Good News For Newcastle On Injury Front

Newcastle could have Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux back on the bench for Newcastle at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Danny Simpson – could start tonight

And it appears that right back Danny Simpson, who was taken off at Wigan with an ankle problem, will be fit for tonight’s game against Chelsea.

Newcastle still have Sammy Ameobi out with that knee injury, and it seems unlikely he will be able to return this season, which finishes a week on Sunday at Everton.

And of course Steven Taylor is out for the season with his Achilles injury, but he is hoping to return to pre-season in early July.

The squad for tonight’s game contains Haris Vuckic, so we assume he is fit again.


Krul, Elliot, Harper, Simpson, Santon, R. Taylor, Ferguson, Tavernier, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Tiote, Cabaye, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Obertan, Marveaux, Abeid, Gosling, Vuckic, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Best.

It will be interesting to see what formation Alan Pardew starts tonight, and we don’t think it will be the open 4-3-3 formation.

Newcastle need to stay in this game as long as possible,  and we would think the team could play 4-4-2 or even a modified 4-5-1 in the first half, with Demba Ba holding back a little – just to ensure that we don’t lose the game in the first half, which we did last time out.

The longer Newcastle can stay in this game tonight, the more chance we will have of  winning it,  with Papiss Cisse seemingly able to score from almost anywhere in the penalty area.

That’s what Newcastle will be going for, all 3 points, but the lads will have to start solidly tonight to have any chance of accomplishing that goal.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • TheChippedFifth

    May 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    waking up next to indian magpie when you coulda swore you were buggering a perfect 10 female supermodel that night is too good for ashley.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #2

    and Too bad for Me

  • lewytoon

    May 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    apparently ba will be dropped tonight, just saw it on twitter, i wouldnt drop him i think he’ll score twice tongith if he scored

  • lewytoon

    May 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    twice tonight if he plays*

  • Toon_Tom

    May 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    bring in Marveux for Ba

  • tonynufc

    May 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    I think ed justs reads my post.

  • tonynufc

    May 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #7

    My back four would be
    Santon Perch Collo Fergy/R Taylor

    Fob Willo off, wont be able to handle the presence of Drogba

  • Indian Magpie

    May 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8


    Is Fob = Fuzz, too

  • Steve Dixon

    May 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Wont be any changes tonight in starting 11unless simpson is injured then he’ll bring in ryan taylor or perch.

    can guess the subs as being eilliot,perch,obertan,marvaux,shola,best, r taylor.

  • tonynufc

    May 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Yes i got plenty more

  • Indian Magpie

    May 2, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #11

    well 2 are good for me, for 2day atleast

  • gaz 44

    May 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    is there a player called malanga keep hearing his name with us today must b 4th person to mention him

  • GeordieToon89

    May 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Gaz44 – Mangala? Defender plays in france cant think who for though..

    Also ED Sammy Ameobi is back in full training as of monday just gone he thinks he’ll be fit for Everton

  • obatoyou

    May 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    mayb we should accept 6th and play a crazy formation with people out of position and 5 strikers, u never know, has anyone ever tried this? could work out well, coloccini could be great up front and big shola in the centre of defence..never know do ya

  • OTP

    May 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #15

    This could be a very good game, but I don’t think we’ll win. 4-4-2 or deepish 4-5-1 would do, with Ben Arfa and Ba countering on the wings. I wrote up a small tactical preview of the match if anyone is interested. Gives some good stats about Cabaye’s defensive play. Is the match on the box tonight? If not, anyone know any good links?

  • obatoyou

    May 2, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #16

    are the games on normal tv in england? I got cable in australia, so can watch, a good website though is, click on the tv next to the game in the list


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