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Newcastle Unchanged Against Blackpool



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!!

Teams:

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

  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #121

    Terrible cross by Perch -_-

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  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #122

    Perch is not good so is Smith

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #123

    According to Tiote’s (Dutch) wikipedia article, he cost 7 million euros. Is that right? It’s a lot of money for a DM.

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #124

    Corner to the Toon

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  • StevieGee

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #125

    Just seen Smith’s penalty tackle on the stream.

    I don’t know what he was thinking doing that in the box!

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #126

    @MonsterMagnet (123): Highly doubt it. If we’re going to spend £7m on anybody, why not HBA rather than pissing around with this loan lark?

    Colo missed again.

    3 new boys, get them on.

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #127

    Talking about Adams:

    Ando: “If he was bright he’d be dangerous!”
    Mick Lowes: “I’ll tell you something, he IS bright enough – that’s a lovely shade of tangerine!”

    lol

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  • baro

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #128

    Ben Arfa time!

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  • StevieGee

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #129

    Harper was well commited before the guy had even got to the ball!

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  • stevothegeordie

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #130

    off topic but young kazenga lualua has scored for brighton.

    get benny on A.S.A.P

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #131

    McLoven coming on?

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  • Penguin PJ

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #132

    2 home games. 2 penalties. Wat the F is goin on? Do we need Joey’s B moustache back ?

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #133

    Loverman for …somebody (Nolan. Please Nolan).

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #134

    Lover for Smudge, apparently.

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #135

    @Thump I think HBA on loan is a good piece of business. By all accounts there is a fixed future fee, so we can sign him if he plays well. Given his attitude at OM, his career over here could be a similar trainwreck. The Chron had the headline ‘Ben Arfa can be the new Robert’ when he signed. That’s a fair assessment imo – he has the potential to be a successful but difficult player. Glad we’ve got him on loan initially.

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  • StevieGee

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #136

    Nice to see Hoots with an attacking move

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #137

    Now Harewood is coming on. Hope he’s as lazy as he was in some games for us.

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #138

    @MonsterMagnet: I agree entirely, but I’m sure all of us would love him at the club long term rather than this 25 game lark. £7m could also get us a good, speedy striker which is exactly what we need.

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #139

    @Thump Definitely – we need competition for places up front

    —–

    Bolton player sent off against Arsenal, no surprises there then…

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  • StevieGee

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #140

    Lads this link has just caught up to 66 mins in…

    http://www.freedocast.com/asu78uw

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  • The Original Todd

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #141

    Smith was good at Leeds. Prob the last place he was effective.

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #142

    Looks like Arfa isn’t going to get in the game, then?

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #143

    1-0 to the Scum.

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #144

    Arfa will come on for the last 20 minutes.

    Stupid by CH, he should have been on a lot sooner…

    Yet again, I repeat, this game shows CH to be tactically suspect at times…

    I still back him and I wont start saying crap about him but we really, really should be doing better against teams like Blackpool.
    If you let a team like Blackpool take points from you at your own ground, that’s where the relegation battle begins.

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #145

    Ben Arfa’s coming on! 😀

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #146

    @Edd Case: Do one with talks of relegation, man. It’s our fourth game of the season ffs.

    HBA for Jonas

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #147

    Wonder if HBA can do an Asprilla????

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #148

    What, the backflip? 😉

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #149

    Sunderland Score

    10 man

    Away at Wigan

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  • arcarius

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #150

    how many mins left?
    c’mon toons!

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #151

    Thump – you dont think thats a fair comment?

    Are you serious?

    If our lot cannot take 3 points of teams like Blackpool AT HOME – come the end of the season, it is games like this that cost you…

    Can you not remember 2 seasons ago ???

    Hull at home for example??

    Perhaps you should ‘do one’

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #152

    What, the backflip?

    No, I meant a similarly brilliant debut for Newcastle.

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #153

    @arcarius (149): 15 mins.

    @Edd Case (150): And it’s games like Villa that give us a life line. It’s too early to even consider relegation ffs. What do you do when you stumble? Catch your next step or fall flat on your face and stay there for 20 odd minutes?

    Loven missed… christ almighty.

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #154

    Sunderland debutants score

    we need points, home game is ALWAYS a minimum 1 point thing

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  • austoon

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #155

    he’s on! he’s on!

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  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #156

    Seems like the team is trying to be too clever and picking passes rather than giving it to the giant standing and jumping about in the box.

    Shola on for Routledge?

    Eh?

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #157

    I havent said we will be relegated Thump but the point is, you simply have to take points off teams like Blackpool especially at home because there are even tougher games ahead.

    Trouble with Nolan, Smith, Routledge, Jonas and Smith is that they all seem to have off days too often.
    Not enough consistency.
    But when they play well, we will win, just hope that’s enough.

    I imagine that HBA and Tiote are both far more consistant.

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  • jimiley

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #158

    This is what you call a wake up call. Reality check and all that. Good teams do not struggle at home against Blackpool.

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  • papscrunt

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #159

    Scoring goals is going to be a massive problem for us this season. I’ve said it since day one and I think we dropped a massive clanger not bringing someone in during the window.

    Aye its early in the season, but these kind of games at home are MUST WIN.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Sep 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #160

    papscrunt… So right there!

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