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Newcastle Injury Update For West Brom Game

There are doubts on several players for the important game against WBA tomorrow night at St. James’ Park.

Haris Vuckic – could start tomorrow night

Yohan Cabaye  picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday and will miss his first league game of the season, and we expect one of the two 19 year-old youngsters  – Haris Vuckic or Mehdi Abeid – to come in .

Both players are outstanding talents, and it’s good that one of them will get a chance,  and they may both feature in the game tomorrow night at St. James’ Park.

Former Everton midfielder Dan Gosling is also out tomorrow night, and he will serve the second game of his three match suspension,  after being sent off at Norwich for a rather stupid two footed tackle, after 65 minutes of that game.

And full-back Ryan Taylor still has an ankle injury, which is what kept him out of the squad for Saturday’s home game against Swansea.

But Davide Santon had a very good game against the newly promoted Welsh side, and will continue at left-back tomorrow night, and if Ryan is fit he’ll probably be on the bench, and of course he can play in many different positions.

Danny Guthrie is out with a groin strain,  and not due back for at least a couple of weeks,  and news that striker Peter Lovenkrands could be out for up to three weeks with a calf injury.

Peter picked that up in training, and also long term injury casualty,  Steven Taylor,  is not available while he recovers  from an operation on his Achilles.

We think Ben Arfa could be brought in as a second striker,  so this is the team that could be starting tomorrow night in a 4-4-1-1 formation:

Simpson Coloccini (c) Perch Santon
Obertan Tiote Vuckic Gutierrez
Ben Arfa
Demba Ba 

There’s a possibility that Sammy Ameobi could start on the right wing in place of Gabriel Obertan, and of course Abeid could be preferred to Vuckic  in central midfield.

Shola Ameobi could also get the start with Demba Ba up front in a 4-4-2 formation and Mike Williamson could be brought in for James Perch, but we think it’s too early for that.

What’s your team for tomorrow night?

Comments welcome.

88 comments so far

  • Jesus1983

    Dec 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #81

    It would be nice to see Vuckic or Abeid play but i reckon Pardew will play Raylor in CM if fit. He played there at Chelsea last season and did a good job. Also we will have no free kick specialist on the field if Cabaye and Raylor are both absent.

  • Toon_Jock

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #82

    Lads, vote here for Demba Ba – Best Premier League Player of the calendar year 2011!!

    Currently 5th out of 10 players with 4.3% – lets get him up the ladder…



  • Willo

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #83

    Simpson Colo Perch Santon
    _____ Vuckic Tiote______
    _______BA BEST_______

    For me, this is Obertan’s last chance. If he can’t get it done then Sammy has to come in. I’m a bigger Vuckic fan for now seeing that he’s been at the club longer. Though Abeid has a BRIGHT future. I’m not a huge fan of HBA starting and the Best-BA partnership is amazing. Sammy on at the hour and we go from there.

  • Keith in France

    Dec 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #84

    I think one comment on this blog by ‘Smithy’ has sunk to a new low in my opinion.
    For a so called fan to say that he wished serious injury or death on a NUFC player is disgusting.
    It’sonly a game for god sake.
    If this was my blog I would ban anal comments like this.
    In fact I don’t think I will make a contribution on this blog site again unless some sort of action is taken to prevent comments like this.

  • magpiebop

    Dec 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #85

    4-1-3-2 Vs WBA
    Guttierez,Vuckic,Ben Arfa.

  • TheObertoon

    Dec 21, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #86

    obertan——ben arfa—-gutierrez

    also like what alex84 said

  • Lynxie

    Dec 21, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #87


    its official lads, Smithy is a tosser for his comments @8. Get yerself to Stadium of impeding doom mate where you belong, you aint no supporter. Its the TEAM that matters you retard.

  • Smithy

    Dec 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #88

    @ stynky 87. Perch is a liability he completely sucks, wow he made 2 good tackles v Swansea. Go and stick it up your sister you inbred degenerate :p


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