Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa And Shola Ameobi Start Against SC Braga


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Alan Pardew has named a changed starting eleven from the one that started  last game on Tuesday night at Ibrox, and Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mabiwa and in-form Shola Ameobi are all in the starting line-up.

The Newcastle manager has said that the team needs to show more threat up front, and Pardew starts a 4-4-2 formation tonight with Shola and Papiss Cisse the two men up front.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa gets another chance to show he should start alongside Fabricio Coloccini in nine days time, when Newcastle start the season at Manchester City, who were rather easily beaten 3-1 by an impressive looking Arsenal in Helsinki today.

There are ten substitutes on the bench for Newcastle, and expect Alan Pardew to give a game to as many of the subs as he can.

As expected new boy Loic Remy is not on the bench, although he could be a sub in nine days time,  if he can get fit enough by that time.

This is the final pre-season game for Newcastle, and we need to see a good display against a very decent Braga side, with the lads looking a lot more dangerous up front than we did at Ibrox against Rangers in the 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Tim Krul, Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Yoan Gouffran

Braga (4-4-2): Eduardo; Baiano, Paulo Vinicius, Aderlan Santos, Joaozinho; Alan (c), Luiz Carlos, Ruben Micael, Mauro; Edinho, Felipe Pardo
Substitutes: Cristiano, Nuno Andre Coelho, Joao Pedro, Pedro Santos, Helder Barbosa, Luis Silva, Rafa, Florent Hanin, Yazalde, Custodio, Salvador Agra

Referee: Lee Mason



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387 comments so far

  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Jonas and shola starting one game before start of season!!!!!!!
    Omg. That’s what pardew is about .

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  • Graeme

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Doesn’t exactly send the pulse rate through the roof, does it!!

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  • Jamiemac

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Woo it’s being streamed!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #4

    4-4-2 with jonas as winger. we will get battered in the league with this team.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #5

    this is our team for first game of season lads when cabaye and krul get sold 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    ED

    WTF

    DC BRAGA?

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #7

    two monster central midfielders

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  • Fostino

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8

    yawn

    shoulda been

    krul

    debuchy s.taylor colo yanga

    sissoko cabaye tiote

    ben afra cisse goofy

    subs santon for debuchy
    dummett for taylor yanga
    anita for tiote
    vuckic for sissoka
    marv for goofy
    cisse for shola

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  • Graeme

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Was it Pardew who said he expected to have his strongest possible team out today??

    I certainly wouldn’t be playing Bambi and Jonas – we all know exactly what the cant do. Why not play Vukic – he doesnt even make the bench; Gosling or Marvy before Jonas.

    So much for driving the team forward Mr P!!!

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #10

    …moaning about a friendly team sheet? Hmm

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  • firebug666

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Pleased I never went to the match now, I would have been so disappointed with the line up, Ah well I can spend me money on more beer instead.

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  • The puppy formerly known as prince

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #12

    To be fair Jonas was one our better players against Rangers and Ameobi has been scoring so IMO they’ve probably just about justified a starting place. That said he’d foolish if he doesn’t change it around at half time.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #13

    anyone a tad disappointed we couldnt get PEA oover the line 😉

    in all seriousness fair play, he got a great offer in dortmund

    if he had chosen say, aston villa over us it would have been a different story

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #14

    ANIMO Balde has scored for celtic against Liverpool

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Well other than Gomis or Remy in place of Shola this is the team that will be starting against City. Total joke, Marveaux should just leave now while he has time. Pardew doesn’t know talent when he sees it.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #16

    anyone got a link for a stream?

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #17

    What has marv and Anita got to do? As they twice the player of tiote and jonas.

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  • miggy

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #18

    What times kick off lads and has anyone got a link for the game much obliged

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  • geordie157

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #19

    good to see Mbiwa and Colo together at the back.

    no Vuckic again, wonder if he’s due to be loaned out

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Jonas played well at Rangers. Sholas scored 4 in 4. They deserve to start Id say. Should we play the better rated players who are playing badly or play the players who are playing well?

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  • DaveD1000

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #21
  • Greebol1892

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #23

    At this rate, No.23 will become our 1st choice striker & push Cisse to the bench.

    With a 5-man defensive midfield….

    TOTAL JOKE!

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Jonas and shola are not gooe enough when will people realise this?

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  • Jarra

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Just been informed it is Sir Bobby Robson Day today probably the last gent to earn respect in football.
    My lasting memory of Sir Bobby Robson was as he sat in his wheel chair on the pitch at St James Park four days from his death prior to the charity match England V Germany. The song Nella fantasia was sung and he looked around raised his right fist and shook it like the proud man he was. That fist clenched just made my eyes well up. Sir rest in peace and may our memories of you never fade.

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  • Jamiemac

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #26

    There’s no way people can prove Anita is better than Tiote – certainly from his performances for us. Pardew will be going from what he sees in training. Quit ya crying

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #27

    You can all be happy or satisfied that Shola, Jonas and Tiote starting

    But,
    I will not be.

    Pardew is a disgrace to the word Manager

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Not liking the look of this transfer window either and it is starting to look very familiar to last year with only one player coming in. How many have we let go again ?

    I know there is still time but I am not confident anyone else will come in. God forbid Remy gets locked up 🙁 .

    Back to the game, Howay the lads ! 😉

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Watching this Liverpool Celtic game, and although they are 1-0 down, Liverpool are looking very sharp, Rogers has them playing some very good stuff, albeit it is just pre-season.

    Why are we so sluggish in pre-season?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Huh
    Perhaps not the team pardew was saying he would start a couple of days back, and certainly doesn’t seem set to “give an attacking display” sir bobby would be proud of as promised but lets hope for a big display from the lads!

    On ameobi starting, lads c’mon he’s a geordie, it’s a day to respect and remember sir bobby, there is no way in hell you could keep shola off the pitch today

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Howay the TOON!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Indian
    No way would shola not start a memorial game for sir bobby

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #33

    sazzer/yohan kebab re PEA – I see somebody earlier posted he had a hat trick today. In reality there was no way he was going to sign for anybody in January as he said he wanted to finish the season at ASSE.
    Maybe if we had strengthened after our 5th place finish or even did better then -who knows where he would have went to. Whilst there was some hope -looking back now our chances of getting him were microscopic. I think there were a few on here who did not like him — tools to a man I wish i could be bothered to check back to out the ones who do not know a good footballer from a duffer.

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Marv doesn’t get a chance to show what he is capable of, it’s got nowt to do with how good they are in training. He will pick who he wants regardless.

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Anita oops

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  • dazza

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Link anyone?

    @Jamiemac

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  • jonobbad

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Why hasnt shola been sold yet?
    He shouldnt be anywhere near the team, Friendly or not.

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  • lesh

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    aidytoon9

    Instead of slamming Shola’s presence in the starting line up, ask yourself how many strikers are available for selection.

    Yup, you got it and the third one’s on the bench. Such is the strength we’ve got in that department.

    It’s really up to Mr Kinnear to get that sorted, smartish!

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Lesh

    He should play huffy there all day before shola.

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Goofy oops again

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