The conversation this week will be about the penalty and Coloccini´s sending off and we suppose we must have a good chance of getting that red card rescinded so that Colo will be available for the game against Stoke on Sunday.
But if he´s not available we will be weakened at the back and maybe Lascelles, Dummett or Williamson will come into the side in his place.
Kevin Mbabu – fit again
While Willo has come in for some withering criticism from fans he would still be our choice to partner Mbemba because of his experience and Mike has a way of coming back and playing well when he´s called on.
Another option is to move Dummett to center-back and bring in Kevin Mbabu at left back with the 19 year-old fit again after recovering from his hamstring strain.
But the bad news is that Jack Colback will miss the game through injury but in any case he picked up his 5th yellow card and will miss the game even if he is fit – but he left the Stadium of Light on crutches yesterday.
That probably means we will need to start Cheick Tiote again on Saturday against Stoke and when do you think he will pick up his first yellow card – the last two games he has started he has picked up yellows after 5 minutes and 14 minutes.
We seem to be lacking good players even in defensive midfield these days.
We do have Kevin Mbabu and Rolando Aarons available for the game and both were not in the matchday 18 yesterday.
Newcastle must have a very good chance of getting Coloccini´s red card rescinded this week – and that will be some good news for a change.
With Mbabau and Aarons back and having Colo´s red card overturned this week will be good news even if we lose Jack Colback to an injury for some games.
Hopefully, he´s not badly injured.