Jesus Gamez, Ayoze Perez And Daryl Murphy All Start


Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the important tonight at the Madejski Stadium against Reading and Jesus Gamez will make a rare start at right back tonight with Ayoze Perez coming in for Mo Diame in the number 10 position.



With DeAndre Yedlin and Vurnon Anita starting at right back in the last two game sit’s a surprise that Gamez comes in but he must have been playing well in training and he is now fully fit of course.

That looks like two changes from the side that won 3-1 at Huddersfield on Saturday and Dwight Gayle is again on the bench.

This is what Rafa said yesterday about the Reading game and about the way the team has reacted over the last week or so:

“Reading will try to keep the ball, and play with high tempo. They’re a team that likes to have possession.”

“The players. You cannot win games – at home or away – without the commitment of the players, and their understanding of the things you are trying to do.”

“As a manager, you are always trying to do this or do that, but it depends on them – and their response has been fantastic during the whole season.”

“The other day, the work-rate of the team was fantastic. Looking at the players at the end – the way that they celebrated, the connection with the fans – you could see that everybody was pushing.”

“It is really pleasing, because you can see the response from your players.”

“We have to be sure every single player, member of staff and every fan knows there is still nothing won. We have to carry on.”

“It was great the way the players celebrated at the end with the fans.” “We are seeing a response from our players.”

About seven in ten fans think we can win this game tonight and make it three great away wins in succession against top five teams.

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201 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Blackett, McShane (c), Moore, Van den Berg, Kelly, Mutch, McCleary, Grabban, Kermorgant.

    Jaakkola, Evans, Beerens, Swift, Obita, Williams, Popa.

    4-3-3 (I am guessing)

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Lee Ryder?Verified account @lee_ryder 8s8 seconds ago
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    Yedlin has a minor knock #nufc

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Hahahaha!

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  • Budge123

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Gamez has looked dreadful every time I’ve seen him . hope tonight is different!

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  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Well Gamez starting has thrown all the bingos out the window!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Bet nobody got that line-up.

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  • AncientC

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Great chance for Gamez to make the position his own, or at the very least number 2, meaning we can shift Anita on.

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #8

    I think Rafa does it on purpose to thwart us!

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  • yorkymag

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #9

    What did Anita do wrong ???

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    “Anita took a knock at weekend, so no surprises to see him out of team but Gamez is an interesting inclusion. Yedlin has a minor knock #nufc”

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  • cyprus

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #11

    I think this is the one we lose. Still, thrilled with our 6 pointers.

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  • yorkymag

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #12

    He’s on he bench Ron seems a strange one

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  • supermac69

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Well we’ll señor gamez has come oot the woodwork, anyone any idea as to our bench..?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Anita played crap against Huddersfield.

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  • toontaff2

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Jesus, Jesus is playing. 😆
    0 bingos toneet!

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  • TudorCrisps

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Wow

    Seems a team to grind out a draw untill subs come on, interesting

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Subs: Elliot, Hanley, Astu, Diame, Gayle, Mbemba, Anita.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Ha ha ha! Rafa confounds us all yet again. Nobody – and I mean nobody – saw that coming. No place for Mbemba even at right back, so looks like he’s on his way out. Difficult to argue Rafa’s choices though when he keeps winning. Not the team I’d go for, but he gets it right more often than not. See how it goes I suppose. No links then?

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #19
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Twelve games tonight – cannot see Brighton slipping up against Rotherham.
    Fulham might get a result against Leeds and hopefully Villa will beat Huddersfield.

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  • toontaff2

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Mbemba on the bench

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  • toontaff2

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Mbemba on the bench

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  • roblee7

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #23

    3-0 tonight. Ritchie 2 and Gamez with a last minute scorpion kick from the half way line

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Who is this mbemba fella then?

    Attack toon, attack attack

    Hwtl

    Hwtf

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  • benjohnsen

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Link anyone?

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  • roblee7

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #26

    toontaff2 – You have just changed my prediction, Mbemba last minute screamer from 40 yards, not the Gamez scorpion kick 😀

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  • yorkymag

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Ron
    He wasn’t crap from my seat
    Never stopped running under massive pressure

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #28

    yorky

    I agree with Mister T @14.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #29

    That makes my result checker pretty easy this week 😀

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  • toontaff2

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #30

    1-5
    Clark, Murph, Perez, Gayle 2!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #31

    34 Minutes 20 seconds

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  • Dennis Twice

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • jimmygscot

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Mbemba could be cover for Colback especially if he gets an early booking.
    Surprised to see Ritchie being risked as he cannor afford another booking.

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  • supermac69

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #34

    That’s me debut bingo up the spout ?, as Lang as we win and udders get a draw then happy days
    Hwtl

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  • Shoulders knees

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Pleased for you JAIL 😉

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  • roblee7

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #36

    5-1 would be nice! we murdered Reading at home didn’t we? Or have I imagined that?

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Reading have only lost twice at home this season, apparently.

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  • toontaff2

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Colback’s on 9 bookings, too!
    Quick poll,who hopes the Ginger Pirlo gets his 10th, tonight? 💡

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  • Wayayman

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Beamback to SJP but no streams anywhere? How does that work?

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  • TudorCrisps

    Mar 7, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #40

    Wey a na it’s optimistic but stuck a 5a on 0-7 to us at 250/1. Stranger things have happened

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