Cisse, Williamson And Anita All Start – de Jong On Bench


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John Carver has just announced the team for what is our most important game for six years and a game that will be John Carver’s last as the head coach,  and both Papiss Cisse and Mike Williamson will start this game with Ayoze Perez and Remy Cabella on the bench.

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

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Carl Jenkinson; Winston Reid, Reece Burke, Aaron Cresswell; Alex Song, Kevin Nolan (c); Stewart Downing, Cheikhou Koyate, Enner Valencia; Carlton Cole
Substitutes: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Joey O’Brien, James Tomkins, Morgan Amalfitano, Matt Jarvis, Nene, Elliot Lee

There’s no Rolando Aarons, so maybe he’s had trouble again with that hamstring of his – and that’s very worrying.

Siem de Jong is on the bench as is Remy Cabella, and it’s a strong bench for this so vital game.

Vurnon Anita comes into the side in midfield, so we can imagine he’s been impressive in training.

Vurnon had a very good game in the 1-1 draw against West Brom at right back, but was dropped when Janmaat came back into the side last week at QPR – so he’s back in the midfield four.

And former captain Kevin Nolan captains West Ham, and Kevin must have some mixed feelings about today’s game.

The players again stayed in a hotel last night, just as they did for the West Brom game a couple of weeks ago, and they put in a decent performance in that game to draw 1-1 – but we have to win this game today – a draw would not be enough if Hull beat Manchester United.

This is what captain Fabricio Coloccini has said about the game:

“As players we will do everything we can to make sure that when the final whistle is blown Newcastle are still a PL club”

“We have trained well and stayed in a hotel last night so that we were all together as a squad and staff.” 

And former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, now at West Ham had this to say:

“It’s such a shame, seeing it from the outside, seeing where they are again after what happened not so long ago.”

Only about one in five think we can win this game and half the fans think we will lose today.

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We hope to see Newcastle save themselves today with a good win.

Howay The Lads!!


219 comments so far

  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    We are f%%ked

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  • mattnufc

    May 24, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Glad Perez has been dropped. He’s been awful all season.
    Wait, he’s probably been our best player.

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  • Vask

    May 24, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh dear. Least there’s no Taylor.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    williamson???

    wtf

    dooooomed

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    come on man u

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    May 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Looks like a 4-4-2 to me.

    Surprised at Anita starting, Carver hasn’t shown any preference for him before today. Glad to see Jonas on the LW (if it is 4-4-2), he’s been showing that he still has the ability to get past a man and is still our best dribbler, hopefully a vintage performance, like his debut against Man U! Perez on the bench is asking for pelters.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Where’s Abeid?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 24, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Ah Howay John man utter C***

    It’s a f**king must win ffs ya absolute knacker and you set up the most uncreative defensive minded 4 4 2 ever witnessed you f**king gutless little troll

    Seriously just f**k off man, one of us? Like f**k you are

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  • Fostino

    May 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #9

    anita instead of abeid….he’s clueless

    guti..instead of arrons..where is arrons`???

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Beige is the word that sums up that side

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  • Trent Toon

    May 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Howay the championship

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Need to win….,,where’s Gouffran, get ya boots lad

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 24, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Willo! OMG! Riviere!

    Dummett needs to be in the centre man.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Man Utd: Valdes, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Mata, Young, Rooney

    Subs: Lindegaard, McNair, Blackett, Fellaini, Januzaj, van Persie, Wilson

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #15

    At least Man Utd have a strong side out

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #16

    no one is ever happy with the lineup 🙂

    C’MON MAN U 😉

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  • toonbrother

    May 24, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Championship here we come
    signed
    Smartest guy in the room

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 24, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Seriously how to lads like goofy get on the bench but not Abied or Aarons?
    How does that starting line up justify Oerez getting dropped?

    Mess that is

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 24, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #19

    De Jong needs to start. Even if he only lasts an hour.

    This is a disaster.

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    No pace, no creativity, no passion, no desire no Premier League status

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    May 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Powerful, tall Kouyate and Song against Colback and Anita. Hmmm. I’m somebody that believes Anita is one of our better footballers, just messed about and mismanaged since his arrival, but if there was ever a case for not starting him, it’s against this kind of opposition, yet suddenly Carver drops him in there.

    Hope he turns in a top performance anyhow.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Least the mancs have put a team out

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  • Ron Knee

    May 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Never mind. JC knows when to make those clever tactical switches.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #24

    I’d love to know what Carver gives his dog for breakfast. What a balloon.

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  • expatmag

    May 24, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Strange team indeed. Defence picks itself as there are no other alternatives but this is a team set up to run around like headless chooks with no endeavour creative impulses and an i ncredible lack if pace.

    We best hope Man U win or draw

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #26

    man u line up is a strong one

    Thank Fcuk

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #27

    expatmag

    no, williamson should be dropped, dummet at CB and Anita at LB

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Is Carrol involved at all?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Why does our coach have the brains and creativity of a chees and onion sandwich?

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  • Blofal

    May 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Obviously the plan is to play a defensive midfield and go long to Riverie who can hopefully hold the ball up and distribute to Cisse.

    Perez, Cabella and Ameobi on at the end if needs arise. Given the situation not a bad plan.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #31

    West Ham United XI: Adrian, Jenkinson, Burke, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Nolan (c), Kouyate, Downing, Valencia, Cole

    no exactly a strong side!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Cheese*

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 24, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Expatmag
    The defence picks itself? WTF?

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #34

    unanimous comments from the ex-pro’s.

    No characters, no leaders on the pitch

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 24, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Blofal
    Not a bad plan? WTF?

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Jamie Carragher: I don’t have sympathy for Newcastle, they lost 2-1 at QPR by jumping out of tackles

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 24, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #37

    JackButler
    It sums it up for me that Colo is captain. Shows the dearth of character and leadership in the squad.

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  • aussiemag

    May 24, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Lets just stick on a blind fold spin around and pin the players names up on the wall. The closest to the donkeys ass they will be chosen for the game. Seriously Carver your a massive donkeys ass yourself and then on some days you look and act like a massive bell end.

    Fingers and toes crossed lads and lasses its gonna be a rough old game

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  • JackButler

    May 24, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Blackley

    Colo should not be anywhere near the club after his antics.

    We are rotten to the core

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  • Trent Toon

    May 24, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Here in Australia with sportsbet Westham is paying $4.20 for the win. Time to bet my life savings

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