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This Could Be Newcastle’s Best Team Against Cardiff


The questions about the starting line up today center around who will be the upfront striker and who will fill in for the injured DeAndre Yedlin at right back.

Joselu had a good game last week in the 2-1 defeat at home to Spurs, scored and could well keep his place.

And normally we would expect specialist right-back Javier Manquillo to come in for Yedlin.

But with the five new players (compared to earlier this year) all pushing for a starting place, we may see some surprises today.

Javier Manquillo – could start today

Here’s a team that could start today.

Dubravka
Manquillo Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Shelvey Diame
Ritchie Perez Kenedy
Rondon

Some changes to the team could be a start for Jacob Murphy whose brother Josh plays for Cardiff – but we doubt that.

And Joselu could keep his place up front after his decent performance last week.

Ki Sung-yueng could also force his way into central midfield in place of Diame.

What do you think the team should be?

And fans are confident we can win this game.

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If we don’t, it will be a disappointment.

Comments welcome.


11 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    HWTL.
    Ashley Out.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Joselu is our top scorer this season.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, I liked that poll earlier in the week where we could choose several options. I wonder if it’s possible to do something similar with the squad so we can choose the players we want and you can collate the results, giving an overall picture of the team the blog would play?

    It may be too much work, I don’t know what’s involved in it. If so, forget it.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Shameless plug time

    Cullercoats harbour day today. It’s match day, so I know most here will be watching the game but it’s a great family event, loads of activities, food, drink, music right on Cullercoats Bay.

    It’s to support the Cullercoats lifeboat, a fantastic institution often gainfully employed to pull the region’s kids off cliffs after they get cut off by the tide.

    If you want your children / grandchildren to be rescued in the future, come along

    ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    HWTL
    Tsunki IN!!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    “” Sunderland’s current owners have revealed the club spent £1,000 a month on plastic plants under its previous owners””

    And still they could not fill the stadium!

    2
  • AncientC

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Jib, quick question, would you regard this as racist? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-gave-birth-control-to-ethiopian-jews-without-their-consent-8468800.html

    Apologies to the blog, just specifically intended for Jib. Not hoping to railroad the conversation. Just making a point.

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  • AncientC

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #8

    I have high hopes for Manquillo, he just needs to raise his concentration levels. This is the best chance he is ever going to get to start and keep his place—with improved performances. I would like to think Manquillo will make the RB slot his own after today… if he plays that is.

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  • Jib

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    AC
    Netanyahu and Corbyn are both racists

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Ancient C……….. Corbyn commented on the Facebook Group ” Palestine Live” which was an anti – Semitic organisation set up to make anti – Semitic comments. He used the word “Zios” which is a term used amongst the Hamas sympathisers and clearly racist.

    He has made many racist comments against Isreal and Jews in general which is why even members of his own party realise that this terrorist sympathising non patriotic half wit is clearly not the man to lead our country.

    The fact that you are such a fan of this traitor tells me that you are also not to be trusted and in your quest to try and spread positive propaganda on behalf of such an a… hole on a footy blog makes you a worthless individual worthy of zero respect.

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  • giimps

    Aug 18, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Can we please stop this “is he racist, isn’t he racist ” they are politicians and I wouldn’t believe any of them if they told me it was raining without looking out of the window first, All liars, hypocrites and what is good for them one day may be reversed the next.
    Back to the footy, I’m going for a win today, hopefully Rondon starts as we should give him more shooting chances than he was getting at W brom, I worry though for Manquillo ,hopefully Lascelles drops across to cover if we’re being attacked down that side and Ritchie plays another blinder.
    0-2 to the Geordie boys HWTL

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