Dummett, Sissoko And Taylor Start In Do Or Die Game


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The Newcastle side for the important game at Leicester City has just been announced by interim coach John Carver and Paul Dummett is back at left back in place of Vurnon Anita and Cabella is also dropped to the bench as in comes Moussa Sissoko after his two game suspension.

Teams:

Leicester (3-5-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Marcin Wasilewski, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan (c); Marc Albrighton, Matty James, Esteban Cambiasso, Riyad Mahrez, Jeff Schlupp; Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa
Substitutes: Mark Schwarzer, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Danny Drinkwater, Dean Hammond, Chris Wood, Andrej Kramaric

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

Newcastle will play in a 4-4-2 formation with Perez and Riviere again up front and Siem de Jong on the bench.

We think Ryan Taylor has been preferred because of his free kick ability and he is one of the few Newcastle players who can score form a free kick, and it’s good to have Moussa Sissoko back in the side for his powerful runs.

For Leicester Stoke City on-loan center-back Robert Huth starts the game, after he picked up a slight thigh injury on Wednesday night in the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

John Carver has called this game one of the toughest of the remaining four games, but we have to win sometime don’t we?

Here’s what Carver said:

“If I’m perfectly honest out of the next four games, I think this is going to be one of the toughest.” “Me and Steve Stone traveled down to watch them against Chelsea and the atmosphere was incredible, so we’ll have to deal with that.”

“Leicester were very well organised, very strong and a big physical side but they did run out of steam a little bit.” “We have to make sure we stay in the game. They’re very tight and they work extremely hard.”

“They’ll put us under pressure and not give us a minute on the ball.” “But because of their work rate they tire, and we must use that to our advantage.”  “Four weeks ago his team weren’t even in the hunt to stay in this league, but Nigel Pearson  has turned that around.”

“This is certainly the biggest game of the weekend – it’s huge for both sides for different reasons.”  “The important thing is we need to get a result because we all know what run we are in at the moment and that needs to end.”

Results are all that matter in our last four games.

But only one in five readers think we will win the game today, which we need to do to pull to safety.

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We to need to get at least a draw today.

Howay The Lads!!



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410 comments so far

  • JackButler

    May 2, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #1

    If they start today like they did against Chelsea the game will be over by half time.

    Time for the players to dig in and show some passion and pride

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  • optimistic prime

    May 2, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as Raylor puts the effort in I’d of much preferred Abeid to start.

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  • JDdubai

    May 2, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Apart from Abeid in for Raylor, not much else to choose sadly. Though i would play Dummett CB instead of willo and any fecker at LB.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 2, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Great midfield.

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  • JDdubai

    May 2, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Abeid for Raylor
    Dummett CB for Willo with anyone LB

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  • Graeme

    May 2, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Carver is delusional – he actually believes he is a Premier League Manager with the full range of necessary atributes to carry it off. The quicker he resigns the better off we and he, will be!!!

    HWTF

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #7

    No pace in the side, no ball retention in the side, no aerial threat in the side.

    So we’re going all out for the 0-0 then?

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 2, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #8

    He must have had a fallout with Abeid

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  • JackButler

    May 2, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Don’t get why Raylor is playing in front of Abied?

    But then I don’t get much of whats happening at the club

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  • Reyantoon

    May 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    This is it people, make or break time..
    I didn’t like the starting line up,but good to see Dummett back.
    That line up shows John is full of fear not to lose again, sad really..
    Good luck lads!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 2, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #11

    2 – 1 to the Toon. Riviere and Perez to score.
    Surely the bad run must stop sometme.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 2, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Let’s hope the lads do us proud on 34mins. HWTF

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  • beermonkey

    May 2, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #13

    prime

    we all would prefer that I think but I think carver is shoe horning him in the team for his free kick taking
    shame it only ever goes to willo

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  • Belfast

    May 2, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Somebody should remind Carver we had a team full of experienced players the last time we went down.

    Taylor has been anonymous the last few weeks

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone else think that Pearson cracking up could actually create a siege mentality wherein the Leicester players loyally rally behind their leader and gallantly destroy us to send a message?

    Wonder if that’s what JC is doing? Conveying the impression of a delusional baboon to inspire the troops.

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  • Belfast

    May 2, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #16

    He’s playing ahead of Abeid because Carver believes you need your experienced players in the team.

    It’s bollox if you ask me.

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  • JackButler

    May 2, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Belfast

    I always thought it was about having your best players in the side?…………………….but what do I know, Carver’s record speaks for itself

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  • toonbrother

    May 2, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Unless he is playing 3-5-2
    I expect another defeat today
    the only change he has made to our disgraceful defence is to drop anita- arguably our best defender
    A smart manager would have either dropped colo or played played dummet as a 3rd centre back
    Jonas in central midfield is incredibly stupid.
    No cabella . terrible line up

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Raylor’s only on the pitch for set pieces, and he’s not even good at that any more.

    Leicester moved the ball around quite nicely against Chelsea, can’t see our midfield being able to cope with that. Neither Gutierrez, Colback nor Raylor are renowned for their ability to press the ball and move it quickly.

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  • AncientC

    May 2, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #20

    The Formation is 4-1-2-1-2 according to:

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20150502/leicester-v-newcastle-two-changes_2281670_4685158

    Happy to see Konchesky on the bench for Leicester; his free-kicks are one less thing to worry about.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 2, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Not the team many of us would have chosen, but then what do we know about football compared to the master tactician.

    I see this as a must draw as much as a must win game, two draws would see us over the line.

    Then JC can go on to emulate KK with a new team of ‘Entertainers’ for the next few seasons.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 2, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Owen looks like a reject from a plastic gnome factory. He hates us with a passion , his slimy insincerity is so obvious.

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Toonbrother

    The only thing he did right was drop Anita and Cabella if you ask me. Anita is so woefully short of anything resembling a decent full back, and cannot play in CM in the PL that his only place is on the bench.

    As for Cabella? A stiff breeze would knock him over.

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 2, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Abeid should be playing over taylor.

    Taylor has been less than good in the past few weeks.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 2, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Raylor is playing for the hope that he can get a set piece or a cross might not be a bad thing if he is on the wing but he does not have pace which is something Leicester have plenty of

    Big game for Dummett to go straight in that will be Jonas babysitting him I imagine

    I think we will get outnumbered in midfield just like Swansea game you need to play 3 at the back if you are playing 2 up front these days so you can still control midfield

    Leicester do leave themselves vulnerable Sissoko Perez and Riviere have rapid pace its just whether we can get the ball in a decent area

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  • clinath@ed

    May 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #26

    What’s Owen doing with his hair?

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  • GEORDIE69

    May 2, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #27

    LGFAUD21 I think you may have meant last few years not games in regarda to R Taylor. I would of went Abeid and Anita for Taylor and Williamson, Dummett centre half

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  • geordieviking

    May 2, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Don’t understand that team sellection at all.
    Would have had ANita LB, Dummett CB instead of Willo.
    I know Cabella’s light-weight but I think he or SdJ would do more damage than Sissoko.

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  • geordieviking

    May 2, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #29

    Oh, and Abeid for Taylor.

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  • geordieviking

    May 2, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #30

    HWTF – HWTL

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 2, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Geordie69

    I’m sorry I am mistaken. Yes years.

    I’m happy that he’s come back from horrible injury and I think he can do a great job for a championship team looking to push for promotion but he just isn’t up to it for us.

    Abeid has shown glimpses at times this season of being a solid box to box midfielder. He has been involved in all of our limited seconds worth of decent play this season

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Geordie69

    I don’t particularly think Raylor should be in the team but to claim he hasn’t been good these past few years is a bit much when you consider that in the past few years he’s spent about 18 months out injured with ACL injuries!

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  • JackButler

    May 2, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #33

    When #NUFC reached 35 points they were 17 ahead of #LCFC but the Foxes can close the gap to 1 point with a win

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 2, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Personally I don’t rate dummet as a full back either.

    I think he could turn into a very good c. His strength is his read of the game.

    He can defend which is why he can do a job at lb but he wins the ball and then runs into traps. He does also get caught upfield a lot.

    Anita is no defender but he does have the pace to cover himself for the best part.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 2, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Its pretty clear that Carver is of the exact same opinion as Pardew when it comes to Abeid which is a shame because he has all the attributes to be a great midfielder in an attacking 433 formation

    If Carver magically gets the job Abeid will be another one that leaves on the cheap never really getting a chance to develop

    Set pieces today are my biggest fear

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Must win game……..We name the most negative line up we could…..

    Well played JC…….tw@

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 2, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Beer…we are in Ebeltoft in the sun with the little one ????

    …he’s very easy on us (it’s the big one who’s the work lol)

    How’s yours? Still playing tricks on you?

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Well in reality players like Dummett, Raylor and Anita are simply not good enough for NUFC. So debating their merits as full-backs/centre-halves or centre mids is moot in my opinion.

    Cabella has skill, but until he takes his head out of his ass and hits the gym he’ll never make it in England.

    As for Siem de Jong, it’ll take more than a handful of appearances and a consolation in a cameo to convince me he’s the real deal.

    God our squad is s**t.

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  • clinath@ed

    May 2, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #39

    The substitutions, personnel and timing, will be crucial today.

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  • DicBDownUnder

    May 2, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #40

    “This is certainly the biggest game of the weekend – it’s huge for both sides for different reasons.”

    No John, its huge for EXACTLY the same reasons… We are BOTH in a relegation battle…

    I would have Abeid in over Taylor. And also the fan who questioned Carver at training in over Williamson

    #HWTF
    for once its an ”early” kick off here…21:45

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