Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For West Ham?


Theres some worrying news in the press this morning that Tim Krul has damaged his ankle and he could be out for up to a month, and that would certainly be a blow to Newcastle.

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Fabricio Coloccini – could return tomorrow

And it puts some light on what is a weakness at Newcastle – we have only two experienced goalkeeper sin the squad and next in line if Tim is out is 21 year-old Hexham-born goalkeeper Jak Alnwick – who is yet to make his competitive debut for Newcastle.

The good news is that Fab Coloccini, Cheick Tiote, Steven Taylor and Manu Riviere are all fit again, so it seems that Alan Pardew’s biggest decision will have to come in central defense.

Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett played there last Saturday in the 1-0 win against QPR, and Alan could keep those two in at West Ham, because we have Burnley away on Tuesday night and then Chelsea at home the following Saturday.

If Alan decides to bring the captain back it would seem like Paul Dummett would revert back to left back to the exclusion of French youngster Massadio Haidara, who has played well for Newcastle ate left back this season.

We will assume all four players mentioned above are fit to play, it’s almost certain that Cheick Tiote will make a timely return in place of the injured Ryan Taylor – with Mehdi Abeid still being out with that broken toe of his.

So this could be the team that Pardew sends out tomorrow in a 4-3-3 formation – in an attempt to get our seventh win in a row:

Krul (Elliot)
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Sissoko Tiote Colback
Cabella Perez Ameobi
Subs Elliot (Alnwick) Taylor (S) Haidara Anita Gouffran Cisse Riviere

Mike Williamson is certain to play because his heading ability will be needed to combat a certain Andrew Carroll, who is almost certain to start for the Hammers.

With Rolando Aarons, Ryan Taylor, Davide Santon and Siem de Jong still not fit – what would your Newcastle team be for tomorrow?

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6 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 28, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #1

    I fully support and with u in what u post or thinking of Mike’s do and did’s ..

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  • James RS

    Nov 28, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh no with Tim out too I fear the run could be coming to an end with 12 injuries to date and West Ham now getting all their injuries back including their 2 strikers Valencia and Sakho ooh and nearly forgot about Mr Carroll and Song. Defence needs to be very well organised to protect a Mr Eliot if that is the case.

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Rubbish. Pardew would be a fool to play coloshitty. Leave the team alone. It’s fine as it is

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  • ronnett

    Nov 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #4

    please get willo outta that team sheet ed

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  • lesh

    Nov 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #5

    ronnett

    Catchy’s obsessed with getting Pardew out and you seemingly, with Willo.

    Wane up and look at the lad’s past few games – could anyone really call him useless? Agreed, no!

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  • ronnett

    Nov 28, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    lesh:
    you definitely huff and puff 😉 he is our 1st team weakest link by far bar the inexperienced streete whom we haven’t seen play in the epl (he c’d be better). Pardew is one of the BEST epl managers and the best English manager IMO. GIVE THE CLASSY GAFFER A BREAK

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