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Howe Makes One Bold Change In Our Predicted Team For Southampton



Newcastle’s recent lack of prowess in front of goal is a point of intrigue heading into Tuesday’s first-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Southampton. The Magpies have created plenty of chances but just haven’t had their finishing boots on in recent weeks.

That could lead Eddie Howe to alter his team tomorrow. Conventional wisdom is Howe will go with his preferred eleven. However, tweaking the lineup could spark the desired result of more goals.

I suspect Howe will make a bold change by dropping Callum Wilson and handing a start to Alexander Isak. It would be harsh on Wilson but giving him a break may benefit the 30-year-old in the long run.

This is the team I am predicting Howe will select with just the one change at the top of the pitch. It would be Isak’s first league start since the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in September.

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217 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #81

    It would be a double edged sword if we signed Kane, would we want him breaking Shearers record as a toon player?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #82

    Howay man Fulham.

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  • Ap

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #83

    Inters di marco is a good left back. Is spinazzola available? Hasn’t been starting for roma

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #84

    Jail; we could sign him and stick him on the bench to make sure he doesn’t break Shearer’s record.
    Howay man, you’re not thinking straight.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #85

    Mitro has hardly had a sniff.

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  • SirRhosis

    Jan 23, 2023 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #86

    Think I’d rather have Daviola Pepperoni….for all I know aboot foreign players 🙂

    1
  • magic hat

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #87

    Spurs parking the bus 541

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  • DrGloom

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #88

    Mitro is easy to mark against now the better teams have worked out how fulham play .. same as miggy

    3
  • Ace50

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #89

    SirRhosis, now that you have mentioned him, Chelsea have put in a £80 million bid for Pepperoni

    1
  • SirRhosis

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #90

    That’s got to be some size pizza. Would maybe feed the whole of Africa 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #91

    Come on Fulham! Get a late goal! Really fancied them to take points off Spurs today.

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  • SirRhosis

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #92

    Buggery spuds

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #93

    Bummer

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  • Ap

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #94

    Why is calzone so expensive

    1
  • SirRhosis

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #95

    Bcos you need a knife and fork, rather than just use your hands?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #96

    That’s a good team by Neil!

    Howay the Lads!

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #97

    make that 1 million and 1…..Vitor Roque…

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2023/01/23/newcastle-and-west-ham-handed-35m-vitor-roque-boost-as-he-will-be-sold/

    hadn’t seen his name come yet that I recall

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #98

    Not a great result for us. More pressure to invest and freshen things a little.

    Tuff talking horlicks again. The interest in Gordon is genuine.

    1
  • Ap

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #99

    Sean casey mentioned vitor roque yesterday

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  • Ap

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #100

    Will the calzone makers provide the knife and fork? I could use my own lol

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 23, 2023 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #101

    Spurs were poor as were Fulham. It will be our form that will determine our final position. If we can keep going as we are we will finish in the top 4.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2023 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #102

    Mrs Moanster if you are reading the blog you should be aware that your husband Dik is on again trying to cause bother.

    Apparently you are not averse to slipping Dik a “Mickey Finn” to shut him down for making an arse of himself on here.

    Please give him a double dose so we at least do not have to hear him prattling on with more hog wash on here.

    You know it makes sense. Thank you.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 23, 2023 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #103

    Just so you all know I wont have time in the morning to make my usual match day breakfast…so whatever you all do on a matchday, and whatever you all wear, and whatever sock you put on first, please make sure you do it all twice over tomorrow because I cant cope with the pressure of being responsible for a not so great result.

    Onwards and upwards

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  • Davas

    Jan 23, 2023 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #104

    I haven’t managed to catch up tonight yet.

    I was getting a bit nervous about the match tomorrow but then I remembered that the ever reliable Sparky55 will be having his usual matchday breakfast so all will be good in the NUFC world. Happy now.

    😀

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  • JohnJ

    Jan 23, 2023 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #105

    Essex Geordie Bill
    Jan 23, 2023 at 8:20 PM
    Comment #37
    Can’t remember for sure but I think I got my 1st driving license around about 1963.

    I recall the date I passed my test as it was 2 weeks before sister’s birthday.

    I worked as an apprentice motor mechanic and the foreman wouldn’t let me drive in the garage until I passed my test so I also recall on 14/05/62 coming back from my driving test & being able to say “I Passed” when he asked and his reply was “right you can start driving in the garage now”

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 23, 2023 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #106

    God made creation in only 7 days, we have 8 days.
    Surely we could get in a loan with an option to buy and a permanent.
    Apart from that, I’ve got my TV in my office ready for ESPN+ for the game tomorrow.
    Right around lunch time, can’t ask for a perfect time to watch.

    3
  • SirRhosis

    Jan 23, 2023 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #107

    Sparky, you’ll have to substitute it with a bacon, mushroom and fried egg stottie sarnie now. Aboot time ya grew up lad 🙂

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #108

    can I just add that no pizza is complete without Anchovies even £80m ones.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #109

    JohnJ

    I got mine in the army learning in and passing my test in a three ton truck, I had to take the test in Carlisle!

    Manual crash gearbox.

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #110

    Watched the Fulham/Spurs game mainly on fast forward and if we can’t end up above Spurs I’ll be bloody disappointed.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #111

    19 Hours 32 Minutes to KO.

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2023 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #112

    Just checked all the news aggregators for the Toon and Everton – nothing about us signing Gordon.

    Few articles about the dire finances at Everton with potential “cooking the books” allegations due to their worsening finances/and suggestions of shenanigans.

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #113

    EGB – remember years ago – early seventies- sometimes had to drive an old style Bedford Van in the Toon – the ones with the massive front wings – like ambulances of that era.

    It did not have synchronised gears and you had to double de-clutch to change gear. Amazing vehicle still remember it to this day. You could hear it droning along the streets.
    Still remember it’s radio call sign Hotel 3 5.

    3
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #114

    No problem Spurs winning. No problem at all. We take on all comers. 🙂

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #115

    Mr Tuff

    Aye, same with the truck I learnt in.

    Even better is driving a Centurion tank you had to double de clutch and missing the gears stalled the tank. Gearstick was between your legs and steering was by a lever either side of the driver.

    Lot of fun though!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #116

    Bed time, G’dNight all!

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #117

    Ah ha
    The old loophole trick, so nothing can be done about Boehly spending £500million so far.
    More dodgy than dodgy

    Uefa are set to close a loophole in the financial fair play rules which has been used by Chelsea to sign players on long-term contracts, including the arrival of 22-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk on an eight-and-a-half-year deal

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #118

    Not a reliable source, just WUM territory

    Newcastle United could target Everton and England U21s winger Anthony Gordon, 21, as a replacement for Chris Wood, who joined Nottingham Forest last week. (Talksport)

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2023 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #119

    Anyway, Gordon wants to stay as Bruce has promised great things for Everton like new wheelie bins

    Or Bielsa who’s now on their shopping list.
    Poisoned chalice if ever there was, six managers in five years

    1
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 24, 2023 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #120

    Yedlin stood me up for Beckham but says to send his love to Kets.

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