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Newcastle vs West Brom – Match Preview

12:57 pm, Saturday, November 30th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 102 Comments

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This is another tough test for Newcastle today at home to West Brom, and it’s never easy to win games in the Premier League, as West Brom found out on Monday night when they were 2-0 up at home to Aston Villa after only 10 minutes, but Villa came storming back in the second half to level the scores.
And how many times are the two halves so different in a Premier League game this season, where one team is on top in the first half and  the other side comes storming back in the second – the answer is a lot.

Newcastle will have to combat the quick and skillful Shane Long, who is in top form at the moment for West Brom, and Alan Pardew may want more  movement and quickness in central defense than Coloccini and Williamson can provide, so there’s a chance that Yanga-Mbiwa could be drafted back into central defense.

But that’s still a long shot, and we expect Yanga-Mbiwa to be the unlucky one who loses his place from last week, and  the Newcastle manager again has a full squad of players from which to choose the side today, so it will be difficult for a number of good players to even make the bench at St. James’ Park today.

And it’s unlikely that the manager will make many changes from the side that did well last Saturday to beat Norwich City 2-1, although we expect French International Mathieu Debuchy to come straight back in at right back after his one game suspension for picking up five yellow cards.

So this is a possible team for today:

Krul
Debuchy Coloccini (c) Williamson Santon
Sissoko Tiote Cabaye Gouffran”Ameonbi (Sh) Remy
Subs: Elliot Yanga-Mbiwa Taylor(S) Anita Ben Arfa Gutierrez Cisse

Let us know what your team would be for today.

And 57% of fans think we can win this game this afternoon and get our 4th win on the trot, and that would likely send us higher than 8th place by tonight.

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The keys to the game today are that the defense can be solid and strong at the back, and there were some glimpses of sloppiness at the back against Norwich City, so we’ll need to show some improvement in that area today, against a better West Brom side, or we could be punished for that sloppiness.

And we hope that Loic Remy and Shola Ameobi are again in good form, as they were last week against Norwich City, and maybe Shola could even get his first league goal of the season today – that would be good.

Alan Pardew will have lots of choices from the bench in the second half, depending on how the game is going, and it would be great to see Ben Arfa get a run-out, and maybe even tilt the game Newcastle’s way, with some of that mercurial skill of his.

Quite honestly, we’d be happy enough with a draw today, but Alan and the lads will be going all out to land our 4th league win in a  row.

And if the lads can get the job done today, Newcastle fans will be just a little bit higher in orbit tonight.

Another win would simply be unbelievable.

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102 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jonny // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Strongest bench we have had in years.

  • 2 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    If Pardew wants consistency then he has to stick with what has been working and not change things simply to bring one player back into the starting 11 as what message does that send out to the player being dropped?

    Drop Colo back to the bench and stick with Mapou and Willo as they work better as a pairing. Colo get’s caught out far to easily in the air and his lack of pace will allow Shane Long to have a field day.

  • 3 beddersmag // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Jack butler

    Only problem is willo is much slower than collo. That would be even more of a mismatch if long starts running at him

  • 4 beddersmag // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    For this one maybe collo and mbiwa?

  • 5 toonbrother // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    If yanga gets dropped i dont expect us to win. Certainly will not get a clean sheet.
    only fools fail to learn from their mistakes, starting coloshitty is a mistake weve made far too often

  • 6 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    beddersmag

    I would say Willo is as quick as Colo and more physical, but Mapou has the outright pace to deal with Long and Willo can deal with any aerial threat, they complement each other well and have been the best pairing we have had this season so why look to change what has been working?

  • 7 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Got to be Iron Mike and MBiwa for me one can deal with the aerial threat and one with the speed.
    basically the same team that started against Chelski and the Spuds

  • 8 askar // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Hello Everyone!

    I would Drop Willo and Shola and play Mapou and Ben Arfa.

    —————————Krull——-

    San—————Collo—Mapou————–Deb

    ————————Tiote———————

    Gouf—————Cabaye——————-Sisso

    ———————Ben Arfa—————–

    ———————–Remy—————–

    Win and 3-1 : goals from Remy, Sissoko and Ben Arfa :-) :-)

    Howay The Lads!!

  • 9 askar // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Hello Everyone!

    I would Drop Willo and Shola and play Mapou and Ben Arfa.

    —————————Krull——-

    San—————Collo—Mapou————–Deb

    ————————Tiote———————

    Gouf—————Cabaye——————-Sisso

    ———————Ben Arfa—————–

    ———————–Remy—————–

    Win and 3-1:goals from Remy, Sissoko and Ben Arfa :-) :-)

    Howay The Lads!!

  • 10 Ancientcoptic // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Sessegnon is my biggest worry. If they are to have any chance of a result in this game, it will almost certainly be coming from him. Tiote & Debuchy should have him singled out for a bit of special attention – sounds painful lol.

    I fancy us to nab this game, but I think it could be as late as the last 10 minutes until we break them down.

    C’mon the Toon!

  • 11 asenski // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Hallo everybody,
    as to the topic – as far as know pardew he will not drop collo , moreover I also expect to see jonas ahead ben arfa after 70th min

  • 12 Yohan Kebab // Nov 30, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    if stoke beat everton and we beat wba we can go fourth!

  • 13 Ketsbaia9 // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Can’t understand why Pardew is playing Marveaux. He deserves to at least be on the bench. We have no creativity on the bench. Obertan shouldn’t be ahead of Marveaux. It’ll be a tough game today. It’s our best chance to beat Man Utd next saturday. With the players we have, I’m expecting us to win.

  • 14 Yohan Kebab // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    sad day today, the day we drop mbiwa, reinstate colo and lose

  • 15 Ginger // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Why do people want to play Collocini and Ben-Arfa?

    Ben-Arfa has been dropped for a reason and what message does it send to Shola if he gets dropped considering he was one of the best players last week? Moronic.

    As for Collocini he’ll get ripped apart by Longs pace, for me it has to be Yanga-Mbiwa and Williamson, been the best pairing by far and compliment each other perfectly.

    We should stick with the team that have beaten Spurs and Chelsea.

  • 16 Yohan Kebab // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    my dream is we go unbeaten for the rest of the season with a barrage of clean sheets and willo gets into the world cup squad ;) nigeria england final with shola scoring the winning goal!!!

  • 17 asenski // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    i really cannot understand how pardew rates willo ahead of mbiwa
    surely there is a place for ben arfa in the starting , but pardew obviously cannot take the best of this player

  • 18 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Like most I think Colo needs to play his way back into the tam like anyone else, just because he is captain he shouldnt be auto selction.

    However I think he is far from rubbish, and the toonbrother character is to Colo as Indian Mag is to Shola. Give it a rest slagging off your pet hate you numbnut.

  • 19 anthc // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Happy with a draw? These are the games we should be winning at home to maintain hope of a top ten finish. However, hull is one of a few examples of how unpredictable this league can be. Willo and mbiwa for me with debuchy back in. Shola to score first with a 3-1 win. Heres hoping anyway!

  • 20 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I simply can’t get my head around the fact that people want to drop either Mapou or Willo to accommodate Colo and drop Shola (who was man of the match against Norwich by the way) to accommodate HBA?

    The 11 that beat Chelsea and Spur’s have earned the right to keep their place and should not be dropped to accommodate a want away Captain or to satisfy their need to drool over an inconsistent/over rated HBA?

  • 21 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/9049923/newcastle-united-announce-plans-to-construct-new-training-complex

  • 22 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Ketsy @13 – you cant understand about Marveaux what, exactly? Let me explain what it is you cant figure out – he’s not good enough.

  • 23 Himanshu Dhingra // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    For me only correct line up is the one which played against Spurs and Chelsea

  • 24 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Errr got out the wrong side of bed ths morning……

    The Baggies are like us, at times resilient, a nearly team who occasionally punch above their weight but at sme point will fall short of the mark. Problem for us is they usually have form against us. Dont expect it to be easy. I have forebodings that they will catch us out and deal a blow to our confidence with a busy run up to xmas. I am hoping for a 3-1 win though. We need to play Benny at some point.

  • 25 Ciaran // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Think people who slag Colo seriously are lacking in respect for one of the best defenders we’ve had in years, probably the best centre half we’ve had since Woodgate.

    I do however think Willo deserves to keep his place. Despite being a limited player he has given 100% in the last number of games and he is as honest as the day is long and seems to complement M’biwa really well.

    As for HBA, doesn’t deserve to start, bring him on if we’re comfortable towards the end and see if he can show why he should be starting. Shola has been immense in recent weeks, and while he might not play pretty football like HBA he has also been giving 100%, something I doubt HBA ever has.

  • 26 asenski // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Jack

    why do we need to talk about accommodation – you just play the better players , right?
    I do not see willo as better than collo or mbiwa, same for shola to cisse and arfa . I agree when a team plays , make no big changes – but let’s look at the whole picture- willo and shola’s appearances are due to a short momnetum which probably will be gone tonight or vs swansea – then what – pardew will do what he always does- deligitimaze himself bringing back guti for example

  • 27 Moe // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    “Quite honestly, we’d be happy enough with a draw today,”
    the only thing I didn’t like on the article. We should be looking for a win against West Brom on the SJP, a draw doesn’t speak for the ambitions of the fans.

    Long and Sessengon are surely dangerous, but I’m hoping that Odemwengie doesn’t go under the radar, he can cause a lot of trouble too.

    Agree with most of you here, Colo shouldn’t just walk into the starting line up, he’s gotta earn it like the rest.

  • 28 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Indian – the one with Shola up front? :)

    Hats off to admitting that one mate!

  • 29 Ciaran // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Until Willo or Shola play badly changes do not need to be made. You reward good performances. Dropping Willo and Shola for Colo and HBA is not rewarding good performances, it would be punishing good performances and rewarding bad ones! Insane.

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Really really tough game to call today

    WBA are and have our biggest bogey team for years now, even when we were both in the fizzy pop!

    A lot of today imo depends in his team selection, for me Willo and Mbiwa have to start, so does shola
    Heart says 3-1 win head says 1-1 draw!

    Hope we rout them though, be great to see Ameobi get a goal today he deserves that on his recent form

  • 31 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    asenski

    You don’t simply pick your best players, you play the players that make up the best team and that doesn’t necessarily picking the best 11 individuals.

    Mapou and Willo work well together and you have to look at what message it sends out if one of them are dropped to allow Colo or Saylor to simply walk back into the starting 11.

    You want players fighting to get into the side and not simply getting a start because of reputation. Picking players on form counts for more

  • 32 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Asenki
    Eh? Mate it’s not a simulated game on fifa mate, the best starting 11 doesn’t always included your best players it includes the players that compliment there team mates and the formation best

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Ciaran
    Imo opinion if a players is dropped today it will (sadly) be MYM, you simply can’t play him and colo as a pair
    But don’t think colo can cope with the pace of long

  • 34 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    If Collo starts for M’biwa today then Pardew has no balls whatsoever and he should be ashamed .

  • 35 Ciaran // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    On a side note, this is rather good news.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/News/Gallery/0,,10278~3556734,00.html

  • 36 Mister Tuff // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I think Percy should go for a Willo/Mbiwa pairing and because he had a good game last time -Shola up front.
    Percy has a decent bench today and if things are not working out he has plenty of options to change things around. Also if things are going good bring on Benny for the last 20 -25 mins -(please no Obertan though).

  • 37 Ciaran // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Tads

    I think you’re right. Although if he picks M’biwa ahead of Colo and M’biwa has a poor game you will have people slating Pardew for sticking by his guns. I don’t much like Pardew but I will have a little more respect for him if he sticks with the team that has been in such good form recently.

  • 38 Ancientcoptic // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Why Ben Arfa should play? because he has form against West Brom. They absolutely hate playing against him.

    Steve Clarke will be walking onto the touchline feeling lucky with Ben Arfa on the bench.

    I fully understand people supporting Ameobi playing as he adds a shape to the side, plus his last game was good, but I am not expecting anything from him today – playing a big striker against big defenders is playing right into their hands if you ask me… that being said – I will hold my hands up if I am wrong.

  • 39 Mister Tuff // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Ciaran – that link does not work. Was it about the new training facilities – if it was I was reading about it earlier on. We should have the most up to date training establishment in Europe which can only be a good thing.

  • 40 Ciaran // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Tuff

    Yes it was about the proposed new training facilities. It is some form of progress off the field. Apparently they still need to file for planning permission though so it is early days yet.

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Ciaran
    True, if it happens it happens, if one has a shocker then it’s up to colo/Taylor to take the opportunity
    Which is why pards should stick with the line up, it gives the whole squad an extra incentive if they know no one is a nailed down starter

  • 42 Ancientcoptic // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    West Brom isn’t our bogey team. The last 3 times we have played them we have won 2 and drawn 1. Not bad if you ask me.

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    On a non related subject does anyone think that if the Fulham West Ham game finishes in any other result than a draw then the losing manager could well be sacked in the morning?

  • 44 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    tads

    Jol is under serious pressure, he has said himself that his job isn’t safe if they fail to win, I think West Ham will give Sam more time though, though not that much more

  • 45 JAMSHA // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    is the match live in india’?? day b4 it said live an now its show la liga at 10.30

  • 46 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    There must be a transfer window about to open as Pardew has been at it again.

    “At the minute, we’re under no pressure for anyone to leave.” “We have no financial restrictions from Mike, so we’re in good shape.”

    “Sometimes you lose a player … look at when we lost Andy Carroll.” “He was 22 years old and playing for England. He was a young player from the city, but we’re done brilliantly with that money.”

    “It was a brilliant sale for us. That money’s been used to strengthen the group and bring in quality players.” “We might need to do that again. We might have to do that to get where we want to go. We have to accept that.”

  • 47 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Ancient
    Our last 7 games against them
    2 wins 2 draws 3 losses

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    JB
    Not sure on that mate, know a few people involved with WHU and he’s as popular as a turd in a pool, he’s under huge pressure, he was backed massively financially by Sullivan and Gold and they are not happy

    But yeah Jol is under massive pressure, especially with a new owner who normally like to appoint a manager of there choice

  • 49 Ancientcoptic // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Jol signing Taarabt was shocking, for me, that really put a few question marks on him.

  • 50 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    tads

    Sam is like Pulis in that you know what you are going to get from them as a manager and the WH fans have never taken to him.

    Are they in the position financially where they can sack him, replace him and shell out for the new man who will no doubt want his own players at the club?

  • 51 MacToon // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    JB, more transfer money going on underground heating ;-)

    Chance for 4 out of 4….. good luck the Toon.

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    JB
    These days contracts are riddled with clauses, Fat Sam has certain performance related clauses, don’t think they would struggle to get shot, they may well struggle to replace him though

  • 53 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    TBH after the way the WH fans where chanting at Glenn Roeder when he took us there a few years back I hope they get everything they get as that took things to an entirely new level

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Wow Berbatov and Ruiz not even in the squad

  • 55 Himanshu Dhingra // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Jamsha

    HD1 only!

  • 56 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    *I hope they get everything they deserve*

  • 57 JAMSHA // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Himanshu

    u mean starsports 1??? if yes then i have that… coz we have startsports 1,2,3,4 hea

  • 58 Himanshu Dhingra // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Jamsha

    No star sports HD 1

  • 59 JAMSHA // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    lol bad luck… il beta stop payn these mafias..jst like ashley.. they care about cricket

  • 60 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Arsenal 0-1 up, Ramsey again

  • 61 Himanshu Dhingra // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    JB

    I think your second team was Swansea.

  • 62 Himanshu Dhingra // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    *Thought*

  • 63 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    Always had a soft spot for Swansea as they are a fans club in the way they are run and always disliked Cardiff

  • 64 toonbrother // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Coloshtty does not deserve a place on the bench let alone a place in the starting line up

  • 65 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Everton 1-0 Stoke

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Borini just missed an open goal from 3 yards…..
    Can only see the scum going one way this season

  • 67 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    toonbrother

    do you dislike Colo???

    Would never have known

  • 68 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    toonbrother
    So who on the bench instead?

  • 69 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    tads

    Poyet has a really tough job on his hands with that lot, Dicanio wasted a ridiculous amount of money

  • 70 toonbrother // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    the following players are/were better central defensive options than Coloshitty:
    1. Mbiwa
    2 Williamson,
    3 Taylor,
    4. Perch,
    5. Remi Street
    6. Dummet
    7. my nan,
    8. your nan the list goes on

  • 71 JAMSHA // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    tnx ramsey gives me 3 pts

  • 72 Ibizatoon // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    toonbrother…My nan is dead. Is she still better than Colo? I’m guessing I know the answer.

  • 73 bills-son // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Toonbrother,

    Any chance we can get your nan signed up in Jan.

  • 74 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    toonbrother

    My nan was a left winger and had a stinker the one time I saw here play as a centre half, she had the pace but simply was physical enough and as a result was easily bullied off the ball

  • 75 JAMSHA // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    toonbrother

    u fogot curtis good

  • 76 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    damn you auto correct

  • 77 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    toonbrother belt up you fool. pick another player its getting tiresome.

  • 78 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    JB
    That he has mate and i don’t think he has the experience to turn it around

    toonbrother
    Well perch isn’t at the club so be hard to put him on the bench
    Streete has never even played a competitive match
    But in the plus side i have heard your ban is a canny CB

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Anyone interested in scouting toonbrothers nan
    http://youtu.be/ogZHtVfvg_M

  • 80 John Tudor // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    he was a canny player Nick Nackpadywack

  • 81 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    West Ham 1-0 up :(

  • 82 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Everton 2-0 Stoke

    Brought to you by your friendly score update service :D

  • 83 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    C’mon Jol cannot stand Sam Allardyce

  • 84 Ancientcoptic // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    The season we finished 5th, Colo was in the Premier League team of the season alongside Kompany… so rated in the top 2 centre-backs in the Premier League at that point.

    You do not get rated to that level if you cannot defend.

  • 85 Mister Tuff // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    toonbrother -it is getting tiresome -you really need to pick another player – forget you nan -do you have an auntie or a niece who plays.

  • 86 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Stoke are getting pounded!
    Just think by 7 o’clock tonight we could be 5th, well for a few hours anyway!

  • 87 JAMSHA // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    tnx baines… u got injurd… cole man in gave me 3 pts

  • 88 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Ah well off to work, 12 hours on a Saturday night should be outlawed……………………….here’s hoping for another three points and a good performance.

    Enjoy the game lads HWLT

  • 89 Ted Bundy // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Hmmm, think we’d be playing into their hands selecting Willo/Colo partnership. Aside from the principle that Mbiwa simply shouldn’t be dropped, we’re more than likely going to have the majority of the ball and be pressing up the pitch, any cheap concession of possession and it’s a dink over the top for Long or somebody else to latch onto for a 1vs1. Mbiwa affords a more pressing game, because he can get back at strikers with his pace.

    We shall see shortly.

  • 90 Ted Bundy // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    JB

    Just remember, even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat! ;)

  • 91 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Jb – Howay Lads The indeed!

  • 92 Tsunki // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    JB – hope that pole isnt too cold in this weather…..

  • 93 JackButler // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    HWTL as well :D

  • 94 Ibizatoon // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Teams should be available in a minute and I get the feeling it’s going to get messy on here, so, good luck to whoever is on the pitch.

    Let’s keep this momentum going and get ourselves a little cheeky 5th spot for the evening.

    HWTL

  • 95 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    The year we came 5th Colo was excellent at the back but that was just under 2 years ago for me he does not look fit maybe he is struggling because of the personal issue?

    I also think we are playing a more open game than we did in the season we came 5th so his lack of pace gets exposed more than that season

  • 96 Ibizatoon // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Tsunki @92…Genuine LOL there. Good work.

  • 97 Ibizatoon // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    #NUFC v @WBAFCofficial (4-4-2): Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy.

    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFCOfficial 22s

    #NUFC subs v @WBAFCofficial: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Cisse.

  • 98 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    When was the last time Ameobi has started this many games in a row?

    Not complaining as he has been putting in good shifts in recent games.

  • 99 Ted Bundy // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Well, it’s as many predicted, I just hope Gouffran has another outstanding game, with Jonas lurking in the shadows and Pardew eager to reinstate his favourites.

  • 100 Hatem's better than Messi // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I expected that team.
    Mbiwa must be pi$$ed off. Can’t blame him either.
    Looking on the bright side … Jonas hasn’t walked straight back in like Colo and Tiote did.

  • 101 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Lol Tavernier just scored for Rotherham

  • 102 Ted Bundy // Nov 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Hatem

    Give it time. Jonas is effectively having a booster pre-season, at the mo’.




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