Newcastle’s Predicted Team For Manchester City


Newcastle will try to defend well tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium, and maybe we can get the point we almost got when the league leaders beat us 1-0 at St. James’ Park in late December.

But one thing we don’t want to see tomorrow afternoon in the late kick-off game is a heavy defeat.

We have a decent goal difference at the moment of -10, and that can help us survive this season as it’s worth an extra point.

-10 is not great but better than most teams down in the relegation zone and we want to keep it that way.

Pep Guardiola – Manchester City manager

We think Rafa could well play a 5-4-1 formation tomorrow and try to nullify the talented (and expensive) Manchester City side who are coming off their first PL loss of the season – 4-3 last weekend ay Liverpool.

Here’s the side that could start the game tomorrow:

Darlow
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett Manquillo
Ritchie Merino Diame Perez
Joselu

If Chancel Mbemba is fit, we would have in at left back.

Think we need Joselu to hold the ball once we get it up there and Diame will provide some physical presence in the center of midfield and Mo have been looking good lately.

Perez is on the left wing because he can work hard and track back and of course, he’s looked in very good form of late.

The best we can hope for is a draw tomorrow – but anything is possible.

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145 comments so far

  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #1

    2-0 to City. We haven’t got a chance down there. Hope I’m wrong like

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Lennon off to Burnley!

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Wonder if Mitro will feature tomorrow. He scored last time we played at the Etihad

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #4

    I think we might see Mitro tomorrow.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh no have we missed Lennon too? I though Rafa was a big draw but I guess we cant pay burnley wages !

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #7

    If we sit in our own half for 90 mins like the last game, I can see us getting a hiding.

    Hope to see us press them and force errors. They’re not perfect and will be a little shaken from the Liverpool game. Hopefully anyway.

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Munster

    Does that mean that Burnley are a bigger club than us now? 😳

    1
  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Wonder if that’s a goodbye hand shake on those pics!

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Jib

    What’s that site you use to pick your team??

    1
  • Geordie-john

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #11

    I would like to see Mitro have a go up front along side Perez in a 3-5-2 . It might sound crazy but i think could surprise Man City for 30 seconds or so.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Doubt we’ll see mitro, he supposed to have just returned to training a couple days ago.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Magscar @81 last article –

    Oh. I see

    Sorry. ?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #15

    McNall has gone on loan to Gateshead at 18 years old. That is good as he’s doing well this year. Hopefully he’ll develop well from the experience of playing with men.

    Barlaser has gone out on loan too. He’s gone to Crewe. Good young player who desperately needed actual games.

    2
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #16

    dig – I saw your posts earlier. Jib was probably too embarrassed to respond.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    I’d be tempted to play 532. Wing backs provide width, middle 3 of diame, merino and Hayden. Good mix of being solid, energy, tackling and passing. Would consider atsu and Perez up front again like v Stoke, causing problems with movement and play on counter. Perhaps without the ball, ask one of the players to stalk Fernandinho around the pitch.

    4
  • Belfast

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Simulate match.

    2
  • Jib

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #19

    I think the handshake with Gayle could be significant

    1
  • Mag :P

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #20

    “Why can’t we be friends

    Why can’t we be friends….”

    This blog needs to… Relax.

    4
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #21

    As others already point out, Lennon is off to burnley. Not too fussed anyway, never been a fan and never rated him. However, would have maybe took him on loan provided other positions were filled (striker, no10, keeper). Definitely would be against him signing permanently.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #22

    And Southampton putting in big bids
    Ed Aarons
    Ed Aarons
    @ed_aarons
    ·
    42m
    Monaco have rejected Southampton’s €20m offer for striker Guido Carrillo

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    Was that Saivet aswell who received a handshake?

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Smileypooemoji

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  • Jib

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #25
  • Jib

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Pep was a bit ticked off with Rafa’s
    tactics at SJP.
    Man Shitty will be fired up to give us a caning

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #27

    Gayle and Aarons got the handshakes

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #28

    What handshakes you all on about lol?

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Wouldn’t concern ourselves over Lennon going to Burnley.
    They should be safe so he’s thinking ahead to this and next season in the Premiership plus his cut of a transfer fee and decent wages. However depending on where he lives on Merseyside it could be a domestic decision if there’s a Mrs. Lennon and Little Lennons who prefer to stay put rather than uproot to another area. It’s probably commutable in 45 minutes up the motorway so seems like a sensible decision on his part.

    He may think otherwise later on.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Earlier in season, Ranieri said v psg that he’ll park two buses. Perhaps we should be thinking the same? And don’t forget the kitchen sink, dont want to be throwing that, should use it to barricade the goal!

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Ronaldo – didn’t realise it was you. Could you send me your autograph and Rafa’s as well if you have it. Just post it here.
    Please
    Lol

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  • ShireToon(Disavowed)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #32
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #33

    The Independent claim the #nufc takeover is well and truly dead in the water. Ashley won’t negotiate further
    Ashley particularly was not happy when Staveley “turned up” at the curry house while he was eating with his wife. #nufc

    4
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Loch
    Yeah, no problem mate. Will need your address… and while you’re at it I will need your card and bank details 😉

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #35

    So the deal remains on the table then? Just sitting there, all that lovely money but tied to a relegation clause. Never mind Mikey, a little dealus interruptus happens now and then. Now you are free to focus on all the top, top players you are going to sanction buying.

    2
  • Jib

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Round of applause for Shire

    He’s got it – by george he’s got it !!!!

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  • Reilly

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #37

    noway am i buying that bs that AS gate crashed the fat mans date night with the mrs.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Twelve more days in the window Mikey. Then your true aspirations for the club are exposed once again. Is it going to be more of the same? Leave it to Rafa to generate a miracle? And then what? More pointless negotiating in the summer? Give it up and sell for a slight loss Mikey. In actual fact, with all the free advertising it isn’t a slight loss at all. You’ve come out well ahead. And you can drown your sorrows in a bucket of champers lad.

    4
  • north east lincs toon

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Can see hull getting a win at the unwashed tomorrow.but sunlun strongest team in the league at the bottom holding everyone else up ha ha !

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #40

    Another load of bollocks Reilly. The photo op was deliberate to make Mikey look good.

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