Shola Starts Against Sunderland – de Jong On Bench


In the absence of Loic Remy – the Sunderland slayer Shola Ameobi starts this afternoon, and it would be a great time for Shola to start scoring some league goals for Newcastle this season.

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Shola Ameobi – gets start against Sunderland

And both Ben Arfa and Sammy Ameobi keep their places in the front three as the wide men in a 4-3-3 formation, that Alan Pardew used on Tuesday night at Norwich City.

The team is the same that played so well on Tuesday night, with Shola coming in for the suspended Loic Remy in the middle of the front three.

16 year-old Adam Armstrong – the potential new Wayne Rooney – again makes the bench, so this lad must be doing well in training, and who knows he could make his first team debut before the end of the season, and he’s certainly the most promising youngster on Newcastle’s books at the moment.

Another local lad, Paul Dummett is again on the bench – and of course he started at center-back in the 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light earlier in the season.

And there has to be a very good chance that Luuk de Jong will make his debut in this game – we certainly hope he does.

For Sunderland, new signing Liam Bridcutt makes his debut after joining from Brighton.

Newcastle must go all out to win this game, and at the very least we have to get a point.

Another defeat – given what’s happened this week in the transfer market – would be a disaster for the club.

This could be  a pivotal game for Newcastle this season.

Howay the Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c); Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Sylvain Marveaux, Luuk de Jong, Adam Armstrong

Sunderland : Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Bridcutt, Colback, Ki, Johnson, Borini, Altidore
Substitutes: Larsson, Gardner, Wickham, Giaccherini, Vergini, Scocco, Ustari

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)



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847 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Marv on the bench, Ameobi bro’s both playing …….

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  • hatem786

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I HATE JK…

    Kinnear said: “Of course it is disappointing that Yohan Cabaye has moved on after two and a half seasons at St James’ Park.

    “We didn’t want to sell him, make no bones about that, but Yohan made it very clear to us that the opportunity of playing Champions League football and being part of the sporting project at PSG was something he wanted.

    “On that basis, we felt that if we received an acceptable bid for him, then it was the right decision for the club to do business.

    “Yohan benefitted hugely from his time with us. He flourished as a player and his move to PSG comes as a result of the performances he put in during his time at the club.

    “But for us, now is the time to look forward, not back. We have a number of highly talented midfielders within our ranks.”

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #3

    JUST WOKE UP… AN IM PUMPED UP …. IM
    GONA DESTROY THE SCUMS 20-0 TO
    NEWCASTLE …..
    HOWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    LADSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    EDIT

    IL TAKE A 1-0 WIN… AS I SEE WE ARE STARTING WITH 10 MAN NOW

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #4

    the legend of pardumb strikes again

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #5

    @MsiDouglas: COLUMN: #nufc are a mess and left hand doesn’t know what right hands is doing. This is why Kinnear has to go: http://t.co/bUezGDw8M7

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  • davetoon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #6

    I know Shola has a great scoring record against the mackems but how many has he scored from the bench rather than starting?

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  • Benji84

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #7

    hatem i hear you in some ways what JK said is annoying but to be honest Yohan is a quality player who is not getting any younger and he wanted to player for a bigger club and play Champions League. Yes it is annoying but its life. I still dont know why the club did not buy a replacement earlier they knew that yohan was going why not get some one earlier so other clubs dont think we have all this cash to plash around

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #8

    there are no goals in this team. we’d be lucky to get a draw against a sunderland team in the ascendancy

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  • AusMagpie

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Praying we sub Marveaux and de Jong on for the Ameobi brothers

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #10

    Quite happy that Sammy and Ben Arfa are getting 2 games in a row they both will get better with more game time but they have to deliver today

    My only worry is Shola we have a tendency to put the ball in the air up to him and he rarely wins it in fact he usually commits a foul its better to play it to his feet

    Still though if we come at them like we did against Norwich in the first half I can see us dominating them as even though they have been on a good run they have been terrible and really lucky most games!

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  • Benji84

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    I hate the fact shola is playing but he better pull his finger out and bloody chase down those balls. If we take out chances i think we will win easily!!!

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  • mag

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Dozy Pardew will break his Poyet hoodoo 2-1 Sammy to score for the Mags!

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    mustard on the bench ba humbug

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  • Goodfella

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Bloody ameobi’s is that the best we’ve got?

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  • Toonfan8

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #15

    I hope we overrun them in midfield with Sissoko,Anita,Tiote…..not a bad bench with Haidara,Mbiwa,Marveaux and De Jong…some options are there, LDJ will be given 20-30 minutes…and I think, he will score…and Marveaux will come for Sammy…

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  • asenski

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #16

    and that kind of manager who prefers s taylor ahead of mbiwa and s ameobi ahead of marveux is our manager pardew
    my god

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  • AusMagpie

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #17

    I reckon we’ll score at least 3 goals today

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Do you guys think Joke believes the crap that comes out of his own mouth?

    Would love if someone asked him why they didn’t replace Cabs before they sold him?

    …and it would be fitting if Pardew anytimes he would be asked about transfer he just refered to Joke 😀

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  • TheToonKing

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #19

    i hate my life….

    Both Ameobi’s in the line-up…. we just need Souness, Boumsong, Bramble and Luque now.

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  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #20

    i still think Mapou to play ahead of Saylor

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  • davetoon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    agree, now that Cabaye is gone Sissoko needs to take a bigger role and lead the team. I would actually like to have seen Pardew give him a braveheart type speech and then hand him the captaincy

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  • Benji84

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #22

    Hey guys would you be just as pissed off if we sold Steven Taylor in the last transfer window?????

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  • Toonfan8

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Kinnear: Judge me on my signings 😀 😀 he doesnt do bad signings, he does none….

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #24

    dave…I think someone said earlier that Shola the haven’t scored in a wholw year slayer has scored more gols coming from the bench than when he has started!…that said, can someone post how many goals he has scored against 5under1and and when that was?

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  • mag

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #25

    The Mackems have nothing to fear they’re a team of journey men labourers and the Mags will put them to the sword today.

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  • davetoon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26

    I wouldnt be so hard on Saylor. I think with games he can improve similar to Williamson

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Hate to be negative but this is the least confident i have been in a derby for a while

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  • DIRTY MAG

    Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #28

    Howay Shola lad!!!

    TOON TOON

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #29

    This would be a good time to start brining bigi in2 the team, as we only have 3 central midfielders in the team. And the young man can do with playing time.

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  • toonbrother

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #30

    anitas got zero creativity and shola zero finishing. where are the goals going to come from

    A far more sensible line up would ve been

    ………………..krul
    Debuchy…MYM..Williamson…Santon
    …………Tiote….Sissoko
    HBA……Marveaux………Sammy
    …………..De Jong

    But pardumb is too blind to see that

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  • Sazzer

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Shola vs Altidore

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  • Bambams

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #32

    its a derby….We all know they are the best games to win but the worst ones to lose, however we have been playing well lately and i am upbeat that we are too good for 5under1and.

    We need to have a go at them and i believe Ben Arfa might just show us today what he can do.

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Tads
    Yet again did I say we would be a better team without Cabs….No. I just choose to stay positive and hope for the best.Yes Norwich are a struggling team but we proved that we could have beaten them easy and we played well. Yet we play crap against against a struggling team and we get slated, Cant win !!

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  • davetoon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #34

    so I may have been wrong.. looks like he has scores 7 goals against the mackems, 6 of em came in 2005-2010 when he was a starter and the 7th came off the bench in 1-1 draw @ SJP in 2012

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  • mag

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #35

    The sun’s shining on the Home of the Mags and the Mackems aren’t going to spoil the day.

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  • davetoon

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #36

    @sazzer.. ha hah.. nailed on 0-0

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #37

    no links

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #38

    So Shola has scored one goal against the Mackems since 2010?

    Wow! he truely is the Mackem slayer. Imagine if any other striker for us had played that many games against them 😉 lol

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  • davo

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #39

    How does MYM not get a start ?

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  • mag

    Feb 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Sholas job is to batter their two old centre halves and bring others into play.

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