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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

  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #121

    Mitro scores again!

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  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #122

    Mister Tuff, I know it is, but it’s the best i found.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/soccerstreams/comments/9af1bz/1500_gmt_newcastle_united_vs_chelsea/

    For others

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #123

    Erm. Mitrovic with double already.

    1
  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #124

    MITROVIC 2 GOALS

    1
  • davetoon

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #125

    5 goals in other game. Burnley in trouble this season with europa games

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  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #126

    Davetoon its because their owner used the ashley model of not kicking on with investment after a great season in a squad! Madness

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #127

    Nothing more tiring than chasing the ball. Amazing if they can keep this up. NUFC = lone or 2 forwards- no midfield -packed defence.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #128

    with Lascelles and shelvey falling out with Rafa, and Mitrovich proving he’s far better than any other striker we have.

    I think this is how rafa’s previous jobs failure came about. falling out with players and not playing the best players.
    just look at mitrovic.

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  • jimiley

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #129

    You are finished at the Toon if you fall out with Benitez. Does he hold a grudge. You better believe it.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #130

    Souness saying there might be an argument fo rafa having to play this way with the squad that ashley has provided MIGHT FUSKIN MIGHT!!
    Unbelievable we havent broken our transfer record since he managed us!
    Absolute bellend

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #131

    strange as it may seem I think we’ve had more efforts on goal then Chelsea although they are playing us off the park, so far!

    We could with a bit of luck just a 1-0.

    Pity Rondon couldn’t have lifted his cross a little bit higher early on, would have been an easy knock in.

    2nd half coming up.

    HWTL HWTF HWTR HWBRS and HWTNB

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #132

    the comments by Gerrard and other former players are not complimentary on Rafa’s man management. You can see how he makes his decisions personally when selecting his line ups. He can’t take any pushback by his team. I think he struggles to motivate and his players see it. He is more of a tactician than an inspirational leader. We have nothing short of an emotional roller coaster of a season ahead of us again.

    1
  • Sherlock

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #133

    ILovetoon. Why are you such a twit. Oops mixed me vowels again.

    2
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #134

    We will surely lose today. Our football today is embarrassing. Hazard will unlock us.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #135

    I hope we go a goal down. Atleast then, we’ll start playing some football.

    1
  • swemag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #136

    Anybody else in here that feels we deserve a goal at this stage? Playing them off the park.

    2
  • masterp1983

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #137

    This is an awful brand of football. How far we have fallen since the entertainers 🙁

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #138

    Disgraceful penalty decision.thanks ref,lost us the game solely down to you,all that graft ruined by poor ref

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #139

    Hey Chelsea converted their penalty, we fluffed our PK last week. That is life as a Toon fan these days.

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  • swemag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #140

    So now we can play football?

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #141

    Swemag – and so we do. 🙂

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  • swemag

    Aug 26, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #142

    Well deserved as well.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 26, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #143

    Sewag 136
    Should have gone to Specsavers.

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