Best, Obertan And Lovenkrands Start For Newcastle Today


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made four changes to his side that beat Scunthorpe 2-1 last Thursday evening.

Recalled to the side today are defender Steven Taylor, Gabriel Obertan, Cheik Tiote and Jonas Gutierrez. They were rested for the Carling Cup tie but of course Mike Williamson was injured in the first half and Steven came on and played the rest of the game.

Mike has damaged ligaments and could be ou up to six weeks.

Sylvain Marveaux, Dan Gosling and Demba Ba go back to the bench for the important game against Fulham today, and Ole Soderberg continues as substitute goalkeeper, so36 year-old veteran Steve Harper must still be injured.

Shola Ameobi picked up an injury in training, and Leon Best keeps his place up front alongside Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands.

Best and Lovenkrands will have an important role to play today, because the lads missed a host of chances in the second half on Thursday, and need to put the chances away today. We have a feeling Peter will be on form today, as he was close two or three times at Scunthorpe,  but had no luck.

Youngsters on the bench today for the Magpies are Shane Ferguson, Haris Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi, who will get a great welcome if he’s introduced today, following his stunning winner at Scunthorpe.

Damien Duff starts for Fulham today, and we’ll sure he’ll get an appropriate welcome by the fans, after leaving after relegation and then bad mothing the club after he arrived at Fulham – very unprofessional – a no no.

We need a win today and that would be 7 points from out first three league games – not too shabby!

A win today and three great players brought in over the next three days, and we’ll be flying.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Ryan Taylor; Gabriel Obertan, Yohan Cabaye, Cheik Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands
Subs: Ole Soderberg, Shane Ferguson, Alan Smith, Haris Vuckic, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Demba Ba

Fulham (4-4-2): Mark Schwarzer; Chris Baird, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Matthew Briggs; Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Danny Murphy (c), Pajtim Kasami; Clint Dempsey, Mousa Dembele
Subs: Neil Etheridge, Stephen Kelly, Philippe Senderos, Dickson Etuhu, Marcel Gecov, Karim Frei, Andrew Johnson



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702 comments so far

  • connor_nufc

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    y loverkrands , do we not wana win

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  • nufc1984

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #2

    If that line up doesn’t highlight our plight nothing will!

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Well, Loven is starting…… let’s see what happens, Senderos doesn’t like playing against busy STs.

    By the way, this was a Craig Coozy tweet earlier, don’t know if anyone has mentioned it – ccnufcblog cc
    #welcometonewcastlepietersnewleftback# not cissoko

    He’ doesn’t lie, he must be booked into his hotel!

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  • hainesy

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Would have liked Marveaux on the left with Guti on the right but that’ll do fine.

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  • Kris

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Fulhams team?

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #6

    and our centre defence cover on the bench is………..?

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #7

    So i guess Pardew has Decided to play with 10 men today then?

    Lovenkrands was invisible for 90% of the Scunthorpe Game.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Howay the lads!
    Everything as expected in that lineup.
    Altho i’d rather have either Vuckic or Sammy in for Loven.
    They’ve proven their better, and Sammy has a major work rate.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Any links for the game lads

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  • colwell

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #10

    We are all dissing Lovenkrands I bet he bangs in a hatrick lol odds at leats a million to 1.

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  • Moe-NUFC

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Btw do we have any cover for CBs??

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #12

    @colwell

    I wish he always proved me wrong, means he’d be atleast an average player, now he’s just poor.

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  • connor_nufc

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    if he scores a hattrick il eat my cap

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  • thai-mag

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #14

    loverkrands, down to ten men already then, off out to watch match now

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #15

    @Moe-NUFC

    Pards said that Perch can cover that position…. ROFL!

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Well that’s not a v strong line-up :/ Where’s the defensive cover, where’s Gosling? Why is smith anywhere near St James’

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  • Moe-NUFC

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #17

    @colwell
    Got a gut feeling he’s gonna score today lol

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #18

    3-1 toady lads, keep the faith

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Good question, where is Gosling?

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #20

    lovenkrands played bad so did best so why no 1 complainig about best he is shit

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Lol 1 player that can play in the back 4 on the bench.

    Is Perch Injured?

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  • Kris

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #22

    SHOLA INJURED?

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #23

    Any links for the game?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Lads the whole team where shyte in the week so lovern is not the only one who owes us a good performance

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t see Perch on the bench…….

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m gettin xcited 4 the match 😛

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  • nick_9

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Hope Loven proves us wrong and bangs one in, he should be better suited for players like cabaye who like to play it on the deck.Hope sammy comes on with a good half hour to go, vuckic looked good against scunny so he should grace the pitch as well hopefully

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Cheers JB

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #30

    So,

    Gosling
    Strolla
    Perch

    M.I.A with no explanation?

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #31

    I cant believe we are this stretched at the back that we are actually wondering where Perch is =.=

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  • MadAboutToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #32

    ffs, can’ t see us scoring to many today with them two up front, and marveaux should have got a start too

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Whens kick off

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #34
  • pardew no 1

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #35

    so what you think the scores will be 2-1 toon

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Pieter Piper Strolla was injured in the week thats why he didn’t even make the bench at Scunny, don’t know about gosling but heard that Perch has been sent to the local park to play with the swings ;~)

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Ochy 1pm

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  • MacToon

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Strolla I heard was 50/50 after picking up an injury but no defencive cover (even if it is Perch!) and no Gosling…. lol

    nufc1984 @ 2 is spot on and add to that the bench (which also includes Smith …..).

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Ah… can’t. This club is like an addiction. I love watching the games, and hate how we play sometimes. I have NUFC fever!!!!

    Anyway, here we go, good luck for us today ( 3 games in 8 days – why not every week is like this? 🙂 )

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  • Tramp

    Aug 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Lay off Loverman lads, at least he runs his butt off the whole game don’t see Best putting in the effort he does.

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