Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Wijnaldum Start At Portland – Live Video


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Newcastle will play the last of their three games of the US tour tonight when they play the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

This is the only MLS team Newcastle will play on the tour.

Head coach Steve McClaren has just announced his team for tonight’s game and it looks like Newcastle will give a lot of their youngsters and fringe players a game tonight, against a Portland team that will largely be made up of their second team.

Newcastle: Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Ferguson, Aarons, Abeid, Wijnaldum, Gouffran, Sissoko, Ayoze, Cisse
Subs: Woodman, Janmaat, Obertan, De Jong, Armstrong, Anita

That looks like Newcastle will play three at the back maybe in a 3-5-2 formation but Bigi, Satka and Ferguson are not very experienced..

It looks like they will be the beck three – and maybe McClaren is trying a different formation to see how the lads can adapt to it.

Only Sissoko and Cisse started the last game at Sacramento Republic, so McClaren wants everybody to get a game on this tour.

Fabricio Coloccini has an injured Achilles and Emmanuel Riviere has left the squad through injury and returned to Newcastle.

It would be good to get another win tonight, and we have one win and one loss so far in America.

You can watch the game live here.



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193 comments so far

  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Ewwww Gouffran!

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  • honest fan

    Jul 22, 2015 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Tuff
    Really he contributed the most important thing of all and that was goals
    I agree he ain’t the best but he has a nack for getting goal when playing really badly so I think he could still come good personally

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Wait, who are the CB’s? That lineup can’t be correct, unless Bigi’s playing CB?

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  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2015 at 2:57 AM

    Comment #4

    TUFF
    From the previous thread.

    It is our winter here and at my age, the last thing I want to do is travel a 200km round trip up to and from Melbourne and pay astronomical of sums of money to watch a bunch of show ponies playing for clubs I am not interested in, putting on what can only be described as a glorified training session.

    Far too bloody cold, far too boring and far to far to travel. I prefer feet up in front of the fire with a nice glass of aussie red.

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Soo..the T2 team is the reserves of the Portland Timbers.

    So we’re playing the reserves of an MLS team

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #6

    expat – agree with most of what you said -in respect of probably most players but probably not with Obertron – you cannot make silk purse from a sows’ ear.

    honest fan – I suppose we’ll see in the next three weeks what Wallys plans are – if we get somebody who can accurately cross Cisse might benefit.
    Think were still not finished on the striker front – but everything is in transition at the moment.
    And at that off to the pit.

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #7

    I guess their reserves team compete in the USL, so technically we’re playing a USL team

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  • nightfa11

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #8

    satka only defender ? yeah well..it will show how good he is without williamsons help

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #9

    that is one damn weird looking lineup

    https://twitter.com/lee_ryder/status/623670631599509504

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Wat the am I looking at. Failed to figure it out. Will jst wait for the game.

    Colback.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #11

    So wait, is it this? Wtf? Aarons is no LB.

    —————–Darlow
    Bigirimana-Satka-Ferguson-Aarons
    Sissoko-Abeid-Wijnaldum-Gouffran
    ———–Perez-Cisse

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Ferguson CB? Dafuq? Lol

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Such a strange lineup, my head hurts!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #14

    Wtf line up….

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #15

    Mcclaren is drafting Bigi and Fergie to b defenders. They r so much in his plans. 23 yr olds.
    3-4-3.
    ……………………Darlow
    ……….Bigi……….Sakta………Fergie
    Sissoko……….Abeid………Wijnaldum…..Goufrann
    …………..Perez……….Cisse…………Aarons

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Is McClaren trying to make us lose on purpose? Trying to highlight the need for a better defence lol.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #17

    You sure it’s 3 at the back?

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Will Die

    I think you’re right about the lineup

    odd no lascelles or taylor on the bench

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #19

    I think so 3 at e back with 2 hard working wingers in Goufrann and Sissoko/Perez.

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:37 AM

    Comment #20

    God talk about dragging the anthems out jesus

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Fergie at cb?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #22

    no 1080 quality?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #23

    Talk about lag. Jesus. Stayed up to watch 2 seconds worth every 10. Yippee.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #24

    Didn’t expect that lineup.

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #25

    wow, this Portland team is poor

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #26

    get in there Gini

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #27

    Go on gini

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:46 AM

    Comment #28

    What a bizarre line up, is this mcclaren looking at a few squad players to see which he’ll dispense with? Wij hasn’t played much so makes sense, same with Perez, Aarons needs games as well. The other outfield players it could well be last chance saloon

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:46 AM

    Comment #29

    Get in there gini, good work by Aarons.

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:46 AM

    Comment #30

    I think thats why we’re playing such a weak back three

    Well done Rolando

    This could be a cricket score

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:46 AM

    Comment #31

    I’m watching on xbox no lag

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Aarons down the wing, cross, Wijnaldum scores. Hopefully a taste of things to come..

    1 defender in the lineup, means with the ball we should be keeping it easily.

    Is Lascelles injured? He went off at halftime last match i think, thought he would have played this game too.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    Comment #33

    Maybe we don’t need a LB. Just leave left side to Aarons.

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    Comment #34

    There is actually a keeper with worse distribution than krul

    This portland team arnt worth playing lol

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  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #35

    What’s the score? We two up.. or more?

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #36

    This isn’t portlands 1st team, either way it’s a decent run out for these lads

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #37

    typical ffs

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:52 AM

    Comment #38

    1-1 lesh

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Who ever played that ball bk to satka deserves shooting

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  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #40

    OT

    What? We conceded to a poor side?

    Same old is it?

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