Danny Guthrie Starts – Leon Best On Bench


 

As we had expected, Danny Guthrie is recalled for the Newcastle side this afternoon, in the final game of the season against West Brom at St. James’ Park.

The midfielder has been out with an ankle knock, but is ready to start today in central midfield, in what is the very last, but still important  game for the Magpies this afternoon.

As we had thought, Danny’s recall will allow Ryan Taylor to switch to the right wing, which is probably his best position.

20 year-old Kazenga LuaLua is once again named among the substitutes, as is Leon Best, who is also back from an ankle injury.

Sammy Ameobi makes way for Leon on the bench after the 19 year-old made his debt for Newcastle at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.

Shane Ferguson starts on the left wing in place of the injured Jonas Gutierrez, and makes his 9th appearance ever for the Magpies.

WBA manager Roy Hodgson makes four changes – two of which are enforced – to the side that beat Everton 1-0 last weekend.

Gabriel Tamas (minor knock) and Peter Odemwingie (ankle) are both out with injury, and are replaced by Abdoulaye Meite and Marc-Antoine Fortuné respectively.

That’s good news that Odemwingie is out, because he’s looked an excellent striker this season.

Somen Tchoyi and James Morrison also start in place of Jerome Thomas and Simon Cox, who drop to the bench.

A win is what we want to see for Newcastle this afternoon – and that would be a terrific way to finish what has been a great season for the side.

And we’d almost certainly finish either 9th or 10th in the league – in the top half – and that would be terrific.

Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle United (4-4-2):  Krul;  Simpson,  Taylor (S),  Coloccini, Enrique; Taylor (R), Barton,  Guthrie, Ferguson; Ameobi, Lovenkrands
Subs: Soderberg, Tavernier, Smith, LuaLua, Ranger,  Best, Kuqi

West Brom(4-4-1-1): Carson; Reid, Meite, Olsson, Shorey; Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Tchoyi; Morrison; Fortuné.
Subs: Myhill (gk), Cox, Thomas, Ibanez, Thorne, Jara, Miller.

Referee: M Halsey (Hertfordshire).



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550 comments so far

  • Snubs

    May 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Hmm, expected sammy ameobi to be on the bench

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  • Kurt

    May 22, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Why is Kuqi on the bench, a player that has no future in the club. Rather have a youth player in there

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  • Brettoon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Links anyone???

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  • Brettoon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah I expected Sammeobi to be on the bench.. Shame

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  • NIMagpie1

    May 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Lets hope the backroom staff at the club get their £500k bonus!!! HWTL

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Brettoon, Looks really bad for links today. Try:

    http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links

    May be in a foreign language if at all. Hope someone comes up with a definite link.

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  • rknufc

    May 22, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #7
  • Brettoon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Cheers GeordieG!
    I’ll keep looking and let you know if something comes up…

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  • toonfan09

    May 22, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #9

    did guthrie pretty much cost us the game when we played west brom at theres he was terrible hope it aint hanging over his head

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 22, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    THOUGHT Airey sammy richardson will be on the bench

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  • GeordieGerman

    May 22, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    If all else fails there’s the English Premier League Simulcast:

    http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=117977&part=sports

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 22, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Alan ‘bloody’ Smith has taken over exciting prospect Sammi Ameobi!!! FFS SMITH!!!

    He’ll never leave! And dare I say he’s worse than Strolla Ameobi.

    Padew already mentioned he’ll try to give Kuqi 10 min so it’s Smtih that has taken Sammi Ameobi’s place 🙁

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  • ochytoon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #13

    I think Kuqi deserves a little cameo today, just a farewell and maybe a goal?

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  • Thump

    May 22, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Howay the lads! Do it for the staff!

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  • Thump

    May 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Eh, Ameobi Jr. is probably knackered tbf. He had the cup game then he had his first team cameo. Don’t want to rush these lads into it.

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  • free giveaways

    May 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #16

    I’d like to see Best and Lua Lua get on at some point. Smith might get on as well as it might be his last appearance for us, like Enrique.

    http://www.free-giveaways.co.uk

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  • GeordieRob

    May 22, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle’s Leon Best: “I didn’t play a lot of games this season but my goals-to-game ratio is very good. I want to be part of the new-look Newcastle United.”

    Seems confident there’s going to be some comings and/or goings in the Summer.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 22, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #18

    To be honest, they’ll be so high on confidence after doing well against Chelsea, that we probably shouldn’t risk ending their season with a home loss to West Brom 😉

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 22, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #19

    THOUGHT Airey sammy richardson will be on the bench K

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  • Jammydodger

    May 22, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #20

    www,eplsite.com just click the link of whichever match you want to watch on the right hand side, any links go down there back up withing 2mins

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  • CheickTiote

    May 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #21

    I hope Barton takes set pieces today.

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  • Edd Case

    May 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #22

    No Drogba in the Chelsea SQUAD at all today…

    Wouldn’t mind him coming to Newcastle, even for two seasons, he’d do a decent job.

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  • Jose Enrique (soon changing to 'NottsGeordie')

    May 22, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #23

    SHEFKI KUQI!!!

    Who cares about this fat waste of space. Airey and Sammy Ameobi could probably do better jobs than him anyway. This has really annoyed me. Apart from that i would of liked to see Lualua start infront of Raylor as he is more exciting and probably better.

    We should win. I would be dissapointed if West Brom scores saying as they have no Odemwinge.

    Score Prediction: Newcastle 2 – 0 West Brom (Barton and Ferguson to score)

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 22, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #24

    THOUGHT Airey sammy richardson will be on the bench K HA

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #25

    roshan… 3 times enough for you? Or are you waiting for someone to respond? lol

    I’m fairly sure Tavernier will get a run out

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  • GeordieRob

    May 22, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #26

    …But they’re not roshan….

    In reality, with Best back on the bench, there’s not much chance of Airey or Sameobi getting any game time let alone Kuqi.

    He may get a swan song of 5 minutes if we’re up by a few.

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  • Jose Enrique (soon changing to 'NottsGeordie')

    May 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #27

    ToonDownSouth – Exactly what i was about to say 😀 we hear you roshan but we just arent listening 😉

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  • shearermania

    May 22, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #28

    dont understand why we have 3 strikers on the bench

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  • Brutooon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #29

    I do agreed with you guys, the bench spot for kuqi and alan smith should be given to our youngsters : airey and sammy ameobi

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  • Brettoon

    May 22, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #30

    100% agreed with Brutoon and others!

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  • shearermania

    May 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #31

    ill correct myself –

    1 injured striker 1 gangster 1 dinasaur

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  • ToonDownSouth

    May 22, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Maybe Pardew, Carver & Beardo dont feel Airey and Richardson are ready yet?

    I’m all for youth development, but if we have 3 kids progress from the academy to the match squad next season (say Fergy, Lua Lua, and Tav), then for me that’s enough – and more than the other 19 Premier League teams will, that’s for sure.

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  • Jose Enrique (soon changing to 'NottsGeordie')

    May 22, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #33

    shearermania – you gotta correct yourself again 🙂 its ‘i’ll’ not ‘ill’ 😉

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  • Jose Enrique (soon changing to 'NottsGeordie')

    May 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #34

    If pards didnt think Airey was ready he wouldnt of played Airey vs Stevenage in one of his first games. He obviously saw enough to put him on the bench.

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  • free giveaways

    May 22, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #35

    We might find out today, by the way Enrique and Barton react to the fans at the end of the game, or if they’re taken off before the game is over, if they’re leaving or not.

    http://www.free-giveaways.co.uk

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    May 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Brutoon et al – perhaps we are putting Smiffy and Shifty in the shop window !

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  • CheickTiote

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #37

    LINKSSSSSS?

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  • gorskino10

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Ameobi, Lovenkrands

    Aint we seen enough of these has beens what the flipping point, No Airey on the bench WTF.

    So its not a game to see our youth play its our full team pretty much, pretty pointless if you ask me.

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  • Jose Enrique (soon changing to 'NottsGeordie')

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #39

    This sky sports relegation thing on sky sports one is brilliant. I can watch all 3 games at the same time and also watch the newcastle game on my laptop.

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Any streams working yet? I keep getting the ‘the stream will be up in a moment’ screens.

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