Vuckic, Tavernier, Ranger And Krul Start For Newcastle

Chris Hughton has decided to give a start to Slovenian 17 year-old Haris Vuckic, at Carrow Road, Norwich this afternoon.

Haris Vuckic – starts this afternoon

Slovenian winger Haris Vuckic has replaced Faroe Islands International  Joan Edmundsson in the starting line-up, and the 18 year-old Edmundsson will now start on the bench, and could well appear later in the game.

James Tavernier and Nile Ranger are also youngsters in the starting line-up for Newcastle this afternoon, and Tim Krul starts the game in goal, but Fraser Forster is not even on the bench (is he injured?), with young Jak Alnick the back-up goalkeeper, who may play in the second half.

Here are the starting line-ups for this afternoon’s friendly game.

Norwich City: (4-4-2): Ruddy; R Martin, Crofts, Nelson, Drury; Surman, Hoolahan, Fox, C Martin; Jackson, Ward.

Subs: Steer (gk), Gill, Lappin, Johnson, McNamee, Francomb, Dawkin, Tudur Jones.

Newcastle United: (4-3-3): Krul; R Taylor, Tavernier, Coloccini, Enrique; Vuckic, Nolan, Barton; Ranger, Carroll, Best.

Subs: Alnwick (gk), Williamson, Ferguson, Henderson, Smith, Guthrie, Routledge, Xisco, Amoebi, Lovenkrands, Edmundsson.

18 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jul 24, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #1

    4-3-3, eh? Chrissy boy’s getting a bit out of his depth!

  • Thump

    Jul 24, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Also no Forster? Hm…

  • burnsie

    Jul 24, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    i still think we are carrying a lot of dead wood in our squad, that, if sold, we could buy a really good partner for andy c. this is just my opinion but players like xisco and best should be sold cos to be honest no other prem club has 7 strikers – carroll and lovenkrands are our 1st choice pairing and decent. ameobi – love him or hate him is always going to be our back up/squad player for his hometown club. and ranger is our new striking prospect, that could be the whole package in 3 – 5 years. thats 4. and say 5 if we bring in a natural finsher like keane or along those lines, a 15-20 goal striker. that why i just cannot see where best and especially xisco, fit in. in my opinion xisco is just totally uneccessary.

  • zeetoon

    Jul 24, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #4

    jeez ryan taylor

  • noir9

    Jul 24, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Burnsie, a 15-20 goal a season striker would easily cost upwards of £10 mil & if you look at the strikers who actually scored 15 + goals last season in the epl we have zero chance of signing them. We’re going to have to hope that carrol & lovenkrands do the business or chris un-earths a diamond.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jul 24, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #6

    1-1 Ameobi 😀

  • Oba

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Tavernier got destroyed.

    Think he scored an own goal too, which Krul should have saved anyway.

    Disappointing result but we lost 7-1 last year to Orient so I’m not too bothered.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Experimental formation, experimental players, at this stage its fitness.

    When we play the likes of Rangers closer to the beginning of the season we should start looking at the result.

    At least Shola is off the mark. I swear in the past 12 months, when hes played he seems to score at will.

  • Thump

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Ah well, win some lose some, right? A tad disappointed but like Oba said I’ll take 2-1 over 7-1 any day.

    Also I agree with you burnsie, don’t see why we keep some players around… and hasn’t R. Taylor learned that he isn’t a right back yet?

  • lewman

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    was it 7-1 to orient, thought it was 6-1 but i suppose theres not much difference anyway.

    these friendlies of ours are similar to sven’s england friendlys really and cant be seen as anything other than an experiment.

    i hope the psv game is taken more seriously as winning against a good european team would give us confidence going into the pl.

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #11

    It was 6-1 to Orient.

    I want to know how Xisco did. I think he could be our secret weapon next season, if he sorts his attitude out…

  • lewman

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #12

    he got an assist i think, almost got 2. apparently vuckic played well and ranger had a goal ruled offside.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #13

    OMG 2-1,,, final got a own goal………..

  • Thump

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    I reckon we’ll start a slow 4-5-1 against PSV and grind out a draw or a scrappy 1-0. Knowing Hughton he might go all out defence and start 10-0-0!

    Xisco apparently looked dangerous at times, good passing play and decent hold up play.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    OMG 2-1,,, final got an own goal………..

  • coxonfamily

    Jul 24, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #16

    It feels like Hughton put a few of the players out he will be thinking about letting go, does anyone else think this game was to see who is good enough and who he should move on?

  • Toon1978

    Jul 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #17

    haha if we cannot beat Norwich in their back yard whats going to happen at old Trafford…..i dread to think. Time to dig deep and get the players in we need . Ashley has spent very little and does not look like spending much more as loan signings seem to be what Hughton is banging on about all of the time. We need a decent striker to play along side Carroll, a left back and i wide man AT LEAST.

  • eltoro

    Jul 24, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #18

    I think a centre back is needed as well. But this friendly shouldn’t affect how we look at the new season. Norwich are championship now and we played with young players and without organisation to give most players possible a run out. The formations and line-ups will become more settled in the coming friendlies and then we can judge.


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