It seems simple what Chris Hughton did with his team selection last Friday night.
Danny Guthrie – keep playing this lad in central midfield
Chris played two natural wide men on the wings, and two natural central midfielders in midfield.
He didn’t play two defensive midfielders together with no creativity, and he didn’t play central midfielders on the wings.
And it worked like a treat as Newcastle looked a powerful attacking force for one of the few times this season – something that Newcastle fans were just delighted to see.
Fortune favors the brave is something Chris needs to remember with his team selections – especially away from home.
We cannot be wimps away from home, and the lads can play like Friday night away from St. James’ Park – they could be that good, with the improved squad.
Maybe the fact that six new players seemed to have significantly strengthened the squad has allowed Chris to play the players in the positions where they play best – we hope so – but tomorrow’s team selection will be vital.
The team gelled and we would expect just a couple fo changes to be made.
Maybe Coloccini coming back for Hall in central defense, and Alan Smith may be drafted into midfield, but Chris has to be tempted to play the same team.
But hey, it’s hard to criticize Chris for what he’s achieved at Newcastle this season, since it’s been better than we could ever have dreamed of.
We’re top of the league and he’s starting to have them play all out attacking football – what are things coming to at Newcastle. 😀
Hey – it sounds good (great) to us.
Howay The Lads!!