Rafa Makes Two Changes For Today’s Game


Rafa Benitez has announced his team for the game at Burton Albion this afternoon.



So in come DeAndre Yedlin at right back for Anita and Christian Atsu on the wing for Yoan Gouffran so there a little more attacking thrust in those two positions.

This could be a bit of a banana skin game today so the lads have to concentrate and make sure we get 3 points and stay at the top of the league for Christmas.

This is what Rafa has said about the game today:

“I remember at the beginning of the season, watching some of their games, and I was impressed with the atmosphere, the fans and the intensity,”

“Watching their games now to prepare for the game, it’s the same.”

“You can see that they have very good team spirit, they work very hard, they have some good players who have pace and they are strong.”  “They can make the difference in a game, especially at home.”

“At home they are doing well, and away they have maybe more problems, but we are playing there so we know it will be a tough game.”

“We are at the top of the table and we want to stay there, and we have to approach every game with the idea of getting three points. Brighton are doing really well so we cant stop doing what we are doing at the moment, and that is trying to win every game.”

“When the team is doing well, scoring goals and keeping clean sheets, as a manager you have to be really pleased.” 

“And that’s what we have to do – keep doing these things, working as a team, and then the individuals will make a difference.”

Newcastle fans expect a win this afternoon – let’s hope we get it.

How Will Newcastle Fare At Burton Albion?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...


You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

164 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Oof, so close. Atsu for Gouffran instead of Ritchie.

    Surprised, because we all know what no Gouffran has meant this season and Ritchie has looked the more jaded of the 2, though he tends to link better with Yedlin than Anita going forward so let’s see.

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Gouffran on the bench. I hope Rafa knows what he’s doing!

    0
  • check the toastie

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    reckon that’s our best team

    0
  • cyprus

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Brewers, love your humour, that logo of a fat pub player is gold.

    PS. palace: Who would I absolutely take from this set up? Probably only benteke and zaha. And AP ?

    0
  • davetoon

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Townsend should have stayed with us. Off the bench for Palace is embarrassing

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #7

    This Benitez bloke is winding me up!!

    0
  • martoon

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Curses that’s the team I predicted for last Wednesday 🙂

    0
  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    The Team I Wanted Good To See Yedllin And Atsu

    0
  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Subs?

    0
  • Mag52

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Only 9 correct. Hey Ho.
    HWTL.

    0
  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Any Links For Streams? or just radio?

    0
  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    @JAMSHA: Subs are in the picture. Below the pitch.

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #14

    I think i may have my first rafa bingo points…..nee whooo hooos till i check like! Lol

    0
  • toontaff2

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #15

    8/11
    Worst for a while! Bamboozled by Rafa the Maestro!!
    Perez and Mitro ~ Diame and Gayle
    Hazaar ~ Ritchie
    Did pick Atsu, but on the right for Ritchie!

    0
  • AncientC

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Palace hit the woodwork – that is Pardew’s after game speech sorted.

    0
  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    keval rediyo par

    0
  • AncientC

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Benitez’s team selection looks impressive. Burton will get put to the sword if they go on the attack.

    0
  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Townsend – free kick specialist !!!!!!!!!

    0
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #20

    let’s break the no Goof no win juju

    0
  • catchy in norway

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #21

    this is the team i think we should be playing, it’s attack minded and more balanced.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Why do I have the feeling Burton gonna snatch a draw today..

    0
  • toontaff2

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Excellent piece just now on Sky Sports News about Gollum and the mackems! Brass band playing outside the stadium of shyte~ Jeff Stelling thought they had no brass, haha!
    Apparently Gollum reckons they cannot even afford to bring in a loan player, due to wages! Unbelievable, given the PL cash! If they lose today, they think Gollum might walk!

    0
  • Budge123

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #24

    10 again.
    Looks a balanced team

    0
  • firebug666

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #25

    10/11 I hope Atsu scores now after buggering up my bingo.

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #26

    I just can’t win. Went with two wingers last time – Atsu and Ritchie and he stick with the Gouff. This time I stick with the Gouff and… say no more really. 🙂

    0
  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump

    tnx lol its so tiny didnt notice

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Hayden surely is due a goal now.

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    firebug666
    i bet ATSU will bring a broad smile on yr face today mate.

    0
  • firebug666

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #30

    MAUTITOON

    I hope so marra, he’s replaced the Goof, let’s hope he shows us why.

    Still recon it will be a 0-3 win for us, good solid team and now with added pace.

    0
  • Legolas

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail,

    I can’t believe you wouldn’t let me change my Rafa Bingo. Oh well, I will just keep my original line up

    That means……………. Bingo to me.

    😉

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #32

    any links of some kind for this match?

    0
  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #33

    MAUTITOON

    an gayle too

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #35

    I did post what I thought the score was going to be after my 9/11 selection. But it doesn’t seem to have registered,so.

    I’m saying 4-0 to us.

    As someone mentioned they haven’t conceded many but then they heaven’t played us either.

    HWTL HWTR(ahh) HWTF HWTBRS

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #36

    JAMSHA
    I may be wrong,but i feel that he is a bit isolated upfront at times but in spite of that he has handled himself elegantly and i’ll be chuffed for him when he will score.

    0
  • AncientC

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #37
  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Essex Geordie Bill
    HWTR(ahh) HWTF HWTBRS.may i know what they stand for please?
    HWTL

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #39

    firebug666
    GRACIAS MAN

    0
  • toontaff2

    Dec 17, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Legolas,oh ye of little faith -go with your gut, haha!

    0
1 2 3 5

You must log in to post a comment.