Coloccini And Perchinho Return For Newcastle


Captain Fabricio Coloccini and James Perch – the Brazilian Perchinho – return to the first team for tonight’s crucial game at Stoke City.

It seems that Alan Pardew is going for experience tonight, and James Perch comes in for Shane Ferguson, who drops to the bench, and Colo replaces Steven Taylor, who is out until February with a hamstring injury.

Perch for Ferguson is the only real surprise in the team, which again sees Nile Ranger on the bench for Newcastle.

This is a crucial game for Newcastle to see if we can break out three game losing streak in the league, and the Newcastle manager is again playing Cisse and Ba up front in a 4-4-2 formation, which really hasn’t worked too well for the side this season.

Perch will partner Tiote in the middle of the park and it seems that Anita will move to the right wing, with Jonas switching wings from Sunday and moving to his usual left wing position.

James is a good player for us, but he’s not creative, and Anita is – so it seems a strange move by the Newcastle manager – but we suppose Pardew will see how it works, and he can always switch Perchinho and Anita at some point.

We really need a win tonight but a draw will do – anything but another loss.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Stoke(4-5-1): Asmir Begovic; Ryan Shotton, Ryan Shawcross (c), Robert Huth, Geoff Cameron; Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan, Steven Nzonzi, Charlie Adam, Matthew Etherington; Peter Crouch
Substitutes: Thomas Sorensen, Matt Upson, Wilson Palacios, Michael Kightly, Cameron Jerome, Kenwyne Jones

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger



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481 comments so far

  • Jamiemac

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Oo the elusive 4-4-2!!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Cisse and Ba, please somehow spontaneously flourish into a lethal partnership. I don’t want to be barracking Pardew again, for selecting you together.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #3

    That is not a 442. As I have said it will change between 433 and 451 when we are attacking/ defending.

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #4

    well although it says 4-4-2 i suspect we will change into 4-3-3 besides stoke are just going to hoof it meaning we can easily get for a lot.

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  • spitfire_

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #5

    So… Jonas over Marveaux eh? Well done Pardew… well done. It will be for best if Jonas made the game of his life.

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #6

    *forward a lot more

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #7

    It cannot be a 4-4-2, what about:

    Simmo – Willo – Collo – Santon
    Tiote – Perch – Jonas
    Anita
    Ba – Cisse

    I’m leaning towards that, seeing as we have 3 wingers on the bench.

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  • Made a ma beed

    Nov 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #8

    No creativity and 2 players up top that can’t play together! Can’t wait!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #9

    it can’t be 442?

    it is 442. god

    as jesper so fittingly put it

    groundhog day rolls on

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #10

    TBH i am suprised he even dares to us this as the first game for perch who has just returned from injury, concidering the fact these are more phsical than most other team.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Marveaux should be starting IMO. If he can’t get in the team with all the injuries we currently have when will he ?. Obertan was given a run of about 12 games last season and Marv should be given the same

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Dannyo
    i see it as jonas behind the 2 up top,,

    iether way im very disapointed,

    4 of his DMC

    why isnt marv in,,

    i swear if we lose tonight,,im not coming back on here until he is sacked,
    how ppl can come on and defend the guy is beyond me,,

    there is no risk at all,, he only wants to deffend

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  • mattnufc

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #13

    If that formation doesn’t whet your appetite, you’re a madman!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #14

    BPC

    you’re stating logic

    this is Pardew

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  • Carryingcoals

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Try and enjoy the game everyone. I’d be over the moon with a draw, but I just don’t want to see the same old, same old from us.

    Shake it up Pards. What I don’t want to see in this game…!

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=389

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Do ppl reckon it could be a wingless 4-4-2 with a diamond MF?

    …Britannia Stadium is short and narrow so there is no use playing wide!

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #17

    When out of possession…

    -Simpson—-Willo—Coloccini—-Santon-

    ————Perch–Tiote–Anita————-
    Cisse———————————–Jonas

    ———————-Ba———————–

    When in possesion…

    -Simpson—Willo–Coloccini—Santon-

    ————Perch–Tiote–Anita———-

    ——Cisse———-Ba——–Jonas—–

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Why are we playing our only 3 fit center backs in the same team???

    4 defensive Midfielders in the same line up for f’sake!!!

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #19

    @jesper
    It’s a good suggestion.
    I will shake my head in complete disbelief if it’s a straight 4-4-2 with Anita on the wing.

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  • mattnufc

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Tactically genius ToonLyf 😛

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Predicted this Team 2 days ago so predictable,

    The most defensive midfield in the history of the premier league.

    The most isolated front 2 in the history of the premier league.

    The most clueless manager in the history of the premier league.

    Dont know why but i have a feeling Pardew would settle for a draw. 🙂

    I bet you Anita is just loving the pass and move football Pardew sold to him, probably wishes he had gone to the mackems, and least O Neill isnt full of Shit.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Jesper – diamond would make more sense.

    Tiote at the back, Jonas and perch, and Anita at the front.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #23

    A loss tonight coupled with a Southampton win and we’ve officially entered the scrap.

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #24

    jesper good suggestion their
    could the MF be
    tiote
    perch jonas
    anita

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #25

    By the way if anybody wants to make some easy money Stoke are generally 5/4.

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  • HarrogateMag

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Boys – call yourself fans? Youre moaning before a ball is kisked! Marveaux isnt suddenly the saviour of this team , he goes missing for most of every game and you cant do that in midfield. Come on get behind the team , and yes a draw wouldnt be the end of the world tonight.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #27

    That to me looks like a team that SHOULD be able to compete with the best, was disappointed to hear that when complaining about the injury list that Vukic, Gosling, Campbell and maybe RTaylor were being used to make up the numbers,.

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  • geordie157

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #28

    3 points tonight! Stoke are rubbish, the britannia doesn’t scare our black n white warriors! Optimism is a beautiful thing.

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  • beefman13

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Lads,

    get your gloves on to protect your nails.

    early goal for the toon followed by 80 mins of steely defensive superlative heart and soul defending!

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #30

    HarrogateMag

    its called ground hog day

    it happens every match

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #31

    all this talk about it NOT being a 442 is a bit delusional guys

    you are arguing against precedent and the clear facts the official website put out

    it said, again, anita right, perch and tiote in the middle, guti left, demba and cisse up top

    one thing we can hope for is perch. he’s got a pretty decent distance shot on him from the few times he’s let one go

    fingers crossed

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #32

    check
    who care what the F***en odds are me as real supporter will never book againsts odds i will make money by not putting bet on
    supporters always want wins not money from odds.

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  • Klam3r

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    I hope Pardew throws Ba on the left. I don’t care if that pisses Ba off and makes him leave in january, but at least we will have a tactic that might work.

    No pace in attack today scares me though. It will be difficult to outplay Stoke without it. But please prove me wrong Pards!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #34

    @jesperfuglsang

    All EPL pitches are now the same size.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #35

    4-4-2 FFS when will this saga end! Come on AP give it a rest, it DOES NOT SUIT US. PLS STOP UR MADNESS!

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #36

    mattyNUFC – Last season when we played a clear 4-3-3 in matches, the website still stated 4-4-2, they kna’ nout’ man.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #37

    harrogate

    folks are aloud to be frustrated. this has been incessant. can’t speak for everyone but i’ll still be here cheering and hoping

    …and to counter your point, the only reason tiote doesn’t go missing in the midfield is because the ball spends 2/3s of the game in our part of the middle third while we’re on the back foot

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #38

    3 defensive midfielders? this line up should dispel any lingering doubt around the stupidityof pardew. the man is clueless. 0-3 stoke. my prediction

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #39

    allowed*…..heat of the moment. drinking myself down right now 🙂

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  • geordie157

    Nov 28, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #40

    They should be told that if they lose tonight they will be training tomorrow in the city centre wearing Sunderand shirts.

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