Newcastle Youngsters Face Test Tonight At The Crown Ground

Chris Hughton will again entrust Newcastle’s run in the Carling Cup tonight with some of the Newcastle youngsters.

Chris Hughton – wants a win tonight in Lancashire

Fans will remember last year when Newcastle started six teenagers at Peterborough United, and went out of the Carling Cup 2-0,  and we have to hope the same thing doesn’t  happen tonight.

But Hughton seems to have every faith in the Newcastle youngsters, as he talked before the game tonight at Accrington Stanley:

“Yes, it is a risk but that is the faith I have in these young players,”   “You have a decision to make. That decision is that you could go with more experienced players – and there will be some experienced players in the squad.”

“But I think for a lot of these lads it is an opportunity and if I did not have faith that we could win this game, I certainly would not make these changes.”

“It is a wonderful test for them. I do think it is important they get opportunities to play. If we are a club that says we like to develop our own young players, at some stage, you have got to give them opportunities. We know in this division, that is going to be tougher.”

“It is a lot tougher pushing them on the way you’d want to so you have to look for opportunities and for us, this game is an opportunity.”  “What you do not want to do is give the competition or Accrington a lack of respect.”

Newcastle have never played Accrington Stanley,  and have never visited their  Crown Ground, and it will be a new experience for both the Newcastle players and management.

Chris Hughton seems to think his side can cope with the limited facilities and are ready to win the game in Lancashire at the first attempt tonight.

Chris continued and said the team will use the Crown ground facilities:

“Yes, absolutely we are getting changed there. We are looking forward to it. It’s a strange one what with the name Accrington brings to you,”“It is a place I have not been to before which is quite surprising.”

“There will be a lot of others who have not been there before but this type of game is one nearly everyone will have experienced.”

“We know the pitfalls, they are going to be a highly motivated team with us going there and we know they will use the elements of the ground and the pitch to the best of their ability. But that is the challenge.”

We have no problem with Chris giving the youngsters a game tonight, but the team has to also include enough experience so that we can get through this round.

The gossip press are only too willing to jump on the Newcastle club, with things seemingly going quite well at the start of the season – so we are definitely looking for a win tonight at the Crown ground.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Cant wait to see Vuckic play, hope he gets a full 90mins alongside someone like Guthrie or Smudge.

  • derekm

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    krul r taylor campbell colo enrique
    guthrie vuckic lovenkranz ranger ferguson donaldson

  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    3 – 0 Newcastle. Xisco bags 2 (if hes given a chance to strart) and Vuckic 1.

  • geordie_india

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Xisco will not start the game,he’s out with groin injury!

  • Magforlife

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    As long as he gets the mix right , I see no problems
    Still not the most important thing this season for me. Points matter more on Saturday

  • Bojan

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    My team for tonight:


    R Taylor – Campbell / Williamson – Tavernier – Kadar/Ferguson

    Guthrie – Smith (c) – Vu?ki? – Lua Lua

    Løvenkrands / Ameobi- Ranger.

    Subs: Haprer, Colo, Perch, Donaldson, Xisco…

    Greetings from Macedonia.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Ok, didnt know he was out..

  • Doha Mag

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    If Xisco is injured, tonights team could be:

    Taverner – Campbell – Kadar – RTaylor
    Lua Lua – Guthrie – Vuckic – Lovenkrands
    Ranger – Ameobi

    Subs: Harper, Williamson, Donaldson, Perch, Smith, Nolan, Routledge

    This team should be good enough to beat Accrington I hope…..

  • Charlietoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Any chance this will be streaming anywhere tonight?

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    You mean Xisco ‘I dont fancy this one, so i’ll feign injury’ Kid.

    He’s only played 20 mins of fottball this season FFS!!


  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    I its on sky sports

  • geordie_india

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    yeah,streams will be available for tonight’s game.

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #13

    Oh man I am soo excited about tonight. Im glad CH is taking this approach and blooding some of our talent tonight!

    The team will most likely be….


    R tayls……Sol(if fit)………..Williamson…….Kadar


    Donaldson…………….Vuckic……………….Lua Lua


    With players like ranger, adjei and baheng coming on i expect

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14





  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Baheng was released during the summer, I don’t think anyone who started Sunday will play, for me id go krul, taviner, sol, henderson, rtaylor, lualua, guthrie, vukic, edmondson, ranger, lovenkrands, I woud of put kadar in at cb but think he is injured, id inman,adjei,aery,newton come on

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    davybtoon –

    No CH isnt that risky, it will have some first teamers def. And Baheng hasnt left? Still on the website, hasnt gone anywhere as far as im aware?

    I would like to see inman, airey and adjei play but i cant see it

  • davybtoon

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Baheng was released am telling u along with frank danque, the website ain’t been updated with this seasons sqaud info yet, if u look they still hav last years trainin gear on

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #18

    Meh ok davybtoon, didnt realise, ill take your word for it then.

    But if you’re wrong… ILL BE BACK lol

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #19

    @ davybtoon // Aug 25, 2010 at 11:04 AM (17)

    Not entirely true coz Fraser Forster says on loan to Celtic

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    I hope its not complete youth as newcastle need to take the cup seriously all i am saying is WHO KNOWS??

    but, i feel tonight should be used to give xisco a chance and also for guthrie, lovenkrands and campbell to get some match fitness. Split the match in half with Colo starting with Sol then Willo and Tav coming on second half.
    Ill give you my team in next post

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #21

    davybtoon is right both danque and baheng have been released

    First half

    —–Lua Lua———Vuckic———-Lovenkrands

    Second half

    Lua Lua——-Guthrie—–Vuckic—-Lovenkrands

    Formation change at half time with Ameobi replacing Smith then Tav replaces Sol after an hour with Donaldson comin on for xisco for the last 10 minutes

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    maybe ranger instead of ameobi actually

  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #23

    Think your first team is pretty close to whatever CH has in mind

    I dont think he’ll drop the 4-5-1 formation as that seems to be the new toon formation so the youngsters will need to get used to it if they gonna progress

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #24

    John Utaka in a bargain £1million deal.

    He wouldnt be too bad for us really.
    367 Apps. 101 Goals.
    Only down side is his age (28).

  • Ericles

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #25

    I agree with Ed. We should play some of the youngsters tonight. We also need a balanced blend and include some of the experienced players such as Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Taylor, even Sol on the pitch for a while. Krul will play of course but at least we can have Harper on the bench. With some of the reserves involved tonight perhaps CH will have Peter Beardsley with him as well.
    Am not expecting 6-0 because I think Acrrington will play a determined game tonight. Hope to see Vuckic, Tavernier and Kadar as well. Howay the lads – and what is wrong with a cup run even with the importance of the Premier competition?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Andy Carroll was seen in a Newcastle nightclub last night, suggesting he has been given a break from first team duty, as Chris Hughton lines up the kids for a crack at Accrington Stanley.


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