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Barlaser, Fraser, And Yedlin Get Starts Against Blackburn



Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected for tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Blackburn at St James Park. It has a whopping ten changes from the 2-0 win at West Ham with Javier Manquillo the only holdover.

As Bruce declared he would during his press conference, he’s made wholesale changes for this match. It comes just three days after our opening Premier League win at the London Stadium.

This is not as strong of a team as we had hoped for but hopefully, it’ll be enough to get past Blackburn. Both Mark Gillespie and Ryan Fraser get their Newcastle debuts while Dan Barlaser is handed a surprise start in the midfield alongside Sean Longstaff.

This is who Tony Mowbray will send out for the visitors. Former Newcastle striker and local lad Adam Armstrong is on the bench to start off.

Newcastle have been handed a generous draw to advance in this competition. A win tonight will see us pitted against one of two League Two clubs in Morecambe or Oldham away next week. Let’s hope this rotated team can get the job done against Blackburn this evening.

Howay The Lads!


173 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Thats a funny old back four, never seen 4 full backs at once… Creative

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Barlasar is getting another chance in the starting line up tonight, if he does,nt shine against this lot then he ain`t worthy of a squad number imo.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Apart from yedlin at right back
    And Kraft at centre back
    Not a bad line up
    Rooting for Fraser and Linton to have good games
    Hopefully Ritchie doesn’t stink up the joint
    hWtl

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #4
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

    One off the Brucey bingo full house!

    Good selection aside from Manquillo, not sure why we’re asking him to play from the start again and nobody else, especially with Murphy on the bench who could come in and I’d like to see.

    Ritchie at LB and Murphy on the RW with Fraser on the LW. As it is I think it will be 4-4-2 again.

    Yedlin_____Krafth______Clark_____Manquillo
    Fraser_____Longstaff_____Barlaser_____Ritchie
    ___________Joe_________Miggy

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  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Should be a toon win, just hope the side gets on the ball and attacks.

    Looking forward to seeing Barlaser if i can find a stream….wink wink

    Blackburn missing Dack and Armstrong on the bench. Travis is a good player, Holtby would imagine is still decent too.

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Odd back 4 too, although to be fair, Clarke does play CB regularly.

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  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Good point Hail, that one change and Murphy gets a chance, Ritchie at lb and Manquillo gets a rest.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Happy to see Barlarsar getting the nod, playing with Sean in Midfield. But that’s a lot of changes.
    I hope this doesn’t backfire, it should be good enough to get past Blackburn, well Big Joe of you don’t score against this team then, Houston we may have a problem.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #10

    hope its a 4-3-3 with the double pivot of Longstaff and Barlaser both sitting deep and Miggy in the hole

    I dont like seeing Longstaff playing out of position as an attacking midfielder

    @Geordie157 it would be suicidal to play Matt Ritchie as a LB in flat back 4

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  • Abra Dubravka

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Really no need for 3 right backs in that team, forcing Manquillo to play on the left after he played so well on the right on Saturday.

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  • Regan

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Thought Kev was doing countdown to kick off ?

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Strange team

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #14

    I think that line up looks totally unbalanced, still, if we can`t beat a weakend Rovers team we might as well throw the towel in.

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  • Mund

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #15

    OP

    Bill Murray was a legend and so were most the 90s comedy stars but Murray was a amazing.

    What about Bob?

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Abra Dubravka lol what a Name 😀
    wonder what happened to Schar
    surely he should have been playing today
    allowing Kraft to play at left back
    where he can do a job though its not his preferred position

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  • Mund

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #17

    So do we think we will be able to get a dodgy stream tonight?

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  • Mund

    Sep 15, 2020 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #18

    Schar is injured still

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Mund, I don’t know and I’m just guessing…

    Maybe Jib was banned for posting dodgy links?

    Who knows?

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Been looking at hesgoal but our game is`nt an option

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Theyv’e just shown Hendricks goal against Wet Spam on SSN,it looks better than I remember when seeing it live.
    The little dummy to get the defender oota the way..sublime 🙂

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  • Mund

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Dondatta

    You could be right but I always look for my own I was just wondering if we would be able to get one

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Mund now worries matey… I wouldn’t want to see anyone else get a ban if indeed that was the reason 🙂

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  • Regan

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Dondatta. ..snap mate..
    Team news on now

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  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Given the team selection, I wonder if Brucie’s putting some of the players in the shop window?

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  • Mund

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Dondatta

    Appreciate the look out mate.

    Can’t handle the fact I’ll end up paying if I can’t find one lol

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  • geordietom

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #27

    well i found the match on soccerstream.net if anyone wants to try it

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  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Asi

    Your comment about the after effects of eating ceviche with your fingers, reminded me of a similar experience having just applied some Firey Jack to a sore spot!

    Talk about eyes watering….. yikes

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  • Mund

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Tom

    Doubt we will know if any work until kick off mate.

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Mund, No worries mate…

    I just caught a flashing glimpse of Blackburn lineup… Arma on the bench.

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  • Regan

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Dondatta…
    What size telly is that mate..
    Looks massive

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #32

    SSN have just said “What a day for NUFC keeper Mark Gillespie,making his debut at the age of eighteen”
    Dear me!!!!

    1
  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    toobrother, fair point but have you not seen Manquillo at lb, not sure he’s much better there than Ritchie would be

    Hope Joel scores, he’ll get stick if he doesn’t and yet again he’s being made to play out of position.

    Def need one more striker bringing in.

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Do we really not have any left backs in the U23 worth a shout? Manquillo so crucial for how we play now for the weekend. He manages to stay quite healthy though so hopefully the case

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #36

    toonbrother………. You must be mightily relieved that useless tw@t Hendrick isn’t playing. He really is crap.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #37

    That looks fine right now, will see what happens at kick off….no promises of quality level.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Bruce is getting the hang of this management lark.
    Bold decisions.
    Rotation.
    Player fitness.
    Rock and roll

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Geordie

    The key here is that he isn’t playing a lone No 9, he actually does quite well as a paired striker as he has someone to play off closer to him and is able at times to go pick up the ball in a No 10 position

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  • geordietom

    Sep 15, 2020 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #40

    mund ..

    working fine at the moment mate watch the teams warm up …

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