Cisse Not Even On Bench Against Blackpool – Team News


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There’s no sign of Papiss Cisse today, even on the bench, in the team that Alan Pardew has announced will play at Blackpool this afternoon, in a 3:00 pm kick off, and maybe that means we will see him at St. Mirren on Tuesday night in the new Wonga strip.

But the team is quite a strong one, and Mike Williamson will partner Steven Taylor, in Fab Coloccini’s absence, and Shola Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran will be up front in a 4-4-2 formation this afternoon at Bloomfield Road.

And it’s interesting that big Moussa Sissoko will be in the middle of the Park with Yohan Cabaye, and maybe that’s Newcastle best central midfield pairing in the coming season.

18 year-old Adam Campbell is again on the bench and we hope we see Adam get a decent run-out in the second half this afternoon, and Mathieu Debuchy and Davide Santon are the full-backs, and the two Internationals look like the starters for this coming season too.

Jak Alnwick,  Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic and Paul Dummett are other youngsters on the bench this afternoon.

For Blackpool Tom Ince starts, and we’ve been linked with the 21 year-old winger this summer in the transfer market, and former Gosforth-born Newcastle striker Michael Chopra starts up front for the Tangerines.

We want to see a good performance from the team today, including in the first half, and hopefully a decent win.

Teams:

Blackpool (4-3-3): Matt Gilks; Kirk Broadfoot, Gary MacKenzie, Craig Cathcart, Bob Harris; Barry Ferguson (c), Angel Martinez, Thomas Ince; Bobby Grant, Michael Chopra, Steven Davies
Substitutes: Mark Halstead, Massire Kante, Neil Bishop, Chris Basham, Isaiah Osbourne. Nathan Eccleston, Daylon Claasen, Tom Barkhuizen, Anderson Banvo, Jake Caprice

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon; Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye (c), Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Yoan Gouffran, Shola Ameobi
Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Paul Dummett, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Campbell


307 comments so far

  • shearermania

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    no hba…would actually have liked to see vuckic in the hole today…but it looks like sissoko has that role

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  • mattnufc

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Very poor bench. Needs to be much stronger for next season.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #3

    EDD

    Apparently, some players being held back for extra fitness training including Cisse, Tiote, Anita, Haidara etc and they will probably feature at St.Mirren on Tuesday night along with our new signings Gomis, Remy, Bardsley and Zoet……………..LOL

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  • PhillNUFC

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #4

    is this game televised or on the radio, cant find anywhere that has it. Not even text updates

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Ameobi = Hoofball

    Pardews only idea on how to progress the ball up the pitch. The lad should have left the club years ago. A total and utter shambles that he is still being selected, only at the Toon. Can you imagine any other PL team persevering with Shola, my god give young Campbell a go or anyone, Pardew is lost without a target man.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    check

    Nice to see you in a positive mood as always

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Calm down lads, it’s just a preseason all the players need match practice, no point fielding the best side every match when we may have to call on the b team.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #8

    I very rarely post team formations andvas Pieters has gone to Stoke it makes this one even more pointless.
    Krul
    Debuchy Collo Mbwia Pieters
    Sissoko
    Anita Cabaye
    HBA Cisse Remy
    Subs.Elliott Santon Tiote Marveaux Gomis.This line up would unfortunately involve us signing players and one which should have been signe two years ago.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Are we after both gomis and remy or is it one or the other

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  • MonkseatonMag

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Any links for the game?

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  • AaranD

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Back to the conventional 4-4-2, Cabs and Sissoko ‘should’ dominate the middle of park. With Sissokos power and Cabs precision should be to much for the Seasiders.

    Hopefully Ince has a stormer and and we take him back to St James’s :D.

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  • Edd Case

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    FFS.
    I don’t understand why some of our better players, HBA, Tiote, Hiadara and so on are being ‘held back’ for fitness – what better way to get fitter than to actually play a game?!
    And where’s Cisse? Surely he needs minutes on a pitch?

    Can’t help but feel wound up with AP yet a-bloody-gain.

    Feel sorry for the no doubt large away support too, they’ll be subjected to the usual sh**e with that team (please prove me wrong).

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    welsh

    Reports have us in advanced talks with Lyon for Gomis and Remy talks are said to be ongoing over a loan deal so it looks like both are realistic targets for us

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Classic, boring and bland Pardew team. Guaranteed to offer no inventiveness, no speed, no fluidity and very little idea.

    I predict the same crap football we’ve been subject to the majority of the time under Pardew’s stewardship.

    Oh and get some players in, noone is laughing anymore, joke’s well and truly over.

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  • Finnbad The Sailor

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #15

    NUFC.com has no tv coverage down for this game.

    The cb pairing along with Jonas and the Ameobis I hope to not have to see at all in the final games in the run up to seasons opener.

    It makes me sad any time I see an Ameobi on the team sheet.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #16

    HWTL.

    One supporter here.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #17

    No coverage of the game 🙁

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Where are Ben Arfa and Cisse? Really wish Williamson had joined Cardiff.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 26s
    Lyon boss Remi Garde has confirmed that Bafetimbi Gomis will be leaving the club shortly (@mohammedali_93) #NUFC #OL

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  • pawl250

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Where is Cisse?

    He must be short of match fitness.

    Does anyone else see this resolution involving him leaving the club?

    Very odd, he isn’t injured, lacks match fitness and Blackpool is less than 3 hours away, he should be playing today!

    Should have been Gouffran and Cisse on the pitch!

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  • shearermania

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #21

    if we sign bardsley there will be riots in town

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  • expatmag

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #22

    JFA

    My team

    Krul

    Santon Colo Mbiwa Haidara

    Obertan Sissoko Anita Ben Arfa

    Cisse Gouffran

    Subs: Elliott, Taylor, Mrveaux, Debuchy, Tiote,

    I would sell Cabaye and buy McCarthy and Rhodes and put them on the bench

    I know what uoi are going to say……………..Obertan

    But I have my reasons

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #23

    expatmag – afternnoon/evening – could not get back to you yesterday as the ISP was having technical problems – got back online after 10 pm or thereabouts.
    You mentioned the other day that you did not go croc hunting as you preferred swimming with great white sharks.
    Yeh right – the only possible water based activities you will get involved in with “animals” is playing with a plastic duck in the bath.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Check,
    For clarity who would you have played up top given business genius and best ever owner Mike Ashley has in his six years here sold or released 10 strikers while signing five in which only two remain at the club.
    Disclaimer.
    I have not googled this information so please point out in mistakes.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #25

    How are debuchy, saylor, santon, Cabaye, sissoko, marv and Gouffran bland?

    Not bad shout to try shola and gouffy with Cisse doing other work. Shola is top scorer so far. Give him a break until reinforcements arrive.

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  • MonkseatonMag

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Ameobi playing….OMG he passed his ‘sell-by’ date10 years ago. Surely this is the ideal opportunity to get young Campbell some playing time?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Why is everything that happens at NUFC a conspiracy theory?

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Possible good news on Gomis then, we need a striker like him who can bring others in to play and score himself. Should help our currently non existent link up between attack and midfield.

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  • woodsee

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #29

    You never know,maybe we may come back with ince from Blackpool

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #30

    JackButler

    Do you think that we will sign them this week.

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  • Clematis

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Getting sick of the Bardsley reports from the Mail, Express, Sky, etc. We don’t sign 28 year olds. We especially don’t sign f@cking sh!t mackem 28 year olds.

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  • AaranD

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Don’t mind them holding some players back, as long as its for the right reasons. If they aren’t fit enough or have a slight niggle then wouldn’t risk them as knowing our luck they’d get injured and be out for god knows how long.

    Though I think we should be trying to win every match, especially after last season, it is only pre-season and really shouldn’t be to worried.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #33

    I hope Pardew Picks this front 6 in one or more of our Friendlies

    Anita Cabs Sissoko

    HBA Cisse Marveaux

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  • shearermania

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #34

    why dosnt newcastle tour australia like man u and liverfool…there seem to be so many aussies following the toon???

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #35

    Spuggy – Watch them play and you will witness bland, boring football.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Pawl
    That is the only sensible post I have ever read of yours.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #37

    welsh

    Your guess is as good as mine mate, we need them in asap but they way we are being run wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t get anyone over the line

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  • expatmag

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #38

    TUFF

    Well, mate, I have actually been almost face to face with a 6 meter white pointer a few years ago and survived

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Campbell is no where near PL quality yet. Howay man. Shola is ahead of Campbell atm.

    He scores two goals and all people can say is sell him. Some fans are a disgrace. Could we have better – yes. Do we have gomis yet – no.

    Support the players that pass the white line.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #40

    As individuals they are not bland players as such, but in Pardew’s system they look awfully bland.

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