Nile Ranger, Enrique Both Start – Ameobi Injured


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has surprisingly made two changes to his starting line-up, from the team that hammered Wolves 4-1 last weekend.

Steven Taylor comes in for the suspended captain Kevin Nolan, while 19 year-old striker Nile Ranger gets his first Premier League start ever, in place of Shola Ameobi, who is suffering from a knee injury.

So the injury jinx hits Shola again, and this lad has always had a hard job staying fit.

The only change is really Steven Taylor for Kevin Nolan, but we thought it would be Ryan Taylor replacing Nolan, and that he would play right wing with Joey Barton in central midfield.

Argentine international Fabricio Coloccini will now probably play in a central midfield role alongside Danny Guthrie, with Steven Taylor at center-back.

This seems a very odd team selection, and we again are having players playing out of position, and Ryan Taylor doesn’t get the start we thought he would get, and we assume Joey Barton will stay out on the right wing.

We have to assume Coloccini and Nolan play in central midfield, unless Guthrie starts on the right wing, and Joey Barton is played in central midfield, and we like that latter formation.

Kevin Nolan, Cheick Tiote and James Perch are all not available because of suspensions, and Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, Alan Smith and Leon Best are out with injuries.

Stephen Ireland is not allowed to play against his own club, so there are 8 players not available for today’s game, for one reason or another.

It’s an odd looking Newcastle side to us, but the lads must go out and win this game, and make up for the heartaches and despair of two years ago.

Howay The Lads!!

See after the teams, some information from reader Geordie German about how to get the match on the PC, if you cannot get it on TV today.

Teams:

Aston Villa: (4-4-2): Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Richard Dunne, Luke Young; Ashley Young, Jean Makoun, Stiliyan Petrov (c), Stewart Downing; Darren Bent, Gabby Agbonlahor
Subs: Andy Marshall, Ciaran Clark, Carlos Cuellar, Nigel Reo-Coker, Robert Pires, Marc Albrighton, Emile Heskey

Newcastle (4-4-2): Steve Harper; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique; Joey Barton, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez; Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands
Subs: Tim Krul, James Tavernier, Ryan Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Ryan Donaldson, Michael Richardson, Shefki Kuqi

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Here’s information form Geordie German on how to get the game on the PC:

I have found these two sites the best to watch Newcastle games on-line:

http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=football
or:
http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

The best way to watch is with Sopcast or Veetle. Here are the links to download.

Sopcast: http://www.sopcast.com/download/

Veetle: http://www.veetle.com/

The advantage with Sopcast is you can (as I found out today) record – here is a site that explains how to do that:

http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_record_video_from_sopcast.cfm

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264 comments so far

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh nooo!! We never win with Steven Taylor in the starting line up. Come on lads!!! Please prove me wrong today 🙂

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Starting Colo in CDM is a brilliant decision… His class and composure should hopefully calm the midfield today for a win… HWTL!!!!

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  • xfer

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #3

    We need someone to counter Villa’s strength in the air, S.taylor might just be the right call here.

    Also, Colo has great feet and a good defensive sense, could well be a good choice. Shall wait and see.

    Difficult match to say the least. Very strong Villa line-up, but they arent fighting relegation without a reason.

    Light bench worries me.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Collicini as midfielder and Ranger starting?
    I’m somewhat really confident about that. Collicini has the composure to play as a midfielder, and he does have a good eye for passing, I can only say I’m too happy to see him been given a chance in midfield.

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  • Jose Enrique

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Good team 🙂 glad Colo is finally playing CM. its a bit harsh on Ryan Taylor though.

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    This could be the day were shefki quki scores his first toon goal

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  • Jose Enrique

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully Donaldson, Richardson and Ferguson can get run outs if we are winning.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m super confident now. Cause listen. If we bring Raylor on for Lovenkrands [This is assuming we take lead] We can easily shuffle to a 5-4-1. And, I can’t say that would be a bad decision at all. I think we have a lot of options today, but… our options in attack in slim. We only have Kuqi and Ryan Donaldson as attacking options from the bench.

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  • geoff777

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Strange line up.

    What a bench!

    Hate it when players are out of position when it is unnecessarily.

    Ryan Taylor should be starting …

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Colo would be more effective as a DM in a 5 man midfield….could have left out Lovenkrands and put Fergie on the left and Jonas on the right with Barton moving into the middle.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    FINALLY RANGER GETS A START GREAT FOR HIM HOPE HE WILL SCORE HIS FIRST GOAL IN PREMIER LEAGUE

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  • Toonaholic

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    the key today is for enrique and simpson to keep young and downing quiet, after that i think we are superior in every way.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #13

    I agree with you Toon, though, if Young switches to the left wing, I fear the worst for Simpson.

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  • Brutooon

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Collocini DM is a good choice. Ranger might score a hatrick today heheheheh

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Oh, and Ed. You’re missing a player in the Villa lineup. Unless, they want to start with 10 men, of course 😀

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  • boater

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Gutted, Shola a big miss for us. Points today would be gold dust considering players missing.

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  • NIMagpie1

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Urmm people saying they dont like players playing out of their position and would rather Rayor was playing midfield… He is also employed as a defender.

    Collo has proven in the past he has an eye for a cutting pass, lets hope he can do it today!

    Cant wait to have Tiote back in the side.

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  • alex84

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #18

    im guna go with 1-2 to the toon!! come on!!!

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  • NufcNicko

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Glad everyone is optimistic today. Just wish I could say the same about myself. Villa have a lot of threat but I’d love it, just love it if we beat them.

    It will be interesting to see how the lads do, gutted shola,best,nolan and tiote are out for this game. Really want a passionate performance from the lads to show them pesky villains.

    Would like to have seen guti on the right and Ferguson on the left with Barton in the centre.

    Come on lads, toooon

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  • inselaffe

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #20

    0-3 for the Lads, Ranger 2 and Barton 1…..
    😉

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  • baro

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #21

    That looks like a fast lineup! Expect lots of goals and assists!

    NUFC 4 – 1 aston v

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  • toonjohners

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #22
  • Thump

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Aww, GG… you’re famous!

    Have to say, I’m liking that line up. The bench is fairly weak, but I love seeing the young lads getting a run out and it looks like we might see that.

    It does worry me that we don’t have any natural central defenders on the bench, though…

    As for the game, I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to hurt seeing Villa Park again, but hopefully we can show them how the match should have played out.

    Howay the lads – let’s tear them apart.

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  • Darryl

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #24

    http://www.kiwii.co.uk/

    Great quality on there and english – You need Veetle.

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  • Davy Craig

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Hope I’m wrong but Pardew may play Steven Taylor at right back and push Simpson into right midfield with Barton alongside him.

    Whatever happens a win would be great today for loads of reasons! 🙂

    Come On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • daneevz

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #26

    this will be a tought game lookin at the line-ups we need the tonn boys to step up and show our character to get something today!!!! good luck lads!! catch ya at half time lads its skysports time!!

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  • NIMagpie1

    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #27

    HAHA! Got to love Jonas, he is such a character in our team! That line up chat on SS he was only one laughing…

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  • NufcNicko

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Gutted not to be there, wouldn’t mind a good sing song. Hope the fans do us proud win, lose or draw.

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  • Thump

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #29

    …what’s our record in the third kit? Suddenly I don’t feel so optimistic.

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Finally Ranger starts. Lets see what he can do now for real and not in the last 20 mins of the game.

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  • Thump

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #31

    It’s horrible seeing Villa Park again… I honestly feel like we’re back on that day.

    Sloppy start… hope we pick that up.

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #32

    4 from the 11 start are missing. Am I right? Nolan, Tiote, Ameobi, Best?

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  • daneevz

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #33

    guthrie been top draw first 13mins we playing well!!!

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  • Thump

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Agreed, daneevz. Some great passes – this is the Guthrie we saw a few seasons back.

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  • daneevz

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #35

    i hate the way our defence doesnt fill me with confiedence!!

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  • Thump

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Joey looks on edge…

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Why we are not pressuring on the ball? We are letting them think.

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  • daneevz

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Ranngggerrr!!!!! ooooohhhhh chance

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Ranger… 2, newcastle 0.

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  • daneevz

    Apr 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #40

    villa shaking!!!

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