Riviere And Jonas Gutierrez Start – Siem On Bench


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John Carver has just announced his team for the home game today against Swansea,  and Manu Riviere starts up front with Ayoze Perez in what looks like a 4-4-2 formation, and Jonas Gutierrez is in central midfield.

Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Vurnon Anita; Ryan Taylor; Jonas Gutierrez, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella; Emmanuel Riviere, Ayoze Perez
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Mehdi Abeid, Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan, Siem de Jong, Adam Armstrong

Swansea (4-4-2): Lukasz Fabianski; Angel Rangel, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (c), Jordi Amat; Jack Cork; Jonjo Shelvey, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Nathan Dyer; Jefferson Montero, Nelson Oliveira
Substitutes: Gerhard Tremmel, Kyle Bartley, Leon Britton, Ki Sung-Yueng, Matt Grimes, Jay Fulton, Marvin Emnes

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Siem de Jong is on the bench and that’s good news and that’s a fairly good team today, although we are a bit surprised that Mehdi Abeid didn’t make the starting eleven.

Jonas is where he should be – in central midfield with Jack Colback – so hopefully we’ll have some bite there today, and it’s good that John Carver has brought Jonas  into  the starting eleven after their fall-out before the Spurs game.

The Newcastle web-site is talking about a 4-1-2-1-2 formation – but hey – you can overdo this stuff – we’ll call it a modified 4-4-2.

The bench is quite strong too – except we have no defenders there apart from young Freddie Woodman of course,  with Rob Elliot out for the season, but there are at least some options for Carver to use in the second half of this game.

This is some of what John Carver has said about the game:

“If you look at Swansea’s situation they’ve got one of two injuries now and they’ve had to reshuffle the team so we’ll take that as our advantage.”

“They’re a side that will try and keep the ball and so we’ll have to be patient at times, but I’ve got to come up with a winning formula and get the three points.” “I remember in the fixture last year they got a very late winner in the death of the game that killed us off a little bit.”

“We know what they’re about and we know their strengths and weaknesses but it’s about us now. We got a good draw earlier in the season and we’re looking to take that one step further this weekend.”

Newcastle really do need to break this terrible losing streak of six games in a row – so we hope the lads can do that today.

The poll has gone from 12% thinking we can win the game two days ago to 17% today – so there is a little bit of confidence about the game, though not too much.

It would be great if Siem can get on in the second half.

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399 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    The “Stand Up to Ashley” boycott, the protest at SJP and outside SD stores is now underway.
    Now it’s time for those who gather on the blog to share match day with their fellow fans all around the world to show their support for the growing movement to put an end to Mike Ashley’s Reign of Error.

    Why not show solidarity with those out there in the wet by posting your own protest picture on the blog to show that you too are Standing Up to Ashley?

    We too can “stand up” wherever in the world we are simply by posting “HTWF” (Howay the Fans) in a box on its own, either after kick-off or as close to 3.34pm (GMT) as possible.

    HWTF

    #StandUpToAshley
    #AshleyOut
    #AshleyEmbargo
    #HWTFNUFC

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    no abied???

    A-nita new coach, asap!!!

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  • AncientC

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    So Carver names a formation for the first time in 3 games against Tottenham, but forgets to name one again today?

    Why would Carver not name a formation for 2 games, then name a formation for Tottenham, only to not present a formation against Swansea. What is his game?

    I joked at first about it, but I am starting to believe he actually forgets things like naming a formation. Stupid old fool.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    By gum we missed a trick not getting Koeman
    Soton can beat anyone on their day

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  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #5

    About two months to late but even so well done.

    Lets hope he hasn’t completely destroyed what little confidence Riverire had.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #6

    I have a feeling we are going to get outnumbered in midfield today by the time Carver realises this it will probably be too late !!

    Would be good if it was a 43 2 1 with Cabella and Perez in free roles just behind Riviere with the fullbacks providing the width and the other 3 providing protection

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  • NYMAG

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Rivière is a waste of a shirt but glad Jonas is back in the side.

    Got a feeling might nick a win today.

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  • mattnufc

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    No Gomis for Swansea is a posititve.

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  • toonicle

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Good team choice for once from him! Would have Abeid in over Taylor but otherwise it actually looks a little promising.

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  • AncientC

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    United are expected to line-up in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation against the Swans, utilising a midfield diamond.

    According to Anthony Marshall http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20150425/newcastle-v-swansea-two-changes_2281670_4667883?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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  • toonicle

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12

    NYmag- to be fair Riviere has at least shown decent hold up play and might give Perez something to work with finally.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s a focal point nymag if nothing else. Something we’ve been crying out for these last few weeks.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #14

    I think Abeid will get some game time he can be a good impact player

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  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Seeing a kid whos apparently not ready to play for the first team play ahead of you won’t have done his confidence any good.

    Hopefully it fires him up.

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  • banjax

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Better late than never for our better players to return for the last few crucial games of the season. Today is the last Saturday of Sissoko’s ban which seems to have been forgotten since he is probably our best player. With these players returning to fitness and some pretty good fixtures left, we should be able to scrape a few points to ease relegation fears. Good luck to all our protest people today – stay frosty !

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    How big s whoop-ass do you reckon we will get with that line-up and that coach?

    …Jonas in CM!!! Never gonna get used to that!

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes ibiza

    Just like that. Thanks.

    Instagram crops off some of the pictures so thought I’d ask you to put it on twatter. In all its glory.

    Not bad for first time efforts. On the phone too.

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  • JamesToon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #19

    ooohhh a diamond, getting a bit tactical eh john?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Diamond formation? Not going to have a go at carver for trying a new formation but think he needs to put abeid in the midfield, plus I think a diamond against Swansea is the wrong team to try it on as their fast wingers are going to have acres of space against our full backs.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #21

    AC…Decent effort off your phone mate. How you feeling today? Terrible? *Fingers crossed*

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #22

    diamond more like a nugget

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza

    Slightly better but that’s not saying much lol. Still ain’t managed to eat anything….near 3 days now 🙁

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #24

    AC…Well, bikini season is fast approaching 😉

    A food boycott is an extreme way to suport your fellow fans!

    HWTF!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #25

    jesperfuglsang

    You watch too many Adam Sandler movies

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    What’s honest john’s problem with Abeid?

    There must be one. Creased him on numerous occasions in the past.

    Took him off at half time against spuds despite him being one of the better ones. Now on the bench.

    Yet raylor, who since returning has done naff all starts again. Don’t get me wrong I like him but he’s offered nothing. Not even from set pieces.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #27

    @average

    Yeah I think John took the huff with Abeid after his mistake against Man Utd ?

    Raylors set pieces used to be excellent but I would rather Colback or Cabella take free kicks and corners now

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    AC exactly on raylor. Maybe hes wroth a late sub for set pieces but thats it. he cant play 90 and should not be starting. he has been crap from set pieces recently.

    HWTF

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    how is raylor a better option than Abeid in MF ,

    this is why he should go.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Jesper…”I’m going to open up a can of whoop ass” – Captain Insano.

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #31

    no ameobi but he starts jonas? lol
    I predict a 3-0 home thrashing

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

    BandB says “Ashley needs to go. It’s written all over him.”

    https://twitter.com/HWTFNUFC/status/591959888466706433

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  • Kris

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Any streams?

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  • Nattfare

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #34

    What did I tell you? Sir Licksalot really does have an agenda against Abeid. Can’t even come up with a valid reason to put him on the bench… something Taylor should have been happy to be anywhere near, let alone being a starter.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Get your “Picture Your Protest” pictures in people or at least give us a “HWTF”

    #AshleyOut
    #StandUpToAshley
    #HWTFNUFC

    Just off to the airport, I hear there’s a protest….

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Howay the rain soaked fans

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #37
  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #38

    My shout for today, not that I think there is evidence for my prediction, but more hope than anything else.
    2 – 1 to the Toon.
    Getting the 3 points will relax the relegation worries. The stand up protest today can only cause a distraction for 1 minute and 89 to get behind the team. This policy surely has to be supported by the majority.
    With three points in the bag this should allow Ashleyout to concentrate on the real matters in hand -without the nerves of relegation coming to the fore or it being used as an excuse to do nothing.

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 25, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #39

    colocinni captain again
    anything less than a 3-0 victory for swansea would be a disappointment
    this club is condemned

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