Jonas, Geremi Both Start – Harewood Dropped


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Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes two changes to the side which was beaten at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Jonas Gutierrez and Geremi both come in for Peter Lovenkrands and Marlon Harewood.

Geremi hasn’t started since the 3-1 win over Plymouth last month, but we have to think his experience is what Chris thinks the team needs tonight.

The Cameroon star is likely to line up on the right-hand side of a four-man midfield with skipper Alan Smith and Danny Guthrie occupying the central berths, with Gutierrez on the left, where he usually links up well with Enrique.

Geremi can also set up chances with his crosses and he’s not bad at plonking them in from free kicks either – but we need Geremi to be on his top form tonight.

Six-goal top scorer Kevin Nolan will operate in an advanced role supporting lone  striker Andy Carroll.

Jose Enrique, center-backs Danny Simpson and Zurab Khizanishvili and Ryan Taylor complete the back four – so still no room for Tamas Kadar. 🙁

TEAMS:

Scunthorpe United: Murphy, Byrne, Mirfin, Jones, Williams, Woolford, Togwell, J. Wright, McCann, Hayes, Hooper.
Subs: Slocombe, A. Wright, Sparrow, Thompson, Forte, Spence, Canavan.

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Ryan Taylor, Zurab Khizanishvili, Danny Simpson, Jose Enrique, Danny Guthrie, Alan Smith (c), Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Geremi, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Marlon Harewood, Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands, Ryan Donaldson, Ben Tozer

Referee: Andy Penn.

Crowd – sell-out – 9,000



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332 comments so far

  • Darling27

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Here We Go!!!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    🙄

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  • OHurley

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #3

    This is WAY off subject, but y’all will laugh at this-

    I just had a customer in my cell phone store named “Randy Hand”.

    LOL

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  • OHurley

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Any links to the game yet? Preferably VEETLE?

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  • magpie6699

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #5

    O’Hurley – And did he have one (Randy Hand)?

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  • OHurley

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #6

    mag6699

    I dunno, m8. I didn’t ask him… Randy dudes don’t do it for me m8. I’m not Sol Campbell hehehe

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  • Raffo

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #7

    I actually dont think this team is bad in the circumstances. I think 5 in midfield is what we need and I hope Geremi is at RB not RM. The only prob is its carroll on his own.

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  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #8

    4 strikers on the bench.. no midfielders on bench!?!?!?! i really dont have much confidence in chris hughton anymore.

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  • Raffo

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Is Donaldson a striker? I dont know what McLoven is

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  • newcastle utd champions oh oh oh

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #10

    chris going back to the tried and trusted 4-5-1 lets just hope we can grind this one out tonight big game especialy when west brom and cardiff are at home

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  • Joseph

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Donaldson has converted to a midfilder from a striker i believe

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  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #12

    raffo.. yer donaldson is.. think hes played right wing before though for ressies and acadam.. not sure though..

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  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #13

    joseph.. has he? didnt know that..

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  • Simo

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Have to hand it to Chris, he’s reacted to a poor run of performances with some sensible changes. He knows foremost we cannot lose tonight, and we had relative success with nolan off carroll.
    With tayls in defence, nolan up top nd lovenk we have 3 other midfield options.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Simpson playing centre back ahead of Kadar is a DISGRACE!

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  • Joseph

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #16

    fairly sure i read something about that a little while ago

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  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Scared to drop senior players again

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  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #18

    anyone got a link for the game??

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Don’t know why, but I have a bad feeling about tonight.
    Agree with both Harewood and Lover being dropped as they were pony on Saturday, I would have preferred Ranger to Carroll as he holds the ball up better and stay’s on his feet.
    But this is football and we are all entitled to our views and opinion’s.

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  • stevep

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #20

    5 mistakes here as far as i can see

    carroll as lone striker
    simpson at CB
    ryan taylor at RB

    4 strikers on bench!
    only proper CB on bench

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  • stevep

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #21

    any radio links lads

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  • stevep

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #22

    actually radio newcastle seem to be working at the mo – dunno if they’ll block non north east ip’s once the game starts

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  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #23

    stevep.. thats what i thought.. being offered the permanent job hass gone straight to his head.. got a feeling he will be brought right back down to earth again tonight..

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  • grhbell

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Ye of little faith…we will bounce back tonight with 3 points.

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  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #25

    grhbell.. i hope your right mate.. i really do..

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  • Darling27

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Totally agree toon factor. Talk about square pegs in round holes!!!

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  • our-lad9

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #27

    obviously kadar isnt ready in hughtons eyes lads, remember he see’s him everyday so he will no when he’s ready.
    i agree though simpson is not a cb

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Lads I think N/E residents will get cut of

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  • stevep

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #29

    bugger – iplayer just kicked me out

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  • Magpie_May

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Does anyone have link for live commentary of the match ??

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  • toonsy

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Hopefully we’ll lose tonight, then Hughton can go into his pow-wow with fatman and throbbin after the match in the realisation he is not cut out for it!

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  • stevep

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #32

    bigdave – aye you’re right

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  • chuck

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Looking at the to-days lineup makes me think how far this club has gone downhill.
    Here we are with a team that few would make the bench, under Sir Bobby.
    Not only that, but the fact we are not sure if we can beat f*****g Scunthorpe.
    Hello Leeds !

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  • Nick D

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #34

    4-51 yippee !!!
    Mr excitement Hughton strikes again.Only good thing is Butt isn’t even on the bench.

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  • Ross

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #35

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

    thats working fine lads, good quality.

    Geremi starting through the center of midfield the night, bit baffling.

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  • stevep

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    ross – cheers man

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  • Macas

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Simpson played really well at centre back in one of our home games. Everyone was crying out for Krul to play until he showed he wasn’t ready, we can’t afford the luxury of blooding in kids that might make mistakes, Kadar didn’t exactly cover himself in glory in our cup games

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  • awesome_fumaca

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #38

    What’s happened to Vuckic? Doesn’t seem to be involved in first team or ressies any more…

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  • Raffo

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #39

    like i said earlier, too many square pegs in round holes.

    RB at CB
    RM at RB
    CM at RM
    RB at CM
    ST at CDM
    only fit CB on the bench
    4 ST on the bench

    joke

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  • Ross

    Oct 20, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #40

    we’ve started well like, what we needed after saturday.

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