This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team For Everton


It looks like both Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett will have fitness tests before tomorrow’s game to see if they are fit to play.

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Remy Cabella – time to start producing for Newcastle

It didn’t look as though Vurnon Anita will be fit for the game either, after he limped off the pitch near the end of the game ay Old Trafford yesterday.

Cheick Tiote does come back into the team after serving his one match suspension and he will be able to play the next three games before jetting off for at least four weeks minimum to play for the Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.

And that’s true for Mehdi Abeid – who will not play for us but he will still join the Algeria squad and Papiss Cisse, who’s only been able to play at most half a game for us for some time – is in the Senegal squad and will also play his least game at Leicester on January 3rd in the FA Cup.

Nobody else is coming back form injury so this could be our best team for Everton given that we played a game only yesterday.

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

We’ll assume Dummett and Ameobi are both fit but not Vurnon Anita.

Steven Taylor didn’t have a particularly good game at Old Trafford so we have  a hunch that big Mike Williamson will get a chance tomorrow.

And it’s now time for Remy Cabella to show what he can do on the right wing and Yoan Gouffran hasn’t scored for us for a year – so Remy hopefully will be more of a threat – and we have to go for the win.

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37 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve got nothing against Dummet but if he’s going to insist on playing him at LB while STaylor is fit then I won’t be too sorry to see him miss a game to see how Haidara does.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #2

    G2,
    From previous thread, the worrying thing is that it could end up looking more like the season before, the only saving grace is that we do know he can turn it on to save his job at least so far, what a way to exist.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #3

    From last thread.
    rotonda
    KK on his first visit was absolutely fascinating and at the same time excruciating.
    We came so close to the title but he just didn’t know how to defend a lead,the only way was to score more than the opposition,which we bacame famous for also was our demise.
    Our defence was so porous and no better than today’s in many ways.
    Andy O’Brien,Warren Barton and John Beresford….it was terrifying while we were defending,Barton n Beresford were good going forward but that was bout it.
    Peacock was another one often out of position.
    We did however carry a threat at corners,whereas today we defend even our own corner kicks.
    KK did away with what was our youth team at the time,saying we didn’t have use for it,thus putting us many years behind other teams.
    KK would be the Rogers of today,so close yet so far,great players and team when all were fit.
    Had we kept Andy Cole and bought Wor Al we would’ve won the league.
    Had we defended our lead in just a couple of games we’d have won it.
    He was great but naive and so were the fans as we could taste victory.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail
    Isn’t Dummet a LB?
    I think he’s always been a lb but the few times he’s plated at CB he’s looked tidy.

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #5

    The sooner AP starts playing Cabella in his prefered LW position the better it’ll be for all parties. Having watched Ligue1 alot for the last few seasons I can assure you that is the position Remy thrives in as it gives him options to cut inside or fake to go outside. Playing on the RW does not suit him as hes not blessed with blistering pace or strength to get to the byline each time.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #6

    The most annoying thing being a NUFC supporter is
    That we have an owner with the spending power to build a great team but he chooses to build a team in progress and divide it when it starts to provide results.
    What a way to run a club

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d say we can’t match Man utd/City or Chelsea’s spending power but we could buy players that Arsenal get in if our owner wanted to spend proper dosh

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #8

    bladeuser and jail

    For two guys that don’t like like me, you don’t half whine like little kids when I’m not on, get a sense of humour and grow a pair of balls.

    Love welshie.

    Xxxxxxxx

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Three points for us tomorrow then ladies and gents.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #10

    i think we will see a different Cabella next season.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Welshie
    Did you start you New Years resolution already by trying to be nice?
    Surely you could write a wee song and sing us a tune with your lovely Welsh gibberish 😉
    I used to date a wee girlie from Wales ,nice wee lass.
    I’ll mix in a l’ill Irish Gaelic for your song to the lads :-0
    Nah seriously,be a nice lad now,we’re all shoutin for the one team and equally frustrated bout all the rubbish we have to put up with

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #12

    A different Cabella?
    I think he’s got all the skills,just needed time to get used to the PL and still needs to bulk up a bit.
    Ayoze isn’t the biggest yet he’s used his ability and work rate to get himself in the team.
    I think he needs to be played through the middle like Coutinho but Sissoko needs the middle as does Colback,so Pards plays Cabella out wide n leaves Sissoko in the middle.
    When Sissoko played on the RW earlier and last season he did really well with several assists.

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #13

    It would be good to know how the, by now, sizeable profits are earmarked for spending. We are a club that appears to lack one quality experienced striker who would turn us into a side that could win that sixth spot, a European place, and encourage our better players to stay. We have the money to spend, yet haven’t. We’ve heard reports of the upgraded training facility, but nothing spent on that either at this stage, I suppose. What’s going on?

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Cabella has been very poor in most of the games he’s played in, in fact the lad has been shocking in all the games. The same stupid step over when no one is around him and he can’t beat a player.

    I keep hearing he needs to bulk up and he needs to play in his natural position, which to me is absolute bollocks, he should still be good enough to have an affect of some sort when going forward…even out of position

    why can Nasri, Silva, Mata and Tadic all adapt and not need to bulk up as well as not play there natural positions yet they all manage to carry an attacking threat?

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Jimmy

    Come January breaking news on sky will be MA sanctions 4 or 5 new deals for players and we’ll end up with one loanee

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  • mindshaft

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #16

    No chance Gouffs won’t play tomorrow, Pards singled him out for praise after manure game and to be fair, he had his best game in a while

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #17

    we wont be in the pl if thumpers still in charge

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Cabella, Peres, Sissoko, with DeJong as a no 10, does look pretty good. With Sissoko dropping into the hole and two pacy wingers brought in if we were to adopt a more counterattacking approach against the better sides.

    We do need to enjoy a better run with injuries, and you’d think that will surely get better, and we do need a better striker than Rivierre and Ferreyra appear to be. We are probably quite close, but even so, without that one player, we might as well draw a line under this season.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Marty-Toon

    What you mean trying to be nice, I am nice.

    Ha ha ha

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  • scout

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #20

    sammy should not start or be on the bench

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #21

    I think Cabella has done enough to be given his run in the side now, and I think he’s in line to get it once DeJong returns as we are bound to open up a bit and play a more posession based game. Santons return will encourage this too. It also will place more pressure on the back four, and will boil down to, will the greater number of goals we aim to score outstrip the greater number of goals we are bound to concede. I think Cabella will be relied upon and expected to deliver more in the second part of the season.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #22

    mindshaft

    where did goofy play against man u

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 27, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #23

    that line will be drawn and has been for a long time

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  • anthc

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Seim de jong was terrible and was a canny resemblance of his brother. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt as pardew played him when injured but I’m not putting my house on him transforming the team.

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  • rowly

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #25

    I know were short of players but I still hope we get rid of gouffran in jan. He gave the ball away for their second goal and never tracked back once in the whole game. The third goal came from his side as he was slowly ambling back. He has no quality going forward so if he isn’t tracking back he’s more useless than my grandma

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #26

    I also have some concerns about De Jong, mainly regarding having the pace and dynamism to cope with the physical demands this league. He certainly doesn’t look to have anything like the physicality of a Rooney, say, or Sissoko, and if he doesn’t deliver, and Cabella doesn’t begin to show more than he has, then you’d have to say that our off season recruiting has been terrible. You could have safely said it now if not for the surprising emergence of Peres.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #27

    who shimon peres lol

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Apologies John. Perez.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Siem de Jong is pure class if he gets match fit,he will probably be hounded by people on here for his first 3 games but until he gets used to the speed of the game again he won’t be at his best.
    We need eithe he or Rayls back as we’ve nobody that can cross a dead ball.
    We’re in bad need of some strength up front too and defenders that can score headers

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #30

    I said it earlier; De Jong I don’t think will be the savior we’re looking for/expecting.

    He’s a good intelligent, technical player, but he is suited to possession based sides with quality all around him. We aren’t that, by a long shot. We aren’t good enough to utilise him.

    In this league you need primarily pace and power, especially if you don’t have top 4 quality players around you. De Jong has neither of these.

    We’ve seen year after year under Pardew he cannot/ does not play a possession based game.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #31

    i knew that. if he continues this form he is off cashleys rubbing his greasy mitts i’ll bet

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Geremi
    You got it right there ,we are definitely not a possession team.
    Pards thinks we are and that he sets us up that way but we don’t have players of that quality.
    Anita is probably the tidiest passer we have and has struggled with Tiote and Sissoko around him.
    As a whole we just can’t play that way.
    Ashley hasn’t invested into that type of quality.
    Would be nice to be able to enjoy a game once in a while where we actually dominate another team.
    Now that’s a long time ago

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 27, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #33

    On Cabella, he’s playing like a raw 19 year old at the moment, which you’d forgive if he wasn’t 24! He’s coming up to his best years and needs to start playing like it. I know he needs time to settle but he’s just not looking like a 10 million pound player in the slightest.

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  • Mag52

    Dec 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #34

    There’s an awful lot of nonsense written on this blog about players being played ‘out of their position’ and ‘square pegs in round holes’.
    Milner, ex NUFC, played CF for Man.City yesterday. It was the seventh different position he has played for them.
    Good pro that he is, he played as directed by the manager, and City had another win.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Marty

    I’m in complete agreement. Pardew doesn’t have the tactical nous nor coaching prowess for us to be a successful possession based side.

    Also as you said, we don’t have good enough personnel either. Like you, I think Anita is a good passer and has decent movement, I.e the sort of player you need in a possession based system. Unfortunately he has nowhere near the presence or physicality to be successful at in this team or this league.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Mag

    Given the personnel around him at city, it’s far more comfortable for him to play anywhere and do a job.

    Unfortunately we play too many player out of position too often; and as we all know our squad is nowhere near the level City’s is, and many of our players don’t possess the natural work rate of Milner.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 27, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Jinky Jimmy Smith talks a lot of sense- I fancy us to put on a show tomorrow and return to winning ways. I certainly hope so because I will be back at SJP and would like a happy ending to the festivities in toon. I can’t be doing with all the negativity .
    Dummett at CB please he’s really not comfortable with the ball at his feet and to take the initiative and play at all offensively. Haidara at FB and Cabella to start he deserves a run to show what he can do. At the same time having seen what little Gouffran can contribute he needs to be removed as he was a total liability against ManU. Abeid is a week away so it looks like Tiote in central midfield.
    The return of Obertan and Aarons and their pace will add a different dimension to our play. This will provide additional space for Perez to operate. He has been one of few consistent performers and with more creativity can go from strength to strength – SDJ can’t return quick enough.
    Pardew please cut out an idea of three at the back let’s play to our strengths at home and take the initiative with only one defensive midfielder and Cisse to start. Armstrong is promising but too inexperienced and Cabella would be a better bet in a different formation. Could this be his time!

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