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Is This Newcastle´s Best Team For Manchester City?

3:38 pm, Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Newcastle put in one of their best performances of the season last Saturday when it was really needed with Newcastle fans not happy with losing the previous four games in a row.

Newcastle’s performances at West Ham and at home to Watford and Sheffield Wednesday were simply not good enough.

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Jack Colback – a doubt for Saturday

So it was refreshing and even surprising that Newcastle put such a good performance in against Chelsea.

Of course, Aleksandar Mitrovic made all the difference and Newcastle were for once threatening in the final third of the field and scored a couple of good goals.

We cannot see Steve McClaren make many changes from the side that did so well in that game – although we should have captured all 3 points to get out first win of the season.

It looks like Papiss Cisse could be back and Jack Colback is a doubt for the game – but Newcastle are doing all they can to have the local lad fit for the game at the Etihad.

We assume Dummett, Aarons, Haidara, Riviere, Darlow and Tiote are still not ready to be part of the squad, but we will know more about that when Steve McClaren has his press conference for the game.

So this will likely be the side that lines up against Manchester City – who have lost their last two league games after winning the first five.

Janmaat Coloccini (c) Mbemba Mbabu
Sissoko Colback Anita Wijnaldum
Mitrovic Perez
Subs: Elliot Lascelles Williamson Obertan de Jong Thauvin Cisse

What would your team be for Saturday´s game?

If Jack Colback cannot make it we may see Wijnaldum put in a defensive midfield position with Siem de Jong coming in on the left wing.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 will die for the toon army // Oct 1, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Waah best team:
    Janmatt…. Mbemba…..Colo…….Mbabu

  • 2 hibbit // Oct 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    will die colback is a big doubt

  • 3 Mag52 // Oct 1, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Once Dummett gets back fit again, I wonder if Macca will put him in with Mbemba at the heart of our defence, or will he wait till Colo takes his post Christmas trip off back home before bringing him in.
    For me, Jaanmat – Mbemba – Dummett – Mbabu looks a decent back line.

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