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Poll – Which Of These Different Newcastle Teams Is Better?

11:59 am, Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Rafa Benitez has built a strong squad in the summer transfer window and a good question would be what’s our best team now?

But Rafa will use the squad well and we will probably see three or four changes in the side for every game as we go to two games a week again starting at Derby County next Saturday.

isaac hayden

Isaac Hayden – in Team 1

We have created two different teams from the squad of players we have and are asking which is the better team – the stronger team.

If they played a game at St. James’ Park against each other, which team would win?

Team 1:

Sels
Anita Mbemba Clark Gamez/Haidara
Hayden Colback
Richie Perez Aarons/Atsu
Murphy

Team 2:

Darlow
Yedlin Lascelles Hanley Dummett/Lazaar
Shelvey Tiote
Gouffran Diame Gayle
Mitrovic

I think most players have been included – even if Dwight Gayle is a bit out of position.

We haven’t included Rob Elliot – who will probably not be fit until late November at best.

For team 2 use whoever you think is the better of the two left backs – between Dummett and Lazaar and the same thing in Team 1 between Gamez and Haidara.

The same for the left wing spot in Team 1 between Atsu and Aarons.

And then tell us which team you think is the better team and would win the game.

Which Is The Better Team?

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Comments welcome.



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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 3, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    I’m not voting
    It’s a trick

  • 2 lesh // Sep 3, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    You’ve got it Tsunki, it could be a phishing scam, a cunning plan of Ed’s to draw out the ne’er-do-wells!

  • 3 Our Toon // Sep 3, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Jail

    We got relegated because of mcclaren and the way the club was run.

    Shirkers don’t play on the wing, then DM or behind the striker to then play either full back position. That’s not my definition of a Shirker.

    That “Shirker” played in every position that the “team” and rafa needed him to play, and he played better under Rafa. The damage had already been done though

    If you want to talk about Shirkers then point the finger at the likes of Shelvey who came in, didn’t bother working at all, lazy, gesticulating to his own squad to do his work. Yet shelvey is lauded now

    How many other players in that squad last season would have played in the positions Rafa asked of his captain?

  • 4 Our Toon // Sep 3, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Not voting but like the look of squad

  • 5 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 3, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    When Elliot is fit i’d start him. Until I see these new full backs I’d go with..

    Anita RB
    Lacselles and Mbemba CB’s
    Dummett LB
    Tiote and Shelvey sitting
    Ritchie RW
    Atsu LW
    Diame AM
    Gayle CF (on current form)

    That team should destroy the Championship, no excuses.

    Rotate:

    Hanley for Lascelles.
    Hayden for Tiote. (I’m a Tiote fan).
    Perez for Diame.
    Gouffran for Atsu.
    Mitrovic for Gayle.

    Murphy off the bench last 20 mins for Mitrovic or Gayle if they arn’t having any luck.




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