What’s Your Newcastle Team For Liverpool?

There’s still no word on Fabricio Coloccini’s muscle injury, but the chances of him being able to recover fr the early kick-off game on Saturday against a very strong Liverpool side are probably not good – but maybe we will hear more on this today.

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Fab Coloccini in action against Manchester City

In our poll on who should replace the captain – assuming he cannot play on Saturday – Newcastle fans prefer local lad Steven Taylor to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

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If Colo was not injured we have to think that Alan Pardew would have started the same side that did so well at Cardiff City to get our second league win on the road, but there may be a position for Jonas Gutierrez in the starting eleven, since Jonas works his socks off for the side, and we will need the wingers to backtrack on Saturday to help out the full backs.

Assuming Colo cannot play we still think there will be just one chance from the last time out:

Debuchy Williamson Taylor (S) Santon
Tiote Cabaye Sissoko
Gouffran Cisse Remy

That means Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez and Ben Arfa would again not be in the starting line-up, against a side who look to be better than they were last season – and they hammered us 6-0 in this corresponding game in April. 🙁

And not sure who would be captain in that side, but probably Yohan Cabaye with a slight chance it could be Steven Taylor.

What would your starting eleven be for Saturday – assuming Colo will not make it?

Let us know.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 16, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Debuchy, Taylor, Willo, Santon
    Jonas, Cabaye, Tiote
    Shola, Cisse, Remy

    this is AP starting lineup, he picks favorite over form

  • cyprus

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Taylor getting more votes than anyone is desperate times. Then again, really liked TDS’ post, so i’ll re-post. Excellent summary!

    “Sorry…I forgot Krul isn’t on top form, Elliott isn’t good enough, Colo is past it, MYM isn’t good enough, Saylor is a liability, Willo is championship level, Santon and Debuchy can’t defend, Haidara s injured, Dummett is inexperienced, Cabaye wants to leave, Tiote is rubbish, Pardew has no faith in Anita, Sissoko has been found out, Jonas is past it, Ben Arfa is lazy, Obertan is crap, Marv is inconsistent, Shola is useless, Remy isn’t even our player, Cisse can’t score, Sammy is unproven…

    Well…at least we have Goofy.”

  • cyprus

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #3

    And, Tiote bashers, take not of previous article… Imagine him, against us, bullying poor little Cabs-Anita off the ball 🙂

  • cyprus

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    “not” = “note”

  • cyprus

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    On Tiote and other ‘get rid’ candidates, remember AP’s wise words:

    Pardew said on Routledge’s move:
    “Well I think there’s opportunities for players that come along and you have to weigh it up.
    “I mean, was Wayne gonna be a long term first team player for us? and I don’t think he was.”
    “QPR offered him that position, and I felt that is best for him and best for the club that we took that opportunity.
    “You know, when you bring players in I think it’s important that they affect your first team.
    “There are occaisions, and there will be, when I bring in a player to full up the squad [sic], so to speak.
    “But you know, I just felt that the Wayne one was a deal that was right for him, more importantly, and right for us.
    “Because You have to sort of move on players to grow, and, you know, we have to get better than Wayne and that’s what we’re gonna aim to do.”

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6

    By George, I think we’ve got it. It’s all about opinions. Being
    moved on could have been the motivating force for
    Routledge to get his act together. NUFC weren’t the first club
    to think he wasn’t good enough.

  • Ian Toon

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza- An unanswered question!. How can you a mature discerning, balanced, stable individual give your declared backing to a callow (23 year old) totally lacking in emotional intelligence. I am 25 and I suspect around the same age as you, so it’s not a case of a generational
    thing. In most instances you would intervene to point out for example his boorish behaviour towards Ed which is completely out of order. He doesn’t know how to behave.

    I know for a fact that many don’t post because of the tedious dialogue he perpetuates on here. He bites the hand that feeds him and a lesser man than Ed would give him short shift- do you not think?
    NB- I would prefer you not to respond than come back with platitudes.
    I am respecting Ed’s wish that I am not addressing criticism to him directly but to you as the etc etc.

  • toonicle

    Oct 16, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Ben Arfa should start this one IMO.


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