Unchanged Team For Newcastle At Sunderland


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Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has just named his team for the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light this afternoon and as expected it’s unchanged from the side that won 6-2 against Norwich City last Sunday.

Newcastle will continue to play in a 4-4-2 formation this afternoon.

Teams:

Sunderland: (4-2-3-1): Costel Pantilimon; DeAndre Yedlin, Younes Kaboul, John O’Shea, Billy Jones; Lee Cattermole, Yann M’Vila; Adam Johnson, Ola Toivonen, Jeremain Lens; Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Patrick van Aanholt, Sebastian Coates, Sebastian Larsson, Jordi Gomez, Duncan Watmore, Jermain Defoe

Newcastle (4-4-2): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Massadio Haidara, Jamaal Lascelles, Vurnon Anita, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Papiss Cisse

Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez will again be up front and let’s hope those two – plus Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko – play as well as they did last time out.

Bit it’s our defense that is vulnerable – as it has been for the last three seasons – and we have to hope they are a lot better than against Norwich City.

This is what Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren said about this game last this week:

“It’s good to see Sam again and good to see him back in the game so quickly,”

“Sam is an experienced manager who does a very good job at every club he goes to but I’m hoping it will take him at least a few weeks to find his feet at Sunderland.”

“He will come in and feels he’s got a fresh start at Sunderland, but we are just focusing on what we can do and not worrying about the opponent or the manager.”

“Whoever the manager is, it’s the Premier League, it’s the biggest league in the world and each game is massively important.”

“We don’t know anything about the previous five games and neither do half the players,”

“We’re here to break history and tradition and we’re here to prepare and win the next game and that’s what we’ll be doing.”

“I don’t think there are any favourites in this game. It’s a derby game so form goes out of the window – it’s a cliché but it’s true.”

“It’s going to be difficult but we know their players very well and whatever the system and whatever their style of play, we know it’s going to be tough.”

“The main message we have for the players is to focus on their performance and doing their jobs properly.”

“Our message to the fans is that we’re focused on winning this game for them. What we want to do is focus on getting the result we want.”

“If we do that I’ll be absolutely delighted – not just for our players but especially for the fans.”

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We really need to win this game this afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!


500 comments so far

  • JDdubai

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    If we keep 11 on the pitch then we have a real chance of getting the win.

    Colback AND Tiote is the worry, plus who knows what is in Mitro’s head today….

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  • Toonfan8

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Come on lads, we have to win this one…if we do this, we will be upbeat and will climb the table…This is the match of our season

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  • mindshaft

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully Tiote won’t get sent off and Gini / Socks will actually track back and help defence out

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  • firebug666

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Now we have a team that are starting to gel and understand each other, these players are starting to show some pride and passion, all the things that have been missing.

    Not just 11 players going out there, it starting to be a team.

    3-0 to the Toon

    HWTL

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    The Mackems will take one look at Tiote, Sissoko and Mitrovic staring down at them and poop themselves.
    If those three are running at you you will be drawn to try to stop them leaving space for Perez and Windjammer ( typo but seems to work )
    What’s the phrase , oh yes, attack attack attack

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  • Magpie Season

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Why doesn’t Ed put up the other teams line-up?

    Anyway,

    Adam Johnson starts. Although Defoe is again on the bench. So is Larsson.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #7

    3 nil to the toon

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #8

    dubai

    you have it it a nutshell. can see at least yellow for all 3 mentioned.

    hopefully their resident nutter cattermole may see red.

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  • Magpie Season

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Woops my bad he does.

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  • toon kk

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Tiote?, he’s an unfit waste of space in a must win game.
    we’ll lose our teams are finally balanced, but it means more to the Sunderland players.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #11

    lochinvar

    windjammer – i like that, could catch on.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #12

    We’ll defend deep so probably wont be battered defensively
    Colocinni is the biggest liability in this otherwise excellent team
    Dummet and Haidara should be starting side by side

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #13

    toonbrother

    I can’t believe you’ve mentioned Colo !!!

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Tiote…hmmm.
    Not happy with that but I guess its all been said over the last few days about that conundrum.
    I hope I am very wrong and he and Colo roll the clock back a couple of years performance-wise.
    Lets get right behind the lads anyway!!! HOWAAAAAYYYY!!!

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  • AncientC

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Larsson & Defoe on the bench. Ha, that will do nicely.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #16

    colo limps off in warm up lol

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  • AncientC

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #17

    Tiote dispossessed Norwich 3 times in the 45 minutes he played. Anita didn’t take the ball away from Norwich once in his 45.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #18

    big sham has settled for a 0-0 with that team.

    packing MF,

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  • lesh

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Has anyone mentioned Par… yet? I’d be a shame to spoil a potentially good day.

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  • firebug666

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #20

    AncientC

    Maybe his plan is to keep it tight for 70 minutes and then bring them on when we are tired. No Borini for them today, must be injured.

    I hope that by the time he gets Larsson & Defoe on the pitch it all over for them.

    3-0 to the Toon

    HWTL

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Bobby as a proper toon fan i have muchos respect for u but i know a few people who know quinn and say he is one ofthe nicest men u could meet. If was an ex toon chairman we wud love him, paying taxis etc. last time i heard him on tv and we got some sort of result he was saying what a great clun nufc is. Id expect more from you bobby but for me today quinny is a tool.but sam is the antichrist

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  • toon kk

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #22

    Dummet, Colo, Tiote and Colback oh dear we’re going to struggle.

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  • nut meg

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #23

    If anyone is going to get sent off my money would be on Cattermole or O’shea before anybody else.I think they’ll have their hands full with Mitrovic & Perez.We need 11 players on the pitch ,cool heads can win us this game.Come on boys,you can do it. 0-2

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  • TheToonKing

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #24

    I don’t like Tiote in there….hope he has a game reminiscent of 2-3 years ago.

    Let’s try and not get anyone sent of lads , this is a dangerous game.

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #26

    nearly time
    up and at ’em

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #27

    Munster and Firebug from earlier

    Its not really about Quinn’s personal life, work for charidee etc. Its about him as a mackem, him as a football pundit with a vested interest in SAFC, which he displays every time he comes on tv. As Bobby said – its incredible that he’s the ‘neutral’ tv jonny in loads of toon sky games / media comments and puts the delighted boot in. Rarely an ex toon player in our games on sky. He’s booked for them whenever he’s available.
    Anyway, stuff him. If we do the business of course he can’t crow, obviously we gave him enough ammo over the last 2-3 years. HWTL.

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  • AncientC

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #28

    Fletcher height – 1.85 m
    Coloccini height – 1.84 m
    Mbemba height – 1.82 m

    Wimbledon 1 – 3 Newcastle

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #29

    Janmaat looking far too relaxed for my liking.sam is properly pumped up. I hope we match his passion but sissoko and colo probably wont. Mitro will play like we want.htl

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  • davetoon

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #30

    maybe we can wind cattermole up and get him sent off and play a man up for a change

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #31

    What is the tactic going to be, sit back let them bring the ball out and hit them on the break? Or press high?

    Our defence is culpable either way, but they don’t have the players to dominate possession and we struggle to break down defensive teams. Its going to be edgy until a goal gets scored.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #32

    442 press high

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  • colwell

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Bad feeling about today Sam has put Fletcher and toivonen knowing we have no height at the back with Lens and Johnson crossing in all the time I think we’ll lose this.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #34

    Colocinni will cost us at least one goal today!
    So we need to score two to get a win
    Allardyce has placed emphasis on defending since he arrived at Sunderland
    so i dont think we will score more than 1 goal today

    My verdict
    :Chances of Victory today are VERY SLIM
    Will most like be a draw or defeat
    Until Colo is removed, the problems in defence will remain

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  • davetoon

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #35

    sissoko will be key again. if he acn show the quality on the ball and the accurate crosses he provided last week – we will win this easy

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #36

    Old Blackley is now buckled in his chair, with curtains shut to stop any reflection on the screen, bladder emptied, laughing at Jib to calm the nerves.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #37

    Attack Toon attack, attack!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • John Tudor

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #38

    till we see how we start and develop the game ill remain hopefull

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  • Malta Mag

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #39

    Tiote is a wise choice if only to combat Cattermore and stop us being steam rollered. I can’t say I’m too confident to be honest but surely after last week we can beat these moronic demons?

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  • toonking

    Oct 25, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #40

    I might not like anita himself but i’d rather he started ahead of tiote, odds of a red card must be low the best bet would be which one, mitro clattermole, colback or tiote?

    sissoko himself needs to be more displined down his side of the pitch this week and will know getting back can still get him a chance to score or assist during the counter.

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