Obertan For Demba Ba The Only Newcastle Change


Gabriel Obertan makes his full debut  for Newcastle United  at Sunderland today,  after an impressive second half outing last week against Arsenal.

As we had expected, Obertan replaces Demba Ba in the line-up to give some creativity to the strike force, and the 22 year-old starts alongside Shola Ameobi.

That’s the only change from Newcastle’s team from their draw with the Gunners last Saturday, and would you believe we actually got the team right in our match preview yesterday.

Yes – pure luck.

Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper is the back-up to Tim Krul today, and is joined on the bench by Ba, Mike Williamson, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best, all experienced players.

Sebastian Larsson starts for Sunderland, and he could be the big danger for Newcastle today, and former Newcastle center-back Titus Bramble is on the bench.

We could say that’s a pity, but we’ll not say that.

It should be  another terrific derby game!

Howay The Lads – win it for the fans!!

Teams:

Sunderland (4-4-2): Simon Mingolet; Phil Bardsley, Wes Brown, Anton Ferdinand, Kieran Richardson; Sebastian Larsson, Lee Cattermole (c), Jack Colback, Ahmed Elmohamady; Stephane Sessegnon, Asamoah Gyan
Subs: Kieren Westwood, Titus Bramble, Louis Laing, David Vaughan, Craig Gardner, Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor; Cheik Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Joey Barton, Gabriel Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi
Subs: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best, Demba Ba



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481 comments so far

  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    mightyscoop Joel Goldman
    by MetroRadioNews
    #safc mignolet, bardsley, richardson, ferdinand, brown, cattermole, larsson, colback, elmohamady, sessegnon, gyan

    Sunderland team there ed

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    good team and good bench

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m guessing we are playing Tiote and Cabaye defensive mid?

    HWTL!

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  • toonarmy09

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Marv on bench ,bring him on with half hr to go .

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  • andre29

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    sunderland vs NEWCASTLE live online here http://premierstadiums.yolasite.com/st-james-park.php 5 hq streams

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    I SAID OUR TEAM IS GOOD AND OUR BENCH IS GOOD NOT THE SCUM S

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  • AmericanMagpie

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Id like to see Marveaux in the 2nd half.

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  • geordieracer1980

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    I fancy us to win 2-0 here. Shola and a late Marveaux goal. Marveaux-less!

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  • JGreaves

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #9

    F#CK myp2p is not working!!! or is it just for me, if someone can get on it will you let me know pls

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    WHAT DO WE THINK OF SUNDERLAND?

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  • rknufc

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    SHIT

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  • rknufc

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    COME ON THE TOON

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    myp2p is indeed not working , any one has other good streaming sites lads?

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14
  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #15

    TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCKTICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON LADS.

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  • MarkO

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Why Ameobi starting??? Why not Ba or Best seriously

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  • AmericanMagpie

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #17

    Do you guys get ESPN3.com??? If you do, they are showing the game live.

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #18

    kick off isn’t till 12 will there not be more by then?

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  • tdt

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #19

    This is our best team I’d say, hopefully the players turn up and perform today!

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #20

    3 points will be great and with that team i think we will get them

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  • gorgonzola

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #21

    I must say I like many dont feel confident about todays game….just dont have that good feeling….two failing signings before today also dont help…..

    excuse my negative view on things I just feel we are half the squad…. But I hope for the best, but wont get too upset if we loose….

    Then again I will reek havoc on my appartement if we loose 😀

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #22

    @toonfan76 – Hero (Y)

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #23

    What a tit.
    http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/weekend-sports-breakfast/blog/2011-08-20/hickman-sunderland-are-superior-newcastle-every-department?

    In all Departments?

    Defence we are about PAR
    Our goalie is better.
    Our Midfield is MILES better.
    Only department they are better in is Strikers.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #24

    SO HERE WE ARE irs how many years since sir john hall hant his shares over to cashley therefors forcing fat freddies hand 5 yrs is it? we said back then we neede a striker cause big all was coming to the end and here we are 5 YEARS LATER WITH STROLLA AS A LONE STRIKER NOT GOOD ENOUGH ASHLEY GET UR CHECKBOOK OUT FATMAN.

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #25

    but ba or best when obertoon gets tired or if ameobi is playin shit wich is never

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #26

    ive been staring at the clock on the wall for about ten mins and im sure its not moving i must check the batteries is it still only half elleven

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #27

    Midfield:
    Jonas
    Tiote
    Cabaye
    Marveux
    Obertan
    Barton.

    All Knocking on their national team’s doors.

    Gosling
    Barfa
    Ferguson.

    All three are highly rated.

    and then theres
    Raylor
    Smith
    Guthrie.

    Who the feck plays in midfield for the scum? Only lad that comes to mind is clattermole and Larsson.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #28

    @ obertoon how are they better with strikers how many prem league goals have they got they are shit aswell.

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  • toonfan76

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #29

    @v FrA NuFc 8
    Can’t take the credit for that mate, somone else posted it on another page, I’m just passing it on!

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Boom Boom I’ve been up from 8 lol this is killing me!!!

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Firstly, howay the lads, let’s stuff the makems…….

    secondly, you been lying again Mr Pardew you useless piece of &%$£.

    “We’re confident we’ll have some new players here by next weekend.”
    “I don’t want to talk about specific players, but I’m confident that by the time we play Sunderland I’ll have a left-back in place – and hopefully a striker.”
    Alan Pardew 14/8/11

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  • hartoon

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Really is the only game of the season where it’s a risk not to play ameobi

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #33

    ITS 4-4-1-1!!!!!!

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  • toon 4 life

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #34

    urite chaps its finally here 🙂 cmon the toon hope we smash em up nice team out nice bench lets f**kin hav it boys

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #35

    @Boom Boom

    Exactly… No f@cking idea how that tit on the radio thinks Sunderland are better.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Barton and Cabeye in the same line up is a no no.

    Who to take those corners and set pieces?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #37
  • nightfa11

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #38

    why are there 3 strikers on the bench & no vuckic?

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #39

    MacToon lets put that on the back burner till after the game eh? We’re all equally frustrated

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  • Dude wheres my Ba

    Aug 20, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #40

    anyone got a working stream? is there ment to be anything n the premier stream?

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