Ipswich vs Newcastle – Match Preview

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With all the new controversy surrounding Newcastle and Kevin Keegan these last couple of days, it is important that Newcastle beat Ipswich today, and secure all 3 points.

We understand the 3 man Premier League Tribunal will be meeting over the weekend, and is expected to announce their verdict on Monday, in what could be a huge financial decision against the Newcastle  club, by as much as £10M.

If the lads can secure 3 points before that it will help to cushion the blow because despite the continuing circus that Ashley has brought to the Tyneside club we are after all, trying to get promoted back to the Premier League this season.

The injury list at Newcastle has risen considerably with Ameobi, Gutierrez, Kadar, Simpson and Barton all injured, with only Simpson has any chance of making the side tomorrow as he will take a late fitness test.

If Simpson misses out, which we expect, Chris could being in Ryan Taylor at right back, but we ‘d much prefer to see Zurab Khizanishvili get his first start at the club at center back or right back.

Steve Taylor could potentially be moved to right-back but we’d prefer Zurab to start there.

And foc ourse Danny Guthrie will miss the game a penalty for his sending off at Peterborough on Tuesday night.

Marlon Harwood will also be in the squad and we expect him to be on the subs bench,, but to make his debut at some point in the seocnd half.

This is the team w’d like to see Chris start tomorrow:

Khizanishvili Taylor S. Coloccini Enrique
Geremi Smith Nolan Taylor R.
Carroll Lovenkrands
Subs: Krul Ranger Butt Tozer LuaLua Vuckic Harewood

Let us know which team you would like to see fielded tomorrow.

Ipswich manager Roy Keane has defender Gareth McAuley back in his squad for tomorrow’s game,

McAuley missed the 3-3 draw at Doncaster last weekend as he served a one-match suspension but is back as both sets of supporters pay tribute to the late Sir Bobby Robson.

The north stand at Portman Road will be officially renamed after Robson before the game and Keane will hope that his side are inspired enough to record their first league win of the campaign.

Midfielders Luciano Civelli and David Norris remain sidelined with long-term knee injuries while Ben Thatcher will not be considered after reporting late for training.

We have seen in some of our games against lowly opposition such as Plymouth Argyle and Peterborough United, that these games are not easy, and even though Ipswich are second bottom of the league, we still expect a tough game.

The match is being televised world-wide and anything but a win tomorrow for Newcastle will be a considerable disappointment.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Ally

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #1


  • stuart no9

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #2

    cant be bothered, emmmmm 3 nil toon team any body who can last 90 mins ,not get sent off , and who can grab a couple cheeky goals that il de me good night

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #3






  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #4


    what do u think about my lineup??

    Please don’t say add GEREMI

  • Ally

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Baro i like that mate

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Since Simpson is out than Khiz isn’t very good at the right back than he should play center and Steven Taylor on the right . COlo and Enrique on the other side. Ryan and Lovenkrands on opposite wings. I think Ranger or Carrol will start and than Harewood will come on for his debut and score his first and game winning goal……….

    I don’t think anybody will beat the power of Ameobi and Harewood up top??
    Very Very powerful. I also think Haris Vuckic will get his game winning goal.

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Thanks mate.

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #8

    For who ever needs a link to tomorrows game its on http://atdhe.net/

  • Ally

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Cheers baro mate

  • Ashton

    Sep 26, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #10


    I don’t like your line up because first of all khizanishvili is shorter than Colloccini ! and a lot of people don’t know that so it would be crazy playing two 5’11 CB’s in the CCC !! and Vuckic clearly isn’t ready for the first team so stop hype him up FFS

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #11


    Than who is replacing Simpson, i know Khiz sucks but who? Geremi?? LOL

    By the way would u like Geremi and Butt to start over Vuckic

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Haris Vuckic is going to be good.

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #13

    If Hughton said today he wants a winger or a mid. Than y not sign Per Ciljan Skjelbred. He wants to come to newcastle.

  • Charlietoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #14

    I’d like to see


    Bench: Marlon, Geremi, Butt, Lua Lua, whoever we have left at the back.

    Its gives us a good defence and options to stretch them on the wings with some pace and fingers crossed decent crossing. If any of the wingers are not turning up or mclovin tires pop geremi on the right as he often gets an assist. Give the young lads up front 60 mins and then put Marlon on and give him a run.

  • Darling27

    Sep 26, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Simpson – He’ll Make It
    S. Taylor
    R. Taylor

  • AussieToon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:48 AM

    Comment #16


    Thats the team to go with.

    Please play 2 up front Hughton and attack this Ipswich side that is low in confidence.

    Carroll and Ranger will cause mayhem.

  • sith

    Sep 26, 2009 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #17

    geremi/zurab, s.taylor,colo,enrique
    r.taylor,nolan,smith,lua lua

    sure to win!!!…

  • Lew Davies

    Sep 26, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #18

    Morning all. This is a big test for CH today. Ipswich haven’t won a game yet this season. Normally good old NUFC will put an end to that stat for them. (remember Derby?) . So not trying to be negative, but anything less than a draw just wont be good enough.
    The pressure is on, but I think the lads will be up for it, so I’ll predict 1-2 to the Toon. (after going 1-0 down in 3 mins! lol)
    Howay the lads.

  • Kany_toon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Really excited about tonight’s game…This is the first time I would be able to watch NUFC live on TV this season in INDIA…A local channel is covering the game here.
    Hoping for a win tonight!!!

  • Toonmania

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #20

    it will be a great game today, and the toon will win 3-1 ………..hopefully!!
    Howay the lads

  • Where did the good times go

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #21

    Hoping the lads can put in a performance along with a win……i know greedy i am.


    Kish Taylor Colo Enrique

    Geremi Nolan Smith Loven

    Carroll Harewood

    Krul, Taylor,Tozer, Butt, Lua Lua, Vuckic, Ranger,

    The big plus for me is Smith is back and playing against his old mucka Keane.

    But the team could look more balanced today, due to injuries (slight silver lining)
    We seem to be playing players due to there name rather than form or formation in recent games (Barton)

    I guess you could say the same about Loven, but the guy needs games.

    Hope S.Taylor continues at CB, slap in the face if hes pushed to RB for Kish.

    I’d play the Hare from the off, despite being not match fit, but this only due to the fact that Rnager off the bench would be more of an impact than the other way around.


    0-2………Nolan & Carroll.

  • dougnufc

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #22

    sweet, its on tv for hong kong!

  • jokerkinnear

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #23

    i agree with stuart 79 every thing is gona go tits up 3 1 loss today

  • jokerkinnear

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #24

    and thats just the start of it

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 26, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #25

    As long as he doesnt start with Nicky Butt we should be ok, Andy Carrol is coming into a spot of form so its 0-2 for me with wor Andy grabbing both.

  • alkinou

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #26

    By the way, bbc2 is showing the match live, so far all of you who are in England or in a country who gets bbc2 you don’t even need a link to the game.

  • Indiamag

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #27

    @ Kany_toon – I’m from India and i don’t know what channel covers the championship here!!! Please tell me!! I’m excited beyond belief at the thought!

  • jimmymac

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #28

    Loven doesnt provide enough defensive cover for Enrique who likes to get forward. Vuckic is nowhere near ready for starting but has alot of potential. YOu need S. Taylor at CB because of the height he offers, plus khiz has played at right back for Black Burn before.

    My Team:


    Simpson/Khiz – Taylor – Colo – Enrique

    R.Taylor Smith Butt Lovenkrands


    I also think this is the team he will play. Playing Butt allows Loven to get forward without leavine Enrique too exposed, and the Nolan Carroll Partnership seems to be improving game on game.

    Toon to win 2-1, with Carroll grabbing a brace.

    COME ON!!

  • Kany_toon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #29

    @ Indiamag….Its on Ten Sports at 10:00 pm IST….

  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #30

    whatever the team we all know you can’t have Nicky Butt in the team for example look what happened at Blackpool. Kissinghiswilly hasn’t got pace and doesn’t like to push forward, he’s more of a centre back, S Taylor would do better at right back.

    My line up for 2neet!


    S Taylor_Kissinghiswilly_Colo_Enrique

    R Taylor____Nolan___Smith__Lovepants


  • Indiamag

    Sep 26, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #31

    @Kany_toon – Thanks a million. Cheers!


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