Khizanishvili, Ranger and Carroll All Start At Ipswich


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New loan signing, defender Zurab Khizanishvili from Blackburn, comes in for his full debut and will operate in the right-back position in the absence of Danny Simpson, who filed a late fitness test today.

As expected felow loan signing Marlon Harewood is named among the subsititutes for the first time following his move from Aston Villa on Friday.

Geremi is sick and misses the game, and Ryan Taylor starts on the right-hand side of midfield with captain Nicky Butt, Alan Smith and Kevin Nolan completing the midfield engine-room.

Nile Ranger and Andy Carroll are paired together in attack for the first time from the start of a game, and that shows Chris will go and attack Ipswich whose defense is dodgy at best.

WBA were surprisingly beaten at home 1-0, by Crystal Palace toay (Middlesbrough drew with Coventry 2-2 away), so Newcastle will go top of the table tonight with a win.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS

Ipswich Town: Richard Wright, Liam Rosenior, Alex Bruce, Pim Balkestein, Damien Delaney, Carlos Edwards, Grant Leadbitter, Liam Trotter, Jack Colback, Tamas Priskin, Jon Walters
Subs: Arran Lee-Barrett, Lee Martin, Jaime Peters, Alan Quinn, Tommy Smith, Jon Stead, Pablo Counago

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Zurab Khizanishvili, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Ryan Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Alan Smith, Kevin Nolan, Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Peter Lovenkrands, Ryan Donaldson, Wesley Ngo Baheng, Marlon Harewood, Ben Tozer, Haris Vuckic

Referee: Mike Jones
Attendance: tbc



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333 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #1

    I was very optimistic untill I read Butt was playing, sad times 🙁 🙁

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #2

    butt ****ed!

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #3

    just to let you lot know its still Coventry 1 -2 Smoggs!!!

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Dear Chris Hughton,
    As much as I admire what you have done so far for the club with little or no resources, you have crossed the line. Starting a game with Nicky Butt is basically putting a gun to your head and pulling the trigger even before you have started the match WELL DONE. But your still mint and that but have no clue on team selection or tactics.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    well put mag_ladd, this has actually ruined my day!

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #6

    haha nice one Maag_Laad

    totally agree

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  • Alex

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Guys even with 10 men i think we will win 🙂

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #8

    I feel bad for smith i think he is a better captain than pork butt

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #9

    *sigh*

    Lets see how it goes eh? Admittedly, im less optimistic now i know Butt is starting but i’ve had a bad feeling about this game all day.

    Smogs drawing now, get in!

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  • Pedro

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Coventry 2-2

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Alex

    So your guessing Butt will be sent off, I hope so to, then we’ll stand more chance of winning

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  • nufc2009

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #12

    with butt in d team its like plaing with 10 men

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Come on lads, lets show these yocals what real pride is and do it for Sir Bob.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Sheffield UTD, West Brom, Boro and Cardiff ALL drop points. Fantastic! We HAVE to take advantage of this.

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m just going to cringe whenever he gets the ball and prey to god he does something decent. Knowing how god treats me aswell he’ll just kick me in the nads and make us lose 12-0 or summit.

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  • RooneyToons

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Everyone is over reacting about Butt, at worst he is one of the better players in the CC, Ipswich would take him in a heartbeat. Dont get me wrong he’s not one of my favorite players but as a reserve in the championship(for an away game aswell) he’s ok.

    At least CH is playing 2 up front, he seems to be learning at least.

    Yessss Coventry have just equalized, win and we go top

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #17

    We have the first bit done for us with results going our way, we just need to finish the job.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Butt isnt that bad a player, it just annoys me when there are better players sitting on the bench ie lovenkrands.

    CH is obviously going for two holding midfielders….in other words being safe.

    so everyone get ready for us having one shot at goal and Ipswich having 20

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Any links for non-uk viewers? Im ok, i have BBC2 like but im not selfish lol

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  • nden85

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #20

    i’ve got a horrible feeling about his game, been dreading it since the peterbro match, think keano is gonna f*** us up.

    what a douche.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Rooneytoons

    its all good and well playing 2 strikers, but theres no wingers, no pace and no creativity mate

    CH has got it wrong again

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #22

    RooneyToons // Sep 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Everyone is over reacting about Butt, at worst he is one of the better players in the CC, Ipswich would take him in a heartbeat. Dont get me wrong he’s not one of my favorite players but as a reserve in the championship(for an away game aswell) he’s ok.

    HAHAHAHAHA you evil man

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Priskin to score 1st, 2-0 Ipswich 🙁

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #24

    RooneyToons

    Are you sure your a Newcastle Supporter btw?

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  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Butt was at one time a good player but his legs have gone and hes too static, he is living on past glories although i would be delighted if he proves me wrong.

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #26

    RooneyToon

    Infact did you attend a game last year to see how bad he is? He is beyond repair! At least our other players were repairable to point they could be decent in Championship, but Nicky Butt needs to be taken off the shelf he is well past his sell by date, someone could get $hite football poisoning.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #27

    I would have started with Smith and Nolan in the center of the park, and Løvenkrands on the left, and Butt on the bench. Still, our line-up looks fairly strong..

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Come on the Toon…

    Hope Butt gets injured and never plays again.

    Love you Bobby

    3-0 to the toon

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Love Alan… Love Bobby…

    Love NUFC

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  • RooneyToons

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #30

    HAHA Yep i am, Rooneys just my second name!
    CH is clearly trying to stuff the midfield to give us a solid start and if we’re still level second half then bring on the impact players like Mcloven and Harewood.

    Thud and Blunders right though we need more wingers… we need Jonas back for sure

    COME ON

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Brettoon

    If only…Good job I have a sniper in the stands innit 😀

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Mag Laad… Don’t miss and get Smith though mate.

    Keep a look out for BALD GINGER

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Brettoon

    I’ll be able to tell as he hasn’t got a soul and his skin burns easily hahaha

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    think jonas is back on wednesday

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  • Mag_Laad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    thud and blunder

    Hopefully mate we’ll have Guthrie Jonas and Simpson back 😀

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Stevie Taylor is such a good lad

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  • ziad

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #37

    We win. we are top of the league!!
    Forget about Butt just don’t pass him the ball 🙂
    Let’s win this

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #38

    That bird who is singing would get it!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #39

    That tit Jonathan Pierce is commentating, hate him! Mag-Laad, can you aim your sniper at the fat cnut?

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  • Brettoon

    Sep 26, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Come on lads

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