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Official Match thread: Newcastle United Vs Everton


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St James' Park

Saturday, 25 February

Kick-off: 1715 GMT

BBC Radio Five Live


Newcastle captain Alan Shearer remains a major doubt with a calf problem, while Kieron Dyer and Titus Bramble (both hamstring) are definitely out.


Celestine Babayaro returns after suspension, but Michael Owen, Stephen Carr and Steven Taylor are out.


Everton hand a debut to on-loan keeper Sander Westerveld with Nigel Martyn and Richard Wright injured.


Phil Neville, Tony Hibbert and Duncan Ferguson are banned while Joseph Yobo returns to the squad.


Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Ramage, Boumsong, Elliott, Babayaro, Parker, Emre, Solano, N'Zogbia, Bowyer, Clark, Brittain, Pattison, Shearer, Ameobi, Luque, Chopra.


Everton (from): Westerveld, Yobo, Weir, Stubbs, Ferrari, Nuno Valente, Arteta, Cahill, Davies, Osman, Kilbane, Naysmith, Carsley, McFadden, Beattie, Ruddy, Anichebe.

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Shearer out, and Luque not even on the bench apparently ... wtf?


dont think i'll bother watching this one, it'll wind me up too much.



who told you luque wasn't on the bench like?



that's the latest news from the other side, N-O :D:yes


this is what it says on NUFC.co.uk




Newcastle United: Shay Given, Peter Ramage, Jean Alain Boumsong, Robbie Elliott, Celestine Babayaro, Nobby Solano, Lee Bowyer, Scott Parker, Emre, Charles N'Zogbia, Shola Ameobi

Subs: Steve Harper, Amady Faye, Lee Clark, Michael Chopra, Matty Pattison


Everton: Sander Westerveld, Jospeh Yobo, David Weir, Alan Stubbs, Nuno Valente, Simon Davies, Tim Cahill, Mikel Arteta, Kevin Kilbane, Leon Osman, James Beattie

Subs: Gary Naysmith, James McFadden, Lee Carsley, John Ruddy, Bjarni Vidarsson


Referee: Graham Poll

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Nice first 5 minutes, we seem lively so far, Parker getting himself about.

Early chance for Ameobi after neat link up play with Emre.





following the match on the bbc website aint the best! hmmm perhaps 5 live?




damn i forgot about the bloody rugby!

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