Newcastle Kind Of Unchanged From Last Sunday


Newcastle start the same 11 players as against Norwich City last week.

However,  the places they take up will be different,  with James Perch expected to play at left back, and Yohan  Cabaye and Danny Guthrie to play in central midfield.

Jonas Gutierrez reverts back to the left wing, so it seems a more conventional side than Alan Pardew started last Sunday against Norwich City.

Youngsters  Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid and Haris Vuckic are all on the Newcastle bench.

This looks a strong and balanced side for Newcastle,  and we have to hope we can get a win today to make up for the 3-2 loss at St. James’ Park.

For West Brom,  Nicky Shorey is dropped and Jonas Olsson captains the side and returns from suspension at center-back, and Liam Ridgewell reverts to left-back.

Peter Odemwingie is restored to the starting eleven after recovering from a calf problem.

The Nigerian international replaces Chris Brunt, who is among the substitutes, after suffering from tonsillitis this last week.

Shane Long and Paul Scharner are dropped with Marc-Antoine Fortune and Keith Andrews getting starts in their places, and Graham Dorrans misses the game due to a hamstring injury.

We have to hope Newcastle can get a win and break 50 points for the season.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

West Brom (4-5-1): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Odemwingie, Mulumbu, Morrison, Andrews, Thomas; Fortune
Subs: Daniels (gk), Scharner, Cox, Long, Brunt, Dawson, Shorey.

Newcastle (4-4-2): Krul;  Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (c),  Perch; Ben Arfa,  Cabaye, Guthrie, Gutierrez;  Demba Ba,  Cisse
Substitutes: Elliot,  Ferguson, Santon,  Abeid,  Gosling, Vuckic, Ameobi (Sh)

Referee: C Foy (Merseyside).



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524 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #1

    No Mr T but hopefully he’s fighting fit for next weekend.

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  • Baro

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #2

    lets win this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Tooooon

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #3

    16 – 0 to us.

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  • ROSHAN

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #4

    not surprised with squad selection

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  • Ben_W

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Reckon we have a good chance of 3 points here if we can play some good football! Glad to see no Brunt or Dorrans.

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  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Benny will rip the shit out of ridgewell!

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Perch LB or DM?

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    WBA are a bit suspect at home but they are a good team so we should not take them for granted. There is quality in this side and we should be looking to go forward, break at pace and score a goal or two.

    Would be happy with a point against a well drilled WBA side but remember Wigan tore this side a new one last weekend playing simple forward thinking football, we can too!

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  • check the toastie

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #9

    No shane long or brunt for them, that is very gud news, fancy Benny to torture ridgewell if he gets enough ball, really pleased with team, hope we try and knock it about, we have goals in the team, looks like they are goin 442 think we should have enough.

    Hope we play with a high tempo and energy, if we pressure their defenders they will mess up, cannt play football they are just thugs,

    Krul must not just boot the ball up front, it will be really pointless, the ball will come straight back, we hav to show a bit of class. HOWAY THE LADS. Loads of quality in our front six, best for some seasons by far.

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  • Baro

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Perch is left back

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Will be changes in formation! Rigid 4-4-2 or 4-3-2-1. Perch is going LB, Jonas LM.

    ———————-Krul————–

    Simpson :(——Willo—–Colo—Perch

    —–HBA——Guthrie—–Cabaye–Jonas

    —————Cisse———–Ba————-

    Or

    ——-Guthrie—Cabaye—-Jonas

    ———–Hba————–Ba—–

    ———————Cisse———–

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  • geoff777

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Ridgewell v HBA should be interesting.

    I can see HBA having a great game.

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  • tomtoon7

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Cmon NUFC bag a win 4us,keep momemtum goin with a revenge win!!Ba due a goal.HWTL

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #14

    common lads

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #15

    At least strong bench:Elliot, Fergie, Santon, Abeid, Vukcic, Gosling.

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #16

    1) we should keep the ball

    2) play simple SHORT passes

    3) avoid playing useless LONG BALLS

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #17

    And Mackem destryer SHOLA!!!!

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  • tomtoon7

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Roshen who’s common lol

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  • corktoon88

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Newcastle minus one goal with paddypower is 7/1. easy money cmon the toon!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #20

    i just wish i don’t get our team get dominated as usual. i want to see something different for once. im getting bored of seeing us in the backfoot for long long periods in the game.

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  • martoon

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Interesting stat from BBC Newcastle – the Toon have 7 different players to the team that started this fixture last season – ‘The times they are achanging’

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #22

    a win today will be superb. just worried about odemwingie. he can put it in the net.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #23

    links anyone?

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #24

    @Ilovetoon8788….do you actually love the toon? 😛

    Nah I am kidding mate I know you do, we all do, well we have to ask ourselves the question, would we rather nick a goal and retreat a bit and grind out the win or push forward looking for 2/3 and maybe let a lead slip. Wolves aside we are very good at grinding games out when we get a lead, and Pards does not playing with reckless abandon if he has a lead, given that defensively we are short of real quality.

    However, I think that when the defensive cover comes in the summer we will see a more expansive attacking game. Keep the faith lad!! 😀

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  • toonking

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    so after a win today will they say we are in the challenge for top4 or is it still top 6

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  • colwell

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #27

    WBA main threat today will be Jerome Thomas, he is quick and skillful and always tears Simmo a new one.

    RH has gone with Fortune and Odemwingie as they have pace to burn and we have none at the back.

    Very hard game today we play like the players should we’ll win if we play like recent games we’ll get our ass handed to us on a plate!

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  • jakesome

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #28

    i wouldnt of started guthrie

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  • nufc786

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #29

    krul
    simmo – collo – willo – guti
    Hba guthrie perch cabaye
    ba cisse
    my prefered formation

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  • obatoyou

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    went for Newcastle minus 2 goals at final game last season, they were 3-0 up, ended 3-3 :S

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  • niafron

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Did you english people change the hour same way we did on the continent?

    Or will the game start in more than one hour?

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  • toonking

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #32

    the game kicks off in 30 mins

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  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Starts in 25mins niafron mate 😀

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  • jakesome

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #34

    ilovetoon@
    what is your problem i know i guy that can sell you some prozac. honestly every post you make is depressing. it must be hard to be you

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  • ihighfivedtioteandbrokemyhand

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Deffo a 4-4-2 our full backs are far to defensive for a 4-3-2-1 formation to play with a narrow midfield we need to see santon and fergie!

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  • jakesome

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #36

    time changes everywhere

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  • nufc786

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #37

    krul
    simmo – collo – willo – guti
    Hba guthrie perch cabaye ba
    cisse
    or if more defenese needed

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  • Thump

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #38

    No niafron, we put the clocks back 2 hours so we can have an extra 2 hours of sleep 🙂

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  • geoff777

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #39

    @Niafron

    Most of us did, it’ll take the Mackems two or three weeks to realise what’s happened.

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  • nufc786

    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #40
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