James Perch Starts – Papiss Cisse On Bench


As expected James Perch comes in for Cheick Tiote in the defensive midfield position and Shola Ameobi is again preferred to Papiss Cisse up front.

Otherwise, the team is as expected and it’s a strong one to take on a good West Brom side this afternoon.

And as expected Shane Ferguson, Gabby Obertan and Sammy Ameobi, who all had good games on Thursday night against Club Brugge, get places on the bench.

James Perch for Cheick Tiote is the only change from the starting eleven at the Stadium of Light last week, where some of our players showed top form, like our captain, Fabricio Coloccini, as the prime example.

And surprisingly Shane Long, the Irish International striker, who was the main man in this fixture last season when West Brom won 3-2, starts on the bench for Albion, with Odemwingie starting up front today.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, James Perch, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Shane Ferguson, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse

West Brom (4-5-1): Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Morrison, Odemwingie, Gera, Dorrans; Lukaku.
Subs: L Daniels; Long, Fortune, El Ghanassy, Rosenberg, Jara Reyes, Popov.



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275 comments so far

  • karasu

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Former Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique shaved himself bald.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    So Gutierrez gets the nod again even though Fergusson has more than double the assists Jonas has. We need to create chances Pardew FFS

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Why are Everton fans ‘oleing’ each pass at 2-2?

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  • check the toastie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Team is unadventurous, overly defensive, way to negative, shouts lets play long ball football, and most dissapointingly predictable,

    Bet you cabaye and Benny are looking forward to watching the ball fly over their head. All in all, well p1ssed off.

    15 minutes until we change formation, its like Groundhog Game.

    Only good point is if we do play hoofball at least now we have a lerch up front in Shola.

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  • karasu

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #5

    I dunno. To cheer their team on? I liked Suarez’s celebration. Way to get back at the biased critics who gang up on him after a few isolated incidents.

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  • toonLYF

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Line-up as expected, and for what it’s worth I’d of done the same thing. Just hope Cisse gets some minutes, feel for him.

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  • t00ntime

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Not happy with the formation+selection

    Im a 4-4-2 imo jonas isnt good enuff to be a LM. In a 4-4-2 wingers need to attack and defend, jonas only defends. Not good enuff

    We normally skip cabaye and hit it straight up to our front 2 (hence shola starting) so can see today being a fustrating day.
    Lets hope i’m proven wrong and we pass it around (cant see it)

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  • fergies left foot

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8

    im moving to London in january, and since I’ve “only” been to two games id love to get tickets for the away games against tottenham, west ham and qpr. so my question is, do you have to be a club member to get tickets for the away end, and which is the easiest way to get them?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Karasu

    Hmmm, I’m not sure you’re familiar with the connotations of ‘oleing’, neither are the Everton fans it seems.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    this is so shit,, same ol same ol

    he is driving me up the wall with his negative tactics ,

    why carnt he see that shola is as much use as cisse if he dont get service, and hmmmmm service isnt coming from the left side today, surprise , NOT

    F*** *FF pardew grow some balls

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  • check the toastie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Dont even think Allardyce would play long ball football if he had this squad at his disposal, even Howard wilkinson might think about trying to play the ball on the deck with this talented group of players.

    Even Dave Bassett would insist on rolling the ball to full back, not Pardewasaurus though, 40% possession time. Cabaye is going to be running around chasing the ball again. He must love linking up with the french team to realise that a ball can be cherished and not just given up with percentage balls.

    Rant, Rantm Rant, Rant, Rant, Rant………

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #12

    TLYF
    Cisse needed to strengthen the Cup 11, get some goals and back to top action…. Supersub in this game.

    No reason to play hoofball… if Perchinho has good link play with Cabs and Benny. If the players are good enough they should be able to adapt formations during the game. Just cos we start 4-4-2 doesn’t mean we are going to play two wingers and two STs. It is a tactical lineup to keep the real game plan underwraps till they guys go for it….he says hopefully 🙂

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  • toonLYF

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Karasu – I agree, Suarez is definitely unfairly targeted. As apposed to Ashley Young, who dives continuously but not a word is said cause he’s Fergie’s property. I hate 90% of football pundits, over-influenced clueless yes men. Ray Hudson should get more work he’s amazing.

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  • toon1707

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Williamson ahead of taylor what the hell I am trying to not be a moaner but williamson ahead of taylor is a joke taylor is 99.9% a better defender and if pardew can’t see that then he is blind I am always on tenderhooks when williamson plays as I just don’t think he is a premier league defender he is decent at best rant over

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Catchy, Check. Get a grip lads not even kicked a ball yet.

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Waaaaaaah upset face teary eyes complaining mouth….sorry just wanted to join in

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  • DevonMag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Amen to that Toonlyf, Hudson is a genius. He described Messi’s shot as ‘prejudiced’ the other day, as an adjective implying it was amazing.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Also wasn’t Williamson at fault for West Broms goal in the away game last season ? . A dodgy backpass or something. I am actually glad they have started Lukaku as it was the pace of Long and Odemwingie that crippled us in the 3-2

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  • niafron

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Bonjour messieurs.

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #21

    funny some people are defending Suarez, he is well known as a diver , Ashley Young gets as much stick but I don’t think hes actually started a game this season
    And Phil Neville just got a yellow for a blatent dive as did some guy yesterday – good to see refs camping down on it, footballers may think of it as professional play but it needs to be stamped out and sending people off even retrospectively is the only way forward

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #22

    i am concern with Lukaku, this guy is very good

    2-0 to the toon

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  • colwell

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Lukaku can’t believe his luck Willo will be battered against him today.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon1707
    Lol willo is on par with taylor this season, in fact after watching the unbelievably chubby stevie t huff and puff around like a dump truck vs brugge i would of picked willo to taylor need to get out of greggs and get back to the training ground!

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    There has always been divers in the game, fingers get pointed at foreign players as if they invented it but Rodney Marsh was notorious for it. If you get caught doing it though I think you should be sent off.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Unless I’m missing something with the clocks going back I don’t think the game has kicked off yet but apparently were playing a long ball already.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Defensive minded he picks the team of course but we shouldn’t be in that frame of mind at home, perch in midfield at home when we have a dutch
    international as a sub.looks like a line up afraid to loose rather than a one to win.

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #28

    JFA literally lol at that one.

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    What’s even more worrying than the (dissappointing) line up is that Pardew is making excuses BEFORE the game

    Pardew:
    “If the fans are thinking we look a little disjointed or don’t know what we’re doing then they’re right- because we haven’t done enough work”

    WTF???

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #30

    shit team once again.
    WRONG Formation!!
    WILLIAMSON,GUTI,SHOLA shouldn’t be anywhere near the team!!!
    Absolute shite!!!!
    Don’t no wat Obertan has to do to get in and saylor is in a different league to willo.
    Regret to say it but we will be found out today!!!

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  • check the toastie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Players with mainly Defensive duties from Pardew –

    Krul, Simpson Willo Collo Santon Jonas Perch Cabaye and Ben Arfa maybe Shola and Ba.

    Players told to go out and express themselves ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Just dont see were he is taking this squad, game after game of the same tired selections, he only ever tries anything adventurous at places like goodison, its almost as if he does it to say, hey i told you 4231 doesnt work, mans a tit at times.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #32

    tequilamag //

    come on man,, you can see it is the same as every week,, im not saying we wont win, i just know its gona be a long hard 90 mins,, i mean to watch

    i wish i could just watch football through our position on the table and think it was ok,, but i like to watch the thing and see how we play,,,

    im fine with perch covering for tiote, that could have been him or bigi

    but why have williamson on when taylor is fit, ??? taylor is the better defender and can score goals,, now every corner or free kick will be aimed at williamson,, give taylor at least an hour

    jonas, WHY WHY WHY,, even you must see he is not the player he was,,

    i like anita, but the other night, bigi was the better player,, why does anita get the bench,

    pardew grrrr arrrrr

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  • barny

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #33

    very disappointed to see we are playing 442 yet again, considering what we did to them playing 433 last season. i like shola but why start him when he can only last 20mins, imo guti should not be on the left wing he offers us nothing from there, he is a cm. if pardew insists on playing 442 at least he should play ferguson there, someone that can actually cross

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  • LGFUAD21

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    People on here make about as much sense as pundits.

    Saylor was amazing last season before his injury but this season Williamson (for al his critic and limited ability) has been the more solid defender, growing with each game. Add to that the fact Saylor played a full 90 mins the other night and is injury prone Pards is right to pick Willo, world beater or not.

    And why cant people see we look better atm with Shola than Cisse and Ba. Ba gets onto his knock downs better. Provides a more reliable passing option.

    Shola isnt a striker and is never played as one. He is played up front but seldom to score.

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  • tequilamag

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Beef, I think Anita will be a good signing for us but he is a def mid/ FB as well, same as Perch.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail for Ashley

    dont you watch it every week ???

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  • LGFUAD21

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Did no one read the stats of Willo this season btw.

    Even though they’ll be ignored by the lemons on here jsut like Simmo’s stats last season

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Tequila…just want to apologies to you again for my answer – had a read through and it was a bit uncalled for 🙂

    …I actually wanted to say something different to you, but words got in the way.

    Just wnated to say that before the match (and becasue I respect your opinions very much so)

    Now that I have finished arse kissing, just want to say that was the predictability in our lineup I was talking about 🙂

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  • LGFUAD21

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #39

    tequilamag

    Thats where you are wrong pal. People on here seem to think Anita is another CDM he is not. He is a deep lying playmaker with defensive capabilities.

    He will come through when he learns the game. He needs these cameos to help him calibrate to the physicaility and time allowed on the ball. As well as learning where his team mates prefer to take the ball.

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  • check the toastie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #40

    wish people wud stop going on about Simmo’s and Willo’s stats, just watch how they perform and make your mind up, stats truly are irrelevent regarding Willo, we all know how good he is, or not as the case may be.

    JFA – the team selection shouts hoofball, no intention to actually pass and move, hope Santon has a good game and maybe Ben10 will save Pardew again with a bit of outrageous skill. He is so lucky to have good players, personally still to be convinced with the slimy one.

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