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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

  • brightontoon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #161

    I see a oba goal today, ba and best our best partnership up front simple play them we win simple, oba seems to be seeing a pass better than usual

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  • Szarka

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #162

    Swansea only defending, it would be a miracle if they score.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #163

    @ gorgonzola // Dec 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    French newspaper ‘Equipe reported on Friday evening that Newcastle’s move for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga was off, after the 24 year-old Malian failed his medical – from NUFC.COM

    Plain and simple, failed medical.

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #164

    Lineswoman is tidy like

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  • niafron

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #165

    The ref is a girl! What is her name?

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #166

    Perch playing decent, Ober playing decent – the undersoil heating at the training ground must be working 😉

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #167

    We are plying better but it is still 0-0.

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #168

    Why do my family always turn up when I watching the football??? 🙁

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  • Szarka

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #169

    Ba spoils a chance again. Someone tell him that others can shoot too.

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #170

    Sian Massey, niafron. It’s the lass who got Keys and Gray sacked from Sky Sports for being a little bit sexist haha

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #171

    Didn’t know she was a bird. Is she smart? Name?

    Thought she would be out Christmas shopping, then off home to put her fellas tea on, hoover up, run an iron over his shirt before he goes out with the lads 😉

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #172

    2.5 fouls on best that weren’t given.

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  • Offkey

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #174

    Have they even had a card…….bloody joke.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #175

    Steve_48

    Yes I am aware of that some conflicting reports…he passed it with flying colours prior ….to me a bit fishy…but nonetheless…

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #177

    He got a taste of the force 🙂

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #178

    “Ba spoils a chance again. Someone tell him that others can shoot too.”

    Agreed he had Cabaye standing there by himself….

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #179

    Is Mason going to get his bloody cards out or what?

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  • niafron

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #180

    She’s pretty.

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #181

    What a run by Santon!

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #182

    This ref must have lost his cards FFS

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #183

    SANTON rules….. makes you wonder HOW he did not play ……amazing Pardew…..
    This lad seems massive…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #184

    Santon is awesome!!

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #185

    @gorgonzola: It was because he’s not used to the physical aspect of the league. Probably why we’re using the right flank more than the left too.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #186

    Aye creat cross from Santon, shame they were 2 paces ahead of the ball, need someone following up

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  • Hatem

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #187

    Tiote’s truly back

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #188

    we are playing OK…but nothing spectacular…. lack a bit of imagination to me…. But we are ok so far….just need a bit of spark….

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #189

    Besty looks a little way of bieng match fit yet!! Play arfa as a shadow striker in second half???

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #190

    Anyone notice how all our threats have come from the right wing? Even though Gutierez is suppoeted by Santon he still doesnt create as much threat as Obertan. Hope the fans bear this in mind when next they decide to have a go at Gabby

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  • brightontoon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #191

    We look like a different team with a real lb playing gives us 2 out let’s on the wing rather than Raylor too scared to go past half way line

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  • Hatem

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #192

    Colo makes such a difference, look how well the defense is organised, what a captain

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #193

    Well done Demba, belting save like

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  • Hatem

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #194

    Vorm is quality

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #195

    I cant believe THAT DID NTO GO IN I just cant…

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #196

    Ba is so dangerous, always looking to let fly.

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  • seantoon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #197

    Ba is unreal sometimes

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  • niafron

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #198

    Ba is unlucky, but honnestly, he’s maybe the best striker in the league right now.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #199

    Commentator just proves how frustrated we all are with Obertan…..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #200

    Unlucky demba son great effort

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