Haidara, Anita, Shola Ameobi And Cisse All Start


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Alan Pardew has made 5 changes from the side that lost 2-1 at Sunderland on Sunday and in comes 20 year-old French U21 International Massadio Haidara for his first game of the season, and Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse also start up front in a 4-4-2 formation.

As expected Vurnon Anita is recalled in a middle four that consists also of captain Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran.

Yanga-Mbiwa gets another chance in central defense alongside Mike Williamson, and Tim Krul is again in goal.

If Newcastle are going to get through this game then we’ll have to start with a lot more passion and energy than we started the last game at Sunderland, otherwise this contest could be over rather early.

The Newcastle bench is quite strong – Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy.

For Manchester City 6’8″ Romanian Costel Pantilimon is in goal, replacing England goalkeeper Joe Hart, but he also played in the last round of the Capital One Cup.

There’s some debate as to whether Joe Hart will be dropped for the next game, after his terrible blunder that gifted all 3 points to Chelsea on Sunday.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loic Remy

Manchester City – Pantilimon, Richards, Boyata, Lescott, Kolarov, Rodwell, Garcia, Navas, Milner, Jovetic, Dzeko
Substitutes: tba

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)



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396 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    TEAM NEWS: Pantilimon, Richards, Boyata, Lescott, Kolarov, Rodwell, Garcia, Navas, Milner, Jovetic, Dzeko #nufcvcity #mcfc

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  • mattnufc

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh Jesus, Sissoko on the wing.

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Sissoko on the right ?

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  • Willo

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Nice to see Haidara back in the team, but where’s Marveaux?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Its official, Marveaux has no future here under Pardew despite being one of our most technically gifted players.

    Pardew has to go.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    clueless dimwit go forth

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Cisse Right sissoko behind Shola

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  • Belfast

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Think he’ll play Sissoko anywhere apart from his proper position lol

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #9

    GT…this one’s for you (changed the lyrucs a bit 😉 )

    The Wooly Song!

    Ibiza told GT about a thing he saw.
    Had two big horns and a wooly jaw.
    Wooly Wooly, wooly wooly.
    Wooly wooly, wooly wooly, wooly wooly.

    Ibiza told GT: “Let’s don’t take no chance.
    Let’s not be *L-seven*, come and learn to dance.”
    Wooly wooly, wooly wooly.
    Wooly wooly, wooly wooly, wooly wooly.

    Ibiza told GT: “That’s the thing to do.
    Get you someone really to pull the wool with you.”
    Wooly wooly, wooly wooly.
    Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #10

    sissoko still allowed to remain in this team

    this formation is again the stupid formation of last year 4-2-3-1

    sissoko tiote and anita all defensive minded

    again no fcuking wingers

    cisse or shola will be blank

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Marveaux must be banging Pardew’s Daughter

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  • wreker16

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #12

    This team made me cringe.

    Sissoko and wing should not be in the same sentence.

    Also where is marveaux? Is he injured?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Okay I’ll try to be cheerful, but that is just one really bad formation and lineup 🙁

    …How is a 4-4-2 going to cope with Citeh’s 4-2-3-1?

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #14

    no goals in this line up

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #15

    *God I hope I am wrong (or someone got the wrong transcript 😉 ) lol

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    citeh will get a bagfull

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #17

    no creativity no goals nothing total crap team

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #18

    jesp
    this is not even 4-4-2
    this line up is set up like 4-2-3-1

    __________krul____
    deb__willo__mbiwa__had
    _____tiote___anita
    goufran__cisse____sissoko
    ________shola

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #19

    why are we playing 3 CDM s

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Is the game on TV?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Let me show you the thought process of the one, the only, Alan Pardew :

    Pardew – “Hmmmmmm, we aren’t scoring many goals lately and we very rarely get in the box or open teams” up.

    Marveaux – Hey Alan, just letting you know I got the most assists last year and have a good understanding with Cisse (who can’t buy a goal lately) and am fit & raring to go” .

    Pardew – “Ah, Sylvain . We was thinking about playing you but you are not even in the team sorry” .

    I honestly think a trained chimp could do a better job than Pardew .

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Haidara gets to play against one of the fastest/best right wingers in the world. (Navas)

    I cannot wait to see this battle. I rate Haidara very highly.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #23

    NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 man city 3

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  • Graeme

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Ibiza, its on sky sports 1

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #25

    toonking…you did not make me more calm with that post 😀

    …Cisse in the #10 spot and Shola as a lone striker? Oh lord…

    I really hope I am wrong about this. Please surprise me, please surprise me!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Graeme…Cheers.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #27

    haidara should have been in bench cause he had very little game time pardew should have played dummett at LB

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Dummet shoud have played. Can’t see him playing at the weekend

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  • mattnufc

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Pardew is a liar saying he wants to win a Cup.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #30

    pardew has tried many players in different formations very few have had success is it him or the players

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  • toonking

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #31

    what I can see happening is again we will playing like this

    ___________krul
    anita____willo___tiote___mbiwa
    __________sissoko
    debuchy___goufran_____hadaira
    _______cisse____shola

    every single week I look at teams I think it just shows more and more signs that this team is fcuked because it simply has got no wingers at all.
    the reason

    1 HBA so fcuken greedy never creates much

    2 obatan rubbish

    3sammy probably been destroyed by pardew like the rest of them.

    4 marvo I don’t have a clue where he is

    5 Jonas finished now

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #32

    there are no wingers in our team

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #33

    JT…definitely the players, definitely the players (mostly Benny 😉 )

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  • Edmond

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Guys its not 4-4-2 its 4-2-3-1
    Debuchy – Williamson – Mbiwa – haidara
    Anita ————- Tiote
    Gouffy ——– Sissoko ——— Ameobi
    Cisse
    Were getting smashed

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #35

    are they allergic to grass

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  • p

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #36

    repost for the benefit of Ibiza

    Ibiza, I honestly think Mash could advertise SD more efficiently than by owning a football club in order to do it.

    I think he wants to be a successful club owner but he is also an arrogant f$%& who is going to do things his way.

    I have said this before, he has made loads of mistakes (big ones) but no one can accuse him of not taking action.

    I believe he sees it as a business but one he thought would be “fun” and one he wants to be successful – which means on and off the field (with the caveat of existing in a Chelsea and Man City world).

    He has done a lot of good as well as bad. On balance, I prefer him to Shepherd, the Halls and McKeag regardless of whether those f%^&$% were “real” fans or not. I actually think in many respects it is better that someone who is not as emotionally invested is in charge of the club.

    Back to my original point though…

    There will always be good and bad things to talk about – how good this player turned out to be, how bad another is, a manager that should be sacked etc. These are short terms talking points.

    At the end of the day, all I want is that the toon are playing in the top league and giving a decent account of themselves and trying to move forward. For the most part this is the case.

    The squad is decent with mostly players with a positive attitude. As I say I think we nreally need to look at the manager as he is mediocre at best.

    It saddens me that people would be so downbeat about stuff they have no control over and if only they were a little more philosophical about it all…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #37

    toonking…it is not like the others create much either 😉

    …and what’s up with players stop running and moving in position when Benny has the ball – triangles people! It’s not really that hard (it takes some effort though)

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  • south coast toon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #38

    oh the tactical genius surpasses are expectations again, well it cant be any worse than sunday can it

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  • Ted Bundy

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #39

    I give up.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #40

    i beg to differ i do have control he will never ever get my money period
    if more took the stance he will feel it

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