What’s Your Team For Tomorrow Night?

It’s an important game tomorrow night in the Capital One Cup against former European Cup semi-finalists Leeds United, and it’s one that Alan Pardew will be looking to win, after Saturday’s disastrous result against Hull, and not a very good performance either.

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Mike Williamson – likely to start tomorrow night

But Alan will need to give some of his fringe players a game, and at the same rest some of his current starters for next Monday night’s league game at Everton.

At the very least Pardew ill have the bench full with  experienced players in case they are needed during the game, and it’s not going to be easy with over 5,000 Leeds fans making the trek up from Yorkshire.

Here’s a possible team Alan could start tomorrow night, assuming both Jonas and Haidara are not available, and of course Shoal Ameobi and Steven Taylor are both out injured for a few weeks, and Cabaye is not available either.

Debuchy Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Marveaux Gosling Bigirimana 
Gouffran Cisse Ameobi (Sa)

There are eight changes to the side that started on Saturday,  and the manager may not want to make that many changes in what is an important game for us.

With Mike Williamson fit again, we think he may edge out young Curtis Good, who played well at Morecambe, and we seem to lack decent heading power in the back line these days, and Mike will give us that.

And Cisse will be given a start in the hopes he can get a goal, but Papiss needs to look a lot more threatening than he has so far this season, if he wants to start the game next Monday night.

The last thing we need is another defeat,  and that would be disastrous after the bad loss to Hull on Saturday.

What would your team be for Leeds?

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19 comments so far


    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #1

    No reason not to play the full starting 11 Tiote in for Cabs and I would drop Debuchy and bring in Dummit at LB moving Santon to RB

    I’d also tell Cisse that if he doesn’t contribute then he won’t be starting against Everton.

    We make 8 changes and once again we aren’t taking the competition seriously despite what the club say

  • cestriasteve

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #2

    They should field as close a team to Saturday as possible, bring in Tiote for Cabaye and possibly tinker with the forward line maybe bring in Vukic

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Maybe Sammy for Benny and Marv for Cabs and Debuchey plays and they drill the side on shape.

  • cestriasteve

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Martin from previous post, do you think we should play 4-5-1 versus Everton and drop Cisse. I definitely agree with you that Tiote and Anita should start in the middle versus them.
    something has to be done RE: covering for HBA.

  • VanToonMan

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    jeff // Sep 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    ed just churns it out like a man has a gun to his head

    quality > quantity dude in every case, but since you used to work for IBM i guess you know nothing of this

    I’m sorry Jeff but if you don’t like Ed’s articles then deactivate your account and leave. What gives you the right to sarcastically mock Ed referring to where he worked? Why don’t you tell us all what you do for a living and then we cann all proceed with providing our own critical evaluation and presumption of what you would know a lot about and what you would “know nothing” about.

    Back to relevant matter at hand….I too think Tiote should come in for Cabs if he is not fit. However, that may leave us with less creativity. When you bear this in mind and add it to the fact that away from home at Goodison we will have to play on the counter, which means our striker up top needs to have a good touch and hold-up play in order to buy time for our players to move up, I think it’s better that Cisse is on the bench and Goofy comes in for this one.

    So that would mean Tiote in for Cabs if injured and Goofy in on the left and Remy up top.

  • fatman

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6


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  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Play cisse trow. Drop him for everton.

  • cestriasteve

    Sep 24, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Jimmy smith would be nice if Marveaux could be allowed to play in his position he played at Rennes, attacking midfield, he looks lost when played out wide.

  • Paul P

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Team for tomorrow – easy one for me


    Santon. Mbwia. Coloccini. Dummet

    Marveoux. Tiote. Sissoko

    Ben arfa. Remy. Gouffran

    Put right what went wrong Saturday and then build on it. Same team v Everton apart from cabaye in for tiote if fit.

  • Rooster

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Sammi Ameobi

    Yea, Cisse needs a wake up call and a goal but other players have to be given a chance, he just has no right to be an automatic choice on this diabolical form.

  • Rooster

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Of course Remy n Benny could start, but I feel the starting 11 mentioned in my previous post would at least go out to prove a point.

    Ive always liked our younger players and still feel Pardew was way way to harsh on them for last season, his seniors are the ones who got us in all the bother, the youngins in the majority got us first English CLUB QUALIFIED FOR THE LATTER STAGES OF Europe.

  • GenralHez

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Drop Cisse and Debuchy they need to be taught a lesson, give Williamson to the Maccums they need another manager. Luckily Jonas and S Taylor are still injured si cannot be picked
    Put Santon RB and Dummett LD, Colochini and Anita in the middle, Marvo in for Cabaye, HBA, Goofy and Remy up front. With Gosling, Sammy and Bigirimana on the bench to come on in second half.

    Go for it, the players do not deserve a rest after the shambles on Saturday.

  • gazzaforever

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Benny needs a break, he was tired Saturday, he s still recovering, he ll get injured if he plays two many games.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Santon Williamson Mbiwa (c) Dummet
    Tiote Gosling Bigi
    Marveaux Cisse Sammeobi

    I’d prefer to see Campbell & Vuckic on from the start

  • Burni

    Sep 24, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Bring in vuckic…… Lol the guys rubbish. Hasn’t done anything other than when he plays for the reserves to earn a place in the first team

  • dcdick

    Sep 24, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Here we go again………………fielding another under strength team in a cup game.

    Hopeless tactics as usual from Pardew in the last game

    Nothing changes so my opinion remains the same

    Pardew out !!!

  • toonicle

    Sep 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Sammy and Cisse up front with Ben Arfa to start, and tell Cisse if he doesn’t step it up he will be watching the Everton game from the bench.

  • Malta Mag

    Sep 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Go for it but give a couple of the out of form players a breather just to sharpen their attitude and keep them on their toes


    Santon M’Biwa Collocinni Dummet

    Anita Sissoko. Tiote

    Gouffran Remy. Hatem Ben Arfa

  • Ericles

    Sep 25, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Your possible team Ed is one way of giving Alan Pardew the carte blanche of having our club unceremoniously drummed out of this competition. Your suggested line-up is an insult to our club, its fans, and its traditions. We must play always the best available team and not play silly games with the game!!!


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