BOLTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United at the Reebok Stadium on December 26, 2011 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
FA Cup, Round 3
Saturday, January 7, 2012
1500 GMT (0900 CST)
Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
English viewers: Unknown?
US viewers: Yeah, right
NUFC: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Abeid, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa; Best.
Subs: Ellliot, Perch, R.Taylor, Gosling, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.
BRFC: Bunn; Henley, Hanley, Givet (c), Olsson; Vukcevic, Nzonzi, Petrovic, Pedersen; Rochina; Goodwillie
Subs: Kean, Lowe, Slew, Morris, Formica, Blackman, Yakubu
Newcastle United FC
Currently: 7th place, 9-6-5, 33 pts
Out: Danny Guthrie (groin), Sylvain Marveaux (groin), Peter Lovenkrands (calf), Steven Taylor (Achilles'), Cheik Tiote (ACON/suspension), Demba Ba (ACON)
Possible: Gabriel Obertan (toe)
Projected XI: Krul | Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon | Raylor, Abeid, Cabaye, Jonas | Ben Arfa, Best
Projected Subs: Elliot, Santon, Perch, Vuckic, Smith, Shola, Sammy
Blackburn Rovers FC
Currently: 20th place (How's that focusing on the league working out?) 3-5-12, 14 points
Out: Dann (groin), Salgado (rib), Grella (hip)
Doubtful: Olsson (hamstring), Hoilett (hamstring)
Possible: Robinson (calf), Nelsen (knee)
Projected XI: Bunn | Lowe, Samba, Hanley, Henley | Formica, Petrovic, N'Zonzi, Rochina, Pedersen | Yakubu
Projected subs: Robinson, Nelsen, Givet, Goodwillie, Vuckevic, Morris, Kean