Yanga-Mbiwa Gets Start In Place Of Coloccini


As expected Yanga-Mbiwa starts the game today at Swansea in place of the injured Fabricio Coloccini.

The team is the one we had published in our match report earlier today – although 20 year-old Massadio Haidara makes the bench for today’s game, and as expected Yohan Cabaye captains the side for the first time.

This will be a tough match for Newcastle and we need to start this afternoon on the front foot against an in-form Swansea side, fresh from their Capital One Cup victory at Wembley last Sunday.

For Swansea former Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge, who is having a good season at the South Wales club – starts today against his former club.

Howay The Lads!!


Swansea: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (capt), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman, Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernandez, Michu.
Subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-Yueng, Roland Lamah, Luke Moore, Itay Shechter.

Newcastle: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa,  Davide Santon, Yohan Cabeye (capt),  Cheick Tiote,  Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran,  Jonas Gutierrez, ,  Papiss Cisse,
Subs: Jak Alnwick, Vurnon Anita, James Perch, Massadio Haidara, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan.

328 comments so far

  • Norlinsen

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Go Newcastle!

  • toonbrother

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #2

    no colocinni? Excellent news! Come on you lads

  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #3

    No Benny no obertan on bench, bit lacking in pace to change the game, however we can always rely on the long hoof to Shola, oh my word.

    Predictable team, Predictable compact performance i think, slowly getting deeper and deeper as the game goes on.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t really argue with that team at the moment

    Tiote needs to play 2 good games in a row now not 1 game in a whole season so lets hope he keeps it up

    With Mbiwa playing we can play a high line and squeeze them out I would go the same as Southampton with Tiote and Sissoko pressing all over the midfield and Cabaye as the quarter back playing in Gouffran and Cisse!!


    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Cabs leading the way as captain!!shame no ben arfa,he’ll just have to rip apart anzhi!!

  • toonLYF

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Getting restless over the Ben Arfa situation, I know it’s probably for the good of his fitness that he’s not in the squad but its still such a letdown. He makes us a much, much more dangerous team. No other side in the league seems to have their key players out as much as we do. Still, I feel optimistic and its still a strong team so I will say 1-2 to Newcastle with Gouffran scoring and how about this for a bit of optimism, Yanga-M’biwa to get our second from a CORNER….you hearing this lads, I must be on drugs. HWTL

  • DevonMag

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Cabaye captain sends shivers down my spine! Can’t wait for him to get the armband on a full time basis! Was gonna wait til after the Summer transfer window to get his name on my new shirt but am gonna go right ahead and get it done next week.

    Genuinely feel good about today – I doubt Swansea will have partied too hard, Laudrup is canny and won’t have allowed anything too extravagant. You have to say the man has a huge management career ahead of him. Despite that, I’m still feeling really confident for the win! Cabs to score with the armband for the first time and Cisse to grab another to go with his brace from last year.


  • Whoarya.com

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Cisse and Sissoko will have to do as Benny waits in the wings


  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I think Ben Arfa is a bit precious and wont be playing in Russia, home game against Anzhi i reckon the first time we see Benny start a game. Plus Parsnip will have to drop Jonas, never gunna happen. Dont see the point in Willo being on the bench when you have Anita, Perchy and Haidara who can play along the back line, maybe Obertans injured.

  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Looking forward to the game, should be a nice one to watch, hope we can get some decent possession and dont play too deep, if we do that for 90 minutes not 45 then we could be in for 3 points.

    If we drop too deep Michu will punish us for sure the boy is lethal.

  • morocco0015

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #11

    why the fook are you always so down in the mouth ?? No Obertan?? Hallelulya

  • WTF

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #12

    got live streaming?

  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #13

    is it due to injury that colo has been dropped?

  • Alexx

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #14
  • Shane

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Just watched a video montage of Swansea winning the cup with typical upbeat music, slow motion, goals and celebrations.

    What I would give to see us in a cup winning montage. 🙂


    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    For all those ( including myself who want to watch the game online ) http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/index.html

    scroll down the page a bit to find numerous links for our game 😉

  • alanrichie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #17

    I watched the match online every week as i work weekends soon no point in season ticket

    week in week out first row sports always is the best quality and consistency.


  • Gateshead-Mag

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    any1 got a link showing build up?? only links i can find havnt started yet

  • camas

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #19

    about to watch the game here in australia on TV, 1.45 a.m. Looking forward to another great game!!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Also Check i know you like to moan but can you not read ?!? Obertan is on the bench!

    Marveux , Haidara and Anita on the bench are all pacy players who can change the game

  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Previous post said willo was on bench, makes much more sense now. Good bench, Santon get a grip you nobber.

  • do the hatem shake

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #22

    when is ben arfa going to start so i can say do the hatem shake


    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Hope we win tough match… AMEN

  • Shot Bru

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Santon…if Pardew selected his best players for the 1st team he wouldn’t have to rely on his ‘pacy players’ on the bench.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #25

    3-1 to the Toon. Ashley Williams to get sent off.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #26

    3-1 to NUFC HWTL 🙂

  • northernirishtoon

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Open your eyes check you prick

  • niafron

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Bonjour messieurs.

  • israeli_fan

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #29
  • niafron

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Would you believe it, wasn’t here for the french day…

  • Dagwoodz

    Mar 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #32

    The dreaded red kit…

    HWTL…hoping for a solid 3 points here.

  • hotdog

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #33

    israeli – thats a good link mate

  • niafron

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Who the hell put some Wheat seeds on Tioté’s head?

  • niafron

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Our players are close from eash other at least. Interesting to see Sissoko defending some 10 yards up of the Tioté-Cabaye’s line.

  • niafron

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Bad defense and Elliot wasn’t better…

  • davis_toons

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #37

    We are playing BACA now. Its a young one.

  • Oleg G

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Uncomfortable to watch us against a side like Swansea. They are passing the ball, moving, no long balls, so much movement. Wow 🙁

    Our side is getting tired running after them. And we don’t have a chance for a break and also when we do have the ball, we just give it right back.

  • Jamiemac

    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Swansea play so nicely


    Mar 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #40

    seriously sick of this commentator i thought they’re not meant to be biased?

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