There has been a lot of discussion lately about what’s the best formation for Newcastle to play in, and since we played 4-3-3 with Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba being the front men back in March, a lot of fans would like to see that formation again – the one we tore West Brom apart with at The Hawthorns, when we were 3-0 up after 34 minutes – yes that one.
Jonas Gutierrez in action – we can play different formations
The Newcastle players can take a lot of positives from our last game at Stoke in mid-week – even though we lost again – and another gritty disciplined performance on Monday night against Wigan, and we could see our first win in eight games.
But there’s one stat that’s hanging out there – Newcastle have never lost five league games in a row in their history – so let’s hope that doesn’t happen on Monday night.
Our players should be so determined that doesn’t happen – that they should be playing out of their skins on Monday night – so to speak.
Jonas doesn’t thinks the formation Newcastle use depends lot on the team we are playing, and what their strengths and weaknesses are:
“We have different type of formations – we can play 4-3-3, 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1. I think we are different types of players.” “And so that gives the manager different options and different formations.”
“It depends on the game and the teams that we play against.” “What is more important is the players that play in these positions try to do their best and try to give 100 per cent.”
It’s a really big game on Monday night for Newcastle, but let’s hope our players come out and show the spirit and determination that can get us that win we need so badly.
Let’s keep the faith.
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