Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands and Nolan All Start


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Newcastle United are unchanged from the side which won 3-2 at West Brom 15 days ago.


That means Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi continue in attack with the Dane, and midfielder Ryan Taylor, making their full home debut.

This is a good reward for good performances last time out at WBA, who again were beaten 2-0 at Fulham today. A good result for Newcastle.

Oba Martins returns to the bench after a ten-week absense due to a hernia injury, and also on the bench is Jonas Gutierrez, back from suspension.

Alan Smith and Mark Viduka, both returning from injury are also part of a very strong bench today.

Everton are without suspended duo Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert, while influential Belgium midfielder Marouance Fellaini is only fit enough to be on the bench this afternoon.

Impressive youngsters Rodwell and Gosling both start for the-in form Merseyside team.

This is a hugely important game for Newcastle, and it seems like Chris Hughton has done the right thing in starting all three new boys, and having Martins and Gutierrez try to impress once they are brought on this afternoon from the bench.

A win is what we need this afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!


TEAMS:

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Damien Duff, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Tim Krul, Claudio Cacapa, Jonas Gutierrez, Alan Smith, Mark Viduka, Oba Martins, Geremi

Everton: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka, Mikel Arteta, Jo, Phil Neville (c), Jack Rodwell, Victor Anichebe, Dan Gosling
Subs: Carlo Nash, Andy Van Der Meyde, Segundo Castillo, Louis Saha, Lars Jacobsen, Marouane Fellaini, James Wallace

Referee: Lee Mason
Attendance: tbc



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196 comments so far

  • The Original Todd

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    For once there’s a strong bench. I hope they won’t hesitate too long to make changes if things aren’t flowing.

    C’mon lads!

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  • Readingmag

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2

    So lets get this straight…

    No Spidey
    No Oba
    And there is an arguemmet No Smith or Viduka.

    Some ones been on the pop early !
    were going to loose !

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  • Soren

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Strong bench. Good team. Hopefully we can get a result today, and see Oba back in the process.

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  • Shot Bru

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Just as Jonas is starting to play some good football and linking up nicely with Enrique on the left hand side they drop him to the bench.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Readingmag – just love your upbeat spirit – nothing like being positive.

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    gutierrez on the bench…

    i guess it is ryan taylors debut at sjp

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  • JonnyNufc

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #7

    So Gutierrez scores his first goal for Argentina in an impressive performance over france…..and he cant even make our first team.

    ???????

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  • Readingmag

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed….I Love you man…

    Were in a battle to stay up, you played with me Dad …You play youre best players you know that.

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #9

    good thing is
    strong bench
    which they should use
    and not at the 83rd minute

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #10

    speed wants everton to win 🙁

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  • MarkO

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    What OBA and JONAS on the bench wtf???

    Hughton what are you doing?? We are going to have to come from behind again 🙁

    Why is Ameobi starting he sholdn’t even make the bench. If we loose today its on CH’s head.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    but howay the toon 🙂

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  • buddy

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13

    stronger bench than team. furious with that selection, very conservative and hughton has taken the easy option. the man does not inspire me with any confidence watsoever. lets hope im wrong.
    guti shud be walkin into that team, and to start ameobi ahead of oba no matter wat the circumstances is delusional.AAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGHHH,

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #14

    no one knows if guiterrez got a little injury that maybe the reason

    but i think they just want to give ryan taylor a debut at sjp
    and being able to try different tactics

    anyone have links to the game?

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #15

    mark o

    hughton isnt a manager so i dont blame him

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  • buddy

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    hope im wrong, good luck lads

    ps anyone know what the story is with the NUSC rally(not bin mentioned on sky)

    pps gary speed says hes up for everton,hhhmmm bad form

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  • harrier

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #17

    its the same team that beat wba, thats why it was picked

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  • The Original Todd

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m not crazy about Shola starting. But with all the injuries, they’re probably worried about rushing players back in.

    I think we’ll see Oba, and Jonas in this match. I just hope it isn’t too late to make a difference.

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #19

    buddy

    they obviously dont wanna rush oba back and have him get another injury like what has happened this season, i know for one i would love him to start, he will be on at 45 mins chris loves him

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  • hitman

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #20

    gary speed is an evertonian..

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  • buddy

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #21

    beye, he is not a manager i agree, average coach at best too. but he must be taken the pi## with that selection.
    an argie winger is on our bench??????
    okay lads, so how long will they wait to make sub??? my bet is 80mins

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  • nufc1987

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #22

    shameobi or martins??

    only at nufc wud they pick ameobi

    i dont care if martins is just back, a half fit martins over a fully fit shameobi any day!!!!

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  • buddy

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #23

    nufc1818, i can imagine thats why.but what has me confuses is that he nearly made squad 2 weeks ago, so he reli shud be in good nick. just cant stand ameobi anymore!!

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  • toonoholic

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #24

    wld love to see liverpool put 5 past man city !

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  • hitman

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #25

    were going to get dry bummed the day lads

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  • square

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #26

    stupiddddddddddd stupidddddd joe kinnear still calling the shots. he obviously has no idea how well gutierrez is playing, EVERTON IS NOT WEST BROM! idiotttttt

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  • hitman

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #27

    square joe didnt pick the team haughton did.

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  • square

    Feb 22, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #28

    ryan taylor should play right back, taylor in for bassong. bassong was poor the last match!

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Stupid line-up…. 🙁

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  • square

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #30

    hitman

    I KNOW! regardless the decision is stupid and it is very kinnear-esq

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  • MarkO

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #31

    This is what the lineup should have bin:

    Harper

    R.Taylor–Colo–Bassong–Enrique

    Jonas–Nolan–Smith–Duff

    Oba–Smith

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  • ObafemiMelinswe

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #32

    link to the game?

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  • MarkO

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Square Bassong didn’t play well last match, but that is the first time this season. You don’t drop someone after one bad game. IDIOT SPUDS FAN!

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  • RobertSerbia

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #34

    any links to the game ?!!?

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  • hitman

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #35

    arteta flked.

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  • square

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #36

    that is not the first time mate. i’ve watched every game.

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  • MarkO

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Name one other game?

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #38

    Arteta down !! YeSS

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  • The Original Todd

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #39

    quick – bring on Oba! lol

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  • buddy

    Feb 22, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #40

    hate to see good players gettin injured but this could open up the game for us. no real excuses now for us as they reli only have half a team and its really not that strong a team at all. win shud reli be expected right now

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