Newcastle Unchanged – Martin Starts For Birmingham


Newcastle United as expected,  have announced an unchanged side for the tough encounter at St. Andrews tonight against Birmingham City.

With Birmingham having scored only 13 goals at home in the league all season, and Newcastle having scored just 10 goals in 13 games on their travels this season, there wouldn’t seem to be a lot of goals in this one tonight, and it may even turn out to be a second 0-0 draw in a row for the Magpies.

But a win would be great for Newcastle, and take them up to 35 points and some points away from the relegation zone.

Birmingham are a well organized side, and are hard to score against,  and that can be seen by the fact they have conceded just 13 goals in their 13 home games so far.

Of course Newcastle have strikers Best and Lovenkrands in the side, with Shola Ameobi out with his cheekbone injury, and it could be that all four strikers named in the Newcastle squad will again  get a run-out tonight, as they did at Ewood Park on Saturday.

We’d like to see the lads win tonight, since we have a string of 6 games now without a win, but we cannot afford to lose and give 3 points to Birmingham, who are below us in the league at the moment.

Former Newcastle players Steven Carr and Oba Martins start for Birmingham, and Newcastle transfer  target Seb Larsson is also in the starting line-up, with Lee Bowyer on the bench.

Howay The Lads!!

Birmingham:  Foster,  Carr,  Johnson, Ridgewell,  Jiranek, Larsson, Gardner, Ferguson,  Bentley,  Martins,  Zigic.
Subs: Doyle, Murphy, Bowyer, Fahey, Beausejour, Phillips, Jerome

Newcastle: Harper; Simpson, Williamson,Coloccini, Enrique; Barton, Tiote, Nolan (c), Gutierrez; Best, Lovenkrands
Subs: Krul, Perch, Campbell, Guthrie, Ferguson, Kuqi, Ranger



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232 comments so far

  • carrollsinger

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #1

    1st shame ranger don’t start

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #2

    I would be over the moon with three points, but content with 1…

    …HWTL!

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  • Mags Serbia

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Loven! OMG!!!

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #4

    According to Very reliable scources, Martins will score 15 tries tonight.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Sources* >.>

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    I feel lyk cryn, cnt watch da match, i hate da cable operators:'(

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Is the match startd

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  • nicolnj

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #8

    i think the tactics will be putting kuqi and ranger at the last quarter of hour..

    there are 3 ex players!!! will all of them score against us?

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  • TheShadow2k11

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #9

    any streams for the match?

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #10

    All i can do is watch milan vs spurs (cry)

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #11

    john

    you can watch it on th pc, there will be a stream

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Catchy tnx mate but i dont hav net on pc, + i cant use my phone as a modem coz my phone usb connector is not work (cry). Any ways hope we beat birmingham 4-0.(pray)

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Can i watch it on youtube?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #16

    john, why do you always ask when the game starts? you ask the whole morning of and well after the match has already started! Not trying to give you a hard time, just wondering if you’re drunk by the time you wake up?? 🙂

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  • dubzy

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #17

    lol mattynufc

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #19

    ….and thanks for the links. 3-1 comeback win after Martin’s twists an ankle doing his stupid celebration 🙂

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  • john_cena163

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Lol i get up at 3pm an sleep at 7am

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #21

    3 ex players will make mistakes and let us win 3-0

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  • nimo

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #22
  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #23

    anyone know how many toon fans are there?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #25

    nicolnj – You beat me to it! Of those three ex players I just hope Carr and Bowyer have already scored against us and won’t achieve that feat again. As for Martins I hope he doesn’t suddenly find his shooting boots and scores against us. When he was here he always missed sitters. What worries more is Larsson and Bentley as both would like to prove to us what we missed out on.

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  • kentonmags

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #26

    great link with english comentry http://www.madrid-v-barcelona.com/

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  • MarkO

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #27

    LOVEN WTF :S

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #28

    who said PL wasn’t PL class????? Beautiful. that’s what he does

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  • Sinner

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Lovenkrands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fcking i knew you could do it!!!!!!!

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Any sopcast links with english commentary????

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  • dubzy

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #31

    1-nil newcasle

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  • Stuart

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Bloody hell, an assist for Jonas =O

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  • DENIro

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #34

    1-0 NEWCASTLE!!!!! LOVENKRANDS!!!

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  • ThaiMag

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Loven to score hattrick?

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  • Toon! Toon!

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Get in 1 – 0 HTL

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #37

    yehhaaaaa
    1-0 toon army

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  • daneevz

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #38

    McLoven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love You!!!!! TOON ARMY!!!

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #39

    MCLOVEN <3

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  • newcastle10

    Feb 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #40

    yesssss

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