Great News – Coloccini, Tiote And Santon Start For Newcastle


Great news today that Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini and top midfielder Cheick Tiote both start for Newcastle this afternoon against Swansea at home.

And the other good news is that David Santon get a start at right back as we had hoped for, following his good performance at Norwich last Week.

As expected James Perch will line up alongside Coloccini but that should be a lot easier this week, with James having an immensely experienced player alongside him.

And another surprise is that Leon Best takes over from Shola Ameobi up front, so Leon must have been looking  good in training this week.

Mike Williamson is also on the bench as expected and all being well he could get 15 minutes at the end of the game for James Perch, depending on how the game is going.

There is no Ryan Taylor, so we don’t know why that’s the case – but maybe Alan Pardew is giving the Liverpudlian a rest.

And it’s interesting that both Mehdi Abeid and Haris Vuckic make the bench, and of course the 19 year-olds are two of Newcastle’s top youngsters.

This is an improved  defense than last week’s side at Norwich, and we will be looking for Newcastle to get back to their winning ways.

Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Medhi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi

Swansea City (4-5-1): Michel Vorm; Ashley Richards, Ashley Williams (c), Steven Caulker, Neil Taylor; Wayne Routledge, Leon Britton, Joe Allen, Mark Gower, Scott Sinclair; Danny Graham
Substitutes: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Kemy Agustien, Nathan Dyer, Stephen Dobbie, Luke Moore, Leroy Lita



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599 comments so far

  • fifetoon65

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1

    YES great news c’mon toon

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Our strongest 11 apart from Saylor, we must win today

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    3-0 today

    cabaye
    best
    Ba

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #4

    HOWAY, this is some fantastic news indeed.
    I was looking forward to take one back in this match, now i have even more to look forward to.
    Cmon lads, lets start the match with a bang, Swans will never know what hit them.

    Hang on, they’re new to the PL, so they’re still ugly ducklings. 😉

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    hoppernufc

    Good comment mate. No he’s not the best, would we rather he just refused to play? He tries hard, trains hard, and really wants to play for the club – that’s the attitude every fan of every club craves from all their players.

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    JackButler #2 and ben arfa

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Agree with 98% of the line up. Very attack minded but, Obertan imo mind, is not good enough atm. He is very fast but has no end product at all. He could push Jonas out to the right and put HBA on the left wing which is his strongest position i think. Still a good line up none the less.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    And aha, look at our Pards, springing a surprise after telling the media Tiote was 50-50 to even be on the bench!

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Impact subs from HBA, Shola and one of Sammy, Abeid or Haris. So excited for this team.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    @TDS
    Hehe, i love a good mindgame, u’re not the only one who can do that ‘Arry!

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #11

    @Swedish
    HBA is nowhere near being the player we all think he can be, also we play better as a 4-4-2

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #12

    @2_goal_tino
    Hope to see either Abeid or Vuckic today.
    I think Abeid may come in for Tiote, at 60-70 minutes, Tiote’s been out a long time, may get easily tired.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #13

    JackButler

    I think he has been quite poor because of the position we play him in. He is best out on the left. He plays his better Football there.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #15

    QPR at home to Manchester United, Stoke away at Wolves, Everton at home to Norwich…

    Good chance for us to pull away from 8th, 9th, 10th etc. A couple of weeks ago there was 9 points betwen us and 8th.

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  • Jersey

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope we see Shola, Hatem and Vuckic c’mon when we are winning!!

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Perch will concede minimum one goal.

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  • Beattie25

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #18

    No Raylor in the squad? Injured or dropped?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #19

    2 goal tino

    It’s odd that Shola does appear to be a decent impact sub. Having competition for a starting place really motivates the guy.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #20

    @Toon1978

    Agree mate, I’d play HBA on the left with Jonas replacing Obertan on the right as Jonas his not needed as much to cover Santon as he would be if Raylor was playing

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Would loved to have seen benny start??Hopefully Beaty us due a goal!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Beattie

    There were rumors that Raylor was injured a few days ago, but that’s all they were.

    So glad Tiote is back… Guthrie & Gosling both out for a few weeks isn’t great.

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  • Jon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #23

    No Nathan Dyer, get in!!! Who is Ashley Richards?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Brutoon didn’t realise Perch was playing in nets, how will he concede any goals when he is playing CB?

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Nathan Dyer is a huge miss for Swansea

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  • niffnoff

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Ryan Taylor doesn’t get in the team… lol?

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #27

    @niffnoff
    It’s been confirmed that he’s injured.

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  • Demba_Ba

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #28

    3-1 to the toon ! LetsGetMehdiToRumble LetsGetMehdiToRumble !

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Ruddy

    Just ignore the guy. You will genuinely struggle to find a single post of his that isn’t insult Perch. He used to do it with Shola, then he disappeared for ages when Shola wasn’t playing.

    The guy has zero constructive contributions to make to the blog

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Routledge vs Obertan, well, well, this is something i want to see…

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Demba_Ba

    Hahaha, I really wish that chant rolled off the tongue easier! Would be brilliant (;

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #32

    The guy has zero constructive contributions to make to the blog

    ? Really?

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  • Demba_Ba

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #33

    @toondownsouth where about are you down south

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #34

    gorgonzola

    I don’t know who you think I’m talking about lol, but yeah

    Not you aha

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  • warwick

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #35

    tiote nots playing till january he’s being sold to chelsea…whaaaa whaaaaa whaaaaaa ahahahahahahhasbha

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Afternoon Lads:

    Links : http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?matchid=134425&part=sports

    I want 3-0 home win, team looks better and stronger than last week

    HWTL

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Demba_Ba

    At uni in Bath, parents live in Southampton

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  • Offkey

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38

    For all those stating Tiote wont play for us again……..does this mean he is staying or going?

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  • supporter

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #39

    No hba again, what does it mean ?

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  • warwick

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    it means them mackem bastards should save their tongue until we lose again….tiote sold….not playing till january….whahahahahahahahaha babs

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