The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Howay The Lads!!

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Bournemouth?

10:43 pm, Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Newcastle are hoping that both Rob Elliot and Daryl Janmaat will be fit for the game at Bournemouth on Saturday, but we have to say our goalkeeping situation seems to be just a little dodgy – with Elliot still suffering from a thigh injury just like he was about a year ago when substituting for the injured Tim Krul.

Rob Elliot Crystal+Palace+v+Newcastle+United+pOjE2Ox9USJl

Rob Elliot – still troubled by his thigh injury

The coaching staff are hoping he will be able to start the game, but we wonder if he will be able to finish the game and on the subs bench we will again have 18 year-old England U19 International Freddie Woodman, who is yet to make his debut for the Magpies.

We will assume that both Rob and Daryl Janmaat – who injured his knee against Stoke will be fit for the game on the south coast which is a vital game for Newcastle we try to get our second league win of the season in our 12th game.

It’s almost certain that head coach Steve McClaren will name an unchanged side – all being well on the injury front.

So this is the side we expect to start at Bournemouth in a 4-4-2 formation:

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

Massadio Haidara was injured in the Newcastle U21 2-0 win against Aston Villa on Monday night and Rolando Aarons picked up a serious foot injury in training last Friday so they are not available, but Kevin Mbabu is fully fit again.

Ivan Toney and Callum Roberts had excellent games in the U21 game last Monday with Callum scoring both games late in the game and Toney setting him up for both goals – and one of the Newcastle youngsters could replace Gouffran on the bench.

Excuses are starting to run out why Newcastle have won only once this season in eleven league games so we hope to see our lads not only play well but get a good win too.

How Will Newcastle Fare At Bournemouth?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Comments welcome.

Tags: Match Preview · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sammmy // Nov 5, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    As long as we play like we did against Stoke (with some goals) we’ll win.
    I think Tioté is starting to get back to his old self again as well, would be immense to have that tank in the midfield.

  • 2 Tsunki // Nov 5, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Out you go, Ashley!

  • 3 Toon Tang // Nov 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    I’m just hoping the win bar isn’t too large for us to cope. Too much win bar usually equals too much defeats…

    Win bar

  • 4 loonie-toon // Nov 6, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    I fink we should have these on bench Ivan Toney and Callum Roberts defo Toney these r games to give youth a run out and am pridicting 3-0 win to us

previous post: Bust Up Will Only Help Newcastle Get Their Man

next post: Newcastle Will Take Risk – Three Goalkeepers Travel South