Kevin Nolan And Joey Barton Start For Newcastle


Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan returns to the Newcastle United side against Liverpool for Alan Pardew’s first game in charge along with fellow midfielder Joey Barton for the tough game against Liverpool.

That’s great news for Newcastle fans, and now the lads need to show their character and put in a good and gutsy performance this afternoon – that’s all fans will be looking for.

Barton sat out last Sunday’s defeat at West Bromwich Albion with a groin injury and Kevin Nolan has been rested for a couple of weeks to let his ankle injury heal completely.

As expected, Nolan and Barton come in for Wayne Routledge and Danny Guthrie, who both were ineffective last week in the defeat at West Brom, and they are both on the bench today.

Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson are serving the last game of their three-match suspensions.

This is an early announcement of the team, which caught us a little bit by surprise – but it’s the best team Newcastle can field with all the players we have available.

So no surprises at all with the team that Alan Pardew is fielding, in his very important first game as manager of Newcastle United.

Goalkeeper Steve Harper, out since September, is on the bench for this afternoon’s game, so he will be pushing Tim Krul for the goalkeeper position from now on, and he came through a practice game in midweek, in which he saved a penalty.

It’s also good to see Alan Pardew has Nile Ranger on the bench – because part of his job at Newcastle is to bring through the substantial young talent at the club.

Torres starts for Liverpool, so we have to hope Sol Campbell is on his game this afternoon, along with Steven Taylor.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, S Taylor, Campbell, Enrique; Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ameobi, Carroll
Subs: Harper, Guthrie, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, Smith, Ranger

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Konchesky, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Meireles, Lucas, Kuyt, Maxi, Ngog, Torres
Subs: Jones, Kelly, Aurelio, Poulsen, Cole, Jovanovic, Babel



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274 comments so far

  • albert27

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #1

    positive I hope…certainly we’ve a tougher middle area than last week!

    haway the toon!!

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #2

    The oressure is on liverpool

    I jus think we can get a win today 🙂

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  • xfer

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Ameobi is always a concern. I hate his apparent lack of interest on and off the ball. Too casual for my liking.

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  • arcarius

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Barton and Nolan!
    Good news!

    I think ameobi will do ok. Since kyria and sktel are not pacy defenders

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  • Sinner

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #5

    I would be happy with a draw only.
    Not sure what we can get here.This week has
    been a hell to us all.:/

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #6

    as long as our back four don’t make stupid mistakes we should be able to get a result. my moneys on nolan to bag a goal

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  • sticklebricks

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s bad news Ranger is on the bench, he should be starting!

    It’s bad news Ameobi is in the team.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #9

    I would be happy with Attack Toon Attack—i take all results

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  • geoff777

    Dec 11, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Pretty much the team most expected.

    A few had Ranger in for Ameobi, it might have been a good psychological move to have Ameobi on the bench. He needs to see his place in the team is seriously under threat.

    HWTL

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Lovenkrands did well last match, he should start.

    Ameobi should realise he is not an automatic starter

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  • toonboyjake

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #12

    does anyone have any links for the game? dont have espn

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Seeing Liverpool team is weak at the back and in the cm we can win this easy I feel Torres can’t run because of his hammy so no worries there 3-1 toon toon

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  • jimiley

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Lover is a lightweight who never gets a kick unless we dominate a game- which is seldom- and will not happen today.
    Carroll singer- yeah, Liverpool are so bad and we are so good. Six nil, what do you reckon?

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  • jimiley

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Great news that Carroll and Ameobi are teemed up so that guarantees quality football through the midfield. Would hate us to be playing headball. Hughton and Pardew pick the same team. What does that mean?????

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  • colwell

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    To be fair Pardew hasn`t seen enough of Ranger etc too start them this team was always going to be put out whether pardew or beardo were in charge next week he`ll see what he has!

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  • baro

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #17
  • colwell

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Whats the betting Ameobi scores today plays realy good to impress Pardew then as we all know won`t do anything again all season!

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s gonna be a cracker win the game for one man and one man only Hoots!

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  • john_cena163

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #21

    2nd half ranger show start

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  • Whitecap

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Good to have more of the squad back. The battle will be in midfield and I like our lads better. So long as the defensive line stays a little deep to prevent Torres getting behind them. Newcastle 1-0.

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  • john_cena163

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Should*

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #24

    @jimiley: Pardew more or less announced in the press conference he wasn’t going to change anything.

    Do try to keep up.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone found a good link that’s English?

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Is it just me or are the team not looking the most confident coming out of the tunnel?

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #27

    If anyone finds a link as good as this but in English let me know please (:

    http://www.domacifilmovi.us/myp/ch4.php

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m liking that “Thank You Chris” banner. Great to see 🙂

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Agreed Thump. They all have that look of uncertainty. Let’s hope it’s not like that when it starts.

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  • StuW

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #30

    veetle have a couple that actually work for a change.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #32

    REALLY LIKING THIS START 😀

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #33

    You’re a scholar and a gentleman, Steve!

    I’m liking how the ball is being played along the ground so far (excuse me while I hammer this wood).

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Nice to hear the fans 😀

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  • DJM TOON

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #35

    likewise toonboyjake… any links guys??

    whatever happened to iraqgoals.com??

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #36

    wtf was Sol doing?

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  • Thump

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #37

    @DJM: They became a liability to the streamers as they became so popular, so they were shut down.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #38
  • john_cena163

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Johnson u son of a b***h

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  • john_cena163

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Gud savd krul

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