Krul, Tiote And Ameobi All Start – Ireland On Bench


 

As expected, Tim Krul will be in goal tonight for Newcastle United against Manchester United, and Shola Ameobi has passed a late fitness test, and plays up front with Peter Lovenkrands.

Also back in the team after serving his two game suspension is defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote, and Shola has recovered from his knee problem, but we have to hope the Nigerian survives this game, and isn’t injured before the side plays a crucial game at Blackpool on Saturday.

Shola will be playing without his protective face mask tonight, for the first time since he broke his cheek-bone in early February at Craven Cottage.

Steve Harper has a dodgy knee, and it that didn’t respond to the injection that usually fixes the problem, and we have no idea how long Steve will be out for, but maybe just this one game.

Joey Barton will be the captain again, as Kevin Nolan serves the second game of his two match suspension for receiving 10 yellow cards.

Stephen Ireland is finally included in the squad and takes his place on the bench, and will almost certainly make his debut at some point in the second half,  and Danny Guthrie retains his place in central midfield,  which the 23 year-old has held in the previous two games.

Michael Owen, the forgotten player of English football and former Newcastle captain, is on the bench for Manchester United, who as expected have fielded a strong side for this game, and it includes Rooney, Giggs, Hernandez and Nani.

Given the players available to manager Alan Pardew,  this looks like the strongest side Newcastle can field tonight.

And with the Magpies almost down to the bare bones again, it’s difficult to know how the lads can get anything out of this game, but where’s there’s a will – there’s always a way.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Joey Barton (c), Cheick Tiote, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands
Subs: Ole Soderberg, James Perch, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Stephen Ireland, Nile Ranger, Shefki Kuqi

Manchester United (4-4-2): Edwin van der Sar; John O’Shea, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic (c), Patrice Evra; Nani, Michael Carrick, Anderson, Ryan Giggs; Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney
Subs: Tomasz Kuszczak, Fabio Da Silva, Jonny Evans, Darron Gibson, Ji-Sung Park, Antonio Valencia, Michael Owen



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247 comments so far

  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 19, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #1

    No Ferguson at all!? (shakes head).

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  • youngtoonfan

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    one of the strongest sides we’ve had in a while, even without best and nolan!

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  • Edd Case

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Lambs to the slaughter…

    Ok, so we’re not as bad a we were two seasons ago but still, can’t see a draw, let alone a win…

    So, 3-0 Man Utd I reckon…

    Maybe 3-1 of we get a decent set piece.

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  • hainesy

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope for a willo goal.

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  • Andy

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #5

    very brave from AP starting 4-4-2 with Lovenkrubbish up top. probably woulda played 5 in midfield put Raylor rm push Barton inside. Wasn’t expecting anything from this one and would love to be surprised!
    HWTL!!!

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  • dougski

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #6

    ferguson got injured against wolves

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Unfortunately we will take a beating tonight…playing 442 won’t help either. 5-0 Man Utd…sorry

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  • carrollsinger

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #8

    At least the bench looks stronger

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  • marcos

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #9

    If I were Alan Pardew I would play a 4-5-1 formation. R. Taylor should play in the midfield, we must pack the midfield. The midfield should be Tiote, Gutrie, R.Taylor, Barton and Jonas Gutierrez. I hope that the 4-4-2 formation will work and Newcastle United will be able to take the 3 points. If we take 1 point I would be happy too.
    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • Pwnanza

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10

    0-0 until Man U put Owen on for Spooney 81 mins in, and all of a sudden it finishes 2-0 to Newcastle with the score sheet looking like this.

    Newcastle 2-0 Manchester United
    Owen O.G.
    Owen O.G.

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Ranger should hav started insted of ameobi. Ameobi to slow to play against da man u defence

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  • marcos

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #12

    The centre forward should be Peter Lovenkrands. I don`t know if Shola Ameobi is 100% fit.
    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #13

    “Who do you think you are kidding Mr Pardew”

    HWTL

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  • grhbell

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #14

    We will dominate the midfield battle and this will win us the game………..who dares wins..HWTL

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Looks like v gona get raped by man u.
    GOD PLZ HELP US WIN THIS MATCH.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Their line-up doesn’t scare me a jot, ’til I look at their forwards. I’ll go for a 2-2 draw, we’ll be leading until injury time (again), Wilo to nod in his first goal!! HWTL 😀

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  • DJM TOON

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #17

    any links chaps??

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #18

    442 only way to go. We have to attack them sitting back on a 451 is asking for trouble. 1 nil to Toon or a 1-1 draw I hope. Just hope the right nufc step up and turn up tonight.

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Personally I’m on this one:

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6816

    Bear in mind you need SOPCAST installed

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #20
  • JAMSHA

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #21

    15min more 4 the kick off, cnt wait…

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  • DJM TOON

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #22

    cheers guys

    HWTL!

    will be tough game,

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Any chance of arfa watchn this game in the stands?

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  • arfa chance

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #24

    HWTL lads, get into em f em up

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  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #25

    any links for a mac user without sopcast?

    HOWAY THE LADS

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  • Toon_Fresh

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #26

    another link:
    http://atdhenet.tv/

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Scary sh1t
    Thought we would need 5 in the middle

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Reckon we need about 7 points from last 6 games, 3 each from Albion and Blackpool, and a point from WBA, cannot see us getting anything tonight, or @ Chel$ki or @ Liverpool [and you all know Carroll will score against us don’t you?]

    Views?

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  • Brutooon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Guthrie start? damn

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #30

    I`ll be happy if we at least play well and give a good account of ourselves

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Howay the Lads!!!!!!!
    🙂

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  • ochytoon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #32

    French commentary, yay

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #33
  • ochytoon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Great save Krul

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #35

    good save

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  • Brutooon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Great save by Krul, Future Holland International

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Great stop by WOR TIM

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Great save from Krull, bad start lads

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  • hainesy

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #39

    WOW! Could of been arsenal all over again. Great save!

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  • hainesy

    Apr 19, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #40

    BARTON! -.-

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