Alan Pardew was simply delighted with the two local lads – Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi – on Wednesday night, and both had good games once again when given a chance in the first team, and they will be pushing for a start at Goodison Park on Monday night.
Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett on Wednesday night
There was a lot of talk at the beginning of the season that we haven’t got any English players in the starting line up – but both lads are English and not only that – they were born and bred in Newcastle – and that cannot be bad. 😀
Our last league game was a bit of a disaster against Hull City, and we literally gifted Hull their three goals, but Newcastle looked a lot more solid in defense when Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett were brought into the back four, and Sammy Ameobi set up both goals after good runs down the left wing.
So at least the two local lads will be on the bench on Monday night, but we cannot see the side that started at Hull starting on Monday night at Everton.
Having some good performances on Wednesday night is good for manager Alan Pardew, who had this to say in the local press today:
“What it does is put pressure on the players who are playing,” “I think one or two are under pressure on Monday night. What I’ve got is players in good form, and that’s a good thing.”
“We just have more options, and I’m able to make changes.” “We’ve had Dummett since he was nine, and Sammy’s been here since he was 14. I was absolutely delighted with those two.”
“Those two left-footers balanced us up a bit.” “That’s why they’re pushing, because we haven’t really got a natural left footer down that side – other than Sammy or Dummett. That’s why they are important to us.”
The other natural left-footer we have is 20 year-old Massadio Haidara, who is another good left-back, but the Frenchmen has been out injured so far this season.
It’s a good question as to what the team will be on Monday night, but we think the front three of Ben Arfa, Cisse and Remy will start, but who the middle three will be with Cheick Tiote now in good form, is debatable.
It’s between Cheick, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko.
At the back we could see both Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett retain their places in the side.
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