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FA Cup, Round 3: Newcastle United vs. Blackburn Rovers Game Thread

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FA Cup, Round 3
Saturday, January 7, 2012
1500 GMT (0900 CST)
Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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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