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Newcastle vs Blackburn – Teams – Enrique Starts

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Keven Keegan has made a couple of changes from the side which was beaten by Manchester United last weekend.

Jose Enrique comes in for Charles N’Zogbia at left back and Charles drops to the bench. Steve Harper of course replaces the injured Shay Given in goal. Jose will probably be marking Blackburn’s impressive David Bentley.

Damien Duff plays against the club he spent 7 seasons with, and Nicky Butt, Joey Barton and James Milner complete our midfield four. With Emre and Viduka still out injured, Kevin had his hands tied a little as far as the team selection for this week.

Oba Martins returns to the bench with Alan Smith, as half expected, again partnering Newcastle captain Michael Owen up front.


Jose Enrique – gets a rare start today

It seems that Kevin is keeping faith with most of the players that have failed to capture a win for him in the last few games. We’re pleased to see 22 year old Jose given a chance, and we trust he will take it.

Andy Carroll is again on the bench, and will no doubt be given a run out in the second half. Andy did very well last week and set up Abdoulaye Faye’s goal nicely. Fraser Forster comes in as substitute goalkeeper with Shay being out injured.

Charles N’Zogbia who makes a rare appearance on the bench will be useful as a substitute. He can come on and give some penetration up front if we need that during the game, and we’re sure he’ll get a good reception from the Newcastle faithful.

Come on the lads!


Newcastle United FC:
Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Steven Taylor, James Milner, Damien Duff, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton, Michael Owen (c), Alan Smith
Subs: Fraser Forster, Andy Carroll, Oba Martins, Claudio Cacapa, Charles N’Zogbia

Blackburn Rovers FC: Brad Friedel, Andre Ooijer, Stephen Warnock, Christopher Samba, Brett Emerton, Roque Santa Cruz, Benni McCarthy, David Bentley, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Zurab Khizanishvili, Steven Reid
Subs: Jason Brown, Tugay, Aaron Mokoena, Matt Derbyshire, Jason Roberts

Referee: Rob Styles
Attendance: tbc

99 comments so far

  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #81

    I checked that before, some game from Italy.

  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #82

    “The Newcastle defence are showing signs of nerves now. To be fair, matters weren’t helped when Butt gave away the ball needlessly.”

    F***K OFF BUTT!

  • shay is shit

    Mar 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #83

    thank god shay is injured

  • Howie

    Mar 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #84

    i never thought id see the day i wud support spurs or boro. doesnt feel right.

  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #85

    Obafan2: it is not working. it just keeps preparing the channel.

  • Ash

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #86

    scott9, try refreshing the page.

  • ObaFan2

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #87

    Yeah noticed on the other tvants took 10-15 minutes to load 🙁

  • scott 9

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #88

    yeah andy mine dont look like its gonna work i think im just gonna sack it of and listen to sky sports

  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #89

    Perhaps this will work for the 2nd half; it starts buffering but it is going very slow. Lets hope…


  • Oztoonfan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #90

    i live in australia we get every game on pay tv we can choose what we wanna watch it awesome gonna go watch second half 🙂

  • Obafan

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #91

    No not working

  • GP

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #92

    Oh well I’m gonna watch the Rangers game, guess we’ll have to wait for match of the day or football first.

  • Carr is shite

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #93

    Duff crosses for Newcastle, the ball hits Ooijer on the arm but Rob Styles decides its not a penalty. WE were robbed of a penalty…..

  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #94

    ash are you watching the mtch???

  • YongMalaysia

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #95

    i wanna watch this match, anyone know which channel at TvAnys got live? plzzzz

  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #96

    oh shit, 2 – 0 to the brummies

  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #97

    we just cant score

  • Dragoner

    Mar 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #98

    shit 3-0

  • richie

    Mar 3, 2008 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #99

    its go so bad i can only be positive, facts are 4th from bottom will do,,,the obvious then is a huge shift in players in the summer, we need a tall commanding mid .would love carrick.we should keep barton is see potential hes been tru alot and i think he can come good.my dream team for next season

    bridge taylor campbell brown
    bentley carrick van der vaart duff
    owen crouch

    bench: barton, harper,huddlestone,kilgallon,martins


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