Williamson, Lovenkrands And Enrique All Start For Newcastle


Chris Hughton makes three changes from the side that beat Doncaster 1-0 last Tuesday night.

Chris brings back Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique and Mike Williamson to the starting line-up for tonight’s first verses third Coca Cola Championship clash, and the team is as we had expected.

That means young Tamas Kadar misses out tonight, as Hughton has gone for more experience at the back with Mike Williamson, who is not fit again to play after being out just over 2 weeks with a broken hand.

Williamson will play in a protective cast on his hand to protect it from further injury and returns to the center of the defense to partner Coloccini and replaces 20 year-old Tamas Kadar.

Enrique is back after having a rest in last week’s 1-0 win at Doncaster, and is restored to left-back, with Ryan Taylor making way.

And Lovenkrands, back from a two-week calf absence, replaces Nicky Butt as United are restored to an attacking  4-4-2 formation – and peter will play up front alongside Andy Carroll.

This is Newcastle’s most attacking side, with Guthrie preferred in central midfield over Alan Smith and Nicky Butt, who are both on the bench.

The subs are Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Joey Barton, Leon Best, Alan Smith, Ryan Taylor and  Shola Ameobi and that’s the strongest bench we’ve had all season, and they may be needed tonight.  Frenchman Fabrice Pancrate couldn’t make the bench tonight, with everybody now available.

A win will mean almost certain promotion for the Magpies – so we know the lads will go for it tonight.

The very experienced Alan Wiley is the referee for this game, which will be played in front of a full house and an electric atmosphere at St. James’ Park.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Jose Enrique, Wayne Routledge, Kevin Nolan (c), Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll
Subs: Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Joey Barton, Leon Best, Alan Smith, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi

Nottingham Forest: Lee Camp, James Perch, Wes Morgan, Kelvin Wilson, Chris Gunter, Paul Anderson, Guy Moussi, Radoslaw Majewski, Chris Cohen, Nathan Tyson, Dexter Blackstock
Subs: Luke Chambers, Lewis McGugan, Dele Adebola, Robert Earnshaw, Gareth McCleary, David McGoldrick, Paul Smith

Referee: Alan Wiley
Attendance: tbc


53 comments so far

  • TheShadow

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    cmon lads i need some links for the game and ed i agree that we need the win and the experience of williamson does it for me over young kadar and he will get his chances

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #2

    great team, over the moon with it

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  • MacToon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Gonna be a corker 2nite

    Howay the Toon

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  • Mac

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Geordie Gerrard i play online.
    Come on the Toon. God i’m nervous but very happy with the team.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #5

    alright mac, what were do is get a few lads on here nicknames, and were start a nufcblog league on it??

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  • Mac

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeah sounds good to me, otto von fister, Add me. Right i’m off out to watch the match,missus moaning and i can’t take it

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  • unclepauly

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #7

    link for the game:

    http://supersp0rt.net/channel1.html

    Howay the lads !

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  • wsquare

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    ryan taylor is such a bad buy.

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  • Paul141726

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope Wayne and “Spidey” give them fits this evening. Would like to see a 3-0 stomping, but will settle for any score as long as we win. HTL

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  • MacToon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Good interiew with Hughton.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    No Smith, even on the bench!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #12

    hughton is such a calming influence, and is very very good with the media

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #13

    smith is on the bench

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #14

    great challenge colo

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #15

    jesus, im nervous as hell man

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #16

    what an effort andy

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #17

    please god let carroll be alright

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  • zeetoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #18

    we should buy perch

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #19

    perch is really good, i had hoped we would of bought him in jan.

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  • DrMagpie

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Been sometime since I have seen the team, and I must say that we are playing much better than earlier in the season -> good work Hughton!

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  • tdt

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #21

    0-0 ht: not bad so far. Any news of the attendance?

    swap jonas 4 routledge on the wings so can get passed the fullbacks

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  • Ess

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #22

    they have played very well, the goal will come in the second half 🙂

    Howay The Lads!! :))

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #23

    tdt, iddouble up on gunter, have jonas and wayne attacking him in tandem on occasions, i think he is awful and perch is class

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Its 50k+ and the highest attendance of any of the 4 leagues this weekend apparently!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #25

    hear sky saying carroll was all right footed, and we expected to get up at first time of trying?

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Are thy 2 up??

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Damn I missed the first half!!!!

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Looks like a 2 on their side of the screen. Scared the crap outta me

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #29

    same old shola always fouling

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #30

    same old shola always scoringgggggggggggg

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  • zeetoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #31

    AMEOBI!!!!!!!!!

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Still stunned by that goal

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #33

    one of the better finnishes you will see

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #34

    wor jose what a goallllllllllllll

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  • zeetoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #35

    ENRIQUE U LEGEND!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #36

    JOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • DrMagpie

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Some great goals from our boys tonight!!

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  • baro

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Jose Enrique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #39

    we are going up say we are going upppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • zeetoon

    Mar 29, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #40

    go toon!

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