Newcastle travel to Nottingham Forest this evening for a chance at two straight victories. Taking another three points into the looming international break would be a very satisfying result.
Newcastle got back to winning ways against Wolves last weekend. Eddie Howe made five changes for that match. While there are some questions on fitness, I suspect Howe will name the following unchanged eleven for tonight.
Howe expects to have the majority of his squad available. He will be without at least three players through injury and suspension. Both Calum Wilson and Fabian Schar appear to be struggling for full fitness.
With time to recover afterward, both should be available with Schar resuming his partnership with Sven Botman. Wilson was a substitute against Wolves after missing training last week. I suspect that will again be the case tonight.
Leaving Miguel Almiron out again could be controversial. The Paraguayan started every league match prior to last weekend’s. He came on as an impact sub and grabbed a late winner. Jacob Murphy played well and could keep his place with Howe hoping for late heroics again from Miggy.
Newcastle are in decent shape injury-wise barring any undisclosed issues. Forest, on the other hand, have significant problems with many players ruled out. Chris Wood is ineligible per the terms of his January transfer.
Emil Krafth (knee), Anthony Gordon (ankle), Joelinton (suspension), Harrison Ashby (hamstring)
Nottingham Forest Injuries
Willy Boly (thigh), Scott McKenna (thigh), Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Dean Henderson (thigh), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (calf), Wayne Hennessey (knee),
Chris Wood (ineligible), Brennan Johnson (groin – fitness test), Cheickou Kouyate (thigh – fitness test)
Our poll reveals plenty of optimism heading into the match. Almost 80% of respondees are predicting another win. Three points would help further cement Newcastle’s claim for a European place by season’s end.
121 comments so far
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:12 AMComment #1
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:16 AMComment #2
We will win 3.1 tonight
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:16 AMComment #3
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:17 AMComment #4
Hopefully toon ale. Though a clean sheet would be nice. Start a new shut out run.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:21 AMComment #5
1-2 , isak Murphy but I have a feeling we have more in us…
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:22 AMComment #6
Glad vask understands what im trying to say and what point i was making
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:24 AMComment #7
3 -1 to the Toon. Murphy has not had much luck surely he’ll get one.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:25 AMComment #8
Dandylion and burdock flavoured pop. Haven’t seen that since 1977.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:33 AMComment #9
TTT Martoon and my sister are in. For the bay lunch, that Sloop JohnJ will have to remind me where, cause I lost my map and I don’t know where.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:34 AMComment #10
It’s a great accompaniment to chip shop tucker.
Fentimen’s does a lovely botanical brew.
Obviously you’re more likely to get a Barr or Shaw’s version out of a chippy fridge though.
I wonder how difficult it is to make ones own.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:34 AMComment #11
Fan punched fiorentina player broke his nose
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:38 AMComment #12
Italy with the most teams in all three European competitions and they say EPL is the best league 😀
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:39 AMComment #13
anybody remember the sarsaparilla man on the quayside on a sunday morning ????
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:39 AMComment #14
Also 4 Italian managers in quarters of champions league
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:39 AMComment #15
What a shame… you’re missing the ongoing big show all across the country…
With pleasure, just ask the admin to give me your e-mail, and we will do that.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:39 AMComment #16
Cant believe Everton lost Ancelotti. How did they get him in first place
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:42 AMComment #17
I’m glad they lost him. I’m not sure the last few years would have been the same for them had they not lost him to RM.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:55 AMComment #18
I’m going for a nervy 1-0 win tonight.
That’ll be 2 wins on the bounce giving us confidence going in to the home game with Man Utd, which we will win!!!!
Toon fans bad
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:56 AMComment #19
Aah, the KFC chicken wing deal. Dealt with a few of them!
Can’t go wrong with the KFC.
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:56 AMComment #20
The sarsaparilla man? You’ll be asking about the escape logistics next. Remember him, at the Byker end?
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:57 AMComment #21
Still think we’re due to give somebody a good hiding? Could be tonight, could be Manyoo in the following fixture? I know which one would give me the most satisfaction?
Mar 17, 2023 at 10:58 AMComment #22
The escape logistics man?
Better chance of remembering the escapologost at the Byker end of the Quay.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:00 AMComment #23
Lesh or the pet man with his cry of “white mice any colour”
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:05 AMComment #24
Hibbit I went to the quayside often with my dad or alone on Sunday morning. That’s where I had my first Pepsi Cola. I think it was 55/56.
3-1 for the lads today.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:10 AMComment #25
I remember we used to get the Alpine Pop lorry come round a few nights a week when I was a kid in Benwell.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:13 AMComment #26
My colleague at work is Forest fan and reckons we’ll beat them 3-1. In his word:
“Forest are just shite at the moment”
So he’s not very confident 🙂
I’m going 2-0, if Johnson is out for them then I fail to see how they’ll break us down well enough to score. Isak to bag another and I think Willock will push on from his great performance last week by bagging a goal too.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:13 AMComment #27
When I was a kid me fatha acquired an old Dobson’s fizz bomb van. I was disappointed to find that the fizz bombs did no longer reside in the van.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:17 AMComment #28
I get nervous when the consensus is that we will win by multiple goals. I wonder what Irishrob thinks, he usually evens out the optimism with a healthy does of real thinking. 🙂
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:18 AMComment #29
Afternoon all. I read somewhere that Wilson and longstaff weren’t on any of the training photos this week? I have a feeling longstaff may drop out and Anderson maybe in. If schar has foot complaints then lacelles no probs to step in based on his man city performance and also a good threat at set pieces. Other than that I hope as you were vs wolves with St Max, Isak and murph with miggy off the bench if it stays 0-0 in the 2nd half and gets stretched. Would love to see willock score one (or three) today.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:19 AMComment #30
G You must have lived close to me. I was around Elswick Road.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:20 AMComment #31
I think we will win 0-2 tonight. Forest are energetic but also hectic and open at the back. I see the pace of our front three being crucial on the counter because Forest will come at us, especially as they are at home.
I’d quite like to see Targett get some minutes, maybe as a sub at around 50. The problem is that there’s usually little reason to sub a defender unless they’re having a howler or injured. Midfield/attack there’s always a need for fresh legs. But I’d like to see Targett brought back in gradually. I think BDB has done a great job but he’s not a LB and our attacks down the left would be better with more attacking support from LB
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:24 AMComment #32
Ottawa, I spent my formative years living all over the place in either Benwell or Scotswood. I went to Denton Road school, then Rutherford. Spent most of my life living at my grans on Armstrong Road near where it crossed Whitehouse Road, but we lived in the Sutton Dwellings, Benwell Dene Terrace, Canning Street, and Guiness Trust Estate.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:29 AMComment #33
People actually went to Rutherford? Sorry Martoon. I just had to do it.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:30 AMComment #34
So it could be long covid for wilson, poor guy.
Condition doesn’t exist according to some on here
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:31 AMComment #35
When I say I went to Rutherford, attendance was considered optional? Most of the time I was supposed to be there I was doing a garden for a pensioner for a few quid, or nicking pie’s out of the bakery in Blaydon. I wasn’t a very nice child with hindsight.
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:40 AMComment #36
Botman is in the Dutch squad apparently
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:41 AMComment #37
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Mar 17, 2023 at 11:45 AMComment #38
How could Palace possibly sack Patrick Viera on this day above all days, surly not!!! Fake news obviously 😀 😀 😀
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:47 AMComment #39
Is this a battle of nerves to see who gets 1st on the next page?
Mar 17, 2023 at 11:48 AMComment #40
Swablr, if you’re over the age of 12, nobody cares mate.