This Could Be Newcastle’s New Team On Saturday


Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet are almost certain to start for Newcastle on Saturday when we are at home against an in-form West Ham United side.

It will be interesting to see what the team is with these two new signings in the line-up.

henri saivet claps crowdjonjo shelvey - smike lad

New signings Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey

Both have been told they will play in central midfield so in that case this is on like line-up with the new signings starting.

Elliot
Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Colback
Sissoko Saivet Shelvey Perez
Wijnaldum
Mitrovic

We are assuming that McClaren will use the experience of Jack Colback at left back – and that would mean Paul Dummett would drop to the bench.

That would  be unfortunate for Paul given he experienced probably his best moment in his career when he brilliantly hammered home the equalizer last night against Manchester United in the 90th minute.

If Saivet is used on the wing then maybe this is a possible starting eleven with Tiote back in central midfield and Saivet replacing young Ayoze Perez on the wing.

Elliot
Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Colback
Sissoko Tiote Shelvey Saivet
Wijnaldum
Mitrovic

We’ll have to see what the starting side is against West Ham – but with Newcastle having just gained a measly 2 points in our last five league games we must start putting some wins on the board very soon.

Comments welcome.



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154 comments so far

  • p

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #1

    there is no way colback will go lb over dummett

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Why on earth would Makro drop Dummett, Ed? And for Colback at left back. Holy focaccia!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #3

    Please no, Dummett may be numb but I’ve been looking forward to colback carrying the water bottles for ages. We’re almost there!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    P
    You beat me to it. What’s Ed on?

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  • p

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #5

    my guess is that shelvey will start (likely for tiote) and saivet will be on the bench

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #6

    dont think saivet or shelvey will start tbh…i think it will be the same team as last night to start

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  • BeeGuy

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #7

    I agree with p, Shelvey knows the ropes and Saivet will get a taste if things are going OK.

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  • MadisonToon

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t think Dummett will be dropped. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tiote was sold by then and Colback replaced him with Dummett coming in at LB. However, I’d rather see:

    Elliot
    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Dummett
    Saivet Shelvey
    Sissoko De Jong Wijnaldum
    Mitrovic

    Give Perez a break from the wing and pull De Jong back into the squad as I think his linkup play will be improved with Saivet/Shelvey providing better balls on the ground forward rather than long ones over the top that Tiote/Colo like to go for which won’t ever be SDJ’s strong suit.

    Anyway, looking forward to it whatever team gets a run out.

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  • MadisonToon

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Yeah, might not be worth changing things up too much with players who have never played together. Will certainly depend on how well things go in training over the next couple of days. It would also be harsh on whoever they end up replacing considering the performance yesterday.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Ando is slating Mitro. Gets bossed by defenders and does no running.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #11

    4141 is my guess

    Elliot

    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Dummett

    Saivet

    Sissoko shelvey Wijnaldum perez

    Mitrovic

    Or he will stick with colback instead of saivet at first.

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  • BeeGuy

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #12

    The proven man is Remy. Magpies are half way to relegation, and to turn that flightpath, NUFC needs someone that knows how to get it done, not someone on a learning curve.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Just heard that Derby allowed Hartlepool to keep their share of the receipts for their recent FA cup tie. There is some good in this game called football. Well done Derby

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  • browny1107

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #14

    i doubt he will throw saivet straight in and colback at lb is an awful shout. De Jong needs to be given another chance (7 points from his 3 starts, 1 point from 4 games since) and perez looks like he needs a rest.
    i’d go for:

    elliot
    janmaat mbemba collo dummet
    shelvey tiote
    socks sdj gini
    mitro

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #15

    nice touch by derby…good to hear.

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  • mactoon

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t think he will play both new players. Dummett will start as left back and Shelvey will replace one of the holding midfielders. This will give us licence to take the game to the opposition instead of using 2 holding midfielders which invites the opposition to attack us and boss the midfield

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #17

    What’s the thought on Cisse’s new lengthy injury scare…it seems he just doesn’t want to be sold!

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  • Ayozeserious

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #18

    My line up would be

    Elliott
    Janmaat Colo mbemba dummett
    Sissoko shelvey saivet coldback
    Wijnaldum
    Mitrovic
    Coldback on the left to cover dummett and he can move more central if needs be. West ham will be very dangerous now that payet is back from injury.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #19

    physio room reckon aarons will be back sat

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  • loonie-toon

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Hope Swansea n scum draw tonight

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  • Premiership Manager

    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #21

    One slight problem, apart from the fact that Dummet will start at LB who in their right mind would start two new players and drop our holding midfielders who break up play and protect the back four?

    Tiote is on his way out and Colback despite his knockers like Carrick at Utd quietly just gets on with the job and those who think he doesn’t make a difference need to look at results when he’s out of the team.

    Anita and Colback are forming a good relationship, Shelvey gives options but he’s not a holding midfielder. MaClaren needs balance and he needs results, play has been improving steadily and it just needs a little refinement.

    Shelvey may start but for me the team should be unchanged with possibly the exception of Tiote who may be on his way out. Perez needs to be played off Mitro either in a 4,3,3 with Wijnaldum or with Sisoko, Wijnaldum, Colback and Shelvey in midfield.

    I’m still not convinced that Shelvey will not turn out to be another Barton, a good player but more hassle than what he is worth. the last thing we need is more disruption in the dressing room. I’d have rather paid £12m for Sigurdsson

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #22

    @Blackley and Brownlie

    Yeah I like Dummett as a defender he reads the game well , gets stuck in and puts his body on the line just wish we had a left winger with serious pace so he could just win the ball and give it to the winger

    Its weird but whenever Sammy and Dummett played together on the left hand side the two of them worked well together he was inconsistent but Sammy could whip a cross in !! Had about 6 assists last season which is decent considering how little game time he got

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #23

    http://www.101greatgoals.com/101ggvideos/swansea-release-classy-jonjo-shelvey-montage-after-newcastle-move-video/?

    Swansea have made a video of Shelveys goals for them some of them are crackers !!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Hope the tales of Townsend are not true -even on loan we surely could do better than him.
    If true my assessment of Wally Brolly will diminish even further – if he has been a party to wanting yet another second rater at the club.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Townsend is not completely useless as some are making out on here when he plays on the right wing he cuts inside and shoots all the time but for us he will be playing on the left which he could be decent

    Good parts he offers :

    Rapid Pace , Work rate , Tracking back, Skill to beat 3 or 4 players , Attacking intent , Good passing and Crossing from the left , English

    Bad parts :

    Injury prone , Moody , Greedy when on the right wing, High transfer fee and wages and also fell out with Pochettino !!

    If we have him and Sissoko on the wings we can pin teams back either side and use Shelvey to make quick passes to either wing that has space means also means we will be rapid on the counter attack either side

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Glad someone can see what I see, thank you LCBP

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  • SA Toon

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #27

    I agree that Perez looks out of sorts, and I think maybe he needs a break. I would like to see De Jong get another run and move Gini out wide. Imo De Jong is a smart footballer and brings something different to the team. I also wouldn’t play 2 new players so soon after they have arrived – particularly after we played so well last night. Properly excited for Saturday!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #28

    hope thats the case lads….didnt realize he was a left footer tbh…never give it thought and if he can rain the crosses and become a supplier rather then a shooter then maybe just maybe it’ll work out

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #29

    the lefthand side is a tricky position to fill and no one has looked comfortable there with exception of aarons but thats been a while….gini looks lost out on the left and wasted there imo

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Abeid is starting to score again. Huge loss he was. Take a look:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kqhbq

    We should’ve got rid of Colback and Tiote and kept Abeid. I hope Mclaren gets sacked and we resign him.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Spurs blogs are full of fans stating the Townsend is a bighead – and the major gripe repeatedly is that there is no end product.
    He had no first team starts for this season and then has a bust up in public with one of the coaches.
    The manager must not have given him starts for a reason (prior to bust up).
    Spurs valuation is ridiculous – but I wouldn’t put it past Pefold to get him on loan – what a waste of time.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #32

    saivet has told the chronicle tha tmacca has told him they have signed him to play defensive midfield so that should stop the “where’s he playing” debate

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Pefold = Penfold

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Awesome effort from the players last night, can’t wait to see the two new signings on Saturday, more players to come in i hope.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #35

    evening welsh

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #36

    My worry is, where are they all going to play.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #37

    I do not understand this love affair some fans have with De Jong. Every time he’s played, he’s strolled and contributed very little. Get him and Thauvin out in a swap deal.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #38

    He has been dubbed the next Thierry Henry but we’re playing him in dm.

    I would like to see the following signed:

    Matip/Koulibaly
    Raphael Guerriero
    Townsend
    Loic Remy/Berahino/Lacazette

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #39

    SPRINGY

    Evening mate, go on ask me the question.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #40

    kets
    wanted the lad to stop myself showed a few times he could eventually be a canny player good look to the lad

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