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Great News – Coloccini, Tiote And Santon Start For Newcastle


Great news today that Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini and top midfielder Cheick Tiote both start for Newcastle this afternoon against Swansea at home.

And the other good news is that David Santon get a start at right back as we had hoped for, following his good performance at Norwich last Week.

As expected James Perch will line up alongside Coloccini but that should be a lot easier this week, with James having an immensely experienced player alongside him.

And another surprise is that Leon Best takes over from Shola Ameobi up front, so Leon must have been looking  good in training this week.

Mike Williamson is also on the bench as expected and all being well he could get 15 minutes at the end of the game for James Perch, depending on how the game is going.

There is no Ryan Taylor, so we don’t know why that’s the case – but maybe Alan Pardew is giving the Liverpudlian a rest.

And it’s interesting that both Mehdi Abeid and Haris Vuckic make the bench, and of course the 19 year-olds are two of Newcastle’s top youngsters.

This is an improved  defense than last week’s side at Norwich, and we will be looking for Newcastle to get back to their winning ways.

Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best, Demba Ba
Substitutes: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Medhi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi

Swansea City (4-5-1): Michel Vorm; Ashley Richards, Ashley Williams (c), Steven Caulker, Neil Taylor; Wayne Routledge, Leon Britton, Joe Allen, Mark Gower, Scott Sinclair; Danny Graham
Substitutes: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Kemy Agustien, Nathan Dyer, Stephen Dobbie, Luke Moore, Leroy Lita


599 comments so far

  • Demba_Ba

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #41

    Toon down south

    Nice one mate im in portsmouth

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  • ToonIcon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #42

    really looking forward to todays game think we’ll get back to winning ways gonna go 3-1 Ba(2) Cabaye

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #43

    Demba

    You follow Pompey at all? Big match tomorrow!

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #44

    I hope Cashley has the finances under control now and so we don’t have to seel Tiote.

    Remember the £35m for Carrol at the time was very raw, but in the end was really clever business – look at Carrol now – his arse is a bench warmer. If that’s what makes you happy then good luck counting your money as you’ve become a hasbeen already in Toon fokelore.

    Hope the above resonates, at the time we all shouted at Cashley, but in the end it balanced the books in our favour.

    HWTL

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #45

    So Andy Townsend thinks Capt. Colo is Italian,do these “experts” know anything about the “other 16” in the premier league?

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  • tdt

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #46

    No alan smith either 🙂

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #47

    Thought so….keep our mouth shut.

    Bashing Perch is one thing being a LIAR is another….

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #48

    Im nt happy with pearch startng dammm. But neva mind colo is der n so is toto 🙂

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #49

    *other 16/15 teams

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  • Demba_Ba

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #50

    No if anything i follow scum !
    im not from around here only been down couple years
    but yeah BIG game

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  • supporter

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #51

    Ben Arfa will nver be the fantastic player he was in France if he doesnt play anymore. what is the issue ? not fit enough ? pardew wants the kick and rush and Ben Arfa style cannot allow this football ?

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #52

    @Supporter
    Obviously that he’ll be sold in January, lol.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #53

    Hope Perch is imperious today, after all the flack that he gets for playing in a position that isn’t his natural one and I just hope he shuts up so many neggars on this blog. He might not be the most technically gifted fella in the side but he tries his best and earns his place in the squad unlike Kadar who all those Perch bashers just love! There’s a reason 5ft 11″ Perch is in CB and not 6ft 2″ Kadar…cus he’s a lazy sod! I for one want grafters not layabouts and by all accounts that’s all that Kadar is.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #54

    gorgonzola

    You do realise that I wasn’t talking about you right? Jesus.. Chill out

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #55

    “Im nt happy with pearch startng dammm. But neva mind colo is der n so is toto ”

    Ruddy:

    ….

    ..
    :

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  • Alinufc

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #56

    Demba_Ba how bout lets go mehdi lets go?

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  • Offkey

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #57

    Supporter – I thought it might be fitness, he seems to be carrying a few more pounds than before his injury…..but I may be seeing things

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #58

    @gorgonzola wtf are u on about ur always foolin whinging man give it a rest will ya its match day

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #59

    Gorgonzola look up the thread he was referring to Brutoon and someone can only be lying if they are refuting a fact. By giving an opinion that you make no solid contributions to a blog he can neither be telling the truth or lying, it is his opinion. However, while we are on the subject. You don’t make any decent contributions to the blog you Perch bashing pri!ck

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #60

    What is your point…you’re defending someone who thought that Jonas should be CB shut up man!

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #61

    Brutooon // Dec 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Perch will concede minimum one goal.

    You reckon? I reckon 2 But Ruddy thinks you are a pr1ck for even thinking that…

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #62

    SORRY FOR THE CAPS LOCK.

    JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO READ THIS:

    How funny it is that today there are so many streams of our team’s game. Almost all the “Big teams” are playing on sunday:
    Man C, Man U, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs.
    And Chelsea are playing in a different hour so…. lucky day for watching the game, will the game go our way too?

    The Fastest right now Sopcast is this:
    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/100801
    Dutch Sport Channel1 [NL]

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/96441
    DERBY HD (EN)

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  • ToonIcon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #63

    Perch ain’t the best cb but this Perch bashing from toon fans is uncalled for all 11 players who pull on the famous black and white stripes should be fully supported

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #64

    No I just think you’re a pr!ick in general. Perch isn’t playing in nets so he won’t be conceding any goals 😛

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #65

    Supporter & Offkey

    Ginola said on Sky a couple of weeks back that he’s clearly nowhere near as fit as he was a year ago. Ginola said that he looked like he had the potential to be one of the best in the world – but obviously he’s French bias (;

    He has shown a few bits of skill, and the change of pace that won us the ‘penalty’ against United.

    But yeah I guess he’s just not match sharp yet. Must be hard being a player that relies on pace & sharpness, then missing a whole year.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #66

    Any working links lads???

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #68
  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #69

    I’d confirm Oleg’s select pick, both SOPCAST channels working really well

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #70

    Ruddy,

    TO be honest I think I have some ammo to bash him in all honesty, If you don’t want to bash him sir, its your prerogative I don’t call you and absolute c***t for doing so do I? I think he is what he is he doesn’t deserve the NUFC kit, Crucify me whatever….that is how I feel nothing aint gonna change it he may have a BLINDER of a game today (which I very much so doubt) when 98% of the time he is, poor, sorry but he is….

    I might come across as ultra, but I am critical, Judge me but I am and that is how I see it, I want the best for this damn club….end…Perhaps I overdo it with the bashing I guess…I will stop….

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  • Offkey

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #71

    TDS – Makes sense, I just hope he gets he playing time to get up to speed.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #72

    More sopcast links:

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/123610
    TEST

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/123610
    NOVA SPORT

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/74750
    TZONNER

    Not sure about the Lang.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #73

    @Ruddy – Catchy
    Thanks lads, appreciate it 🙂

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #74

    Anyhow njoy the game..

    ToonDownSouth TBF you did seem 99% to refer to me…if not my apologies, if its so, I think you if you really have statements like that should delve into the blog a bit deeper than 4 threads….

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #75

    The analysis on ESPN is absolutely quality!

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #76

    yw 🙂

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  • niafron

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #77

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Raylor not even on the bench. It’s a bit cruel…

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  • Jonny

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #78

    Why am i watching these lemons on Gillete Soccer Saturday when they think our centre back is cudicini and aren’t sure if Tiote is African!!! You’re paid to analyse football, yet i an many more people know more about it than the four chaps sitting on the desk!!

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #79

    Just watching the Dutch feed, it’s amezin, this roving reporter is showing the toilets of Newcastle’s industrial areas – quality.

    As he’s stood beside Gray’s monument you can see the locals looking at him saying “WTF man!”

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #80

    gorgonzola

    Read #24 then #29. It’s quite clear what I was replying to.

    No need to be so aggressive.

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