Yedlin, Perez And Mitrovic Start Against Cardiff City


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Rafa Benitez has just announced the Newcastle team to play Cardiff City at St. James’ Park this afternoon in a game we are expected to win, but you never know in the Championship.

We almost got the team right this week, but Ayoze Perez is in the number 10 role rather than Dwight Gayle – close but no banana.

🙂

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

So Aleksandar Mitrovic keeps his place in the 4-2-3-1 line-up even though top scorer Dwight Gayle is fit again after his hamstring problems and Dwight is on the bench – i’s a very strong bench again.

Yedlin keeps his place after two good performances at right back and maybe that’s because Rafa wants to use DeAndre’s attacking qualities for this game.

And even though Jack Colback is OK young Issac Hayden continues to partner Jonjo Shelvey in the holding midfield positions.

This is what Rafa has said about Cardiff City prior to this game:

“We know it is a team that has changed a little bit.”  “They have a manager with great experience in the Championship and we expect a tough game.”

“Everyone knows they are improving – their attitude, their motivation. They won against Nottingham Forest two weeks ago and did really well.

“I am sure that Warnock will be wanting to play in front of our 52,000 fans, and he will have a plan.”

He is clever, and he will try to stop us playing our football. They will try to play the type of football they want to play – maybe counter-attack, maybe pressing high.”

“We have been working on different options and hopefully we can keep our level.”

Almost 9 in 10 Newcastle fans expect us to win this game tonight.

If we don’t win it will therefore be a huge disappointment for our fans before the International break, so let’s hope we can get our 8th win in a row today.

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Howay The Lads!!

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158 comments so far

  • Budge123

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Got 10.
    Anita did me.
    Have to get the 3-0 result right!

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  • Vask

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    C’mon!

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  • Budge123

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Actually 8 lol.
    Said there were 3 that were 5050 and got all 3 wrong!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Miles out as usual!

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  • Jib

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Good attacking positive selection.

    I should give more credence to what Rafa says in his presser’s.

    I thought he was playing mind games with Warnock but every player in that side was mentioned by the Boss yesterday.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m abroad this week, so going to try and catch the game in a bar. What is the name of that streaming channel where we can pick up BBC Radio Newcastle from outside of the country?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    LR
    Spreaker

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    No banana ha ha

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #9

    That’s it. Cheers, Jail.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    I got 10 out of 11 in the rafa bingo. Only one I got wrong was gayle for mitrovic.
    I did afterwards realise & state rafa was saying gayle is fit to unsettle warnock, so warnock wouldn’t know which set up to go with. & Mitrovic is going to start today.
    Still, I’m happy enough with 10 out of 11.

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  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Think I’ve got it:
    Chancel be a fine thing // Nov 5, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    rafa bingo line up:
    darlow
    yedlin lascelles clark dummett
    shelvey hayden
    atsu perez le goof
    mitro

    Madison on the previous post also got it.

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  • Jib

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope the Magpies are humping the Bluebirds (what a mental image ! ) by half-time and Lazaar gets some game time.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    I haven’t seen mitrovic & perez play togther for a very long time. Mainly cause mitrovic hasn’t been getting games. These two had a great understand & link up. This could be an exciting game.

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  • Charlietoon

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Speaker charge ten quid now. Go to toon army USA Facebook page and they will have a radio link.

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  • Geordie Dane

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Spreaker one is down, do anyone have an alternative, perhaps through reddit.
    If i remenber correctly it had a redirect last time.

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  • Thump

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #16

    nufctv, £4 a month, BBC Radio Newcastle regardless of location.

    Not a bad little investment for those who don’t have access.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    rafa really must not fancy mbemba he’s not getting a look in

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Manxpie,
    No he doesn’t does he, surely he’s not still miffed about that own goal.

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  • dem

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #19

    First ever entry to Rafa Bingo. A piece of cake this like, haha.

    dem // Nov 5, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Rafa Bingo

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Shelvey Hayden
    Atsu Perez Gouffran
    Mitrovic

    Score – 3-0

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Wow, would have had it if I chose the more obvious Dummett for Lazaar. Oh well, let’s win this game lads.

    HWTL

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #21

    i must be the 1 in 10 then as i expect nothing but our players to try there hardest !

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  • TyneMouth

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #22

    9 out of 11, again.
    However it was probably better than Warnock’s guess.
    Rafa, master of the Mind Games…

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  • Jib

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #23

    Shadow_Shearer // Nov 5, 2016 at 2:14 PM
    I haven’t seen mitrovic & perez play togther for a very long time.

    You must have missed the cuptie against PNE a fortnight ago

    Perez came on for Ritchie halfway through the second half – Mitro already had 2 goals and Ayoze got the 6th in extra time.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib, Ayoze came on the wing, I’m sure he meant that they haven’t played together in the number 9 and 10 roles.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Charlietoon, cheers, although I can’t see a link on their page.

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  • AncientC

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26
  • colwell

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Cardiff haven’t got that bad a side. Hoilett Lambart and Richardson can cause problems Bamba at the back is strong and good in the air.
    I still think we will get 3 points but a close game 2-1

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Excellent dem,
    That puts you joint second 😀

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #29

    http://mixlr.com/rarestpepe/

    That’s the link for the first half

    http://www.mixlr.com/rarestpepe1

    That’s the link for the second half

    ACCORDING TO TOON ARMY USA on Facebook

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  • dem

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Cheers Jail. Will be going for the summit when the next Rafa Bingo comes round/

    Another radio link for pre-match build up.

    http://mixlr.com/rarestpepe2/

    Change to this for match commentary.

    http://mixlr.com/rarestpepe

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  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Mitro and perez started together in the 9/10 at qpr.

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  • MadisonToon

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Yes!!!! First five points. Let’s hope we run out solid winners as I’ve got money on us by 3+. Might be a good day for me 🙂

    “MadisonToon // Nov 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darlow . . . . . . . . . . . .
    . Yedlin . Lascelles . Clark . Dummett .
    . . . . . . . . Hayden . . Shelvey . . . . . . . .
    . Atsu . . . . . . . Perez . . . . . . Gouffran .
    . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitrovic . . . . . . . . . . . .

    I feel good about all but Yedlin and Perez. We’ll see what the gaffer has up his sleeve. HWTL.”

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  • Jib

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #33

    John Anderson left Ireland for England when he was 17 and still has a Dublin accent you can cut with a knife !
    😀

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  • SUTTY1978

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Reckon Perez will bag a couple today. Mitro probably won’t get much in the air but he will keep both centre backs occupied, leaving Perez to pick up the scraps.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #35

    We need to sign Ince and I’m sure many would agree

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  • manxpie

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #36

    nah jail it can’t be but there must be something about his game he doesn’t like
    i said last season he seemed to get away without any criticism for plenty of mistakes where as if it was willo he’d be getting death threats!
    tbf clark and lascelles have been solid but thought he’d still be ahead of hanley

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  • Dennis Twice

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • firebug666

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Only 750 Cardiff fans have travelled to SJP? is that true?

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  • Bambams

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #39

    No bloody stream over in the Canaries and I have had to borrow the wife’s mobile after leaving mine in the hotel.
    Mackems on later so hopefully see them battered later….

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 5, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #40

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