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Six selection dilemmas facing Alan Pardew

6 years ago

Five wins in a row after Sunday’s convincing defeat of West Brom, what next though for Alan Pardew and Newcastle United?

This is where it could get interesting.

Up to now pretty much all of Alan Pardew’s team changes have been forced by injury.

With the odd exception such as Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita, where even the Newcastle manager couldn’t continue to pick them after they’d shown absolutely nothing for so long.

However, this international break could see the two week gap allowing a number of players to return from injury and Alan Pardew having to actually make difficult decisions, rather than having his hand forced in desperation.

So how will Alan Pardew answer these selection posers?

Mehdi Abeid or Cheick Tiote?

Steven Taylor or Paul Dummett to at centre-back?

Massadio Haidara or Paul Dummett at left-back?

Ayoze Perez or Papiss Cisse?

Which two of Sammy Ameobi, Remy Cabella and Rolando Aarons?

What would you do and more importantly what do you think the manager will do – suggestions welcome below.


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