This Could Be Newcastle’s Strongest Side For Watford

In our poll on the result of tomorrow’s game at Watford over 70% think we can win that game and the problem is when we are expected to win we usually don´t and find some way to lose or draw those games.

So tomorrow´s game will be an acid test for Newcastle against a Watford side who are not in form at the moment and were beaten at Swansea 1-0 last Monday night.


Jack Colback – starts at loft back tomorrow?

We visited Watford on the 3rd round of the FA Cup and managed to be knocked out of that competition for the fourth time in a row at the very first stage, although we could easily have won that game is we had taken our chances.

We didn´t and conceded another bad goal and we lost the game 1-0.

Paul Dummett may be a doubt for the game with a stiff hamstring but apart from that the players who got the 2-1 win against West Ham last time out seem to be fit.

We have a feeling that Steve McClaren will take Dummett out of the firing line as a precaution – and this could be the side he starts tomorrow:

Janmaat Mbemba Coloccini (c) Colback
Sissoko Shelvey Saivet Perez
Subs: Darlow Dummett Lascelles Gouffran Riviere Thauvin Aarons

We expect Thauvin  to be back on the bench, because his proposed loan move to Marseilles may not happen if we cannot get a winger like Andros Townsend in this month.

Jack Colback can do a decent job for us at left back, and we should see our new central midfield partnership of Shelvey and Saivet in action – although that will depend on how Henri has performed in training this week.

An alternative team is to have Jack Colback alongside Shelvey and Dummett staying at left back.

The keys to this game are for our defense to be strong and not concede any silly goals as we did last week against West Ham – and for our strikers to take more of the chances they get.

It´s another vital game for us  in our relegation fight – and we really need another win tomorrow.

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9 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    January 22, 2016
    I can’t decide on Steve yet. Some of the football I’ve seen us amazing, nothing like AP served, even in the 5th place season. Then again I’ve watched dross.

    On MA, he’s a strange billionaire. He seems shy, unassuming. He wanted to be one of the lads, they kicked him out. He’s faithful to even failed hires. He must have a ruthless streak.

    I, like experts in the field, just don’t know. It’s all speculation. He hates us and all that is myth, I think. He wants us to succeed big time, because he’s a winner and crazy rich. That’s why I tend to stick with him. Maybe I’m very wrong, who knows

  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #2

    There’s nothing in his history with us that suggests for one second he wants us to succeed…it points more to him wanting us to solely exist ninth premiership so he can advertise his tat shops to a world wide audience.

    Name me one thing he’s done in seven years over and above panic buying when theres a possibility of losing premiership status.

    It’s only ever about the money with this fat slug…no decision is made without consideration as to how much money it will make…no what might be for the betterment of the club

  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #3

    ninth = within

  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4


    The fans have suffered a lot of pain and humiliation over the years, and that’s pain and humiliation that could have been avoided if Ashley had done the right things.

    For me he only hires people who he has complete control over, and I assume that’s one of the reasons he won’t fire them. Even to the detriment of the fans.

    He shows you candy (cheap seats & ST etc.) and tries to come across as a benefactor when in my eyes for the most part cheap seats to watch dross is poor value for money for the fans, but a full stadium (even an abusive one) is music to SD ears.

    And there is the crux of it mate, Newcastle is beneficial to SD……There is nothing that come the other way.

    Mike may seem to be doing the right things, but only because he has to for the benefit of his beloved SD.


    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #5

    morning all
    looks like toney injured….10 week lay off according to newsnow

  • firebug666

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #6


    Sounds about right, he did make the mistake of getting onto the pitch, 10 weeks eh, I would say he got of light, but then there is still plenty of time for the backroom staff to compound his injury.

    One has to ask; why do we always pick up such long term injuries?

  • Valid point

    Jan 22, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #7

    I would actually start Thauvin over Perez for this one, think he will benefit from the “Shelvey effect” of a more playing side. He can still get some crosses in for Mitro…

    Hope Dummet’s fit, not to sure about Coleback in the defense. Too slow?

  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 22, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #8

    No way would I play Colback at Left back, he is slower than Dummett and any manager worth his salt would simply put a speedy winger in against him to cause havoc.

    Just continue with Dummett who is stringing some games together at Left Back and knows the way the defence play.

    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Dummett
    Saivet Shelvey
    Sissoko Gini Perez/Thauvin

    I would consider giving Thauvin a go from the start and say here is your chance against a team that are starting to hit the wall. Just fire cross after cross in and give Mitro a chance to get on the end.

    Worst case scenario is he has a stinker and he picks his already packed bag up heads off France as expected. Best case is Mitro gets his big nappa on the end of a few and everyones happy with a good win

  • Ahmad Tabanjeh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #9

    janmaat mbemba colo dummet
    sissoko shelvey colback wijinaldum
    perez mitro


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