What’s Our Best Team Against Crystal Palace?

We’re not sure of exactly what the injury status is at Newcastle, but since England contacted Newcastle early yesterday about Colback’s fitness before announcing Jack in the latest England squad, we assume he will be fit for tomorrow’s home game against Crystal Palace.

Newcastle United First Team Fitness Training

Siem de Jong and Colback – should both start tomorrow

Whether Cheick Tiote will be fit enough to play, after recovering from his hamstring injury is another good question.

But we’ll assume that Jack Colback and Rolando Aarons are fit and Cheick (and Santon of course) isn’t fit the purpose of picking a starting eleven tomorrow, and the main thing we want to see if Newcastle scoring some goals.

We’ve scored just one goal in our first three games and that was an own goal on Tuesday night on the good 1-0 win at Gillingham.

Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Haidara
Sissoko Colback
Cabella Siem de Jong Aarons
Subs: Elliot Taylor Dummett Anita Obertan Gouffran Perez

It’s a toss up at left back between Haidara and Dummett, but we’ve gone for Rolando Aarons instead of Yoan Gouffran on the left wing, to give the 18 year-old a chance, and when he’s started before, Rolando’s been a threat down that left wing.

Somehow we think Pardew will start Gouffran tomorrow because of his extra experience, but Rolando could get a run out in the second half.

We’ve got Sissoko in central midfield too, in place of Anita, and somehow we think that could well be his best position for Newcastle.

Obertan deserves to be on the bench as does Ayoze Perez, but no room there for Facundo Ferreyra, and Alan may find a place for him as a sub, since he can score some goals.

In terms of scoring goals we have high hopes that Siem de Jong can do a job for us tomorrow in the number 10 role, and he went very close last week with just two minutes to play.

70% of fans think we can win the game tomorrow.

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What would your starting eleven be for tomorrow’s important game?

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15 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Re last thread

    Tads you beat me to it mate! Sad isn’t it

  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    correct me if I am wrong Lilo..I think his name is Winston Reid,good center back,any chance u might see him?
    He is hard working defender, calm and good on the ball.didn’t get attention yet but he will soon.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Most fans DID expect us to beat Villa, Alan! We should have. I could probably pick 11 people from this site who play/coach and beat Villa ffs. There a probably a fair few here who could be the manager of it, too.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Obertan has done very little in the two prem games. He should be swapped for Ferry on the bench. Im starting to wonder if there is a problem with chucky, he hasnt featured at all yet.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Players look like they don’t know what to do next most of the time when they receive the ball. That is a downfall in the final third where movement must be incisive and pre-planned. That is base level coaching and organisation and can be improved with the correct training exercises which are planned specifically around the movements which are needed in a game. Like Rodgers has developed with Dalglish and Roy’s supposed flops.

    Pinocchio has been here for years now and we still look have the same problems even with new players. Yet his excuses still wash with some fans who can’t see the wood from the trees. The game tells you what is wrong, you don’t have to absorb Alan’s propaganda like a fly heading towards a zap light.

    A blatant pointer at his lack of ideas is that ball to Williamson which amazingly still goes on. It’s beyond a joke. Now, apply that lack of imagination to the rest of our play and it correlates highly.

    A lot of the players that come in are internationally experienced players, they aren’t inexperienced journeymen. They certainly have the skills to be developed further as a cohesive unit.

    I find it laughable how Pardew recently spoke of certain strikers being not good enough for this club, yet he is a sacked League 1 chancer in charge who has broken all kinds of records and it keeps going.

    Pardew Out.

  • Kris

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Janmaat, Willo, Colo, Dummett
    Anita, Colback
    Sissoko, Cabella, Aarons

    SDJ as a super sub.

  • John Tudor

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #8

    certainly not the team the thick tw@ will pick

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #9

    As I said before, Siem will nick us points which will scrape us through when we don’t deserve it. For other teams, this is their poorer games. For us, this is mainly how we pick up points. The poorer games are abysmal hammerings.

  • Slank

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10

    I expect a win. Even with their new manager I think Palace will be fragile. My team

    Janmaat – Saylor – Coloccini (c) – Haidara
    Tiote – Colback
    Sissoko – De Jong – Cabella
    Subs: Elliot – Dummett – Anita – Obertan – Aarons -Gouffran – Perez

    Sometime in the second half I would play:

    Janmaat – Saylor – Coloccini (c) – Haidara
    Sissoko – Colback
    Obertan – Perez – Cabella – Aarons

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #11

    for pardew being a winner he sure accepts defeat very easy,

    I don’t know about any of you , but I look at the fixtures and right a few off straight away , you know the ones , man c away Liverpool away Chelsea away and a couple more , now that’s not to say we won’t get something there,
    but games like villa away ARE games I think we should be saying we can win , their favourites to struggle this season in most pundits eyes and my eyes,
    but this is one of my main problems with pardew , he is an excuse maker , he is beaten before he plays the game , he hopes for breaks in a game rather than force them play for them , he likes to ride Lady Luck,
    why would the players believe in him?

  • RyanMagpie

    Aug 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #12

    I would go for,
    ——De Jong—–

    I will play two strikers upfront as Riviere is not the lone striker type and will love to give ferreyra a chance to see what he can do. Gouffran has not been performing well in the past few match so he is the player I will drop.

  • toontillidie

    Aug 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #13

    @ ryan

    Only problem is willo is banned

  • toontillidie

    Aug 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #14

    My team would be
    jaanmat — Saylor — Colo — Haidara
    Colback — sissoko
    Cabella — dejong — Aarons

    in 4-2-3-1 Formation giving De Jong a free role

  • Vinicinhos

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Ben Arfa + 10


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