!!!

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  • alanshearersdiscopants

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #15

    never been so scared before playing the scum! A double over us in unthinkable. Howay lads pull your fingers out today and wear those shirts with pride. Good to see a few Geordies in there

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  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Its as good a team as we could expect today .

    +’s
    Quality goalkeeper
    Sound back4 starting to play together as a unit
    That midfield looks a lot more balanced than recently.

    Just a bit short in creativity and a match winner, but nothing new this season.

    Its now or never for Andy Caroll

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  • MDS

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #17

    God, I hate thate striker pairing. Should play either Loven there, or Loven on the wing with Duff up front….

    I hope I’m wrong

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  • TokyoPoliceDanny

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Just seen Ryan Taylor on tv with his NUFC track suit on…

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  • geist

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #19

    ryan taylor been seen at the stadium today, on ssn now.

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  • keeganjr

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #20

    TOON TOON fuzk them up lads.. kill em all from norway

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  • geist

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #21

    damn TokyoPoliceDanny,got there first.

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #22

    yeah just saw ryan taylor with NUFC track suit…what no will he wear?

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  • sohica17

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #23

    i foresee the lose as soon as i see carrol and shola

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  • Johno Toon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #24

    a little worried about that strike force myself, lack of pace and way too similar for my liking but still think we will do it

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  • Steve_48

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #25
  • Nick D

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26

    This stinks.
    No goalscorers – where is the Ranger?
    Just watch us bang it long to the lighthouse all afternoon, hoping for knock ons – pathetic. Kinnear out. Gutless isn’t the word.

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  • NorthernPaul

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #27

    COME ON!! LETS DO THESE CU@TS!!

    COME ON!!

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  • jonny_toon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #28

    haway lads

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  • Karltoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Let’s have it lads..! We’ll win today.. I promise..!

    They WILL NOT do the double over us..

    Xisco to score in the 2nd half..

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  • Karltoon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyone confused about my optimism.. Im painstakingly trying to hurry a J before kick off

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #31

    enjoy the match guys. hope we win

    howay the ladsss

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  • geist

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Yeah lads… use steve_48’s link not mine (the one I posted not working).

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  • Tom1664

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Nolan looks psyched!

    ‘MON THE LADS!

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  • toonoholic

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #34

    any sopcast links?

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #35

    HERE WE GO LADS!!!!!1

    HOWAY!!!!!

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  • Obafan

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Why no Lovenkrands next to Carroll?

    Nolan is going to score today I feel it.

    Oh and we have to WIN this game!!!!

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #38

    This link is working for me on my Mac:

    http://www.iraqgoals.com/en/ch4.html

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  • geist

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #39

    stream stopped???

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Feb 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Yes–that stopped, but this one’s working.

    http://www.justin.tv/soccerliveonline

    not a great image though.

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