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Is This Newcastle´s Best Team For Stoke City?

9:07 am, Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Newcastle have lost Jack Colback for up to six weeks with the knee injury he picked up after a tackle last Sunday from Lee Cattermole – but the good news is that Coloccini had his red card rescinded and will play.

We suppose Cheick Tiote will stay in the side for the game against Stoke tomorrow, and Vurnon Anita will partner him – but we don´t seem to have too many players who can play in that defensive midfield position – unless Steve McClaren wants to play somebody like Siem de Jong there.

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Cheick Tiote – will start tomorrow

It´s likely that Yoan Gouffran who played at Manchester City will be brought in as a substitute since he can play there.

But the Frenchman didn´t play all that well at the Etihad Stadium  few weeks ago in the 6-1 humiliation and wasn´t even on the bench at Sunderland.

And it´s not like Cheick Tiote had a good game at the Stadium of Light either – so it´s  a bit of a worry against Stoke as to how the Ivory Coast International will perform.

And how long it will take for him to pick up a yellow card.

We should have kept Mehdi Abeid at the club.

Anyway – this could be the side for tomorrow’s game in a 4-4-2 formation:

Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Dummett
Sissoko Tiote Anita Wijnaldum
Perez Mitrovic
Subs: Woodman Haidara Lascelles Gouffran de Jong Thauvin Cisse

So that´s just one change from the team that started at Sunderland last Sunday with Anita in for Colback.

Rolando Aarons and Kevin Mbabu are also fit to play and maybe Kevin could be on the bench rather than Haidara?

If Rolando comes in it could be in place of 22 year-old Frenchman Florian Thauvin who is finding things tough in England.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Munster Mag // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    I appreciate that the club is trying to improve communications with the fans ( Jail, note! ) but these corporate speak e mails are beginning to give me a pain in the hole. Thats said, Shearer isnt helping anyone by using his influence to tweet barbs from the sidelines.

  • 2 Munster Mag // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Aarons must be truly awful in training of he cant get the gig ahead of the woeful Thauvin. Or SMC is dumb. Carr should be banned from recruiting wingers from France.

  • 3 Munster Mag // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Am I on my own here or have you lot of big blouses defected to the mack and tacks after losing to them with their paid up ref ? 🙂

  • 4 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Aarons only just came back to training last week…

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Is that our best team? No, but it is the most likely one.

  • 6 hibbitt // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    munster …..aarons is just back in training and is in this group of 6 working with schoenmaker to improve stamina fitness and muscle fatigue ….in mind the pre season we never had

  • 7 geordieboy83 // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    I would like to see
    Jaan. Mbemba. Lascelles. Dummet
    Sissoko Wini. Tiote Ayoze
    De. Jong. Mitrovic

    Anita will be totally bypassed and be a passenger imo and de Jong gives us cleverness as well as height. And Perez I think should be able to do what gini has been doing out wide left with a license to roam

  • 8 Jib // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    The midfielder we need is:-
    Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez

    Better known as Isco.
    He’s fallen out bigstyle with Benitez and wants a move to the EPL.
    Come on Ian Cathro earn your corn !!!!

  • 9 geordieboy83 // Oct 30, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Theres more chance of JFA, Mr tuff, you and welshie getting together for weekly friendly pints than us signing isco

  • 10 nufc 11 // Oct 30, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Mbabu Colo Mbeama Dummet
    Janmatt Gini
    Mitrovic Perez

  • 11 kingkong // Oct 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Dummett
    Sissoko Wijnaldum Aarons
    ————- Mitrovic

  • 12 TroubledToon // Oct 30, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    @ Jib

    Isco wud be a brilliant signing for us…
    If only…… (Sigh)

  • 13 JogKen // Oct 30, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Is This Newcastle´s Best Team For Stoke City Elliot
    Janmaat Lascelles Coloccini (c) Haidara
    Thauvin Sissoko Tiote Wijnaldum
    Perez Mitrovic.

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