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McClaren Could Produce This Shock Selection Today

8:35 am, Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Jack Colback is back in training and according to Steve McClaren during his press conference yesterday the local lad has had three days of training and Steve said he was in contention for the game today at Selhurst Park.

With this game being so important and Jack being one of our most consistent players it wouldn´t surprise us if Jack starts the game today and partners Vurnon Anita in defensive midfield.

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Jack Colback – last time out at Sunderland

We thought it would be a real shock if that happened yesterday, but the more we have thought about it – it could be the way to go with the other choice being to play Yoan Gouffran as a holding midfielder.

Siem de Jong could also play there, but he´s more of an attacking player.

So we could be in for a shock today with Jack starting the game and it will depend on how Jack has looked  in training and how he feels about coming straight back into the side.

He has to be fully fit and he cannot be risked if he is not 100% physically fit for this game.

But we will need somebody to keep a check on Yohan Cabaye, who would just love to do well against his former club – and we are once again struggling in the Premier League.

Newcastle are without the experienced Cheick Tiote for just this one game with his groin strain, so the more we think about it the more it looks like Jack will start today.

The other alternative is to give Yoan the start and be prepared to bring on Jack Colback if Yoan cannot get the job done.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Injuries · Jack Colback · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press Conference · Yoan Gouffran

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lochinvar // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    I’ve received a copy of the transcript as to what was actually said in training and it makes interesting reading.

    ******* stotties for lunch again?
    lazy ****
    wtf – we have to play again on Saturday ?
    What’s the odds on loosing again ? Put a ******* grand on for me
    Colo – what have you got to say about this mess ? Nothing ? sounds all to ******* familiar
    My hands are ******* cold, anyone got some cozy gloves ?
    Who is this Kris Kringle guy ? Can he defend ?
    I hear there’s some ******* amazing deals on Friday at Sport Dire shops , going to get some trainers for the bairns as we can’t afford them otherwise.
    Miss,why are Stevie and Colo rolling around on the ground in the mud?

  • 2 lochinvar // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Time for De Jong to be given the chance to play and impose some quality distribution in midfield and to nullify Cabaye. With two of their strikers missing due to injury we need to take the game to them and let Perez and Mitro dictate that it’s ours to win

  • 3 lochinvar // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Is nobody else awake yet ? It’s getting lonely on here this morning !

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says he will stand by his 33-year-old captain Fabricio Coloccini, despite a training ground clash this week. (Newcastle Chronicle)

    Well that’s marvellous loyalty.
    The Commodore of the Titanic standing next to his Captain on the Bridge.
    Meanwhile the major shareholder is staying in his cozy office on dry land in the mistaken belief that his super ship is unsinkable.
    “Gin and tonic Mr. Ashley ?”
    “Would you like ice with that ?”

  • 4 AncientC // Nov 28, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    There shouldn’t be any players playing in DM if we are 4-4-2 again. I don’t know why this keeps being brought up.

    If gouffran plays today in a 4-4-2, he will be a CM, unlike the city game. It is a different position.

  • 5 Jib // Nov 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM


    Neither was worth the repost

    About as funny as hemorroids

    You are a very strange “supporter”

    To quote Edmund Blackadder “The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr Brain has long since departed, hasn’t he, Lochinvar?”

  • 6 firebug666 // Nov 28, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Yawn.. Stretch!

    Morning lochinvar, It will be interesting to see what team take the field against CP today, and if there are any new faces what kind of performance they put in.

    It would seem that all of their armour has been stripped away this week and they have been laid bare before the press, so maybe a little shame will be the key to them playing with some passion, and looking to win the game.

    Who knows though, this is Newcastle, the lucky dip club, you never know what you will get to the bags been opened, but then your stuck with it.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Nov 28, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    It seems all these steange supporters are in the minority of condemning our bizarre ownership, only you seem to be in the majority.
    From previous.
    So Wijnaldum has come out and said that the manager has had to explain he is not mad, maybe it was lost in translation and he meant he wasn’t crazy, one manager under Ashley has had a heart attack another about to be sectioned !

  • 8 Jib // Nov 28, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    USA English which Gini seems to speak
    Mad = Angry

  • 9 Jib // Nov 28, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Now Jail will say

    “I knew that”

    And really the ill educated buffoon didn’t 🙂

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