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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

  • 52times

    May 24, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #41

    Don’t be afraid, whatever happens just look at the positives. Relegation would not be the end for us, the club will still be there and we’ll come straight back up.

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  • hitman

    May 24, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #42

    COME ON THE TOON

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #43

    lets get it on
    Howay the lads

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #44

    anyone getting sounde on veetle ??

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  • werestayingup

    May 24, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #45

    HOWAY THE LADS

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  • catchy in norway

    May 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #46

    time for the bum to chew the seat lol

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  • werestayingup

    May 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #47

    TOON TOON BLACK N WHITE ARMY

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #48

    We can do this – HOWAY THE LADS!

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    May 24, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #49

    Well, fellow sufferers, it’s my birthday. So I hope the boys will give me a nice present…

    Come on lads!

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #50

    Happy birthday, FSOTC – I hope the lads give you reason for an extra celebration!

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #51

    Let´s put it this way.

    Ranger or Ameobi?

    That´s the first question. I know my answer.

    And the second thing young strikers most often thrive on pressure. And very rarely young strikers cost us goal in todays game! But Ameobi carelessness does. But I agree some young players can´t stand the pressure and need more time to adapt but I have a sneaky feeling Ranger doesn´t.

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    May 24, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #52

    Howay the lads!!

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  • Jan Stavik

    May 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #53

    No Jonas?!!! Amazing, the best player we have…

    My prediction: 1-1. And then Hull wins and Toon go down

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  • werestayingup

    May 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #54

    COME ON YOU SPINELESS CONTS SHOW US YOUR WORTHY OF WAREING THE TOP

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    May 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #55

    Thanks, Thump. Here’s hoping!

    My New York Red Bulls play later today too, but that game is pish compared to all this…

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #57

    WILL SOMEB ODY TELL ME IF THEY ARE GETTING SOUND ON VEETLE !!!

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #58

    Happy birthday fans who own the club – lets hope they give you what you want

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #59

    @Jan: Bugger off, mate. I’m a fan of Jonas but he needs to learn to pass, learn not to fall over or learn how to keep the ball.

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    May 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #60

    Thanks geordie deb! We’re all hoping together.

    I have sound on the veetle stream.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #61

    Happy birthday FSOTC, TOON TOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #62

    toonoholic yeah mate sounds on

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #63

    Haha we will at least concede one goal. Unbelieveable. Colo is in the centre.

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #64

    I hope colo will be as reliable as he was just there against Agbonlahor!

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #65

    colo was decent there with abby

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #66

    If you aren’t getting sound on Veetle: http://www.iraqgoals.net/ch3.html

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #67

    So I continue talkin about Colo. He´s battling away! Seems like he´s giving it his all!

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #68

    collo is scaring me !!!

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  • Stevo

    May 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #69

    Collocini did well there – he has got pace!

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #70

    omg, nowt’s changed we’re still pap!

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  • Stevo

    May 24, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #71

    I take it back – collocini is scaring me

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #72

    He´s so careless. He should put that ball out of play!

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  • hitman

    May 24, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #73

    colo is a fkin liability

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #74

    OMG! My heart! Colo!

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #75

    WTF COLO WHY IS HE SCARING US

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #76

    this is nerveracking

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #77

    I’m shaking watching this. Christ, lads give us a break just this ONCE 🙁

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #78

    I think Colo will grow into this game.

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #79

    oo duffers close

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #80

    Baaah close!!

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