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Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Wijnaldum Start At Portland – Live Video



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Newcastle will play the last of their three games of the US tour tonight when they play the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

This is the only MLS team Newcastle will play on the tour.

Head coach Steve McClaren has just announced his team for tonight’s game and it looks like Newcastle will give a lot of their youngsters and fringe players a game tonight, against a Portland team that will largely be made up of their second team.

Newcastle: Darlow, Bigirimana, Satka, Ferguson, Aarons, Abeid, Wijnaldum, Gouffran, Sissoko, Ayoze, Cisse
Subs: Woodman, Janmaat, Obertan, De Jong, Armstrong, Anita

That looks like Newcastle will play three at the back maybe in a 3-5-2 formation but Bigi, Satka and Ferguson are not very experienced..

It looks like they will be the beck three – and maybe McClaren is trying a different formation to see how the lads can adapt to it.

Only Sissoko and Cisse started the last game at Sacramento Republic, so McClaren wants everybody to get a game on this tour.

Fabricio Coloccini has an injured Achilles and Emmanuel Riviere has left the squad through injury and returned to Newcastle.

It would be good to get another win tonight, and we have one win and one loss so far in America.

You can watch the game live here.


193 comments so far

  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #81

    I can see why Newcastle preferred Janmaat over Satka at CB last year

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Comment #82

    Gouffron is useless

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  • santoon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Comment #83

    sissoko giving everyone free headers in set pieces

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  • DeanToon88

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Comment #84

    Our Toon

    Sissokho, Wijaldum, cisse, perez, and gouffran are all first teamers that’s 5

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #85

    Gini looked decent..aarons too

    thats about it

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #86

    is this a clever ploy from McClaren to tell the board we need centre backs?

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #87

    We don’t Half Overreact to a meaningless game which is clear that’s it’s more about the run out than it is about the result

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #88

    Ourtoon

    Fair enough in defence, but attacking wise, with Cisse, Perez, Aarons, Gouffran, Sissoko, Wijnaldum etc we rerally should be showing something more, even in a friendly.

    Its like playing sunday league, they have 2 big CBs and a big strong CF and it is working.

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #89

    Wish I Was A Geordie ?@NUFC_US · 1 min1 minute ago
    We legit have police around our section. I believe this is the last time the Toon Army will be at Providence Park. #nufc

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #90

    Dean toon

    Are any of them defenders? Have a word with yourself mate its embrassing that you are even twisting about a daft preseason friendly where the defence is Ferguson, Satka, Bigi. That’s probably our 20th choice trio as a combination.

    As for 1st team players, probably sissoko amd wij are the only ones the rest will struggle to start including Aarons if a new winger is bought in.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #91

    Lesh

    this isn’t the the team he will start with , not even close to it , this result means nothing. it is all about fitness and character.

    I have only ever asked for 3 managers to be sacked , sourness . joke in ear and p45, the rest iv been ok with , even fat Sam ,

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #92

    1) Our best player is rolando.

    2) Satko is too soft, no wonder he is never near the first team

    3) Gouffron is useless since we signed him. Same level as Williamson.

    4) Sissoko and cisse seem dont care – sell them both.

    5) Wiljandum got a good goal but other than that anonymous. (maybe playing with a useless gouffron alongside him)

    6) it might just be a pre season game just for fitness but i just waste my 45 mins of my life

    7) Abeid is ok

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #93

    Dont het carried aeay lads we have no senior defenders on the pitch abeid has been dogshit offering no protection at all to satka

    I feel sorry for satka its like hes trying to defend on his own and not doing a very good job

    Think stevie is going to put a cb on next to him

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #94

    Lubo Satka looks pants! Not impressed. We need defenders in it’s glaring obvious. We could also do with another creative midfielder be it a winger or an ACM. De Jong is injury prone and Cabella will probs play on the wing. We need someone that can ask questions of the opposition defence and open teams up and take players on. Wijnaldum is great but I think we could do with another similar. But first a couple of good defenders in please!!

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #95

    Shane Ferguson is playing an honest game , I hope he gets a chance. His confidence is low after the way he has been loaned out and no chances .. He’s better than most think and if Mac gives him some good words and encouragement he will respond ..I think he’s had his heart broke a little ..go onnnnnnn Shane Son !

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  • lukes26

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #96

    This could be a McClaren ploy

    Don’t want to be Alnwick’d again if Satka is forced into playing time

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:34 AM

    Comment #97

    Sausage fingures lol

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  • woodnufc

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #98

    losing 3 – 1 in a pre-season friendly with 1 defender on the pitch? Aye, you’re crying and whining is totally justified, jesus christ, get a grip people.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #99

    The goals conceded came from 2 set pieces and a mistake from Satka.

    Certainly not the end of the world.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #100

    Need to keep a proper perspective. Can’t play the same players three times in a week during pre season without risking injuries. Darlow should’ve cut out goals 2, possibly 3 and Satko and Fergie are not capable of playing centre backs together. None of the back four will start in the PL. This is basically about fitness building, so people need to calm down. Mistakes at the back have resulted in goals, but they’re nothing like our real back four.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #101

    Really dont think you can blame Satka too much, he’s just a young kid with Bigi one side and Fergie the other…up against a big strong CF.

    Only so much a kid can do but anyone who lists him as a CB in out squad for next season needs a head shake, he looks a good 2 seasons away from PL bench.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #102

    Jd

    Agree as an attacking force we could show more bit players are more focused on getting ready for the new season not busting a gut to win a meaningless pre season friendly which means diddly squat to how the season will pan out. Reading some of the comments you’d think we are crashing out of cup game.

    It’s good the Wij is getting game time to improve fitness and an understanding with teammates, it’s good to have Aarons out there getting a run out, all these players need minutes.

    We don’t have many CB’S so I have no issues with setting up like this, especially if certain players are carrying niggles. Imagine having to wait for the work permit of Chancer but losing Laschelles and other defenders before the 1st game.

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  • corkypants

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #103

    You cant blame satka lads theres no one giving him a hand back there he is playing in a back three with two wingers ffs judge him when he has another cb next to him

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #104

    on a different note that pitch looks dreadful

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  • DeanToon88

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #105

    Lets hope we show a little bit more and the second half, otherwise i’ve stayed up all night to watch a s**t kickabout lol

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #106

    Bigirimana-Satka-Ferguson-Aarons

    Are you honestly surprised that we are losing? Only Aarons played first team games last season out of all of them!

    In addition only Satka is in the correct position, Ferguson at CB? All 5ft9 of him, Aarons in LB? He is best further up the pitch, and Bigirimana is a midfielder. This defence was always going to be pants, McClaren must be trying to prove that we need CB’s. Otherwise, what’s the logic?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #107

    We need to sell Cisse and Gouffran both offer nothing every time. Cisse goes missing for 80mins each match and Gouffran is a lot of huffing and piffing and does F All really apart from running around like a headless chicken.

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  • calvinzolamakongo

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:39 AM

    Comment #108

    Basically satka has messed up amy chance wearing the wrong boots slipped for first goal and didnt recover and slipped about 4 times last minute …wouldnt say socks dont care has chased few balls down the line…aarons is not a Lwb countless balls into the box but only cisse their we got the goal when wij supported him (wij slightly off the pace) abeid is trying …ferguson not a centre back…bigi ok ….gouf not existent….we have been done by height really two 6’4 cbs with great deliver by their sole senior player …..but overall we shouldnt get beaten by a second string usl team

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #109

    janmaat cb

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #110

    Young Magpie

    The logic is to give all players minutes on this trip, 3 games in 1 week during preseason isn’t going to be about the best XI at all times. Use the squad and ensure injuries are minimised!!

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  • DeanToon88

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #111

    Gouffran is such a pathetic player get shot of him please..

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  • jeraziah

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:43 AM

    Comment #112

    Sell or release Gouffran. He hardly makes a run. Lazy-ass whiner. Worthless.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #113

    GOUFFRAN CAPTAIN??????????

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  • brklyngeordie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #114

    just watched that 1st half boy that was hard to watch and few things ill take out of this is

    1. Sissoko looking best player so far which is encouraging cause he can be key player unless just trying to take it serious to draw move away?

    2.Cisse looking ok but feel bad for anyone who has Gouffran to help

    3.Perez is best as ST not a wing

    4.Abeid Bigi and Ferguson not cut out for this club honestly

    5.Satka can see potential there looks comfortable with ball at feet doesnt want to play hoof ball but his midfield not providing much options and is being reluctant to hoof but has got self into trouble few times by not opting to.

    6. Aarons looks fit but didnt like attitude after assisting goal doesnt seem to be team player and always looking for recognition or something head down and just work

    7.Darlow 3rd keeper not ready for Prem

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  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #115

    Overated Frenchman

    Absolutely mate. As I live in Dromana, we have plenty of local wineries to chose from

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:45 AM

    Comment #116

    gouffran captain?

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:45 AM

    Comment #117

    Captain Gouffran!

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:48 AM

    Comment #118

    Yes Cisse offers nothing spot on….oh wait apart from the one thing that wins us games and that’s goals. Yes let’s sell the guy who scored 11 goals last year in 22 games, 11 were sub appearances.

    Let’s keep the other 2 who did get involved in team build up and offered a little more to the team ethic like Riviere and Perez.

    Perez 36 games 7 goals
    Riviere 23 games 1 goal

    Between them 59 games 8 goals

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #119

    Brooklyn

    It just shows how people can see something differently.

    I thought Sissoko looks like he doesnt give a toss at all and certainly wasnt the best player out there.

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  • woodnufc

    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #120

    I’m sorry like but Satka is absolutely turd. I understand that he’s not playing with a reconigsed CB alongside him but he’s made a string of individual errors both first and second half. Poor from him, I was expecting better.

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