Yanga-Mbiwa And Luuk de Jong Start At Hull


The team has just been announced for Newcastle for today’s game at Hull City, and there’s a surprise with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa preferred to Steven Taylor as the replacement for Fab Coloccini, who has been given compassionate leave and is back in Argentina.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – gets a rare chance at Hull City

It looks like it’s a 4-4-2 formation with Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong up front, or maybe Luuk playing as a withdrawn striker just behind Remy, and as expected, local lad Paul Dummett keeps his place at left back after a good performance last Sunday.

And Steven Taylor remains on the bench, and it seems he’s now the fourth choice center-back at the club.

And Sylvain Marveaux is back on the bench. but it looks like Ben Arfa is still out injured, and there’s no Sammy Ameobi on the bench either.

Jak Alnwick is the substitute goalkeeper, so we assume Elliot is not fit.

Cheick Tiote captains the side in Colo’s absence, and if Newcastle are to win this game then Mapou needs to have a solid game alongside the in-form Mike Williamson.

And Mapou cannot be reckless and give away any free kicks just outside the box, or even heaven forbid – a penalty.

Newcastle need to win this game.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Hull (3-5-2): Allan McGregor; Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa; Ahmed Elomhamady,Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Liam Rosenior; Nikica Jelavic, Shane Long
Substitutes: Steve Harper, James Chester, Robert Koren, Stephen Quinn, George Boyd, Sone Aluko, Yannick Sagbo

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong; Loic Remy
Substitutes: Jak Alnwick, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse



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535 comments so far

  • mattnufc

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Good line-up..

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    what a belta to see MYM start ahead of Taylor

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Thank Christ, at least Pardew has some sense.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Good line up although I would have had Haidara at LB . Glad Stevie Taylor has been benched as well .

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  • asenski

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    credit to that line up
    big game ahead of mbiwa and willo
    woul not play de jong as a starter because that means that pardew will use shola or cicce as subs and do not know who is worse than both

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  • TheToonKing

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Our defense sucks donkey dong without Colo.

    Could be a long afternoon.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Great team line up
    C’mon on the toon 3-1!!!

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Hooray for common sense!

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #9

    woo hoo pards plays the obvious team where is his experimentation

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  • Spoof

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    So MYM starts, hopefully that will shut the constant Pardew moaners up, no doubt for just a short while though, someone was calling for Gosling to play instead of Anita to give us a more attacking threat, I totally agree, Anita will never be an attacking midfielder, it’s just not his game

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    It comes to something when Newcastle United are worried about playing Hull City, how the Mighty fall!

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  • Spoof

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Black and white it is interesting, if Ruddy reads it he will have an orgasm ?

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  • AusMagpie

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Good balanced team here, could see us grind out a win. De Jong to score his first goal?

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  • toonicle

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Hooray was hoping Mbiwa would finally get the start. Hope De Jong and Remy can partner well again, LDJ needs his first goal today.

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  • asenski

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    marv in the role of anita would b a great advantage but somehow pardew does not beliebe so

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  • toonbrother

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardumb stupidity is only highlighted by how long it took for him to see Mbiwa and Willo is the best Central Defensive Partnership we have. The mismanagement of Mbiwa has cost us dearly over the last 2 months. As well a good central defender this guy is a top defensive midfielder. He could hhave stepped in for Tiote when cheik got injured

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we should win this one. Hopefully a few players have been told to shot shooting from silly distances, not likely, but one can hope.

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Sack Pardew for being a cockney oaf!

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #19

    All previews of the match suggest Remy / Davies will be the key battle if NUFC are to score and have any chance of winning. Potentially de Jong could have an important game and score if he can dominate Bruce jnr, tipping the balance in our favour. De Jong has shown in his previous appearances that he has the physicality to challenge for the ball and the technique to create opportunities for himself and others. Hopefully he is match fit and Pardew will play the two strikers in a formation that provides good service, getting the ball forward quickly and accurately; and limit the possession of Hulls midfielders.

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  • magpie6699

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Is Elliott injured?

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Spoof from previous thread

    I read it yesterday and found it a compelling read. People may have their reservations about the council, but the overriding message was that community based ownership should be something that fans openly and honestly discuss as a workable model.

    As Mark Douglas says, if you find yourself not engaging with the debate on fan ownership, then a change of perspective is needed.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Ancient from previous

    Ancient
    Fully agree said the same after Villa, are midfielders are defensive minded Gosling always looks to get forward and get into the box
    Would like to see the lad get a couple of games

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Decent line-up for today, but I think we will still struggle at the back without Colo. De Jong looked decent when he came on against Villa, and I think him and Remy could form a decent partnership between now and the end of the season.

    I actually fancy us to win this one.

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  • asenski

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #24

    any news about hba – injured or out of pardews favour

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #25

    So is HBA struggling with fitness? Strange for him to not make the bench

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  • toon1707

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Am I the only one who thinks mbiwa has not been that good not saying he is not better than Taylor but I just don’t rate him as Being as good as some people think he is he constantly gives stupid free kicks away

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  • naptoon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    If marv is gonna be sold why bother putting him on the bench ahead of Armstrong …. I like marv but would make sense to blood youngsters between now and the end of the season …. To much sense for pards

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Asenki
    I know he didn’t train at all last week before the villa game so at a guess, still not match fit otherwise i think he’d be on the bench

    Also explains Marv being bought back into the fold

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #29

    If you want something to work well don’t involve the council a bunch of self serving jobsworths.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #30

    tds – hopefully Gosling will get at least half an hour today. If Gosling impresses, then he can push his case for a start.

    We may be a bigger threat from corners with De Jong in the team, he is a good 6ft 2, and seems to be good at giving defenders the slip.

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Ben Arfa’s days are numbered, if he’s not off in the summer I’d be very surprised. Doesn’t fit into our system. He’ll probably get a move to somewhere like AC Milan in the summer.

    Whenever Taraabt’s loan finishes they’ll need another lazy egotist to take his place.

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  • Thump

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Mbiwa starting ahead of Saylor?

    http://i.imgur.com/NZhseWG.gif

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Have to say, with what we have available, I am happy with that line up.

    With Hull liking to go for the attack somewhat, I am pleased to see Taylor on the bench. Be good to see Remy expose them on the break too….hopefully.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Ciaran
    Think De Jong and Remy looked liked they clicked immediately vs Villa, we starting actually trying to build attacks patiently as opposed to the frustrated style we saw in the first 60

    Shame that are best strike partnership doesn’t belong to us!!!

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  • magpie6699

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Try again – is Elliott injured?

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  • asenski

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #36

    cirian
    what a slip would b to play for ac milan instead of nufc, a???

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  • toon kk

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Pards thinks we have a strong squad with depth. (Probably MA words).
    Look at our bench, hardly a game changer on it.

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #38

    thump you havin a tom tit?

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  • mag

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #39

    35, who would notice?

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  • mindcompressor

    Mar 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #40

    shame that harper is not playing, it would be nice to see him 🙂 i don’t know why we keep shola on the bench if he is leaving club on the summer. i think it would be better to let armstrong to show himself. beside of that de jong cannot play 90 mins… alright let’s do it!!! come on magpies! 😀

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