One Change – Colback Returns For Newcastle


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Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has just named his team for the tough home game against Manchester United tonight – and the game will be watched by Newcastle’s two new signings – Henri Saivet from Bordeaux and Jonjo Shelve from Swansea.

Newcastle: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini (c), Dummett, Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic
Subs: Darlow Lascelles Sterry Gouffran de Jong Marveaux Toney

So it looks like both Kevin Mbabu and Florian Thauvin didn’t make the game through injury niggles and in comes Jack Colback for Kevin Mbabu.

The two new players will be introduced to the crowd at St. James’ Park at 7:30 – just 15 minutes before the game starts.

Hopefully that will give the fans and the players a big lift – help is on the way.

But first things first and the lads must go all out to try to get all 3 points tonight.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about the game tonight and he has asked the fans to support the team throughout the game – whatever happens:

“We desperately need the fans on our side,” “We need a similar atmosphere to what they produced against Liverpool and Everton, so they can get behind the players and get the place rocking.”

“It can really bring the performance out of the team and we’ll need that against Manchester United.”

“You’d say a goalless draw is the odds-on result,” “Then again, it could be 3-3 and everyone breaks their duck. You just don’t know. We just want to start well and put in a good performance.”

“Manchester United are a dangerous team with very good players who can control a game and hurt you on their day. We’ve got to make sure they don’t.”

“They’re still title contenders, I think everyone in the top six or seven has it in them to go on a good run of games and Manchester United are more than capable of doing that.”

“We need to keep doing what we’ve been doing with our performance,  but make sure we finish off at the other end.”

“We can take something from our performance at Old Trafford earlier in the season and be a side that’s hard to beat, hopefully show some end product and get the right result.”

Just over one in three fans think we can win this game – let’s hope they are right.

Just less than one in two fans think we will lose this game.

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Howay The Lads!!



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398 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    win

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Good business this tbf getting Shelvey

    Adds some boll0x to our midfield and takes away a direct relegation rivals spine
    Be even better if it means we don’t have to witness Colback flouncing around in midfield every week!!

    Oh and £8 mil for Tiote? Start the car…..hopefully the last time he gets booked for us tonight

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  • TheToonKing

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #3

    the bench is really strange…. Marveaux on there ?! and Sterry ? who’s Sterry ?

    Where’s Thauvin ? Aarons ?

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    so much for tiote suspended!lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #5

    That line up shows why we need to keep going this window

    Hoping Shelvey will see Schteve re invent our horrid formation which sees our 2 most creative central midfielders pushed out on to the wings leaving the most negative central midfield imaginable

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #6

    makem would have shelvey

    what a knobba

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #7

    would not hahah

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  • geordie157

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Holy crap marveaux on bench

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  • TikiTakaAcca

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #9

    So we play brilliantly against Arsenal, Wijnaldum gets moved into a central role.

    Then HOW OBVIOUS was it that the deluded & clueless Mclaren would bottle it & shaft him back on the wing & go for the rotten, losing streak of 4-4-2.

    Sack this clown already.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #10

    maca never learns. 1-0 United is a lock. What does dummet have to do to get dropped? why cant Mbabu get in the game?????

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  • geordie157

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Thauvin so say has a knock…..so say.

    Is aarons ever going to play?!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #12

    injured he is tacho

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t believe Jack (Useless) Colback is starting. Stupid steve. Marveaux should be starting. About time he was on the bench. Steve is a lunatic. Signing Saivet to play him as a defensive midfielder when he’s a winger/attacking midfielder. Playing Gouffran as a dm instead of a striker and finally keep playing Dummett instead of Mbabu. He’s the problem.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Sign Raphael Guerriero, Koulibaly, Townsend and Remy and lets call it a day.

    All we’d need to do is tweak in the summer. Sign and sell one or two.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 12, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Genuinely can’t believe Gini and Sissoko are back on the wings

    Howay man Schteve

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #16

    lunatics are clever

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  • Goofy

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Somethings telling me Aarons is grtting sold. Everyone who seen him knows he is class. Quick buck for Arsley.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #18

    might be 4-2-3-1
    ——————————elliott——————————–
    janmaat———-mbemba—–colo————–dummet
    ——————tiote————-colback———————
    sissoko——————–gini————————perez
    —————————–mitro——————————-
    similar to when we played them down there

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  • El Sleeve

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #19

    im hoping it’s this
    ————–Elliot
    Janny—-Chancel—Colo—Dummy
    ——-Colback—-Tiote
    Sissoko—–Gini Wij—–Perez
    ———–Mitro

    but knowing Schteve, he’ll revert to a 442, put gini out on the wing and then bring on another defender when we’re losing, you know, to draw the counter attack, like at Palace, ffs

    We should be up and at the worst Man U side in years.

    HWTL!

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  • AncientC

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #20

    It reads more like a 4-4-1-1 to me.

    Twitter official has it as a 4-4-2. Nufc.co.uk has it as a 4-2-3-1

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #21

    could actually go 3-5-2..
    ——————————elliot———————————
    ———-mbemba———colo———-dummett———–
    janmaat————-tiote——-sissoko————colback
    ——————————-gini———————————
    ——————perez—————-mitro———————

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Agreed.. Mclaren lost it..

    But hats off to Ashley..50 in the summer..close to 20 now.. And it appears we’re not finished.. Hes doing what he promised..

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  • Belfast

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #23

    To be fair Perez might be out wide tonight Gini central. We don’t know yet

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  • El Sleeve

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #24

    whatever the heck it is, please for the love of god, Wijnaldum in the middle!

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  • El Sleeve

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #25

    a while since i been on lads, anyone know if we’re gonna sign any other players besides midfielders?!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Wow! Thought Tiote was suspended?

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #27

    who gives a shit what the formation is get after them
    rip into them and dont let go

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #28

    moonraker
    me too mate…glad he’s not like.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #29

    There is nothing sweeter than giving Man Utd a going over… *Fingers crossed*

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #30

    theres no way of knowing the proper formation until kick off just hope they are up for it and tiote has a game like he did when we won 3-0……animal that day

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  • Belfast

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Moonraker must carry over until next year’s third round of the cup. Either that or we’re fielding an ineligible player lol

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #32
  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Home win, 2-1

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Springy
    That’s a bonus Tiote being in as he’s getting back to a bit of form. Could’ve sworn he’d got 5 yellows tho! Ah well I really fancy us to score tonight – and win !
    Howay the lads get into them !

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle have made there second signing Will Hoare from Crystal Palace after impressing in his trial.

    Don’t know much about him but some Palace fans state he’s one for the future and Palace were stupid to let him go. He’ll join the development squad.
    °Mattu°

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Belfast hope it’s not the latter ! Haha only at Newcastle!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #37

    The deadline for 5 yellows passed.

    Now it’s a ban for 10.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #38

    transfer
    ahh makes sense….cheers

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  • toonking

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #39

    Seems we’re starting to realize now that it’s currently XP players we need not futures.

    great deal signing this player but i’ve still got one concern, if we’re going to sign this guy and use him in CM does that indicate wini himself will remain on the wing?

    Subs bench today has got marvo on, no better than thauvin that’s for sure guess thauvin must have some injury and why no arrons, does mac have less belief in him than pardew had in abeid or are we intent in selling him?

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    hope we just don’t get screwed by the ref.

    see it happening, sending off or just typical biased crap.

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