What’s Your Starting Eleven For Sunderland?

We were disappointed today to hear that local lad Steven Taylor may not make the game at Sunderland on Sunday, and we have to assume he’s had some problems yesterday with that hamstring of his, but another local lad Paul Dummett stands by, and will be only too pleased to play in the local derby for the very first time at Sunderland.

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Paul Dummett – could start the game if Taylor not fit

The team will probably be the same one that started the second half against Liverpool, with Steven Taylor in for Paul Dummett – if he’s fit – and Moussa back in the midfield – we will not play ten men against Sunderland, :D.

Papiss Cisse was on the bench last Saturday, and he could possibly be brought back in for the Sunderland game, as Ben Arfa didn’t look like a natural out-and-out striker against Liverpool, but the Frenchman worked very hard for the side – to his credit.

And we’re not sure what the status of Jonas Gutierrez is, who was back in Argentina last week seeing to a personal issue, but his experience could be used in the second half, and he showed that experience with an excellent substitute appearance against Cardiff City.

Here’s what we think the starting eleven will be on Sunday:

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

If Steven is not fit Paul Dummett will deputize, and maybe Dummett could even start at left back in place of Santon?

And Ben Arfa could well keep his place at center-forward, although at some point we have to see Cisse back in there scoring some goals soon.

What’s your starting eleven for Sunday?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    I want to be able to comment on this site with my facebook account! This site is out dated and in need of a update!!!

  • SeanNufc87

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2


    What about us who dont use Facebook? I mean it seems perfectly fine from where im standing 😉

    Id go with that team but with benny on the wing for gouf and if cisse isnt up to much bring on the gouf.

  • lesh

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    North Atlantic Magpie – what are you talking about?

    You’ve commented @1, what more do you want. – a five course dinner delivered to your door?

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Same as what started against Liverpuddle but with Dummet in for the suspended Mbiwa

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    seems fine to me, one of the few people below pensionable age without facebook!

    i would like to see dummett start

  • SeanNufc87

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Would anyone take Adam Johnson should Sunderland be relegated?

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    if willo gets injured we are fxcked on sunday, have to promote the youth cb partnership whatever that may be!

  • SeanNufc87

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #8


    You not on Facebook either? Thats probably the only thing we have agreed on on this blog lol :p

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    i deleted it last year waste of time!

    i still think we should get some better cbs and go three at the back, will keep going on about it

    debuchy sissoko tiote cabaye santon

    looks tasty!

  • Yohan Kebab

    Oct 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    would rather take ince zaha even ashley young than johnson

  • Scottiedog

    Oct 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Would drop Sissoko and bring in Anita

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Maybe we should give Ben Arfa a chance to play upfront in a team with 11 men before we run the rule over him as a forward.

    People ruling Ben Arfa out as a striker after 1 game playing with 10 men are jumping the gun.

    What do people expect, Ben Arfa to score in his first 30 minutes playing as a striker against a top 2 side in England? Players like Ben Arfa are gifted and only go one direction, and that is forwards, not backwards. I am praying he gets the same position against Sunderland.

    It is ridiculous to suggest that Ben Arfa cannot play upfront based on one showing.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 25, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Adam Johnson was officially the worst crosser of the ball in the Premier League last season, he also got flop of the match in Sunderland’s last game. I certainly would not want Johnson at Newcastle; although that being said, we do lack some natural midfield width.

  • gazzaforever

    Oct 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, so no more mercurial? Wtf? I will put hba and gouff on the wings. And remy upfront. No ben arfa against the scums, are you nuts?

  • Best9

    Oct 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #15

    i’d have:

    Debuchy Williamson Dummett Santon
    Tiote (c) Cabaye Anita
    Ben Arfa Remy Gouffran

    Subs: Cisse, Taylor (S), Guitterez, Sissoko, Ameobi (Sh)

  • toonincheek

    Oct 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Hard to choose between Anita and Sissoko, even though Anita has proved far more consistent that Sissoko.
    Depends on the game, really.
    For the Mackems, I would start with Sissoko, for his physical presence.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Oct 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Debuchy Williamson Taylor Santon
    Tiote Sissoko
    Ben Arfa Remy Gouffran

    By the way, that front four would cause anny team all sorts of problems. What they could do to the scum would be hilarious.

  • AmericanGeordie

    Oct 25, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #18


    Bench: Eliot, Dummett, Anita, Sammy, Marveaux, Cisse, Shola (This bench has more firepower than the whole shite Mackem squad!)


  • funguswatty

    Oct 25, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Captain Fabricio Coloccini could be fit to play a part in the Tyne-Wear derby, Alan Pardew has revealed.
    The defender suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Argentina earlier in the month and missed last weekend’s draw with Liverpool, while he had also been expected to sit out the trip to the Stadium of Light.
    But he has made a quicker-than-expected recovery and, although the skipper hasn’t trained with the rest of his team-mates this week, he has been outside running.

    “Colo’s had a really good week,” Pardew explained.
    “We let him stay out in Argentina for another four or five days to let the injury settle down, and that’s been a good decision.
    “He worked with the national team there and he’s come back in good stead so fingers crossed for him. It would be a great boost if he could come back, if not for this one then for Manchester City or Chelsea would be just as big a boost.”
    But, with Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson all vying for places, Pardew won’t risk the South American unless he is fully fit.
    “I will only play him if he’s right,” the Newcastle boss insisted.
    “I can’t afford to lose him for any length of time. But if he’s right, I have no hesitation in putting him in.”
    Taylor has also been sidelined of late with a hamstring problem but Pardew hopes to have him available against Sunderland.
    “He’s okay,” Pardew said. “He’s trained this week and we’re going to see whether he’s going to start on Saturday.
    “We have Coloccini who’s not too far away as well, so it’ll be touch and go for both of those guys but we’ll have to make the choice tomorrow or Sunday, when we think it’s right to make that decision.”

  • karasu

    Oct 26, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #20

    I won’t label Adam Johnson as a failure just yet. We all know he’s capable of better. He’s proven it at Man City.


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