Two Taylors, Gutierrez and Carroll Start For Newcastle


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Alan Shearer makes three changes from the side which drew at Stoke last weekend with Andy Carroll, Steven Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez coming in to the starting eleven, for this afternoon’s crucial game at White Hart Lane. Shola Ameobi, Danny Guthrie and David Edgar make way, and are all on the bench this week.
It may be that Newcastle will keep the 3-5-2 formation with Steven Taylor replacing David Edgar in the center of the back line of three. David is very unlucky, to say the least, to be left out of the starting eleven, after last week’s solid performance at the back for the Magpies.

But Alan could also play a back four with Beye S.Taylor Bassong and R.Taylor (Damien Duff) at the back.

Gutierrez takes the place of Danny Guthrie in a three-man central midfield alongside Butt and Nolan, while Andy Carroll, scorer of that brilliant headed equalizer at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday, starts in attack alongside skipper Michael Owen.

That’s what most Newcastle fans were hoping for. We have to say we hope we start with a back-line of four, because playing three to us, leaves to much space for the skilled  Tottenham forwards. It looks like Robbie Keane and Darren Bent will be the Spurs two strikers.

It also seems that Alan has considerable faith in Ryan Taylor, who he has started in every game since he’s been at the club this month.

Oba Martins, who missed last week’s game at Stoke returns, but only to the bench, and has presumably lost his place after Andy’s terrific performance and goal for Newcastle in those last 20 minutes last week – a good move by Alan.

As expected Mark Viduka is on the bench for the first time for a while, but no place for promising youngster, Nile Ranger, as Shola is preferred as a sub today – that’s a pity.

Tim Krul is preferred as substitute goalkeeper to Fraser Forster, and since Tim was  the substitute goalkeeper last week, and they usually rotate, we assume Tim is now the official back-up to Steve Harper.

Forget draws – we need a good win today – Howay The Lads – we can do it!!

TEAMS

Tottenham Hotspur:
Heurelho Gomes, Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon, Darren Bent, Wilson Palacios, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane, Michael Dawson, Verdan Corluka, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jonathan Woodgate
Subs: Alan Hutton, Gareth Bale, Didier Zokora, David Bentley, Frazier Campbell, Carlo Cudicini, Jermain Defoe

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong, Ryan Taylor, Damien Duff, Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Nicky Butt, Michael Owen (c), Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, David Edgar, Danny Guthrie, Shola Ameobi, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka, Alan Smith

Referee: Mark Halsey
Attendance: tbc



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280 comments so far

  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    COME ARN!!!!!!

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  • spiderpig

    Apr 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    probably expected that.expect viduka on in second half and possibly martins.prefer guthrie to nolan mind you.

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  • dougnufc

    Apr 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Decent team, lets hope we can get something out of this game!.

    HOWAY THE LADS!

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  • najikhin86

    Apr 19, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    prefer guthrie to butt..

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #5

    …man, this site’s become nufcadvertblog.com

    I’m being chucked all over the place

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  • apanzhafran

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    i believe this time we can get the points we wanted, a point is already good but 3 points will make sure we are on the right track

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  • Bill F

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Liked to have seen Ranger in the squad instead of Fatuka, otherwise am happy with lineup. Just hope that Shola is there to supply the drinks and don’t get on pitch.

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  • cosmicMini95

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Why big up Ranger and then take Ameobi? Colo not even on the bench, did I read he picked up an injury during the week?

    Duff will have a shocker if he’s played on the right wing, guranteed. Although Jonas plays best on the left I hope he does actually play right side.

    I am pleased to see R.Taylor @ LB rather than Edgar. CB against stoke is very different to LB against Spurs and not sure he would have performed.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Any links not slopcast or tv antz?

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  • thelongshanks

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Linkz plz i dont have sky sports?

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    This is the way I read it cosmicMini95:

    Harper
    R. Taylor Beye S. Taylor Bassong
    Duff Nolan Butt Gutierrez
    Owen (c) Carroll

    Bassong’s played LB before. I’d switch Duff with Spidey though.

    …and yeah, Colo was injured apparently – even though earlier today SSN said he’d start.

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #12

    thelongshanks

    veetle.com

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #13

    ….you’ll need to download a small driver but they have superior feeds.

    or

    iraqgoals.com has it as well

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  • damostoon

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #14

    good to see a strong squad ..my pred 2-4 de TOON ,,too true Rodzilla,fu*king adds

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  • Stevo

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Lads, does anyone have a sopcast link?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Didnt Shearer say that there were reasons why we are in the bottom 3 and he dropped Coloccini for that game, well another reason is Butt so why not drop him?

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  • Dingo†®

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #17

    maybe i am being a bit of a dumbnutz like but I cant seem to find a channel listing for veetle that is showing the match.. any help?

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  • Stevo

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #18

    thelongshanks –

    http://www.veetle.com/viewChannel.php?cid=49dd52c1ec520

    You will have to download a small 3mb driver to watch.

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #19

    …glad Ledley King isn’t playing. And Gomez could be their weak link – he can be a total tool.

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Dingo†®

    …sometimes veetle doesn’t stream until KO. I’d try after that. Otherwise Doocey’s link or iraqgoals.com

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #22

    spuds have a pretty strong line-up mind. As much as I hate to say it – it looks better than ours 🙁

    (just)

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Hello all.

    Looks like Veetle will show the match–they’ve just put up a graphic saying it’s next–but they’re back to a string of commercials right now.

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  • TheToonKing

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Let’s win this lads !!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #25

    HOWAY LADS!!!!!!!

    Sky Commentators doing me nut already.

    Been a long week and now its kick off.

    Be loud and proud lads where ever you are. If we score I will shout we head off!!!

    COME ON!!!

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  • Amirshearer

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #26

    GO TOON!!! LET”S BEAT THE SPUDS!

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #27

    There are many who will say Owen will do his best today with Capello watching…

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #28

    F**k off you spurs – hate that song!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #29

    wERE OFF – HOWAY!

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #30

    PHEW!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Not sure of duff in left back…

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #32

    2500 geordie boys singing and they are coming through louder than the spurs fans!!

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #33

    pleased to see Gutierrez in a central role! Don’t think he’ll get much space to run into just yet but it makes more sense than having him out wide!

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  • Stevo

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Were passing much better these days.

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #35

    ….just waiting for the “YOUR SUPPORT IS FKN SH1T” chant TG.

    …one of my personal favourites, especially when audible through a televisual experience.

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Link here aswell if anyone needs one…

    http://www.iraqgoals.net/ch4.html

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #37

    So are spurs!!! Hearts pounding here like!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #38

    I rod – love that one at sjp too!

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  • Stevo

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Get in jonas….keep running at the fu*kers!!!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Nice one Tyls son!

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