John Carver has given some good news today and it’s on two of our best player – Papiss Cisse and Siem de Jong – Papiss has had another good week of training so we really hope John is as bold as he says he is – and starts Papiss from the start of Sunday’s game – and Siem de Jong – well maybe he can been the bench but the Dutchman has already shown he can score when he comes off the bench.
Siem de Jong – may not start but could have impact off the bench
This is what John has said:
“Siem trained on Tuesday and Wednesday, so we’ll see,” he said. “After that, everybody else who was available before the QPR game is available for selection.”
“Papiss has had another week of training, and that’s important. He’s the club’s top goalscorer, so that’s obviously something that comes into your thinking.”
We expect Papiss Cisse to start and at the very least Siem de Jong is on the bench – and John must start our strongest side if we are going to have any chance of winning this game and saving ourselves.
We’ll think more about what the team could be before Sunday – but this would be a decent team to start on Sunday in Newcastle’s most important game in six years.
Janmaat Coloccini Williamson Dummett
Sissoko Colback Gutierrez
Perez Cisse Cabella
A key selection for Newcastle and John Carver is whether to bring Mike Williamson back into the line-up, because of his height in central defense, and after he got himself deliberately sent off at Leicester City.
Well at least according to his man-management challenged coach.
If he comes in it could mean Dummett moves to left back which would free up the energetic Jonas Gutierrez to move to midfield.
Up front we would leave out Riviere, but he’s a player John Carver likes, and we half expect Carver to start the Frenchman on Sunday.
Also Rolando Aarons comes into the equation and he could start in the line-up – maybe in place of Remy Cabella.
We’ll bring out a team again tomorrow after thinking about it a little more – but what would your line-up be for tomorrow?
Only 16% think we can win this game on Sunday. 🙁