The readers on the Newcastle United Blog have selected the following team for tomorrow’s game with Everton.
Beye Cacapa Rozehnal Enrique
Milner Butt Emre N’Zogbia
Subs: Harper, Taylor, Geremi, Smith, Faye
We did have 5 teams from which to pick and these can be seen on Thursday’s article in which are readers voted. In the selection process we hadn’t assumed Owen was available for the game and don’t think he should be risked, in any case. We think this is a good team that can get all 3 points. The defense may be the best we can muster right now, and does include Enrique at left back, because he came though the Reserves game on Tuesday night at Everton with another 90 minutes under his belt. He’s got to be ready for a league start now surely. Cacapa at the back will give us that little more experience that we lacked last Saturday at Manchester City. When Allardyce brings in the Brazilian Edmilson from Barcelona in January, which we fully expect, there’s going to be even more competition for the two central defensive positions – great 😀
Emre also played on Tuesday night and was the star man, scored a goal direct from a free kick, and we don’t see why he shouldn’t start tomorrow. He will add some creativity to our central midfield. It looks like Barton will be back for our next game on 22nd October so we should start to see more creativity in midfield now. Having N’Zogbia on the left wing and James Milner on the other will give us an attacking thrust down both wings.
Viduka and Martins up front almost pick themselves since both played quite well last week at Manchester City and both Ameobi and Owen will be doubtful for tomorrow.
Here are the results of our two polls with Team 1 getting a good 72% of the votes.
We also conduced a poll on who should be goalkeeper and Given got 80% of the votes.
This is our first time trying picking a team for the next game so please let’s have comments on how we can possibly improve this. Certainly there were lots of good comments on Thursday and yesterday on team selection. Wonder if Sam will be swayed – we think not – and we feel he’s going to find a place for Alan Smith somewhere in the starting line-up.
Comments always welcome.