Shelvey Starts For Newcastle – Saivet On Bench


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Steve McClaren has just announced the Newcastle team for the game against West Ham today at St. James’ Park and Jonjo Shelvey starts the game and will make his debut today.

Henri Saivet is on the bench.

Teams:

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Subs: Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Henri Saivet, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons, Emmanuel Riviere, Ivan Toney

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrian; James Tomkins, James Collins, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble (c); Michail Antonio, Cheikhou Kouyate, Dimitri Payet; Enner Valencia
Subs: Darren Randolph, Carl Jenkinson, Winston Reid, Alex Song, Josh Cullen, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic

Siem de Jong has an eye injury but it’s good to see Rolando Aarons and Emmanuel Reviere back from injury – but no Florian Thauvin.

We really need all 3 points today.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about West Ham who are up to 5th top in the Premier League and on 35 points and that’s almost double Newcastle’s points total of 18 and they have lost only four game compared to Newcastle’s eleven:

“West Ham have done really well. Slaven Bilic has put together a very good squad,” “I admire and respect Slaven Bilic a lot. He came into a difficult job at a difficult time but has settled straight away.”

“West Ham are solid, with good balance and have four or five attackers who can impact a game. That’s why they are doing well.”

“Payet is a very good player and he’s proved it,” “He’s a player we have to look out for but there’s other as well. They have many threats but certainly Payet has returned from injury with a bang and is a danger.”

“As for us, we’ve done really well against Manchester United and we’ve got to start turning the corner and follow up one good result with another.”

“It’s the second half of the season and it’s all about results – that’s what we’ve got to do and we’ve got the opportunity to do that tomorrow against West Ham.”

It’s a long time since a majority of fans think we will win a game – but that’s what it is for this important game today.

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507 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    With no Tiote and colo in the starting line up
    expect an absolute bloodbath today

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    What we all expected I think, come on the toon!!!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Exactly what I expected. Correct again it seems.

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  • anthc

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Thought colo was canny on Tuesday like as was tiote. Let’s hope shelvey turns up as been poor for Swansea.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ve gone for Newcastle 3-1 @ 18/1
    & Shelvey to score anytime and 3-1 at 45/1
    We are favourites to win with the bookies

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    if I didn’t know by the context of your obsessive hate for Colo I would suggest you need to use some punctuation marks to make sense of that.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Aarons, Riviere and Saivet all breathing down the necks of the starting line-up, should help bring out the best in those challenged by them.

    Shelvey with a debut belter – NUFC win 3-1

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  • lesh

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Toonbrother

    Which Colo’s not in the starting line-up? Have we really got more than one?

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    subs to use at effective times today, saivet for colback and aarons for perez, if where winning comfortably giver riviere a 10 – 15 min run too

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Im worried about our center midfield.

    We need Colback to put in an absolute shift and protect the back today.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Not bad….being picky I wouldn’t waste a space on the bench with gouffran. Guessing thauvin is off then.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #12

    No Thauvin?

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #13

    lesh is english your first language?

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Happy to see the Austin news didn’t kill Ed.

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  • nut meg

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    3-1

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Chance to really build up some momentum today with a win, keep playing like we did on Tuesday but keep tight at the back

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Thauvin conspicuous in his absence. Still think he’s on his way and all the comments from McClaren and that Rob Scanlon saying he was at training is just a cover-up to try and keep things under wraps, for whatever reason.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #18

    3 -1 to the Toon.

    Ian Toon – stop your blog mischief – trying to fan the flames – as usual.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Disappointing Colback is left in the side. If we’ve forked out the money for Saivet, why not see what he’s about? Colback has been a passenger all season

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  • Douglas

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #20

    7-2 today.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #21

    the thing about allardyce teams is that they concentrate so much on defense that there’s no plan b if the other team goes ahead

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  • Douglas

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Spurs 3 Scum 1

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #23

    gini first goal today shelvey and mitro with otheres 3-0

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  • AncientC

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #24

    4-2-3-1 according to nufc.co.uk

    I wish they would get the Twitter account sorted out, it would be good if they could report the correct formations on the official account.

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  • davetoon

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Hopefully we wont concede the first goal today. Think Perez will score

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #26

    just noticed thauvin wasn’t even on the bench. think that’s the writing on the wall. disappointing for club and player. marseilles seems to coming out alright though….

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Toonbrother. Colo starts but no Thauvin so he’s deffo off to Marseilles.It’s really a must win today because nowt for us at Everton unless more signings by then. If money now is tight I’d go into Championship and get Robertson (Scottish) from Hull, Dunk (English (from Brighton) & Ince (English (from Derby). The lad Griffiths at Celtic may also be worth a punt. He seems to be banging in the goals albeit at a much more inferior level. We are reaching the stage where it may be time for Ashley to gamble.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #28

    matty

    very true when I talk to arsenal fans they always feel sorry for me that we have the likes of colback playing for us and are sponsored by wonga playing at the sports direct arena !!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #29

    hope perez has a game today coz he was poor on the left last game

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Matty
    Do we really want to throw saivet straight in at the deep end where he’s at risk of massively losing his confidence, he’s gonna take time to adapt to the league. Would rather have Colback who we know is gonna get stuck in and allow Shelvey to progress us forward. We don’t even know if this Saivet is the same kind of player as Tiote, he might be a lot more attacking which would give us an imbalance in the MF

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  • toon kk

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #31

    I actually think Rivi has potential, whether he’ll get much chance to prove it I’m not so sure.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #32

    matty 19 Don’t worry son he’ll(Saviet) feature sometime this afternoon

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  • lesh

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Toonbrother

    Yes, English is my first language and perhaps your post could have been made clearer had you said that with Tiote not starting and Colo would be playing etc

    Good try at constructing a sentence though!

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  • Douglas

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Hopefully Saivet will act as an incentive to Colback

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Rotunda

    i was a big fan of Colback last year. I thought he played very well the majority of matches. This year he has been anonymous though.

    I never liked APs tendency to not play players (HBA, Marv, Santon) when every fan knew they would’ve clearly improved our squad. But credit where it is due, he played Tiote the second he arrived, and he had 100% pass completion that game against everton I believe. If the engine is broken, fix it. We’ve bought the new parts. No sense in only using half of them expecting it to get moving again

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #36

    i dont think you can throw 2 new players into the middle of the midfield in a struggling side when they have barely played together….playing colback is the right decision then if we get a few goals up then give him a taste

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Also hope he gives Aarons a run in the second half. Can’t see him introducing both Toney & Rivi

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  • toon kk

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #38

    A team always needs quality game changers on the bench, let’s hope Saivet is that man.

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #39

    @lesh
    its all good mate
    sit back and enjoy the horror show

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  • lesh

    Jan 16, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Matty

    There’s a key difference between Shelvey and Saveit – one’s played in the Prem and the other hasn’t and won’t know any of the WHU players or their games.

    Let him watch from the bench before playing him.

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