Newcastle vs Sheffield Wednesday – Match Preview


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Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is included in the Newcastle squad for the game tonight against Sheffield Wednesday, despite continuing speculation over his future with top clubs like Everton, Aston Villa and Liverpool said to be interested in the classy 23 year-old defender.


Also included in the squad for the Geordies is 22 year-old central midfielder Danny Guthrie, who has now recovered from a hamstring problem.

Joey Barton trained yesterday at the Benton training headquarters, and still remains a doubt with the foot injury he suffered during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Reading, although the damage is not as serious as was first thought.

We think Joey will play tonight, in what will be an unchanged side from Saturday’s good win against Reading.

Also in the squad is new loan signing Danny Simpson, who we think will be on the subs bench tonight, but may get a run-out late in the game, depending on the state of the game. He could make his starting debut onb saturday at Crystal Palace.

But Nicky Butt (hand) is still out with his hand injury, but is likely to rerturn for Saturday’s game, and it’s good to see some of our players returning from injury.

We expect Chris Hughton to pick an unchanged side from Saturday:

Harper
Taylor R. Coloccini Taylor S. Enrique
Barton Smith (c) Nolan Gutierrez
Carroll Ameobi
Subs: Krul Simpson Kadar Geremi Guthrie LuaLua Xisco

It’s possible Nile Ranger could be preferred on the subs bench in place of Xisco.

Francis Jeffers, who was once a  Bobby Robson target for Newcastle before Jeffers joined Arsenal in 2001,  is expected to return to the Sheffield Wednesday squad for tonight’s game.

The former England striker was rested for Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Peterborough because of a knock he has been carrying.

The Owls have drawn both of their league games so far this season, with Peterborough and Barnsley (2-2 at home), and Newcastle will be expected to get all 3 points tonight.

But we have to deliver the goods and there can be no place for any complacency in our games this season, as we have to get into that winning mentality.

Even with the disturbing events happening off the field, the lads have got a great chance to get 7 points from their first 3 games, and that has to be the aim tonight.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised if the terrific Newcastle fans turn out in their numbers too, after Saturday’s excellent win, and the crowd could reach 40,000 tonight – not bad at all.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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48 comments so far

  • nufc1818

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    is phil brown taking the piss or is he actually being serious

    K K K K K KC stadium

    yeah thats where youve managed for the past 3 years phil……

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #2

    2-0 shola & Xisco

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  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    For some reason I really fancy Smudger to finally score tonight!

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  • long_live_sir_bob

    Aug 19, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    it is a piss take on behalf of the hull city web site is just stealing the data from sky sports if you change the number at the top you can get any player!! Check out their centre backs!!!

    http://www.hullcityafc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~23225,00.html

    http://www.hullcityafc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~23226,00.html

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  • spiderpig

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #5

    s.taylor has more pace than our front two,and 3 out of the 4 in our midfield.only jonas is faster.bit of a worry me thinks.

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #6

    anyone know if barton has gone?

    someone said Hull.

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Is this real?

    http://www.hullcityafc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~23213,00.html

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  • long_live_sir_bob

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #8

    @ NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    I like your thinking would love to see smudger get one he deserves it, a true grafter (hard to come by at the moment)

    NUFC 4 v Sheff Wed 1

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  • batty

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    newcastle29 >> no

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #10

    newcastle29

    No its not real, look at this

    http://www.hullcityafc.net/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~23651,00.html

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11

    so how come all the links on it work then? quite impressive, whoever has done it then! LOL

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #12

    No channels showing the match today?

    Arg, I’d like to watch Strolla get another hat trick 😉

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Toon_Factor.

    haha very clever!

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  • HarryWorth

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14

    YYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS…

    GERRIN THERE.

    SSSHHHHEEEAAARRREEERRR!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    HarryWorth // Aug 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    YYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS…

    GERRIN THERE.

    SSSHHHHEEEAAARRREEERRR!!!!!!!!!

    Quarter wit!

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  • nufc1818

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #16

    harryworth

    ?????

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  • dougnufc

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    how do you do that

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  • batty

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Stuart79 // Aug 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    HarryWorth // Aug 19, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    YYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS…

    GERRIN THERE.

    SSSHHHHEEEAAARRREEERRR!!!!!!!!!

    Quarter wit!
    <<<<lol

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #19

    HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!

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  • ToonRich

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed, unless Barton is 100% fit after his foot injury we should expect a changed side!!!

    I’d expect R.Taylor or LuaLua on the right wing with Simpson making his debut at rb 🙂

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #21

    whats all the commotion?

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  • newcastle29

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Magpietillidie22.

    NOWT! someones been at the cooking sherry!

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon rich, well considering hughton seems terrified to throw our youth players into a game until 80+mins we can expect ryan taylor at RM not lua lua… unfortunately.

    Even though against reading taylor had an above average game

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  • HarryWorth

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #24

    “Quarter wit!
    <<<<lol"

    I was just practising for tonight 😀

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  • RyanToon

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #25

    its close

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  • nufc1818

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Harryworth

    you know something likee?

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  • ToonRich

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #27

    “Even though against reading taylor had an above average game”
    I agree, he was suprisingly better than usual!!

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  • ToonAllman22

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Yeahh what is all the commotion about the shearer lads?

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  • Mark-o

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #29

    The barton link with Hull is toss, they’ve got all the premier league on there.

    Also ive just seen the odds for the neet. How come Shola was 5/1 for first goal against reading, scores a hat trick then is 6/1 for first goal tonight. The only player in the world to score a hat-trick then his odds get WORSE!!! hahahahaha

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  • nufc1818

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #30

    ryantoon

    you know something too

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  • HarryWorth

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #31

    “Harryworth

    you know something likee?”

    You really need to stopping hanging on to everything you read on a blog and get a life mate.
    I told yer, I was practising for tonight in anticipation of the forhcoming appointment of Big al and a mighty 5 goal victory and another Ameobi hat-trick.
    😀

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  • ToonRich

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Harry, I’m liking your optimism 😀

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  • WELSHMAG

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #33

    just seen that fan dude looking to buy out the club, I’ve never seen such a blatent lie on TV in my whole life. The guy looked at the floor the whole way through, the fact seymore pierce wouldn’t even speak to the speaks volumes.

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  • 346_milesSouthOfTyne

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Jan Stavik – this link has streamed games – tonights is listed:

    http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/

    requires a few plug-ins to be installed but works great for me

    always good that asian networks get to see more free english football than we do

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  • Doocey

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Graham Roberts was on SSN. Says he has ‘friends interested in buying the club’ and that Shearer is their number one choice for manager.

    Most intriguing thing is, he has a meeting with the chairman tomorrow.
    And the chairman is?!
    MD I think he means.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #36

    WELSHMAG

    He might of had a sore neck.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #37

    ToonRich

    Me thinks someone told taylor Simpson was coming in to fight for RB and it gave him a swift kick up the backside which he dearly needed! Hes still not the best def on the park but he kept it simple and made some good passes and deliveries so if he keeps that up i cant see any reason for him to be dropped

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  • Mark-o

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #38

    whats this greame roberts crack like?

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  • long_live_sir_bob

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #39

    anyone think this would work??

    ************Harper************
    Simpson**S.Taylor**Colo**Enrique
    *******Barton*****Guthrie*********
    R.Taylor*****Smith******Jonas
    *************Ameobi**************

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  • HarryWorth

    Aug 19, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #40

    “Graham Roberts was on SSN. Says he has ‘friends interested in buying the club’ and that Shearer is their number one choice for manager.”

    Roberts should fook off and stop throwing a spanner into the works of the proposed sale.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if Ashley was behind Roberts spouting crap on the telly.

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