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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!!


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

  • newcastle10

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #161

    offically 9th in the league wooooo

  • CT

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #162

    That`ll do us, Nolan n Tiote outstanding. Barton kept wide 2nd half, different shape, different team! 9th! Bring on scum!! HWTL`s

  • Thump

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #163

    Hang on, is it really that good of an idea to give Joey Barton a bottle of champers?

  • arcarius

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #164

    nice comeback win!

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #165

    CARROLL IS MY FAVORITE!! WHAT A GAME WE HAD! West ham are so so soso SO LAZY!

  • korn8

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #166

    john_cena163 Yeah. Have one(or more) mate 🙂

    This is beautiful! Newcastle 59% pos vs WH 41 pos! 1-2, what a result! I`m gonna keep on drinking tonight! 😉 What a fantastic victory, this shows the character that the team that got relegated two seasons ago didn`t have…

  • wilkyvondooom

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #167

    thought the whole team played well after a dodgey start. simpson played really well considering it was his first game in months playing against a very pacey obinna, ney more james perch..geet up!

    roll on next weekend

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #168


  • Sinner

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #169

    Lets pray liverpool and Manchester wins tomorrow,we’ll maintain our 9th position.
    Im rearing for the liverpool one. :p

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #170


  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #171

    Super !!!

  • midlandstoon

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #172

    I want Andy the prick Gray to predict a loss for us every game, we always win.


  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #173

    ahhha , thnx korn 4 the beer, nw I g2g, hav get up early to go to church. Adios al gudnite tkr. Howay’s

  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #174

    Great win, so happy. WH were awful 2nd half but that shouldn’t detract form our performance, we deserved it. WH were the better team for 15/20 minutes but we came back so well after going 1-0 down and WH barely got a sniff after that. We bossed it in MF, played Ameobi and Carroll up front, Nolan recalled and Tiote battling away, and dropped Perch- all things I wanted, and it seemed to work.

    I have to say lads, and no offence, but just look back at the early posts on this blog and hang your heads in shame. Too many fans giving up on the team, people slagging off our entire right side, fellow NUFC supporters arguing with each other… come on, we’re Newcastle UNITED. At least the boys on the pitch struck to their task and played well.

    And Tiote just looks better and better…

    Howay the lads!

  • moonraker

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #175

    What a great performance! Tiote is awesome! Barton supreme! Carroll magnificent! Jose the best left back in the league! and Simpson made the defence balanced.
    Only problem was Andy Gray’s grudgeing praise; he was embarassing!!
    Bring on the Mackems 🙂

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #176

    Andy Gray is a toad

  • balubas1

    Oct 23, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #177

    Impressed again by Enrique.. he’s such a legend.

    MOM = Tiote. What ballhandling and control.

    Runners up = J.Barton. Worked like hell through the whole game. Good crosses from the right wing. Playing both CM and RM and mastered it.

    Cheers to CH for the tactics today. Simpson was our right winger when barton went inside. Clever attacking. Simpson did not play poor but not especially well either today, but he’s back now at least, and can only get better. He has the potential. No clumsy mistakes either.

    Lets forget the 1st half where we did not impress anyone. 2nd half was very good. Real control. In the end we showed we were the better side.

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