Lovenkrands Out And Best In For Newcastle


Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is forced to leave out Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands this afternoon at Bristol City, as he has not recovered from the knock he picked up on Wednesday night against Scunthorpe United.

But Hughton brings in another striker, Leon Best, to replace Lovenkrands, so we have to assume Chris will again play in an attacking 4-4-2 formation.

Best will partner the in-form Andy Carroll in attack.

We had thought Nicky Butt might be drafted into midfield,   but it’s a good sign that manager Hughton wants the Newcastle side to attack Bristol City this afternoon.

We’re all for that, and certainly the Tyneside side is in top form right now and full of confidence.

The Newcastle side is otherwise unchanged from the side that tore Scunthorpe United apart last time out.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS:

Bristol City Dean Gerken, Bradley Orr, Jamie McAllister, Louis Carey (c), Marvin Elliott, Nicky Maynard, Paul Hartley, Cole Skuse, Christian Ribeiro, Danny Haynes, Lewin Nyatanga
Subs: Lee Johnson, David Clarkson, John Akinde, Ivan Sproule, Evander Sno, Stephen Henderson, Stefan Maierhofer

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Fitz Hall, Jose Enrique, Wayne Routledge, Danny Guthrie, Kevin Nolan (c), Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Nicky Butt, Nile Ranger, Tamas Kadar, Fabrice Pancrate, Ryan Donaldson

Referee: Andy D’Urso
Attendance: tbc


93 comments so far

  • nufc2009

    Mar 20, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #1

    good enough team 4 me

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 20, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #2

    not a fan of best,, but its on tv here,, so il get a good chance to watch him

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  • Spuggy

    Mar 20, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone think its worth punt for Santa cruz, Micah Richards, and michael johnson if promoted??

    Two are persistent benchwarmers (SC and MR) and one (MJ) is injured for the season but may be cheap next if fit.

    I would keep my eyes on second tier Man city player and plunder them as they are likely to go mad again in the summer window, esp if they don’t make 4th place. I know they’d cost a bit but these are exactly the positions we need so would enhance the team massively.

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  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    west brom and forest winning…

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #5
  • Newutd

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Spuggy.
    We dont have the money to buy any of them. Man City isn’t in need of money either so…

    Lets hope Best can get a goal or two today. Would have preferred to start with Nile, but I guess Best could be given a shot from start.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #7

    No Barton on the bench?

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  • Newutd

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    catchy in norway. Which channel on TV?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #9

    best was a totally unnecessary signiing. No better than Shola and harming Nile’s prospects of breaking through

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  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #10

    http://www.atdhe.net
    or
    http://www.myp2p.eu

    for those without sky:D.

    Team lackin the world class movement (yes i said world class) that Loven gives up front, but he is usually lost in away games due to the way we play anyway.

    So maybe the ball will stick better up front with Best instead of Loven as we usually play poor football away.

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  • DJG

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Lovenkrands has not really scored away from home anyway so not too bothered.

    Hopefully the change of manager will work to our advantage rather than theirs.

    Sunderland, West Brom, Forest all won!
    Boro drew ha.

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  • baro

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #12

    http://www.p2p4u.net/

    Streams not available yet for newcastle. WIll come soon i think.

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  • baro

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #13
  • baro

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #14
  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #15

    We shuld have had a peno after about 20 seconds

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  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #16

    WHAT A BULL $HIT GOAL

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  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #17

    balls

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #18
  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #19

    best is really annoyingly bad

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaap

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  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21

    great play from carroll

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #22

    ustream seems to be down. any other video links that are not p2p?

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  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #23

    how many one on ones does Best want.
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Is Best ever gonna score lol!

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 20, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Hall is a steady defender but he should leave the distribution from the back to Coloccini rather than launching the ball forward to no-one in particular

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  • only one shay given

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #26

    best is absolutely shocking wolud rather have ameobi he is so bad !

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  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #27

    its all bloody counter attack shit

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #28

    He seems to be the weak link atm.

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  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #29

    they dont have anything else we lose it and then they counter attack thats all

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Swap him 4 Best!

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    A goal for the player we should have bought, Nicky Maynard.

    Leon Best, get your ironically named self out of Toon and let Ranger play.

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  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #32

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #33

    WFT is going on here tonight? Looks like we want to settle for a play off position.

    Simple fact need the hairdryer at half time and 3 in 2nd half, Best has been poor

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  • Shot Bru

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Simpson ain’t great either,gets caught outta position to much

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  • zeetoon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #35

    best is sooo sooo bad

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  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    youve got to be kidding me

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  • pearceet

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #37

    OMG HOW THE ……. HAVE WE NOT SCORED

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #38

    How the hell……….. lovely play

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  • floydy

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #39

    game over

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  • Toonmania

    Mar 20, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #40

    why why are we so poor when it comes to away games??? and best should just tell hughton to play Ranger ahead of him, Best is a below average championship striker, what hughton saw in him i will never know!!

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