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Botman, Murphy, And Wilson Start At Fulham



This is the team Eddie Howe has named for this afternoon’s match at Fulham. It has four changes from the draw against Bournemouth before the break.

Callum Wilson makes his return and Bruno Guimaraes is fit enough to start. Howe has pulled some surprises in other areas of the pitch.

Dan Burn is back at left-back despite both Matt Targett and Jamal Lewis in the squad. Jacob Murphy and Sean Longstaff are preferred over Ryan Fraser and Joelinton.

Fitness concerns may account for some of these changes. Chris Wood is available from the bench after being a doubt. The wait for Allan Saint-Maximin’s return continues.

This is who Marco Silva has selected for Fulham with Aleksandar Mitrovic and Kevin Mbabu getting starts.

Newcastle are desperate for a win but a number of factors play into today’s chances. The sharpness of Wilson after his layoff is of significant importance. The bench has a few options with Elliot Anderson a potential impact substitute.

Howay The Lads!

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251 comments so far

  • jimiley

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #41

    How do Anderson and big Joe start on bench and Murphy gets a game?
    Howe needs to get some results after spending over 200 million.

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  • 9

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #42

    Billson @33
    You surprise me, Murphy aggressive? our eyes clearly don’t work the same as mine, timid is what I would have said. Hop he scores a hat-trick, mind!

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  • The Last Jedi

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #43

    Maybe Howe wants to get sacked so he can get England job in December

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  • The Last Jedi

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #44

    Unless England win World Cup I can see Southgate leaving as the fans have turned on him

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  • sparky55

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #45

    The squad is the squad. As paper thin as it is, there’s at least three players named on that bench that should be starting…in Eddie we trust but it seems a left field call for sure.

    Onwards and upwards

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  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #46

    Wow that is a lot of negativity before a ball has been kicked. I am sticking with 2-1 NUFC.

    Hoping the lads going have been able to make it to the game on time given all the disruption.

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  • 9

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #47

    *your eyes
    *hope

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #48

    9

    Let’s watch him today and discuss at HT and at the end.

    What I see is strength on the ball, a willingness to challenge, tackle and chase back.

    Doesn’t make him a great player but it doesn’t make him timid.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #49

    3 left backs on the bench and plays Burn at left back

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  • JohnJ

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #50

    I agree with the comments that Burn is starting alongside Botman to give Newcastle some additional height to counter the threat of Mitro.

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  • davetoon

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #51

    Any word on why Targett or Big Joe aren’t starting?

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  • jimiley

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #52

    Our squad is paper thin but playing Murphy is really taking the proverbial.

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  • jimiley

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #53

    Maybe Eddie is hoping that Murphy plays himself into form after 4 years!!

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #54

    Taco,

    Can i have some of your optimism please, you do know Fulham are playing well, and are at home. We have won one in seven.
    Hopefully though ,we will make it two wins today

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  • JohnJ

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #55

    Dave toon not sure about Joelinton but see my comment above about Targett.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #56

    Given all the Murphy complaints on here I am backing him to score!!

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  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #57

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • AncientC

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #58

    A. Howe has no plan B.

    B. Howe rings the changes: Howe’s gone mad.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #59

    WLToon,

    Certainly, I will courier a slice of optimism over to you immediately.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #60

    Loving that AncientC – Damned if is does and damned if he doesn’t isn’t it.

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  • JohnJ

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #61

    Perhaps Big Joe on the bench is for another tactical reason by Howe as in Joelinton has been a bit of a loose cannon in recent games.

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  • davetoon

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #62

    Hi John, I understand your opinion about height but as a left back Burn isn’t half the ability of Targett

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  • peterk3

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #63

    Ancient, He’s starting with plan B.

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  • jimiley

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #64

    Ancient c
    Not as mad as you think. Maybe he wants the England job?

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  • JohnJ

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #65

    I think Howe knows exactly what he is doing! Let’s wait until 4:50 then we’ll know for sure!

    Come on me Bonny Bairns!

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #66
  • Bigjim67

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #67

    Just settling down with a bottle of merlot, I’m hoping for a decent display today but I’m worried our MF might get overrun. I would snap ya hand off for the draw now.
    HWTL

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #68

    5 Minutes to KO.

    HWTL HWTF HWEH

    2-1 to us!

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #69

    Taco,

    Cheers, ile take that into the game, lets hope Howe hasn`t made a bluper with that team selection

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #70

    Humph, sausage fingers! Then scroll down to listen live. Is on for every match
    😉

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  • sparky55

    Oct 1, 2022 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #71

    There are 10 other players that play for fulham apart from Mitro
    …why put Burn in as left back because it significantly weakens the left back position. Fulham scored three last match and mitro wasnt involved in any of the goals…seems strange to put on a big daft geordie just because he’s tall to mark Mitro on corners when Botman should be doing that job.

    It would make more sense to play botman and Burn as CB’s with targett as left back surely

    Overall balance is surely key.

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  • DKillers

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #72

    Happy to see Almiron on the left finally. Not sure about this midfield setup, though. Joelinton on the bench is shocking, I’d say.

    Let’s get a win.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #73

    I expect a 0-2 win, but we’ll need to be patient. Not normal for here on matchday!

    Can’t see us conceding, just need something to click up front.

    It wasn’t working with Miggy/Fraser/Joe, so he’s trying Murphy/Willock/Miggy.

    Let’s see. 😉

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #74

    Will watch the first half at home, then off to the club,, lets hope Wilson makes it to half time at least.

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  • JohnJ

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #75

    Well we’re off HOWAY the Lads!

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  • niafron

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #76

    Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!

    No Targett, no Joe, no ASM, no Isak…

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  • niafron

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #77

    Happy to see Wilson and Bruno back however, but we still far from the best side we can field.

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  • WLtoon

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #78

    Bigjim,

    You have a good right to think our midfield could get over run, watch Longstaff

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  • DKillers

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #79

    And then the game starts and Almiron is still on the right. Horrible.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 1, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #80

    I think the set up up is for us to get them on the break, rather than dominate the ball.

    We’ve got some speed on the pitch. HWTL

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