Unchanged Newcastle Team Against Aston Villa


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Newcastle have just announced an unchanged side form the one that has won the last two games against Liverpool and Tottenham so Steve McClaren has resisted the temptation to start either Aleksandar Mitrovic or Ayoze Perez up front.

However, we should see both young strikers sometime in the second half today.

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Siem de Jong; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Kevin Mbabu, Cheick Tiote, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez

Cheick Tiote as expected comes in on the subs bench for Jamie Sterry, after he’s fit again after his groin injury.

Newcastle have a decent chance of making it three wins in a row today.

This is what Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has said about our opponents today – Aston Villa:

“We’re sixth in the form guide over the last eight games. Consistency is key and getting consistent performance is a platform.”

“Villa is a totally different game. I’ve watched them three or four times and they have very good players.” “How Villa are only on six points, I don’t know because they have very good players.”

“Let’s not get expectations high. We have to do exactly what we have been doing to get results.” “The key is us and the crowd. The key word tomorrow for everybody is patience.”

“Aston Villa is an opportunity and a challenge to kick on and go on. Can we take it? Are we ready to do it?”

At the time of writing two clubs below us – Chelsea (beating Sunderland 3-1) and Norwich (winning 2-1 at Old Trafford) are both winning – and Bournemouth are 1-0 up against 10 man West Brom – so we have to get 3 points from this game.

And as many as seven in ten fans thinks we can win this game today, so it will be a massive disappointment if we don’t do that.

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Howay The Lads!!


309 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1

    come on stoke

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  • SUTTY1978

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Need a win just to tread water, results couldn’t have been much worse for us today.

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  • lesh

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Cmon Manure as well!

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  • WWSBRD

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Should be battering this shoddy Villa team

    I will be in the minority no doubt but am quite happy Cisse and de Jong retain their spots

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    catchy in pardew land.

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  • AncientC

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #6
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #7

    The Albion equalise.

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #8

    The team we should all be cheering as neutrals is leicester

    COME ON LEICESTER

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #9

    toonking

    doning what you asked, and palace have been dreadful.

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #10

    other than those still interested in pardew who else gives a sh1t.

    COME ON LEICESTER

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #11

    dosnt look like villa fans hold much faith in there team selection.

    6-0 to us

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #12

    what a goal for palace

    wow

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Bournemouth in the lead again.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    we need Butland

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  • lesh

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Results not going too well for us today – a thumping win’s a must!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Leicester just aren’t letting up are they? Fantastic to see.

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #17

    This team today part of me feels happy about it but then again the other half feels not so keen on it. villa are unlikely to create much space inside there own box therefore our best way of getting the goals is via great movement or strength something cisse provides neither of.

    bring on the likes of perez and mitro as sub did prove a good use in the last two games but villa is a team who’ll feel much less tired and very little threat to us at all.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #18

    I predict we will win today and be a win away from 12th position, obviuosly depending on results elsewhere. Slightly optimistic, but better than pursuing an inevitable relegation battle.

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #19

    very bad super 6 this week

    I went
    chelsea 2-1 scums
    manure 1-0 norwich
    everton 3-2 leicester
    southampton 1-2 spurs- might get a late goal
    stoke 1-0 palace
    west brom 1-2 bournmouthe

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #20

    * west brom 1-1

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  • toonking

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #21

    away wins seem to be the winning teams only scum lost

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  • will die for the toon army

    Dec 19, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Now the pressure is on us.

    Chelski Bornemouth Norwich have all won.

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  • JDdubai

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Really need the win with Norwich and Bmouth winning. Though if we do we go only 2 points behind 12th!!!

    Not happy with Cisse starting but come on lads, go hard from the start, hope the fans are lively today, normally the atmosphere at the late games is electric.

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Can we replicate Bournemouth and get the 3rd straight win?

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #25

    If we win today and Swansea win tomorrow, anybody from Watford and below could still go down quite easily.

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Stay tuned to find out…

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #27

    JD

    im not really happy for Cisse to start this game, but if im honest i think its for his own good, this is the type of game and team where he should score and SDJ come to think of it, then really push on in the second half, get Florian on in the second half build his confidence

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #28

    JDubai

    Usually are when we play big teams, it’s not just the players that can be accused of only turning up for the big televised matches, the supporters in these types of games often come and sit in silent expectation until something happens, either we score then party atmosphere ensues, we concede and things gets ugly, or we struggle on and on and they get frustrated, need to be behind the team from the start, making noise.

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  • Thump

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #29

    I can’t help but feel that Sting and Cisse are starting because of some FM-like “I need to be starting more games, boss” talk in the backroom.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Me heart says we’ll stuff ’em….me head is not quite as confident…got this horrible banana skin feeling going on…hope we go 2 up in the first half hour to calm me nerves.

    Siem to score first, Papisse 2 and gini 2

    5-1 happy days 🙂 🙂

    Happy days

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  • lukes26

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #31

    im really shocked SDJ is starting

    im a huge fan of his, but seems to be well off being match fit.

    im slightly less shocked at cisse starting..would prefer mitro. cisse has been better this season than the previous 2 though.

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #32

    luke

    i think he has been decent in recent weeks

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #33

    demos at manure

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #34

    So how would you suppose SDJ get match-fit Lukes, other than by playing matches?

    Hopefully see his real class today in a game where we’re on the front foot against a lesser team than his previous 2 starts, although Cisse does seem a difficult player to get on the same wavelength as, but even he has looked more sprightly recently, if not the deadly finisher he was on his arrival.

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  • AncientC

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #35

    http://freecast.in/frame2.html

    HD link, for anybody that needs one.

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  • bladeuser

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #36

    cisse is a joke striker perez all day the kid will leave if a top offer comes in
    ASH OUT
    SMAC OUT
    COLO OUT
    SHEEP Out

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  • lukes26

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Hail..you may be right

    catchy…yeah, i thought he had good movement for the first 30 minutes last week. i think when he’s 100 % he’ll be undroppable

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  • MacToon

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Jose at man u before the New Year?

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  • MacToon

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #39

    beermonkey, you asked about Kodi earlier. Robinhood Project has 1 or 2 HD channels showing the game. Try through NJM soccer or Noney sports 😉
    Phoenix seem to have stopped their decent streams.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Josa to Man U would be wrong for both parties I feel and Jose would best avoid if he doesn’t want to do further damage to his reputation. Think he’ll wind up at Bayern, only major league he hasn’t managed in and if Guardiola does announce he’s leaving then I reckon it’s a cert.

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