Obertan, Abeid, Ameobi, Riviere Start – Perez And Jonas On Bench


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John Carver has just announced his team for the home game against Aston Villa and Gabby Obertan, Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi and Manu Riviere all start, and Jonas Gutierrez is on the bench for the first time since beating testicular cancer.

Teams:

Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Gabriel Obertan, Moussa Sissoko, Mehdi Abeid, Sammy Ameobi; Emmanuel Riviere, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Ryan Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Yoan Gouffran, Adam Armstrong, Ayoze Perez

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Brad Guzan; Alan Hutton, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Matt Lowton; Tom Cleverley, Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph; Scott Sinclair, Christian Benteke, Gabriel Agbonlahor
Substitutes: Shay Given, Leandro Bacuna, Carlos Sanchez, Carles Gil, Jack Grealish, Charles N’Zogbia, Andreas Weimann

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Newcastle will play in an attacking  4-4-2 formation,  and it’s a big chance for Manu Riviere to partner Papiss Cisse up front,  and maybe get his first league goal this season.

It looks like Moussa Sissoko and Mehdi Abeid are the two central midfielders with Obertan and Ameobi out wide.

This is what John Carver has said about this game:

“It’s been a long week after that result last weekend but I’ve been desperate to get back on the training ground,” “We had a good debrief on Monday with the players but it’s gone now, we know where we went wrong and we’ll try to put that right this weekend.”

“It’s only us that can put things right. It’s the responsibility of the staff and the players to drive things forward for the fans and for the football club. There’s a good camaraderie around the place, everybody’s upbeat and we’re looking forward to Villa now.”

“A win against Villa is important as we’ve got some big games coming up, there’s a bit of pressure but we’ve got to handle that.” “I’ve seen the difference in the Villa team since Tim has taken over. He’s going from back to front a little bit quicker through Benteke now.”

“Every game is difficult and Aston Villa will be no different. I know they’ve been on a long run of poor form but they’ve got Tim’s input now, and he will have different ideas.” “They’ve got a new lease of life and look to have a lot of energy so it’s not going to be an easy game but then again, no game in the Premier League is easy.”

Only two in five fans think we will win this game.

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267 comments so far

  • Jamiemac

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    All you ‘fans’ that contributed towards Pardew getting sacked.. The abuse, excessive booing etc

    Nice one *thumbs up*

    Would give anything to have him back for the rest of the season.

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  • AncientC

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Riviere and Obertan in the starting line up. About time!!!

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  • AncientC

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Jamiemac – on Pardew “Would give anything to have him back for the rest of the season.”

    There was no option to keep Pardew until the end of the season, he went to Palace now, or he stayed out his 8 year contract.

    I am glad he is gone.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    no true defenders on the bench. That has to be a first. And please spare me with the JOnas, taylor, anita have played fb before or janmat played a little cb. do you really believe there is another team in EPL that would have this situation?

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  • JamesToon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Jamiemac

    Your deluded, it still feels like pardews here ffs

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  • Sliema

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Jamie

    Short-sighted fools like you are the problem with our fanbase. MA must love you mate.

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Probably the best team for me although harsh on Perez. We need a basic 442 getting the ball out wide with cisse and riv getting on the end of crosses ( just get back to basics).

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  • Sliema

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #8

    That bench has little to offer us if we are behind at half-time.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Enter Shola.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh no Obertron. Pretty useless footballer for the PL. I think the score is going to be a draw 1 – 1. Will probably be another display of poor football by a couple of poor sides.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #11

    paredew is garbage. he had plenty of time to show us what hes worth. Im not sure if anyone remembers how many fluke games we lucked out on that 5th place finish. it was not tactics or pardew that brought us there.

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Pardew just doing what he does best… 3 nil up on the hour mark away from home

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks for the well wishes nutmeg and hibbit.

    I’ve been ordered home to have a few hours kip by the wife because I didn’t get any sleep lastnight. Siffff I’m sleeping haha. Matchday.

    Not a bad team this and should easily have enough to see off villa but we’ve been playing shite and villa have been even worse. No doubt they’ll up their game against us but even so, we should still sneak the win. Hoping so anyways.

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  • Harley

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #14

    I posted that team yesterday. Carver must’ve read my post.

    I predicted 1-0 villa earlier but I like that team so going 2-1 us.

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  • Foxworth

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Good team today.

    Exactly what people have been calling for – no Gouff & Anita, Abeid starting – hope Rivierie breaks his duck by hitting a double 😀

    HWTL!!!!

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  • davetoon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Very thin list available. Glad to see Riviere get his chance as the season is gone anway and Perez can use a mental rest

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  • Jamiemac

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m the problem of this fanbase? Absolute tears.

    You guys think we have some sort of world class team. Let me tell you.. We don’t. Pardew taking us to 5th with that squad was one of the biggest achievements this club has achieved. I’ve been through god knows how many years with NUFC and that season was by far my most satisfying since the entertainers.

    Look at what the man is doing with a poor Palace team?

    The comments on this blog is 95% Pardew out brigade – fair enough but the real split is more 50-50. First time I’ve commented in about a year because how much garbage is spouted about on here now. Used to be a good place to come and have a balanced conversation. Now it’s simply abuse flying around and people here act along the lines of: “My opinion is correct therefore you are 100% wrong. Oh and you’re also a %&&&^%.”

    You 100% can’t come on this blog to try and reasonably argue a point these days. It’s pathetic. Ashamed that I’m fellow fans with some of these people. Some of my mates are Pardew-out, some of my mates are Pardew-in. But at least them Pardew-outers appreciate some of his achievements. People on here put it down to fluke/luck etc. Clueless. Absolutely clueless.

    Signing out.

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #18

    GOOD team, PEREZ SUPER SUB

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #19

    lots of pace in the team just hope rivere does good, now plzzz giv me a good link

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  • GloucesterGeordie

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Now I wasn’t a pardew fan by any stretch of he imagination and am more than happy he’s gone even though it’s a shame about his replacement! However, one of our many flaws during pardews tenure was our inability to score from set pieces, all 3 of palaces goals today have been from set pieces, against west ham who are notoriously good in the air, so does this show the blame should have landed at pardews feet or is it the inability of the players?

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  • Vask

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #21

    I like the idea of an Abeid & Sissoko pairing in the middle. I just hope Sissoko raises his game and is more mindful of his end product. We need to win.

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  • Graeme

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Jamsha – footballstreaming.info

    9 streams, 11 links

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Glouc
    1 was an OG

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  • davetoon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    @jamiemac you would have a point if Pardew was only here for the 2012 season.

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  • JamesToon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Jamiemac 17

    oh wow, people don’t think we have a “world class” squad. We have a squad suited to play a certain way, technical football, not direct hoof ball (Pardew style) I’ll tell you why pardew is doing well at palace, not only is it managers’ effect and that he’s like a legend there, he has a squad suited to play his direct style, we do not have target men like Chamakh/Murray. You’ll see very soon that Bolasie and Zaha turn into covering full backs.

    Its clear that over the years Graham Carr has bought players to play a passing game, cabaye, cabella, ben arfa, Santon, m’biwa etc. Cabaye improved under pardew because he made the team around him which backfired as when we lost him our team just fell apart. Look at how cabella has drastically improved without pardew, and if it is true that pardew judged cabella after 2 or 3 games as “not good enough” then thats disgraceful. Look how M’biwa and santon are suddenly starting to improve at their new clubs.

    Wake up ffs, Pardew and our club never mind the squad was a total mismatch from start to finish. You can see that pardew’s style is negative and hoof ball by looking at the players that players he brought in for palace: Ameobi, lee chung young etc. if he was in charge of transfers at newcastle, we’d never have seen the likes of cabaye, cisse, perez, cabella, ben arfa, ba at the club. We’d have the likes of darren bent and colin kazim richards up front

    Get a grip, pardew was only part of the problem along with ashley. He is a bottom half manager and has a very negative style.

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Great team selection, would like to see Armstrong as the first sub on for Cisse.

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  • martoon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #27

    At St. James’ it seems quiet. I like the team though I’m confident we can win 🙂

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  • JamesToon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Didn’t even get to the point in that post that Alan Pardew was a completely disgraceful and rude so called “professional” pushing a linesman, head butting meyler, foul mouthing pellegrini, that was only at newcastle as well, at southampton he fcked jose font’s wife and at west ham had a spat with wenger. Arrogant and completely unprofessional man, this man was in the same position that sir bobby was once in 11 years ago. I will never ever regret calling for pardew to be sacked.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Sammy Ameobi and Sissoko displaced will ruin our game.Sissoko no.10 position.That is pathetic.

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  • Graeme

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #30

    James Toon @ 25 – valid points, well said.

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  • Vask

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Go toon, surely Riviere would be classed as the Number 10 in a 4-4-2?

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  • lesh

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #32

    AncientC

    You’re glad Pardew’s gone but would you still be glad if Ashley appointed Carver as HC next season?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Jamiemac

    are you some new breed of special super moron with an IQ way under 100. Only asking.

    Pardew left of hs own accord

    Suggest you have a word with charlton and west ham fans about being relegated and almost relegated and while you’re at it we came 16th as well. That’s 3 different clubs either definitely or almost relgated

    Pardew is a specialist in failure and god awful football. You’re going off him beating west ham today. Palace have just lost 3 on the spin at home to everton, liverpool and arsenal and got a stupid point against us.

    Suggest you ask yourself why there was a sack pardew campaign, ie because at one point 89% wanted him gone after he’d broken every record for all the wrong reasons going.

    No one wants carver, but 2 wrongs don’t make a right and pardew’s smug face leaving is the only good thing to happpen to us in an age.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Vask

    Rivierre is good player and can play No.10.Sissoko can’t and if he is not played back at DM position he must be left on the bench.Otherwise we are in serious relegation danger.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #35

    lesh
    On current form, it seems highly unlikely!

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  • davetoon

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Cant wait to see Jonas get on the field today. Hope its during a win

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  • Belfast

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #37

    any links ?

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  • GloucesterGeordie

    Feb 28, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Tacoflavouredkisses yeah I’ve just seen that, Sky had it down as a Murray goal. Regardless, we struggled to get even one for well over a season if my memory serves me right and I think it was a remy header that ended that stat.

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