Newcastle Will Field Strong Team And Strong Bench Tonight


Newcastle have a big chance to get through to the 4th round of the Carling Cup tonight at Nottingham Forest.

Dan Gosling – likely to get start tonight

Forest are in a little disarray after a terrible start to the season in the Championship under new manager Steve McClaren, and there have been some fan protests to add to the turmoil.

But that’s hardly the case at Newcastle, who are now 4th in the Premier League after five games, and it’s even looking like the Newcastle squad may be stronger than we had thought, with some of the youngsters and new signings are starting to come through well.

Alan Pardew has talked today about the Carling Cup:

“I was very relieved to get the job done in extra time last time.” “You just want to win and cup competitions are about being in the hat.”

“That’s all that matters and I don’t care how we do it. If it is extra time then that is fine for me – let’s just get through to the next round.”

Pardew  brought in some fringe players for the last round at Scunthorpe – players like Dan Gosling and Peter Lovenkrands – but it was a very tough game and it looked for long periods as though Newcastle could have been going out of the Cup.

It wasn’t until the 80th minute when Ryan Taylor scored from his free kick that Newcastle were back in the game,. which they finally won in extra time, with a superb individual goal from young Sammy Ameobi.

Alan Pardew will again give a chance to some of  his fringe players tonight:

“It will be a similar team to that  at Scunthorpe, but it will be a motivated team that comes from the squad.”

“The squad is the most important thing at this football club.”  “Everybody that is in the squad will play in the first team at some stage this season.”

“It’s important that they get a chance and get used to wearing the jersey.” “But the team has to be good enough to win this game.”

“I want to win it. The team will be strong and the bench will be strong too.”

Newcastle fans want the lads to win it tonight too, and then we would hope for a home tie in the 4th round against a lower league  side,  and we could well be on our way.

Comments welcome.



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52 comments so far

  • Saka_Bartoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    4 ties away from the final……..

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  • AMEOBI

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah only 4 ties haha

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #4

    How many ties until we draw Man Utd and get turned over?

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  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    WWJBD.

    Knowing our luck. If we win tonight. It will be the next one.

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  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #6

    1 step at a time eh lads! Need to finish this lot off first

    HWTL

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #7

    San Toon
    Then let me be the first to say BRING EM ON!

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  • cgrizzly87

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #8

    don’t tell anyone but i’m sat in the home section 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Man Utd only play youth players and michael owen in the Carling Cup fergie aint assed about it

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  • Stuart

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Ryan Taylor might be rested tonight as his lass is due to give birth, just came on the official site.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #11

    I would play virtually the same team from saturday.
    leave out best and play HBA behind Ba, rest guti and play marveaux. Think this part of season whther it be cup or league is critical in the gelling of our team. Then you can substitute at half time, gosling, sammy and abeid.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #12

    doesnt look like Ryan Taylors playing tonight looks like his bird is about to pop

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #13

    I really think we can win this cup, if not this season in the next. In Pardew we now have a manager that is going for it and uses his team well.

    We now have a brilliant team that is already starting to click. I can’t wait to see Cabaye, Tiote and Ben Arfa on the pitch together, it’s going to be explosive. Don’t forget we also have young amazing talent coming through in Abeid, Vuckic, Fergurson and Sammy Ameobi. I am really excited about our chances this season. We just have to keep playing Best and/or Ba upfront instead of the useless Shola Ameobi and we’ll be fine.

    I would like to see more of Marveaux and Gosling.What a team we now have, we just have to wait and see how they gel more with every game and we’ll get stronger and stronger.

    If we sign a striker in January and possibly a defender the jigsaw puzzle would finally be complete.

    HTL

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  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Btw, anyone know why Valencia (a winger) was picked over Fabio (a specialist Right back) to replace smalling on Sunday?

    To my knowledge, Fabio was on the bench and is 100% fit?
    Maybe a cheeky bid in January?

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  • drongo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #15

    @ GT89
    The & michael owen amused me!
    Quite funny seeing some of his twatter updates about how the squad are preparing for a big game etc… wonder if he practises putting the cones out.

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  • newcastleu22

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    GeordieTooon I don’t think Man Utd. has any youth players left. They’re all in the first team these days!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17

    and if not
    Might aswell completely change first eleven

    Elliott

    kadar
    fergie

    frig, we have nee defence……………..

    Scrap plan b

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  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Haha, WWJBD,

    Not looking forward to any games with the two Manchester teams at the moment…. Rooney and Aguero are on fire….

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Stuart did you read his comments mate? a like what he’s says
    “I love playing for this club and i’ll give everything ive got no matter what, whether it be the Carling cup or the Premier League”

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #20

    ~~San-Toon~~ – Fabio is a speciallist Left Back not a right back.. its his twin Rafael who’s the Right Back

    newcastleu22 – they’ve got 5 or 6 youth team players in the squad for Leeds tonight bud, but a agree with what you say haha

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  • Stuart

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Nah, i didnt read the article like geordietoon, it just flashed up on my facebook.

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  • Slank

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Angry @ 11

    You are right.

    Fans often think that playing a team from a lower division in a cup is easier and therefore there is no need for a strong team as the second or third string would do the job – WRONG.

    Lower league teams rise to the occasion. We should play the same team that played on Saturday except Ben Arfa for Ba and Marveaux for Jonas.

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #23

    i think if we can get arsenal in the next round at st james id be well chuffed but i doubt it’ll happen as shrewsbury will probs beat em 😛 i still think we need to focus today and man mark McGugan as if he gets 5 yards space hell have a pop

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #24

    my team for tonight:

    —————-Elliott
    Simpson–Perch–Kadar–Ferguson
    ———-Guthrie—Gosling
    Obertan———————Marveaux
    ————Ba—Lovenkrands

    Easily capable of winning and after 60mins replace
    Marveaux with Ben Arfa
    Ba for Shola
    and after 70mins replace
    Obertan with either Sammy or Abeid

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Thing is Man Utd might play reserve player….but their reserves are close to on par with our first teamers! Scary scary thing that is!

    But still I go into every match thinking we can win and if we are to be the best one day we need to beat the best to get there so bring on the Manchester boys and bring on the Londoners! Might get hammered but we’ll put up a fight

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Lewis Mcgugan is class but a wonder if he’s had a falling out or something cos he hasnt played much for Mclaren

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #27

    I’d play a 4-4-2, I’d love to see Sammyobi start alongside Ba, rest Best for the weekend. Would also love to see Ben Arfa, Gosling (though he may be injured), Guthrie, Marveaux and Ferguson and Raylor at right wing (though I gather he may not play due to the imminent birth of his baby). A strong bench is a must, will be a tough game.

    Would also be great to see Abeid but I’m almost convinced that he’s injured.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Abeid is in the squad for tonight he’s apparently fit again

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  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #29

    @Geordietoon89

    Ah right. My mistake. Commentator on the night said he was a right back though…. but i just checked wiki, states Rafael is the RB

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  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Doesnt state that Fabio is specifically a :left back though, maybe he can also play on the right?

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #31

    im afraid of our strikers i think itll be Loverman and strolla which should be enough to do a job over the trees anyone else like when teams names are af i.e. magpies trees etc or when several bird based teams win btw anyone kno wht the term for a large group of magpies is called?

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  • lgnufc

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Could someone tell me if there will be a stream for the game? If so a link would be appreciated.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #33

    flock?

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  • Spartan

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #34

    a “tidings”

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Fabio is defo a left back but he can play RB same as Rafael can play LB but Fergie has played Valencia RB before and is more experienced than Fabio so thats probz whyy he went on instead of fabio

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #36

    My team for tonight would be:

    ————————Elliot—————————–

    Simpson—Saylor—Kadar/Perch—Fergurson

    Obertan——Gosling—–Abeid——Marveaux

    ———————-Ben Arfa————————–

    ————————-Ba—————————–

    Subs: Harper, Perch/Kadar, Sammy, Gutierrez, Tiote, Airey, Best

    3-1 to the Toon !!

    HTL

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Strong team, strong bench, there will be lots of changes….
    Dunno what to think now, lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #38

    think Shola will defo be involved some way or another

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Sky reckon Lovenkrands and Ben Arfa will start

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  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #40

    does anyone know what them boxes are called where you pay £100/£120 for it and it connects to you sky or virgin media box and uses the signals and you get every single channel.. its illegal ano but dunno what its called

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