We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Southampton?
We put together a list of the 22 players who could potentially be selected for this 3pm Saturday afternoon kick-off.
An excellent response and some clear messages back from supporters.
There are four overwhelming selections with Lascelles (99%), Dubravka (96%), Dummett (96%) and Ritchie (94%).
Then we have another five who are very well supported in Diame (87%), Lejuene (86%), Gayle (85%), Yedlin (83%) and Shelvey (77%).
It then gets more interesting with the last two choices.
Fans continue to struggle to find positive choices in the forward position, so while Gayle (85%) has been supported, it is Mikel Merino (57%) who makes the cut, rather than more forward players such as Perez (42%) and Joselu (15%).
As for the final place in the team…apologies, as some dope has included the injured Islam Slimani by mistake, instead of Kenedy.
So in the voting, Murphy (56%) has just edged out Atsu (55%).
However, making an executive decision after out mistake, I have included Kenedy, who definitely would have been selected ahead of the other two wingers,.
So this is the fans choice team, in a suggested formation, considering the lack of an obvious striker/number 10…
Here is the percentage support for each player from the thousands of votes cast:
99% Jamaal Lascelles
96% Martin Dubravka
96% Paul Dummett
94% Matt Ritchie
87% Mohamed Diame
86% Florian Lejeune
85% Dwight Gayle
83% DeAndre Yedlin
77% Jonjo Shelvey
57% Mikel Merino
56% Jacob Murphy
55% Christian Atsu
42% Ayoze Perez
20% Islam Slimani
17% Ciaran Clark
17% Isaac Hayden
9% Javier Manquillo
8% Chancel Mbemba
3% Karl Darlow
3% Massadio Haidara
2% Rob Elliot
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