Scunthorpe vs Newcastle – Match Preview


The game tonight at Glanford Park will now take on greater significance with Joey Barton seemingly about to leave Newcastle for QPR.

It will be important that Newcastle field a decent side tonight that can win the game, while also giving some of our top players a rest ready for the game at St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon against Fulham.

And for the first time in a long while,  the Cup competitions are again a priority at Newcastle,  so we expect Pardew to start some youngsters tonight, but to also have some top players on the bench, just  in case he needs to use them to win this game.

The last time Newcastle were at Scunthorpe in the Championship in October of 2009, we lost that game 2-1, even though Newcastle were dominant for long periods of that game, which was such a depressing result coming just three days after the defeat at Nottingham Forest.

We’re  not quite sure how many changes Alan Pardew will make to the side for tonight, but we think the following side can win the game, and also give some of the fringe players an excellent opportunity to show what they can do at Newcastle:

Harper (c)
Simpson Taylor(S) Williamson Ferguson
Taylor (R) Smith Vuckic Marveaux
Gosling
Ba
Subs:  Soderberg Coloccini  Cabaye Abeid Tiote Best Lovenkrands

There could be a few changes to that side, and come to think of it,  the manager seems to have many different options he can try tonight.

And late news is that Steve Harper did not travel with the side, so we don’t know if Pardew will risk Soderberg, or just keep Krul in goal, we think the latter.

It will be a small pitch at Scunthorpe and not what our lads are used to playing on, but they will need to overcome the difficulties and get that win, especially when some negativity is being generated with Joey Barton’s likely departure.

There have already been some shocks in this second round of the Carling Cup and Premier League sides Sunderland, Norwich, QPR and Swansea have all been eliminated, and last night West Ham were beaten 2-1 at home by Aldershot  Town and were summarily booed off the field.

But it was also a great win for Aldershot, and that’s what makes the two Cups in England so great to watch, and so unpredictable too.

Those shocks will hopefully act as a huge caution to Newcastle that they cannot take Scunthorpe United lightly,  and their players are very likely to play above themselves tonight.

The keys to the game will be that Newcastle turn in another strong performance in defense, and hopefully they will be able to keep a clean sheet tonight,  for the third game running.

Newcastle need to win the central midfield with young Haris Vuckic and Alan Smith, and players like Gosling, Ba and Marveaux hopefully will have good games, since it’s a huge opportunity for them to impress.

We really need the win tonight, and then hopefully we’ll get a decent home tie in the third round – but first we have to win at Scunthorpe, and it will not be an easy game.

Howay The Lads!!



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53 comments so far

  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Harper didnt travel according to Journos on twitter

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #2

    3-1 the toon.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #3

    AUG 25th 15.28 and counting no left back no striker no joey no jose no nolan? – no chance!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #4

    WWJBD Harper will be next out the door.

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #5

    pspclarn is obviously a Mackem and wanting to see Newcastles gates as low as possible!… Get off our blog you PR-ICK!! . ……..

    Boaters right …. Boycotting wont help but protests will get to him… No1 in the world has thick enough skin to deal with 50,000 Geordies screaming for him to leave the club….

    And lets say 1,000 people boycott …. thats 35,000 hes lost… My friends, 35,000 to a billionaire is literally 5 pounds to us…. Sooooooooooo much damage… NOT!!

    SUPPORT THE LADS AND LETS SING THIS FAT C@NT OUT OF OUR CLUB!!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #6

    NUFCOfficial Newcastle United FC
    Steve Harper has not travelled to Scunthorpe because he has a slight knock #nufc

    Knee injury again… Ole Sodeberg will be our backup then, and Krul starts.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFCOfficial Newcastle United FC
    Steve Harper has not travelled to Sc.unthorpe because he has a slight knock #nufc

    Knee injury again. Ole Sodeberg as backup then, im sure.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Wonder why Harper always injure this season.

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  • warwick

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Anyone got the temporary myp2p adress?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #10

    @ginkoh

    He’s 36 mate, might have something to do with. His knees not able to cope with the strain?

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Tony
    Haha on his knees I’d be impressed if he could make it to a door 😉

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #12

    51/2 days left-optimists are yiu starting to come over to the dark side yet

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyway… With Harper not traveling with the team and Ferguson not fit to start… I can see this team playing today….

    ———————————–KRUL——————————–

    SIMPSON———SAYLOR———WILLO———RAYLOR

    ABEID————-GOSLING—–CABAYE—-MARVEAUX

    ——————————–VUCKIC——————————–

    ———————————–BA————————————

    SUBS:
    SODERBERG
    FERGUSON
    COLLO
    TIOTE
    SMITH
    JONAS
    BEST

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  • LewSpi

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Or even Jak Alnwick.

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  • pspclarn

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #15

    A MACKEM EHHH, PR!CK BOYCOTT YA GIMP

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Im boycotting the previous topic so i dont have to read psp bullsh.t

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #17

    damn that didnt work

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #18

    @pspclarn

    Go play your grand theift auto or beat nufc with the scum in amature on fifa you fool

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  • Mancgeordie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #19

    quite looking forward to tonights game hopefully toon win 2 or 3 nil and seeing some of these youngstars get a game like vuckic, ameobi abied and gosling also marveux, obertan and ba get a runout cos they could do with games

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  • pspclarn

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #20

    AND NOR DO YOU I BET,, GIMP BOYCOTT,,, @17

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Expect the tough game tonight. 1-0 is decent for me. Try 4-2-3-1 formation and see how well we can go.

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  • Mancgeordie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #22

    psp not being funny but this boycott cr@p is getting boring now

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Like ti see Tiote and Obertan play for an hour build up fitness and confidence.
    Krul
    Simmo,Saylor,Will,Raylor
    Ober,Gos,Tiote,Marv
    Vuck
    Ba

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Harper appears to be injured just like Barton was…Will he be having a medical at another club soon? Someone must have offered 500k and a Nando’s card with 3 stamps on it .

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #25

    I started going to Newcastle games in 75 when Westwood was the Chairman, if i boycotted Newcastle because of crap owners i would never have been to a game since.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #26

    If pspclarn is a real toon fan – its no wonder we are a laughing stock with some… d1ckhe@d…

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  • Neil

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #27

    @ warwick – The site is down pal – even the temp one

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #28

    PSP

    How about you give us you views on whats happening at the club and what you think should be happening.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #29

    @ 9 – Forget myp2p for a while… maybe a legal case coming up.. think that the DNS servers have been infected with Virus or The DNS ISP provider has blocked it. Its on Firstrowsports.com and also on VIPSTANDS

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #30

    barryvenison

    Was told in Jan by good source to not be surprised if Nolan,Barton,Jose,Smith and Harper went in summer.
    3 so far out, 1 they have tried hardest, Harper only one left really.

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Supposedly Barton has been promised big signings by that chap Fernandes… hhhmmmmmm better the devil you know Joey than the one you dont…

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #32

    ________Krul_-________
    perch____willo__saylor___raylor

    ___gosling_______cabaye_____obertoon
    _____________vuckic_________
    _____Best_____Ba

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #33

    31 ichrisho

    Cant see QPR getting big signings in, maybe Parker and a couple like Cole, Bridge, Bellamy but they will be in bottom 5 come end of season

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  • scotty17321

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #34

    does anybody else find psp abit repitetive lol im putting it down to the buttons on his comp that only work are the b.o.y.c.t. !!!

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    @Otterspocket-So the one I really wanted gone is of course the one that we will keep. Typical…

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  • Anyone looking for links for tonights game.
    Take your pick:

    http://www.freefootball.eu/upcoming.php?id=a

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #37

    scotty17321

    Obv does not know where CAPS lock is either, to be fair his spelling is better than some of the mongs we normally get, he should maybe start tutoring Toonruz.

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #38

    barryvenison

    Haha dont think its down to choice tho!! To be fair to him it sounds like he is good in dressing room, travelled with team to Sunderland and was not in squad, but for 60k a week we want more than a mascot!

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  • or:

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

    Visiting my son in hospital this evening (nothing life threatening). Hope I’m back in time for kick off.

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  • Dyer8

    Aug 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #40

    vs Scunthorpe

    …………………Harper…………………
    Raylor..Saylor..Willo..Ferguson
    Abeid..Gosling..Vuckic..Marvo
    ………………Ba……..Best…………….

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