Interesting Newcastle Starting Eleven At Darlington


Hatem Ben Arfa as expected starts the game tonight at Darlington.



It’s Ben Arfa’s first appearance since last October and also in the team is 6’7″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster, back from a loan spell at Celtic, and young Slovenian U21 International Haris Vuckic.

Joey Barton captains the side and Alan Smith and Danny Guthrie are also in the starting eleven, but no Dan Gosling tonight.

Pardew has named 13 substitutes, including Frenchmen Yohan Cabaye and Mehdi Abeid.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Fraser Forster; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Shane Ferguson; Danny Guthrie, Alan Smith; Joey Barton (c), Haris Vuckic, Hatem Ben Arfa; Leon Best

Subs: Ole Soderberg, Ryan Taylor, James Tavernier, Paul Dummett, Jeff Henderson, Dan Gosling, Yohan Cabaye, Mehdi Abeid, Michael Richardson, Conor Newton, Ryan Donaldson, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger



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265 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #1

    wonder how is ben arfa playing..

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  • Baro

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #2

    1st

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  • Baro

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #3

    seriously WHY?? im never first 🙂

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  • geoff777

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Ben Arfa playing well getting stuck in.

    Best playing well too.

    Cabaye on for Guthrie (pulled up)

    Still 0-1 Barton (2mins)

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  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Seems like the Toon are well on top and so they should be tbh.

    Atleast the games in the US. will be better tests as it’s their football season at the minute and they’ll certainly want to beat us.

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  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Baro don’t be a numbty….. again lmao.

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  • Rant

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #7

    dudes give a link to the match

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Rant – There is none bud

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Watz da score guys?

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #11

    where is ba ?

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Jamsha – 1-0, ~Ferguson taken a knock

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  • seanodinho

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #13

    why play smith we are selling him just stupid looks a very weak team except arfa barton and taylor

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  • gazza going fishing

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #14

    to us*

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  • And it’s pretty crap too.

    Understatement of the night GG 😉

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #16

    looks a very weak team? We are playing Darlington not Barca

    Do our first teamers play in the reserves everytime they have a match

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  • Rant

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #17

    GeordieGerman thanks

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope someone has taken a video camera to the game and done us all a huge favour in uploading it for everyone 🙂

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Just watching the game all chilled out with my high heels on.
    Wow I feel fressshhhhhhh !

    Common Benny boy

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Bloody hell even the Official NUFC site can’t manage to give us constant updates on the match!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #21

    I here Best, Fergurson, Ben Arfa and Barton are playing well.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Hope fergi is nt injurd

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  • Andy

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Prem years on ss4 now. Season we finished 4th. Why did we always used to get hammered at chelsea. 5-0 we got beat that year!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #24

    A lot of people on twitter saying Best is the stand out player of the match so far

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #25

    No sign of Kadar nor Ba…strange.

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #26

    NO streams? No audio? Any 1 please?

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

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  • Andy

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #27

    from what i’ve read he has had 4 chances so far on target. HBA set up 2 of them. I hate not being able to watch!

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  • GeordieDan

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Even the official sites “As it happens” hasn’t updated for the last 45 mins!

    Feckin cheap Ashley crap!

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Why we not pressing Darlington!

    We should at least be on 47% percentage of corner kicks

    And is Smith in glue, he has just passed the round ball to Darlington

    My money is on 4-1 to the Geordie foundation

    Had pardew resigned or is that just the impression I am getting from my dodgy sky channel ??

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  • True fan

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #30

    ANY AUDIO OR TV LINK PLEASSEEEEE!!!!!!

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Me too

    Apparenty HBA and Cabaye have both been very tidy. Vuckic and Fergy are playing well.

    Other than that no individual player news

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Frank have you hit your head or something?

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #33

    JB
    Frank is just a hurricane of insanity

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Shit, the sky police might be reading this….?
    Oh no there is a knock at my door

    Phew……….. It was just batfink and karate coming round to watch the toon, brought pizza aswell.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #35

    WWJBD

    ha ha, mate the way this window is going we’ll all be with him soon enough

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  • cousto

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #36
  • SwedishMagpie

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #37

    It is so frustrating not being able to see the match… zzzz

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  • seanodinho

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    2 updates wow 3 mins and 13 -_-

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  • cousto

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #39

    think the guy has fallen asleep

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #40

    You god damn fool, batfink left my door open and guess who has just walked in?

    Yes you guessed it… The ‘Fonzie’

    I didn’t think he supported us anymore after the thrashing we took at Everton – 4-0 when Tony Cottee grabbed an opening day hat-trick

    I will be having serious words with him, however he has just showed me his Liambias tattoo on his arse cheek which kinda makes me think he is back on the Geordie passion wagon

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