Preston encounter a pivotal game this season

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Chris Hughton - Newcastle United Manager

Live on Sky Sports tonight is the meeting of Preston North End and Newcastle United, as if you didn’t already know. Chris Hughton and the lads will attempt to reclaim top spot and in order to do that, they’ll need to crack the tough challenge of Preston, in Deepdale. Although Preston lie in 12th position they’ve won 3 at home and 3 on the trot. Predictably, they’re as tough at home as they are away. Saying that, our away record isn’t anything to be ashamed of, only losing out to Scunthorpe and Nottingham Forest and Blackpool on our travels & the majority of those teams are in quite decent positions in the Coca Cola Championship table.

Ahead of this game, we’re expected to have much the same team we put out at home to Peterborough. Jonas is expected back fit but ‘Zurab The Lad’ is still suspended, following his sending off at home to Doncaster.

Expected line out:

Harper, Simpson, Taylor, Coloccini, Enrique, Taylor,  Butt,  Smith, Jonas,Nolan,Carroll

or at least that’s what I think might line out tonight in what’s sure to be a feisty encounter.

It’ll be similar to the Sheffield game with Preston throwing everything at us for the ninety mins but all the same, with Argentine international in the side and England U-21 international set to play up front, surely we’ll have a few goals is us? 😀

Comments welcome 🙂

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richiem: ⏱ 23/11/2009

I hope ya wrong about butt in the line up...no legs cant pass,must be months since he had a decent game.In this league we should always play 2 up front and let other teams worry about us,I know hughton wont do that but I would rather see guthrie than butt.

richiem: ⏱ 23/11/2009

I hope ya wrong about butt in the line up...no legs cant pass,must be months since he had a decent game.In this league we should always play 2 up front and let other teams worry about us,I know hughton wont do that but I would rather see guthrie than butt.

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Hey, I don't know if this will work but http://atdhe.net/ have a link up for the game. How longs this blog been around?

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Hey, I don't know if this will work but http://atdhe.net/ have a link up for the game. How longs this blog been around?

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Hey ToonFanNz. The game will definitely be on the internet in abundance. The game is live on Sky Sports and there should be no problem seeing our lads win at Preston, or so we hope. I've been 'blogging about Newcastle for less than a year. Doocey.

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Hey ToonFanNz. The game will definitely be on the internet in abundance. The game is live on Sky Sports and there should be no problem seeing our lads win at Preston, or so we hope. I've been 'blogging about Newcastle for less than a year. Doocey.

MacToon: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Hope we go for a front 2 atleast and have Butt on the bench, hope Nolan finds the net again cos we play better with him attacking. If we go ahead maybe our new signing might take a run out but we seem to have a bit of choice atm for a change! Should be a good game..... I hope.

MacToon: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Hope we go for a front 2 atleast and have Butt on the bench, hope Nolan finds the net again cos we play better with him attacking. If we go ahead maybe our new signing might take a run out but we seem to have a bit of choice atm for a change! Should be a good game..... I hope.

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

MacToon. I don't think Pancrate is eligible for this game, would love to see him though.

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

MacToon. I don't think Pancrate is eligible for this game, would love to see him though.

nzedtoonman: ⏱ 23/11/2009

toonfanNZ , whereabouts are you in NZ ??

nzedtoonman: ⏱ 23/11/2009

toonfanNZ , whereabouts are you in NZ ??

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

In the wet and cold Wanganui. What about you?

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

In the wet and cold Wanganui. What about you?

MacToon: ⏱ 23/11/2009

"The winger's clearance came through earlier today, and Chris Hughton has named Pancrate among his substitutes for the televised clash against Preston North End (7.45pm kick-off)."

MacToon: ⏱ 23/11/2009

"The winger's clearance came through earlier today, and Chris Hughton has named Pancrate among his substitutes for the televised clash against Preston North End (7.45pm kick-off)."

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Wait.. Is there still an hour to go before kick off?

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Wait.. Is there still an hour to go before kick off?

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Oh wait no nevermind. 7.45 kick off, i thought it was 8.45

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Oh wait no nevermind. 7.45 kick off, i thought it was 8.45

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Fair enough Mac. Link to game : http://atdhe.net/10578/watch-preston-north-end-vs-newcastle-united If you guys want, I can put it up as a new article on here?

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Fair enough Mac. Link to game : http://atdhe.net/10578/watch-preston-north-end-vs-newcastle-united If you guys want, I can put it up as a new article on here?

nzedtoonman: ⏱ 23/11/2009

er ...auckland , but moving soon to welly got a job offer cant turn down !

nzedtoonman: ⏱ 23/11/2009

er ...auckland , but moving soon to welly got a job offer cant turn down !

MacToon: ⏱ 23/11/2009

We've played well @ times but so have they. Great move by Jonas but well fluffed! :) Been a typical hard CCC game.

MacToon: ⏱ 23/11/2009

We've played well @ times but so have they. Great move by Jonas but well fluffed! :) Been a typical hard CCC game.

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

I think we can win this game, we've played well at times :)

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

I think we can win this game, we've played well at times :)

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Ranger coming on

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Ranger coming on

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

NOLAN! Finally, we were looking shakey

ToonFanNz: ⏱ 23/11/2009

NOLAN! Finally, we were looking shakey

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Good win under our belt. Can't see why Carroll was taken off though.

Doocey: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Good win under our belt. Can't see why Carroll was taken off though.

Flan: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Carroll was ill according to chris h. We need Ranger to score that 1st goal because they'll flood in after that! Also Harewood wasn't bad tonight imo.

Flan: ⏱ 23/11/2009

Carroll was ill according to chris h. We need Ranger to score that 1st goal because they'll flood in after that! Also Harewood wasn't bad tonight imo.