Newcastle Unchanged At Wigan – As Expected


Newcastle will start with  an unchanged side  at the DW Stadium this afternoon, from the one that beat Stoke City 3-0 last Saturday at home.

Newcastle now have six wins on the trot – and they will go into the game at the DW Stadium, trying to make it 7 wins  in a row.

A win would give Newcastle a total of 65 points with just three games remaining, and would keep the Magpies’ hopes of a Champions League place alive.

This is the strongest team Newcastle can field at the moment, and we hope that the lads are in good form today, which they have been over the last few  games.

On the subs bench today is Ryan Taylor, who makes his first return to his former club Wigan,  since he arrived at Newcastle three years last January.

Danny Guthrie is not on the bench today, which is a bit of a surprise, but we expect any three from James Perch, Dan Gosling, Shola Ameobi and Shane Ferguson to get some playing time today.

For Wigan, striker Di Santo passed a late fitness test and starts up front for the Latics, with Rodallega on the bench.

Teams:

Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Caldwell (c), Maloney, Moses, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Di Santo, Figueroa
Subs: Pollitt, Crusat, Gomez, Sammon, Jones, Rodallega, Diame.


Newcastle:
(4-2-3-1): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Demba Ba; Cisse

Subs: Elliot, Perch, Ferguson, Taylor (R), Gosling, Best, Ameobi



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633 comments so far

  • pardew no 1

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #1

    if we win we r chapions league if we dont were not simples

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Official site says 4-3-3, not 4-2-3-1, but hey, they aren’t always far apart and it can be difficult to tell.

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  • pardew no 1

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    champions

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  • toonpanda18

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    98toonpanda18 // Apr 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    My predictions are that we beat Wigan 3-1, beat Chelsea 2-0 but lose to man city as I’m going and finally snatching a later equaliser against everton

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Dannyo
    It would be funny if he did no way the old guard will be leaving if RDM stays

    As for Hazard no fee required am sure…the french love the toon dont they? Surely they’d give him to us for a handshake and a friendly? no?

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #6

    we will win all games remaining! Pllayers are in great form and in even better spirits! 3-0 This one 🙂 Cisse, Demba, Ben Arfa

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    paul merson saying we got battered at swansea and saying luck is going our way, what a complete a55hole. why do sky still employ this habitual self pitying kn0b. Wonder when the next time he rights his car off on the M4 full of drink. Sack him.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Wigan team v Newcastle: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Caldwell, Maloney, Moses, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Di Santo, Figueroa #WAFC #NUFC
    Howay 3 o’clock!

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Pardew prefering Gosling to Guthrie, might not see Danny play for the club again, personally would prefer Guth on the bench, has done well this year.

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #10

    CH is going to the playoffs with B.City right? 🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Guthrie is probably injured again he has been fit for over 3 hours after all 😉

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Football pundits have been sucked in to the notion that possession = domination.

    If anything, WE dominated the Swansea game. We had a game plan, and it went 100% according to play. THAT is controlling the game.

    Brendan Rodgers is as bad as anyone. When we beat them, he called it ‘an injustice’. But when Chelsea beat Barca, he called it ‘tactical discipline’.

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  • bollance

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Chelsea sign 16 cap German international Marko Marin (23) from werder Bremen for £6m. A deal that Carr would have been proud of. Bargain!

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  • supatoonkid

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    has anybody got a link to a stream of the match?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Could be interesting due to the system Wigan play. Its very possible that their wing backs would occupy Ba and HBA and Cisse left with three in the middle.

    But that would lead to us having a spare man in midfield.

    Moses worries me, but think our quality in the final third will shine through.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    @check
    Those who can, manage, those who can’t, pundits 😉

    @wwjbd
    Yeah, u may be right. I think Roman has had it with the old guard, especially Lampard and Terry. The dressingroom seems chaotic at best for Chelsea.

    On Hazard, find out his favorite type of drink/food and import it all here. Then he’ll be ours for sure. He’ll probably pay to get here if im honest 😛

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  • obatoyou

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Love the premier league, never know whether we’re going to win draw, lose or be disqualified!
    Be winning and then lose, losing then win, draw then draw ooh cant wait for the game! When was the last time we fielded an unchanged side

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #18

    bollance…..Marin was class in an under 21 years ago…6 million seems a bargain

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Dannyo
    Aye but if they win the CL can Roman really argue with his players? I mean after his brilliant new manager was sacked Chelsea hit the gas and thats all down to the old guard

    Haha the chef has her part to play eh 😉

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  • Ashton

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Can you imagine Jordy Clasie in that midfield?? We will be unstoppable!!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Pitch invasion coming soon always fun to watch if done intelligently

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  • level7wonder

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Best sopcast links lads? Setanta canada aint the best like.

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23

    @WWJBD
    Well, it’s the huge egos that causes the issues in the dressingroom imo. Roman has the biggest tho, as he’s the man on top.
    I’m waiting for the day it all implodes, and it nearly did for them this season.
    Funny how we’ve moved further away from Chelsea after they’ve hit the gas tho 😛

    But ofc winning the CL is arguably bigger than winning the PL, some would say. So it’s a huge achievement. But something tells me, no matter what happens, Roman has made up his mind about the old guard.

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  • tdt

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Well done southampton!

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  • kingcarty

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Any links for the game today lads?

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  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Bloody hell the smoggies really buggered it up. I was hoping for them to come up next season, one of my best mates is a smoggy and it’s always better banter when we’re in the same division. Better for the region too!

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Very happy to see Southampton back in the PL.
    They got knocked down, but got back up again. Over and over.
    Well done, and big, big congratz!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Dannyo
    I agree tbh I reckon he has decided to get rid of them and thats it but he still wants to challenge for the title and u cant do both imo gonna need a season of top 10 expectations and building in order to do that….we had to get relegated tbf

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  • Ashton

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #29

    bollance

    Marin is very overrated. This season he struggled to even get on the bench for an average Breman team. His attitude sucks and he is very selfish with the ball and lazy. Also his end product is worst than Jonas’s. I think 6mil is too much for him.

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Well my second favourite team are back in the pl next year. Time for my home club to hammer Wigan

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Will be a tough game. Hoping BA scores and cisse too. Think this game might be an open end to end game. I predict 3-2 or 3-1 to the TOON.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Fair play to Southampton considering what they have been through its brilliant…will still run over them next season and take 6 points but well done on getting up look forward to seeing them at St James next season

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #33

    who says Pardew prefers Gosling to Guthrie? If he does he;s a moron. Guthrie is in a different league to Gosling

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Chelsea are not going to win the Champions League…

    If they do, I’m going to personally have a serious word with the Bayern Munich & Barcelona squads.

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  • Klatoon

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Marko Marin’s style is not that different from Juan Mata. Cracking player!

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  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #37

    @29 sounds like a cjelsea player already 😉

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  • Oleg G

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #38

    SOPCAST

    YES [EN] (uncertain)
    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6816
    1080 Kbps

    Setanta CA [EN]
    sop://broker.sopast.com:3912/122909
    514 Kbps

    Not the best but hey, Arsenal are playing so, no one can show us. 🙁

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #39

    I don’t think Pardew prefers Guthrie to gosling as Guthrie had always started when tote and vacate are out and he is available, Guthrie is just probably injured. However, I do think gosling will come good for Newcastle. He needs to go put on loan, needs more game time, he looked good in the pre season.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Marin is just another Sturridge.

    Lots of flashy skill and pace, but zero end product, selfish, lazy and arrogant.

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