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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

  • Soren

    May 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #161

    just our luck…

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  • geordie deb

    May 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #162

    OMG –

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  • knottsy82

    May 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #163

    F**K YOU’S PR**KS NICKY BUTT YOU JOKE F**K OFF F**K THIS CLUB COZ IM FED UP WITH WATCHING THIS EXCUSE OF A TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Soren

    May 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #164

    BUT! still only one goal away from safety atm.

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  • Michael12

    May 24, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #165

    We needed to score when we had been on top.

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  • knottsy82

    May 24, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #166

    THESE PLAYERS DON’T DESERVE TO BE FOOTBALLERS RUN AROUND LIKE F**KING IDIOTS YOU DON’T DESERVE IT YOU F**KING ARSEHOLES!!!!!!!!!

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #167

    Young is running us FKING RAGGED.

    Get FKN Jonas on that right wing!!!!!!

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #168

    If we get 1-0 into half time we have a very good chance. It doesn´t look good. Our midfield just isn´t very able.

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  • reillers

    May 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #169

    Harps isn’t being vocal enough he needs to roar at those dunces to get his point through.

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #170

    WE’RE PAP

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  • dub sea

    May 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #171

    we some leaders on the pitch….looking at you nicky butt

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #172

    ITS NOT FAIR . ITS JUST NOT FAIR !!!

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #173

    Shorey’s their weak link. We need Jonas on the right

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #174

    why martins just can´t take the easy chances I will never get.

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  • ObaFan2

    May 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #175

    Oba, Duke and Duff playing theirs hearts out, Taylor, Edgar and Guthrie doin ok……

    and we’ve had chances! we should atleast be level.

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  • edtoon

    May 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #176

    Come on toon , we still have a chance…

    if we draw it we should get jonas on the wing and defend it.

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  • dougnufc

    May 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #177

    we look crappy

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #178

    Martins needs to aim for the ‘keeper’s ankles, he might just nick one under the crossbar

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  • Geordie Jayne

    May 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #179

    One Man to Blame Mike F@@king Cashley

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  • Stevo

    May 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #180

    Why is no-one have a dig at goal? Instead were looking to the back post? Just have a f**king crack at goal man!!!!!

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  • knottsy82

    May 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #181

    ALL WE’VE HEARD ALL WEEK IS HOW THERE GONNA DO THIS AGAINST VILLA AND THERE GONNA DO THAT! ALL THEYVE DONE IS WHAT THEY DO EVERY GAME NOTHINGS CHANGED AT ALL PASSION ON THEM IS F**KING DISGUSTING

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  • hitman

    May 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #182

    butt off jonas on,butt is shite

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  • tdt

    May 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #183

    fcuk sake – not what i wanted 4 halftime score.

    come on man u, bury hull, then we just need 2 equalise

    we should of had a couple goals – so we arent gettin humped

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease stay up!

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    May 24, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #184

    Keep the faith. 1 goal is all we need.

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  • JJJ

    May 24, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #185

    Well…

    As long as we have Nicky Butt on the field we will never create chances… he along with Owen must be the worst players in the premier league.

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  • Steve_48

    May 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #186

    Need Guthrie off and Jonas on, we have had no effective play down the RHS

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  • knottsy82

    May 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #187

    NICKY (HANG ON TO EVERY CONTRACT I CAN GET) BUTT YOUR PLAYING YOUR USUAL IN IT FOR THE MONEY SELF

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  • tdt

    May 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #188

    c’mon – toon landslide in the 2ndhalf – 4-1!!! theres still a chance 2 get safe!

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #189

    FAITH HAS GOT US NOWHERE ! RAPE ASHLEY !

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  • brian

    May 24, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #190

    Who cares who or how

    Just get a damn goal

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  • knottsy82

    May 24, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #191

    IT WOULD’NT BE SO BAD IF THEY TRIED BUT THEY JUST DON’T

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    May 24, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #192

    Come on, boys, where’s my birthday gift?

    At least my wife gave me a bottle of Glenfiddich…

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  • TheToonKing

    May 24, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #193

    just one goal ffs, we never take our chances and it cost us again…….

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #194

    Fans Should Own The Club, I’d be half way down that by now mate

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  • reillers

    May 24, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #195

    It’s as you were last were, had a few “close” chances.

    Because of course God forbid that Newcastle actually know how to find the back of the net, oh no of course not.
    The commentators solution to all of that, when we need someone to work hard, show leadership and passion and score us a goal..bring on Owen. Ya..right.

    Our captain is headless.
    Our backs are running into eachother.
    Our keeper isn’t helping.
    Our mids are pedestrian.

    Wow what fight and passion and spirit they’ve shown.
    Doing us proud lads, doing us proud.

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  • toonoholic

    May 24, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #196

    AAARGH GOD , SOME LUCK !!!! ITS NOT FAIR

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  • Johann

    May 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #197

    reillers I can agree that Harper hasn´t been as good as last season but I think he´s been safe but yes he should have been better.

    But I believe Given wouldn´t have done any better. Maybe Krul on the other hand but we´ll never know.

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  • hitman

    May 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #198

    fkin gutted,i carnt see us gettin owt,what worries me is i can see villa scoring again.
    TAXI FOR ASHLEY

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  • knottsy82

    May 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #199

    IN IT FOR THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Rodzilla

    May 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #200

    …mi mate just sent me a photomessage of a zebra from Edinbra Zoo.

    Am gana stare at it ind try some Black and White Magic for the 2nd half.

    ………..OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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