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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 4:11 PM

    Comment #81

    oh my, nearly lol… atleast we’ve been able to pass the ball abit…

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #82

    dammit !!!!

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #83

    F@*k that’s what we need to be doing! Nice try, at least.

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #84

    I´m thrilled with this play. Our attack is threatning

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #85

    Jeeziz H Kristofferson

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #86

    LORD SOME LUCK !!!

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #87

    OMG nearly

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #88

    dear me, chances…….

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #89

    that was tastey more of that lads

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #90

    can we get a friggin break for once!!!

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #91

    City and Arsenal winning

    (not that it makes any odds)

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #92

    SOB martins

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #93

    Martin’s is looking very sharp – here’s hoping he keeps it up

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #94

    great play again from oba and duke

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #95

    what another chance by Oba

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #96

    lads i think villa is there for the taking

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #97

    beattie own goal

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #98

    Big Dave – hope you were touching wood wen you said that – don’t want to tempt fate

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  • Michael12

    May 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #99

    We need to take these chances. God knows what happens when we have these types of chances and do not score.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #100

    Big Dave, they would be for a top 10 side. Let’s not have any commentator’s curse stuff eh mate? 🙂

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #101

    based on this play we are staying up

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #102

    Yes I DARE to say it ! 🙂

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #103

    FFS Johann

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #104

    Hope Carew develops an injury and can’t continue –

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #105

    Johan
    Stop this –

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #106

    Debs, when he breaks his leg on Agbonlahor’s shin (which also shatters) who lands on Young’s ankle and snaps it

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #107

    hehee

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #108

    geordie deb, how can you say that about a professional such as Carew!

    At least hope he breaks his neck

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #109

    Harper I´ve missed that! Finally you are coming out!

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #110

    Harper being aggressive. Fantastic

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #111

    good save harps !!!

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  • Michael12

    May 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #112

    Our approach is not right. The pace Villa have up front means this up the front play will leave us exposed. With Colo’s notable lack of pace we may struggle.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #113

    Johann, is Harper gay?

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #114

    Guys! I was thinking of something minor. Wish we had him in our team

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #115

    colo playing as a statue?

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #116

    *..was commenting on the “Finally you are coming out!”

    ….bit.

    ..nevermind

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #117

    Hehe no don´t think so. I think he´s actually with someone else than his dog right now. He found himself a lady.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #118

    we need some FKN POSSESSION!!!!!!

    HOWAY LADS!!!!!!!

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #119

    Arsenal 3nowt up!!

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #120

    Edgar is looking good so far

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