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Carroll, Ameobi, Nolan And Simpson All Start – In 4-4-2 Formation



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!!

Teams:

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

  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #81

    Obinna is shite.tiote should block him

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #82

    Krul ur sup.

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  • Thump

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #83

    @mackem in disguise: “do one” slang for ‘go away’ preferably as soon as humanly possible. “you” – this one should be obvious. “mackem” insult used in Newcastle, generally aimed in the direction of those native to Sunderland or plastic Newcastle fans. “shite” your state of being.

    I will address you as I wish and I do hope I’ve demonstrate a suitable knowledge of the English language and it’s uses. I suggest you either support the team or do one (remember that from earlier?) as I previously suggested.

    What’s your next claim, scum? Alan Smith is more technically gifted than Ben Arfa?

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #84

    I’d rather have Krul in goal than Harper tbh.

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  • Thump

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #85

    Oh and might I be so brave as to suggest using simple grammar, scum? Even a comma would help your claim against me.

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  • StevieGee

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #86

    Hey Shola has ben good this first half. Most of the balls in to him have stuck and he’s making some good runs…

    Just managed to get some tickets for the Sunderland match next week as well! Get in!!

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  • papscrunt

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #87

    Da Costa has been superb for them in the air, nearly everything we chuck in, he seems to head it away.

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  • Thump

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #88

    I don’t know what was going on with harps. He seemed very nervous at times (although nobody can fault his double save), krul is a little too inconsistent for my liking but he thrives on the big games.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #89

    Only just got a link working – that veetle one from tictac is unreal, cheers for that!

    We look completely one sided, not simply in attack, but full stop, we’re playing 3 CM’s and it’s hurting us, Obina has ripped us apart!

    Encouraging last few minutes here, Jonas is scaring them!

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  • Thump

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #90

    Where you sitting stevie?

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #91

    Well playd boys. 2nd half will b al newcastle. More goals to cum 4m newcastle. Cumon toon. Hope wayne cumz in 4 barton., v need sum pace.

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #92

    Simpson our worst player – maybe he learn from perch!

    Offside trap nearly cosr us goals!

    We should win this match plssss

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #93

    Hate to say it but Carroll’s been our best defender suppose it’s a good thing aswell 😀

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  • CT

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #94

    No one wide right protecting Simpo, Barton drifting inside and everything good coming down their left, sort it Hoots now!!

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #95

    rigth side so weak
    where is B7……. L11 in stead of him ?

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #96

    Let ameobi be the one up, caroll free role. Even caroll can be a def midfielder lol

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #97

    @thump there’s no need to write a (still incomprehensible) essay. If you have a problem with what ive written please feel free to procreate with yourself

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  • jimiley

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #98

    Ryan Taylor must be gutted he cannot get right back berth. All their danger is coming down their left wing against Simpson who is crap. Maybe slightly better than Perch. He has given the ball away every time. They will score again if we keep Simpson on. Central mid is too slow. Otherwise not too bad!!!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #99

    I really like this formation tbh

    4-4-2 turns to 4-3-3 when we’re attacking with Nolan coming forward and Barton going CM and then when we’re deffending we go 6-4-0 with both strikers becoming defenders.

    If we have a little more protection on the right to stop Obinna we should be fine.

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  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #100

    We are looking good so far! Especially Tiote and Nolan

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #101

    We need Guthrie or Ryan Taylor back in the side. Why play two 6-foot plus centre forwards with no wide players to deliver the crosses

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #102

    Lovenkrands

    !!!!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #103

    toonbrother- to be fair i think Enrique and even Gutierez have put in some top class balls but their CB Da Costa i think is coping very well

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #104

    Taylor should replace danny, atleast we hav a chance of scoren 4m taylors ballz

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  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #105

    @CT, agree with you there mate. Simpson has been left without cover by Barton when he drifts inside too often.

    Have to admit that although Nolan scored the leveller he’s been one step behind all the way. Barton should be in the middle. Maybe Raylor should get a change on the ring wing?

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  • Thump

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #106

    On thesaurus.com are you? And if you think that’s an essay I hope I never have the misfortune to see your grades. Perhaps that’s why simple English is confusing to you.

    Turkish: I think it’s more of a diamond formation with Nolan back tracking to help our defence. We need Routledge on to balance the play because its very heavily left sided here.

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  • CT

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #107

    Raylor for barton is the call

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #108

    2nd half starts (clap)

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #109

    Perch is crap
    Simpson is crap

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #110

    Brutoon now only rb left is r.taylor, hope he’s nt crap.

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #111

    Dany dany dany r u sleepn?

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  • Tom Mo.

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #112

    commentator hates us for some reason…..what a jackass

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  • StevieGee

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #113

    @Thump, We’re sitting in the Milburn Stand near the Leazes Corner.

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  • korn8

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #114

    We knew that Simpson had certain weaknesses, but he is surely better than Perch?!

    This looks good actually, we can win this…

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  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #115

    Keyboard warriors ……..

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #116

    @TurkishMagpie thats true . I just think a 4-4-2 formation calls for natural crossers of the ball on the wings…and Rtaylor/Guthrie are the natural crossers we have on our squad.

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #117

    Toto is playn well, he is class

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  • korn8

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #118

    john_cena163
    Agreed! Tiote looks pure class 🙂

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  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #119

    is that Steve Stone in the Dugout?!

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  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #120

    Korn yea toto look lyk a 30mil signg:-D

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