As usual the team that Sam picks tomorrow will tell us if he has changed his ways at all. As we said earlier this week, we think it would be good if fewer players were played out of position.
We also hope that both Taylor and Faye will be back. These two solid players were badly missed last week against Liverpool.
Sam Allardyce – what team will the big man select for tomorrow?
Blackburn were taken to the cleaners by a good Aston Villa side on Wednesday evening 4-0, but weâ€™re not sure if that is good for Newcastle or not. Certainly Mark Hughes will have them fully ready for the kick-off at 03:00 pm on Saturday.
Weâ€™d like to see Taylor and Faye start and one of the few good players for Newcastle in last week’s performance was Habib Beye, and weâ€™d like to see him keep his place, alongside Abdoulaye Faye in the center of our defense.
Hereâ€™s the team weâ€™d like to start:
Taylor Beye Faye Enrique
Milner Butt Emre Nâ€™Zogbia
Subs: Harper, Barton, Rozehnal, Geremi, Smith
And if Sam has to find a starting place for Smith, we think he should play defensive midfield in place of Butt, but certainly not on one of the wings at the expense of Milner or Nâ€™Zogbia. What do you think the starting eleven should be tomorrow and why?
Let us know – we are certainly hoping that Sam picks a more balanced team tomorrow – and plays 4-4-2 and none of this 3-5-2 stuff. We’ll have our preview later today but until then, let’s think about team selection. We have to start a good and balanced team against Blackburn tomorrow and no more experiments.
Comments are very welcome.