Sebastian Larsson Unused Sub For Birmingham In FA Cup


Newcastle are interested in Swedish winger Seb Larsson of Birmingham.

Sebastian Larsson – unused sub for Birmingham at Milwall today

Newcastle have apparently has a £1M or £1.5M bid (take your choice) accepted by the Birmingham club, and we had wondered whether he would be played at Milwall today in the FA Cup.

That would have cup-tied the player and we felt sure that Newcastle would not want him to play in this game, if indeed they were close to signing him.

And would you believe it – Seb Larsson was on the subs bench, but did not play a part in Birmingham’s rather easy 4-1 win this afternoon.

The Blues were 3-0 up at half time, and Milwall scored their goal in the last minute.

We have to think Seb not playing is a pointer towards Newcastle signing this player – sooner rather than later, probably early next week.

We hope so in any case.

Comments welcome.



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68 comments so far

  • andre29

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Stevenage – Newcastle United FC watch online on http://veetle-sportv.blogspot.com/

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  • alkinou

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    If it was a pointer to Newcastle signing him, then they wouldn’t have put him in the squad at all and put someone who could have played. Newcastle still may buy him but I don’t think this tells us anything.

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  • slazberger

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #3

    think we need to make sure we dont slip up today before we worry about players being cup tied. 3-0 me thinks

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  • Alinufc

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #4

    cant see him wanting to stay there if the contract thing out bentley is true

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree with alkinou. This is a case of reading too much into it.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

    looks like we are definately after ziani ..

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  • slazberger

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #8

    what you heard sweendog?

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  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    he wants monaco but is already cleared to join us .. a quote from his dad says he wants Monaco so we’ll have to wait and see

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  • slazberger

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #10

    lol nevermind

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  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #11

    heres a pigeon english translation..

    Whereas l’ the return of l’ was awaited; international Algerian Karim Ziani in France, and on the side of Monaco. It would seem that l’ business is more complicated than that. According to Competition, the medium ground of Wolfsburg could finally rebound in England, under the shirt of Newcastle. The Algerian site announces an agreement between the English player and club with, with the key, contract a 3 year old and half, and a medical visit envisaged in the next days. However, this information goes to l’ opposition to this qu’ declared the father of Karim Ziani, Rabah Ziani with DZ Foot: “Karim was solicited by several teams which want s’ to attach its services during this period of mercato. I cannot advance no matter what is, except that d’ here Sunday, it will be fixed on its future club. ” He even announces that Monaco would be the hottest track: “L’ ACE Monaco remains the most serious track for the moment, but nothing n’ was made. Karim prefers the sporting challenge, without to neglect the financial side which remains important.

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  • normag

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Hope he signs! Much better to buy an up and coming player from a smaller club,than a player who dont play in a “better” club like bentley!

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #13

    bentley in, larsson out

    cant see other club chasing him tho

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  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #14

    slazberger .. I posted the link 🙂

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  • alkinou

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Line up:
    Steve Harper, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Kevin Nolan (c), Joey Barton, Peter Lovenkrands, Danny Simpson, Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best, Cheik Tiote, Steven Taylor.

    Subs: Mike Williamson, Danny Guthrie, Wayne Routledge, James Perch, Tim Krul, Nile Ranger, Shane Ferguson

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  • alkinou

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Oops sorry but I had a bug wrong line-up !!!!

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Hang on, is that the team Pardew has put out for f**king Stevenage?

    What about Sunderland? What if some of those lads pick up a knock, a few of them already have one or two…

    Terrible decision.

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Christ man, alkinou – don’t do that again! Haha

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  • arcarius

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Dont think thats the final line up against Stevenage

    Too strong for them, lol
    Tiote and S.Taylor are having hamstrings as we know

    Think there will be a fair share of youth and senior players together

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  • sweendog

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #20

    2-0 notts county .. looks like the mackems are getting prepared for our visit 🙂

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Sunderland getting beat 2-0 lol

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  • colwell

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Lmao Mackems going to get beat 2 weeks in a row by the magpies!

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  • alkinou

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Sorry on nucf.co.uk they put a link to the live coverage of the Stevenage match but it actually went to the live coverage of West Ham, my bad.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Wahey !
    Dirty Mackems NIL
    Notts County TWO

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  • alkinou

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle team is:
    Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Kevin Nolan, Mike Williamson, Joey Barton, Wayne Routledge, Peter Lovenkrands, Danny Simpson, James Perch, Alan Smith, Leon Best

    This time no mistake :p

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #26

    @ colwell lol

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  • alkinou

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #27

    NUFC: Subs: Danny Guthrie, Cheik Tiote, Tamas Kadar, Nile Ranger, Shane Ferguson, Ole Soderberg, Phil Airey

    No Vuckic?? Shame

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  • Oba

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Decent side that is.

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  • arcarius

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Thats a VERY strong line up :O, just missing Enrique and Tiote

    Wonder if its the right thing to do? I know theres a potential banana skin approach to this game

    What about the mackems in a weeks time?

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Where’d you get the team line-up link?

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  • slazberger

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #31

    if the games comfortable i wouldnt mind seeing P Airey get 20 minutes

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  • tdt

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #32

    ——————-Krul————————
    Perch–Coloccini–Williamson–Simpson
    Routledge–Barton–Nolan–Lovenkrands
    —————-Smith–Best——————–

    Subs: Soderberg, Kadar, Tiote, Guthrie, Ferguson, Airey, Ranger

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  • Richy_c90

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Our strongest side available it seems, lets hope Airey gets on at some point, looks a real talent

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #34

    No gosling? Interesting! Enrique off to spuds?

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  • tdt

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    thats according to alkinou lol

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  • jaw4life

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #36

    that makes it look like alan smith really will be playing upfront! going to be interesting!
    we should be reading more into why al taarabt isnt even on the bench for QPR if he isnt injured then…

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  • Thump

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #37

    I have a concern for Sunderland with that line up, but I think it speaks more about our lack of depth.

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  • dunzer1990

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Liking the look of Karim Ziani would be a very decent shout seems to be a very tidy player and one for the future, another potential coup for the toon?

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #39

    playing Alan Smith dont give any good, he is one of the OLD players. never score, always anonymous. give some of the young players a chance, vuckic etc

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Jan 8, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Scum 1 – 2 Notts County 🙂

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