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Newcastle enforcer Cheick Tiote has been ruled out of the clash at Old Trafford on Boxing Day against Manchester United because of suspension.

The Ivorian midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Sundays’ defeat to Sunderland following a number of persistent fouls during the first half of a tense Tyne-Wear derby. Tiote has just returned to the United squad following a recent calf strain but has failed to live up to his previous high standards with many questioning his inclusion in recent games. Mehdi Abeid would’ve been an option but is still struggling with a broken toe – although a pain-killing injection will help – while Vernon Anita has a chance to come in from the cold as Newcastle struggle with a number of midfielders out. However great news for Jonas Gutierrez who steps up his recovery from testicular cancer by playing for the under-21 side on Monday.
Source: Squawka
Dec 22 - 7:44 AM

Jak Alnwick got through 89 minutes and change with a clean sheet still intact in the always volatile Tyne-Wear derby, but Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon was in fine form until the final whistle as Sunderland sneaked a 0-1 win at Newcastle.

Alnwick was one of two minimum priced keepers in the Yahoo game that managers were rolling with as their backup in a week where if you own the popular Thibault Courtois as well, the chance of Alnwick's score coming into play was a clear and present danger. What a difference a 90th minute can make though as his score would have been lifted by a clean sheet and is instead squashed by the loss. To say it won't get any easier next for the young Alnwick who is learning on-the-go -- a trip to Old Trafford. You may not want him for a backup there even if your regular keeper is fit as a fiddle.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 21 - 11:02 AM

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback finished week 16 with double digit fantasy points.

This is two weeks in a row now that Colback has played well and he raises an interesting option when Newcastle face Sunderland at home this weekend. He has provided fantasy points in a variety of ways the past two weeks and that leads us to believe he could continue his hot streak this weekend. We still don't see him a great long-term option but ride him while he's hot.
Dec 18 - 1:49 PM

Disaster has been averted for Newcastle United as third choice goalkeeper Jak Alnwick was passed fit today after picking up a shoulder injury during the Capital One Cup defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday night.

The injury topped a hugely disappointing evening for the young stopper who sent Spurs well on their way to a 4-0 victory by dropping a regulation catch allowing Nabil Bentaleb to open the scoring. Alnwick is hoping to secure a new contract on Tyneside and in the absence of the injured Tim Krul and Rob Elliot has been handed the perfect opportunity to prove his worth. However having been on the receiving end of a mauling at the Emirates confidence is low after conceding nine goals in two-and-a half games but Alnwick will get a chance to right his wrongs after further tests revealed his shoulder injury won’t be enough to keep him out of Sundays’ derby against Sunderland.
Source: Daily Mirror
Dec 18 - 1:47 PM

Daryl Janmaat had a poor week in fantasy but remains a top five scoring defender on the season and looks to be the only Magpie to trust in the upcoming Tyne-Wear Derby.

As a general rule, it is usually best to avoid investing in Newcastle or Sunderland players for this fixture unless they are in sizzling form, because it is notorious for being the closest thing the PL has to a rugby scrum, and more often than not, the referee assigned to the match will break out the red card. In Newcastle's case, there is even more reason to be cautious as the vastly inexperienced Jak Alnwick continues to mind the sticks, coming off a -14 score in Yahoo. Still, Janmaat is a stat stuffer and his poor week saw his price drop nearly a mil, so it could make for a sneaky play
Dec 15 - 12:00 PM

Newcastle United were pushed around by Arsenal from beginning to end and were thoroughly beaten 4-1, but Ayoze Perez did manage to grab a consolation goal to add to his account.

Alan Pardew did not have the proper tactics in place for this one as Arsenal were given loads of space with which to work and create high percentage chances. Though he has made it somewhat of a specialty to make the perfect substitutions to turn matches around this season, they were too far behind the Gunners for any of his changes to make a difference. For fantasy, Jack Colback continues to stuff several categories as he provided the assist to Perez as the former's free kick was headed home by the latter for his fourth score of the season. Newcastle will try to get back on track at home next week in the always nervy Tyne-Wear Derby.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 13 - 2:44 PM

Newcastle may be forced to bring in an emergency loan goalkeeper following the news that second choice stopper Rob Elliot suffered a recurrence of a thigh injury which could rule him out until the New Year.

Facing an unbeaten Chelsea side at St James’ Park on Saturday Rob Elliot had just returned to the Newcastle starting line-up after a training ground ankle injury ruled Tim Krul out – ligament damage which is expected to mean at least 6 weeks on the sidelines. However a routine goal kick on 42 minutes caused a tear which saw Elliot limp to the dressing room at half-time. Jak Alnwick made his competitive debut as a second half substitute and despite the youngster conceding a late Didier Drogba header to ensure a nervy finish the goalkeeper looked very assured. However with little experience and a busy fixture period coming up Alan Pardew will move quickly to bring in extra cover – Mark Schwarzer tops the list of potential keepers who could come in.
Source: Daily Mail
Dec 8 - 12:13 PM

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback provided 14 fantasy points for managers this week in the club's win over Chelsea.

Colback had a series of phantom points against the Blues that added up to an impressive score but his lack of scoring prevents him from being a good fantasy option. Colback has zero goals, one assist, and five yellow cards on the season and shouldn't be considered in the Yahoo! game. In deeper formats, feel free to use Colback as a bench player since he can provide you with phantom points from time to time.
Dec 6 - 2:00 PM

Newcastle United continued their remarkable season by handing Chelsea their first defeat of the season as Papiss Cisse would score twice from the bench and the Magpies would hold onto win 2-1.

What a start to Week 15. Alan Pardew apparently has found a recipe for success. Show nothing in attack in the opening half, make a key substitution in the second half, watch that sub make an immediate impact, then get a positive result. If you look back at Newcastle's matches this season, it keeps happening and did so again today, when he brought Cisse off the bench for Remy Cabella, and the striker promptly scored four minutes later, tapping in an Ameobi cross. His second goal seemed to put the game to bed with 12 minutes to go, but a 2nd yellow collected by Steven Taylor left them a man down and Chelsea quickly cut the two-goal deficit in half. Newcastle held on for dear life though, even though they had to call upon Jak Alnwick to take over at keeper to begin the 2nd half, a lad with no first team experience.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 6 - 9:45 AM

Newcastle United allowed Burnley to find the net first but were able to equalize with a goal from Papiss Cisse as the two sides played to a deserved 1-1 result.

After flying up the table with a five game win streak, the Magpies appear to be cooling off and find themselves smack dab in the middle of the table where they probably belong after this performance. It was a very physical match, with several players picking up injuries that were shaken off or forcing an early exit. Looking lifeless in attack in the first half, Alan Pardew made two substitutions that turned the tide, with Remy Cabella the key difference maker. In the 48th minute, Newcastle would level the match when Daryl Janmaat whipped in a cross that was redirected by Yoan Gouffran into the path of Cisse who struck for his fifth of the season. It will be rough sledding at the weekend, when Newcastle now must prepare for a visit of Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 2 - 4:54 PM

Moussa Sissoko was sent off for Newcastle as they lost to West Ham at Upton Park.

Newcastle were already behind to Aaron Cresswell's 56th minute goal when their captain Moussa Sissoko was shown two yellows in the space of a minute to give the Magpies little chance of getting back in to the game. Sissoko will be suspended for the away match against Burnley in Week 14.
Source: BBC Sport
Nov 29 - 12:12 PM

Tim Krul picked up a knock in training this week and remains a doubt for Newcastle's trip to West Ham United tomorrow.

Krul's status is considered "touch and go" but if you have a deadline before the Magpies team news comes out, you cannot trust Krul to start and unless you have a viable backup, you are taking a major chance in playing him. Rob Elliot would deputize should Krul sit tomorrow's match out.
Nov 28 - 6:28 PM

Massadio Haidara has been solid contributor for Newcastle United as Alan Pardew has managed to do well with a stretched defensive unit.

Haidara has occupied the left back position for the past two matches while Paul Dummett has shifted to a center back role and even with defensive captain Fabricio Coloccini absent from the back line, the Magpies have managed to get the job done. Haidara actually outscored all other Newcastle defenders last week despite being available for a fraction of the cost in the Yahoo game. He is worth stashing and playing if you got him on the cheap, and is worth a play in plus matchups until the defense gets healthier and Pardew has to make some decisions.

Newcastle were hoping to make it five Premier League wins on the spin as Queens Park Rangers came to St James’ Park having failed to take a single point on the road this season. However the home were missing a number of key players as Alan Pardew was forced to reshuffle his side.

With Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor both missing central defensive duties were left to the returning Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett but it was in midfield where the Geordies were struggling. Cheick Tiote, Mehdi Abeid and Gabriel Obertan were all ruled out which meant Ryan Taylor was afforded his first Premier League start in over two-and-a-half years following injury and it was the returning defensively midfielder who left the field in tears on 34 minutes. Taylor broke down unchallenged in the first half and following a quick assessment it became apparent he could no longer continue – although tests on his knee are still ongoing – the player himself has confirmed there are "no major problems."
Nov 23 - 3:42 PM

Newcastle United continued their sizzling form by winning their fifth consecutive league match and sixth overall as Moussa Sissoko unlocked a goalless affair late on as the Magpies defeat QPR 1-0.

For once, we can anoint a hero not named Ayoze Perez in quite some time. All the credit is deserved for such a fine run of form for Newcastle, but it has not always been in dominant and convincing fashion and today was no exception. The defense, minus Fabricio Coloccini, were able to handle a relatively weak Rangers attack but it was a bittersweet afternoon when Ryan Taylor was forced off with what appeared to be yet another knee injury. The goal was a result of a lively build up, and it was a give and go with Sammy Ameobi that freed Sissoko and created enough space for him to beat the keeper. The Magpies travel to West Ham next in an attempt to keep the streak alive in what promises to be a marquee match.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 22 - 12:15 PM



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