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Accrington Stanley v Newcastle – Carling Cup match preview.

Posted on August 25th, 2010 | 17 Comments |

The Crown Ground - A real football ground.
The Crown Ground - A real football ground.
Newcastle take on Accrington Stanley tonight in the 2nd round of the Carling Cup.

A largely second string side will be charged with trying to help us get past this potential banana skin of a tie, and Sky TV, who will be broadcasting the game live, will no doubt be waiting for and willing for an upset.

The match will give some our brightest young talent, such as Haris Vuckic, the chance to show everyone what they are made of. If things do start to go wrong and Newcastle need to dig themselves out of a hole though then there will be a number of senior players, like Kevin Nolan, who will more than likely be on the bench to try and dig us out and avoid an upset.

Trying to guess the team is going to be a bit difficult as I just don’t know how many of our young players are going to play. The key is balance, playing enough of the kids but not too many of them at the same time like we had last season at Peterborough.

We know we are without Sol Campbell, Danny Guthrie, Danny Simpson, Xisco, Dan Gosling and Steven Taylor so they can be ruled out. With that in mind I would like to se a team of.

NewcastleKrul, R Taylor, Tavernier, Coloccini, Kadar, Lua Lua, Smith, Nolan, Vuckic, Ranger, Lovenkrands.

That team will give us a mixture of youth and experience down the spine of the team. Left back is a problem as I don’t like Kadar playing there, but needs must I would say, and there is a need to rest and protect Jose Enrique.

As for Accrington, they will no doubt be up for this. The chance for them to beat the name of Newcastle United – a Premier League team – doesn’t come along too often and they will want to give a good account of themselves in front of the TV cameras.

There is no doubt this game has the words ‘banana skin’ written all over it for us. Accrington are in a situation where nobody expects them to win, but if they do then it will be a massive bosst for them, for more than just financial reasons. Newcastle must remain professional and ensure they avoid a slip up this evening.

Howay the lads!

Date – Wednesday, 25th August, 2010.

Kick-off – 07:45pm (BST).

Venue – The Crown Ground, Accrington.

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17 Responses

  1. disgrace for me to be honest, he’ll go on to somebody and make us sick – another part of the Cashley regime :( )first post on here btw)

  2. Who’s going to buy him? He’s out injured for a few months and he’s out of contract next summer so can’t clubs offer him a deal in Jan?

  3. if you want top players you cant pay bargain basement wages, I bet Taylor goes on to a good club and makes us rue the day we sold him

  4. @shenryo

    he’s a good player but not a top player, still gutted he’s going as he’s a local

  5. ‘Left back is a problem as I don’t like Kadar playing there, but needs must I would say, and there is a need to rest and protect Jose Enrique.’

    Kadar is injured, and anyway why don’t you like Kadar playing their, he’s a good LB, please elaborate?

  6. cheers mate

    I don’t think he’s top… at the moment, but I seriously think he could be – I can just see him going to Everton, Spurs, something like that and really make us sick and left feeling bloody stupid – I always fancied him as a future captain

  7. I think Hughton might give Dummett a shot at LB, I hope he doesnt lump some right footer out of position there. If Tavernier has earned the right to play right back then surely Paul Dummett has coz he’s a better player imo. Ferguson could play there also but I see him as more of a winger.

  8. DJG kadar does tend to drift in field a lot leaveing left flank open,but down to coaching maybe he can cut it out

  9. I’m personally not overly fussed by Taylor, canny player, but nowt special.

    I sit in the east stand, on line with the Gallowgate 18 yard box so I have the pleasure of watching his awful positioning for 45 minutes a game at close hand. Not good watching!

    Williamson’s 14 games last season (and 2 already this) has filled me with more assurance/confidence than Taylor ever has. 6 mil for Taylor, 1.5 for Williamson, which is the better deal?

    Something has obviously happened, im sure it will all come out sooner or later. And lets not start with the ‘oh but he’s a Geordie’ or ‘he gives it his all’ crap, it’s pathetic and childish.

    If he really loves this club he would in that office trying to sort out whatever the problem is right now. If they cant, well, he obviously doesn’t want to be at the club as much as what people think. So much for all pulling in the same direction eh.

    My personal opinion, he’ll be thinking he is f*cking Paulo Maldini and will be demanding a fortune. The club wont budge.

  10. As a matter of curiosity just who is S. Taylor, I seem to remember someone of a similar name a few seasons ago.

    Players come and go but the Steamboat Toon just keeps rolling along, we will lose betters players than him at some point in our future history. And, get better ones in.
    Probably see some tonight (playing for us that is).

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