5 Changes – Gouffran, Diame And Mitovic Start At Deepdale


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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Preston North End at Deepdale today in our second meeting with the Lilywhites in four days after we won 6-0 at home on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup and DeAndre Yedlin keeps his place as does Mitro up front in the absence of the injured Dwight Gayle.

Teams:

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Karl Darlow; DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Yoan Gouffran; Mohamed Diame; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Matz Sels, Jesus Gamez, Vurnon Anita, Grant Hanley, Achraf Lazaar, Christian Atsu, Ayoze Perez

Preston North End (4-4-2): Chris Maxwell; Alex Baptiste, Tom Clarke (c), Bailey Wright, Greg Cunningham; Paul Gallagher, Ben Pearson, Daniel Johnson, Ben Pringle; Callum Robinson, Jordan Hugill
Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Tommy Spurr, Paul Huntington, Marnick Vermijl, Eoin Doyle, Jermaine Beckford, Simon Makienok

Diame has kept his place probably to get more goal-scoring power up front after his two excellent goals on Tuesday night when he looked like the player we thought we had signed in the summer.

Lascelles and Clark are back in central defense as expected and hard-working Yoan Gouffran comes back in.

Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey are the holding midfielders in the absence of the injured Jack Colback.

That’s five changes form the side that did so well on Tuesday night.

This is what Rafa has said about Preston North End at his press conference yesterday:

“I’m sure that it will be a different game. They will try to amend the result of the other day, they are playing at home and I’m sure that it will be more difficult,”

“We have to approach the game like always with the right mentality or it will be very, very difficult.”

“I think that they made changes and we made changes too, so it will be different teams and a different competition.”

“It’s massively different for them to play at home.” “We have confidence, but we know that it will be tough.”

“They will change players, they are doing well against the top sides so it will be more difficult. They will play at home, with the fans behind, so we know that it will be a tough test.”

“I can see that they were doing well against top sides, and it’s a very dangerous team to play against.”

Almost 8 in 10 Newcastle fans expect us to win this game tonight.

Let’s hope they are right.

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180 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Just add another 5 points to my tally there please Jail.

    firebug666 // Oct 28, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo Lineup

    Darlow

    Yedlin—–Lascelles—–Clark—–Dummet

    Shelvey—–Hayden

    Richie—–Diame—–Gouffran

    Mitrovic

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Gouffran, Diame, Mitrovic

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Preston have dropped their number 1 for our match! The cocky so and so’s

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Repost

    WW

    I meant SAFC were lucky because of Arsenal’s dominance!

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Congratulations, firebug!

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Ron
    Haha I just replied to that on the last one mate haha

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #7

    If we are comfortable after an hour Lazaar and Gamez should get on

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Sunderland taking another beating cant be long till Moyes is sacked I imagine!

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Giroud 2 goals now

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #10

    firebug
    Well done mate….am sure ur cheating like

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  • AncientC

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #11

    5ft 9′ Clarke playing for Preston. 6ft 2′ Mitrovic playing for Newcastle. That’s going to be an interesting duel

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  • firebug666

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Ron

    Cheers Ron. I’m thinking there may be a few winners this week.

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Sunderland completely folded

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #14

    JEEZ
    Arsenal are mauling the filth 1 – 4

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  • firebug666

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #15

    WWSBRD

    Thanks mate, but Shush it a secret! 😀

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  • reilly

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #16

    😆

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #17

    betty – previous post – missed that it was confirmed that Gayle was not travelling – would have crapped out on others as well in the Rafa bingo.

    2 -1 to the Toon.
    Need to get some crosses in for Mitro – something he can run onto.

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Capitulation

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  • cyprus

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Ww
    I know you don’t fancy Mitro, opinion respected. Why exactly though? And did you get a chance to watch his last game? Majestic performance.

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  • Spoof

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail

    Shit, I had that side but I didn’t know that Gayle wasn’t available, I did say that Mitro would play instead, can appeals be made or not lol.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    What does comfortable after an hour mean – drawing/winning/ presumably not losing.
    What does it mean???

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  • firebug666

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Tuff

    0-6 would be comfortable! lol

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  • Shearer.Milburn

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #23

    I cant imagine there’s too many mackems still laughing at us now. We might be in the championship but we are progressing with every match and have Rafa in charge. They have 2 points from 10 games and are relying on David Moyes to save them hahaha

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #24

    You’re going to take some catching firebug666

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  • Budge123

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Got the Bingo bob on I think. But expect many will today.

    Sunderland hahaha.

    Largest crowd of their season 44k.

    We get more to a cup game.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #26

    This is reminiscent of watching the Toon under Mclaren , Pardew and Carver Moyes has got a near enough impossible job only relegation and a proper rebuild is good enough for them now!

    Problem for them is they wont be able to attract a guy of Rafas level in the championship so it will end up being someone like Warnock or Big Sam

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  • TyneMouth

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #27

    An injury, especially to a ‘form’ player, in the run-up to an important match, is obviously a disruption to a coach/manager’s preparation.
    However, it’s a much greater disruption to the preparations of an opposing coach, who in the context of today’s contest, has been preparing a shell-shocked team to compete against a specific opposition player, (who wasn’t part of the 6-1 thrashing!)
    We don’t know when Gayle suffered his injury, (it may have been even before Tuesday’s match)
    Rafa first revealed his concerns yesterday. He has probably been preparing his team in anticipation of Gayle’s absence.
    Simon Grayson’s head is most likely still spinning since Tuesday, Gayle’s non-appearance is a bigger disruption to PNE’s preparation than to Rafa’s…

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Strong line up

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  • Budge123

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #29

    6-0 Tynemouth they didn’t get close to 1

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  • Legolas

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #30

    I must be in the lead for getting 10/11. I think this is the fourth time. I’m not playing any more and I am taking my ball home. Lol.

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #31

    cyprus
    Hes just not pretty enough for me haha

    Nar theres a few reasons mate his immaturity mainly and as a footballer I dont think hes that good

    I did see his last game he was very good but his immaturity was still very clear tbf though I was full of praise for him he needs to keep that level of performance up and grow up then I will likely change my view on him

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #32

    What is rafas obsession with diame???????

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  • WWSBRD

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Shadow
    Because hes a good player and a grafter?

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Arsenal can only be knocked off the top if :-

    Man City beat WBA by 3 clear goals
    Liverpool beat C Pal by 5 clear goals

    I want Liverpool to go top 😀

    What a shambles Sunlun look – that empty stadium at the end – how embarrassing !

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #35

    @Shadow

    To be fair Diame had his best game for us against Preston and looks a totally different player with Mitrovic holding the ball up !

    It will be very physical today so probably has him in there for the battle rather than watching Perez on the deck every 5 seconds !

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  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #37

    SAFC ordeal over.

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  • Budge123

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail – my Bingo entry was in thread ‘Newcastle my home ‘ 5th or 6th post I think.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Why is it Sunderland fans NEVER get pelters for their attitude towards their team!!??

    Toon fans boo or do any kind of moaning and the main stream media are straight on it blaming the fans for the teams struggles especially that fanny Souness

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  • Jib

    Oct 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Legolas // Oct 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM
    I must be in the lead for getting 10/11. I think this is the fourth time.

    Perhaps Jail will give you a silver medal
    😎

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