Drop These Stars And Bring Back Two Players For Swansea


Rafa Benitez must change the side for the game against Swansea on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park – and although Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko may be two of our best technical players, they should be dropped for Saturday, because they didn’t turn up for the game last Saturday.

Anybody who doesn’t give 100% in any one game this season should automatically be left out of the next game and those two were nowhere to be seen on Saturday – not for the first time in away games this season either.

Fab Coloccini and Paul Dummett both trained all last week, so they should be fit enough to start on Saturday and we need some proper defenders brought into the side asap and hopefully they can both start playing well.

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Paul Dummett – could return on Saturday

Jonjo Shelvey has not done much in the last few games, but he will likely retain his place and hopefully Jonjo will start t0 show some good form in central midfield.

Giving Henri Saivet a start in central midfield wouldn’t be a bad idea either and the 25 year-old Ivorian hasn’t been given a chance since Rafa came in.

So there are at the very least four changes Rafa could make and he may have other ideas of course – but we have waited too long to drop our two “stars ” in Gini and Moussa – two players who will be first out of the door at the end of the season when we are relegated.

It’s not yet quite a lost cause for Newcastle with both Sunderland and Norwich also managing to lose over the weekend, so we didn’t lose anything on those other two sides fighting relegation.

However, we are the club who have the points to make up if we are going to survive, and because of the way we played we probably should have lost points on therm  but we didn’t – so we’ll take that as a positive.

Wijnaldum and Sissoko could come back and play for the side in the next games and who knows, being dropped hopefully will get a positive reaction out of them.

Nobody in the Newcastle side should be undroppable, especially given the dire situation Newcastle are in at the moment, where our survival is down to a very slim chance at best.

Comments welcome.



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110 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Drum Bangers Out!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    No comment at this time.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Got to love Welshie, first order of the day is to complain about the “moaners” driving people away from the blog. Next up, tearing a huge new one for Rafa. Top Notch Harlech Wisdom.

    🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Well Gina is a floating waste of space most of the time. A first class passenger hanging into his suite in a sinking ship. Doggedly, you could say 😉

    Well I’ve been banging the Sissoko drum for a while now, he just doesn’t fit, and he also confuses things. BOOM BOOM BOOM! BOOM BOOM BOOM!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Review of season to date:
    1. Owner falls all over self saying how things are going to get better and he’s staying until we win something.
    2. Owner withdraws from board and hires team of “experts” to run things.
    3. Team of experts hires Steve McLaren as Head Coach and put him on the board.
    4. Other board members to include Lee Football Genius Charnley and Graham Show me another French midfielder please Carr.
    5.. Team gets off to a cracking start failing to win any of first 8.
    6. Club spends 10’s of millions on poor players in January in positions we don’t need help with.
    7. Club sinks to 19th while defending McLaren and saying everything will be fine.
    8. Charnley waits until last possible minute, then sacks McLaren in a panic.
    9. Club finally do something positive but far too late. Players have tuned it all out including Rafa.
    10. Ashley threatens “full review” in summer.
    11. To be continued…..

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t know about nobody being in drop panel, Ed. it’s not like we are spoiled for choice. Trying to find a replacement in the academy or under 21 would be like emptying the vacuum cleaner to find a decent smartie.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 11, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #7

    So Benitez has come up with the we understand the fans feelings.

    What a load of bollocks, if you did sunshine you would have the balls to drop gini and sissoko, people keep saying you can’t drop those two who’s to replace them, well we are going down because we can’t rely on the spineless cowards we have got, so we may as well put youngsters in with no experience but plenty of energy and balls to put a fight, players we have now for them it’s a win win, stay up then great, go down and they will say sod it we are leaving because we are cowards.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #8

    How am i making the bloggers leave, blogs all about opinions.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Somewhere in there G2 is Carr searching the nufc corridors in the small hours for his imaginary cat, and Lee repeatedly banging his head under his desk while searching for the safety pin that keeps his underpants fastened securely to his vest.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Did they listen to me when I insisted they fong everybody at the club last November? Nooooooo. I could have sorted this lot oot given time and a good set of fongbats.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Welsh at 7 & 8, read 3

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Then they run into Bobby Moncur and he suggests they line up a couple of French midfielders for next season. They go off happily together singing La Marseillase. It’s definitely the right way to go Tsunki mate.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    SD fongbats G2? Really?

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Also we have to remember that Lee was distracted for months due to the puzzle created by his mam making the string that connects his mittens through his Thomas and Friends winter coat too short. A lot of decision making time wasted there.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Definitely not Tsunki. I prefer my hand made, vintage Canadian Maple fongbats. I have both left and right hand grips on them. Just walk into the dressing room and let the wood fly. Also essential come the summer clearout of the executive areas.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Bobby was compromised for a long time on his ability to input due to not realising that the crucial middle piece of his Ten-piece Mr Men jigsaw was actually stuck to the back of his neck with Nutella.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #17

    My team v Swansea Darlow,Mbabu,Lascelles,Mbemba,Dummett,Townsend,Shelvy,Colback,Perez,DeJong,Mitrovic. Subs, Woodman,Wijnaldum,Sissoko,Aarons,Collo,Saviet,Cisse

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  • croftus5678

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    ——————-darlow——————-
    ——–lesca—-mbemb—dumm——-
    towns——————————sissoko
    ———–wij—shelv—pere————-
    ————–cisse—mitro—————–

    bugger the lb and rb an utilise sissoko and townsend speed and energy on those wings instead.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #19

    My team for Swansea:
    Woodman (we’ve tried everybody else)
    Anita (I’m very small but keen) Saylor (don’t give up on me yet) Mbemba (how did I end up here again?) Dummett (I can’t run fast but then I can’t defend well either)
    Sissy (please let this be over soon) Wini (I knew I wouldn’t like Britain) Shelvey (I’m going to connect on 1 of these 50 yard passes sooner or later) Obertan (I should be on the other wing)
    Doumbia (I’m fit now, no really I am!) Mitro (can somebody please give me a lift up the pitch?)

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  • scout

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Swansea 6/1 to win by 2 or more, after watching that crap on Saturday it should be an odds on shot

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  • scout

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #21

    I wouldnt play Shelvey if he was the last man on earth 12 million pfft i know better non league players.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Welshie…….. Next time you’re asked to explain yourself tell them you’re too fcuking busy or vice versa.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Exciting times ahead in the Championship with the top, top executive team Ashley has in mind……

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  • hibbitt

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #24

    GeordieTwo

    dodge derek is looking good for a recall !!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Advertisement for Director of Football for Newcastle United from Mike Ashley, President and Commander in Chief:
    Position: Director of Football
    Wanted: top, top man. Must be aware of the fact that football is played with a round ball. Must have ability to smile after each loss but at the same time look thoughtful and nod head wisely. Must have an intimate knowledge of young French midfielders to make proper suggestions to head scout. Must know when to disappear if things get dicey. When in doubt, must be able to blame Kevin Keegan for everything that has happened. Commitment is essential as this is an 8 year position.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Ahhhhh! Not Dodgy Derek! Please, not that hibbit!

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Looking forward to that, hibbitt!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Lee Charnley has a new doctor that happens to be female. On his last visit she said,”Mr. Charnley, you’re going to have to stop masturbating.” He said , “Why’s that like?” She replied, “Because I’m trying to examine you”.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Do we know why Janmaat punched a wall?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Of course we are planning on winning something. I don’t know why everybody keeps moaning. Mike says so.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Ok why did Janmaat punch a wall Ron mate?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #32

    What are we planning on winning, just for interests sake? Is it something related to football like? Some kind of trophy? Or does he mean some SD coupons and a weekend in Wales? Runner up gets 2 weekends in Wales.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music was born in Sunderland but attended school in Newcastle and is a fan of Newcastle United.

    Knowledge is power people…

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #34

    G2

    I read it in that august organ, The Chronic. It was a serious question!

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Was there a picture of Mike on the wall with the caption “from now on we make our own luck”?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Ron….. Janmaat punched the wall out of frustration. He pulled his groin for about twenty minutes.

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  • GeordieinOhio

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #37

    my suggested team for saturday………

    use the

    U21 team

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #38

    bettyswallocks

    Thank you. So his move to Italy hadn’t been turned down, then?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Looking at who we have available I would go for the follow team against swansea. Colo might be fit, I’ll presume he is.

    ——————- Darlow ——————–
    Mbemba – Lascelles – Colo – Dummet
    ———–Colback — Shelvey ———–
    Townsend —— De Jong ——– Aarons
    ——————Mitrovic ——————-

    I can’t see that team starting but it should in my opinion.

    Sissoko and Wijnaldum have no place in this side, they have totally given up now. De Jong is a clever player and links pretty well. Aarons needs to start, he is unproven but he has so much more potential than those currently in the side.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Does it take that long for Janmaat to pull his groin bettys mate? Possibly he should speak with Lee Charnley…..

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