As expected Chris Hughton has fielded an unchanged side from the side that picked up a decent point at Wolves two weeks ago.
And our three new players Ben Arfa, Sol Campbell and Cheick Tiote are all on the subs bench, and we would expect at least Ben Arfa to make his debut this afternoon.
Newcastle will again play in a 4-5-1 formation with captain Kevin Nolan pushing forward as a second striker to support Andy Carroll, who is now fully recovered from his ankle injury.
The subs bench of Krul, Campbell, R Taylor, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Ameobi and Lovenkrands has to be one of the strongest Newcastle have had for quite a while.
Former Newcastle striker Marlon Harewood is on the bench for the Tangerines.
Three points today will see Newcastle climb the Premier League table from the 8th position they hold after the first 3 games.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle United: Harper; Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique; Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez; Nolan, Carroll.
Subs: Krul, Campbell, R Taylor, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Ameobi, Lovenkrands.
Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Keinan, Crainey, Vaughan, Adam, Grandin, Varney, Ormerod, Campbell
Subs: Halstead, Edwards, Southern, Phillips, Carney, Euell, Harewood,
254 comments so far
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:47 PMComment #81
Any radio links?
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:47 PMComment #82
bloody hell. we were all way too confident.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:47 PMComment #83
link with right audio; anyone?
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:47 PMComment #84
Nolan hasn’t been too bad, actually. He’s had some shots off but he’s lacking pace.
Barton has done nowt but give the ball away.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:49 PMComment #85
this day is turning out just great….fuuuck i’m on the limit here…
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:49 PMComment #86
what do u mean nolan hasn’t been too bad. bloody hell. he couldn’t score against wolves.. had so many chances .. and same again today.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:51 PMComment #87
No 3pm Saturday kick offs can be screened live in the UK. The reasoning is that fans of lower league clubs would stay in and watch the EPL on TV rather than going to see their local club.
Anyone know about radio stream? The ustream chap from last season has gone AWOL.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:52 PMComment #88
Get Hatem Ben Arfa on NOW!
I knew this would happen. The team thinks they are better than they are so dont try as hard.
Barton better have a better second half.
Routledge off, Hatem on.
Smith off, Tiote on.
Nolan off, Shola on.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:52 PMComment #89
Barton hasnt seem to come off the dressing room! He had a terrible first half.
Our midfield 2 arent commanding enough.
Rich TOON Bristol
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:53 PMComment #90
god i really hope we dont lose our unbeaten home record to f***ng blackpool!!!
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:53 PMComment #91
Can i get a good link? Mine keeps freezing
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:53 PMComment #92
chill out lads its a game of 2 halfs we will get them next 45
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:53 PMComment #93
team for second half:-
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:53 PMComment #94
0-1 before halftime
its a worst time to score
Routledge change for ben arfa
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:55 PMComment #95
edd case, you cant make 3 changes at half time, what happens if someone gets injured in the second half. Ben arfa and tiote coming on, will really lift the crowd
Waldo P. Barnstormer
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:55 PMComment #96
Yep just like a lot of people have been shouting on blogs a easy win for us on the cards here. Why do we always go setting ourselves up to be shot in the foot.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:55 PMComment #97
what are you two on about. are you even watching the game. routledge has been our best player this half. stop posting shit please 🙂
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:55 PMComment #98
Shola on? I hope not.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:56 PMComment #99
we’ll bounce back;)
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:59 PMComment #100
We’ll score 4 in second half. Smudger to score a brace to make up for error. When he gets one he will score a hatful this season.
Sep 11, 2010 at 3:59 PMComment #101
umermaliknz im sorry mate but your opinion isnt the only opinion, i agree routledge hasnt been great, final ball has been average, wouldnt take him off though, but you cant say people are posting shit because its not what you think
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:00 PMComment #102
Is it a sell out crowd?
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:01 PMComment #103
Oba (the lad who did nufcradio.tk) is now running nufcpress.com. Haven’t seen him around in a while, like.
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:01 PMComment #104
How is Perch doing? Is he good enough to be keeping R Taylor out of the side?
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:02 PMComment #105
45,997 I think he’s just said for attendance.
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:02 PMComment #106
monstermagnet, i still prefer r.taylor to perch myself, but he deserves a chance
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:02 PMComment #107
49000 attendance today
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:04 PMComment #108
Perch yellow card.
Hate Lee Mason, like.
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:04 PMComment #109
We need Ben Arfa on and Cheik Tiote
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:05 PMComment #110
any good links PLEASE?
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:05 PMComment #111
I doubt Barton will get his place back in the England team on that performance. He is struggling to get in the Toon reserves. Gave the ball away constantly and has no pace. Not every playerneeds pace but playing three with no pace in midfield(Barton, Smith and Nolan) is asking for trouble.
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:05 PMComment #112
newcastle have started the second half how they finished the first half
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:06 PMComment #113
None outside of what’s been posted, baro. Sorry mate 🙁
Level 7 destroying the Blackpool support I hear 😀
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:07 PMComment #114
Alan Smith is our Weekest link!
i was never been his fan
go for tiote
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:07 PMComment #115
Carroll went down in the goal mouth. Supposedly offside, but no protest for penalty… huh
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:08 PMComment #116
alan smith wasnt even good when he was at his best at leeds and man utd, he has never been a good player, i would have started with tiote
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:09 PMComment #117
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:09 PMComment #118
Tioté has only been training for a few days and he’s just came back from internationals. Doubt he’ll get his debut today.
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:10 PMComment #119
Varney has had four fouls and he hasn’t been carded yet?
Who says Lee Mason is biased?
Sep 11, 2010 at 4:11 PMComment #120
Alan Smith is a Defensive Midfielder he should get the ball more than other playerss….
Look at Alonso
Look at Scholes