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Shelvey Captains Newcastle Against Lillestrom – Doumbia Starts

1:03 pm, Saturday, February 20th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

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Newcastle play Lillestrom this afternoon in a friendly in La Manga and Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has just named his side for the game and captaining Newcastle for the first time is new arrival Jonjo Shelvey who apparently has been vocal both on and off the field since he arrived last month from Swansea.

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Jamaal Lascelles, Liam Gibson; Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey (c); Andros Townsend, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez; Seydou Doumbia
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Jamie Sterry, Callum Williams, Fabricio Coloccini, Daniel Barlaser, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Rolando Aarons, Emmanuel Riviere

Lillestrom (4-2-3-1): Arnold Origi; Hakon Skogseid, Marius Amundsen, Frode Kippe, Simen Kind Mikalsen; Malaury Martin, Bonke Innocent; Bassel Jradi, Erling Knudtzon, Jorgen Kolstad; Fred Friday
Substitutes: Jacob Faye-Lund, Martin Falkeborn, Ole Martin Rindaroy, Erik Brenden, Petter Mathias Olsen, Sheriff Sinyan, Arni Vilhjalmsson

Referee: Dag Vidar Hafsas

It’s good to see Seydou Doumbia get a start and we suppose there would be a buzz after the game if the Ivory Coast International was able to score – and especially if he looks a lot fitter than he’s looked since he arrived last month.

New signing Henri Saivet gets a start and young 6’1″ tall local lad Liam Gibson starts at left back for Newcastle – and it’s a big opportunity for Liam to show what he can do.

It’s the old 4-2-3-1 formation with Townsend and Perez the wingers – and Gini Wijnaldum in the number 10 role with Doumbia the lone striker up front.

Jamaal Lascelles is at center-back and the youngsters has looked good recently when playing in the first team.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Friendlies · Match Preview · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Diamond dogs hoojars // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    Shelvey captain, why not! What sort of hold has Colo got over this club anyway, it startles me the bloke is still here, that in itself is atrocious management, he gets targeted time and again as the week link by other clubs imo, and daft Saylor, for Christmas sake just get rid of the loon, until these areas are addressed we will continue to struggle.

  • 2 JP...from The Rock // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Glad Doumbia starts. Are there any links for the game??

  • 3 WWSBRD // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Lascelles is LB according to the team sheet Gibson CB

  • 4 lesh // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Shelvey’s got to be a more vocal captain than Colo and his commitment to that role could be the catalyst that improves his away form and therefore results.

    Where’s Anita? I’d have thought that he’d be better bet at LB than young Gibson?

  • 5 GeordieGerman // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Game’s being shown on Norwegian TV2 Sports. This is a link. But honestly don’t know if it’s for real.

  • 6 AncientC // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Janmaat and Shelvey seem to have built up a bit of rapport, I have noticed them sticking up for each other during games. That is the kind of attitude that needs to infect the rest of the side.

  • 7 Toon-Barmy // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Interesting that Dummett, Anita, Colback, De Jong and Tiote play no part at all today. Doesn’t look like any of them are fit enough.

  • 8 Termijn // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Anyone know when this match starts?

  • 9 SPRINGY // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    2pm uk time apparently

    theres nowt on that cric tv stream yet but myt not be till match there any other links?

  • 10 Doc // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:51 PM

  • 11 Termijn // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Thanks Springy, I think someone posted another one a little while back.

  • 12 SPRINGY // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    yeah aye seen….dont no what supercop is though,have robocop on kodi but cant see supercop.

  • 13 Jib // Feb 20, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    It looks a bit gloomy in Murcia
    The prematch music is crap – must be Ibiza’s choices
    Lillestrom number 23 glories in the name of Fred Friday

  • 14 Jib // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Very windy conitions

  • 15 Ron Knee // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Any links?

  • 16 Nufc-83 // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Working link?

  • 17 Nufc-83 // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Lol we’ve scored

  • 18 Nufc-83 // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Gini rounded the gk

  • 19 Jib // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    1 – 0 the toon wijnaldum

  • 20 Ron Knee // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:05 PM


    Have you found a link?

  • 21 Nufc-83 // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    No bud

  • 22 martoon // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    I’ve tried all the ones posted on here but none of them work!

  • 23 sweendog // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:17 PM


  • 24 JP...from The Rock // Feb 20, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Already conceded one lol

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