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Schar, Ki, Fernandez And Rondon All Start – Lascelles And Shelvey Out



That rumor this morning that Jamaal Lascelles would not be in the squad today turned out to be correct and in come Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez for their debuts in central defense.

Yedlin comes in at right-back, so the back four is entirely different in each position than last week at Cardiff, and this cannot be good news against such a top side like Chelsea.

Ki comes into central midfield for Jonjo Shelvey who has picked up a knock in training.

And it looks like Rafa will play a back five today.

Very sorry about the initial confusion – I didn’t see Dummett was in as captain.

I’m not having a good day today – but maybe Newcastle will!!

The lack of depth in the Newcastle squad is something that Rafa Benitez had talked about all summer.

Most of our fans think we will lose this game – but you never know.

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Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


143 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #41

    This cud get ugly. Two new centre backs is a worry. Htl

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #42

    Wonder if Joselu will get on today?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #43

    Schar biggest weakness for me is physicality and strength. That shouldn’t be his undoing today against morata.

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  • the white tino

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #44

    Jibber jabber typical tree hugger, can’t say anything with white in for fear of being called a racist, need to get a life you sad twat

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  • Rowan

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #45

    Already seems like one of those seasons where we get unlucky with injuries. Only goes to highlight the lack of depth we have in ceeetain areas. Grim.

    On the plus side, there are plenty of hard-working and technically proficient players in that team, plus Muto on the bench – if Ki & Rondon have really good games we could still get something here. Gutted to see our two best players out though obvs.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #46

    Full squad for today Repost

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, DeAndre Yedlin, Federico Fernández, Fabian Schär, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Jacob Murphy, Salomón Rondón.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Sean Longstaff, Christian Atsu, Ayoze Pérez, Yoshinori Mut?, Joselu.

    Longstaff and Sterry both in.

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  • chicousa

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #47

    Rafa resting players for a Carabou cup run? Would prefer that were the reason for Jamaal and Jonjo absences…

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #48

    the white tino. I think it was intended as humour, he has a very weird sense of humour!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #49

    Our best chance here is to utilise Schar as a midfield sweeper at times of possession and attack. He is good on the ball, strength and defensive ability would definitely be in question for him on his prem debut against Chelsea of all teams.

    Im hopeful, lets see.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #50

    As I mentioned earlier we must be close to topping the injuries league, which is a bugg”r after having so few last season.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #51

    so if Lascelles isn’t fit its ok but if he is fit and theres been words that be him off in jan, Ashley is already rubbing his hands for more wallpaper for his mansion

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #52

    Someone, in the Jane/ Jib camp couldn’t understand the point Chi was making in her letter to the BBC.

    Might I suggest that as she said to the Culture Secretary, SD pays for most it gets from NUFC, SD is therfore not a club sponsor and thus not entitled to any representation in the background of BBC broadcasts.

    In summary, could she be asking the BBC how, under the above circumstances, it can justify displaying SD’s logo under its product placement rules?

    Just a thought and if I’m correct, a very clever move on Chi’s part.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #53

    Bet nobody got that team correct, I got 9 so did DubaiMicky as I copied and pasted his selection. 🙂

    4
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #54

    Haha some random posts that Thiers been a barney after the team sheet announced and everyone’s jumping on that – you couldn’t make it up ….. Oh somebody did

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  • AndyMac

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #55

    Lascelles not on bench either so chances are he’s injured along with JJ ? 5-4-1 can become 3-5-2 offensively so who knows ? HTL

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #56

    Lascelles and shelve have a fall-out with Rafa. well done.

    typical Newcastle circus.

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #57

    Correction to @52

    Might I suggest that as she said to the Culture Secretary, SD pays for NOWT it gets from NUFC, SD is therfore not a club sponsor and thus not entitled ……..

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #58

    @andymac,

    shelvey and Lascelles aint injured. it’s bust-up with Rafa in training ground row. both dropped.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #59

    25 Minutes to KO, tension is building.

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  • sing in the corner

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #60

    Thankfully we are at home, Chelsea mightn’t go for the throat straight away.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #61

    Its the daily mail making it up if its bs

    1
  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #62

    Mindshaft

    Twas the Daily/ Sunday Heil posted the story about Lascelles…… More lies from the truth bringer!

    3
  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #63

    Rafa – “Jamal has an ankle problem and we have many centre halves and thats it.” Maybe the argument was just Lascelles wanting to play injured

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #64

    Rumour is Lascalles was in the squad but disagreement continued…

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  • jane

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #65

    “SD pays for NOWT ”

    thanks lesh i guessed that’s what you meant. less of the Jane/ Jib camp please 🙂

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #66

    Ed
    If you’re not having a good day I know one thing that will cheer you (and us) up. A toon win!
    Howay the Lads !

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #67

    And Schar was drafted in last minute

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #68

    New story that Abramovic has had enough and Chelsea’ll be up for sale. So, there you have it – cue Mansour’s cousin and his £2b.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #69

    It wouldnt surprise me if bishop has been in touch with that Hope fella
    Sounds like bollocks to me
    Looks like we are gonna need rondon to hold the ball up well today to be able to get up the pitch hoping for a draw with that team

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #70

    If the bust up story is true, let’s hope it quickly passes over.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #71

    What’s the weather like at St James Park?

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #72

    If it is a bust up between Rafa and Lascelles (it isn’t) then I don’t think the gaffer would entirely cut off his own nose to spite his face and not even put his captain on the bench. Getting dropped from the starting eleven would be enough of a punishment and enough of a point made. Why would Benitez leave his best defender out of the squad entirely if he’s fit?

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  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #73

    Essex

    You only got nine in the Rafa bingo as did Dubai? Ah, but Dubai doesn’t read the runes and you wouldn’t dare expose yourself to accusations of having an unfair advantage. 🙂 😉

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #74

    Decent stream here:-

    And no jib, no viruses, no crap, just use adblocker and it’s as smooth as a Victoria Secret’s legs.

    http://www.sportlive.world/2018/08/newcastle-united-vs-chelsea_26.html

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #75

    Divn’t fret
    Shelvey we knew has a knock that keeps him out for 3weeks.
    Lascalles ankle knock will need about the same time.
    International break coming up.
    Rafa is giving those two recovery time do full squad fit for next game.
    It’s called a Management decision

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #76

    Lesh how do you know he doesn’t, many of our bloggers have secret talents? 🙂

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #77

    My lads about to take his first hallowed steps.

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #78

    lesh
    Might I suggest that as she said to the Culture Secretary,
    SD pays for NOWT it gets from NUFC, SD is therfore not
    a club sponsor and thus not entitled

    Lesh

    with 15 minutes to KO and some quite shocking injury news

    Might I suggest you shut your hole about club poltics for an hour or so

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  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #79

    lesh, have to agree with you about Mansour’s cousin. When they have so much cash it’s all about “Look at me” (biggest yachts etc.), so if he want Chelsea, he’ll buy them.

    The Magpie Group are offering something different, the family, the potential, Rafa, making a difference for the North East. Oh and making a massive profit if he does that and then sells in 10 years.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #80

    Soon be time to settle in front of the TV and help finance Murdochs yacht.

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