This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team For Manchester United


Newcastle still have 10 players out injured and in addition, just to make things a little bit worse Cheick Tiote is suspended for the game tomorrow at Old Trafford.

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Alan Pardew – no injured players coming back for Red Devils

Alan Pardew in his news conference eon Tuesday said that no players would be returning from injury for this game so we’ll basically have the same players who were available for the Sunderland game minus Cheick Tiote who’ll soon jet off to join the Ivory Coast squad for the African Cup of Nations early next month.

When Alan Pardew has a central midfielder missing he usually goes to a 4-2-3-1 formation rather than keeping a 4-3-3 formation and bringing in Vurnon Anita.

So we think this could be the Newcastle team for tomorrow:

Alnwick
Janmaat Taylor (S) Coloccini (c) Dummett
Colback Sissoko
Gouffran Cabella Ameobi
Perez
Subs: Woodman Haidara Williamson Anita Armstrong Riviere Cisse

Steven Taylor starts and we are assuming he has recovered from the facial injury he picked up against Sunderland, and if he hasn’t then big Mike Williamson will come into the side.

We have Gouffran starting only because Alan Pardew always starts him and he does work hard for the side, and Perez will start because Cisse is still having issues with his knee.

Who will play in the withdrawn striker role is also questionable, and we have Cabella there – although he may not be a physical enough player at the moment to do that job.

Local lad Adam Armstrong could also start there.

Newcastle fans are not too confident we can get anything at Old Trafford tomorrow.

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Our next game is at home to Everton on Sunday afternoon.

What would your Newcastle team be for tomorrow’s tough game?

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8 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 25, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Christmas Eve last night! Christmas dinner and exchange of gifts ????

    Is it only in the English speaking part of the world where gifts are exchanged this morning – does anyone know the reason for this?

    What about Christmas dinner? Seems to be so many variations on how different cultures does it!

    Did you guys know that the Royal English Family exchange gifts on the Eve of the 24th due to their German ancestry? ????

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    hi Jesper – are you sure about that re the Christmas presents – always thought the concept was introduced by the Danish Princess – Alexandra – later to become Queen Alexandra -wife of Edward V11.

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  • ganiyu

    Dec 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    merry Xmas to all the Newcastle fans..

    I think we would draw considering the depreciated state of the squad..this would be a good time for pardew to experiment his team selection and tactics by giving Anita Riviere and Armstrong a start.

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  • Albertan_J

    Dec 25, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    I had to read twice as I thought I saw Goofran’s name in your team?

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  • Malta Mag

    Dec 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Admittedly Goufran is not having a great season but who’s to blame? The lad was brought in as a central striker yet was adapted to play wide right by Alan Pardew? He is now considered by most of our supporters as a right sided midfielder and that’s credit to him because he was outstanding in his first year and was hailed on these pages for his never say die attitude and work rate yet now those same pages are full of venom towards the lad? I for one would like to see him revert back to a central striker and get back on track.

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  • CHiA

    Dec 25, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Premier League
    17 Aug – Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City (Gouffran started)
    23 Aug – Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    30 Aug – Newcastle United 3-3 Crystal Palace (Gouffran started)
    13 Sep – Southampton 4-0 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    20 Sep – Newcastle United 2-2 Hull City (Gouffran started)
    29 Sep – Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    04 Oct – Swansea City 2-2 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    18 Oct – Newcastle United 1-0 Leicester City (Gouffran started)
    25 Oct – Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    01 Nov – Newcastle United 1-0 Liverpool (Gouffran benched)
    09 Nov – West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Newcastle United (Gouffran benched)
    22 Nov – Newcastle United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers (Gouffran benched)
    29 Nov – West Ham United 1-0 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    02 Dec – Burnley 1-1 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    06 Dec – Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea (Gouffran benched)
    13 Dec – Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle United (Gouffran started)
    20 Dec – Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland (Gouffran started)

    Capital One Cup
    26 Aug – Gillingham 0-1 Newcastle United (Round 2) (Gouffran benched)
    24 Sep – Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle United (Round 3) (Gouffran missing)
    29 Oct – Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle United (Round 4) (Gouffran benched)
    17 Dec – Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United (Quarter-Final) (Gouffran started)

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  • CHiA

    Dec 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    as you can see, whenever Gouffran was benched/not in the squad at all, Newcastle win! that’s the key!!!!!

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  • gazzaforever

    Dec 25, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Malta, Gouffran isnt a natural striker, he did play there a few times in France but most of the time he was winger.an average one.

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