Newcastle United | Rams Raiding
UK time is: 18:01:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Newcastle vs. Derby

SJP

23rd December 2007

2pm

On Sky

Rams Raiding

Having dropped a massive clanger in September by going to Pride Park with the intention of playing for a draw, Newcastle go into the game with revenge on their minds. Having given Derby half their points this season, Sam will be in no frame of mind to dish out any more pre-Xmas presents following the side`s recent good form.

The draw against Arsenal and two wins against Birmingham and Fulham have quelled the 'BSO` (Big Sam Out) brigade until the next mini-crisis. A win against Derby is a must to if he wants to keep the baying hordes quiet over the Christmas period and the bookies (see William Hill`s odds for more) are seriously tipping us to make in 10 points out of 12 and climb the table further.

Vital Quotes:

To follow...

Newcastle Team News:

The midweek gap saw us get a few more players out on the training pitch as Duff, Viduka and Taylor all got some mildly competitive action in against Boro`s second string. Sunday should come too soon for Duff and Owen but the others should be ok. Expect a line up comprising of:

Given, Beye, Cacapa, Rozenhal, N`Zogbia, Milner, Barton, Butt, Emre, Smith, Martins.
Bench: Harper, Taylor, Viduka, Faye, Enrique.

Player to watch: Alan Smith

I've got a funny feeling the former Leeds and Man Utd man will open his account for us this weekend.

Derby Team News:

The Rams, now under Paul Jewell rather than Billy Davies, seem to be resigned to relegation and the planning for next season is already underway. Pride will dictate whether or not they have the ability to beat Sunderland`s 15 point low score for a season but after humpings of 6-0, 5-0 (twice) and 4-0 there isn`t much hope.
Last time round, a home loss against Boro (1-0) saw them field the following players:

Derby: Bywater, Mears, Davis, Moore, Griffin (McEveley 29), Teale (Howard 56), Oakley, Leacock, Pearson, Barnes, Miller (Earnshaw 74).
Subs Not Used: Price, Lewis.

Griffin and Earnshaw are both supposed to be carrying injuries.

Player to watch: Giles Barnes

Having been linked with the youngster in the past it'll be interesting to see whether Roeder's judgement was right.

Previous Premier League games

2001/02 Won 1-0 Shearer (pen)
2000/01 Won 3-2 Cort, Cordone, Glass
1999/00 Won 2-0 Eranio OG, Shearer
1998/99 Won 2-1 Dabizas, Glass
1997/98 Drew 0-0
1996/97 Won 3-1 Elliott, Ferdinand, Shearer

Match Prediction:

2-0 to Newcastle. Smith and Barton.

Next Fixtures:

Wigan on Boxing Day at the JJB.


The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2007

Time: 6:41PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Newcastle Win Forest Appeals (Wednesday December 7 2016)

Sky Change More NUFC Games (Tuesday December 6 2016)

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features? (Tuesday December 6 2016)

Forest For The Trees - Benitez (Tuesday December 6 2016)

Darlow In Team Of The Week (6/12/16) (Tuesday December 6 2016)

Cathro To Complete Move Away? (Sunday December 4 2016)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Newcastle 18 13 1 4 +22 40
2. Brighton 18 11 5 2 +17 38
3. Reading 18 10 4 4 +6 34
4. Birmingham 18 8 7 3 +5 31
5. Huddersfield 17 9 2 6 -2 29
6. Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 +0 28
7. Norwich 18 8 3 7 -1 27

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Cellino Banned For 18 Months
Leeds Utd : 08/12/2016 17:17:00
RUFC - Injury Update - Frecks To Return?
Rotherham : 08/12/2016 17:10:00
Aston Villa FA Cup 3rd Round Away To Spurs On BBC
Aston Villa : 08/12/2016 17:07:00
RUFC - New Man Been Here To Demonstrate New Software
Rotherham : 08/12/2016 14:12:01
Any Previous? - Aston Villa v Latics
Wigan : 08/12/2016 13:46:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Darlow 84%
Yedlin 0%
Lascelles 7%
Clark 1%
Dummett 0%
Hayden 3%
Shelvey 3%
Ritchie 0%
Perez 0%
Gouffran 0%
Gayle 1%
Sub - Anita 0%
Sub - Diame 0%
Sub - Mitrovic 1%