Vuckic, Tavernier, Tozer and Donaldson All Get Debut Starts


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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton hands full debuts to no fewer than four Newcastle teenagers for tonight’s Carling Cup clash at London Road against Peterborough.
Very highly-rated Sloveninan midfielder Haris Vuckic, Bradford-born full-back James Tavernier, former Plymouth center-back Ben Tozer and Geordie midfielder Ryan Donaldson all start their first senior starts.

Vuckic is the youngest of the four having just turned 17 last month, while Tavernier is also still just 17.

And the Newcastle back four is made up of all the ‘T’s; Tavernier, Tozer, Taylor and Taylor.  Let’s hope they are also tough tonight.

Danish ace Peter Lovenkrands lines up on the right-hand side of midfield, with Danny Guthrie partnering Donaldson in the center of the park and Kazenga LuaLua on the left.

Vuckic will operate just off lone ranger Nile up front, and of course Haris can score goals.

We have to assume 19 year-old Tamas Kadar is injured as he’s not even on the bench.

This is a courageous selection by Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, to say the least, and we’ll get some ideaof  just how good these lads are.

If they can get the job done tonight, the club may have more in reserve in our first team squad than we first thought.

Certainly it’s a massive opportunity for all four teeenagers.

Steven Taylor captains the side for the first time in a competitive fixture, and the starting eleven includes 6 teenagers, as LuaLua and Nile Ranger also start.

Chris has experience on the bench in Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith and Geremi – but 19 year-old Ole Soderberg is reserve keeper for the first time to give Steve Harper a complete break tonight.

TEAMS

Peterborough: Joe Lewis, Russell Martin (c), Tom Williams, Craig Morgan, Gabriel Zakuani, Paul Coutts, Lee Frecklington, Aaron McLean, George Boyd, Craig Mackail-Smith, Toumani Diagouraga
Subs: Dean Keates, James McKeown, Tommy Rowe, Krystian Pearce, Jamie Day, Chris Whelpdale, Shaun Batt

Newcastle United: Tim Krul, James Tavernier, Ben Tozer, Steven Taylor (c), Ryan Taylor, Peter Lovenkrands, Danny Guthrie, Ryan Donaldson, Kazenga LuaLua, Haris Vuckic, Nile Ranger
Subs: Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith, Geremi, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Ole Soderberg, Brad Inman, Shane Ferguson

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285 comments so far

  • Bill F

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #1

    This should be interesting, I keep forgetting that Peterborough are a championship team as well, so it should be a very good test for us. I would be surprised if thay haven’t got their first team out. Any links for the game?

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  • RooneyToons

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Nice… exactly what i wanted to see, mainly Bairns with a bit of experience. Cant wait to see what Vuckic has to offer.. Ranger for his first goal

    COME ON THE TOON

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  • ark13y

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    good luck to the youngsters hope we win.

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #4

    i’ve just looked on myp2p.eu can’t see any links
    any radio commentaries?

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  • RooneyToons

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #5

    I cant find it on myp2p but theres gotta be a radio link out there at least ,being such a massive game and all HA

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  • RooneyToons

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Took the words right outta my mouth LATINAMERICATOON

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  • ark13y

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #7

    real radio have it on, bbc newcastle may have it too

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  • Where did the good times go

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Really pleased with the 1st team.

    Believe the young Yorkshire lad a right back has real potential, a good attacking RB.

    Chuffed for Donaldson, Lua Lua, Vuckic and Tozer getting chances too.

    Great oppurtunity for them lets hope they take it, Howay the bairns !

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  • Bill F

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #9

    I would also imagine that if we are in a strong position that a few more will get a run, otherwise the older players will be coming on.

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    hehe, yeah i thought i had posted twice by mistake. I can see us winning this one as the young lads will be out to impress, because they all know that with hughton they can make the first team if they play by form not by reputation. This is the same way capello picks his teamsheet. In the past we have lost many young gems due to too many managers who would automatically put someone on the team sheet due to their name. good to see that is changing because as xisco said under kinear, he could train hard all week but he knew he wouldnt even make the bench! that destroys the squad…

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Wish i went now, would love to see how the youngsters get on…especially Tavenier and Vuckic.

    Tozer was very sketchy against Orient, but seeing as he played for Swindon a few times before we signed him he must have some potential.

    Would be great if we won and give Hughton something to think about.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Peterborugh at full strength near enough, looks like they mean business! Hope it costs them and they lose some key players to injury.

    Also, I see our game vs Ipswich this weekend has been moved to Sunday 1pm so BBC1 can have it. Just to let you know like.

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  • RooneyToons

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #13
  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Happy with that team, respect to Hughton.

    Bring on Baheng for Ranger second half, Ferguson for Lover and Inman for Guthrie.

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  • Toon1978

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Rooneytoon

    you gitt lol was just about to put the link up hahaha.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Dont forget lads, if we dont win tonight its not the end of the world!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #17

    I see our game vs Ipswich this weekend has been moved to Sunday 1pm so BBC1 can have it. Just to let you know like.

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #18

    toonsy // Sep 22, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Also, I see our game vs Ipswich this weekend has been moved to Sunday 1pm so BBC1 can have it. Just to let you know like.

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    Err its not????

    My prediction p’boro 2 Nufc 1

    And i agree it doesnt bother me, good experience
    for the young un’s. Would love to win like, but
    i think peterboro will be treating it like the actual final!!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Scratch that, its the Boro game thats been moved. Sorry, i mis-read

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  • geordiejp

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #20

    For those who are outside the UK here is radio link on Ustream
    Peterborough v Newcastle united – LIVE on USTREAM: Live Radio Commentary of the Carling Cup match between Peterborough and Newcastle.. Football

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  • unclepauly

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #21

    @RooneyToons – bbc always stop broadcasting when the match starts 🙁

    some kind fellow in newcastle always streams it through ustream though, and here is the link for that:

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/newcastle-united-v-sheffield-wednesday—live-match-commentary

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  • Salto

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Do You have info about Kadar? I am really pissed that Newcastle wont let him for the u21 WC and wont even name as a SUB for this game

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #23

    So it seems that Hughton is stick with his dull uninsoring 4-5-1 leaving Ranger to battle on his own and feed off scraps.

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  • Alex

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Howay The (young) Lads
    A win would be brilliant , but i am just hoping they put on a good show and dont get hammered . Great managership from Hughton to give the bairns a chance , at last a manager that dares too .

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Really Happy with the team 🙂 Got old radio next tom on real radio for the game like. Happy Tozer is starting as maybe people wil STOP putting him in full back positions when he is a centre back only. Vuckic, I’m really looking forward to see or hear what he can do, Lualua has his chance tonight to try and cement a place in the team. Havent heard much of Tavenier, must be good if he’s getting a start. Anyone think Bob Moncur’s breathing down the mic is a pi$$ its all you can hear in the build up 🙂

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Mag Laad – Maybe he is having 5 mins “personal” time?

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  • bro56

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #27
  • ginkoh

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Where’s Kadar !?

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #29

    toonsy

    Haha aye think it was as its stopped now.

    Match under way howay the laaaaddss!!1

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #30

    toonsy

    Haha aye think it was as its stopped now.

    Match under way howay the laaaaddss!!

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  • geordie deb

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Thanks UnclePauly for posting the link for those who live outside Newcastle!

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Pleased with the starting line up…Vuckic to score…

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  • AndyT

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Not happy that Hughton is continuing to stick with his 4-5-1. Completely annoying an ineffective as far as scoring goals is concerned. Not what NUFC should ever be playing

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  • NorthernPaul

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye, thanks very much UnclePauly, thats a godsend for us exiled Mags 🙂

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  • Uchiha_Itachi

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #35

    @Andy T…he only knows one formation…what the hell is on that clipboard…

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Wer getting dominated so far…Don’t expect much from game anyway just happy youngin’s are getting there chance.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #37

    AndyT // Sep 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Agreed 4-5-1 is not the way forward!

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Baheng hasn’t had much experience. Lovenkrands can always push up if needed and probably will. I can’t knock Hughton really.

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  • Ross

    Sep 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Bairns under alot of pressure at the minute like, havent really heard anything of us apart from loven and lua lua both being caught offside. The overall result doesn’t bother me too much (providing we dont get hammered orient style), just want the younger lot to get a run out and hopefully a half decent performance from them as a team

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  • toonsy

    Sep 22, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Seems we are starting to settle down now.

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