Alan Pardew has announced his team and its a 4-4-2 formation with Shola Ameobi coming in for Dan Gosling to partner Loic Remy up front, and in the last home game, Shola got his first Premier League goal of the season against Swansea – but we still lost that one 2-1.
That is the only change from the side that lost 3-0 at Arsenal on Monday night, and Newcastle will be trying desperately to break a six game losing streak against bottom of the league side Cardiff City.
And some Newcastle fan organizations are calling for fans to walk out after 69 minutes, and at first yesterday we though that was 60 minutes – so there is at least another 9 minutes to get another couple of goals in there.
And as expected Hatem Ben Arfa does not make the squad again, and it looks like he has indeed played his last game for Newcastle.
With Newcastle in turmoil we just hope we can get a thing called a win today – and if not we will probably go the last eight games of the season without a win, because we will have little chance of 3 points at Anfield next Sunday in the final league game of the season, against a team who are looking to win the Premier League for the very first time.
This is will be the last time the Newcastle home crowd will be seeing Loic Remy in a black and white strip as we will be moving to a bigger club in the summer, when his season long loan spell ends.
17 year-old promising local youngster Adam Armstrong keeps his place on the bench, and Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran will be on the wings.
We are really hoping for a win today.
Howay The Lads!!
Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Luuk de Jong, Adam Armstrong
Cardiff – tba
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)