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Paul Dummett Back In Place Of Manquillo For Crucial Game



Newcastle have just announced the side for the important game against Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle fans have not been able to celebrate a win since we took Chelsea apart on May 13th, 3-0 at home in the final game of last season.

That win followed four successive defeats.

So let’s hope we can get all 3 points this afternoon to get our first points at St. James’ Park this season.

Chris Hughton – Brighton manager

As expected there’s just one change in the side with fit again Paul Dummett coming back into the side after recovering from injury.

He replaces Javier Manquillo who drops to the bench.

It’s interesting that Ki Sung-yueng doesn’t make the bench today with Isaac Hayden preferred.

This is what Rafa has said about today’s crucial game:

“The first win is always the most difficult. As soon as we win the first game, I think we will start having more confidence and it’ll be easier for us,”

“At the same time, we are playing at home, so our fans have something to prove – they have to prove that Bruno was wrong.”

“Bruno was talking about the fans, saying they will be on top of the players if they make mistakes, and things like that.”

“Our fans are very clever – they know that this team, they care. They work really hard.”

“The players know our strengths and they know our weaknesses, and one of our strengths is having our fans behind the team.”

“So, I think if the fans see something wrong, they will still be supporting the team.”

Almost seven in ten fans think we can will this game.

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Let’ s hope they are right about that.

Comments welcome.


678 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #1

    HWTL

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Ritchie again??? FFS!!!

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  • jane

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    looks good

    1
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Hotstar.com show all premier League live games. One year subscription costs 299 rupees (3 and a bit pounds). Only available in India, Canada and USA, but if you have a VPN…….

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    HWTL

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    hopefully Murphy comes on and steps up his game. looks like a league 1 player and to think Rafa spent 12m on him. poor poor…

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Teams

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, DeAndre Yedlin, Federico Fernández, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie, Mohamed Diamé, Jonjo Shelvey, Kenedy, Ayoze Pérez, Yoshinori Muto.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schär, Isaac Hayden, Jacob Murphy, Christian Atsu, Joselu.

    Much as predicted by most of us.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Hayden hasn’t looked to interested when he’s come on as a sub, rather see Longstaff on the bench.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Good game between Dunston and Gatesheed, although the skill and strength of the higher placed team won the day.

    Crowd of 2500 a club record apparently.

    On second thought I suppose the pitch is probably near where the Fed Brewery used to be.

    The Heed hoping to get Sunderland in the next round at home.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #10

    25 Minutes to KO.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #12

    I know Manquillo is crap however I read people say he had a good game vs man utd. If that was case shouldnt he have kept his place today. If you play well and get dropped anyway what does that tell you? Why try if you’re just back up and gonna get dropped as soon as 1st choice gets fit. This happened with Pardews team all too often with the “purple” players. If Manquillo played crap vs man utd I apologise ignore my post. I thought I read people say Manquillo was playing well that games thats all

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #13

    HWTL come on the toon.

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  • lesh

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Pain in the Blog (from previous thread)

    So, all in all, you’ve nicely summarised Ashley as a psychopath who lacks any moral compass.

    And according to the Fit and Proper rules, he’s considered fit to run a major football club – let alone a business employing thousands. Incredible but sadly, true.

    What can be done about him? A few hundred volts across his temples or failing that, a frontal lobotomy might just do the trick

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Pace up top. A hope we hit them fast the day from the start.
    Try blow them out the water in the first half.

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  • davetoon

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #16

    This is the right team to win this game. If we don’t win I think we are in the poo

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #17

    3 minutes to KO

    HWTL HWTF HWTR HWTBRS

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    We have more than enough to get 3 points. Will be a tough scrappy game 1 nil win for us.

    If we don’t win this, we are really in huge huge trouble and rafa position must be analysed.

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  • jimiley

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Only a great manager can survive one win and 11 losses in 14 games. Six points out of 42. And he has to start being great today. Massive game. A defeat would have a bib bib impact on confidence and even Rafa might not come back from that. Two nil to Toon. A defeat does not bear thinking about.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m listening live on NUFC TV live

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  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    Oct 20, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #21

    The right team i think. Dummett’s more defensive style should leave Kenedy free to do pretty much as he wishes.
    Reckon Ritchie will have a good game today, Muto will bag another and Kenedy man of the match.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Marriner ref. The one who Rafa was fined for making a fairly innocuous comment about.

    Bet we get no pen or owt else from him.

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  • yogz69

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m going for a 2-0 win for us today with Muto and Kenedy with the goals. What’s everybody else’s thoughts?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #24

    PPB hope so!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #25

    MA is at the game again!

    0
  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #26

    EGB your not suggesting people can have hidden agenders aginst the toon?

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Hope ashley gets stick all game

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  • Danufc9

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #28

    any links for the match?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #29

    I think we will lose. It will be tight but we will be shafted by some ridiculous refereeing.

    1
  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Perez should of scored

    1
  • davetoon

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Aaargghhhhhh. Damnit. Good save

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  • Reilly

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Close

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Nearly by Perez!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Genjikai, as if! 🙂

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Theres no one on this blog with hidden agenders EGB haha

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36

    “Ryan then lands awkwardly when coming out to deal with a cross, and stays down. Looks like he will be fine to continue.”

    Why’s that, don’t they think the GK needs to be standing against our strikers? 🙂

    1
  • Genjikai

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibizatoon good craic

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  • danishmag

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Any links lads?

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Bad collision between Fernandez and Murray. 🙁

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 20, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Long delay.

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