Who do you think should be in the Newcastle team v West Brom?
With Williamson and Janmaat ‘opting out’ following their dismissals at Leciester last Saturday, the options shrink even further.
Despite John Carver trying to put a positive spin of the ‘cavalry are on their way’ in the shape of Aarons and Cisse, the very most we can hope for is they could sneak a place on the bench, but surely that must carry a major health warning for both of them considering their combined comeback game time is the 45 minutes Aarons had for the reserves on Tuesday.
After 8 defeats in a row something needs to change….a new approach and maybe some changes out of the ordinary.
I suggest the team below which includes:
Lubomir Satka – surely with no other options we have to play this young defender rather than trying to force another square peg into a round hole?
Jonas at left-back – add a bit of height to the defence and a bit more physicality than Anita.
Anita – push him into the midfield and hopefully he can help Newcastle keep a bit of possession.
Ameobi – you could pick any of him, Obertan or Cabella but at least Sammy has some height for helping to defend set-pieces.
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After John Carver’s press conference on Thursday, it looks like the following are the choices available to fill the eleven shirts on Saturday at the King Power stadium:
Definitely Available: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Colback, Anita, Coloccini, Gouffran, Ameobi, Cabella, Perez, Gutierrez, Ferreyra, Woodman, Obertan, Sissoko, Riviere, Satka, Kemen, Abeid
Possibles: Dummett (waiting for result of scan), Armstrong (calf injury)
Might be OK for bench but not starting 11: Cisse, Aarons
Definitely out: Janmaat, Williamson, de Jong, Elliot, Steven Taylor, Alnwick, Haidara, Tiote
I predict the line-up and formation below.
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