Krul, Coloccini And Demba Ba All Start Against Atromitos


Alan Pardew has named seven changes for Newcastle United’s Europa League fourth qualifying round – second leg tie – against Greek side  Atromitos tonight.

Surprisingly the Newcastle manager has started a very strong side, and Tim Krul and captain Fab Coloccini are both in the starting ljne-up.

With the next game not being until Sunday afternoon and Newcastle keen to get two wins under their belt, Pardew lasso starts Danny Simpson and Demba Ba.

Gael Bigirimina, who played so well last week keeps his place in central midfield, and it looks like Dan Gosling will partner the 18 year-old old in the center of the park.

But James Tavernier, who struggled against Amotros goalscorer and top player last week – Denis Epstein – sees himself on the bench, along with other youngsters Haris Vuckic and Adam Campbell.

It looks like Alan Pardew wants to take no chances tonight and wants Newcastle in the pot for tomorrow’s group draw in Monaco.

Newcastle will be wearing their new lime green strips – so let’s hope they dazzle us tonight!

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-5-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor;  Gabriel Obertan,  James Perch, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, James Tavernier, Yohan Cabaye, Haris Vuckic, Romain Amalfitano, Adam Campbell, Papiss Cisse

Atromitos  (4-5-1): Charles Itandje; Ioannis Skondras (c), Sokratis Fytanidis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Giannoulis; Matias Iglesias, Eduardo Brito Elini Dimoutsos, Chumbinho, Denis Epstein; Tasos Karamanos
Substitutes: Velihir Radman, Stathis Tavlaridis, Evangelos Nastos, Panagiotis Ballas, Sebastiau Garcia, Nikola Beljic, Njazi Kuqi

Referee: Stephan Studer (Switzerland)



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469 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Strong side

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Jimmymagpie ! welcome back mate ..

    I was going to start a vote/poll, to bring you back .

    .I heard you were badly and savagely attacked by some attention seeker on here.. (Who was it by the way ????anyone know ?)

    He probably could not stand the fact that you are one of the best and most informative posters on here as regards truth and fact ..

    Welcome back sir ! you have many freind’s on here Jimmy, don’t leave us again .

    Ignore the one or two on here that think they rule the blog ..Misfits !.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    He doesn’t want to go out! This team will surely win! Touch wood!

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  • hoppernufc

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Where’s perch playing?

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #5

    would love to see gosling shine

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #6

    yes fairly strong

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Romain should be in for Gosling and I reckon Harps should be in goal

    Strong team though should be able to pull out a good win…swear down if we lose this and don’t progress I will hit the fing roof

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope Amalfitano gets a run out. Looks like a strong team with the right formation.

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  • Jayden

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Not sure about Gosling in the CAM role. Would rather have Amalfitano.

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  • beefman13

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #10

    team seems ok were is vernon anita though? that said looking forward to young campbell getting some time on the pitch, also gosling needs to start making a bit of a statement, and for once a consistant display from obertan would not go amiss. fingers crossed x

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Gosling over Abeid, who isn’t even on the bench? Give me a break.

    not been on in a few days so was just wondering if anything on the transfer front looks relatively promising? would be very disappointed if we didn’t strengthen further after a 5th place finish last year. two days to show real ambition (and by real i mean, c’mon, 6mil could easily get us a CB for cover and a FB to replace simmo)

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  • Tooooon

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Andy Carroll is a traitor.. may hell come down to him and karma do it’s worst on him.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #13

    if Qpr gets relegated (which dosent look like ) they will never return to premier league

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Ehh, we all know oberan is not good enough , romain should be on for him , would have liked vuckic behind ba too

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #15

    This is how I contacted yohan and got him to reply .Check out that video he made lol

    http://www.yohan-cabaye.com/

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Lookin forward to the game, hopefully there’ll be Debuchy and a winger/ forward in the stands watching!!

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  • ToonBry

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Tooon

    Why the sudden random carroll hate?

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  • bills-son

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Pards obviously rates Bigi, this is a must win game and a big thumbs up for the lad. Fans saying this is a strong team contradict those who say the squad is weak. Only four of the starters are in our first eleven.

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  • bambams

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #19

    It is a strong side put out, wonder if potential targets are waiting for tonights result. Just something to ponder.
    Right off to kick my nephew

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  • Slank

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Strong defence especially with Perch and Bigi protecting them BUT is Gosling good enough to be the playmaker in central midfield?

    Dissapointed that Obertan is picked. Will probably be proved wrong. The Greeks need to attack because as it stands our away goal wins the tie. Perhaps Pardew thinks Obertan will catch them out on the break. Not convinced though. I had hoped that Amalfitano would start as he is more tricky than Obertan. But perhaps a second half sub. Nice to see Campbell on the bench.

    We should win.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Wwycd – would have to disagree there harped was at fault partially for there goal and it doesn’t take anything out of a keeper to play

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Something’s not going on right for Abeid…. do you guys know what that is about?

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #23

    James perch…I guess he is a better back up at DM when compared to anita(lb).

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Lucky lad KEVY MARTINS

    Hope we buy a Modicum of Ambition

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Can you really blame AC? Seriously. The lad wanted to stay at StJP but MA rubbed his hands and sold him for £35m….and a good bit of business for the club. Selling that one player has assisted us in transforming our team.
    So AC faced with the prospect of a season on the bench at Liverfool or going to WHU, it’s a simple choice…..surely.
    Liverpool were never gonna release AC back to NUFC as that would be like rubbing salt into the wound.

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  • alex84

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Looks like that’s that then, no one is coming in! Ffs!

    Any who come on the Toon let’s get behind the lads tonight, looking forward seeing marv

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  • HullMag6

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Random Carroll abuse as a hint of him having medical with fat sam. if true – pity.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Seem’s Abeid’s getting the Kadar treatment.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Online…..I am happy to see Jimmy back also. However, I don’t agree with the rest of your comment and suggest you look back at the events and read them before you pass comment on other posters.

    On Topic….Very strong side. The tournament as a whole may not be priority, but Pardew obviously understands the importance of being in it. I’m even more confident now, however, they will need to perform, no matter who the starters are. Come on boys, let’s show Europe why they don’t want to come to SJP this season. HWTL!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Let’s just hope Simmons can deal with that Epstein dude! CMON THE TOON!!!!!!!

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  • Slank

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #31

    I think Anita is being held back as there are doubts about Tiote’s fitness for Villa.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #32

    ABEID played earlier today or yesterday, so that’s why not in the squad

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Abeid probably read Kets comments that he’s better than Cabaye and said that to Pardew and is now being punished 🙂

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  • LeedsMag

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #34

    What a waste of potential talent in Abeid if some of this speculation is true.Young lad, new country,new culture – needs support and encouragement to bring him on,not freezing out which is what we seem to do with too many youngsters with promise

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m pretty sure Abeid recently played for the reserves so I don’t think he is injured. I have noidea why he isn’t on the beech at the very latest and also why Pardew hadn’t mentioned him at all when taking about injuries and youngsters in general.

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Yorkshiretoon
    I can’t blame Harps for Tav constantly being shown up not much else he could of done for the goal imo but I do love the bloke so I could be biased

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  • Lord Pardew

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #37

    How is it that Wet Sham have got their claws into Carroll when he obviously would have preferred to come back to us? Are we going to get anyone in tomorrow?! We need at least a striker!!

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  • Slank

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #38

    ochytoon @ 28

    I understand that Kadar was a very quiet player which is no good if you are in the back four, you need to be very vocal. He was given lots of opportunities but didn’t amke the grade, it happens.

    I’m not sure that is the problem with Abeid.

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  • wingspan

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #39

    The bot of news thats concerning me most from today is De Jong flying to italy. Man city are one of only a few teams that wud pay the money we would ask for for Tiote. I really hoped De Jong would stay.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Bench not beech lol

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