Michael Owen, Guthrie And Steven Taylor All Start


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Newcastle manager Alan Shearer makes as many as five changes to the side which was well beaten at Liverpool last weekend with captain Michael Owen and local lad, Steven Taylor in the starting line-up.

Owen will start alongside former Boro striker Mark Viduka up front, and Taylor replaces Fabricio Coloccini in central defense, as expected.

The three other changes come in the middle with Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie and Jonas Gutierrez replacing Peter Lovenkrands, Joey Barton (suspended) and Alan Smith (thigh).

It looks like it’s a 4-4-2 formation with Danny Guthrie out on the right and Gutierrez on the left, with Nolan and Butt in central midfield. Of course Danny can also play in the center, depending on how the game goes, and he can alternate with Nolan, whom he played alongside at Bolton last season.

18 year-old Kazenga LuaLua returns to the bench, after a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, and maybe the lad can come on and get a goal for us later in the game – if he does he’ll be a hero for sure.

The bench is strong and includes – Oba Martins, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Peter Lovenkrands, Kazenga LuaLua, Andy Carroll and Tim Krul so Alan can change the match if he needs to – depending on how it goes.

This is a game we must win, or else the Championship beckons next season.

We’ll be back after the game.

HOWAY THE LADS!!

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Damien Duff, Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong, Nicky Butt, Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Danny Guthrie, Michael Owen (c), Mark Viduka
Subs: Oba Martins, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Peter Lovenkrands, Kazenga LuaLua, Andy Carroll, Tim Krul

Middlesbrough:
Brad Jones, Justin Hoyte, Andrew Taylor, Gary O’Neil, Marvin Emnes, Afonso Alves, Robert Huth, Mohamed Shawky, Tuncay Sanli, Stewart Downing, Matthew Bates
Subs: Ross Turnbull, Jeremie Aliadiere, Marlon King, Julio Arca, Adam Johnson, Tony McMahon, Jonathan Grounds


299 comments so far

  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #1

    COME ARNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

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  • AndyT

    May 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Kevin Nolan better finally prove his worth today and actually contribute something!
    HOWAAAAAY!!!!

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  • toonoholic

    May 11, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #3

    guthrie , bassy and taylor ! future of newcastle !!!!

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  • thegreatoba

    May 11, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #4

    cant see goals coming from that boro side, but our defence is more than capable.

    score early and often HOWAY THE LADS

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #5

    …glad Guthrie and Spidey are starting (although I completely forgot about the former in my line-up on Sunday!). Good bench too. Glad we’ve gone 4-4-2.

    …come on Michael, earn ye wages bonny lad!

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  • toonoholic

    May 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    mickey to score a hatrick !

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  • toonoholic

    May 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #7

    guys please someone give a ustream link or something which shld not be blocked from work !! please

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  • catchy in norway

    May 11, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #8
  • toonoholic

    May 11, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #9

    justin.tv is blocked 🙁

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  • catchy in norway

    May 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #10

    as elvis would say,,,,,,,,,,, its now or never

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  • catchy in norway

    May 11, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #11
  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 11, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #12

    please god! let us win, i will be devastated if we lost, i just dont know what i would do.

    C’MMMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

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  • catchy in norway

    May 11, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #13
  • dougnufc

    May 11, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Shaking….

    HOWAY THE LADS!

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  • toonoholic

    May 11, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #15

    ustreams working links wld be appreciated 🙁

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #16

    *biting fingernails…*

    HOOOOOOOOOWWWAAAAAAAAY THE TOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Big Dave

    May 11, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    I can feel a win and to b honest i havent felt like this for a while

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    a VEETLE link would also be greatly appreciated 🙂

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    toonoholic

    veetle won’t broadcast until KO. I’m watching it on telly anyway so can’t give you any further info I’m afraid

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Hope you’re right Big Dave!! I’m shakin’ in me skeets….

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #21

    ….you just have to flick through the channels at veetle until you get one. I’ll be fine I’m sure. Check at 8pm

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Thanks anyway, Rod. I’m sure someone will have it before too much longer. If all else fails, I can probably find it on the web.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #23

    *it’ll be fine I meant

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #24

    someone will have it mate, it’s the only prem fixture this evening and a MASSIVE ONE at that

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  • toonoholic

    May 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #25

    thanks rodzilla , dint want to isntall veetle tv at work. but if thats the last option so be it . i have been flagged twice today already !

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Wish I had went to the match now, feel a bit too nervous sitting here on my own.

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Random question-

    Is this a derby between us and the smogs? I’ve heard it is, but I don’t know. Sorry for the newbie-ism.

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Rod-

    Yeah, this is the most massive game for us AND them in quite a few many years, isn’t it??

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  • NepToon

    May 11, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #29

    veetle link? anyone please!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 11, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #30

    owen stripped of captaincy

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #31

    No Wheater. Get in!

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #32

    OHurley – It’s more important to Boro than to us. For us it’s…
    1) Sunderland
    2) Man Utd
    3) Boro

    for them…
    1)Us
    2) Sunderland

    I guess Darlington and Hartlepool are rivals of Boro too since they’re quite close.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 11, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #33

    no he isnt, setanta just focked up

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #34

    O’Hurley, yes it’s a derby mate, although that’s an arguable case with Middlesbrough being in the county of Noth Yorkshire.

    51 times, hello there, no hard feelings over your wind-up the other day.

    COME ARN!!!!!!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 11, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #35

    im happy about wheater not playing, also digard

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #36

    O’Hurley, it’s a derby although some may argue given ‘boro is in the county of North Yorkshire, anyway……

    COME ARN!!!!!!!!

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Yeah Wheater is really their best player, happy to see him out.

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #38

    51Times-

    Dude, thanks for the info. I understand. I didn’t know that I NEEDED to hate Man U, but good thing I already did.

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #39

    VEETLE link, anybody??

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  • Big Dave

    May 11, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #40
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