Match Preview – Magpies Seek Second Win In A Row At Hull


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We thought Newcastle had a decent chance of winning the game at the KC Stadium this afternoon, but there’s no doubt that it’s a severe blow that captain Fabricio Coloccini will not be in the team today at the KC Stadium.

Colo has been given compassionate leave to return to Argentina because of a family bereavement, and that’s all we know, but of course sometimes other things are more important than football.

Cheick Tiote will come in and take over the captaincy, and manager Alan Pardew has let the Ivorian know he’s now the official vice-captain, and he has become  a better player with that extra responsibility, and the manager has been singing Cheick’s praises today.

Steven Taylor is likely to come in to replace Colo at the back, but Alan Pardew has been experimenting this week  with different formations to try to shore up Newcastle at the back, as we’ve let far too many goals in last month – 10 goals in four games – to be exact.

Davide Santon is not fit, and we’re not sure of the status of Ben Arfa, and Colo is not available, so we expect this to be the team today:

Krul
Debuchy Williamson Taylor (S) Dummett
Sissoko Tiote (c) Anita Gouffran
Remy de Jong
Subs: Elliot Yanga-Mbiwa Gosling Ameobi (Sa) Ameobi (Sh) Marveaux Cisse

We’ll assume Ben Arfa and Santon are unfit – but it may be a surprise if Marveaux is brought back into the squad, because he did himself no favors with his last sub performance against Tottenham.

But we also want to have the best players at Newcastle in the squad.

The keys to this game are that Newcastle can be (very) solid in defense, and that we can score some goals, maybe though Loic Remy, but Luuk de Jong needs to get on the goal-scoring trail too, if he is to get a deal from Newcastle this summer.

What would your team be for today?

This is almost the best side Newcastle can put out today, so hopefully we are still in with a decent chance of winning the game, and get our 7th away win of the season and second win in a row.

43% think we can do that in our poll.

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In order to win this game we will need to see good performances from both Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote, and hope that Mike Williamson is again in sparkling form at the back, as he was last week against Aston Villa.

And Hull’s home form has been very decent this season, and in 13 home games they have only lost four times, and that was exactly the away record Aston Villa arrived with at St. James’ Park last Sunday – when we managed to beat them

Another win is what we all want to see this afternoon.

What do you think?

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110 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Mar 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    How the team react to conceding a goal will determine the result of this game.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    I would like to see:

    Krul
    Debuchy………Williamson……….Mbiwa………Haiadara

    Sissoko…………Tiote………………Anita………….Gouffran

    Remy………….Luuk de Jong

    That to me is a solid hard working team that could grind out a result today.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Have a nice game everyone – I am still boycotting our team and will not be watching us play more this season!

    …need to do my past; cannot really say I won’t be going to SJP can I 😉 lol

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    De Jong will score tonight!

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    jesper

    maybe one day we can go together, when we have a new manager

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  • naptoon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    we probably (just) deserved the win against villa but it was a poor performance imo we didn’t play with any sort of plan and basically just ground out a result. Unfortunately I can see Pardews lack of faith in technical players being found out today can’t see us scoring against a decent hull side. Hoping we can do what we did against villa a grind out a 1-0 but my heads saying Pardews dire tactics will see us on the end of a 2-0 defeat 🙁

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    My heart wants us to Win but my vote was a loss !

    Hull had a big win last week and with Shane Long and Jelavich forging a good Strike Partnership i really do fear the Worst.

    And to think Shane Long was a target of ours not so long ago?

    Says it all really, does,nt it?

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  • Blofal

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Wow Melbourne Heart are playing the way I want Newcastle to play…. who would’ve thought!

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    we will not score today

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  • naptoon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #10

    agree but hope we are wrong

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Have we actually had a clean sheet this season with Saylor in the team ?

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #12

    mindshaft

    v villa and Norwich 😉

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  • magpie6699

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    No Coloccini – it’s the curse of the Official Calendar again!

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    wiliamson has 5 clean sheets

    Chelsea
    villa
    spurs
    Norwich
    pallace

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Saylor is a liability at centreback – hopefully pard’s will stick him up front or promote him to sponge man

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #16

    colo has 6 clean sheets

    west ham
    ful
    spurs
    man u
    palace
    villa

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Bizarrely he has gone downhill fast ever since he got his England cap, given he was only average beforehand its a bit worrying

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Cheers catchy – was too depressed to look it up myself

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #19

    MYM has 7 clean sheats

    west ham
    Fulham
    chel
    spurs
    man u
    palace
    Norwich
    villa

    go fugure eh

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  • Rake

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Catch-a-stat.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    Would much rather Mbiwa than Tayls
    Long will destroy Debuchy,Tayls,Willo and Dummeton his own.
    Just hope that Krul is in top form.

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  • catchy in norway

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #22

    mindshaft

    I don’t think saylor is a bad defender, I think our whole defence gets put under to much preasure from where pardew likes us to play football

    we play far to close to our own goal, and just invite other teams onto us, and then to top it off, he asks who ever is full back on both side to play ahead of the winger, leaving us exposed badley

    v spurs, goffy got man of te match, and he did not track back once,

    http://www.tsmplug.com/football/highlights/newcastle-0-4-tottenham-2014/

    watch for yourself

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    Pardews coaching manual planning to fail. 3-1 Hull City especially with the chuckle brothers as centre halves.

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  • toonbrother

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #24

    In the absence of coloshitty we have a chance

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #25

    Dropping MYM and splitting the Willo / MYM partnership to accommodate Saylor coincided with our appalling 10 match run.

    Saylor is awful and had his chance. If MYM is overlooked again for Saylor it says everything about Pardew.

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #26

    MYM, will be off in the summer Pardew has ruined his career because he’s a third rate coach.

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  • niafron

    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Bonjour messieurs.

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Along with HBA, Cisse, Haidarra, Biggi, Gosling, Marveuax all pardued.

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  • niafron

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    So another game we will watch cause we are fan but we don’t want to see?

    There’s a while until the end of the season…

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  • Nufc-83

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #30

    Catchy Taylor is a terrible defender not only is he prone to making stupid decisions he is constantly drawn to the ball which leaves huge holes in the defence . People see him making last ditch tackles and putting his body on the line and think he is decent yet a good defender will rarely have to make these sort of tackles because his positioning and reading of the game will compensate.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Catchy
    add one more to Williamsons clean sheet Man Utd away 1-0
    and being pedantic plus a half against Everton away

    Be tough today – Brucie has built a decent team at Hull take a draw – would of been happier with COLO in.

    Centre backs – I might of gone with Mbiwa today with Williamson as both Long and Jeckovic are pacy players. Taylor like a cart horse at the moment.

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  • niafron

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Well, all the players are probably just waiting. Waiting to see who will be the coach this summer.

    Ashley got (from hi spoint of vizw) a tough choice to make.

    If Pard is fired, he will have to pay him a huge amount of money.

    If he stay, NUFC’s roster will become an easy target for all the wolwes of the window.

    Cause to much players would be eager to leave, and it will put the board in a weak position to negociate.

    So he will probably choose the less expansive option.

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  • Zambiantoon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #33

    Sissoko nd tiote will score 2-0 to the M pies

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Sissoko has been buckled by the Pardew tactics.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #35

    3-1 to the toon today IF LDJ starts
    Him and Remy seemed to click immediately against villa

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #36

    Niafron

    I am not sure Ashley would have to pay massive compensation if he s on 400K a season then another 6 x 400k is nowhere near the alleged 10M.

    We’ll get some results here and there in spite of Pardew, not because of him, but too many attacking players have regressed under Pardew.

    MYM, Cisse, Ben Arfa, Marveaux etc were all coveted players whose stock has dramatically fallen and even Ashley can’t be happy about that..

    Sadly I can’t see Ash ever appointing a proper coach and D.O.F so just have to hope and pray for the rumoured Red Bull buy out.

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  • toon1707

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #37

    Got to start De Jong ahead if cisse this week I was surprised last week by cisse starting

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #38

    Tads

    that is true, there was a bit of joy with that partnership. just dreading Pardew not having the balls to NOT play saylor at the other end.

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #39

    Every technical player at the club has problems with Pardews coaching techniques, that’s why Remy will be off like a shot in the summer.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #40

    Niafron

    I would rather lose 1 poor manager than a squad of players, apart from Shola, Saylor, Gosling and Obertan.

    Some of our better non – Pardew favourites might stay if Pardew left.

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