Here’s Our Team For Tomorrow – What’s Yours?


Newcastle supporters are far from happy at the moment, and it’s because of Newcastle feeble attempts to get new players in over the summer months, and it didn’t help that we were hammered 4-0 at the Etihad for the second season running,  and we looked miles and miles behind Manchester City is terms of movement, skill and class.

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Sam Allardyce while at Newcastle – seems like he wants to be sick
I guess we weren’t playing too well at the time 😀

But on the other hand, there will be a number of clubs who will find it difficult to get anything out of City this season, especially if they play as well as they did against Newcastle, and for long spells they were simply superb, and our lads just couldn’t live with them.

But tomorrow is another day as they say – and we have a decent chance to get a good result at home against West Ham United tomorrow, although the London club beat us 1-0 in this same fixture last season.

The fans have to support the team, and we’re sure there will be a sell-out tomorrow afternoon, at St. James’ Park and make no mistake, a win will do the players and the fans a world of good – and that’s what we are hoping for.

This is what Alan Pardew had said yesterday about the current situation on Tyneside:

“Really and truly it is about the next 37 games – particularly the two at home. We need points on the board.” “It will be a better measure for us after West Ham and Fulham. Judge us on that. Going forward we would be better judged after the next two games.”

And unfortunately, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce seems to do well when he comes back to Newcastle,  after being at the club for around eight months after and he arrived in May, 2007,  just before Mike Ashley bought the club.

This is what big Sam had to say:

“You cannot ease off.” “Every time you do that in this league you get punished. We have to be 100 per cent focused and we have to improve our away form from last season, starting with Saturday’s game at Newcastle.

“Even though Newcastle had probably a poor performance, Alan would say in the end that was only brought about by circumstances and Manchester City being absolutely brilliant.”

Newcastle have Steven Taylor suspended and Jonas Gutierrez injured, and if seems that Jonas should never have played last Monday night, because it was the same injury his picked up against SC Braga that flared up again, and he will be out at least two weeks.

We are assuming  Davide Santon is still out injured, and that Yohan Cabaye will play tomorrow – and we assume Loic Remy is still not ready to play.

So this is the team we think Alan Pardew will start tomorrow:

Krul
Debuchy Coloccini (c) Yanga-Mbiwa Dummett
Ben Arfa Cabaye Tiote Sissoko Gouffran
Cisse

Dummett played very well in the second half last Monday night, and the 21 year-old deserves his chance to make his St. James’ Park debut for his home town club.

And whenever Gouffran plays, he seems to inject some energy and movement into the team, so we prefer him over Sylvain Marveaux, who is likely to see some action tomorrow.

We really need all 3 point tomorrow, and Newcastle need to prove they can actually score some goals – but a win would be simply terrific.

What would your starting line-up be?

And let us know how you think the game will go tomorrow.

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144 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    @thump – exactly why he’d be perfect in toon! He wouldn’t get to buy the players
    Might be the only one that thinks this, but if we have to lose by 4 goals at Man City i’d rather it was 7-3 and we’d had a proper go that the gutless dross that was served up to us

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Poyet said a while back that the only thing he can be accused of doing wrong is asking the club to match his ambitions and give him money to spend. However the club have said Poyet asked to leave the club in Feb/March because he wanted to manage in the Premier League, think Reading Job was up for grabs at that point, they have since made BS allegations against him according to the Managers Association that will never stand up in court, hence sacking him.

    It is a bit of a risk to take someone like this but look at this record, Former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder Poyet joined Brighton in November 2009 with the club in a relegation battle in League One.
    He led the Seagulls to safety that season and then won the League One title in his first full campaign in charge.
    After the move to the Amex Stadium in summer 2011, Brighton finished 10th in the Championship table.
    Their fourth place last season is the club’s highest finish since 1983.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Chelseas team?

    Actually, based on Monday, any other PL’s team? 🙂

    Joking…sort of.

    I’m going to assume there will be no Cabaye, this is what I want to see tomorrow, as for what we will see…that’s anybodies guess.

    —————-Krul————-
    Debuchy–Colo–MBiwa–Dummett
    —————Tiote——————–
    ——Anita———Sissoko———-
    –Benny——Cisse—–Gouffran—

    Or something to that effect.

    Could maybe play Tiote & Sissoko as CDM, put Marv on in an advanced central position and bench Anita. Personally, given our confidence and issues with passing and keeping the ball, Tiote may be needed to provide strength and cover, but not as a playmaker…remember…back to basics. Tiote is a destroyer, use him as such or leave him on the bench. If you want technical players, we do have some.

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  • belgrade fan

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    just waiting Spt 2nd to officially say bye bye to this club, and very happy didn’t watch game vs City, neither will 2 morrow. Going to watch Spurs until something radically is changed here

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  • Thump

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    “Even though Newcastle had probably a poor performance, Alan would say in the end that was only brought about by circumstances and Manchester City being absolutely brilliant.”

    Absolutely spot on. The mind games have begun.

    ——————-Krul
    Santon—-Mbiwa—-Colo—-Dummett
    ———–Anita———-Sissoko
    Ben Arfa———————-Marveaux
    ——————-Cisse

    Of course what we’ll actually see is:

    ——————-Krul
    Debuchy—-Mbiwa—-Colo—-Santon
    ———–Tioté
    ———————Sissoko
    Ben Arfa———————-Gouffran
    ——————-Cisse

    Or similar.

    @jayphoto: While I don’t think I could take seeing 7 goals past us, I definitely agree that I’d have sooner see us actually threaten goal. The midfield still isn’t linking up with attack and the only one I could see that was really going for it was Jonas before he inevitably ran into a corner/off the pitch/fell over.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #6

    0 points tom

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #7

    My team for tomorrow (4-3-3)
    Krul, Santon/Debuchy (not sure if santons fit) Collo, MYM, Dummett, Sissoko,Tiote, Marveaux, HBA, Cisse, Sammy Ameobi

    Pardews team tomorrow – 4-4-1-1
    Krul, Debuchy, Collo, Willo, MYM, Sissoko, Tiote, Gosling, Gouffran, HBA, Cisse

    Think AP will bring willo in to deal with west hams aerial threat! Problem is we always adapt our team to cope our opposition strengths, under Bobby and KK other teams would change their ethos to cope with ours….

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Whose leg do they have to hump for Anita and Marveaux to get a game?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Thump…Who are you predicting to be sent off in this game then?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Thump

    Having a little trouble with our counting are we? 😉

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  • Pokat

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #11

    But anita and marveaux are decidedly average. I thought that was obvious?

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #12

    If santons back i’d be tempted to play him at RB and dummet at LB. Im not writing of debuchy, enrique and colo had pretty horrific starts as well, we just simply must win this game and i fell santon will offer a better balance on the right. He never seems as defensively frail on the right. After that i’d say the team pretty much picks itself. Though please pards for once in your life dont do something stupid like playing sissoko or anita on the wing

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Jay… Willos out injured, its definitely going to be colo and MYM at centre back.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Is our game on Sky tomorrow?

    Moving back home tomorrow afternoon, so either way, sky or stream, I should catch the game. Now, just need to figure out if that’s good or bad…please let it be good.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Sky Tyne and Wear understands Yohan Cabaye is not expected to line up for Newcastle United when West Ham visit St. James’ Park.

    NO Cabaye tomorrow, there goes your team Ed

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Our team is decidedly average. In fact, decidedly average players would look good in our team right now.

    NB: Anyone who thinks Anita is decidedly average and Tiote is a good player needs to check into their nearest optician, or failing that their nearest mental health clinic.

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  • agent007

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #17

    oo7 has been a fan for a good few years now and hopfully a good few more so can we not just watch newcastle as fans and support as supporters and bring joy and merryment to the terraces once more a well backed team from the terraces is needed dont transmit negative waves stop it with negative waves and watching spurs is always the wrong path oo7 has spoken peace

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  • DevonToon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #18

    tequilamag – you read that link I posted?

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza…. Back to sunny england? Hahahahahaha. 🙂

    Its a 3 o’clock kick off so no sky broadcast obviously. Stream is the only option.

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  • drewcessford

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Team picks itself in my opinion.

    Krul
    Santon (if fit, Debuchy if not), Mbiwa, Colo, Dummett
    Anita, Tiote, Sissoko
    Ben Arfa, Cisse, Gouffran

    Marveaux as our impact player from the bench.

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  • Thump

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #21

    @Ibiza: Tioté. Rather then having him sent off and banned for 3 games, just don’t start the game with him – easy!

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  • sticklebricks

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Anita-Colo-Mbiwa-Dummet
    Marveaux-Bigi-Gosling-Gouffran
    ——-Arfa–Shola————

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  • Mr Magpie

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #23

    I’d like to see this team for the game tomorrow with Tiote holding the midfield, cabaye & sissoko supporting cisse & getting into the box. Give Anita a chance as rb as he can’t be any worse than debuchy!

    Krul.
    Anita. Colo. Mbiwa. Dummett
    Tiote.
    Cabaye. Sissoko.
    Ben Arfa. Marveux.
    Cisse

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Ruddy…Questions will obviously be asked about the actual level of our players and whilst they are current performing less than decidedly average, that doesn’t make them so. We have seen them play at a level higher than that. Not opening the reasons for, but I think this is more a question of confidence again.

    It could be the clubs ambition, it could be Pardews instruction or it could be both, but I think the players we have are fairly decent tbh.

    Tiote has something, but it’s not been seen in a while. As I said a little earlier, back to basics for him as far as I am concerned.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #25
  • geordiemark

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #26

    11 schoolboys do a better job then that rabble

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #27

    honestly thought Cisse was really average against Man City! I know he had no service but his general basics ie: control of the ball, passing and movement were shocking! Just stood himself next to Kompany or Lescott the whole game rather than trying to get himself into space, couple times he got the ball he ran off the pitch or miscontrolled it!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Rainrix…Thankfully, no. Back to my normal house here in Ibiza, which has been rented out.

    Comfortable beds, air conditioning, sky tv, semi decent internet….who cares about football! 🙂

    Stream it is then!

    Thump…You sir are a genius! 🙂

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  • agent007

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #29

    as i said forgot the shadows and let the light in, once the darkness has evaporated we will climb the table! HWTL

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  • tequilamag

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    @ Devon yeah I did, judging by that they looked at a few clubs but picked Man City because they thought It was the best option. Everton looked like they were the other serious contenders for the oil cash. I have mixed feelings about the issue. I think all these maga rich people investing in football takes it further and further from footballs roots but at the same time if the money was coming to Newcastle I would love to be fighting it out at the top every year.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Ibiza

    Of course I should have clarified that I meant that the team is playing decidedly average, not that they are decidedly average, but that having players come in and putting in decidedly average performances would be a step up from the norm.

    Back to basics is no longer good enough for Tiote, even his best is no longer good enough, because even at his best he collects too many yellow cards, why do we need him when there is technically better in the squad on the bench who pass the ball better and are better on the ball?

    It would seem the only thing going for him is that 2 seasons ago he formed a formidable partnership with Cabayee. Seems the only thing going for him will no longer be going for him…

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #32

    GeordieMark

    Just need a Headmaster who knows what he’s doing and the rabble will play better!!

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  • MMcKinnell

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Newcastle never really seem to be dynamic in the attack, we can play a nice passing game when it suits us… we have pace and penetration but we need to use it effectively.

    So here we go…

    Krul

    Colo Yanga- Mbia

    Debuchy Santon/Dummet

    Cabaye

    Ben Arfa Sissokho

    Marveux Gouffran

    Cisse

    Use wing backs for greater attacking play, arguably we have a defensive concern there if they fail to get back, but its a better way of having a full team on the front foot.
    Utilise either Cabaye of Sissokho in a holding role, Cabayes passing range and ability to unlock defences is better in my opinion.
    Bring Ben Arfa off the wing and use him as a second striker, muck like Errickson for Ajax.
    Sissohko can play in the gap between the too, his pace and power are fantastic and should be utilised.
    Why are we wasting Marveux on the bench, we saw last season the guy’s a playmaker, he can unlock the defences with cheeky little passes… let him.
    Gouffran, he’s good and let’s face it, we don’t want guiterrez in that team unless it’s in a defencive midfield role, controversial?
    Finally, Cisse, given games he will get goals.

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Ibiza…. Alright for some, while the rest of us have to huddle together for warmth in our caves in the ahem “desolate” north 🙂

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Ah the clash of the last 2 high priests of hoof ball: Fat sham and Pardwho.

    Purely on form, mind set, availability and formation

    Krul

    Anita Colo M’Biwa Dummet

    Sissoko Tiote Marveaux

    Benny Cisse Goofy

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  • jayphoto

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #36

    really like Anita as a player to be honest, he’s always looking to work the ball forward, very busy little player! Would love to see a midfield 3 of Cabaye, Anita and Sissoko with HBA and Remy on the wings and a striker up top!

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  • Thump

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #37

    @jayphoto: Kompany offered him a cuppa at one point. Hart wouldn’t let either of them near his teapot, though.

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  • DokToon

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #38

    goooooooooooooooood morning nufc blog!

    whats the verdict for the match tomorrow? id like to see a 3-1 win toon…

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  • Belfast

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #39

    So englands shame (Ibiza) is moving home then ?

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Percy’s team tomorrow

    ……………………Krul………………….
    Debuchy….Collo..Yanga…Santon…
    …………….Sissoko…Tiote………….
    …BenArfa………………………Goofy..
    ………………Cisse…..Shola…………….

    You heard it here first, return of Shola….

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