Alan Pardew Taking Europe Seriously
A nineteen man squad has flown out today;
Romain Amalfitano, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Yohan Cabaye, Adam Campbell, Papiss Cisse, Dan Gosling, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Harper, Tim Krul, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, James Perch, Davide Santon, Danny Simpson, James Tavernier, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson
You could argue that with not the biggest squad in the world he had to take a decent amount of first teamers but he could start with a team along the following lines;
Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Perch, Santon, Obertan, Jonas, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Cisse
That team would only have Tiote, Ba and the suspended Ben Arfa missing.
Maybe Alan is taking this Europa League a bit more seriously than we were led to believe….
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