Yohan Cabaye And Shola Ameobi Both Start


Reading FC

Newcastle make two changes for the game against Reading today, and as expected both Yohan Cabaye and Shola Ameobi both start today.

Yohan and Shola come in for James Perch and Gabby Obertan,  who both start this game on Newcastle’s bench, and Steven Taylor is also on the bench today.

It will be interesting to see how Newcastle line up today – but we would like to see a 4-4-2 formation with Shola and Papiss Cisse up front together.

As young Davide Santon has said this week, we need to win this game – not draw or lose – we simply have to win this game and collect all 3 points, and then we have a game at Villa Park on Wednesday night, followed by a home game against Chelsea next Saturday.

For Reading, former Newcastle player Danny Guthrie starts in central midfield and Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is up front.

First things first – we need all 3 points today and anything less will be a huge disappointment.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye; Shola Ameobi, Sylvain Marveaux, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, James Perch, Steven Taylor, Gael Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Nile Ranger

Reading (4-2-3-1): Adam Federici; Stephen Kelly, Alex Pearce, Adrian Mariappa, Ian Harte; Mikele Leigertwood, Danny Guthrie; Jobi McAnuff (c), Garath McCleary, Jimmy Kebe; Pavel Pogrebnyak
Substitutes: Stuart Taylor, Chris Gunter, Sean Morrison, Hope Akpan, Jem Karacan, Adam Le Fondre, Noel Hunt



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808 comments so far

  • Twatter

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Gutierrez and Shola on the wings… Jesus Christ.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Good team depending on whatc formation we play …. Not sure Pardscis stupid enough to play Cisse RW can he ?

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  • reccerobbo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Confidence is at an all time low!! No pace on either wing.
    Got a feeling Danny Guthrie will score the day

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Long ball flick ons

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  • boater

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Best team available – mix of steel and creativity – no complaints. Shola to score first from the spot.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m assuming that Shola will be behind Cisse – like a sort of number 10 role – with Jonas and Marv flanking. Well, it’s odd, but with players that are available I’m not altogether surprised. I’d rather we started Bigi behind Cisse though, or played Perch alongside Anita with Cabaye in the number 10 role. Shola will surely not be playing on the wing… that would be madness.

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  • Offkey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    nufc.co.uk says that Marv, Ameobi and Jonas will provide the creativity in a 4-2-3-1. Cisse up front then

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed’s getting carried away with the fixtures, isn’t the Villa game in 10 days time?

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  • petey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #9

    shola picked ahead of squidward….finally!

    shame its not sammy for the wing!

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  • beddersmag

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Good to see shola playing as cisse will no doubt benefit. Thought perch would be in as we look a bit lightweight in midfield. Could see few goals lets hope we win this one or we are deep in it. Time to man up guys

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Cisse back on the right for ameobi?? Jonas left and marveux in the hole. That’s absolutely dog sh#t

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  • petey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Remy starts, please god (shearer) make him be rubbish!!!

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #13

    sorry ed but villa a week wed followed by chelsea

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Pretty obvious that Marveaux and Jonas will play wide positions with Ameobi up top with Cisse. I hope so anyway. Anything is possible with the small squad we have.

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    boater // Jan 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Not only that you predict that Shola will score, you are saying he will score first, and not only that, you are also saying that it will be from the penalty spot?

    I bet HBA will score from the stands then.

    Good for you mate. I hope you are right of course (although I prefer us to score from an open game).

    *Never understand why people make these guesses, based on nothing at all.

    HWTL!

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  • tweaked

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #16

    willo ffs, really would think taylor should start

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Is pardew just the most predictable manager ever.

    We could be 433 with obi and marv either side of Cisse, but no, it’ll either be 433 with no pace Jonas and shola on the wings or a 442 hoofball with shola and cisse.

    You couldn’t make it up the guy is so clueless. Shola doesn’t do 90 mins !!

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardew again undermining Cisse with 442. OMFG SHOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Certified donkey

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Markaccus, fair point, so long as the price is right then I will be reasonably happy – well, at least not unhappy. We don’t want a knee-jerk signing but we need someone – that much is obvious.

    Love the way everyone is trying to work out who will be playing where and coming to different conclusions. Hopefully reading will be equally confused! I’m pretty sure Shola will be central with Jonas and Marv flanking.

    Any links guys?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #20

    toon 78

    nothing is obvious with our manager.

    This is at home against the team with the worst away record in all 4 divisions. Wonder what excuse it could be this time.

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  • nickybutttt

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #21

    i guess, it could be 4-4-1-1 formation, shola located behind cisse

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    I hope it lines up like this today

    Krul
    Debuchy Williamson collo santon
    Cabaye. Anita
    Marv. Jonas
    Shola. Cisse

    Cabaye and Anita in cm roles not dm roles.

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  • BarryBalls

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Just wondering exactly what Jonas has to do in order to enjoy an afternoon on the bench rather than shrugging his way through another 90 minutes on the pitch?
    At least we should see some goals today……

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Inevitable hoofball coming up!!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    rowan

    vipbox

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  • Grafton83

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #26

    It’s obviously a 4-4-2 with Marv and Jonas on wings.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Game plan must be long ball to Shola – might get a couple of knock downs -as long as others anticipate it -could lead to a chance. If he’s out on the wing – this may suit Reading. Really Shola should not be starting but he looks like the only one who can head a ball -shows how week our forward line is.
    Percy Parsnips comments about the Russian diver -will clearly lead to Willo panicking even more and fouling him -probably in the box. Very nervous about this game could go either way.
    Need West Ham to beat QPR -to stop their recent momentum ., and I bet knowing our luck Remy will probably score.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Whats with all the f##king bitching we haven’t even kicked a ball yet and people on here are already slating Pardew. Get behind the team and then voice your opinions after the game which will probably be complete different when we win.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Shola’s showed he’s become a good impact sub so starting him is disappointing but understandable considering our squad. Hope he stuns us all by winning the game for us.

    Getting nervous now, a HUGE game for NUFC today.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Shola is in there to give us a bit of height as Reading do play a lot of long balls only thing is they play 5 in midfield we could get outnumbered

    Bet Guthrie plays his heart out might get sent off as he tends to leave his foot in

    442 may actually work if we have Marveux left and Jonas Right As Santon and Jonas can do the running and create the spaces and Marv and Debuchy can put the final ball in 1st time rather than cutting inside

    This could actually work have faith ha ha

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Shit, heavy heart entering ground shola jonas just no.

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  • Thump

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Shola hat trick.

    Heard it here first, folks!

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #33

    The formation with Shola and Guiterez on the wings posted is the official formation and is what we will begin the game with.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Jonas and Strolla on the wings!! 😀 awh man we are gonna rip em open for pace, cant wait. Pards great tactcs again xoxox

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Just been chatting with one of the reserve players in the last hour.
    He said he thinks toon are after Gomis from Lyon.
    Never mentioned anything about other players

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  • Offkey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #36

    official site says 4-2-3-1, rarely wrong – until the inevitable change round after 15 ins

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  • Offkey

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #37

    mins*

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  • Fostino

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #38

    shola in to help deal with set pieces…cabaye & marv starting is good. looking for anita to boss it a bit more in middle…teachnicaly good like but need him to get stuck in

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  • boater

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Oleg G – It’s called a prediction. Sometimes I choose 6 numbers to come up on the national lottery too – doesn’t mean I think I’m nostradamus.

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  • RooneyToons

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Cisse and shola 2-1 BOOM

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