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Fans Say Ben Arfa Southampton Certainty

7 years ago
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We asked fans to pick the eleven players for the Newcastle today and the vast majority make Ben Arfa Southampton certainty.

As well as publishing the results of who you think should play against Southampton, we have also put in brackets what percentage of votes each player got before the Manchester United match.

There seems very little dissension as to who should be in the team today with the first eleven clear of the rest.

The two positions most under debate this week see the supporters overwhelmingly go for Anita (76%) to continue in midfield with Cabaye suspended, while a very similar number (77%) see the day has arrived where Ben Arfa must be brought in to give the team creativity in Cabaye’s absence, at the expense of Shola.

Other interesting points see Wiliamson and Coloccini as solid choices in partnership in the middle, while the likes of Papiss Cisse and Steven Tayloe are seen as very much peripheral figures at the moment.

As we know though things can change quickly and it is no sure thing that Alan Pardew will agree with the fans…

100% Krul (98%)
 99% Debuchy (99%)

 99% Remy (96%)
 99% Sissoko (95%)

 99% Tiote (89%)
 96% Gouffran (98%)

 95% Santon (82%)
 94% Williamson (73%)
 89% Coloccini (63%)
 77% Ben Arfa (58%)
 76% Anita (15%)
 34% Shola (33%)

 18% Mapou (45%)
 11% Cisse (22%)

  4% Haidara (19%)

  3% Marveaux (10%)

3% Steven Taylor (8%)
  2% Obertan (3%)
  2% Jonas (2%)
  1% Dummett (3%)

1% Sammy Ameobi (2%)

  1% Elliot (1%)

Betting – NUFC To Win 7/5 – Remy First Goal 6/1 – Gouffran Score Any Time 18/5 – NUFC Win 2-0 12/1

To view all Newcastle v Southampton betting click HERE (Prices can fluctuate up and down)

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