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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

  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #121

    GO UNITED !!! lets finish them off nufc !!!

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #122

    COME ARN!

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #123

    Howay Man U!

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #124

    1-0 man u

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #125

    MACHESTERU NITED !!! MANCHESTER UNITED !!!

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #126

    Well I rather like him to come out into the box than getting out of the closet

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #127

    man u scored

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #128

    have to still go for the win

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  • werestayingup

    May 24, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #129

    COME ON LADS

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #130

    …no sh1t dub sea (sorry)

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #131

    werestayingup, had number 9 yet?

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  • nufcben

    May 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #132

    cumon

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #133

    KEEP THE BALL LADS!!!!!

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  • reillers

    May 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #134

    The nerves. Lol. Only one thing left to do really..

    Ár n-Athair atá ar neamh,
    Go naofar d’ainim,
    Go dtaga do ríocht,
    Go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh mar a dhéantar ar neamh.
    Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu,
    agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha
    mar a mhaithimidne dár bhféichiúna féin
    Ach ná lig sinn i gcathú,
    ach saor sinn ó olc,
    Amen.

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #135

    we’re just knocking it long now.. Villa been pushing hard and we’re not passing past them anymore!

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  • Big Dave

    May 24, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #136

    is it just me or does anyone else thinks that we look like a different team today, we look like a TEAM

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #137

    good run nolan !

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  • 52times

    May 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #138

    reillers – I assume that’s Irish Gaelic, what does it mean?

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  • nufcben

    May 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #139

    amen lol

    we need to put a foot on the ball and see out the first half

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  • Partizan

    May 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #140

    What a stunner by Gibson….could easily go in my top 3 list for this season.

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #141

    saying that we just passed through them lmao….

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #142

    …could do with a bit more possession BD

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #143

    since the man u goal we have sat back abit

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #144

    …we just can’t get the ball at the moment

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  • reillers

    May 24, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #145

    United are doing well. Delighted for wee Gibson who scored, is very promising Irish lad.

    I’ve a terrible feeling that we’re going to have Taylor sent off.

    It’s days like this where you wish that Shearer was 5 years younger and Given never left.

    The nerves are too much.

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #146

    west ham 1 boro 0

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  • Michael12

    May 24, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #147

    Milner is seemingly making it his personal objective to send us down.

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #148

    OMFG

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  • 52times

    May 24, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #149

    Welp…

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #150

    what are we doing!!!

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #151

    no luck

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  • nufcben

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #152

    no

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  • Thump

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #153

    Ugh

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  • reillers

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #154

    Oh Harps ffs talk to your defence, they’re not bloody psychic.

    Oh fanbloodytastic.

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  • Stevo

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #155

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #156

    OMG

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  • Michael12

    May 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #157

    Oh God

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #158

    Maybe it suits us. We haven´t been making our own luck

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #159

    🙁

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  • Steve_48

    May 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #160

    I just do not believe this

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