Vuckic Comes In For Cabaye – Newcastle Otherwise Unchanged


As we had expected 19 year-old Haris Vuckic will make his full league debut for Newcastle United tonight  against West Bromwich Albion.

The Slovenian Under 21 international midfielder has already made three sub appearances for Newcastle this season, and he gets his big chance tonight.

Vuckic came on against Swansea after 82 minutes last Saturday, and we thought that may be a prelude to Alan Pardew starting him tonight.

The team is otherwise unchanged from Saturday, and as expected Italian International Davide Santon keeps his place at left-back, even though Ryan Taylor is fit again, and Ryan is on the bench.

And James Perch keeps his place alongside captain Fab Coloccini after a sound performance on Saturday, although a fit again Mike Williamson may be drafted into the side at Bolton next Monday afternoon.

Ben Arfa will hope to see some action tonight, after he has not seen any action in the last two games, but if Newcastle can get on top, we could well see the Frenchman in the second half.

Newcastle really need a win tonight, having not won in their last five matches, and with Stoke playing at Manchester City tonight, the Magpies could go 6 points clear of the 8th placed side by this evening.

All we need is a win!

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

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

West Brom (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Steven Reid, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Nicky Shorey; Jerome Thomas, Youssouf Mulumbu, Paul Scharner, Chris Brunt (c); Peter Odemwingie, Shane Long
Substitutes: Marton Fulop, Billy Jones, Craig Dawson, George Thorne, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antonie Fortune, Simon Cox



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904 comments so far

  • dutchy

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #1
  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Really excited to see Vuckic today like. Hope Willo comes on for Perchy at some point though.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Good to see Pardew showing faith in Perchy and Besty. Hope to see HBA come on for Vuckic or gutierez . htl

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  • colwell

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Simmo needs to be on his game tonight Jerome Thomas always rips him to pieces.

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  • colwell

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Oba surely is going to tear Shorey a new one tonight the guy is slow and old. Come on Oba!

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  • joppadoni

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #6

    who remembers the links from the footysports or futuresports or whatever it is a usually stream a game on 😀 as on me laptop and for some reason dont have the link saved :S any help much appreciated

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  • Tino3Barca2

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Excited to see Vuckic, got a sneaky he will score.

    Hopefully see HBA on for Vuckic or Obertan later in the game.

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  • niafron

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Bonsoir messieurs.

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #9

    And my fortunetelling comes through, Vuckic starts. Absolutely chuffed for the lad, show us some glimpses why u cost £2 mill at the age of 17!

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  • Tino3Barca2

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Another chance too for Santon to cement his place in the team. Looking for some nice crosses from him today. Shit, imagine if both our wingers and fullbacks could cross a ball? Ba could be nearing 20 by now. 😉

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  • dutchy

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11
  • joppadoni

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #12

    glad to see vuckic start. cant wait to see what he can do.

    TTBaWA!!!

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  • robtheguru

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Not happy that Obertan is playing!

    Sameobi or Ben Arfa should be starting above that waste of money.

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  • Tino3Barca2

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Guys, heard on the radio this afternoon from a dutch football correspondent we are close to signing the Belgian defender.

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  • joppadoni

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #15

    appreciate it dutchy matey im just trying to remember my ‘yee-old’faithfull’ 😀

    since im not at home and its on fox sports i can watch it in the pub anyways. but im hedging bets as it mayvery well be the case that the pubs connection is interupted. that happens sometimes and if so i wanna fly back to me mams and get the stream up.

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #16

    pardew is clueless pay 5m for a player and doesent play him!!!!!

    PLAY BEN ARFA WHAT HAVE YOU GOT AGAINST HIM???????????????

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  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Oh good, here come the armchair managers…

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  • scott_toon21

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #18

    FIrst time commenting lads but ive read and followed this blog for a long time, I am really looking forward to tonights game, I have faith in young Vuckic and believe this is one of the biggest games in his career, i know he has played for the under21s and called up to the first team without playing. But your full premier league debut, in front on 52,000. What more could you ask! HWTL 3-0 newcastle, with Best getting 2…. Also a few links here if anyones struggling….. http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #19

    @HAZ
    Better to not play a £5 mill player than a £35 or £50 mill player don’t u think?
    Don’t be daft lad… I think u’re the one who’s clueless here, Best and Ba links up well.

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  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #20
  • Alinufc

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #21

    @HazNUFC according to that theory why pay £50m for a player and leave him on the bench and why pay £35million and leave him on the bench…

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  • Alinufc

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #22

    @Dannyo beat me to it 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Nice to see the young man get a chance tonight, lets hope we can get back to winning ways

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  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Some more links here http://www.freefootball.org/upcoming.php?id=a a few more should pop up on both sites just before the game

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  • mattyNUFC

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #25

    like i said on the last post, subtly, because obviously getting up in arms over it means i’ll be cemented next to the neggers, but

    i agree with playing a 442

    i agree with both ba’s and best’s inclusions

    I strongly disagree with leaving HBA on the bench….again. If he can’t play the “number 10 role” effectively, then put him on the wing, the place he’s played his entire life. and i don’t want to hear one more peep about him not tracking back because as far as I’ve seen, Obertan does more standing around than HBA, and I think Obertan is still effective at getting back. HBA never dismissed his defensive duties, not once. It’s just a moot (and wrong) analysis of how we historically think of what we consider “luxury” players. HBA does track back and he does work hard for the team. Just a joke we expect him to be at his best against three of the top ten teams in the world and bench him when he could quite possibly prove most effective against your “run of the mill” prem teams. still distraught. Looking forward to seeing Vuckic but I think a CM role is too deep for him. anyway, HTL

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  • joppadoni

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #26

    @portslade AYE! TY! thats me baby 😀 cheers mate enjoy the match all

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  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #27

    @Ali and Dannyo: You are both delusional. We all know the only reason that Ben Arfa isn’t being played is because Pardew has a personal vendetta against him! I mean look at this scintillating evidence!

    http://www.shiteseats.co.uk/post/14511791689/is-it-a-man-or-a-woman-ben-arfas-absence-from

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  • Tino3Barca2

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Ben Arfa is not fully fit, keeps giving the ball away. That’s all there is to it.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #29

    @Thump

    Is it wrong that I got a tingle in a special place when I looked at those pictures ?

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #30

    WBA is very good team so far but I confident we can win against them. Keep the faith !! HWTL !

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #31

    @Thump
    Rofl, u almost had me there 😛
    I’ve seen that before, hilarious. The amount of time i could spend making HBA jokes out of that…

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  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #32

    @JackButler: Not at all mate, I’ve got repetitive strain injury because of it.

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  • montevideomag

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Evening lads, hope your all well, looking forward to seeing Vuckic playing tonight. Pardew certainly gives youth its chance.
    HWTL

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #34

    @Thump
    Pardew isn’t playing HBA cause he’s afraid HBA will chip a nail?

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #35

    if youre having trouble with streams, try a site called viaplay.se.

    you can open an account and pay 6-7 for watching the game. its a bit expensive but always great quality.

    not sure if it works outside of sweden but worth a try? it’s a lifesaver a day like this.

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  • shirtonapole tinooo

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #36

    firstrowsports link 2 don´t know who i´m watching, but it´s spanish(?) and the score is 10 – 1 to the home team…..

    sorry 11 – 1
    lets hope for more of the same later ;D
    HWTL

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Alreet lads, sorry am at the game late, just got in.

    Headlines and links?

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #38

    pounds

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  • Thump

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #39

    @Dannyo: The jokes are endless mate haha

    @mont: In fairness I don’t think he has a choice but to play the youth. I mean it’s either Vuckic or Abeid… or Smith.

    *shudder*

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  • warwick

    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Tiote told Sky Sports News: “I am flattered by clubs interested but there is nothing official.”

    “When teams such as Chelsea, City, Liverpool, United are interested in you it makes you think twice, but I love Newcastle, I belong to Newcastle and I enjoy my life here.”

    hes going then….;)

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