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Is This Newcastle’s Best Team Against West Ham?

10:07 pm, Sunday, September 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

Newcastle don’t have any new injuries before the game tomorrow night at West Ham, but we do have Aleksandar Mitrovic missing for the next three games because of his red card against Arsenal, when we lost by the only goal – an unlucky own goal from captain Fabricio Coloccini.

papiss cisse celebrates

Papiss Cisse – should start tomorrow

So at least the injury situation seems fairly well contained and we have to remember how our 10 men played so well for and with resilience for 74 minutes of the game, and in the end we were unlucky not to get a point.

It’s not often that our players are applauded off the field after a defeat at home, but that’s what happened a couple of weeks ago against Arsenal.

So we don’t see Steve McClaren making many changes to the side, although he needs to decide who to bring in for Mitrovic.

We’ll go for Papiss Cisse, because of his experience in the Premier League, although apparently Ayoze Perez has looked sharp in training – and we expect Perez to see some action in the second half.

Here’s the team we think Steve McClaren will pick for tomorrow’s game:

Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Haidara
Colback Anita
Sissoko Wijnaldum Thauvin
Subs: Darlow Taylor Tiote Obertan de Jong Aarons Perez

What would your team be for tomorrow?

We could see Mike Williamson on the bench, and that would be in case they bring Andy Carroll on n the second half, who we know is excellent in the air.

We are not too good at defending high balls into the box, as we showed in out first two league games, and maybe Mike could do a job if Carroll is introduced with sufficient time left to cause us some problems.

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Tags: Coaching · Poll · Premier League

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SUTTY1978 // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Er, no it’s not

  • 2 lesh // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:16 PM


    Oh yes it is


  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    What’s up with playing two strikers these days ?

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Oh no it’s not !

  • 5 martoon // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    So what would your team be Sutty1978?
    I actually think Ed has got the team spot on whether you like it or not I also agree about having Willo on the bench just in case.

  • 6 SPRINGY // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    seems like alot of managers worry about losing the midfield….we should try 2 up and a diamond midfield

  • 7 SPRINGY // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    but i believe the side ed has put out is the side that will start

  • 8 lesh // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Just in case anyone can’t sleep without their fix…….

  • 9 SUTTY1978 // Sep 13, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Martoon, i think thats the team we will play but i dont think its our best team

    Janmaat Saylor Mbemba Haidara
    Sissoko De Jong Wijnaldum
    Thauvin Perez Aarons

    West Ham will play an attacking formation, meet fire with fire I say

  • 10 DG MAGPIE // Sep 13, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Would much prefer to see this…..

    Janmaat Colo Mbemba Haidara
    Sissoko De Jong
    Thauvin Perez

  • 11 Kris // Sep 13, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Janmaat, Mbemba, Colo, Haidara
    Sissoko, Colback, Wijnaldum
    Thauvin, Cisse, Aarons

    De Jong, Perez and Taylor as subs.

  • 12 YankToonFan // Sep 14, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    What the hell do people have against Perez? Get him on the pitch, period.

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