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The 11 Newcastle Players The Fans Think Should Take On Cardiff

8 years ago

Is this Premier League season really only six matches old?

The feeble collapse against Hull and the embarrassing first half at Everton are enough to age anybody.

On the other hand we have seen glimpses of hope with the Villa performance, second half at Everton and cracking goals such as those from Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye.

On top of this we’ve had injury, suspension and even a strike in only half a dozen outings.

Things should be settling down now but instead we have some really interesting feedback from you.

Early this morning we asked for you pick your eleven players to face Cardiff.

Every single person agreed on two things; Cabaye should definitely play and Shola most definitely should not.

In between those two extremes these were the votes for each player;

100% Cabaye
 99% Coloccini
 99% Remy
 96% Krul
 81% Ben Arfa
 77% Sissoko
 75% Anita
 73% Gouffran
 70% Debuchy
 69% Santon
 55% Dummett
 54% Williamson
 37% Cisse
 33% Tiote
 29% Mapou
 26% Steven Taylor
 11% Marveaux
  9% Jonas
  5% Elliot
  1% Gosling
  1% Obertan
  0% Shola

There are all kinds of issues showing up here;

Mapou lost the plot against Everton and is now losing a three way battle with Williamson and Taylor; a massive problem that there is no obvious candidate to partner Coloccini.

Dummett just makes it into the top eleven and is winning favour as Santon and Debuchy are struggling for form.

Remy is easily first choice up front but then there is confusion as to who should play from Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Cisse and Sissoko, with Anita and Tiote also fighting for places in the team

Despite a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, Tim Krul still carries overwhelming support to play his way back into top form.

If you take the top ten above and add Williamson rather than Dummett then you have a team, whether it corresponds with Alan Pardew’s remains to be seen.

Top Tips – NUFC To Win 21/10 – Cabaye To Score First Goal 16/1 – Remy To Score First 13/2 – NUFC To Keep Clean Sheet 5/2
To view all Cardiff v Newcastle betting click HERE (Prices can fluctuate up and down)


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