This should be John Carver’s last game in charge of Newcastle United, after having just a terrible time of it in the last three months with just one point in ten games, and that losing streak now has us fighting Hull City today, as to which third club will be relegated, with Burnley and QPR already going down.
Mike Williamson – will come back into the side?
And it looks like owner Mike Ashley will be at the game today for the first time for a good few games, and maybe that will help the players turn up for this game, which they haven’t done for too many of the last ten.
John Carver will have to decide if he brings Mike Williamson back into the side, after big Mike’s two game suspension and we think he will – mainly for his height and heading ability.
Mike will want to play a good game after coach Carver foolishly accused him of getting himself sent off at Leicester City.
Mike’s inclusion could mean Paul Dummett goes to left back to replace Jonas Gutierrez, and the in-form Argentine International could then be used in midfield.
Up front, John has to start Papiss Cisse, because we need a win to be safe, and to win games we need to score goals, and Papiss can do that with 11 PL goals this season in 21 appearance s- our top scorer.
So this could be the side Carver starts today at 3:00 pm, the result of which will help determine if we remain a Premier League side for next season.
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Dummett
Sissoko Colback Gutierrez
Cabella Cisse Perez
Subs: Woodman Anita Abeid Taylor(R) Riviere Gouffran Aarons
We have a feeling that Carver could start Riviere but we;re not sure that Rolando Aarons in match fit enough to start the game, but we should see him in the second half.
What would you team before for today – which is the most important game for Newcastle since we were relegated exactly six years ago today?