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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!!


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

  • PK-Norway

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #241

    Tiote om for Smith.arfa in for nolan.campbell in for perch ..move colo to the right back pos.Get nolan or guthrie in for barton or tiote .

  • brighter

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #242

    very disappointed results!!!!!!!!!

  • 44881

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #243

    I dunno y everyone criticise for Perch… Indeed…i dun think hes got any serious mistakes this game
    if juz place Taylor over Perch…wont oppose if he can perform as if in Wigan…but Perch performance isnt that far from pl standard

  • GeordieMeerkat

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #244

    Disappointing result and definitely the time for change. We do need Tiote’s legs in midfield.

    Perch will, in all likelihood, not make the Stoke game as he’ll almost certainly get another booking against Everton to make it 5 in 5 games and get himself a suspension.

    We need a result against Everton now to counter this result and balance things out again. The last thing we need is a poor run of results.

  • nimo

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #245

    i agree cant criticise perch so far, hes never going to set the world alight but neither is anyone else in the squad. would of liked to see ben arfa earlier

  • john_cena163

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #246

    If blackpool can beat us dnt no wat everton n man city wl do. M feelin sick nw atfa the game. Hopeng to beat everton nxt week. God help us.

  • Brutooon

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #247

    positive note : hopefully its a wakeup call. We shouldnt be overconfident with the 6-0 win over Aston Villa

    34 match to go, pessimistic target to achieve 40 points and avoid relegation

  • Macas

    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #248

    As regards the comments about Harper today, did those knocking him actually go to the match? He pulled off a great double stop and didn’t really put a foot wrong today.

  • Ashton

    Sep 11, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #249

    To everyone here who thinks r.taylor should be our starting RB , congratulation you are a fu**ing moron . He is shit and should be no where near the starting XI .

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 11, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #250

    geordielad 880

    I think the final ball is always the problem because we are always looking for carroll’s head instead of sometimes keeping it on the deck and playing through balls and cut backs to some pacy strikers, instead of hoofing it a target man.

  • Thump

    Sep 11, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #251

    @Macas: Yeah he pulled off a great double save, but so did Tim Krul against WBA last season. Look at the last few games. He’s looked panicked every time the ball came to him.

  • sweendog

    Sep 11, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #252

    Rotonda heights .. true .. loverkrands on and arfa in the middle .. you’d see a big difference I reckon in clear cut scoring chances..

  • Irie-Magpie

    Sep 11, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #253

    Lads, i think all yer points are valid but , this was just what it was a organized football team that came to SJP and went for it, just as we did when we went to Molinuex, none the less if ye look around the leagues today you’ll see it was a underdog weekend. Lets not start looking our heads here.. lets hope CH uses this and tell the lads to go for it, play each game like if it’s stay up or go down (which it is) …TOON ARMY!!

  • Irie-Magpie

    Sep 11, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #254

    **Losing our heads*

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