Matt Ritchie And DeAndre Yedlin Return – Strong Newcastle Lineup Against Tottenham


Rafa Benitez has just named the Newcastle team to play at Wembley tonight in the FA Cup Final.

Sorry I got that wrong.

🙂

Rafa Benitez has just named the Newcastle team to play at Wembley tonight in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur.

Unless Newcastle can snap out of some poor form since we reached 41 points by beating Arsenal 2-1 at St. James Park we could continue our losing streak.

Here’s the team Rafa has selected.

So it’s what most of us expected – reverting back to the team that had played several games in a row and was the lineup against West Brom.

Let’s hope we can take something out of this game.

Matt Ritchie and DeAndre Yedlin make a return to the side

Here’s what Rafa has said about the game and what we have to do to get back on track:

“When Tottenham were playing in the FA Cup and the game was postponed, we knew the rearranged date could be a bad one for us, because Chelsea and Tottenham could both be fighting for something.”

“And that is the reality.” “But it’s good for us to play against top sides and it’s an extra motivation, so we will try to find the positive way.”

“My message is easy. I have told them, the media and everyone that it has been a great season for us – a fantastic season. And why has it been so good?”

“Because we have been working as a team, we were together and everybody knew what they had to do. The work-rate and intensity was key for us, and now we have to do the same because it is what we have done to be where we are.”

“And we have to try and continue this idea.”

“They knew at halftime – talking before the game about how to approach it, and we did exactly the opposite,”

“I think everybody knows they are professional, and clever enough to know that it is not the way they have to play.”

“They changed in the second half – attitude, with the ball, without the ball. It was much better and what we were expecting.”

“I think they know, as I always say, we can win, lose or draw against any team but we have to show desire, show commitment, show passion and play good football if we can.”

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Howay The Lads!!


222 comments so far

  • AncientC

    May 9, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Tottenham: Lloris (C), Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.
    Subs: Vorm, Rose, Alderweireld, Foyth, Lamela, Lucas, Llorente.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #2

    52 Minutes to KO

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  • AncientC

    May 9, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #3

    How about Ross Barkley next season as reimbursement for winning this one.

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  • manxpie

    May 9, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Thought sisko was injured
    Thankfully manquillo is back out!
    2-1 to us perez winner and a shelvey screamer ( its got to happen at some point)

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  • DaveD1000

    May 9, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #5

    fingers crossed manx

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 9, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail for Ashley
    May 9, 2018 at 1:34 PM
    Comment #29
    What type of lunatic football club would hire Steve Mclaren these days??

    Well Newcastle did.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Team

    Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Martin Dúbravka; DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Lejeune, Paul Dummett; Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diamé, Kenedy; Ayoze Pérez; Dwight Gayle.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Javier Manquillo, Massadio Haïdara, Isaac Hayden, Mikel Merino, Jacob Murphy, Joselu.

    Have to go out so.

    HWTL HWTF HWTR HWTBRS

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 9, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    This is our strongest team by a mile at the moment ! Anyone who seems to come in place of these players seems to lack the work rate , intensity or quality such as Murphy , Manquillo, Atsu and even Merino looks short of the quality required recently! Probably due to not getting enough game time

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 9, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #9

    And 40 Minutes to KO

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Yes welsh me auld Lyle and Tate, that was my point.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    May 9, 2018 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Daft bet tonight 1..1 or 3..1 toon more in hope enjoy the match lads

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 9, 2018 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #12

    NUFC 360
    @NUFC360
    It has actually caught me by surprise this, but Ayoze Perez has scored eight goals this season and provided five assists. #NUFC’s top scorer and joint top assists. (Ritchie has five as well). Perez just sneaks up on you. Hugely underrated.

    Think the 8 goals mentioned is all competitions. Think it’s 6 in the league, either way he is still top scorer.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 9, 2018 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #13

    I like Perez I think if we get better players that create more space for him and better quality chances he will get goals no 10 is a hard role for him as teams are marking him out the game and he doesn’t always have quality ahead of him to make space!

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 9, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Of course it was jail.

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  • Mag52

    May 9, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Let’s hope there are more rumours concerning the lovely Amanda during the close season. It’s so nice to see her smiling face that there needn’t be any more substance behind the rumours than there is behind 95% of the players we will supposedly be looking to buy.
    HWTL – IRWT. Good luck lads this evening.

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  • VanToonMan

    May 9, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #16

    I am very surprised that Merino does not get any starts even after we have guaranteed safety.

    He is top quality and surely should be bed in. Would like to see him as No. 10 with Perez up top for a change.

    A midfield 3 of shelvey diame and merino would really bring some much needed creativity.

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  • Tsunki

    May 9, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Thought we’d get wummed by mackems but never thought we’d be pestered by a demoted swans fan.

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  • VanToonMan

    May 9, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Why do you guys think Rafa doesn’t give him any starts even now?

    (Also any links for tonight?)

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  • Tsunki

    May 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Cue jib…tsunki, don’t you ever get tired of…blah…blah…

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  • Tsunki

    May 9, 2018 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #21

    No doubt spurs will be busting a gut for this one and will have unhappy memories of us humiliating them not long ago but it would be great to spoil their cl party a bit. Rafa obviously not sending the reserves out to get trod on.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 9, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Cannot see us getting anything tonight 4 – 0 to Spurs.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2018 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #23

    C’mon

    Hwtl
    Hwtf

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  • Dennis Twice

    May 9, 2018 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • gallowgate87

    May 9, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone got a decent link for the game?

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  • magic hat

    May 9, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #26
  • gallowgate87

    May 9, 2018 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Thanks mate

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  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #30

    The Spirz team look nervous

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  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Rafa looks in a jolly mood

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  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Sissoko starts

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  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Pochetinno goes with a 4 – 2 – 3 – 1-

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  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #35

    minus –

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36
  • Jib

    May 9, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Swarbrick is one of these limelight grabbers
    The curse of English refereeing

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  • Munster Mag

    May 9, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Htl

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 9, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #39

    What a bummer, .co.uk have changed their log in set up and I’m not receiving the confirmation e mail 🙁

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  • ben.g

    May 9, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    That ripple link is a good one magic hat

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