Ben Arfa Back – What’s Your Team Against Liverpool?


We should have a strong side out tomorrow, with hopefully Ben Arfa able to start on the right wing,  and Fabricio Coloccini available, although the Argentine will probably start on the bench tomorrow.

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Ben Arfa in action against Anzhi in Moscow

We are assuming Sylvain Marveaux is still not fit with that groin injury – which is a problem he’s had over the last couple of years,  so we hope it’s not the same injury playing up again.

Cheick Tiote is back but of course Davide Santon is most likely  out for the season with his hamstring injury.

Tim Krul is out with that dislocated shoulder and news today is that he may not even be fit for when the season starts up again in early July.

And Alan Pardew debunked the story about Papiss Cisse going to see a specialist in Paris about his rib injury, although the Evening Chronicle today still reporting that he is playing in pain because of the injury.

Here’s a possible starting eleven for tomorrow with the subs:

Elliot
Debuchy Taylor (S) Yanga-Mbiwa Haidara
Ben Arfa Tiote Cabaye (c) Gutierrez
Sissoko
Cisse
Subs: Harper Williamson Anita Perch Coloccini Campbell Ameobi (Sh)

That’s a fairly strong side, and there could be a surprise from Alan Pardew – that he starts Coloccini tomorrow –  but in any case Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa will be wanting to pay well tomorrow, because they know Colo will be back next week at West Ham.

We need all 3 points – so we can start climbing that league table.

What’s your team for tomorrow?

Note – seems I missed Gouffran out of the side – whoops – maybe in place of Gutierrez?

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35 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #1

    —————-elliott——————
    debuchy–tayor–mbiwa–haidara
    —sissoko–anita—cabs———-
    —ben arfa–cisse—gouf———-

    marv for benny if not fit
    colo for taylor if fit

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  • Joe Blog

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #2

    TS beat me to it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Elliot

    Debuchy Perch M’Biwa Haidara

    Sissoko Cabaye Anita/Marv

    Benny Cisse Goofy

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  • Sazzer

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Repost this: Check out the pass at 5.20.
    http://vimeo.com/59925485

    He preparing to leave in summer and as all people have been linked with us. Also with Liverpool under Daglish.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #5

    why o why guti

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #6

    colo for perch if fit

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  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    TS, agreed. Play it in a 4-3-3 and give the fans something to watch for once!

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  • IITianToon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed seems to have forgotten our goalscorer from the last game!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Here’s a team I’d like to see line out:

    ——————————Elliott—————————————

    Debuchy———–M’biwa———Taylor—————Haidara

    ———————Anita———-Sissoko—————————

    HBA————————Cabs—————————-Goofy

    ——————————–Cisse————————————

    Can’t see it happening, but there’s plenty of flair and creativity in that XI

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  • cyprus

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Reminiscing on favourite moments?
    v. Everton 2-1, on the radio (later saw it recorded), losing till last couple minutes. Shearer equalizes with a great goal…

    “Now, do they smell victory? Do they see fear in their eyes? Bellamy!!!”

    Simple but Good stuff.

    4-4 radio recording is pretty good too.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Elliot
    Debs saylor mbiwa haidara
    Sissoko cabs
    Goofy HBA jonas
    Cisse

    If HBA is not fully fit then he should not be on the wing tracking back he needs to be in the hole making things happen with players behind him if he loses it hes protected.

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  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda, whats wrong with Taylor like? Got to rate him higher than Perch surely?

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  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Heard a rumour Tiote is going to be converted into a CB this season as a replacement for Colo…

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  • Patoon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Spot on and lets just hope Saylor has 1 of his better days

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #15

    i honestly think we are safe, think even 4 defeats will see us survive, just though,

    WE need one win to be sure….if we really attack all 4 teams we are bound to win one.

    So lets just do it, end the season with a bang.

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  • Harley

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Ruddy

    That’s my team too, in that formation.

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  • Patoon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Hav 2 agree with Rotonda, Perch is as good as Taylor, He does 2 many silly things these days, need a top CB 2 replace Collo and partner Mbiwa

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  • perchy4england

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #18

    would love to see goofy given a game down the middle. His workrate would definitely give defenders a problem plus looks like he’s got a few goals in him.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Patoon/Harley

    I think that most of us would love to see Sissoko a bit deeper, Anita spraying the ball about, Cabs further forward, with HBA back in the side.

    With that midfield our back 4 wouldn’t be under as much pressure, so long they are told to keep a higher line.

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  • Tinman - Pardwho?

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Perchy4england, Cisse will have at least as good a workrate as Goofy. But I do agree, I would like to see him up front one day, but I wouldnt drop Cisse for him just yet. He is still unproven at the moment, and Cisse has been in good form recently.
    Would be nice to beat the bin dippers, have a bit of breathing room and try one or two new things out.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Tinman

    He’s been awful the last few games. So many mistakes he got away with v Sunderland – 2 nailed on pens and when he claimed he fell over with Graham through on goal. Daft handball in Lisbon, at fault for both of Southampton’s goals
    just to name a few.

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  • Markimoto

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Elliot
    Debuchy,Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara
    Tiote,Cabaye
    HBA, Sissoko, Gouffran
    Cisse

    Can`t really decide between anita and tiote. But because Cabaye should have the possibility to take some shots from distance and go forward., i`d prefer tiote to anita to strenghten our own half. Jonas out because of lack of pace and crap crosses.

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  • perchy4england

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Tin man

    Agreed, I wouldn’t drop cisse either, I knew they played briefly together against Fulham but didn’t really work. Maybe if we’re safe before the end of the season we could try it to protect cisse’s ribs.

    I always love beating Liverpool their fans are so delusional! If Suarez was crap they would never be defending him would they?!

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  • Harley

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Ruddy

    Never know, pardew might surprise us tomorrow!

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  • Patoon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    —————————–Krul———————————
    Debuchy——–Mbiwa———-Sakho————–Haidara
    —————————–Sissoko——————————
    Cabaye———–Marveaux/Ben Arfa—————Stocker
    —————Cisse——————Remy———————

    Subs
    Elliot
    Saylor
    Santon
    Anita
    Tiote
    Long
    Weimann

    My team 4 next season without spending a complete fortune

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  • IITianToon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    @Tinman thats a really really bad joke. You do realise that the free kicks and yellows Tiote concedes would become penalties and red cards if he were a CB, dont you?

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  • Patoon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #27

    4got about Gouffran, he’d b in and around the bench 2 along with Adam Campbell

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  • Sazzer

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #28

    CJ Toon – Then you already have everything and more.

    Transfer Sage
    There is a possiblity there are alternatives out there for cheaper price Balde, Cornelius, in terms of money. I still think PEA is undervalued and his resale value will cover the cost.

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  • scout

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Elliott
    Debuchy. Taylor yanga. Dara
    Benny. Cabaye Sissoko gutti
    Goofy. Cisse

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #30

    doesnt matter we will be lucky to get a draw prob lucky if we dont get relagated 🙁

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Apr 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Elliot
    Debuchy S.Taylor Yanga-Mbiwa Haidara
    Tiote Cabaye
    Ben Arfa Sissoko Gouffran
    Cisse

    Bench: Harper, Coloccini, Perch, Gosling, Anita, Jonas, Shola.

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  • Barbtoon

    Apr 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #32

    For the love of god, please Pardew play a 4-3-3 formation.
    Elliot

    Debuchy Taylor Yanga Haidara

    Sissoko Anita Cabaye

    HBA Cisse Goufran

    This team is unlikely but would be the team that we will get a result from.

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  • LeToonARMY

    Apr 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Eliot
    Debuchy,Taylor, Collo, Yanga-Mbiwa
    Cabaye,Tiote,Sissoko, Gouffran
    HBA, Cisse

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  • LeToonARMY

    Apr 27, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #34

    Changed my mind i think we should play 433 or 4231 this squad is very versatile and we could even play a 442 with this team as well so this makes think tomorrows team will look like this, Goodnight all my little Toonies
    Vive La toon !!!!!!

    Eliot
    Debuchy,Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa Haidra
    Sissoko, Tiote,
    HBA Cabaye Gouffran
    Cisse

    Or change Tiote for Jonas and play 433

    Eliot
    Debuchy,Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa Haidra
    Cabaye, Sissoko, Jonas
    HBA, Cisse Gouffran
    Subs
    Colo
    Perch
    Anita
    Tiote
    Shola

    If we do not win i will eat my shirt !!!!!

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  • LeToonARMY

    Apr 27, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #35

    Hi guys I’ve changed my mind. I think we should play 433 or 4231 this squad is very versatile and we could even play a 442 with this team, so I think tomorrows team will look something like this.

    Vive La toon !!!!!!

    Eliot
    Debuchy,Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa Haidra
    Sissoko, Tiote,
    HBA Cabaye Gouffran
    Cisse

    Play 4 2 3 1 until half time then play 4 3 3. Bring Jonas on for Tiote Collo on for Hadira and move MYM to L.B and rest HBA for west ham and on Anita and put Sossoko upfront and let Anita play CM for the 20 mins

    Eliot
    Debuchy,Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa Haidra
    Cabaye, Sissoko, Jonas
    HBA, Cisse Gouffran
    Subs
    Colo
    Perch
    Anita
    Tiote
    Shola

    There are so many things you can do with this team, We have to win. I say 3-0 to Newcastle Cisse, HBA and Cabaye to score in that order !!!!!

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