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 6:52 PMComment #121
God Shola was in then. Gabidon fell over. Robbed…
Oct 23, 2010 at 6:53 PMComment #122
Nolan is looking more than a bit knackered out there. Think it might be time to sub him off and move Barton into the centre.
Oct 23, 2010 at 6:54 PMComment #123
Is ranger on da bench?
Oct 23, 2010 at 6:56 PMComment #124
Get loven in now!!!
Oct 23, 2010 at 6:59 PMComment #125
Get in Andy son!
Oct 23, 2010 at 6:59 PMComment #126
Naaa Ranger is on da Sofa innit! 😉
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:00 PMComment #127
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:00 PMComment #128
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:00 PMComment #129
He did it would u believ it omg , al hail king andy.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:00 PMComment #130
CARROLL!!!!! GET IN!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:00 PMComment #131
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:01 PMComment #132
That is precisely why Hughton has Barton out wide, he can put in a decent cross.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:01 PMComment #133
Wtf ,prob wit the telecast?
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:02 PMComment #134
All credit to Barton for the cross, dare I say away win in the capital?
Last 20 minutes HTL!!!!
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:03 PMComment #135
CARRRROOOOLLL!!! Like I’vealways said -Barton is the only natural crosser we have in the squad! Lol .
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:03 PMComment #136
Toto the GEM
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:04 PMComment #137
Who are ya? Who are ya? Haha. The Newcastle fans are the best in England! They have dominated the match like our team in the 2 half. Beauty! 🙂
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:05 PMComment #138
R. Taylor has a smashing cross on him, problem is he often needs assistance to get into a crossing position.
Beautiful run by Barton.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:07 PMComment #139
Carroll and Shola have been decent up top together in this game. Promising…
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:08 PMComment #140
Hw much more time left guys? Sum prob wit da telecast hea.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:08 PMComment #141
Danny Simpson looks better in the 2 half lads. Well, the whole team looks better, don`t they 😉
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:09 PMComment #142
Hughton should make a sub here.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:12 PMComment #143
joseeeee… Shame about the about at the end
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:12 PMComment #144
Gr8 run by jose.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:12 PMComment #145
8 mins + injury time left
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:15 PMComment #146
Holy fk toto looks lyk a 100mil gem.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:16 PMComment #147
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:18 PMComment #148
obinna’s such a diver
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:19 PMComment #149
Dat freekick scard me. Dam
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:19 PMComment #150
Hehe. I still agree with you!
What a brilliant player we got! Tiote is to be on my next Newcastle shirt 😉
But 100 mill is a bit off, isn`t it? 🙂
Fu**ing h**l the beer tastes well now 🙂
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:20 PMComment #151
I honestly feel bad for Hammer fans. Their team really is looking like relegation candidates. There’s no passion, no commitment and no drive – just as we looked two seasons ago.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:24 PMComment #152
Congrats guys v did it
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:25 PMComment #153
FULL TIME!!!!! 😀 😀 😀
Howay The Lads
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:25 PMComment #154
Thank **** for that!
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:26 PMComment #155
Spurs were worse off then West Ham are at this stage a couple of seasons ago and they didn’t go down.
Another away win! Get in…
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:26 PMComment #156
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:26 PMComment #157
Well done lads. Nice to see us not taking the piss at the end and shutting up shop but I’d like to have seen a few extra goals.
Feels good to be in the top half! 😀
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:26 PMComment #158
Hahahaha korn , pass on da beer hea .nw I can sleep peacefuly .
Hope livafools loose 2moro.
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:27 PMComment #159
Oct 23, 2010 at 7:28 PMComment #160
That’s a very good point stevie – but Spurs hadn’t been tipped for relegation for a few seasons.
Congrats to Joey on MoM!