Newcastle vs Plymouth – Match Preview


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This game tomorrow is a must-win game for Newcastle, so the club can stay on track, following our surprise defeat at Blackpool during the week.

We just have to keep up with the pace for an automatic promotion place this season.

And with all the focus on building our squad, we’ve been very lucky so far with injuries, with only Ameobi and Argentine winger Gutierrez not available for the game – which has a rather strange KO time – 3:00 pm on a Saturday afternoon would you believe!

We fully expect Chris Hughton to bring back Alan Smith to defensive midfield, a position he plays so well these days, at the expense of Nicky Butt, who just didn’t get the job done on Wednesday night,  in the absence of  Newcastle’s Viking.

And the news is out that Alan is now clean-shaven following the defeat at Blackpool – but we kind of liked the beard.

Watch for Alan to put in yet another guts and glory display for Newcastle tomorrow, to ensure the lads take all 3 points from bottom of the table Plymouth. Alan’s missed just one game this season and we were beaten 2-1.

For fans going to the game they could also see our new defender Zubar Khizanishvili, who we expect to make his debut tomorrow, but not to start the game.

We also expect Nile Ranger to be given enough playing time tomorrow, as he scared the living daylights out of the Blackpool defense, with his pace and aerial ability, over the last 10 minutes on Wednesday, and almost scored in injury time.

This is the team we think Chris will start tomorrow:

Harper
Simpson Taylor S. Coloccini Enrique
Guthrie Smith Nolan Barton
Carroll Lovenkrands
Subs: Krul Khizanishvili Kadar Geremi Ranger Butt Taylor R.

That’s a much stronger bench than of late, and is hopefully a reflection of  some slightly increasing strength in depth, but we are still woefully short on numbers.

Plymouth wil be boosted by the return to fitness of striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, the younger brother of the England winger, who made his long-awaited Argyle debut as a late substitute in Tuesday night’s 1-0 home defeat by Watford.

That was Plymouth’s 5th consecutive league loss in a row so we have to make that 6 tomorrow.

Manager Paul Sturrock can also call upon Australian defender Shane Lowry after the 20-year-old arrived on a three-month loan from Aston Villa.

Newcastle must win this game, but we shouldn’t expect Plymouth to just lie down – they’ll be fighting for their lives and the points.

Howay The Lads!!



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52 comments so far

  • Jordie 1966

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #1

    I recon 3-1 Toon…

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  • Thump

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #2

    We need a good win just to work up our GD again.

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #3

    We must play 4-4-2 and that does not include Butt………………….

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  • scotty81

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #4
  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #5

    We re cursed 1-2 and we re back in crisis….but hey that`s where we belong….

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  • MOONDUST

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Dennis Twice Get a grip lad

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  • Bucks mag

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #7

    I think we need to get an early goal – plymouth are rank, but the longer it goes on with a frustrated crowd, and after the defeat at Blackpool, makes me think they will grow in confidence. Toon to win 3-1

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  • MOONDUST

    Sep 18, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #8

    TonyGreenSupreme Your right

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Score without Butt= 3-0 win

    Score With Butt= 1-2 loss

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Dunno why people are worried about a loss , we were not going to go through the whole season unbeat , we be back to winning ways tomorrow , 2-0 , smith and carrol

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  • Alex

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Agree JohnoToon we where bound to get beaten some time . It was an away game and blackpool are not one of the worst teams in the leauge either . Ok they are no world beaters but in this leauge there are no easy games away from home .

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Just put £29 on Carrol to score in 90mins. watch it my luck is that bad that he wont even play!!!

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  • stu

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Think it will be 3 – 0 put a small blog preview on the website ive just made.

    http://www.nufcblackandwhite.com

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #14
  • Johno Toon

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #15

    This is it alex , but im gonna guess a few wums are on now attempting to do whatever they do and people to react , sad really

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  • DJG

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #16

    i would play,

    ———————Harper———————
    Simpson—S.Taylor–Coloccini–Enrique
    Guthrie—–Nolan—Smith–Lovenkrands
    ————–Carroll—Ranger—————

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #17

    stu nice we site you have 😉

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  • stu

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #18

    thanks dave – just got it going today! Good fun atm – bound to get harder in time to come lol

    Any1 watching the derby – class game

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeh disappointed Wednesday couldn’t nick a point…

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  • Johno Toon

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Thats what saturdays for Uchiha_Itachi , to make up that disappointment!

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 18, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #21

    We didnt play on wednesday…it never happened.

    Hopefully we’ll take a more attack minded approach to the game tomorrow. Ranger and Carrol to start, with Butt on the bench, or he can go home take the day off..you know whatever…

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #22

    If Hughton doesn’t play two up front tomorrow he wants sectioned.

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  • batty

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Stuart79 // Sep 18, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    If Hughton doesn’t play two up front tomorrow he wants sectioned
    <<<<<<yep

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  • OHurley

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #24

    2-0 the Toon tomorrow.

    Let’s hope boro and wba draw!!

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  • chanty

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #25

    missed out on james vaughan i see, if we were actually in for him that is

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  • OHurley

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Chanty-

    The James Vaughn thing was really just a ruse to attract attention elsewhere from our REAL target: David Villa.

    LoL

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #27

    OHurley // Sep 18, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Chanty-

    The James Vaughn thing was really just a ruse to attract attention elsewhere from our REAL target: David Villa.

    LoL

    Does he play for Consett?

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  • batty

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #28

    stu dont know why u bother with the bull shitter hitwoman hes turned in to a tart

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Predictions for tomorrow?

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  • batty

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #30

    4 nil

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Harper
    Simpson—S.Taylor–Coloccini–Enrique
    Guthrie(Taylor) Nolan(Barton) Smith–Mclov
    ————–Carroll—Ranger—————

    3-0.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 18, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Stuart79-

    No, m8, I think he actually plays for Macclesfield Town.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #33

    3-0

    Batty

    I am amashed of quite a few supporters recently.

    Nobody can give me a reason why Shearer shouldn’t get the job.

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Ashley..

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  • OHurley

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Stu-

    I know you were actually being sarcastic about the David Villa thing… right?

    lol

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Uchiha_Itachi // Sep 18, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    Ashley..

    Is a prick?

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #37

    35 OHurley // Sep 18, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Stu-

    I know you were actually being sarcastic about the David Villa thing… right?

    lol

    W

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #38

    We’ll be shopping in Consett if this prick owns us for much longer.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Stu-

    W?

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 18, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #40

    See above

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