Newcastle United team and subs bench when/if everybody’s available
Interested to see earlier this week, The Mag asking fans what their Newcastle United team would be, once everybody is fit and available, if that ever happens to be the case.
The results of the voting showed one thing very clearly.
Newcastle United have got a very unbalanced squad in terms of quality and strength in depth.
Put it this way, if we had a similar level of options in terms of strikers/goalscorers and creativity as is the case with centre-backs, then I don’t think there is any way Newcastle would be in trouble this season.
All of the percentage voting in The Mag poll is below but these were the 11 to get the biggest support:
99% Martin Dubravka, 98% Fabian Schar, 94% Joelinton, 90%Sean Longstaff, 88% Miguel Almiron, 84% Isaac Hayden, 80% Allan Saint-Maximin, 73% Jamaal Lascelles, 72% Florian Lejeune, 71% Matt Ritchie, 62% Paul Dummett
As you can see, four players (Lascelles, Lejeune, Schar, Dummett) who can only really play in the three centre-back positions in a three/five at the back system. Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez squeezed in the voting because of the other candidates but they are also very capable and I don’t hear concerns expressed by fans when they are selected.
However, no obvious choices for wing-backs apart from Matt Ritchie who is really a winger, whilst up front Joelinton, ASM and Almiron are automatic choices based almost purely on potential and lack of other options.
Below I have chosen my Newcastle United team and subs if/when everybody is fit, not necessarily who I think is our best 11 players but the best 11 who can make up a team:
My Newcastle United Team:
Martin Dubravka, DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Lejeune, Matt Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin
Karl Darlow, Paul Dummett, Jetro Willems, Jonjo Shelvey, Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle, Federico Fernandez
Players Left Out:
Yoshinori Muto, Ki Sung-yeung, Rob Elliot, Emil Krafth, Ciaran Clark, Christan Atsu, Javief Manquillo
The Mag – 4 September 2019:
This is the fans choice of Newcastle United team with everybody available, each player rounded up/down to nearest full percentage point:
99% Martin Dubravka
98% Fabian Schar
88% Miguel Almiron
84% Isaac Hayden
80% Allan Saint-Maximin
73% Jamaal Lascelles
72% Florian Lejeune
71% Matt Ritchie
62% Paul Dummett
37% DeAndre Yedlin
30% Emil Krafth
28% Jetro Willems
26% Jonjo Shelvey
26% Andy Carroll
16% Javier Manquillo
15% Christian Atsu
8% Dwight Gayle
3% Yoshinori Muto
3% Ki Sung-yeung
2% Ciaran Clark
1% Rob Elliot
1% Karl Darlow
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