The Expected Team And Result For Newcastle Today

Sammy Ameobi may oust Yoan Gouffran from the starting line-up today, as John Carver will play an attacking side against Southampton at St. James’ Park,  but more readers think we will lose this game than win it.

john carver on touchline burnley

John Carver – can he get his first win as caretaker manager

Newcastle are catching Southampton at a time when they will be missing three of their best players,  with Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin and Toby Alderweireld all missing the game today with injury, but the Saints will still be able to field a strong side.

Newcastle are without Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote,  who are at the African Cup of Nations and that tournament starts tomorrow in Equatorial Guinea.

We still have 10 injured players out, and remain at the top of the Premier League Injury table, where we’ve been for most of the season.

With Newcastle having played very well in that first half last weekend at Stamford Bridge, and given a decent display in the final 45 minutes, we don’t see many changes being made to the starting eleven, and this is the side we think John Carver will start today in the late kickoff game:

Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Colback Sissoko Anita
Cabella Perez Ameobi
Subs: Woodman Santon Haidara Satka Vuckic Abeid Riviere

Our last win was at home to Everton on 28th December by 3-2, when we held on to get all 3 points, and that turned out to be Alan Pardew’s last game in charge, after four years with the club.

And Newcastle have a two week break before our next game in two weeks at Hull, because we managed to lose in the 3rd round of the FA Cup at Leicester and that was the fourth time in five years we have gone out at the very first hurdle. 🙁

Newcastle will be off to Dubai after the game for a warm winter break – so it’s important we get a win today.

But that may not be likely, although support has been coming in for Newcastle after the news of the Saints’ injuries, and after 1,000 votes a couple of days ago, only 20% thought we could win this game.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    to get smashed

  • JDdubai

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    We need 2 attacking fullbacks, especially at home.

    Janmaat on the right and either Haidara or Santon on the left, both overlapping allowing Cabella or Sammy to come inside and get closer to Perez so we dont end up with only 1 in the box as is normal.

    Chelsea do it with Ivanovic overlapping and Willian/Hazard coming inside, Man City do it with Silva and Nasri cutting in and Clichy and Zabaleta giving the width.

    Plus the fact Dummett deserves to be playing CB anyway.

  • mindshaft

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Yup – can only see a defeat coming with Pelle all over collo and willo

  • mydogscalledperez

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #4

    If we score first and in the first half for once I’m confident we can get something but it’s a big if!!!! Me mate (Big Burger) has heard that a decision will be made on the managers position next week, albeit they probably wont start till after the transfer window shuts.

  • cyprus

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    I think lat year’s defeat (was it 4-0 also?) was worse than this year’s, 10-0 would’ve been fair!

    Anyway, will I take a win with you getting the nod for coach? Let me think… HELL YES 🙂

  • cyprus

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Play both Sammy and Cabella. If you see stats, you’ll not that they both do defend and stop attcks (even if, statistically, they also lose the ball!)

    Siss and Col (best duo for years), will take care of the middle…

  • cyprus

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7


  • sparky55

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #8


    Decision was made in mid december when Mashley knew pardew was leaving.

    All the names being banded around is the usual mashley smokescreen bollox…it’s Carver til he sells the club.

  • toonbrother

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #9

    defeat is certain with that back line

  • Slank

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #10


    I agree with your assessment. At fullback Dummitt is the better defender than Haidara whereas Haidara is the better attacker.

    But we are at home and should be attacking. This is what Southampton expect.

    Also, the back line is more assured and comfortable when Colo plays on the right with Dummitt alongside on the left.

    I’m surprised Ed has included Abeid as he only started training recently and hasn’t had any reserve or behind the scenes games to get match fit.

    I expect us to win by some margin. We always raise our game against the top teams. I have a feeling that the players are going raise their game in support of JC. There appears to be a genuine fondness and respect for JC by the players.

  • musomag

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Well done Glasgow Rangers supporters for showing true passion and opposition to the board. Keep Ashley as far away as possible while you have the chance…

    NUFC fans take note

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 17, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #12

    We will probably win tonight, then they will give the job to carver until the end of the season, but it will go down hill after today because that will be our only win under carver.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Well I hope we do win tonight and get to that 40 points quite quickly, we all know Carvers going to be given the job anyway, if we start to play exciting football and get some good results then we can’t really complain as that’s as good as it’s ever going to be, however once Sissoko is sold followed by a load of Carver bullshit and shit results, once that 40 points is looking good hopefully we can start letting the regime know what we think.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Just no ed. No no no no no. Williamson? Just no.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #15


    That was seriously wrong mate but made me chuckle. Pretty eyes lmfco.

  • Goofy

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #16

    We would all love an experienced well known manager, let’s face it Carver is our Head Coach. If he preaches attacking football I’ll be happy enough. We been dealt mediocrity for years and now we just see it as the norm, to expect anything else is just ridiculous.

  • JDdubai

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #17


    Yeah sorry for that, put myself off me lunch after i re-read it.

    apologies to anyone who read that previous thread analogy, let myself down i know.

  • Gerard Depardew

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #18

    Errr, Monsieur Edward, je crois maybe vous peut-etre forget that Southampton will be playing avec cinq across the middle, n’est pas? Le quatre-trois-trois you have given will be le swamped, meme avec le Sami and le Cabella dropping back. Et rappelez, le Saints still have deux of leur hommes dangereux up front contre le Willo-le-Wisp….

    4-5-1 est le seul option aujourdhui, je pense… et beaucoup de fortune.

  • mydogscalledperez

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #19

    Will the cut off point be 40 this year? No one seems to be already down yet which make me think the points required this season is going to be much higher than previous years.


    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #20


    why u care bout rangers? isnt it good , if he goes to ranger…newcstle would b in peace

  • sparky55

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #21


    Class act…brilliant!

    Unfortunately carvers linguistic skills are not the best so he will need a translator to help him work it out and cos there’s enough fcuk’s in there he’s gonna struggle anyway

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #22

    JDubai’s disturbing vision with a bit of Bonny thrown in for good measure. How romantic.

    Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart.

    Classic lol.

  • stuart no9

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #23

    does anyone think we should be setting our own protests up now ? good time to do it , ashley will have it on both fronts and will let the country know that no one wants him . People have slated us fans for being inpatient and ashley has done this and that for the club , so for rangers to kick off like that BEFORE he has even been measured up for his kilt, just shows the nation we have been amazingly patient with the fat one and is now time to follow rangers and protest.

  • Diggedydaws

    Jan 17, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Welsh if that were the case with Carver, we’d be relegated…mate.

  • musomag

    Jan 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Jams ha

    Never said I cared about Rangers, what I said was nice to see the fans standing up to Ashley’s underhand tactics….if you think him having a business interest in Glasgow will make him leave our cash cow of a club then think again


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