Wolves vs Newcastle – Match Preview


Newcastle face a tough game at Molyneux tomorrow  afternoon, against a club who have made a good start to the season, and are currently unbeaten.

With two different Newcastle sides having won their last two games, it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if the team that started the game against Aston Villa last Sunday, the senior side if you like, takes the field tomorrow against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

All those players were rested during the midweek Carling Cup game at Accrington Stanley, although captain Kevin Nolan had to replace the injured Haris Vuckic in the last 3 minute of injury time – but Kevin wasn’t injured. 😀

Xisco and Danny Guthrie are not available through injury, and we assume Sol Campbell will not be in the squad either, so this is the side we expect Newcastle manager to start tomorrow in a 4-5-1 formation:

Harper
Perch Coloccini Williamson Enrique
Routledge Smith Barton Nolan (c) Gutierrez
Carroll
Subs: Krul Tavernier Kadar Taylor(R) Lovenkrands LuaLua Ameobi

The subs bench includes three of the youngsters who played very well on Wednesday night – James Tavernier (19), Tamas Kadar (20) and Kazenga LuaLua (20)  – who was our Man of the Match.

Newcastle have made a good start to the season, after looking very second best against Manchester United in that very first game.

But one thing that made the Newcastle side very successful last season, is that they went into every game prepared, and were never over-confident and always respected the opposition.

That will also be true tomorrow, and it seems that Chris Hughton very much respects the great job Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has done at Molyneux, over these last four years.

If we were to be honest we think this is a game we can get points out of, and with the application the lads have shown in each of the first three games, there’s no reason we cannot do that.

Last Sunday afternoon, Newcastle seemed to take their chances well, but in the first 20 minutes Villa missed two golden opportunities to score, and Newcastle will need to be very solid in defense in those first 20 minutes tomorrow afternoon. No slip-ups, and the lads must start confidently, and not as tentative or nervous as last Sunday afternoon.

So while Newcastle had a fairly lucky start last week, the lads took advantage of it – to be sure.  Newcastle racked up an amazing six goals, but quite honestly we’d be pleased enough with a draw tomorrow afternoon, although a win would be just great.

Come to think of it, a win tomorrow, and new signings Ben Arfa and Robbie Keane through the door before next Tuesday afternoon,  and the club would be in very good shape indeed for the coming season.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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98 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #1

    1-1 for me. If we don’t pick any injury from this game will be good because we know they will prepare to hard tackle for sure.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Head says 1-1.

    Sneaking suspicion we’ll nick it 1-2.

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  • nufclewizc

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #3

    i think either 1-1 or we’ll win 2-0, just a feeling…

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Alright chaps, over the moon about hatem the Geordie, love this new toon regime, I’m also really happy about tiote, excellent signing!! Is he playing tomorrow? Were as all this keane talk come from? I would literally cream my pants!!

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  • malchick

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #5

    1 win in our last 21 games at Molineux doesn’t bode well. a draw would be a great result.

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  • Mags

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #6

    I will be happy with a draw, they are a tough team to break down and physical.

    My heart wants to say we will win. 😀

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #7

    head says 1-1 .. heart says 6-0 the toon 🙂

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  • G

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Traditionally not a happy hunting ground for us, but my gut instinct is a draw here. Lets not forget though, that their manager is a hero on Tyneside for helping S**derland achieve ‘that record’. On a side note, I read yesterday that their keeper Matt Murray had to hang up his gloves because of injury. I actually feel quite sorry for him, because back a couple of years ago he looked like one of the best in the land.

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  • JonathonGutierrez

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #9

    oooo update from coozy in 10 mins <3

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  • brownrob

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I have found our mystery player, we were linked with him way back in July, he is a free agent and plays for Lens. He seems to want to move to England after turning down a contract with Lens.

    His name is Nassim Boukhelifa

    He is the right player in the first pic and in the back row of the 2nd pic, the 4th one across

    http://mountakhab.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=33557

    When you compare to the pic Jay put up earlier I think we have our man!

    This all adds up, he turned out for Man Citys Reserves in a game vs Stockport this preseason, coming on in the 57th minute

    http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-sport/southport-fc/2010/08/10/southport-0-3-manchester-city-101022-27037739/

    Thoughts?

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #11

    JonathonGutierrez .. chill mate .. he’s not an insider ..

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #12

    check out http://www.nufcblog.org if interested ..

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  • brownrob

    Aug 27, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Grr I posted a comment as I know the mystery player but Im awaiting moderation!!!!!

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #14

    I heard it was sturridge ..

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #15

    other rumour sites .org etc are saying its assulain .. ex barca ..

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #16

    anyone hear about n’zogs deal falling through .. he’ll never learn ..

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  • lp

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #17

    I’ll be over the moon if we get Biafran but to be honest Tioté excites me more. We’ve been crying out for mobile defensive cover; an athlete who can crunch tackle, pick up the ball and move forward or make the right pass. McClaren was right when he said he wasn’t entirely suited to the dutch league. This guy’s a steal. I’m sure our defense are rubbing their hands with glee.

    I’d also say that Mike Ashley has redeemed himself twice over. Once for saving the club — albeit it’s his investment — and secondly for the success of this transfer window. Can we put to bed the monotonous drones of the anti-cash brigade. If Keane signs as well — and you can’t knock his league experience, goals — this is the most practical, prudent and exciting transfer window for a long time. Houghton and the team deserve enormous praise. The latter continues to surprise. But let’s just not get carried away and demand the toon on a stick. The key is improvement and that’s what we have.

    1-2 at Wolves for me but very happy with a draw.

    I read a lot of complaints last week about Routledge’s distribution / crossing. If he keeps dragging players about the way he did, long may it continue. It crystallised something for me: the importance of pace in our team. It’s a completely different game dynamic without that, something we’ve not had since Bellamy and Dire.

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  • roe997

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #18

    fingerys xd.its assulin!

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #19

    that isaac guy on twitter says ben arfa deal has been completed

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  • brownrob

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Nassim Boukhelifa

    Had a trial with City a few weeks back and we were linked with him last month

    Plays for lens and wouldnt renew his contract as he wants to come to England, he is 19 and a Midfielder as jay says, plus he is French and has the Bo part of the surname that Jay didnt understand

    If Jay is about, was his name Boukhelifa?

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #21

    ashleys wallets cobwebs .. not too sure on them twitters .. but its done now .. the coming over here was just an excercise to sign everything etc..

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  • GvFalkirk

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #22

    This Nassim Boukhelifa boy you mean ?
    Look like the picture from ealier today

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  • brownrob

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Yep, Its definitely him, now lets see why he was here today, is he signing or was he here for a closed doors trial game!

    Let us see 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #24

    brownrob .. we were interested in him before .. july time ..

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #25

    he’s another free agent, like asulain .. see what happens when players hear someone like arfa is gonna sign ..

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  • brownrob

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah sweendog, I have it all written in my comment at 9:54pm GMT so Im waiting for it to be moderated !

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #27

    rather have robbie keane .. but can’t see that one .. hope I’m wrong but I reckon ‘arry won’t let it happen ..

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  • slazberger

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #28

    craigcoozy just posted on the last thread, check it out.

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #29

    slazberger .. well I hope I’m wrong on robbie keane would be good having him in the squad ..

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #30

    dont think that was the real craigcoozy

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #31

    ashleys wallets cobwebs .. see comment //11

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #32

    think its some guys from .org having a laugh

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  • slazberger

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #33

    i did have that though as well ashleys wallets cobwebs. especially when he said he would be on after ten, someone may have found an opportunity to have a wind up. time will tell. i have always said i’ll wait until things are on the official website before i get excited.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #34

    yep he never left a comment like that before , only talks about players in the hotel, not rumours

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #35

    yeah it was just a wind up, some prick from org

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #36

    carl nufc .. kids .. must be jealous of ed’s blog 🙂

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  • brownrob

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Been chatting Biffa from nufc.com, he reckons Boukhelifa is our man too 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #38

    good stuff … good squad player with potential .. comparable to Ranger..

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #39

    I know but its a friday night mate, when i was 14 i was at the bus stop with a bottle of cider trying to get into some girls knicks, 🙂

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  • Thump

    Aug 27, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #40

    That isn’t coozy, lads. Ignore it until everything is confirmed.

    Gotta say I’m getting annoyed at the whole .org vs .com lark.

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