We hope that Fabricio Coloccini will stay at Newcastle for longer than just this season, although over the summer, he didn’t commit to anything but this season at Newcastle, and we could even lose him next summer, and certainly Alan Pardew relies on the Argentine International to marshal his defense, especially since it’s a fairly new back four.
Paul Dummett – pushing for first team start
Newcastle have played Debuchy Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa and Santon as the back four in front of goalkeeper Tim Krul this season, but we gifted three goals to Hull City in our last league game, and Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett came in against Leeds in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday and both looked good.
So we were wondering if either player can keep his place for tomorrow night’s game.
However, this is what Alan Pardew has said about his new back four:
“We have got a new back four this year because Mapou has played all year, and Colo, Mathieu and Davide Santon.” “That’s been our back four, with goalkeeper Tim Krul, quite settled. Thank goodness, and long may that continue.”
So with those words it could be that the Newcastle manager will keep the same defense from the Hull City game, and the message to all five players would have to be to prove you are worth your starting position, after the frailties shown against Hull City.
But on the other hand if Pardew is not going to change his defense after a poor showing, and give opportunities to those challenging for a starting position, when will he change it?
What do you think our defense should be tomorrow night?
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