Andy Carroll has been given the nod today to start today and another surprise is that Chris Hughton also has Shola Ameobi in the starting line-up, for Newcastle at West Ham this afternoon.
For the first time in a long time away from home, Chris Hughton has gone with a 4-4-2 formation, and Kevin Nolan the Newcastle captain also returns in Newcastle’s midfield, after having a rest last week.
Danny Simpson, as expected, will make his first appearance of the season for the Magpies at right-back, and he replaces James Perch as expected, after Danny has finally recovered from his ankle injury.
It could be that Barton or Nolan will play on the right wing today, as neither Routledge nor Danny Guthrie make the starting eleven, but are included on the bench.
Former Newcastle player Kieron Dyer is not included in the squad at all, and the Newcastle bench is strong with Soderberg, Perch, Taylor (R), Guthrie, Routledge, Smith and Lovenkrands. That bench will give Chris many options throughout the game – depending on how things are going.
This is an attacking side that Chris is playing today, no doubt believing that West Ham’s strength is not in defense, and we expect Newcastle to play an attacking game this afternoon.
We have to hope we get all 3 points by 7:30 pm tonight.
Howay The Lads!!
West Ham United: Green, Jacobsen, Da Costa, Upson, Gabbidon, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Obinna, Piquionne, Cole
Subs: Stech, Ben Haim, Tomkins, Faubert, Boa Morte, Barrera, McCarthy
Newcastle United: Krul, Simpson, Jose Enrqiue, Coloccini, Williamson, Barton, Tiote, Jonas, Nolan, Carroll, Ameobi
Subs: Soderberg, Perch, Taylor, Guthrie, Routledge, Smith, Lovenkrands
177 comments so far
Oct 23, 2010 at 4:59 PMComment #1
Figure that means Barton is playing on the right, still think we’d be better having wayne for his pace out there. Barton will probably protect simpson better, on the other hand.
Oct 23, 2010 at 4:59 PMComment #2
I’m actually hoping for a 6-0 win ^^
x2 Carroll, x2 Ameobi, Tiote and maybe Jonas.
But football is unpredictable ;D
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:00 PMComment #3
1-o is enough.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:02 PMComment #4
Good CH, no James perch Yeah.
Sure Win!!!! 4-4-2 good !!!!!
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:03 PMComment #5
I’m interested to see how Barton will make use of the right side this game, I can’t see him playing the whole 90 minutes, maybe bring on Routledge around the 70 minute mark to use his speed to full advantage?
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:03 PMComment #6
i really dont understand Hughtons obsession with playing center mids on the wing
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:03 PMComment #7
Win more goal would be better!!!than one goal!!
Beautiful win!!! Great win!!!Sure win!!!!
Come on NUFC!!!!!
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:04 PMComment #8
No perch yeahhhhhhhhh
This is the real squad wohooo. Nolan is better on the middle
Barton can play on the right
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:06 PMComment #9
Hoots goes mad. At last. Chuffed to bits.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:07 PMComment #10
Ameobi is going to drift towards the right as he normally does and Barton towards the center….
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:08 PMComment #11
come on strolla nd andy yeeeooo
lets get pumped up lawds
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:09 PMComment #12
in hoots, we trust.
at least we’re not 4-5-1
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:11 PMComment #13
holy crap… just looked at the table and realised just how important a win is today. :O
Good luck to me and all of you guys
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:12 PMComment #14
any links for the game lads?
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:14 PMComment #15
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:15 PMComment #16
A win will bring us to 9th position. 😀
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:15 PMComment #17
won’t ever need another website
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:17 PMComment #18
I hope this line up has enough speed in it. It looks damn slow to me.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:17 PMComment #19
I’m not a fan of playing the center mids out wide either, but given the wingers that we have at the moment I feel Hughton is making the right choice. Joey Barton’s cross is much better than Routledge’s and if you have 2 tall lads like Carroll and Ameobi in the middle, that is what we need more than the pace that Routledge can provide.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:18 PMComment #20
Dany simpson in?
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:19 PMComment #21
cheers tic tac,
great to see perch out of the side. In the last 15 mins throw routledge and lovenkrands on that should give us some flare, running at tired legs.
I reckon 2-o toon win
carroll and williamson, two goals from corners.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:25 PMComment #22
They have decent amount of pace with Cole, Obinna and Piquionne. I think it’s gonna be lot harder that people reckon. So pleased Perch is not play. Howay Lads, give 100% that’s all we can ask.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:27 PMComment #23
oh yeah papscrunt.. its gonna be hard.. its a 50/50 game.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:27 PMComment #24
Jus watch the wigan game highlight, perch didnt gave much effort on both goals
Perch last game for nufc
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:28 PMComment #25
No perch in the side feels like 3 points already! 😀
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:38 PMComment #26
Thank god no penalty
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:39 PMComment #27
Wat a save kruli
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:39 PMComment #28
We’re playing a very sloppy defence like. Hope our attack has a little more sturdiness.
Also not liking this offside trap plan.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:39 PMComment #29
Thump agree , wh r attakng
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:40 PMComment #30
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:40 PMComment #31
I don’t like how empty we are leaving the middle this early on. Nolan certainly leaves alot of work for the other around him.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:41 PMComment #32
Great link tbh.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:42 PMComment #33
Simpson WTF was that?
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:43 PMComment #34
Carrol is pumpd up, cumon ac u hav to score
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:44 PMComment #35
We’ve have a strong start to the game today, Carroll is putting in his work rate. If he carries on he’ll get a goal or two.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:44 PMComment #36
Wtf I saw dat cumn da way wer r playn.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:44 PMComment #37
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:44 PMComment #38
And THATS why I’m not liking this offside trap plan.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:44 PMComment #39
Oh wow, that was woeful defending all around.
Oct 23, 2010 at 5:45 PMComment #40
Poor, very poor defending