Is This Newcastle’s Strongest Side Against Aston Villa?

Newcastle have Cheick Tiote out for the rest of the season with that knee injury, and the news this morning was that he has had an operation on it in Qatar, and John Carver thinks he will be out for the rest of the season.

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Jonas Gutierrez – on the bench tomorrow?

Jack Colback also managed to get himself suspended last Saturday at the Emirates when he picked up his 10th yellow card of the season, so he’s out too.

But John Carver has included 31 year-old Jonas Gutierrez in the squad and John said yesterday it’s completely up to him whether he plays Jonas or not – and the Board are not telling him who to play.

We expect to see Jonas on the bench tomorrow, and it would be great if he gets some playing time, after his brave fight against testicular cancer.

Vurnon Anita had a very poor game last week at the Etihad Stadium,  and gave the penalty away after only 28 seconds, and he was withdrawn at half time, so Vurnon will certainly not be starting tomorrow.

And with Jack also out, we have a feeling that Ryan Taylor and Mehdi Abeid will start tomorrow, and both have played well this season when they have been in the first team.

Update – we have seen that Remy Cabella is not fit after missing the game last week at Manchester City and he’s doubtful for the game against Manchester United on Wednesday too.

So this is the team we think John Carver could start tomorrow in an attacking 4-3-3 formation, and the defense picks itself because they are the only five experienced defenders we still have fit – even though they didn’t play well last Saturday.

Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Haidara
Taylor(R) Sissoko Abeid
Perez Cisse Ameobi
Subs: Woodman Anita Armstrong Riviere Obertan Gutierrez Aarons

What would your team be for tomorrow?

And we’re a little surprised the confidence is not too high that we can win this game tomorrow.

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We need to win this game and Newcastle fans will be a lot happier.

What do you think?

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11 comments so far

  • Harley

    Feb 27, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #1

    My team for villa

    Obertan, sissokho. Abeid, Aaron’s

    Rivière, cisse

    Not sure if Aaron’s is fit, if not i’d start sammy. I’d give Perez a rest.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 27, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Apparently at the Brits , Tim Krul stood back and allowed One Direction access to the Gents before him
    The second time he’s let 5 past him this week.

    I know I know
    I’ll get me coat

  • lesh

    Feb 27, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Jonas’s presence on the Park’ll be greeted positively by the crowd, get it off Carver’s back, show him to be in charge of selection and show the board in good light.

    Cynical? Me? Naah, never!

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Feb 27, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Now the starting line up for Newcastle United, could we get the lads in seat 401-412 to report to the dressing room to get kitted up please.::: howay the lads

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Feb 27, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Please lads bring the banners out; it’s time to run this piece of Sunderland (shite see what I did there, clever I know thankeypunch very much) outta the toon: we are safe so wether or not the protests affect the players doesnt matter. With the way we have been playing maybe it will piss them off and they might play a bit of football in their anger. Either way with nothing to play for again with 10 or so games to go it’s time to run the whole lot of scum outta our club..:: please toon army it’s now or never

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Feb 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #6

    As far as carver goes I don’t blame him at all for this. Sir Alex could manage this club and the 7 fit players we have and not do much better. Save your anger at carver and point it at Ashley and let’s send him north to rangers asap

  • firebug666

    Feb 27, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #7

    I think I’ll be controversial for a change.







    Subs: whatever is left that is fit.

  • firebug666

    Feb 27, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Sgt. Heagerty

    I can never feel sorry for Carver, and will never cut him any slack. He wanted this more than anything else, and now he has it; it’s time for him to prove why he should have the job.

    So far he has failed on all account, especially when he opens his mouth.

    I agree Ashley should always be the target of fans discontent, but lets not let Carver off the hook, he is complicit with Ashley and the boards demands, more so than the inept one ever was.

  • scout

    Feb 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Arrons should be fit enough for 20 mins surely.

    Hello firebug hope you’re well lad

  • maccamyfriend

    Feb 28, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    definitely no Aarons – he hasn’t even played for reserves!!!

    Krul; Janmaat, Willo, Colo, Haidara; Abeid, Anita or R Taylor; Ameobi or Gouffran, Perez, Cisse

  • maccamyfriend

    Feb 28, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #11


    Woodman – alnwick on his way
    R Taylor – too injury prone to start
    Guti – for the fans
    Gouff – would start sami and give him new deal if he takes his chance


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