Papiss Cisse And Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Start At Fulham


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We seems to have got the team right this time, and the in-form Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa moves across to right-back for the injured Mathieu Debuchy, and striker Papiss Cisse starts for the injured Loic Remy up front – and captain Coloccini returns to lead the side at Craven Cottage today

And 17 year-old Adam Armstrong is again on the bench today, and maybe this is the game where the top Newcastle-born youngster will make his Newcastle debut – hope so.

The team is a good one, even without Remy and Debuchy,  and it appears that David Santon is still out injured and Ben Arfa is also injured but hopes to return at home to Crystal Palace next Saturday.

Jak Alnwick is again the substitute goalkeeper, so Rob Elliot must still be injured, and of course the in-form local lad Paul Dummett keeps his place at left-back, with Frenchman Massadio Haidara on the bench.

This is an important game for Newcastle (aren’t they all?) and is the first without manager Alan Pardew in the stadium, and it would be great if Newcastle can get their  third win in a row at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

The experienced Howard Webb is the referee today.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Fulham – tba

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

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)



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336 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    With colocinni back in the team we are vulnerable at the back.

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  • toon1707

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope Armstrong gets a run out his performances for the reserves have certainly earned him a chance

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  • AusMagpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone else hoping to see Armstrong play today?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    repost

    jazzyp

    LDJ has been more involved ever since he’s been here whilst Cisse hasn’t and he’s been here longer.

    having a Advance Forward and a target man linking up is perfect for Newcastle so Remy & LDJ is the perfect combination whilst Cisse is an Poacher and doesn’t link well with an Advance Forward.

    for a Poacher to link well we need either a False 9 or a deep lying forward beside him

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    C’mon Armstrong

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #6

    I hope Carver plays his own way and gives young Armstrong a run out ( he could be the next Rooney )

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Good line up only change I’d of liked would be Sammy starting and Gouffran pushed up front instead of Cisse, how many partnerships can we try this bloke in!

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  • Ginger

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope Armstrong gets a run out today.

    Can’t really disagree with the lineup, it’s exactly what I would have picked. Only difference is I’d rather have Sammy on the bench as oppose to Shola.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #9

    good luck to Cisse – I hope de Jong brings out the best in him. Mbiwa can’t play full-back but there’s no-one else.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #10

    toonarmydownsouth

    true mate, I think LDJ will be tired and fed up with Cisse up top and keep going offside.

    I only hope this happens so Armstrong can play up top

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Pretty much the team I expected, though why is it labelled a 4-4-1-1 when we have two up top? Surely it’ll be a 4-4-2 – pedantic I know.

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  • toon1707

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #12

    People mentioning Sammy what’s happened to him came in to the first 11 for a few games looked half decent then can’t even make the bench when useless players like gosling and shola can

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    with Mbiwa on the right it will add extra defence on the right and don’t forget MYM has some speed to get forward

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #14

    good line up wat was expected

    hope armstrong gets 15 or so mins

    toonbrother
    nufc clean sheets in prem

    willo 5
    collo 5
    mbiwa 3
    taylor 1

    so i wouldn’t say so!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #15

    toon1707

    and Marvuex

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  • jezza442

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #16

    first ever post,hope and expect another great awayday
    howay the lads 3-0 !

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m going for 2-0 win for Newcastle with LDJ and the mighty Sissoko getting on the score sheet, also I think Anita will get MOTM today

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Team that I and many predicted to be fair . 3-1 to NUFC, Cisse,De Jong & Sissoko .

    HWTL ! .

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Black and White

    Hopefully, fingers crossed, Cisse might actually turn up today against the worst defence in the league!!

    Toon1707
    No idea he’s just vanished!

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  • SpaceGhost

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #20

    oh great howard freaking webb

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #21

    If Cisse can’t score against Fulham then we may as well just flog him – in normal circumstances that is – given that our 2 best strikers are loan signings and Shola is on his way out we’ll have to keep hold of Cisse…

    Here is hoping he finds his shooting boots, he lost them about 18 months ago.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #22

    toonarmydownsouth

    aye mate but on the other hand with Cisse up top we have the worse attack in the league 😉

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Howard Webb for today’s game? this is all we need, another tw@t with a grudge when it comes to Newcastle 🙁

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  • martoon

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #24

    toon1707 & Black and White with an army lol – I think Sammy is injured and Marveau is on the bench today.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Ciaran
    The lad certainly needs to find something because at the moment he is woeful and wouldn’t be starting a game at any other PL team

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Wasn’t Howard Webb the fourth official in our last game………..

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  • AusMagpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Hull look awful

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Good solid defence and hard working midfield. I think we can win if the two goal shy forwards can get one between them out of the half dozen chances they’ll inevitably get, as I think the midfield has a goal in them also.

    Even so, I’m a bit unnerved. Might just be because Felix Magath is quite terrifying just quietly, in a sort of benign so long as you don’t dig up his back garden kind of way.

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Tads

    Personally I just don’t think he has it in his locker. He took the PL by surprise, got an extortionate amount of luck with some of his shots in his first few months. The reality is, he’s a poor striker, one we will be relying massively on next season – which does not bode well going forward unless we sign de Jong and another striker next season.

    In the mean time, I do hope he manages to score because he has been nothing short of abysmal really.

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  • martoon

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #30

    jimmysmith @28 – Is it just me or does Felix Magath look like Mr Magoo?

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  • toon1707

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Would anybody have started Armstrong ahead of cisse or just give him a run out

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  • Thump

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Is Arfa injured?

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  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #33

    quite happy with the line up, the only disappointment is that sammy is not in, but i expect he is injured as he is normally a cert on the subs bench.

    i would be expecting a win on paper, as this is the time when the relegation battle is at it’s most important i see us finish with a draw at best.

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Barfa has been home for family reasons so not fit ( when is he ever)

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #35

    I have not been this confident going into a game, in a long time.

    Sidwell is the only Fulham player that worries me, but I am certain Tiote will snuff that threat out.

    Carver’s Brazilian army 2-0 (IMO)

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  • mag

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #36

    3-1 Newcastle United, Cisse and De Jong on the score sheet today.

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #37

    I was confident going into the Hull game and we absolutely walked it, but for some reason I’m not confident going into this one.

    Fulham are terrible, yes. But without Remy and Debuchy we are a much weaker team. I think it could be a 1-1.

    Would gladly be proven wrong though.

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #38

    could any of you gentlemen provide a decent stream link, please and thank you in advance.

    HWTL’s

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s at the Mackems atm but it will change to the Toon match at 3pm

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