This Is Newcastle’s Strongest Side For Spurs

Newcastle have six games left in the season, and we need at least one win in those games to be safe in the Premier League, and hopefully that can come this afternoon, but our hopes of that are not too high – that we can come away with all 3 points against Spurs this afternoon.

fab coloccini everton 3-2 at home

Fabricio Coloccini – will return this afternoon

Our readers aren’t too positive either, with around 82% thinking we will lose this game and lose our 6th Premier League game in a row, which will equal our worst ever run in the Premier league – which was set last year around this time.

Newcastle should be able to field a stronger defense today with Fabricio Coloccini back from his three game suspension, but Moussa Sissoko could be a big loss with being suspended for two games, after being sent off at Anfield last Monday night in the 2-0 loss.

The good news is that Siem de Jong came through 45 minutes on Monday night in the U21 game against Derby County with no ill effects,  and he could well be on the bench this afternoon, although Rolando Aarons will not be in the squad today, as he still struggles with his hamstring problem.

We are hoping that Jonas Gutierrez will get a start today, but that contract of his may be why he was only a substitute on Monday night.

This seems like the best team we can start today:

Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Anita
Abeid Colback
Taylor (R) Cabella Gutierrez
Subs: Elliot Sterry Gouffran Armstrong Ameobi Riviere  de Jong

What would your team be for today?

We have Siem de Jong on the bench but Carver may elect not to have him in the squad.

Janmaat will return to right back and we’ll hopefully see him attacking down the right wing, and we’ve kept Anita at left back, although Carver could move Ryan Taylor there this afternoon.

We have some experience on the wings in Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez.

Gabby Obertan wasn’t good at Anfield and didn’t track back enough, and Sammy Ameobi is not in form and will probably leave the club this summer.

We’d love to get our first win in seven weeks today, but somehow we cannot see that happening.

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16 comments so far

  • BandB

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Howay the Fans


  • Reyantoon

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #2

    So how is this protesting look like? I mean
    I live far away from the north east or uk ,like many in here,but I know what’s going on inside and outside of the club I dearly support,however I don’t support the boycotting at this time bcoz our team is trouble regarding safety from relegation and it needs big support from it’s fans.
    so is this some kind of protest that will take place outside the stadium or is it just about avoiding to attend today’s match?
    which is nonsense to me!

  • Kris

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Janmaat, Willo, Collo, R. Taylor
    Cabella, Abeid, Colback, Sammy
    Perez, Riviere

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Morning men, HWTF

    Get in the mood

    HWTF united as one!

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Calling out around the world are you ready…….for something completely different?

    This blog has been going seven years or so…It’s time to put it on the map.

    We have friends all over Blighty and all around the world. All of them as Newcastle daft as each other.

    You can’t come to the protest…but you can take part.

    Stage your own protest. Stage it in Malawi, Canada and Texas. Stage it down the billabong, or in the bog.
    Make it profound.
    Make it inventive.
    Make us laugh. Make us cry.
    Write it on a placard. Write it on your thumb. Spell it out in custard. (We don’t want to see your bum.)
    Ashley Out.

    Picture Your Protest, wherever you are.
    And stick it on the blog …..where we can watch all it together, all over the world.
    We have 24 hours. Time for it to go around the planet.

    Picture your Protest.
    Howay the Fans .

    I have, to avoid Ed’s multiple link moderation issues, uploaded instructions of how to best take part with this around the world in 24 hours “Picture Your Protest”.

    Find info using the following link:

    I will also later, split this out in to multiple posts for those who are on phones and may not have the needed apps. All the info is in one place for those who want it, by using the above link.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry, morning fans

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #7

    In addition to PICTURE YOUR PROTEST, we are running a much simpler and elegant way of showing that we are united, that we are in this together and maybe you can’t see me today, but I am standing there, shoulder to shoulder, with my fellow Newcastle United fans.

    All you have to do, over the next 24 hours, which will broadcast just how amazing this blog is, reaching all corners of the world, is post the following 4 letters:

    “HWTF” in a single post.

    It stands for Howay The Fans. From 4pm (GMT) today, Saturday 18th April 2015, we invite our fellow bloggers from to show where they stand.

    We are united. HWTF

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #8

    I look at Ed’s line-up and wonder where any goals are coming from. Depressing.

  • croftus5678

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #9

    my team.


  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #10

    For anyone still not clear on the plans and reasons for today:

    Updated #BoycottSpurs protest announcement
    Ten days ago, only one day after we launched, we publicly backed the #BoycottSpurs concept first floated on Twitter by @NUFC_Stats and quickly endorsed by many, for a one-match boycott of the Tottenham Hotspur game due to be televised by Sky Sports from St. James’ Park on Sunday 19th April at 4pm.

    In our initial announcement we promised we would endeavour to provide materials, manpower and publicity to ensure the protest becomes a success, and we are well on course to deliver on that promise. Today we can announce our finalised plans, after liaising with Northumbria Police and Newcastle City Council.

    From one hour before kick off we will have volunteers at the ready to hand out 20,000 A4 leaflets explaining the details of the protest, and which can also be used to send Mike Ashley a clear message, whether inside St. James’ Park or outside, that the fans of Newcastle United have had enough.

    We would like to invite you to join us for a visual and audible pre-boycott/game protest behind the Gallowgate, opposite to the club shop, starting 30 minutes before kick-off, at 3:30pm (not in Leazes Park as previously stated!)

    Following this protest, we will head over to Leazes Park after the game has kicked off, where no specific protest activities have been planned, but where we will spend one and a half hours feeding the ducks, watching the grass grow and having a kick-about with fellow fans (there is every chance you will see more determination than on the pitch a few hundred feet to the South).

    We encourage those fans who wish to boycott the game for the greater cause, but who can’t deal without their weekly fix of Newcastle United, to watch the game in one of the many pubs who have offered discounts to (season) ticket holders during the game in support of #BoycottSpurs. A list of participating venues can be found at the end of this statement.
    Just before full-time we will head back to behind the Gallowgate end towards the corner of Strawberry Place and Barrack Road where all fans are invited to join us for a post-boycott/game protest starting at 5:45pm.

    Whilst we ultimately respect each individual fan’s decision on whether to join the boycott or indeed our protests before kick-off and after full-time, we urge every Newcastle fan to join us in this peaceful demonstration of unity and strength to show the world that we want a club to be proud of once again.

    Whether Sunday’s boycott is heeded by 500 or 50,000, will be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with like-minded fans as together we take the first step in reclaiming our club

    This is only the start. Ashley out.


  • scout

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #11

    janmaat colo willo taylor
    Colback obertan
    River. Perez

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m coming home Newcastle, I wish I’d never been away.
    I’ll scream and shout all day and night to chase the slug away, I’m coming home Newcastle.


  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Morning OP,

    Nice morning playlist off that link 🙂

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #14

    So after all the PR overdrive from the club, the exclusive interviews, the suprise injury recoveries, the promise of big spending and a major overhaul of the squad the leaked stories about going for a cup now we’re “stable” (as we plunge towards relegation) poor Johnny boy goes and blows the lot by opening his cake hole for another “straight and honest” interview, I like the bit where he admits he hasn’t actually spoken to MA Ashley but been drip fed bits and bobs by Charnley

    JC you like MA deserve everything you get

    HWTF #Boycottspurs

  • Malta Mag

    Apr 19, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Stop touting this idea of playing Perez up front as a loan striker!!!!! Even our own fans including you Ed are stuck with the idea. The lad’s class but can’t play that role while Cabella is yet to convince me at All yet you’re putting him in the role that Perez is ideal for. Think Peter Beardsley then think Perez because that’s the freedom you have to give this kid if he’s to flourish. Give Rivierre or Armstrong the loan striker then play Perez off their shoulder and as someone once said about Beardsley, “put him on the pitch and let him drop hand grenades”.
    Result today, 1-1. Tottenham have lost interest and our lot can’t afford to lose.

  • Jamesnufc94

    Apr 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    How can you name obertan in your starting line up?have you actually ever watched him play you clueless fool


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