Coloccini, Ben Arfa And Tiote All Start – No Sissoko


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The Newcastle team has just been announced and Ben Arfa starts along with captain Fabricio Coloccini, who returns to the side after missing the last 12 games with a back injury.

It seems that Newcastle will play in a 4-3-3 formation this afternoon with Cabaye, Tiote and Gutierrez the middle three and the three up front are Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran – and no sign of Moussa Sissoko even on the subs bench.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa starts at left back and Danny Simpson comes in at right back for the suspended Mathieu Debuchy.

So we don’t know if Moussa is injured or has just been completely rested for today – after starting every game since he was signed from Toulouse in late January.

Of the starting eleven,  seven of the team were regulars last season – so there’s  lot more experience in the side than we had against Liverpool last Saturday – good!

And young local lad Adam Campbell again makes the bench for the side today, so he must be looking good in training.

For West Ham former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan leads out the side today and former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll leads the attack.

This is simply a massive game for Newcastle and we just have to be strong and play well, and try to get something out of the game.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Jussi Jaaskelainen; Guy Demel, Winston Reid, James Collins, Joey O’Brien; Gary O’Neil, Mohamed Diame; Ricardo Vaz Te, Kevin Nolan (c), Matt Jarvis; Andy Carroll
Substitutes: Stephen Henderson, Emanuel Pogatez, Matt Taylor, Jack Collison, Mark Noble, Joe Cole, Carlton Cole

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa; Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, James Perch, Dan Gosling, Vurnon Anita, Adam Campbell, Shola Ameobi

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487 comments so far

  • do the hatem shake

    May 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    rather have anita then tiote but you can see why tiote probs got the start height

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  • JackButler

    May 4, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2

    re-post

    Please be true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/04/newcastle-consider-replacing-alan-pardew-with-montpellier-coach-rene-girard-3712899/?

    Girard has managed Nîmes, Strasbourg, Pau FC and multiple France youth teams. He coached the France national under-21 football team from 2004-08. On 3 June 2009 he became the new head coach of Montpellier, replacing Rolland Courbis. In the 2011-12 season, Montpellier shocked the footballing world by winning its first Ligue 1 title, finishing the season with 82 points, three more than runner-up Paris Saint-Germain. He said after his team won it. “I think our triumph is a real shot in the arm for French football. “It just goes to show that everyone can beat everyone and that money isn’t the be-all and end-all. We’re a club of mates, a club that brings young players through and gives them a chance. “At the end of the day, it’s worked out well for us. We played some great football, with a well-balanced team and I’m overwhelmed.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22381080

    Seems to fit with Ashley’s ‘Vision’

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  • JackButler

    May 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    re-post

    Please be true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/04/newcastle-consider-replacing-alan-pardew-with-montpellier-coach-rene-girard-3712899/?

    Girard has managed Nîmes, Strasbourg, Pau FC and multiple France youth teams. He coached the France national under-21 football team from 2004-08. On 3 June 2009 he became the new head coach of Montpellier, replacing Rolland Courbis. In the 2011-12 season, Montpellier shocked the footballing world by winning its first Ligue 1 title, finishing the season with 82 points, three more than runner-up Paris Saint-Germain. He said after his team won it. “I think our triumph is a real shot in the arm for French football. “It just goes to show that everyone can beat everyone and that money isn’t the be-all and end-all. We’re a club of mates, a club that brings young players through and gives them a chance. “At the end of the day, it’s worked out well for us. We played some great football, with a well-balanced team and I’m overwhelmed.”

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 1m

    #whufc Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, Vaz Te, O’Brien, Collins, Demel, Diame, O’Neil #nufc

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #7

    rene girard the best transfer we can hope for this summer

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  • El Sleeve

    May 4, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    perch and anita for tiote and jonas but at least this looks like we may go 4-3-3, which is a start.

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  • toon22

    May 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Would have played Williamson instead of Taylor
    Come on the Toon!!!!!!!!!

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  • mattnufc

    May 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Stop posting that JB, I read it two days ago.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Jack butler
    He better bring belhanda with him!

    Tbh at the moment i could give a toss who may or may not be managing us next season, only intrested in getting a result today

    Like it or not lads we need pardew to suceed in the next 3 games our future depends on him

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  • Spoof

    May 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Sissoko is out due to an injury to his ankle which he picked up in training, a Newcastle player injured in training, no way, I don’t believe that could ever happen ?

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  • breno95

    May 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #13

    From previuos thread.
    New faces were demanded by most and majority were very happy to see increasing intake of french players but to me its sometimes a case of better the devil you know.
    How many on here would have more confidence in surviving eith this 11
    Harper
    simpson
    saylor
    colo
    raylor
    arfa
    perch
    cabaye
    routledge
    carrol
    cisse
    That 11 has an english theme to it and i for one would expect PL footie next year more confidently with that 11 than the 11 named today. Yes 2 have left and injury has denied raylor but it has a goid balance to it.
    Just a thought.

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  • JackButler

    May 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #14

    For some reason that posted twice???

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  • hugotoon

    May 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #15

    A reasonable and attacking line up! Thanks Christ for that!!

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  • hdavid23

    May 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Tioté? Really? C’mon Pards… btw I don’t know, I’m starting to feel we have way more than enough Frenchmen, don’t want a French manager as well…

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  • toonbrother

    May 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    I i think this is a fairly decent line up. Finally Pardumb makes a brave decision -leaving sissoko on the bench. Very concerned about colocinni starting but here’s hoping for the best

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #18

    if girard came and brought belhanda that would be pretty special 😉

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  • JackButler

    May 4, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Would e interesting to know the percentage of of our injuries that have been picked up in training???

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  • toonbrother

    May 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #20

    |I’d rather we brought benitez to tyneside than the montpeillier coach to be honest

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  • Newcastle for alltid

    May 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Happy to see Ben Arfa and Gouffran start. As much as opinions might be divided on Gouffran, I think he’s a hard-working player who can put in a shift when needed.
    I would rather see Anita on instead of Gutierrez, but this may be the best we can throw out there at the moment, looking at the subs.

    I’m not optimistic, as I feel that West Ham has got more of an overall plan with their game than we do. But today we really need tempo and accuracy so that we can bring the game to West Ham and put them under pressure.

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  • Spoof

    May 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #23

    A new manager usually brings 1 or 2 players from his previous club, which means more Frenchmen, would that be wise !

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  • Thump

    May 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #25

    What’s going on in training if players are getting injured this often?

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  • JackButler

    May 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Spoof

    It would be if he were able to get the best out of them and the ones that are already here

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  • spitfire_

    May 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Relax… Pardew is untouchable.

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  • Dannyo

    May 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Loved that @nufcfans had the team sheet an hour before the official announcement 🙂

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  • Jamiemac

    May 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Can we stop talking about replacing the manager for now and start concentrating on the game please!!!!????

    Happy with that line up, probably exactly what i would have chosen. It could be a 4-4-2 though with Cisse and Gouff up top and Jonas on left.

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 4, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #30

    kazenga lualua has scored two for brighton take them into playoffs

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  • catchy in norway

    May 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #31

    no problem with more french at he club

    the problem isnt the french, thats just a smoke screen, deflecting away from pardew, who is the real problem

    carnt figure out this line up, yes HBA starts, but why jonas???

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  • GeordieDan

    May 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Dannyo>

    Then its either a flook or they shouldn’t be broadcasting our squad early!

    Doubt anyone would actually pay any attention at West Ham like but why give them ANY advantage of knowing our line-up early?

    Jeezuz I’m paranoid right now. 😀

    PLEASE WIN TODAY NUFC!!!!

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  • jimiley

    May 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Three statements that prove the dead man walking is a clown.

    August 2012; The squad is big enough and good enough to do well.

    Some time in 2012; Everton and Newcastle operate on a different level. (Just the wrong way around matey)

    About 6 weeks ago; We do not need to worry about relegation

    You could not make it up!!!!!

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  • Novocastrian66

    May 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #34

    No Sissoko?

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  • GeordieDan

    May 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Catchy>

    When we played 4-3-3 last year he had Cabaye Tiote and Jonas in the central 3 and it worked very well for us so I’m guessing Pardew’s tiny little imagination has led him back to that to save us.

    Admittedly though all 3 have had shocking seasons this time so they’d better remember what they used to do from the start today!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #36

    That’s a strong line-up and one that should win this match comfortably. Knowing us we won’t put things easy for ourselves and could possibly shoot ourselves in the foot with an early goal for the opposition. Yet if we do play well finally, then this team should rip West Ham a new one!

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  • ArtyH

    May 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Any streams for the match today guy’s?
    My internet is really slow today, how’s everyone elses?

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  • JackButler

    May 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #38

    @Catchy

    Will be the usual 4-2-3-1 with HBA in the number 10 position, Cabaye and Tiote sitting deeper and Jonas and Gouffran out wide with Cisse alone up top

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Is Gutierrez going to play CM again? Why not Anita??

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  • Cisse's Big Toe

    May 4, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #40

    coloccini straight back in as captain. hmm

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