Debuchy, Remy And Armstrong On Bench


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It’s a surprise that both Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy are starting on the bench today against Swansea, and why that’s the case we have no idea, it’s not like we don’t need them in the team immediately.

And surprisingly Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi all start – and yes they are the players who have one goal between them in the last six games –  so it’s a strange starting  eleven that Alan Pardew has put out today, in what is a crucial game for us.

It looks like it’s a back three again, but Paul Dummett is brought in on the left, and Steven Taylor is again relegated to the bench.

And 60% of fans think we’ll lose this game in the poll we conducted – and if the starting line-up was known before the vote – that percentage would be even greater.

We need a win somehow today, against relegation threatened Swansea City.

It seems a modified 3-4-3 formation with Luuk de Jong behind Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse up front – and the only question is how long will it be before Debuchy and Remy are brought on – and we better not be behind at the half – without these two lads playing. 🙁

This is a strange selection by the manager.

For Swansea, former Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge is in the starting eleven.

Newcastle: (3-4-1-2): Tim Krul; Fabricio Coloccini (c), Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Dan Gosling, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong; Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Adam Armstrong, Loic Remy

Swansea (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Angel Rangel, Jordi Amat, Ashley Williams (c), Ben Davies; Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman; Wayne Routledge, Jonjo Shelvey, Pablo Hernandez; Wilfried Bony
Substitutes: Gerhard Tremmel, Neil Taylor, Kyle Bartley, Jay Fulton, Nathan Dyer, Marvin Emnes, David Ngog

Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)

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460 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    tads

    he has not bombed at all,

    zaha is the only one that would get in our team

    the others ???

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    3-4-1-2 supposedly.

    Pardew is running out of formations.

    Good to see De Jong & Shola playing. LOL

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  • firebug666

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    The bench looks stronger than the starting 11. By the time Pardrew brings subs on it will be to late for the Toon.

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  • Abysmal line up, but strong bench. I’m guessing Pardew is looking to contain until half time, then will throw on Remy & Debuchy to grab the win.

    Really thought he would have started those two today in fear of enticing the wrath of the fans if we go behind. Risky.

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  • Burni

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Oh dear. Another tonking coming right up?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #6

    That is a truly horrendous line up
    Wtf

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    well this should be good news for us who want him out,

    3 forwards , no supply

    long ball game for sure

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Honestly if the 7 on the bench played the 11 on the pitch there would only be 1 winner and only 1 team would score..

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  • MosesNUFC

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    That has got to be the worst team selection pardew has ever made…

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10

    omg. what a line up. lol

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    pardew what a ledge

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #12

    come on colo lead us to victory lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #13

    If playing 3 at the back why the hell choose Dummett over Yanga????

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #14

    the guy has no clue

    i honestly think he has gone with the 3 forwards because of help they can give in our defense

    he will be sacked today

    the fans at the ground will not put up with this

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    obviously remy and debuchy cant play 90mins…

    Pardew has gone all out for goals. Most attacking team Pardew can put except BenArfa and Marveaux. Looks like the end of the road for them at newcastle.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16

    I get called a mackem of the Gateshead and Benwell massive for NOT going to games and a hypocrite from Norways very own citizen Smith for going to games !

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  • Big B

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

    WWWTF. 3 centre forwards, hoping for goals

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18

    How he can play Anita as a wing back again today after he was hopeless there last week (although not his fault) is unfathomable.

    PARDEW OUT !.

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  • firebug666

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #19

    This just proves that after 3 years Pardrew still has no clue as to our strongest line up and best formation. The man is a complete idiot, it’s not anger management he needs it’s a pretty pink padded cell.

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  • Big B

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    beny not even on bench

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Also Dummet over French title winning international is shocking as well.

    PARDEW OUT! .

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Line up suggests Remy and Debuchy probably did not want to play and have their eyes on the WC.
    If they are fit enough for the bench they are fit enough to play the full match.
    Team illustrates we are really short of quality back up.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    IS THAT FCKING DUMMETT AT CENTRE BACK??????? WHY NOT M’BIWA???

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Big B – Benny was photographed yesterday or Thursday at the airport en route for Paris.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Is thst Anita at RB then, I can’t work it out.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #26

    This is the worst line up I’ve ever seen how many players are playing out of position? When will Pardew realise that Goofy is a ST

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    tuffers

    agreed are the players dictating to pards now lol

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  • toon22

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Maybe those 3 upfront is meant to show just which one is the worst striker.
    My moneys on Strolla.

    I be Swansea are sweating at the though of the 3 amigos.

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  • JDdubai

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Just how long will the LONG ball be today with 3 CFs playing????

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  • ebm

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #30

    So I made a table of the last 16 games played in the Premier League.

    1. Liverpool 16 13 2 1 +29 41
    2. Chelsea 16 12 2 2 +27 38
    3. Man City 16 11 3 2 +23 36
    4. Everton 16 10 2 4 +9 32
    5. Man Utd 16 9 2 5 +10 29
    6. Tottenham 16 9 2 5 +5 29
    7. Arsenal 16 8 4 4 0 28
    8. Crystal Palace 16 7 3 6 +1 24
    9. West Ham 16 7 2 7 +1 23
    10. Stoke 16 6 4 6 -2 22
    11. Southampton 16 6 3 7 -2 21
    12. West Brom 16 3 8 5 -6 17
    13. Hull 16 5 1 10 0 16
    14. Sunderland 16 4 4 8 -7 16
    15. Aston Villa 16 4 3 9 -8 15
    16. Fulham 16 4 2 10 -24 14
    17. Swansea 16 3 4 9 -4 13
    18. Norwich 16 3 4 9 -10 13
    19. Newcastle 16 4 1 11 -20 13
    20. Cardiff 16 3 3 10 -19 12

    Among the bottom 5, all the clubs except Newcastle have changed their manager in the last half of the season.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #31

    I hope Pardew is sacked either him or HBA are leaving this summer!

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    In a 3-4-1-2 : who do you think is the man playing behind the front two, Ameobi? Dear lord, you have to laugh.

    I am sorry to say this, but if getting a beating today means Pardew is let go… then I am all for being defeated today. In the interests of the greater good of course.

    Gouffran is fast becoming the invisible man. Once a pacey and exciting player, now disappeared to distant universe, out of the left plane of track back existence.

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  • ebm

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    The table looked less messy on my screen when I posted it, but you get the idea.

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #34

    if he’s playing three at the back with gouffy and anita on the wings maybe not the worst formation in history. however gosling is not good enough to play attacking midfield. pure madness playing him ahead of marveaux. also really stupid playing dummet ahead of mbiwa.

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  • toon22

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #35

    LOL @ the bench,it looks much better than the team on the field.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #36

    wolfshead – when I saw the line up- and coupled with Percy Parsnips’ quotes this week -not exactly saying Remy and Debuchy were starting -I think they have probably come to an “accommodation” with Percy to be available as subs.
    As for our three up front -I despair -does not exactly fill you up with confidence as to where the next goal comes from.
    I think we might get beat today 2 – 0 to Swans. Wonga flag to be a great success and not ripped to pieces, and the Toon to win the zorb race.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ve never seen a man more determined not to learn. Thank God the transfer team haven’t allowed Shola to stay another year. I bet Pardew’s telling them to hand him a 1 yr contract.

    Expect an honest performance and a toothless defeat.

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  • toon22

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #38

    lol at the flag “Ripped to pieces”

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  • MosesNUFC

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #39

    i’m going for a 4-0 win to swansea

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  • Douglas

    Apr 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Doomed

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