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Shearer Likely To Change Side Around For Stoke Game

As we’ve mentioned a few times this season, to get some solace from the first team’s terrible results, we’ve concentrated on some of the great youngsters Newcastle now have at the club – it helps to cheer us up in times of need – and there have been far too many of those this season. 😀


Andy Carroll – could get a start on Saturday

And Richard Money, who was hired last summer has done a great job at the club this season, with the youngsters and seems to be so well quipped to lead the youngsters through the Youth and Reserves sides to the first team, in the coming seasons.

That of course is a key strategy for Newcastle United, which will be unaffected if we do get relegated.

On Monday night, in front of a good crowd of 1,457 fans, two goals from Andy Carroll secured the victory as first-team fringe stars played alongside out up and coming youngsters like Nile Ranger, Jonny Godsmark and Mark Doninger.

And the team spirit at the club seems to be on the up – as Alan Shearer gets that Newcastle spirit going at the cluyb as we try to get ourselves out of trouble. The Newcastle fans of course, who themselves are legendary, will have a huge part to play in the coming matches.

Richard Money talked to the Evening Chronicle:

“At different times the senior lads have played for us.” “It hasn’t been too often, but when they have they have always been very good.”

“David Edgar gives us experience at the back and Alan Smith is always good value in the middle of the field.” “Alan is great with the younger players.”

“Whenever Andy Carroll has played with the reserves, he’s normally come off the pitch as a goalscorer.”

There’s a good chance that Alan Shearer will give the Gateshead-born striker a start against Stoke City, maybe at the expense of Oba Martins, and Andy is so keen to play and help Newcastle right now, we think that would be a good and brave move by the new Newcastle manager.

Alan cannot just just keep playing  players who are not producing, and we’re sure that Coloccini will get the chop on Saturday, and we expect a back four of   Taylor Beye Bassong and Enrique.

Taylor will be Steven if fit, and if not we thought Ryan did a decent job on Saturday, although Alan seems keen on Canadian youngster David Edgar, but whether Alan can risk him because of his inexperience is another question. The lad has spirit galore, as he’s proved that when he’s played for Newcastle in the past.

Alan may also elect to keep Habib Beye in the middle of defense, where he played just great last Saturday, and his experience will be needed there. Habib will be a key player for Newcastle though the end of the season, and we know this player gives everything in every single game for the club.

We don’t know who will be fit for Saturday but we also feel that Danny Guthrie may have a chance of a start on Saturday – so how about this team for Saturday:

Taylor Beye Bassong Enrique
Lovenkrands Butt Guthrie Gutierrez
Carroll Owen

That’s a controversial team, we know, but it could also  be the best we can put out on current form. Let’s know what you think could be our best team for the vital Stoke City game.

Comments always welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    dont really like your team Ed





    oh and Stoke isn’t a must win or even a must not win if we lose it’s ok evn when we need 4 wins because……




  • AndyNUFC

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Steven Taylor,Bassong and Barton coming back for us will be vital to our survival. If we had a fully fit squad then we should be fine.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #3

    not forgetting this seasons

    2-1 win 😀

  • Gunners

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #4

    I can see you winning against Spurs. But the key matches are against Stoke(tricky), Boro and Portsmouth.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5


    By the way Bennytoon look watch it 😉

  • ian

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    I would prefer Martins and Carroll upfront, Duff, Jonas, Guthrie and Lua in midfield, Edgar Bassong, Taylor and Beye defense.

    Bring on Owen at half time to replace Carroll

  • Doocey

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Carroll will start I’d suspect.

    Lads, now you can register on my site.
    Sorry aboutt he delay!
    All set now 😉

  • batty

    Apr 8, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #8

    DOOCEY no one can log in to your blog m8

  • bennytoon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #9

    well done doocey- You write exactly the same stuff as on here and then everyone posts the same waffle. what a waste of time!

  • Doocey

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #10

    You shoudl be able to register now Batty.
    ironically enough i have these posted before Ed has.

    We’ve actually got a followinig on the interent too unlike Spurs fans. I haven’t come across one good site.

  • bennytoon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #11

    doocey-spursodyssey is an award winning site and spurscommunity,COYS are good too. All with over 1000 registered members.Makes a mockery of the 50 or so that comment on this blog.

  • broon ale

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #12

    moobs.. you’re one of the 50. idiot

  • sahota

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Hey guys let Benny enjoy his lonely life. Give him a break.

    Can you give whats on your mind about relegation. I mean do you think we will survive if YES why ? if NO why ? I just created a small page for just fun sake and to know what we all think.


  • Doocey

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Exactly Benny, a forum where most are probably Spybots that advertise on it to make enough to keep the site going. You must of got kicked off it if you’re on here? Thought so.

    Sahota, trying to make more money I see 😛

  • ThaiMag

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #15



  • RyanToon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #16





  • richyg01

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    4-3-3 a must!



    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18


    at 60min, sub carroll for xisco, owen for gutherie (switch place with nolan), duff for r.tay

    there are goals in this team

  • chuck

    Apr 8, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #19

    You must be joking Ed.
    Butt, Guthrie and Carroll, would`nt make it to most clubs benches, I will say Butt can play for forty five minutes and would be valuable coming of the bench, the other two fogedaboudit !

    It`s not like we have a bunch of talented players to choose from, in fact it`s a shit team, put together from other peoples rejects and the only thing they have in common is they came CHEAP.
    As for Colo, beginning to look like our great french defender we got from Rangers.
    If the club survives the drop,even if they dont this club needs a clearout of both rubbish players and those past there sell by date.
    Sure you cant find someone to buy the team Mike ?

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed and everyone else who puts Lovenkrands on the wing – He is f***** awful there.

    To people who put Nolan and Ryan Taylor even on the bench, go down the hospital and get your heads checked!

    I want to see:


    Maybe Ranger instead of Carroll because Carroll is so slow.

  • Toonmania

    Apr 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #21

    who will you be supporting bennytoon when we play you spuds? i suppose you will go for the winning team, so with that in mind you might as well come out of your toon closest and wear your black and white stripes with pride

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 8, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Bendyloon doesn’t deserve to be a toon fan.

  • chuck

    Apr 9, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Having picked people like Guthrie and Carroll as first team players, niether do you TOM_TOON.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Whatever you muppet, you rate Nolan ahead of Guthrie.

    O’dear, get a clue.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh an Colo in defensive midfield, oh dear. Did you watch the game v Man City? Guess not.

    Guthrie is a great young player.

  • chuck

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #26

    And you are certainly no judge of talent.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh dear, I am much more of a one than you.


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