Smith, Lovenkrands and Geremi All Start Against Pilgrims


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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes three changes from the side which was beaten at Blackpool on Wednesday.


Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands and Geremi are all included in the starting line-up this afternoon.

Smith returns from suspension to captain the side at the expense of Nicky Butt, as expected,  and Geremi replaces Ryan Taylor while Peter Lovenkrands comes in for his second full debut as replacement for Danny Guthrie.

The only real surprise is the inclusion of Geremi, but the Cameroon International may well be in the side to create some chances from his crosses and free kicks.

Certainly chances have been in short supply during the last two games.

Loan signing Zurab Khizanishvili is named on a strong substitutes bench which is:

Tim Krul, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Ryan Taylor, Kazenga LuaLua, Zurab Khizanishvili, Nile Ranger

It’s interesting that Zurab is the only back four player included on the bench, which suggests Newcatsle will be pushing forward this afternoon against the bottom of the league side.

We also believe Newcastle will play a 4-4-2 formation with Carroll up front with Peter Lovenkrands, and it will be interesting to see how this formation works.

We must win today.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS:

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Geremi, Alan Smith (c), Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Ryan Taylor, Kazenga LuaLua, Zurab Khizanishvili, Nile Ranger

Plymouth Argyle: Romain Larrieu, Carl Fletcher, Kari Arnason, Jamie Mackie, Shane Lowry, Chris Clark, Karl Duguid, Alan Gow, David Gray, Gary Sawyer, Cillian Sheridan
Subs: Kyle Letheren, Krisztian Timar, David McNamee, Rory Fallon, Jim Paterson, Alan Judge, Bradley Wright-Phillips

Referee: Scott Mathieson
Attendance: tbc



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365 comments so far

  • Tino 11

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Barton should’ve been dropped instead of Guthrie.

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  • shrews mag

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    what the hell is geremi doing in the starting 11 …???

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  • Bill F

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Tino I have to agree I am surprised Guthrie is only on the bench, perhaps he has a slight injury.
    Geremi will either be an inspired choice or a flop.
    At least he will try to pass the ball rather than lump it. Something our lads are doing too much of lately and a dead end tactic if we really want to go up.

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  • Toonmania

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #4

    geremi has been put in as a ploy to make them think they have a chance, good to see butt is bench warming though hope he stays in that position he plays well there.

    anyway we will start up our clean sheets again and win by at least 3-0
    ho’way the lads

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  • nufc2009

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #5

    3-1 burnleyyy

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  • chanty

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #6

    not sure about the wings here, with this team i would set up it like so:

    …………….harper…………….
    simpson..talys….colo…jose
    …barton…smith…geremi…
    ……….nolan….lovenkrands
    ……………..carroll……………

    possibly swap barton with nolan and to two behind carroll to run into the channels

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  • Monster

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Having SMith back will make all the difference. 4-0 the toon

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  • stevep

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    barton is useless on the wing – needs to be played centrally, surely lua lua would be a better choice

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  • unclepauly

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9

    any of you kind people streaming the match from the radio ? cant pick it up from notts 🙁

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  • Symo22

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #10

    we got any commentary??? i think great team today ranger on at half time not to late today!!

    2-1

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    well atleast CH proved to me he has the balls to drop Butt, but I dont know if it was wise to put Geremi in ahead of R Taylor and have young Guthrie warming the bench. but we’ll see

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  • baro

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #12

    any1 link 2 game?

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  • unclepauly

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    the chronicle are doing text updates with that lee ryder guy, but normally theres someone on ustream broadcasting radio newcastle….cant find it today though…oh well sky sports will have to do.

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  • Charlietoon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    There is a link on iraq goals to watch it.

    Barton has looked poor recently and off the pace. I dont think guthrie should have gone having scored a few recently.

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  • Charlietoon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Also I think it will be on justin tv..

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  • unclepauly

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #16

    justin tv and irag goals can only show what is on tv, and its not on tv. radio is the best we can hope for.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Charlie, can you post a link?

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  • Thump

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #18

    @Fans: http://iraqgoals.net/game2146.html

    They also have the Stuttgart Vs. Koln game (I 3rd Koln)

    Today might be a good day 😀

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Charlietoon I dont think guthrie should have gone having scored a few recently.
    but it is the easiest option he and R Taylor will allways have to make way

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Hughton’s reluctance to drop Barton is beginning to worry me. Guthrie has clearly been the better player so far.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Thanks, Thump!

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  • Charlietoon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Iraq goals has it listed at 4 so maybe it is delayed but google iraq goals and check it out

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Lads wouldnt get my hopes up for the iraqgaols link it says on it they will do there best to find a stream

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  • Thump

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Oh and lads, don’t get your hopes up for a stream of the game – there’s no overseas channels airing it, so unless nufc.co.uk has finally decided to stream untelevised matches to the website for nufctv members (which they bloody well should do), I doubt it’ll be on.

    Iraqgoals have made mistakes before, remember!

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  • TheToonKing

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t understand why nufc.co.uj is not streaming Toon games….i would gladly pay almost any subscription fee to be able to watch every game ……

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Okay, Dave. Let’s see.

    Anyone know of an audio link that works outside the UK?

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Guthrie has something like two assists and two goals this season. Ryan Taylor has a few assists as well. Both get dropped for the likes of Barton and Geremi? Neither have scored or assisted this season. Where is the logic?

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  • Charlietoon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Someone post the radio link lol

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Dragonera I have said it a few times that Joey dosn’t seem to be fully fit or else he is struggling to adapt to the CCC but there is something not right.

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  • unclepauly

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #30

    there is no tv station in the world who is showing the match so it wont be on justin tv or iraq goals or anywhere else.

    bbc radio newcastle are playing it but you cant listen to it on their web site so if you are out of newcastle (like me) then the only way you can listen to it is if someone streams radio newcastle through ustream….but no-one is !

    so to summarise we have got no chance.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Fugh.

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  • sean667

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #32

    goal taylour

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #33

    get in there

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  • chanty

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #34

    goal

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  • BoyNUFC

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #35

    1-0 Taylor!!!!!

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  • nufc2009

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #36

    taylorrrrrrrr

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  • TheToonKing

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #37

    GOAL!!!!! 1-0 to the Toon.

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  • budmon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #38

    i like the line up an changes. as long as nicky butt doesn’t play any part we should win. guthrie and r taylor need to get rest. its a lot of matches this season, im sure they will come on in the second half, especially guthrie, he is hard to handle when he’s fresh off the bench i think

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  • MacToon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Good start.

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  • budmon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #40

    STEVY T!

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