Newcastle Unchanged For Tottenham Test


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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has decided to play an unchanged side against Spurs this afternoon, even though captain Fab Coloccini is fit, and he’s on the bench today.

But the side did so well last Saturday against Chelsea, that Pardew has shown faith in his central defense pairing of Mike Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and they get another chance today to show they can again get the job done for Newcastle.

The Newcastle bench is strong – Rob Elliot, Fabricio Coloccini, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse

And there’s a bit of a surprise with the Tottenham side, as American Brad Friedel is in goal for his first Premier League appearance of the season, and Hugo Lloris is left out of the squad completely.

That follows some controversy last week when he was allowed to continue after apparently being momentarily knocked unconscious near the end the game at Goodison Park, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Teams:

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Vlad Chiriches, Jan Vertonghen; Paulinho, Mousa Dembele; Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend; Roberto Soldado
Substitutes: Heurelho Gomes, Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, Jermain Defoe

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



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410 comments so far

  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    also how good a signing was gouffran. a striker by trade but a real team player who is willing to work his socks off in any position for us, and he cost what 1.5 mil? bargain

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #2

    fair enough.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    oops pardew did it again!

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  • Brutooon

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    come on!

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #5

    can see us being given a hiding today. two in midfield against paulinho dembele eriksen, with sigurdsson and townsend out wide

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  • TimKrulFan

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Did Marveaux spit in Pardews face or something the bloke hates him!

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  • Dimitri

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Who would have thought we’ll have such a strong bench (on paper at least). Coloccini, Cisse, Anita, Ben Arfa…

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  • Blofal

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Yohan Kebab… Gouffran is brilliant I agree. My favorite Newcastle player and getting better each game.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    im starting to think marveaux, vurnon, to a lesser extent ben arfa are seen as our ‘european’ players by pardew for when we are in slower, more technical matches

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Disappointed not to see Anita starting but fair play for sticking with willo and yanga
    Don’t think many really expected him to change it did they??

    Yohan Kebab
    See no reason for the to rout us, the play the same formation as Chelsea and are struggling to score from open play

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #11

    I am going to leave this blog permanently if all that happens when I come on here is I get bombarded with adverts that I cannot see and so I cannot mute.

    There is a balance Ed between the commercial interests of running the blog and its users. Be aware of the difference.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Dimitri,
    Shola is starting ffs.

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  • yo-yo

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13

    tads

    A lot of people thought we would get Colo back as he is a ‘favourite’.

    The starting and finishing 11 will not be the same and so I expect Anita to be a second half sub anyway.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Thank goodness we have ameobi NUFC FFS 13 years of pile of garbage and an occasional goal

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Is Marveaux stilll not fully fit? Anita should be playing. Cisse needs a goal. We can’t keep playing Shola.

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  • askar

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Ben Arfa on the bench again? OMG! AP Will never change 🙁

    Anyway a win for us! Hope king Arfa Will come on. He has to leave for Liverpool or Roma in jan.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #17

    tads

    hopefully with cabaye and tiote, and sissoko and gouffrans work rate we will have enough to deal with them
    but this is newcastle, and our unpredictability always makes me massively apprehensive before a match

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #18

    townsend would give one of our fullbacks a run around today.

    i predict spurs 3-0 newcastle.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    the form debuchy is in atm i am not worried about our right hand side, santon should be ok though, being right footed, since townsend is most dangerous when he cuts inside

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Not to bothered about Shola starting. He wins most of aerial battles and bruises up their defenders. Dont get the Shola hatred thing. He has been loyal and is only dropped for faster, younger strikers. I’m sure he’ll do a job for us today.

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Excellent photo in the The Guardian of Wor Shola leaving Sol Campbell, Tim Sherwood and Darren Anderton in his wake in the corresponding fixture of 2001.

    Champion!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #22

    Did Mike Ashley tell Pardew that I support THFC

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  • Dimitri

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail.
    At the moment, Shola is more likely to score a hattrick than Cisse getting onside.

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  • TOONALE

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #24

    YO-YO @11
    Adblock Plus

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  • Dimitri

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #25

    I’m going for a hard battled 1-0 win. Shola to score a left legged blinder.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #26

    G’day guys

    not long now. Who thinks we will get anything out of this game now that Lloris is out.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #27

    Dear Mr Pardew, I would like to see more protection for Santon on the left back position. I believe Townsend is dangerous running on the ball, and Santon is the worse tackler in the whole team! Sisoko on the left wing rather than right!

    Tioti, lead by example, and don’t let Erikson settle, or else we will be chasing the ball rather than the man!

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  • expatmag

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #28

    ARE YOU THERE, TUFF

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #29

    HD
    Shola like it or not is offering far more to the overall balance if the team than cisse is, we know he’s going 2 upfront so much rather shola than cisse at the moment

    Askar
    Have to ask, do you support the toon because there the toon or the toon because Ben Arfa plays for us?
    Benny is on the bench because he’s been utter sh*te for the last 4-5 games and deserves to be on the bench

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  • Ted Bundy

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #30

    Low and hard shots into the corners. Freidel is still an adequate PL ‘keeper, but nowhere near as agile as once was. Against Hull in the Carling Cup penalty shoot-out, he didn’t get near any of the pens that went in the corners, even when he guessed correctly.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #31

    http://www.viponlinesports.eu/football/185934/1/tottenham-hotspur-vs-newcastle-united-live-stream-online.html

    collymore just said we are a nailed on top 6 team in his opinion, last year aswell,

    clown in charge

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #32

    just seen that freidel is in goal.

    shola to score!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #33

    expat -morning -how’s things. If the Toon of the second half against Chelsea turn up we might get something. Percy’s tactics might alter thing though. 2 – 1 to the Toon.

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  • Papiss9

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #34

    Comparing spurs last performances with ours, i’m expecting a tight game. We can win this.

    Spurs has scored 9 and concedes 5 in 10 games this season, that’s pretty bad compared to the other top teams.

    If our gameplan doesn’t work today it’s nice to see quality on the bench.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #35

    Not bad seeing we’re only playing against 10 men Spurs 🙂
    Andros Townsend playing in two positions???

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  • expatmag

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #36

    A decent result today would go a long way to appeasing many fans and set us up nicely for 2 upcoming home games although WBA will be tough in my opinion

    However, lets hope last weeks performance shows up

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Can’t believe shola is starting again and anita is not! I think anita is more of a positive midfielder than tiote. Tiote hogs the ball for too long and slows the whole play down. Where as anita is completely the opposite he moves the very quickly hence he changed the game when he came on last week.

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  • boater

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #38

    Hmm the Chelsea lineup experiment worked because it caught them off guard. Not sure it’s the longterm solution to leave Arfa out. Best players on the pitch and all that…

    Love shola but would have him coming off the bench away.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #39

    TUFF

    not bad cobber.

    I don’t expect us to match last weeks performance but I would settle for a hard fought draw

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  • Thump

    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #40

    @Boater: The good thing about Arfa is that if he comes off the bench, he has the skills to put tired defenders to the sword. Until he learns to not put Debuchy under pressure, it’s probably the best role for him. The alternative, of course, is to stop using him as a bloody winger and set him free down the middle!.

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