Dummett Starts For Newcastle At Sunderland


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It looks like Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini didn’t make this game so Paul Dummett comes into central defense to face Sunderland for the first time in his career.

Paul prepared to play in central defense for last week’s game and he would have done the same this week in training so at least Paul will be well prepared for Sunderland, but it will still be a huge test for the 22 year-old Kenton lad.

And Dummett for Yanga-Mbiwa is the only change from last week’s starting line-up that did so well against Liverpool at St. James’ Park, and Cheick Tiote will again lead the team out today.

So Ben Arfa stays at center-forward with Papiss Cisse on the bench, and young French U21 International Massadio Haidara is on the bench for the first time this season, having recovered from a knee injury which has kept him our of the side all season.

Both Ameobi brothers are on the bench and we may even see Shola in the second half, since he seems to like scoring against Sunderland.

For Sunderland Jozy Altidore and Steven Fletcher are up front in a 4-4-2 formation.

Newcastle need to make it up to their fans for the pathetic performance in April, and we just hope we can come away with all three points today.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Sunderland (4-4-2): Keiren Westwood; Phil Bardsley, John O’Shea (c), Carlos Cuellar, Andrea Dossena; Sebastian Larsson, Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Adam Johnson; Jozy Altidore, Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Ondrej Celustka, Valentin Roberge, Ki Sung-Yueng, Craig Gardner, Emanuele Giaccherini, Fabio Borini

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi



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392 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1

    come on dummy lad he should be fired up for this one!

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    no colocinni thank goodness. we have hope for a cleansheet

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  • colwell

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #3

    I am a bit worried with Dummett as CB, Fletcher is very good in the air and Altidore is real strong, Dummett is neither.

    I can see alot of long balls from the scum today.

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  • dipesh14

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    C’mon the TOON ARMY!
    Hoping for a win and a performance!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #5

    To be honest Dummett will be a better defender for this game rather than Taylor especially as Sunderland will be direct Taylor will commit fouls and probably get sent off

    Dont worry big Iron Mike Williamson will dominate them both ha ha

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    good to see haidara back. WOuld have liked to see the saylor on the bench as we have no back up centre half in this team.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    hope pardew abandons this silly ben arfa centre forward idea and restores him to the wing with Remy upfront. Really excited for today.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Where is Marveaux?

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  • Heslop Toon

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Repost
    People keep on saying we only score goals down to individual brilliance but if you look at most of these goals it is down to team build up as well as a great finish:
    Cabaye getting the space to shoot was a result of quick passing in moving from right to left (Liverpool)
    Ben arfas goal was similar as remy switched the ball
    From left to right(Fulham)
    Remys rebound was a result of a good pass and shot which meant the ball came out to him(Cardiff)
    The point I’m trying to get across is that you have to give the great players in your team the right circumstances to score goals and we have done that. This is not a weakness.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #10

    @8 Dhingra great question

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  • pottsclock

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Good selection – essentially no change from Liverpool. Can’t see what else Pardew could have done except maybe start Cisse for HBA. My prediction is we will get a penalty andCabaye will score from a free kick. 1-3 for us

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Go out and enjoy it dummy lad you’ve certainly earn’t your start!!!

    3 points and were looking pretty good tbf, level on points with utd and the Mackems will be in free fall!!

    Colwell
    Have you seen altidore for them this season? Wet paper bags are stronger than this lad

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  • manxpie

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    heslop stop talkin sense otherwise catchy will tell you, you no nowt about football! 🙂

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #14

    i’m very happy that Dummet is starting today and i’m glad Haidara is back.

    C’mon the toon

    3-1 today

    HWTL

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Heslop
    Spot on lad

    Have to laugh at souness on sky talking up city and chelski for the title! “I’m telling you if you want to win the league you have to finish ahead of these 2”
    No sh*t!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #16

    That has to be the least threatening looking 4-4-2 every announced in PL history the Mackems look woeful!

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  • Rainrix

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #17

    So by the looks of things the degenerates are set up to try and kick us off the park. Someone please tell tiote to rise above the punches 🙂

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #18

    why is Shola on the bench? and where the hell is Marv?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #19

    my prediction 3-1 to the toon with Remy 1 goal & Sissoko 2 goals

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #20

    so this is the team

    if HBA is our forward then it is shut , gone for possesion rather than goals

    if remmy is the CF then there is hope

    not liking sissoko in the team , Anita should be in the team ahead of him

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #21

    wolfshead – call it squits -but don’t take it out on the dog.

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #22

    gr8 team … only danger man are jonson n fletcher

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  • Thump

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #23

    @Black and White: Why is Shola on the bench? Yeah, it’s not like we call him the Mackem Slayer or anything.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #24

    phil bardsley starts. HAHAH. worse player to ever don the scum shirt.

    3 points is a must!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #25

    If Willo & Dummet can keep Suarez & Sturridge quiet for 60 minutes with ten men I am sure they can cope against the Mackems.

    I hope Remy starts through the middle as he was quiet against Liverpool.

    HWTL 🙂

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #26

    dummett and willo could be perfect foil for each other…lets hope we accidentally uncover a great partnership!

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #27

    hba could get kicked to bits here like :/

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  • Wiz

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Pardew is very pleased with his 433 formation and of course he stuck for a long time to 442 with the odd minor twist – perhaps 4312. It might well be the availability of players particularly suited to 433, but I don’t think so. 433 is a good formation for Newcastle when we are playing teams that aren’t much cop, but we are overrun when playing teams that are stronger. We should lord it over Sunderland today, but it will be interesting to see where we are in a few weeks.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Jesus Sky Sports love the Mackems!!!!

    Mind you happy stat at the the end that only 1 team in PL history has survived after being in the same position as them!

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  • Wiz

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ve always liked Dummett in the middle, and it was interesting that Pardew referred to him as a ‘left-footed centre half’. He’s a good reader of the game, good with a pass, and quick. He is not tall, but he will get better in the air. It’s fun to imagine how he would have played alongside John McNamee, Stuart Boam, or Philippe Albert.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #32

    I am overjoyed to see Ben Arfa playing upfront in this game. I would be slightly concerned about the selection of Dummett at center half if we had other options, but when you look at the bench, he is the only viable option available… on that note, I think the team selection is perfect.

    All of those who suggested that Ben Arfa should not be playing upfront – I have a feeling you may be eating your words by the end of this encounter. 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Catchy
    Get back to doing your flooring for the next 20 minutes there about to interview pards mate 😉

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  • cyprus

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Trevor Francis, Brighty, with Gray and Keys. Not bad…

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #35

    TADS

    i carnt .. its all done,

    i need the amo for later 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Just trying to figure out who’s the worst CB, cuellar or brown?

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #37

    looks like 4-2-3-1 .. arfa lone striker

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  • jammylambo

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #38

    got a free nowtv pass with a crate of carling , tastes like piss but it was cheaper to get the cans than buying a pass outright 😀

    cheeky 4-1 remy first scorer on the cards.

    HWTL !

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Why isn’t Marveaux even on the bench ? .

    I seriously reckon he has been caught with Pardews wife or something. Gets our most assists last season but can’t even make the subs ? , gimme a break .

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  • drewcessford

    Oct 27, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #40

    I’d like to see Cabaye and Anita play together, both fantastic at keeping possession and always give the other an option, creating space to play in others.

    Also think its key that our front three rotate quite frequently.

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