Fabricio Coloccini will start tonight in what is a strong starting eleven for Newcastle United against Fenerbahce in the Sonnenseestadion (SC Ritzing), Austria.
Rob Elliot starts in goal and Demba Ba will be the lone striker up front, against what is expected to be a strong Turkish side, who start their European Champions League qualifying games in a week.
Haris Vuckic, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Romain Amalfitano all start for the Magpies, which shows the impact these young lads have had on this tour.
It’s a new formation, said to be 4-2-3-1 – but you can overdo these formations, and it’s really a modified 4-5-1 formation.
It’s a 7:30 pm KO time – not 7:00 pm as I had thought – my error.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson, James Tavernier, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor; Cheick Tiote, Dan Gosling; Gabriel Obertan, Haris Vuckic, Romain Amalfitano; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Davide Santon, Mike Williamson, Mehdi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi
Fantastic to see Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome come in first and second in today’s time trial in the Tour de France Stage 19, and the first time an Englishman will ever have won the Tour – assuming Bradley can make it into Paris tomorrow. 😀
And Chris will be in second place overall – fabulous.