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Michael Owen Fit – On The Bench – Lovenkrands, Edgar Start


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Newcastle manager Alan Shearer is forced to change his back four with Habib Beye (hamstring) and Sebastien Bassong (suspended) not being available, and as expected David Edgar and Fabricio Coloccini come in for this crucial game.

And Damien Duff maintains his place at left back, with Jose Enrique on the bench, and that’s a good move by Alan, given Damien is more than solid there, and Jose hasn’t played for 3 weeks.

As we had hoped, Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands replaces Jonas Gutierrez in midfield, and Peter can score goals of course, which we need today.

And the good news is that captain Michael Owen (groin) has passed a late fitness test and takes his place on the bench.

We’re not sure he’s 100%  fit for today, but no doubt Alan will use Michael in the second half if we need goals.

Michael – on a personal note – this is a great chance for you to save Newcastle if you get on today – please play out of your skin for the team.

The bench is strong, but Nile Ranger didn’t make it – these lads Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez are on the bench and any one of them could turn out to be the hero for the Magpies today – as long as someone does. 😀

Our hopes are sky high, but our reality, in truth, is quite low as far as a win goes – but we’ll take the miracle today.

Howay The Lads!!

TEAMS:

Aston Villa: Brad Friedel, James Milner, Nicky Shorey, Curtis Davies, Carlos Cuellar, Gareth Barry, Craig Gardener, Stilyan Petrov, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Young, John Carew
Subs: Steve Sidwell, Nathan Delfouneso, Zat Knight, Emile Heskey, Nigel Reo-Coker, Brad Guzan, Marc Albrighton

Newcastle United: Steve Harper, David Edgar, Damien Duff, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Peter Lovenkrands, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka
Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez

Referee: Chris Foy
Attendance: tbc


485 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #441

    players reations, slow and paceless, oh you mean after the game, well Taylor looked gutted, surprise surprise and most others went to count their money and contact their agents! (well thats my guess anyway)

    Soren, sad to say we (at NUFCblog) spotted it but no one at NUFC seemed to!

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  • komfort

    May 24, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #442

    this is one of worst days of my life without doubt..

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  • NicoGF

    May 24, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #443

    Let’s remind my words:

    ‘Yes we can stay up. If we look at our goal difference it’s reasonably good comparing it with Hull’s, and if we talking probabilities, yes Hull will lose to Man Utd, Sunderland will lose to Chelsea, but let’s not forget we must do our bit too…… and if we also talk probabilities, our loss against Aston Villa is a probability although they are in ..bad form(?!). That’s the reason I’ve been so insistent, I believe we can beat them with Nacho… you will have to endure my annoyance for one more week, it’s not too much to ask at all.. so we basically want everything to go ‘according to plan’.. But we forget how unlikely a win is on Sunday.’

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #444

    LATINAMERICATOON its was FF on bbc1 basically that he is gutted that the club is where it has been going for the last few years, it needs a total rebuild and stability, and when asked if he was staying he is going to have talks with Ma and then the ball is in his court.

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  • Daniel Petersen

    May 24, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #445

    I just can’t believe we’re down.

    I’m really worried as to what Ashley is going to do. Is anyone else worried about administration? I know it’s been mentioned in the always reliable press.

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  • Dulcinera

    May 24, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #446

    On the positive side at least Ameobi is now where he deserves to be

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  • braintreemag

    May 24, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #447

    ryantoon
    need to get in touch.
    meet in the bar in colchester if u want
    if u dont mind goin wiv a 13 yr old and 45yr old drunk

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #448

    Alan Shearer – great interview on sky sports. Very honest – clearly p*issed off with the players but magnanamous in defeat. I really hope he stays

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  • Toon Traveller

    May 24, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #449

    i just got back from a trip around the world.. 2 days ago to see my beloved relegated =/

    missed the past season.. all of it.. and i come home to this

    please someone fill me in????

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #450

    Nico GF
    Nacho will be gone so you can go with him bye

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  • batty

    May 24, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #451

    komfort pull urself together man

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #452

    …well, all I can say is I’m FKING relieved it’s all over, and I now know what’s happening.

    ….gona catch some rays in the back yard with mi heedferns and some hard/prog/rock/punk

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #453

    BBC Radio 5 Live’s Danny Mills: “I definitely feel Gareth Southgate should stay at Boro, it hasn’t been easy for him. He’s had to cut the wage bill this season, but he’s building things long term and Boro will be stronger for it. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them up there next year. It’s a different situation for Newcastle. There’s a good chance they could ‘do a Leeds’. There’ll be a huge clear-out of players in the summer.”

    HOW CAN WE DO A LEEDS WHEN WE ARE NOT IN DEBT !

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  • batty

    May 24, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #454

    geordie deb // May 24, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Alan Shearer – great interview on sky sports. Very honest – clearly p*issed off with the players but magnanamous in defeat. I really hope he stays
    <<<<<and me pet he is the real mr newcastle

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    May 24, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #455

    nico. amigo, a mi tb me hubiera gustado verlo a nacho pero desdichadamente el tio estaba lesionado. creo que todos aqui hubieras puesto a nacho en el equipo envez de butt o nolan

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #456

    geordie deb i seen one on bbc as you say. I pray he stays as I have said before he is the only one that will be given the time to rebuild. and i liked your other post about terminal ilness Thats how I feel atleast we know now

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  • Shanghaitoon

    May 24, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #457

    Gutted, Just Gutted!

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    May 24, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #458

    cheers Dave. if anyone knows the crap that has been going on its shearer. i for one hope he stays as he is the only manager who can atract players to us in the championship and whatsmore the young guys will look up to him. We need a true suporter of the club to stick by us and helpp us out of this. i cant see anyone better sutied than shearer

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #459

    ….make that ‘Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables’ – Dead Kennedys

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  • Toonboy

    May 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #460

    Braintreemag

    Where from braintree you from??

    Im from Braintree too, Coggeshall rd area.

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  • jimiley

    May 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #461

    We can do a Leeds because Cashley is in control.

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #462

    Jimiley
    Do you ever have any positive posts?

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  • braintreemag

    May 24, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #463

    toonboy
    black notley m8
    had enough feel like cutting my throat.

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  • apanzhafran

    May 24, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #464

    Our Squad for the championship 2009/2010

    13 Goalkeeper Steve Harper
    16 Defender Ryan Taylor
    22 Midfielder Nicky Butt
    23 Forward Shola Ameobi
    24 Forward Peter Løvenkrands
    27 Defender Steven Taylor
    28 Defender Tamás Kádár
    30 Defender David Edgar
    31 Forward Frank Wiafe Danquah
    32 Forward Wesley Ngo Baheng
    33 Goalkeeper Ole Söderberg
    34 Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
    35 Defender Ben Tozer
    37 Defender Callum Morris
    38 Midfielder Kazenga LuaLua
    39 Forward Andy Carroll
    40 Goalkeeper Tim Krul
    41 Midfielder Mark Doninger
    42 Forward Ryan Donaldson
    43 Midfielder Jonny Godsmark
    44 Midfielder James Marwood
    45 Defender Darren Lough
    46 Forward Nile Ranger
    47 Defender Bradden Inman

    MIGHT STAY OR LEAVE
    36 Forward Mark Viduka
    3 Defender José Enrique
    4 Midfielder Kevin Nolan
    17 Forward Alan Smith
    21 Defender Habib Beye
    8 Midfielder Danny Guthrie
    11 Midfielder Damien Duff
    12 Defender Sébastien Bassong

    LEAVING
    2 Defender Fabricio Coloccini
    9 Forward Obafemi Martins
    10 Forward Michael Owen (captain)
    18 Midfielder Jonás Gutiérrez
    19 Forward Xisco
    20 Midfielder Geremi
    6 Defender Caçapa
    7 Midfielder Joey Barton

    POSSIBLE FIRST 11 for next season

    Harper

    D.Lough S.Taylor Edgar T.Kadar

    R.Taylor Lua-Lua Butt Lovekrands

    Nile Ranger Caroll

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #465

    Thanks Batty and Big Dave
    We’ve got to stick together in this. For any of the ‘fans’ who can’t stomach it – stay away we don’t need you. But we will be back stronger than ever

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  • NicoGF

    May 24, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #466

    No amigo.. aca todos odian a nacho por culpa de la campaña anti-Nacho que Ed. Harrison se ha encargado de hacer lavando sus cerebritos.

    Nadie incluía a Nacho en su line-up.. todos preferían a Butt/Nolan…espero q se den cuenta lo malos q son.

    Me pasas tu correo L A Toon?

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  • Toonboy

    May 24, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #467

    Braintreemag

    Yeah,me too ,feels like ive been kicked in the balls,so you get to games often??

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  • jimiley

    May 24, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #468

    deb
    Tell me something to be positive about? I suppose you might say Shearer? Oh really!!!

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  • braintreemag

    May 24, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #469

    toonboy
    not too many now, got pi$$ed off when told i wasnt a geordie when we were super $hit in the late 70s early 80s but good in the mid 90s used to be a member of the nme in th e80s if u no what that is

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  • jimiley

    May 24, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #470

    Deb
    We have a crap, overpaid team, a crap owner and an inexperienced manager (WHO WAS A GREAT PLAYER) WHO MAY BE GOOD BUT HAS GOT US RELEGATED PICKING THE SAME CRAP PLAYERS AS HUGHTON AND KINNEAR. WHAT IS THERE TO BE POSITIVE ABOUT?

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  • komfort

    May 24, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #471

    sorry 12 michael & jimilely i’m just so f/king down.

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #472

    Jimiliey
    deb – Tell me something to be positive about? I suppose you might say Shearer? Oh really!!!

    Getting rid of some of the dead wood, bringing some of the youngsters on, hopefully winning some games for a change and yes I would like to keep Shearer – I hope he gets the opportunity to overhaul things and learn his managerial trade. Don’t say you want yet another change of manager?

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #473

    @jimiley: Shut your f**king mouth. The team isn’t over with, it’s still here and we WILL be back.

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  • Toonboy

    May 24, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #474

    Braintreemag

    I used too get to afew games a season but have dryed up this year coz i cant afford it,we’ll have to meet up in town one weekend for a drink if ya up for it??

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  • braintreemag

    May 24, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #475

    geordie deb
    yeah keep shearer lets get rid of the dead wood i would rather go down again and get players who actually want to play 4 us

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    May 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #476

    nico. aqui tienes pipo_snix@msn.com

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  • braintreemag

    May 24, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #477

    toonboy
    ok the bull i h8 the place unless anywhere else

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    May 24, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #478

    nico nadie odia a nacho! sino que no ha tenido la oportunidad debido a su lesion.

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  • Greg B

    May 24, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #479

    braintreemag – had the same shite, left Newcastle as a kid but still a Geordie (parents moved etc) picked up a Lancashire accent and had my balls chewed many atime watching the Toon.
    Really pi$$es me off too, but I still go and watch the lads as and when, and will continue to do so.

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  • braintreemag

    May 24, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #480

    greg b me and my son will b there next season. proper supporters again.

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