Kadar And LuaLua Likely Starters At Peterborough

Chris Hughton will make as many changes as he can tonight, at Peterborough,  to give the best up and coming young players at the club their chance.

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Tamas Kadar – likely to start tonight

Chris said today:

“I’ve not got that much room for manoeuvre, but I certainly will be making changes. There are some young players who are very much part of this squad and I’ll be looking to get them involved at some stage.”

“The likes of Tamas (Kadar) and Kazenga (LuaLua) will have a part to play in the squad and will be very much involved on Tuesday.”

“Tamas missed a fair chunk of last season through injury, so that was a blow, but with a sustained period where he is fit we feel we’ve got a player who can play at centre-half or at left-back, or probably, at a push, in midfield.”

“It’s how the young lads do once they’re in with the first team that counts. What happens at any club is that young lads are promoted through the reserves because of whatever reason to train with the first team.”

“Each of these lads have been with us since day one of the season, some were involved last season and trained with us regularly and they’ve been able to compete with the first team lads this year.”

It just shows the paucity of the Newcastle squad, and if we cannot rest some of our players then injuries to them will surely follow.

With Newcastle being all at sea in the summer, they have still managed to win 7 of their first 9  games this season, in all competitions, and lost just one.

And after being told be the experts in the summer that the Championship is a very difficult  division to get out of,  Newcastle’s much better than expected record so far, has raised questions about the real quality of the division.

Although that is probably taking far too much away from the Newcastle performances this season.

Chris continued:

“It doesn’t have the technical finesse of the Premier League but it’s a hard division,”

“The players are used to playing lots of games and I see a lot of good games, some great examples of the quality you can see in this division.”

Let’s just say one thing to put things in perspective.

If Alan Shearer was in charge at this time, with a record like we have,  there would be no questions asked about the quality of the Championship, and only that Alan had done brilliantly as the new manager on Tyneside.

That’s the way things go – but Chris has done just great – make no mistake about that!  His substitutions on Saturday completely changed the game in Newcastle’s favor – as just one example of his good coaching.

Let’s not start to make some excuses or reasons about why it’s been so good. 😀

Let’s just keep it going, and we need another win tonight.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Johno Toon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Good to see the youngster a chcnace but its not a game i would right off as i think its important to keep winning as many games as possible

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Why risk injuries in a cup competition that we are never going to win?

    It should be kids all the way in both the carling and FA cup games as we have no hope in winning either Trophy.

    The focus should be on minimizing injuries and fatigue on meaningless Cup runs and getting the hell out of both competitions ASAP and back to the premiership.

  • Jay jay

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Ring the changes we cant lose anymore first team players with the size of our squad. fergie jnr might make a lot of changes as well survival is their aim, we can still win this game


    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    ultimately, we have to play the cup games SJT… what it sounds like you suggest is that we throw the games?

    i know, sorry, and i agree with you regarding where our focus should be this term, 100%. and as CH has said, the young guns will be getting their chance, how many and how much of a chance will shall see…. lets await the team sheet

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Cup runs = Depleted Injured Squad…even if we played 11 of our best players in both competitions we would still have no chance of winning either Trophy so a cup run is in effect is totally pointless and could be damaging to our promotion chances.

    Kids all the way in both competitions kills two birds with one stone.

    1)Great experience for the youngsters and the seniors stay fit too.
    2)CH can see how the young lads are developing in real matches without risking them in league games.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Give youth a chance man, give youth a chance!..(The Ruts)

    …Get the bairns on the field, let’s see if any of ’em are good enough to be in the 1st team regularly!..

  • vivadavidkelly

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    personally, i hope we lose tonight and my main critisism of CH was making the changes he did in the last round, resulting in 2 key players getting lengthy injuries. what is the point in progressing in something we have no chance of winning? we already have a load of games in the league to contend with. i see cup games this season as pointless and to go out tonight will be a relief. I think i was the only one in st james’ who wasnt cheering when we came back to beat huddersfield and was very nervous for all the 1st teamers during the game. lets give all the youngsters a run out tonight for a great experience, and hopefully they can go down fighting

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Well said PunkSkunk….both competitions are unimportant this season and if we go on a run in both I see us failing to get out of this division 1st time…the senior squad is not big enough for the championship never mind 3 competitions 🙂

  • Jay jay

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    SJT and punk skunk both of you spot on the only thing that matters is getting back to the prem let the youngsters play, if they win great, if we lose we can say we just want to concentrate on the league and actually mean it for a change

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    I was thinking everyone would think I was daft so thanks for the back up 🙂
    Extra games and a paper thin 1st team just make me panic and worry…neither are winnable I would bet my life quite happily on us winning neither and lose no sleep in the process. 🙂

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Just watchin’ Toon v leicester on espn classics the Shearer hatrick one (4-3) what a turnaround…2nd in the league that season, ho hum…Pedro left out by dogleash, ridiculous!..

    …Back to the topic, SJT, yea man, it would be great if the bairns did well in the cups, i would love it…But, even if they got thru to the later stages, i still wouldn’t play anyone but the bairns, for the reasons you state mate…
    …Theleague & gettin’ outta this one(upwards) should be our only real concern!..End of…

  • Jay jay

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #12

    I think we are all worried at the moment, yes we look good at times but another couple of injuries and we could nose dive its just not worth the risk. Besides the likes of krul, ranger, and kadar will be pleased to get some first team football so not daft at all SJT quite the opposite

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Na mate, on the contrary, you make perfect sense…WE CANNOT AFFORD INJURIES!..

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    welcome Jay Jay!..

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15


  • Johno Toon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Don’t see the point in playing a bunch of young lad shoping they lose. For those players to really develop they need first team action and a cup run would be perfect for them , but we would need a mix of youth and experience for them to have a real chance , and if they prove themselves ina couple of cup games why could they not fill in the league when we get injuries / suspensions? Winning breeds winning

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    the only experienced players that should be on the field tonight should be fringe players, with stuff to prove, like, fitness & fitness to wear the B’nW top bro’!..

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    I can’t say that I agree with just chucking this game away, after all peterborough are a struggling team in our division. I want us to win for a few reasons.
    1 get used to winning as often as possible
    2 built on the confidence we have
    3 stuck the boot in to a side we still have to play twice in the league and take the advantage going into those fixtures

    but what I do agree with is that we need to do it with the bairns. I don’t wish to sound contradictory as I feel the important players like smith Taylor Enrique and the likes need to be spared the likes of Barton and lovenkrands need to be played in there proper positions and told to show us there true games of which we have seen little this year.

    tozer (rearrange the back 4 as required)
    lua lua
    vuckic( not a winger I know)

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19


    I can’t see CH playing many kids anyway so I will cross my fingers we don’t end up with a mass of bodies on the treatment table tomorrow morning.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    No-ones sayin’ chuck the game, more, let’s not worry about it, give kids a game, hope they do well, for them & not cane CH if we lose with bairns on the pitch!?!..

  • repo

    Sep 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #21

    well we will lose remember last cup game we were getting hammered untill shola and guti came on and changed it..

    he wont learn he’s going to pack the midfield and play ranger up front on his own he needs another striker along side him..

    remember on sat we tryed playing that formation and it didnt work we only won as we changed to 4-4-2..

    sorry we get hammered tonight…

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #22

    hey!..Maybe he learnt somethin’ on sat?..
    …Stranger things have happened!..

  • Johno Toon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Punk Skunk do we really have any experienced fringe squad players? For me collo/s.taylor , guthrie butt r.taylor carrol are all starters for me

    r.taylor s.Taylor Kadar Tozer

    Lualua Guthrie Butt mclovin



    Now i know 4-4-2 works better than 4-5-1 but certainly have the bench pack with more youngsters such as Baheng Donaldson Ferguson Inman

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Butt, for a start…Barton needs match fitness & to be played in his correct position, Lovenkrands needs MF too…So there’s 3…

  • batty

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    i cant see us losing kids or no kids

  • Whumpie

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #26

    I think I agree with just about everyone here – but especially with Johno Toon.

    Yes, we should use the cups to test and train the youngsters – how else do we know which ones to bring into the league games when needed?

    But I don’t agree with the defeatist “get out as soon as possible” line. You always go to win. Always. There is no room for any other attitude; that is just a betrayal of these young lads who are just getting their much-deserved big chance.

    If Wenger can get to the final with sprogs, so can we. Gerrin there, lads.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #27

    No body at the club will be thinkin’ ‘let’s get out of the cup asap’…Get real!..& anyone on the pitch will be tryin’ their best to take us further!..
    …top bein’ so influenced by a few words typed on a blog mate…It’s just opinions, it’s not like it’s real life or owt?.. 🙂

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Stop *…Not top!..

  • Whumpie

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Play Krul, Kadar, Tozer, Ferguson, Kaz, Vukic, Donaldson, Ranger from the sprogs – albeit not from the start with all of them.

    Then fill the gaps with senior players who either need the practice, or just aren’t so good that losing them to injury will kill us: Barton, Loverboy, Geremi, Butt.

    For gawd’s sake don’t play Carroll, Guthrie, Colo, Taylor, Enrique, Harper – any of our lynch pins – unless there’s absolutely no choice.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #30

    Totally agree!..

  • laurent32

    Sep 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #31

    this would be my preferred lineup,

    geremi colo kadar raylor
    lua lua barton lovenk

    i’d keep colo in at the back as his injury record is good and we have zurab who could come in at the weekend if needed. start barton in the centre and tell him to prove his worth. if we start with an attacking formation i think we have a good chance of rolling turning them over early on so more of the kid can get their chance in the second half.


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