We expect Steven Taylor to miss the game tonight – and it would be a bit of a surprise if Hughton risked the player for tonight’s game.
And we made a mistake (now corrected) when we left Ryan Taylor out of our expected team (as a sub) in our match preview earlier today – so we replaced LuaLua with Ryan.
As a review, the team we expect Chris to play tonight is:
Simpson Coloccini Kadar Enrique
Guthrie Smith (c) Nolan Gutierrez
Subs: Krul Tozer Geremi Butt Lovenkrands Harewood Taylor R
Unfortunately I have an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon at 2pm today EDT – about the Achilles tendon I snapped clean through back in August (ouch!).
That’s 7:00pm UK time, so I will not be able to get the official team out – so this can serve as the article for our readers who like to comment on the game as it proceeds.
Perhaps someone can stick the team up in the comments – when it’s announced – which is usually 30-45 minutes before KO time.
I thought the appointment was 2 hours earlier – but it wasn’t and I just got back home. If I’d known earlier it was that time I would have rearranged it. Oh well.
And finally German company Adidas have distanced themselves this afternoon, from speculation linking them with the naming rights for St James’ Park.
An Adidas spokesman said:
“Adidas can confirm that it has not been offered the naming rights to the stadium and would not wish to take the rights if they were offered.”
So another false story from the Sunday papers – and this spokesman must have been a different one to the one quoted on Sunday. 😀
But back to the real business, and let’s hope we can get the win tonight as we really need it.
After all it looks like the Blades have a weakened side out tonight, through injury, so it’s a great time to play them.
Howay The Lads!!