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Can Newcastle Make It 3 Wins In A Row – What’s Your Team?

9:31 am, Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 39 Comments

Newcastle visit Craven Cottage tomorrow and will be missing French Internationals Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy, who are both out injured, and of course Alan Pardew will not even be at the game.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – could start tomorrow at right back

John Carver will manage the side in tomorrow’s game, and Fabricio Coloccini will return from compassionate leave, and Fab will play a big part in tomorrow’s game.

With Debuchy out we thought initially that Davide Santon would come back in at right back, but after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s solid showing at Hull, maybe he will keep his place and move over to right back.

We expect Newcastle to play in a 4-4-2 formation with Papiss Cisse coming in for Loic Remy up front, against a side that has conceded 65 goals – 15 goals more than the next worst defense in the league – Cardiff City – and 26 more than Newcastle.

So we expect Newcastle to attack Fulham, since defense is one of their weaknesses.

This is the team Alan Pardew could start tomorrow:

Krul
Yanga-Mbiwa Coloccini (c) Williamson Dummett
Sissoko Tiote Anita Gouffran
de Jong Cisse
Subs: Elliot Santon Taylor (S) Gosling Ben Arfa Ameobi (Sh) Ameobi (Sa)

We’re assuming both Ben Arfa and Davide Santon are fit again.

What’s your side for tomorrow?

That’s still a decent Newcastle side,  and we expect Shola to be on the bench in case Luuk de Jong and Papiss Cisse misfire up front.

But it’s also a great chance for the two strikers to show they should still be at Newcastle come September, and both strikers need some goals before the end of the season.

It’s a good time to start scoring tomorrow.

And there is fairly high confidence that Newcastle can win this game tomorrow from our readers.

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39 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I have a feeling Cisse will not only start tomorrow, but he will finally find his shooting boots. A win by 3 goals for us tomorrow.

  • 2 G // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    … and De Jong to break his duck too.

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    My Team
    Krul
    Mbiwa, Colocinni, Williamson, Dunnett
    Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Goufran,
    Du Jong, Cisse

    Talk about signing Shawcross

    Why don’t the TOON go for Charlie Adams and Cattemole and bring back Joey Barton

    One hell of a midfield:
    Tiote, Barton, Shawcross, Adams and Cattemole
    and how many games would we go before the first sending off

  • 4 G // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Charlie, that last sentence would be measured in minutes, not games mate!

  • 5 mindshaft // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Think Mbiwa will be dropped and Santon coming in at RB
    Armstrong on the bench after a good showing against Chelsea in u18s

  • 6 Rainrix // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Fulham away always seems to be a banana skin fixture for us in recent seasons. But this is probably the weakest most devoid of confidence side in the PL right now so by all rights we should be winning this. I reckon eds side is a guarantee to be the one that starts.

  • 7 Scottiedog // Mar 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    I would have Adam Armstrong on the bench and bring him on at half time if we are winning!?!?!?

  • 8 martoon // Mar 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    I can’t help but feel that Mbiwa is better at left back but I don’t know who you would play at RB because in the past Santon has shown he is not that great there (and he seems to be out of favour) – so Ed’s team is probably correct.

  • 9 DokToon // Mar 14, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    gmorning all, from the dark side of the moon, errr, pond…

    ive an opinion, all this talk about remy, or whomvere, to go to ” a top five club”… well we are a top five club, top five in least transfers, money spent, least ambition, heaviest owner… the list goes on and on…

    hope the day finds all of you well….

  • 10 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    G
    Could try making a starting eleven of hotheads.

  • 11 TheToonKing // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Debuchy and Remy are our two best players. Will be hard without them. I hate international football.

  • 12 toon1707 // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    I agree with a few on here Armstrong on the bench with at least a 20 minute run out age means nothing if your good enough then you should get playing time didn’t do Rooney or Owen any harm

  • 13 G // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    @10, didn’t Wimbledon do that already in the early 90′s?

  • 14 Ciaran // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    I’d have M’biwa RB with the rest of the defence remaining as it is.

    I’d also fancy sticking HBA in behind Luuk de Jong in the #10 role simply because it doesn’t matter what we do now so we may as well give Benny a run out.

    Other than that I’d keep the rest of the team the same. I’ve a sneaky feeling Fulham might be tougher than we expect – they are all but relegated so we should beat them well but I’m not so sure.

  • 15 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Perhaps cisse could borrow remy’s shooting boots? They’re in a sports shop window in pilgrim street. They just need a once over with a damp cloth.

  • 16 beermonkey // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    have to say I wouldn’t mind shawcross he has always struck me as a no nonsense defender he is English
    just had a quick look he only has 5 yellows no reds this season that’s not to bad

    him or taylor I would take shawcross pair him with colo type and would be a good pairing, he would also kick a few of the foreigners up the arse when they cant be bothered

  • 17 rex // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Newcastle 2-2 draw at fulham the morro its been awhile since we had a 2-2

  • 18 Burni // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Id honestly start shola

    Cant believe I said that

  • 19 phatt knacker // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Fulham are running out of games fast to even stay in contention to stay up this season.
    They will be fired up for it no doubt but really do lack the quality they have had over recent seasons and shudnt cause us many probs.
    While we have a list as long as my arm to not perform and just float thru the game.
    Its up to our players to match fulhams commitment and even missing remy and debs we shud beat this lot.
    Fulham 1 2 Toon :-)

  • 20 rex // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Shawcrass is no better than willimson are tailor and they are terrible the morro id play delong cissyand goofran up front benafra is finished at Newcastle hes had loads of chances and dont turn up

  • 21 Belfast // Mar 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    I would say without Remy, we won’t score.

    So a boring 0-0 or a defeat is my prediction.

    Always a bogey ground for us, and they’re fighting for their lives.

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Beer monkey
    But Colo is most likely off in the summer, for me Shawcross 3-4 years ago maybe but now? Sorry not for me, at best he’d be a like for like swap for Taylor
    Don’t even see him as replacement for Willo because Willo has looked streets ahead of him this season

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Ciaran
    Given our lack of CF’s come the summer i’d rather play Goofy upfront, with Sammy on the left

    HBA going to battle at a fired up team fighting for there PL existence? He’d get pulverised by Sidwell Parker and Heitinga!

  • 24 G // Mar 14, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    @23, agree, HBA is better off warming the bench for this one. Bring him on for the last 20 mins if we haven’t hit the bag. I stand by my original prediction though. This is the game where Cisse and De Jong find their shooting boots.

  • 25 Ciaran // Mar 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Tads

    Completely agreed. I had ulterior motives i.e finally seeing HBA shown up for the lazy so and so he really is and dispel this myth that he could be our saviour.

    Personally, I think we’re going to struggle tomorrow.

  • 26 North Atlantic Magpie // Mar 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    I wouldn’t start Cissé!

  • 27 mag // Mar 14, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Fulham has never been a lucky place for NUFC, in the past and we are usually quite obliging towards relegating stragglers.

  • 28 Spoof // Mar 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    I think Ed has probably got the selection correct, however with Fulham being so poor but desperately needing points they will have to come at us which suits us fine as we are better when counter attacking, I would give Armstrong a chance from the start, against poor opponents who will play to out strengths it would be an ideal time to pitch him in, if we don’t play him we will never see how good he is, would be

    Krul
    Anita Williamson Mbiwa Dummett
    Sissoko Tiote
    Ben Arfa Armstrong Gouffran
    de Jong

  • 29 toon kk // Mar 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Best we can hope for is a goalless draw with Remy out we have no goal scorer on the pitch. We’ll struggle big time to he’s back fit again.
    Rediculas a premier league club relying on one loan striker.
    Just proves what a poorly penny pinched club we are.

  • 30 beermonkey // Mar 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    ur prob right I aint seen shawcross play for ages not a fan of watching stoke a few years ago he was picking up rave reviews saw we keep being linked with him my initial thoughts were not a bad signing and English
    but stoke have been woeful this year,

  • 31 WWSBRD // Mar 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Shawcross? I like him and if we signed him he’d be starting every game for us I’d bet

    Am all for it if it happens

  • 32 mag // Mar 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Shawcross is the type of player NUFC, should avoid like the plague, he’s no better than the cart horses we already have.

  • 33 Ciaran // Mar 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Shawcross is English and is essential for Stoke – he’d cost upwards of 6/7 million, and I really doubt the Fat man would pay out that much for him.

    Next!

  • 34 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    tondoonsooth
    HBA don’t think he will even make the bench – has not trained the last two weeks had leave to attend family illness.

  • 35 mag // Mar 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Anyone who rates shawcross as a top premier league centre is deluded, he’s average at best in fact he’s Saylor with attitude.

  • 36 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Hows about Cisse andDu Jong to score tomorrow

    Anyone have a stab who hung up the boxing gloves in Pardew’s office

  • 37 Malta Mag // Mar 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    M’Biwa isn’t being shown much faith if he’s dropped again. If Collocini is off in the summer and we agree there is little to play for why is M’Biwa being dropped or at best moved to right back? It’s a no brainier that the lad is going to get disgruntled if he’s not considered good enough. As for Shawcross not convinced but I would go for young Armstrong on the bench tomorrow.

  • 38 LeToonARMY // Mar 14, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    __________________Krul________________
    ____Mbiwa_____Willo_____Collo___Santon_____
    _____Sissoko_______Anita__________Tiote_____
    ______Ben Arfa____De jong_____gouffran_____

  • 39 matias // Mar 15, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    HBA is not fit!!!

    It was emabarrassing to read dozens of posts about Pardew`s supposed lack of man managament skills and other conspiracy stories concerning HBA`s exlusion from the squad in last games.

    Once again: He was injured and is not fit!




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