Shelvey, Gouffran And Gayle Start At Derby


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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the tough away game at Derby County this afternoon and there’s a surprise with Jonjo Shelvey starting for Newcastle in midfield.

Newcastle: Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Colback, Gouffran, Diame, Gayle
Subs: Darlow, Yedlin, Lazaar, Clark, Hayden, Perez, Mitrovic

So there goes our theory of Shelvey only starting in home games.

🙂

Newcomers Yedlin and Lazaar are on the bench and it’s rare that Isaac Hayden doesn’t start for Newcastle these days.

But Rafa is relying on players he knows at the club and will likely introduce the more recent arrivals slowly over the next few games and as we know – there are plenty of games coming up thick and fast.

It’s close to the team we had but we had Gamez at left back and Hayden in for Shelvey.

This is what Rafa Benitez has said about Derby County:

“I think they’re a good team. They have a good manager with experience, and I think that they will be at the top. How high, I don’t know, but they will be at the top end of the table,”

“We know that they have experience in this league, and they were doing really well. When you have a good team, it’s just a question of time that they will start performing.”

“Hopefully they can wait another week, we can do well, get three points and after, I will wish them all the best.”

“It’s always important to keep winning. When you talk about winning mentality, it’s not just that you are winning, it’s also that you approach every game thinking ‘we can win – we have to win’.

“It’s football, so anything can happen, but to go with the confidence that you can win is crucial if you want to stay at the top. We have this mentality.”

About seven fans in ten think we can get a win at the iPro Stadium today.

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We need the win this afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!



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235 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Colback is a surprise, though I guess it makes sense away from home.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • Malta Mag

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #3

    A little surprised that Colback is playing ahead of Hayden but I’m not in the anti Colback camp and always think he gives 100%. Quite an attacking look about us to be honest, even on the bench.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Only surprise for me is colback instead of hayden imo.

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  • geordie157

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Strong side and bench, would ve liked Hayden over Colback.

    Lets get those 3 points, pressure is already building on Pearson an early Toon goal and the crowd will be on their backs.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Atsu doesnt make the bench? Not a fan of that tbh

    Hughes starting for Derby as well is a worry but we are certainly strong enough to batter them

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  • Jib

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #7
  • GloucesterGeordie

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Armstrong and toney both scored 😀

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  • worthing magpiee

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Armstrong just scored

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  • neverwin

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Colback NO NO NO.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Arma has scored

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Looks like atsu and murph might have to wait for a home game before they get thier chance.

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  • MassiveG

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Is it not on Sky??

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #14

    yes there is links on vipbox

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  • Bambams

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Rafa said you have to keep players motivated…..

    I must admit I fear all the fouls Colback gives away in stupid areas

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  • Jib

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Christian Atsu and Daryl Murphy not even on bench
    So will probably start against QPR

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Surprised Colback is starting

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Tbf we have a lot of games in a short space of time so I imagine Rafa is using the squad

    Shame for me because I wanted to see the strongest possible team (which I dont think this is) but its a smart move

    Its quite possible we will see Ritchie sat on the bench and Atsu starting in the next week Id guess

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  • Bambams

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #19

    As it stands I think the mackems are in bottom two……

    Just saying …..

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #20

    40bettyswallocks // Sep 10, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Belfast…… I think he’s ok now. He was in Yorkshire last night and obviously very distressed. His Yorkshire pal asked him , “What’s tha crying for cock?” He replied, “Yes”

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Surely this must be our toughest set of games this season Brighton, Derby, QPR, Villa and Norwich and twice against Wolves in there too

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #22

    what a bench though

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib
    Two for yer man Scott Hogan today.

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  • Legolas

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #24

    As others have said I am surprised to that Colback is starting but I am not to unhappy as we are playing away he will brake play up.

    HWTL

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Legolas

    The worry about Colback is that he might also try to break their players up. Hope he keeps his head today.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Any links?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s funny, I was thinking of a league for guessing the correct line up earlier today, five points for a correct guess, I bet not one single blogger had Colback in. I was way out, Murphy not even on the bench.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #28

    i wouldnt look at it as colback starting for hayden. Its more like benetiz is giving hayden a rest (even though he had a week off) and colback is playing that role. rafa said he is gonna mix it up to keep players healthy. This is another example. I think gouf gets the start because i see lazar and yedlin coming on in the 2nd half and he wants the defensive cover.

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  • IITianToon

    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Links guys??

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail

    I’d have been one player out from the starting line up (colback), but at best I would have had 4 bench players correct. Rafa keeping everyone guessing.

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  • santoon

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #31

    http://goatdee.net/162127/watch-derby-vs-newcastle-united

    dont know if it works thought offline atm

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #33

    There’s a site called World Sports Streaming, that also works as an app if downloaded twice apparently, but it has links to all the sport channels everywhere. Might be worth a try for some of you.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Go on little Hudders beating the mighty Leeds in their back yard. 16 points on the board.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #35

    3-1 toon today is my punt

    See y’all later if we win, if we lose speak when everyone has found their dummies

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  • Jib

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Blackers
    Brentford top 4 tonight methinks

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  • JamesToon

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Christ huddersfield are flying? Anyone reckon they’ll go up?? Very cosmopolitan these days

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Anita at RB again?????? Why buy Gamez??? Where the F is Mitro?? Bizaaareeeee line up…lets see.

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  • so-far-king-quick

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #39

    A website called first row sports might be worth a punt aswell i alwsys used to use it had 6-7 different links most of them decent but thankfully i was gifted with my mates sky go details so looking forward to todays game ama go 3-0 to us

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 10, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Should be a belter tonight and Derby will be fired up. Still think we can win though, 3-1 just for laughs. Arma kicks off with another debut goal to nick all three points. 😉 Nice to see Toney score as well. A good day so far, let’s cap it off. Howay the lads!!!!!!!!!

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