Newcastle Unchanged For Fulham Game – Richardson On Bench


Newcastle have not surprisingly announced an unchanged side for the game at Craven Cottage tonight.

That means that local lad Shola Ameobi and Leon Best will get another chance up front, as Alan Pardew plays an attacking 4-4-2 formations, since Fulham’s defense is hardly the best in the league.

The two of them will now have a big chance to impress and claim the striker positions on a permanent basis for the rest of the season, although Lovenkrands and Ranger should both get playing time tonight, depending on how the game turns out in the second half.

This will not be an easy game tonight, with Fulham having won their last four games at Craven Cottage, but they are probably due a defeat – it seems to us. 😀

Youngster Michael Richardson, who has impressed in the Reserves and is still only 18 years old with ginger (red) hair, is on the bench, as are 19 year-olds Shane Ferguson and Nile Ranger.

Surprisingly Mark Hughes has immediately recalled Mark Schwarzer back to the Fulham goal for David Stockdale, after Mark has just returned from the Asian Cup, and a certain Damien Duff, who left Newcastle once they were relegated, starts on the wing for Fulham.

Australia were beaten 1-0 in the final by Japan, who won the cup for an amazing  4th time.

Like all games this is so important, but with all the disappointment and controversy about Andy Carroll, and whether he was shoved or jumped – 3 points is all we want to see tonight.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Fulham: Mark Schwarzer; John Pantsil, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Chris Baird; Clint Dempsey, Danny Murphy (c), Steve Sidwell, Damien Duff; Andrew Johnson, Mousa Dembele
Subs: David Stockdale, Carlos Salcido, Simon Davies, Jonathan Greening, Gael Kakuta, Zoltan Gera, Diomansy Kamara

Newcastle: Harper; Simpson Coloccini Williamson Enrique; Barton Guthrie Nolan (c) Gutierrez; Ameobi Best
SubsTim Krul, James Perch, Sol Campbell, Michael Richardson, Shane Ferguson, Peter Lovenkrands, Nile Ranger



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461 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Ranger for Shola at HALF TIME please.

    55mins at the most.

    Howay Lads, we can win this one!

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  • ksmit

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Well it all depends on how Shola’s playing… every once in a while he has a game where he gets everything right… unfortunately he has a lot of games where he doesn’t hold up possession and doesn’t create space….

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  • maine_magpie

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #3

    prediction: nile comes on at 70 min and for a change HE puts one in in injury time and WE steal 3 points

    newcastle 1 fullham 0

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  • Toonkistan

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #4

    where does richardson play?? wings ???

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  • ToonZiga

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Cmon nufc. Lets win those cottagers. Regards from slovenia.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #6

    COME ON!!!!

    Lets show that we dont need Mr “make me the highest paid player” Bigshot.

    If we ever needed Shola to shine in a game its today…on sky cameras, lets show we are much much more than AC.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Barton for next season’s captaincy. All good and well Nolan spoke with LFC, but the gloating was a bit unnecessary. Maybe it’s just me but I think Nolan would jump ship to LFC in a heartbeat too, no matter the captaincy or love of the city.

    HTL. hard fought 2-1 victory! One of the strikers to step up and score a brace 🙂

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #8

    When all’s said and done, we’ll only miss Carroll if we find ourselves missing his goals. Win this one and keep a steady stream of goals coming – wherever they come from – and that £35m will look like the best business this club has ever done.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #9

    we have been unbeaten with Andy not in the team we will manage till the end of the season

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    ToonZiga!

    Where are you from in Slovenia? I’ve spent the past few years in Budapest but would move to Slovenia in a heartbeat if I could find some place in the country that wasn’t exorbitant! My dad’s side of the family are from Ljubljana.

    cheers

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  • dawid182

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Who the hell is Richardson????

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  • partizanovec

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #12

    A draw will do me.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #13

    dawid – he’s a kid we Beardsley picked up this year or last. He came out of nowhere but supposedly is a real prospect

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  • ToonZiga

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #14

    mattyNUFC,

    I am also from Ljubljana 🙂 yes its nice place to stay. Hope you liked it.

    Cheers mate, enjoy the game.

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  • kilcline

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #15

    We need Colo to have a great game.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #16

    richardsson is starting????????

    who is he>?

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  • colwell

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Richardson is starting must be good if he`s put in ahead of Jonas and Ferguson?

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  • kilcline

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #18

    On the bench stupid.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Surely Jonas picked up a late knock…?

    is he that ginger one ?

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #20

    HWTL!!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #21

    sky sports ran the line up and richardson is on the left wing.

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  • kilcline

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry for my mini outburst robby, i think he on bench though. Take a draw now.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #23

    LMAO goota love Pardews honesty…

    he said we gotta target certian players in the fulham defence….in other words saying they have got some shit players.

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  • ToonZiga

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Is richardson starting or on the bench?

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  • stunna

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #25

    teenage ginger’d

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Ok jonas is warming up…sky must have messed up

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  • leedodd

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #27

    On The Bench !!!!!

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #28

    any links to watch online, first game cant watch all season here stateside

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Gotta win tonight so settle everyones nerves and the club back down.

    Big big game. Arsenal next so this is our chance to put points on the board and make those games in hand count.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Spidey and Shola pen (we’re due one), 2-0 the Toon!! 😀

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  • Fak

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #32

    guyssss link pleasee!!

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Sgt, there are a few links on the previous thread mate.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #34
  • AngelOfDeath

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #35
  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #37

    F£ck the system Robby! 😛

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #38

    hanks mates, gonna try justin tv

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  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #39

    A win would do nicely now.
    Fulham are hopefully tired from Sunday.
    Their Defence aint bad actually,Hangeland is a great defender and a well structured team.
    They attacked Spuds big time the other day so we need to give em hell from the start.
    Duff has also been playin well so i hope he doesn`t score as most ex players do against us.
    C`mon Strolla and Bestie
    Howay the lads

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  • aemagpie

    Feb 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #40

    sgt its on espn3 here in the states

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