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Predicted Newcastle Team To Beat Burton Albion

Both DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark are not available to face Burton Albion tomorrow night, but maybe at least one of them is fit to play at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.

Rafa has most of his other players available and will be playing another strong side to try to get another valuable 3 points towards our automatic promotion – hopefully

Last Saturday we had Perez and Hayden in our side, but Rafa played Mo Diame in the number 10 position and Jack Colback in defensive midfield.

Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez could both start against Burton

Hayden and Perez are both likely to start tomorrow so here’s our team to play (and beat) Burton Albion:

Anita Hanley Lascelles (c) Dummett
Shelvey Hayden
Ritchie Perez Gouffran

There’s also a good chance that Rafa may give Christian Atsu a rare start in place of Yoan Gouffran, who did not have a particularly good game against Wigan.

What would your team for tomorrow night?

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48 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Apr 4, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #1

    the minute promotion is guaranteed we can start looking forward to the Prem
    till then its 3 point from the next game that’s the most important
    I’m sure Rafa will have a list as long as your arm locked away till promotion is guaranteed it will only come out when the champagne corks start to pop and i’m sure there will be some surprises on it

  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Is Ayozes’ trophy mis-spelled? I think it should read “Month of the Goal”. Well done anyway, bravo!

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo line-up:-

    Anita Hanley Lascelles Dummett
    Shelvey Hayden
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran

    (Same as Ed’s)

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #4

    “Huddersfield Town and Burton Albion have been charged for misconduct in relation to their game on Saturday [April 1 2017].
    “It is alleged that in or around the 88th minute, both clubs failed to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #5

    JamesToon, good posts as usual on other thread.

  • Nozze

    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #6

    I would:

    Darlow – keep
    Sels – loan
    Elliot – sell
    Krul – keep

    Yedlin – keep
    Anita – keep
    Sterry – loan

    Lascelles – keep
    Clark – keep
    Hanley – keep
    Mbemba – keep
    Good – sell

    Dummet – keep
    Lazaar – keep
    Haidara – sell
    Gamez – sell

    Shelvey – keep
    Colback – sell
    Hayden – keep

    Diame – sell
    Perez – keep
    De Jong – keep

    Atsu – buy
    Ritchie – keep
    Gouffran – release
    Aarons – keep
    Ameobi – sell

    Gayle – keep
    Mitrovic – sell
    Murphy – keep
    Armstrong – loan (again)

  • Sazzer

    Apr 4, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #7

    This summer feels wide open in terms of what can happen unlike early windows when we sort of had our role in the hiearchy in terms of transfers.

    This window is probably going to be most competitive window of all time for us.

    So Ashley and Charnley are really going to have to show what they are made of.

  • BeeGuy

    Apr 4, 2017 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Hardly a Prem League starter in the suggested line-ups. Big Ash will have to allow Rafa to sell and to buy this summer. The big question will be, “Who wants to come to Newcastle?”

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 4, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #9

    The good thing about Rafa being here is that the potential quality of player to come could be higher than with most other managers in same role. Add that to Premier League status, should we make it, it could work well. The only sticking point is that better players demand better wages, and I really hope we try and show some ambition.

    A win tomorrow would get us that bit closer.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 4, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #10

    With the thauvin cash, we made about £40+ million this season from player sales, add to some more player sales there should be at least £60-70mil available tic spend in the summer

  • LewSpi v2.0

    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #11


    And that’s before further investment, I’m of the firm belief we need at least 9 figures.

  • firebug666

    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Rafa Bingo






    3-0 Toon Win

  • firebug666

    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #13

    This is not good news if true:

    Turkish newspaper Fotospor report that Barlaser has been offered to Super Lig champions Besitkas. And, if manager Senol Gunes decides that he could make the grade at the Vodafone Arena, the former Turkish youth international could leave Tyneside after just two senior appearences.


  • MadisonToon

    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #14

    . . . . . . . . . . . . Darlow . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    . Anita . Lascelles . Hanley . Dummett .
    . . . . . . . Shelvey . . . Hayden . . . . . . . .
    . Ritchie . . . . . Perez . . . . . . . . . . Atsu .
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gayle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Just one change from Ed’s side with Atsu coming in. I think we need pace and he’ll help significantly.

  • Sazzer

    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Rafa certainly open up moves for spanish players like Camacho, Benat, Parejo, Illarramendi and maybe a top youngster like Marcos Llorente if backed by enough funds.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 4, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Brighton take an early lead.

  • mindshaft

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #17

    60 – 70 million!!!! think you might need a reality check – we have fat Ash in charge , he will only spend money we already have, possibly 30 million, anything else will need to be generated by player sales

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I calculated the figures during last summer on a thread, taking into account all the information we then knew and it came out to be around £40m we should have to spend before sales, if we’re still operating on the money generated by the club will be spent on the club as the manager wishes model, which we have no reason to believe is no longer the case.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #19

    How much does the snowflake bbc hate us?


  • AncientC

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #20

    The Sissoko money is being made in installments – we will only have £6 million from that sale. The Thauvin sale is probably not money upfront either.

    I have no idea where the money is going to come from; aside from player sales. It’s not like Ashley is short of money, but he isn’t exactly forthcoming with it.

  • magspuggy

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #21

    In regards to sissoko.

    Would the “Alleged ‘ installments not be payed in full if he’s sold by spur’s

    I don’t think its unrealistic to think rafa will have access to a minimum of £50 million and hopefully double that including money from sales.

    Who will be available and willing to join us will be the crux of it imho

    Exciting times ahead.


    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #22

    No one factoring in the loss in revenue from being in the Championship and that we already had to borrow an extra 30 mill from Ashley to cover costs before Jan

    Realistically we have no idea what to expect come summer in terms of funds


    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #23

    I read that article u posted mate, sounds like a whole lot of nonsense and attempted clickbait, barely anyone had heard of Barlaser but now hes a rising star who should be given a chance and Armstrong/Toney shouldnt be out on loan? Danny Owen seems to be a bit of a Prutton type judging by that

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #24



    But my guess is minimal funds will be available.


    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #25

    I honestly havent got a clue what money we will have to spend, I think itll be a modest amount though pushed up by player sales but who knows Rafa will push for a good amount to spend we all know that

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 4, 2017 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #26

    As I said, when i did the number crunching I took everything into account, nothing anybody has mentioned wasn’t taken into account and was based on Ashley making up the shortfall for us to break even this season on operational side.

    There’s no reason to think he’ll call in this £30m. He’s had £129m in debt sitting there for years, interest free, effectively diminishing in value.


    Apr 4, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #27

    How much did we spend last time we were promoted? 4/5 mill if memory serves

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 4, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #28

    What Brighton are doing tonight we must do tomorrow.

  • mindshaft

    Apr 4, 2017 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #29

    In other news, Mackems look down and out

  • toon kk

    Apr 4, 2017 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Hope we can pull off a win tomorrow night. I expect more back and sideways slow boring football but as long as we get the points that the main thing.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #31

    I feel for you toonkk. What could be worse than a dull, uninteresting promotion? It’s just terrible.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s a very mini league ATM. Unless we really knack it up it’s a two-team playoff for the pride of being top. Wouldn’t bet on that one though.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #33

    9 top players is a bit fanciful and not at all necessary I think. The squad is full of hard running and competent players and has all positions covered, and all could do a job in a decent epl squad. I think we need an injection of about 5 quality players in select positions to compete for a top half epl finish. Primarily striker, winger and central mid, and then fullback, centre back and attacking mid if De Jong hasn’t proved his fitness.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Being optimistic for the mackems they have four winnable games left at best. And the stars would all have to line up for two of them ha ha. I reckon their total will be 28 points or less at season end, so their fans should consider updating their satnavs early for stadiums they haven’t visited yet. Ho ho ho. Maybe we could organise a leaflet drop by drones over their hole of a ground?

  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #35

    This could be a result of a season. Waving a cheery bye bye to Aston villa. Waving a brief hi-ho there you go as we pass the unwashed in their bus to oblivion. All good 🙂

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Frankly I’d be happy to see any club south of Manchester and Liverpool relegated before the Mackems. There’s something vaguely effete about southern clubs as far as I can tell. Give me a northern outfit any day.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #37


    It all boils down to the slug.


    The drone would in all probability, malfunction, deploy tactical nukes it never knew it possessed then perform a nosedive into the centre circle to put itself out of it’s misery if navigated over the stadium of shite.

  • toon kk

    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #38

    I agree, I’m no Sunderland or boro fan but tbf I’d rather all North east clubs to be in the premier league. .
    They look doomed though.

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 5, 2017 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #39

    Yes, totally, but to keep it real it also must be said that the Mackems are a sadly lacking state of affairs. You know, in the interests of balance and fairness. Ha!

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 5, 2017 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #40

    On a similar theme, I notice Brighton have knocked us off our perch momentarily. I know Chris Hughton is a top football man, and a good bloke, but even so I’d much prefer Huddersfield and Leeds to go up alongside us. Spit and sawdust football towns all three. The best thing about Brighton is Nick Cave.


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