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Atsu, Dubravka, And Yedlin All Start At Rochdale


This is the team Steve Bruce has picked for the FA Cup tie at Rochdale. It has five changes from the loss to Leicester City and consists of all senior members of the squad.

Steve Bruce wasn’t kidding when he said he’d choose as strong a side as possible. He’s kept Martin Dubravka in goal.

It looks like the lads will line up with four at the back unless he’s going to use both Isaac Hayden and Emil Krafth as part of a back three with Atsu as a left wing-back.

Dwight Gayle doesn’t make the trip, which means his time at Newcastle could be up this month. Despite traveling with the team, Ludwig Francillette doesn’t make the squad.

However, Lewis Cass, Elias Sorensen, and Tom Allan do along with Matt Ritchie and Ki Sung-yueng getting back into the team.

This is who Brian Barry-Murphy has selected for our opponents. Youngster Luke Matheson only makes the bench.

Hopefully, we can get a comfortable win today to progress to the Fourth Round. Bruce has kept his word to field a strong team, so there are no excuses to not get the victory this afternoon.

Howay The Lads!


99 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Hayden and Fernandez at CB will be fascinating to see. It could be a thing of beauty. Very unsure about the full backs however,

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  • G

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #2

    If we dont get a win with this lineup somebody will desrve shooting!

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Team
    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, DeAndre Yedlin, Emil Krafth, Federico Fernández, Isaac Hayden, Christian Atsu, Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almirón, Joelinton, Yoshinori Muto.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Lewis Cass, Florian Lejeune, Ki Sung-yueng, Matt Ritchie, Tom Allan, Elias Sørensen.

    41 Minutes to KO

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  • jane

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #4

    looks good

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Team
    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, DeAndre Yedlin, Emil Krafth, Federico Fernández, Isaac Hayden, Christian Atsu, Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almirón, Joelinton, Yoshinori Muto.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Lewis Cass, Florian Lejeune, Ki Sung-yueng, Matt Ritchie, Tom Allan, Elias Sørensen.

    41 Minutes to KO!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry for repeat, didn’t think it had gone 1st time!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #7

    thanks doontoon

    used to get bt sport as a bt customer but they put their prices up so hoping for a stream somewhere.

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  • Mag :P

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Honestly, fair play to Bruce.

    That is as strong a lineup as possible really.

    Looks like we are going for it for once.

    If we lose in this one it’s down to the players.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    For some reason I thought it was a 3.01 pm KO!

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  • Mag :P

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda

    The fact that it’s on bt sport means that there’s most likely streams about.

    I usually use totalsportek.

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  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Only Ron is allowed to use that stream !!!!!

    😀

    0
  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

    6
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Snap Jib, great minds think alike? Or fools seldom differ.

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Micky do you not have beIN mena ?
    It’s on channel 11

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  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Ki Sung-yueng was supposed to be ill
    He must have recovered

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Rochdale to have 98% possession…

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Somebody tweeted:

    Looking for the first FA Cup 3rd round upset today…. I’m going for #nufc to beat Rochdale……crazy I know!!!

    TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON ARMY!!!!!

    4
  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #20

    The annoying thing is.
    If the Toon give Rochdale a good twatting , folk will just
    shrug their shoulders and say “Waddya expect ?”

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib/DM

    Working OK at present, cheers!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Is the match not on BBC1?

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Just at the pub Jib – so should I go……

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  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #24

    You defo get the feeling that the rest of the country are praying for an upset
    Twas ever thus – everyone loves an FA cup giant killing act

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  • geordie157

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #25

    BT Sports today.

    Fair play to Bruce, stuck to his word, strong line up considering all the injuries. A good performance would be nice today, that’s probably asking too much.

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  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Micky
    4.30pm on a Saturday afternoon ?
    Definitely

    1
  • Bambams

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #27

    We will have too much for Rochdale today, that’s a decent team he has put out.

    Wonder if the rumours about Darlow is off to Leeds in the window has anything to do with Dubs in goal.

    Ash too frightened Darlow gets injured….Let’s just hope nothing happens to Dubs

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #28

    5 Minutes to KO

    HWTL HWTF HWTM

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #29

    Fair play to Brucie, that’s the strongest FA cup team we’ve seen in 13 years

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Decent team, good on you Stevie boy. Maybe he’s not a patsy?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Twas, twixt and tw@t, not Jeff from Benwell my ar$e

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #32

    thanks for the stream Jib + Dubai

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #33

    If Joelinton doesn’t score today, sheep fans “” He can’t even score against league one teams” if he bags a hat trick “He has found his level, he isn’t good enough for the Premiership”

    1
  • Jib

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #34

    We are are in our Dutch 3rd strip

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Just hoping a forced reshuffle may do the trick. There is a time and a place for a back 3 but this may just give us some possession.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #36

    really surprised to see Miggy

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Thanks for the streams

    0
  • AncientC

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Almiron is going to shred this game.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #39

    krafth centre back?

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  • AncientC

    Jan 4, 2020 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #40

    Two minutes of playing keep ball from the start. New record surely.

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