I looked back at some of the articles we had out at this time last year, and the mood among the fans seems to be much the same as it is at the moment – not good – but one way things can get better quickly is to start winning some games – and that starts on Saturday at Villa Park, which will be a tough test, but it’s one we can win.
Loic Remy – big player for Newcastle
Paul Lambert has done very well since he took over the reigns at Villa, and he managed to keep the side in the Premier League last season, even though he was given precious little money to spend, and while Newcastle brought in five players in January, Lambert was told there was no money available for reinforcements.
And the Villa fans to their credit stuck by both the manager and the team last year, and it was good to see them survive the drop, as their youngsters came through for the club last season.
But hey, there’s no time for sentiment on Saturday, and we expect Alan Pardew to field an attacking side – one that can win the game – and we expect Loic Remy to make his first start for the side.
But Pardew will have some decisions to make in central midfield as well as in central defense with Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote now available to start.
Let us know how you think this game will go on Saturday.
And with Steven Taylor, Loic Remy, Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye all ready to go – what do you think the starting side will be?
Here’s our shot at the side:
Debuchy Coloccini Yanga-Mbiwa Santon
Ben Arfa Cabaye Sissoko Marveaux
That’s not a bad side at all and no room for Anita, Tiote or Steven Taylor, and we’re not sure if Jonas will be fit for this game.
But at least the bench should be strong – let’s know what your starting eleven is for Saturday.
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