Newcastle vs Fulham – Match Preview


Newcastle have a game they can win tomorrow afternoon against Fulham at St. James’ Park.

Alan Pardew will have most of the squad fit for selection,  with only Ben Arfa, Danny Guthrie and Mike Williamson out injured tomorrow.

With having to play extra time on Thursday evening at Scunthorpe, some of the players may be a little tired, and the first half of this game will be important.

That’s for a couple of  reasons, and the other reason is because Newcastle have  looked hopeless in the first 45 minutes of the first three games, and we have to hope we don’t give away early  goals tomorrow.

Alan Pardew rested several first teamers on Thursday night,  so this is the side we think Alan will play tomorrow:

Krul
Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor(S) Taylor (R)
Gosling Tiote Cabaye Gutierrez
Ameobi (Sh) Best
Subs: Harper Ferguson Smith Vuckic Ameobi (Sa) Lovenkrands Marveaux

We’re assuming Steve Harper is fit to be the back-up goalkeeper, but if not Ole Soderberg will be on the bench, as the in-form Tim Krul continues in the Newcastle goal.

With Mike Williamson out injured, Newcastle are looking a little short in defense, with only Shane Ferguson on the bench as a defender.

Pardew may put Dan Gosling out on the right win in place of Joey Barton, or he may even give Sylvain Marveaux another start tomorrow.

Newcastle have the chance to register their third win in a row before the two week International break, and if they can win the game, we will also  be high in the table, possibly in the top six.

That would be terrific.

Fulham have not made a good start to the season,  having just one point from their first two games, with a 0-0 draw at home against Aston Villa followed last week by a 2-0 defeat at Wolves.

If Wolves can beat Fulham,  then surely Newcastle are in with more than a decent chance tomorrow?

Fulham were also in action on Thursday night  in the Europa Cup in the Ukraine, and although they were beaten 1-0 by Dnipro, they got through the round 3-1, having won 3-0 in the home tie.

So Fulham did a lot of traveling for that game, although they played just 90 minutes, and the two games should probably cancel each other out,  in terms of the players being ready for this game.

With Joey Barton the latest very good Newcastle player to leave the club the fans may be down a little.

So it would be great to have another win tomorrow, and there must be a decent chance to get all 3 points, assuming the lads can play anywhere near their best in the first half, and continue the good work in the final 45 minutes.

We have to hope the defense again plays well, and Alan has already said he will play all three subs, so we look forward to Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic being introduced some time in the second half, and Sylvain Marveaux will probably be the third sub to get a run-out tomorrow.

Sammy and Haris looked very good at Scunthorpe and turned the game in the Magpies favor, and Sylvain Marveaux showed periods of great skill out on the left wing.

We need a win tomorrow, and with just a little bit of luck, we could get our second league win of the season, and the third win in a row.

Comments welcome.

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Note to Hong Kong Fans and a message from Thomas Chan, Vice Chairman of The Hong Kong Newcastle United FC Supporters Club.

There will be a Supporters Club’s official gathering before the game tomorrow in the “Trafalgar Bar”  in Wanchai, Hong Kong, and it comes before the TV screening of the game.

Since most of the members are Chinese speaking, they would like to have many more English supporters join them tomorrow.

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Howay The Lads!!



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266 comments so far

  • toonthompson

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    any links for bres or lyon

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  • toonthompson

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #2

    brest sorry

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  • boater

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Mystic Mike – you keep repeating your strange ‘nolan was shocking when he arrived’ argument, yes and guess what – we were relegated a few months later… so what’s your point?

    You develop a squad over a season-by-season basis. What ever your opinion of those leaving – their contributions needs to be replaced AT LEAST.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t wait….

    We will defo sign a LB really really worrying we won’t sign a striker!!

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  • daztoon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #5

    @Tonytoon73
    Damn it you`ve given us all away now

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed, I think Dummett should be on the bench. If not Dummett, we may hope that Situ is signed and be able to make the bench.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Or maybe Kadar would make it!?

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    daz sssshhhhhh we are mackem agents we should not be on this blog. Just pretend we support the toon and do what agent Ashley told us. lol

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  • ulsterexile

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Obertan not in squad ed????

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Lovenkrands and Smith wouldn’t make the bench either

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Agreed on keeping Best in. He’s fast and strong and, most importantly, desperate to prove himself. He got on the end of a few crosses in the Scunthorpe match, so there was some end result there. And let’s not forget that he “scored”.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #12

    I think tomorrow’s game will be a game Obertan will excel in. Against Arsenal we didn’t have much of the ball as they like to control the game but he was good in his cameo and the Sunderland game was stop/start so it wasn’t his type of game. But against Fulham, I hope we will have more of the ball thus letting him make his runs off the ball etc…

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Not sure about that line up Ed mind. Best wouldn’t make my reserves never mind first team lol.

    Krul
    Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor(S) Taylor (R)
    Gutierrez Tiote Cabaye Marveaux
    Obertan
    Shola.

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  • aemagpie

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #14
  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m saying, stop being hypercritical of our players. It’s not only up to the club staff to help them and make them feel welcome, but each one of us.; I could understand if 15 games had passed, we were lingering near the bottom, with no improvement.

    Stuff off blogs like this, will sometimes filter through, helping create a negative atmosphere.

    There were many factors as to why we got relegated, some of which would have probably hampered Nolan settling, one was fans thinking they no best, as ever with this club.

    We’re in transition and have a good chance of taking our points tally, to 7 out of 9 tomorrow, keeping 3 clean sheets in the first 3 league matches, for the first time in over a century, I believe!

    Support first, judge second.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #16

    @Tonytoon73
    Ok tongue at the ready.Mike i love and am sorry for ever doubting you now i`m deep under cover bravo 1 are you reading me

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #17

    For me marveaux should start Rm or if not obertan. Gosling should not be near the team as he is total garbage.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #18

    @Tonytoon73
    Tony private message mate ..–.—..— over

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  • toonthompson

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #19

    thanks

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #20
  • kevymartins

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #21

    @aemagpie sure you hada pay for that trough your mobile phone #con

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Nufc-83

    Little harsh on Gosling mate. He had a bad game as did most of our players against Scunthorpe. We forget, he has been out with a bad injury for a long time and he still is very young.He will become a very important player for us in the near future.

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  • gorgonzola

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Gosling in the starting line up….only if we want to loose 4:0….. heis horror get him out please…

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #24

    _______________Krul_______________
    Simpson____Saylor___Colo____Raylor
    _______________Tiote
    Obertan________Cabaye________Jonas
    _________Ameobi_____Best

    That’s how I think we’ll start. Hopefully with Riise being out, Obertan can give whoever their LB may be a roasting.

    Senderos hates playing against hustling type players too, so lets see Best chasing him down, forcing the klutz into a mistake!

    HTL! 😀

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  • BigKirky

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Bet 365 had Brest game on if you’re a member with them. Still on now, but Roux has just been substituted.

    Lyon Montpellier is at 8pm

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #26

    TOONARMY4LIFE

    Have you a latest on Roux?

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  • boater

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Mystic Mike – If I had told you we would be keeping our fingers x’d Shola would be fit to start – up front on his own – in only our third game of the new season after Carroll left… you’d be weeping. And that’s coming from a shola supporter…

    I support unquestioningly mate and will do so tomorrow at the game… It’s not our birth right to sign quality players, but for the support we give and the money we spend we have every right to say we have not been given anything like the weaponry we need this season to compete – let alone prosper,,, and you know it all too well.

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Just to confirm, that’s Shola not Sammy in my line-up….. 😛

    I expect Sammy and Vuckic to come on, at some stage.

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  • boater

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #29

    That’s my last bitch at ashley for today… I’d start Vuckic tomorrow for what it’s worth.

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Nah sorry mate every one saying on twitter we have met his release clause but untill its on SSN i wouldnt beleive enythink

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  • MacToon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #31

    Mystic Mike sounds like you want to blame the fans for everything….

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  • daztoon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Tony my team for sunday
    ..- -..
    …- – -.. .-… – – …..

    ..-…-. —-. ..–..-

    ..–…-. …—

    Shola

    sorry tony don`t know morse code for shite

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  • tom tomb

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #33

    We ain’t signing anyone!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #34

    daz news of the world must be back, ive been hacked.

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  • Do the Ameobi

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Krul
    Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor(S) Ferguson
    Taylor(R) Tiote Cabaye Gutierrez
    Ameobi (Sh) Best

    Subs: Harper Obertan Smith Vuckic Ameobi (Sa) Lovenkrands Marveaux

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  • the_besty_show

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Krul
    Simpson Colocinni Staylor Raylor
    Tiote Cabaye
    Obertan Gosling/Marveaux Jonas
    Ameobi

    Harper/Soderberg
    Perch
    Kadar
    Marveaux/Gosling
    Lovenkrands
    Ba
    Best

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  • Iwantcurlyhair2

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Sammiobi should start over useless brother if either is going to play. We need bodies in lads but im not hopeful of any significant quality coming through the doors?

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #38

    TOONARMY4LIFE

    Ok mate cheers 🙂

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #39

    edd this was your probable team
    Krul
    Simpson Coloccini (c) Taylor(S) Taylor (R)
    Gosling Tiote Cabaye Gutierrez
    Ameobi (Sh) Best
    Subs: Harper Ferguson Smith Vuckic Ameobi (Sa) Lovenkrands Marveaux

    what about obertan ?? not even in your squad

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  • palestoon

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #40

    although i would love to see marv across from jonas tomorrow, i doubt pardew gives him the start.

    we have to remember, scunny was marveaux first real competitive action in over a year. and he played the full 120 min.

    I expect will go with the same back 4 of colo, raylor, saylor and simmo. Then cabaye and tiote in the center with jonas and obertan on the wings.
    and finally best and shola upfront.

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