Sammy Ameobi And Anita Start Against Swansea


Alan Pardew has made three changes to the Newcastle United line-up for Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Swansea City at St. James’ Park, and the Senegal FA and FIFA have prevented Papiss Cisse from starting the game because he did not travel to play for Senegal against Niger in mid-week.

Here’s Newcastle’s statement on that issue.

In come Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi and Cheick Tiote – with the Ivorian having just completed his three match ban for being sent off at Sunderland.

Newcastle will still start in a 4-4-2 formation with Sammy being up front with Demba Ba, so we hope we can get some control of the central midfield through Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita.

Shane Ferguson keeps his place on the left wing, and Anita comes in for the injured Jonas Gutierrez, and the back five are unchanged from last week, and local lad Steven Taylor is captain today.

Gateshead born Danny graham is on the bench for Swansea today.

We hope the lads can get the win today, after what we consider a stupid and spiteful action initiated by the Senegal FA, in stopping Papiss Cisse from playing.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-2)(4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Shane Ferguson; Sammy Ameobi, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitano, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi

Swansea City (4-3-3): Gerhard Tremmel; Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (c), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Jonathan De Guzman, Leon Britton, Itay Shechter; Pablo Hernandez, Michu, Nathan Dyer
Substitutes: David Cornell, Chico Flores, Kemy Agustien, Dwight Tiendalli, Wayne Routledge, Luke Moore, Danny Graham



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383 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Two left wingers, interesting.

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  • Offkey

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Official site says Sameobi is up front in a 4-4-2

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  • toon1707

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Got to win today anything else is a poor result glad to see sammy get a chance very surprised obertan has not even made the bench

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #4

    good to see abied on the bench

    TS

    vipbox.tv is a better site

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Anyone care to take a beg against Tiote getting a card today? Or is he going to learn?

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  • Special K

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Not actually too disappointed in Cisse missing out, he’s been in a rut for a couple of weeks now since his goal against Bordeaux. He needs something to jolt him and hopefully this is it, an opportunity next week against a woeful Southampton defence to prove a point to his country and his club for backing him.

    Can see us edging a scrapy 1-0 win today. Hopefully.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #7

    haha

    glad no one took my bet of 100 on it being a 442

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Surelt sammy will be RW with benny as a 2nd striker?

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #9

    im sorry, i won’t get too deep into it but for psychological soothing i just have to say it:

    stupid, stupid, f***ing stupid

    ok, now let’s get a win ffs

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Ben Arfa on the right again.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #11

    tads

    there is no sure assumption with AP

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  • hainesy

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Sammy is often up front with the reserves. This is definitely too close to call. Could be 3-0 us, 3-0 them, or 3-3, with Swansea playing always expect goals, we can break them down easily at the back, they’re not fast and their wingbacks are awful.

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  • ashwin say's

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #13

    link pls for todays match

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  • calvinho

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #14

    I think Sammy will start on the right with Ben Arfa floating in a free role.

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  • Offkey

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #15

    ashwin – the same links as every week 🙂

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  • spudzzz

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    FYI
    i use this site to get links for all nufc games when they are not on the box
    http://www.wiziwig.tv just got to live sports and then choose english premier league….youll find a list of links to nufc games….best ones are the sopcast links (need to download sopcast)

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  • toonking

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #17

    my coupon today
    a pound on this
    shitty
    newcastle
    manure
    everton
    WBA
    liverfool
    arseold

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  • FollowFollow

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Where’s Obertan? Not that it makes much difference.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Silly q but anyone know if u can get stream on the iPad ? Or do u need flashplayer ?

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  • steinhof

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #20

    I like the idea of Sammy in the free slightly withdrawn role, with crazy legs you always get the feeling he might do the unexpected and HBA is learning the right mid slot well. Worried about Dyer though.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Looks like 4-2-3-1 to me.

    If we were playing 4 4 2 he would of played shola.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #22

    That doesn’t look like a 4-4-2 to me. Is Pardiola taking the Papiss ? or just mindgaming again..

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Benny behind Ba hopefully

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  • ashwin say's

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #24

    thank you guys

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  • Offkey

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #25

    The official site has been mistaken before but it says 4-4-2 with Sammy up front. Can only think Shola was unfit after is flights and 30 minute with Nigeria.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #26

    If it’s 4-4-2 pray for the ball….

    Hoooooooooooooooof.

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  • chanty

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    if it is 442 it could easily switch to 4-2-3-1 with the players out there

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Hmm…okay!!!

    ..so we are counting on Tiote and Anita to win the MF over a three man Swansea MF and to create enough chances to both Ba and Sameobi?

    …did I get that right?

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Looks like no sopcast links today spudzz will have to settle for the crap flash player links and there’s not many of them to choose from. Gutted

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Matty
    True but i just cant see this being a 442 it makes no sense!
    Has sammy played RW before btw? Pretty sure he has

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Whats the best link here?

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  • Jonny

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #32

    poor team that.

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  • lukes26

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #33

    im not so sure about sammy starting..think i would prefer shola…. especially since possession is going to be difficult.

    This is certainly not going to be a pretty game to watch. A lot of counter attacking most likely.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #34

    alreet lads??

    anyone got a working link??

    like the look of our line up mind, arfa fergie sammy and anita should be good in possesion

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  • Quasi.modo

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Ah lads c’mon will use all cheer up and enjoy the game! 😀

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  • Steve_48

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #36
  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Coolsportz lads stream 11

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  • Offkey

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #38
  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 17, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh no its foreign commentary ffs

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