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Is This The Team Rafa Will Start At Rotherham Tomorrow?

12:25 pm, Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 28 Comments

Before any game there is the task of trying to guess which team Rafa will start and it’s not easy to get it right.

After we played the top of the league team Norwich City at home on Wednesday night we now face the bottom of the league team Rotherham United away tomorrow.

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Because Rotherham have conceded 24 goals – the most  by a Championship team – and Newcastle have scored 21 goals – the most by any team in the league – the game plan could be to go all out on attack tomorrow.

Pit our strength against their weakness.

This is a team Rafa could choose to play tomorrow – and it has four changes from the side that started on Wednesday night and played so well in that first half.

Darlow
Yedlin Lascelles Clark Lazaar
Shelvey Hayden
Ritchie Perez Gouffran
Mitrovic

Rafa may continue to play Dwight Gayle up front but we think Mitrovic could get the start and Lazaar  could replace Dummett because of his attacking prowess .

Hayden should return next to Shelvey in central midfield and Perez will probably get his chance for the currently out of form Mo Diame.

So Perez and Mitro could get a chance to take some of the chances we will hopefully create tomorrow.

Vurnon Anita has served his three game suspension, but we think Yedlin will stay in the team.

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28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    My confirmed Rafa bingo line up
    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Mbemba Dummet
    Ritchie Shelvy Hayden Gouffran
    Mitro Gayle

  • 2 Jib // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    BINGO TIME !!!!!

  • 3 Tsunki // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Eyes down….

  • 4 Jib // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Jail
    Rafa may actually be tempted to play 4-4-2 v Rotherham

  • 5 Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    I shall not I shall not be moved !!!!!!

    Rafa bingo #Jailisaprat

    Darlow
    Yedlin Mbemba Lascelles Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Gayle Goufrann
    Mitrovic

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Belfast,
    We have the same team, what a shame if it comes in and you don’t get any points, why don’t you and Ian Toon set up a Rafa bingo on .co.uk?

  • 7 Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    Sa toon from previous

    I’ve watched Murphy for Ipswich the last few seasons and he leads the line well and by all accounts he had a good game against Wolves in the league cup, but I think he’ll start Mitrovic.

  • 8 Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    We only have the same team because you copied mine.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    Mines first on the thread, am I a mind reader now as well as mu other many talents?

  • 10 Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    They aren’t very welcoming on there.

  • 11 Average_Contents // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    My confirmed Rafa bingo line up

    Darlow

    Yedlin Lascelles Mbemba Dummett

    Shelvey Hayden

    Ritchie Gayle Gouffran

    Mitro

  • 12 Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Rafa bingo #Jailisaprat

    Darlow
    Yedlin Mbemba Lascelles Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Gayle Goufrann
    Mitrovic

  • 13 Average_Contents // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Pair of tits, robbing my team.

  • 14 Belfast // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Another copycat f*** sake. Is this the email cabal at work again? Copy him so he can’t be top ?

    I’m complaining to Ed.

  • 15 Bobbybee // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Rafa bingo.

    Darlow

    Yedders Lascelles Mbemba Clark

    Hayden. Shelvey

    The Gouff. Gayle. Ritchie

    Mitrovic

    Attack! Attack! Attack attack attack! Why would we not. Although after the Wolves nonsense I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s slightly more cautious, but this is who I’d go with myself.

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Belfast,
    Ditch your whinnit and you might have better luck.

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    The Gouff. I like it!!!

  • 18 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Just hoping Rafa gives Mitrovic and Gayle a game together just hope he doesn’t decide to “rotate” Gayle after his hat trick though!!

    Diame , Colback and Dummett could all do with being replaced with Mitrovic , Hayden and Lazaar and properly having a go against Rotherham !

  • 19 MadisonToon // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    . . . . . . . . . . . Darlow. . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Yedlin . Mbemba . Hanley . Lazaar .
    . . . . . . . Colback . Tiote . . . . . . . . . .
    . Anita . . . . . Perez . . . . . . Atsu . . . .
    . . . . . . . . . . Mitrovic . . . . . . . . . . . .

    I think Darlow deserves another start but Sels might get the game so that he can build some confidence. Lazaar needs a start as do Mbemba and Hanley. Shelvey should get a rest as should Ritchie. Will Rafa think that’s too much disruption? Maybe. But it’s what I’d go with. Looking forward to see how we follow-up that wonder-finish on Wednesday.

  • 20 Bobbybee // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    I think some of our players have struggled with the expectation of 52k crowds recently, but Wednesday night was the perfect cure for that ailment. Hopefully they’ll all be looking forward to the next home game after that and from here on in it should be onwards and upwards. It really was something special.

  • 21 Tsunki // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Rafa Bingo Lineup

    Woodman

    Sterry Mbemba Mbabu Haidara

    Tiote Saivet Thauvin DeJong

    Armstrong Riviere

    I’ll be back on later to give you my bank transfer details.

  • 22 Tsunki // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Usually we go out and get done over by the next woeful troupe of mud-trudgers don’t we? Cue Rotherham.

  • 23 WWSBRD // Sep 30, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Rafa bingo
    Darlow
    Yedlin Mbemba Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Perez Goofy
    Gayle

  • 24 Bobbybee // Sep 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    I don’t expect wholesale changes on Saturday – hence my pick. We have a two week break after Saturday – those boring loathsome internationals spoiling our run! 🙂 Hopefully with the break he’ll feel better about picking players he might have fancied resting. Ritchie has already said he loves playing two or three games in a week and it doesn’t tire him. He’ll be wanting to play for sure. I want him to play as well.

  • 25 Lindisfarne // Sep 30, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Bingo Bango Bongo:

    ——— Mitro – Murphy
    Lazaar – Diame – Tiote – Yedlin
    Clarke – Lascelles – Hanley – Mbemba
    ——————- Darlow

  • 26 Small World // Sep 30, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    #RafaBingo

    Darlow
    Yedlin Clark Lascelles Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Perez Goufran
    Gayle

  • 27 lochinvar // Sep 30, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Is Rafa now clear on his ” strongest team ” or maybe that doesn’t exist in his thinking in that he selects the ” best team per game ” which keeps the squad fully motivated.

    It’s now time to press on and set the tone to the rest of the League that we are pushing on and to build a points lead before the bad pitches and weather kick in making some games more of a lottery.

    Rafa bingo :

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascalles Clark, Lazaar
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Gayle, Goofy
    Mitro

  • 28 Toon_Tom // Sep 30, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Its RAFA BINGO TIME:

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Lazaar
    Shelvey Diame
    Ritchie Gouffran
    Mitro
    Gayle




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