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Darlow And Dummett Start – Hanley On Bench

6:47 pm, Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 27 Comments

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the penultimate friendly at Southend United in this summer’s pre-season.

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden; Rolando Aarons, Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez; Dwight Gayle
Substitutes: Matz Sels, Jamie Sterry, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback, Henri Saivet, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Adam Armstrong, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mitrovic is suspended for the first four games of the season and is on the bench as Rafa tries out potential starting line-ups for a week on Friday at Fulham in the first game.

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow gets only his second start in pre-season and Paul Dummett gets a start at left back with Daryl Janmaat at right back – with young Jamie Sterry on the bench.

Vurnon Anita and Isaac Hayden get their chance as the two holding midfielders, so Rafa has a number of players who can play there, but Cheick Tiote is not in the squad for tonight.

Shelvey gets a chance in the number 10 role with the two wingers being Rolando Aarons and Ayoze Perez with Dwight Gayle upfront.

Tags: Coaching · Friendlies · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season

27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Be interesting to see how they line up. Shelvey in the CAM role,perez and aarons either side?

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    It looks like Hayden is earmarked for the Tiote role.

  • 3 welshgeordie9 // Jul 26, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Where’s Matt Ritchie.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Groin welshy me auld mucka

  • 5 lukes26 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Shelvey’s our “flair” player..much like late career lampard, gerrard or pirlo

    he’s a positive offensively; but a massive liability defensively.

    its essential that he’s surrounded by athletic midfielders, because they have to cover his position

  • 6 Readingmag // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Tiote s off – according to SKY !

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Thanks jail

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Was hoping Sterry would be in the starting lineup to tonight, hope he plays well tonight to stake his claim for first team football.

  • 9 Mr Funk // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    I see the Northern Football correspondent for the Daily Telegraph has tweeted the following:

    Ian Davidson ?@IanDavidsonTF 9m9 minutes ago

    .@OM_Officiel are hoping to conclude the signing of Florian Thauvin from @nufc for £6m. #nufc

    Lets see if this is true

  • 10 Tsunki // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    You didn’t rubbish anybody, Jib? Hmmm…

    7Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Jail meant NUFC manager with the best cv and you knew it
    Footy blogs the last refuge of boring nitpicking pedants”


  • 11 Munster Mag // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Jail, wtf are you on about?? Re your discussions with Lilongwe , I criticised rafa for some of his early work with us, so what. Some of s are smart enough and opinionated enough to call things for what they are, or at least give a strong opinion. Like anyone I am thrilled to have rafa, but for some reason I cant state that IMO, rafa played Sissoko in an odd position in 2-3 games or more, not just leiscester. similarly I cant say he was too defensive v Makems at home???? Or Villa away?? Sorry, is this the ” thou shalt not criticise Rafa, ever” blog ?

  • 12 Ron Knee // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Gamez banned for tonight’s game. Tiote did not travel with strong rumours he is on his way out to the Middle East for a big money move #nufc

  • 13 Tsunki // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Tiote is going to need a new fake driving license and falsified insurance for his new home.

  • 14 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    No promises but this looks a possibility.

    I know I know my record is shite thus far.


    “hope springs eternal in the human breast”

    A quote from An Essay on Man (1734) by Alexander Pope.

  • 15 gaz 44 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Don’t be surprised if this is the line up for the starting game with perhaps gamez coming in.. Rafa said recently he will be starting to play what he feels is his strongest eleven in the friendlys and this can’t be far off that

  • 16 manxpie // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    well tiote was immense on his day but for the wages he must be on and his injury record the last 2 years its probably right for him to go now hopefully a new signing lined up soon then

  • 17 manxpie // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    aye gaz i think that looks about as close to the starting lineup we’ve seen so far apart from ritchie

  • 18 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    You sure you don’t work for the Daily Mail ?
    You’re excellent at selective quotes.
    Slank had earlier referred to his pedantry and took no offence at all.
    Why do you feel the need to involve yourself in dialogue that took place when you weren’t even logged on ?
    Seek help laddy or start talking to your wife

  • 19 manxpie // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    still can’t believe the club don’t show the friendlies i’t bring in extra cash and they obviously film it as they show the highlights!

  • 20 lochinvar // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Tiote is not in the squad and rumours he’s moving on seems to ring true. Maybe China beckons.

    Without Townsend,Tiote,Gina and Moussa not around lets hope the team gels and can impose themselves on opposition without the big time Charlies…

  • 21 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    On Tiote
    The king is dead long live the king
    Young Isaac Hayden that is.

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Is Alex Pritchard of Spurs a defensive Midfielder.

  • 23 Dukis22lt // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    if anyone knows someone who is attending the game please ask them to periscope it. otherwise another disappointment.

  • 24 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Whingeing away on youtube ha ha ha

  • 25 Nufc-83 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Jib if you think that is a valid link then your a bigger idiot than a took you for (which is tough going tbh).

    Welsh Pritchard is an attacking midfielder who generally plays centrally but can play wide also.

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // Jul 26, 2016 at 7:46 PM


    Cheers mate, just though I’d ask because i thought with tiote going that’s why we are being linked with the player.

  • 27 Graeme // Jul 26, 2016 at 8:05 PM

    Tiote allegedly in talks with Al Jazira in UAE!! from SSN

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