Taylor Starts At Right Back – Danny Simpson On The Right Wing


There’s a surprise in the team Alan Pardew will start this afternoon, as Steven Taylor has been included at right back.

Ryan Taylor is unavailable and starts a three match suspension for the red card he received in the draw with Bolton last Saturday, and defender Steven Taylor returns to the starting line-up.

Steven Taylor will slot in at right-back, with Danny Simpson pushing up, presumably to play out on the right wing, and we can only assume he has been impressive with his crosses in training. as he’s never played there in his Newcastle career.

We’re not sure who will take the free kicks and corners today, in the absence of Joey Barton, Ryan Taylor, Stephen Ireland and Danny Guthrie.

We had wondered if Alan Pardew would try to draft Steven in at right back, which of course he has played before, and indeed made his Premier League debut at 18  for Bobby Robson in that position on 28th March, 2004 against Bolton Wanderers.

Depending on the displays of Steven Taylor and Danny Simpson this afternoon,  it could leave the way open for Pardew to play Steven Taylor at right back in coming games if Coloccini and Williamson continue their good form in central defense.

We think this is the best back four available for Newcastle right now.

It seems pity for Danny Guthrie with Ryan Taylor, Joey Barton and Stephen Ireland all unavailable that he cannot get a start ion the Newcastle side, but he could get some playing time in the second half.

On the bench as expected will be Shola Ameobi – with his protective face mask – following the fractured cheekbone sustained at Fulham early last month, and Shefki Kuqi is also there because young Nile Ranger is out through injury.

Kuqi replaces the 19 year-old Nile Ranger, and youngsters Michael Richardson and Shane Ferguson are also on the bench.

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Steve Harper; Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Danny Simpson, Kevin Nolan (c), Cheik Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands
Subs: Tim Krul, James Perch, Michael Richardson, Danny Guthrie, Shane Ferguson, Shefki Kuqi, Shola Ameobi

Everton (4-4-2): Tim Howard; Tony Hibbert, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; Phil Neville (c), Jack Rodwell, Mikel Arteta, Leon Osman; Jermaine Beckford, Louis Saha
Subs: Jan Mucha, John Heitinga, Seamus Coleman, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Shane Duffy, Jose Baxter, Victor Anichebe



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280 comments so far

  • Sinner

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Scary!! 🙁

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  • andre29

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #2

    everton fc Vs NEWCASTLE UNITED live online http://stjamesstream.blogspot.com/

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Really surprised there is no Ranger?

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  • Stuart

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Slightly worried about Simpson and S Taylor but I reckon it’ll be alright.

    Still predicting a win for us though, 3-1.

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  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Lol..really can’t wait for this game, something new in this game…i think we will win…LOl…Simpson crossing not bad, and Taylor defending is awesome+ williamson.. Good tactic..lets rock.

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  • GAZ09

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #6

    good to see Taylor at right back definitely hes best position. not sure about putting Simpson in midfield though

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  • danuneek

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Could do with Routledge today.

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  • daneevz

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #8

    ummm…. risky simmo on the right be wierd to see how simmo reacts because when i see him push forward he kinda panics so he doesnt leave a hole at the bk but with that pressure off be interesting??!!??

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  • carrollsinger

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9

    I did say a few times about simmo rw and Taylor rb but the worrying thing Is the bench looks very week top players in Ireland Barton gosling benny that’s a good midfield on it’s own sneaky 1-0 win I think with Nolan scoring again

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  • Parky

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Are you sure it’s not a 5-3-2 with simpson and Jose wingbacks?

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  • MykToonFan

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Parky @10 might be correct.

    Looks like 3-5-2/5-3-2 to me.

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    From NUFC.com

    Toffees in Toon – Premier years:

    2008/09 Drew 0-0
    2007/08 Won 3-2 Butt, Emre, Owen
    2006/07 Drew 1-1 Ameobi
    2005/06 Won 2-0 Solano 2
    2004/05 Drew 1-1 Bellamy
    2003/04 Won 4-2 Bellamy, Dyer, Shearer 2

    Hit n miss, but want the win today, arses should beat the unclean and so we could swap places

    HWTL

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  • Jose Enrique

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Has alan pardew not heard of nile ranger or shane ferguson?? Surely ranger would be better then danny simpson RM

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  • Parky

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Actually i’m wrong nufc.co.uk says taylor’s in right back with simpson in a ‘more advanced role’. They might be bluffing though.

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  • Jose Enrique

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #15

    If its 5 3 2 then gutierrez would be playing cm thats stupid. Its 4 4 2 and pardew is an idiot

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  • h-train

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #16

    think pards has got this right. The majority of evertons goals seem to come from baines marauding down the left, by playing simmo and staylor you are making his life a lot more difficult for him. Think it’s the right move.

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  • tdt

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Ranger is injured.

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Simpson and Saylor would stop Baines from overlapping, a good formation for me.

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  • Nufc-83

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #19

    lol at peolple calling pardew an idiot he has been outstanding since he has arrived and we have been extremely unlucky not to be sitting on 6 more pts. I would have liked to see shane ferguson get a run on the win but from what i can gather pardew sees him as a potential LB rather than winger when he adds some (alot) of muscle on.

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  • TheToonKing

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #20

    won’t find better stream then this
    http://veetlesports.blogspot.com/2011/02/channel-3_16.html

    Will be english

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  • baro

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #21

    I think player of the game will be Steven Taylor.

    Best to score with Staylor and debut Richardson to score.

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Good link quality so far lads: sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/90521

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 5, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Barton & Ireland injured, man in the mask on the bench

    HWTL 3-1

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  • Sinner

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Neville,thats why you dont mess with Tiote!
    🙂

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  • rknufc

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #25

    any workin english links?

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  • Sinner

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Leon Best,an offside man. 😉

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  • Thump

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh dear.

    @Steve: You should mention you need the sopcast software. You also have to copy and paste the URL directly into the program btw.

    I don’t see why we didn’t start Lover on the left and move Jonas to the right… I just don’t think Simpson can handle the right wing.

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Best injured?

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  • rknufc

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #29

    links?

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #30
  • Jose Enrique

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #31

    I wasnt saying pardew isnt a very good manager, hes done a very good job. I was calling him an idiot cus hes playin simpson RM

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Everton look like waiting for us to make MISTAKE

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  • Sinner

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Steve Harper Great Save!!!

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  • Steve_48

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Great save Harps WTF are we letting Artetta inside on his favoured right foot for a shot?

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  • daneevz

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    dodgy at the back!

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  • daneevz

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #37

    WAKE UP!!!!

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  • daneevz

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #38

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BESTY!

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  • Sinner

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Wooooooootttttttt!!!! 🙂

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  • newcastle10

    Mar 5, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #40

    leon bestt !!

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