Tiote, Ameobi, Cisse Miss Out – Cabella And Riviere Start


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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has just announced the team for the important game at Tottenham in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup tonight,  and there’s some bad news that Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse are not in the squad. Sammy Ameobi is also missing?

Here’s the two sides that have been announced.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Vlad Chiriches, Federico Fazio, Jan Vertonghen (c), Danny Rose; Nabil Bentaleb, Benjamin Stambouli; Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend; Harry Kane
Substitutes: Hugo Lloris, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Naughton, Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Jak Alnwick; Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran; Emmanuel Riviere
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Lubomir Satka, Remie Streete, Vurnon Anita, Haris Vuckic, Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

It’s a 4-2-3-1 formation as expected with Sissoko and Colback to play in front of the back four.

So it looks like Tiote didn’t make it with his muscle strain,  and Papiss Cisse has a heavy cold – maybe Papiss will make it for Sunday’s game against Sunderland, but Tiote is probably doubtful for that game.

Not sure what’;s up with Sammy.

So that’s 13 first team players missing from the squad tonight – with Daryl Janmaat being suspended for this game – and eleven being out injured or sick.

As expected Paul Dummett has been switched to right back and Massadio Haidara has come in on the left but Willo keeps his place alongside Colo in central defense.

There’s still no starting place for Vurnon Anita although we could see the Dutch man come on in the second half.

It’s a very young bench, which illustrates how Newcastle are down to the bare bones because of all the injuries, with Anita the only experienced player.

Youngsters Woodman, Satka, Streete,  Roberts, Vuckic and  Armstrong are the other players who make up the bench – and their average age is just over 18,  with four having never played for Newcastle.

And it doesn’t say much for striker Facundo Ferreyra, who still cannot make the bench.

We feel a bit like we felt before the Man CIty game – but hey we won that game! 😀

Two in three Newcastle fans think we can make it through to the last four tonight.

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397 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Not bad but Gouffran is a waste of a shirt on current form .

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  • AncientC

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Love the line up.

    I think Riviere is perfect for this game.

    4-2-3-1 again though?

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  • Goofy

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Why does Pardew keep picking Williamson?!! Surely he must see what we see. He’s slow, clumsy, thick and completely useless. The guy should not be anywhere near the first team!!!

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  • AncientC

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Tottenham: Vorm, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen (c), Rose; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane

    Subs: Lloris, Kaboul, Naughton, Capoue, Dembele, Lamela, Soldado

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  • toonicle

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Whyyyyy Gouffran, i’m okay with the other team selections but Gouffran just handicaps us from the start.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #6

    It’ll be interesting to see if Perez and Rivière work well together.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Perez and gouffran on wings… Not for me! Hope we still manage to get through tonight!!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #8

    WILLIAMSON AND GOUFFRAN PLAY DUMMETT AT RIGHT BACK

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Glad that cabella, perez and haidara are playing however having gouffran is like playing with 10 men. Hope he proves me wrong tonight.

    This simply cannot be the same 4-2-3-1 as the one against arsenal though

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  • Offkey

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Goofys’ job is to protect the right back then I guess……

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  • Kris

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Thinks the game is lost already. Williamson and Gouffran both playing = a big loose. And Dummy at right, not like that too. Feel bad for Anita.

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  • AncientC

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #12

    “there’s some bad news that Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse are not in the squad.”

    It’s not “all” that bad… Cisse would have been useful for the bench, but Tiote missing isn’t a big miss. I just hope Tiote is missing because of his form, not because he has been told he is too important to play in the Capital One Cup.

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  • Goofy

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #13

    That bench has nothing that will help a team if needed.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #14

    For the love of god, Pardew please stop f****g picking Williamson. Ugh… Would rather satka or streete started there. And dont get me bloody started on Gouffran. He’d better take his chance.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Not impressed with Gouffran starting or Dummet at RB, no need poor choice

    There won’t be many balls into the box from our wings tonight, either side has been handicapped.

    That’s not the best team or bench we could have played by a long shot.

    He’s thinking of the mackems

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  • Douglas

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Where is Ameobi?

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  • martoon

    Dec 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t understand why Saylor isn’t in the squad – he only had a 1 match suspension didn’t he??

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  • mag92

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Pardew, hasn’t learned anything from Saturday, Williamson, is a complete liability, but at least Anita, didn’t make it.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    willo and goofy in the side

    satka has play rb so he could have played and dummett could have been cb

    and goofy well my left leg could do a better job

    all the excitement I had for this game has gone

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Is P45 being “too ambitious” with this line-up?

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  • colwell

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Oh well injuries have finally caught up with us big time. No balance to the team at all, no wingers which has won us most of our games. Disappointed with the team its very poor but we dont have anything else.

    Looking at the Spurs team they are strong all over I can’t see us even being close to getting anything from this.

    One thing what the FCUK are the coaches doing? how many injuries can one team keep getting this is the worst its been and thats after employing a new fitness coach he needs sacking!!!

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  • 9

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Clealry he’s thinking of Sunday – blindingly obvious Tiote and Cisse will play then!

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  • NZGeordieviaAfrica

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #23

    We’re stuffed! I agree Tiote on current “form” is no good (so let’s say he’s injured and not being saved for Sunday) but the same goes for Gouffran. No Ameobi and Saylor means thinking of Sunday unless they are also sick / injured?. Not that hothead Saylor is much better than Williamson. Maybe MA has told him if he loses 4 straight to Sunderland he’s sacked???

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #24

    The only good thing about tonight is Roberts is on the bench. How many times is he going to play this 4-2-3-1?

    IT DOESN’T FCUKING WORK YOU KNOBBER.

    Goofy is ineffective as all he’ll be doing is running back and rivvy will be all on his lonesome. Good times. Taylor must be injured….again. Hasn’t even made the bench but why play the serial hoofer? Could of quite easily brought dummett into CB and had Anita at RB. Atleast he’s right footed whereas dummett is a one foot wonder.

    Definitely reverted to type now hasn’t he!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Anita should have played full back with Dummet pairing Collo in the middle .

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Not happy about Gouffran playing to be honest waste of a shirt should have went for Armstrong instead

    Sammy Tiote Taylor and Cisse clearly rested for Sunderland game although Tiote should be nowhere near the team

    Riviere Perez and Cabella could work well together if they get the ball

    Willamson at right back is a shocker though…..

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Really disappointed with that selection from Pardew. Goofy, Willo and then Dummet playing right back. Dummet is a poor left back who looks a far better player in the centre. He could get turn in and out tonight.

    Still, on the plus side that Spurs side is fairly ropey as well.

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  • mag92

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Chadli, would have rinsed Anita!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Just cannot see us getting anything from thisgame\3 -0 defeat.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #30

    By bbc Newcastle it’s 442, Perez Rivierre upfront

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

    I was initially looking forward to this game but not so much now. Still holding onto a little bit of hope that rivvy gets service and cabella finally clicks. Got my nuts crossed n everything 😀

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  • firebug666

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #32

    This is exactly how he went about destroying the confidence in our players last year, poor team selection poor bench, poor formation. Guess it down hill from here.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Really disappointed, but not particularly surprised.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m going for 3-0 to NUFC

    Gouffran Dummet and Williamson one each 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Kane must be quaking when he sees our defence.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Well people, that team is doomed to fail. Why not two up top instead of turning perez into the next gouffran. No crosses into the box this game. A right footed left midfielder and a left footed RB. Oh but dont worry, with williamson in the side we will play the very effective long balls.

    No wingers playing yet we use a formation with wide players. Pardew really is inept.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #37

    hahah

    wtf is this line up

    how can anyone be happy with this, is this the tacticle battle he has been talking about? i guess he wins as i have no clue what the guy is thinking
    are we just attacking down the left ? we offer nothing on the right side
    im not sure if it is 433 352 451 442, and i dont think he does either
    hidarra just bombing forward
    williamson up his own asss
    dummett at right back.
    colo is going to look amazing tonight , NOT

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Time for Riviere to show us what he’s made of.

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  • Markaccus

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Dont like 4231. It doesn’t work for us. Goofy inefective wide in this formation. In fact he has been poor anywhere this season.

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  • toonking

    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #40

    the only reason i can see it being is he wants to win the derby more than he wants to win this one, one problem CLOWN, we will now probably LOOSE the derby!

    we were all starting to show you some respect believing you finally had started to do things for the good, next minute you fcuken playing willo over saylor and goofy over sammy.

    fans will now be returning to the manner they were prior to our great run and this will give the scums the chance to win as the atmosphere will be anti pardew which i’d agree with myself and also the players will have lost confidence big time and feel so much pressure on getting that derby win.

    so my prediction spurs L derby L grrrrrr

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