Harper, Williamson, Smith And Vuckic All Start


Steve Harper is in goal tonight in a fairly strong looking Newcastle side to take on Gateshead at the International Stadium – the game kicks of at 7:30 p.m.


As expected James Tavernier also starts, and of course James played 18 times for Gateshead while on loan earlier this year.

James will play at center back and partner Mike Williamson, with Michael Richardson and Paul Dummett the full backs.

Alan Smith starts in central  midfield along with 18 year-old new boy Mehdi Abeid, with Ryan Taylor on the right wing and the impressive Sammy Ameobi out on the left.

Haris Vuckic, who has scored in the last two pre-season games will play the withdrawn striker role,  and Nile Ranger is the up front striker.

What we want to see tonight is a solid display from the youngsters in this Newcastle side.

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Michael Richardson, Paul Dummett, James Tavernier, Mike Williamson, Ryan Taylor, Mehdi Abeid, Alan Smith, Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic, Nile Ranger.
Substitutes:Ole Soderberg, Ryan Donaldson, Brad Inman, Joan Edmundsson, Phil Airey, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi.



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218 comments so far

  • Thump

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #1

    SECOND!

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  • Thump

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Maths never was my strong point…

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  • jackdnufc

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #3

    lol thump.

    always one step ahead too, ed!

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  • rknufc

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #4

    great team

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #5

    So now Abeid is placed in the middle of the field. Is he going to be the holding midfielder like someone said before?

    It’s interesting to see how many positions Abeid can play.

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  • ocorious

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Maybe strong in comparison to Gateshead but in terms of our competitive starting XI we have maybe two starters…

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #7

    is the match on the net 2nyt lads?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Is Dummett playing left-back?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Who are the two starters you guys are referring to?

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    is there any radio or something ?

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  • Offkey

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #11

    @Pizzi

    I thought we got to the bottom of that holding thing he said. e.g. he holds the ball and dribbles etc. (hopefully without using his hands)

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #12

    @SwedishMagpie
    . .you can follow it on Twitter !

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #13

    its good that they are playing gateshead, tonight, playing a team on their level might at least see us get a draw,with a bit of luck who knows , we may just sneak a cheaky win, but lets not get to carried away

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #14

    @Offkey, it will never be put at rest if Abeid is put in different positions.

    i.e. do you really think Michael Richardson is really a right back?

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  • Spike

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #15

    I wonder how the Tooting Popular Front are getting on at the Percy tonight.

    Power To The People!

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Spike
    I wondered where all the sensible people were lol

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Gateshead hit post from 25yards

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  • BigKirky

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Hope Haris scores again. The more goals he scores, the more likely we are of seeing him sooner rather than later.

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #19

    lol thump

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #20

    @17 – was it a lamp post?

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  • Jawdboy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Penalty to Gateshead

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Wer is mr xisco?

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  • Jawdboy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #23

    1-0 Gateshead, foul by Tavernier

    In other news – Hartlepool 1-0 Sunderland (Nobby Solano!!!)

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Is da game startd?

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Gateshead 1-0 got to laugh … or cry 🙁

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  • rknufc

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #26

    goal 1-0 to gateshead

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Nobby scored against The Mackems, for old times sake 😀

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Dammm . Hw Many min into da game? 🙁

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  • gonz

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Sammi ameobi!!!!

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  • Jawdboy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Sammy Ameobi 1-1

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Sammyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy 😆

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  • Offkey

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Nobby is/was a class act. Meant to be a good fella as well.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #33

    If Sammy scores …

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Where are you guys watching this, no updates on twitter 🙁

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  • rknufc

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #35

    sameobi goal
    pitch invasion? 🙂

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Ahha nice to hear ameobi jr scoreng goal 🙂

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #37

    mental and that lol

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  • Jawdboy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #38

    twitter updates ochytoon

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  • rknufc

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #39
  • joppadoni

    Aug 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #40

    at the darlo game, i said the words shit and ameobi wont be used again without the word hot involved.. lol gratz to sammy

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