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If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes come Sunday afternoon, who would you pick to take on Aston Villa at St James’ Park? Who replaces Cabaye in midfield? Does Papiss Cisse start up front? Does Demba Ba come straight back into the team? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Krul

Simpson – Coloccini – Williamson – Santon

Obertan – Guthrie – Taylor – Gutierrez

Ba – Cisse

I’d stick with the same back five that did so well against Blackburn in the week, as they coped with the threat posed by an improved Rovers side very well.

I’d play Obertan on the right ahead of Ben Arfa, as the former Marseille man tends to neglect his defensive duties too often. The threat of having two strikers up front should cover the lack of Ben Arfa’s creative presence.

Of course, I’d play Cisse and Ba from the beginning of the game, with Shola Ameobi and Leon Best dropping to the bench. They know each other from international duty and shouldn’t take long to strike up a good partnership for Newcastle.

Do you agree? Leave a comment below and have your say!

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  1. Davfcd

    Please pick your under12 side lol only joking can’t wait to come up there Sunday

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  2. ds

    Krul

    Simmo willo colo santon

    Obertoon guthrie abeid hba

    Best ba

    With cisse comin on at 60 mins

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  3. GLEN FROM GOSPORT

    KRUL
    SIMPSON-COLO-WILLO-SANTON
    TAYLOR-GUTHRIE-PERCH-JONAS
    BEST-BEN ARFA

    BA AND CISSE TO COME ON AS SUBS TO WIN THE MATCH

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  4. Vassilis Koukoulis

    Cisse might needs some bench time to settle and after seen what Perch can do on Tiote's position I would go for the following formation to start with and putting a lot of emphasis on the bench if need to change it
    Krul
    Simpson Williamson Coloccini Santon

    Obertan Perch Guthrie Jonas

    Ben Arfa Ba

    Subs: R Taylor, Best, Gosling, Cisse, Ferguson, Elliot, Vuckic

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  5. Hafliði Iceland

    .Krul
    Simpson Colo Williamsson Santon

    Ben Arfa Gosling Guthrie Jónas

    .Ba Cisse

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  6. Chris

    I’d go with two changes to your side. Taylor on the right for Obertan as I don’t rate him and put Ben Arfa in the middle to add some creativity there.

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  7. Tommy

    I would Leave Simpson out ! move Santon to the right and play Gutierrez at left full back, I would move play obertan on the right and play Vuckic on the left. Ba for sure with Ben Arfa, leave Cisse on the bench, in the middle sorry but Guthrie and Perch or Gosling.

    Krul, Santon Williamson Collocini Guitierez
    Perch Guthrie
    Obertan BenArfa Vuckic
    Ba

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  8. James c

    I will be happy of that’s Pardews starting 11 , I think Ben Arfa will be much better with Cisse and BA ahead of him but I think obertan should get a start after his goal and his pace can torture warnock .

    Time for obertan to fulfill his potential and use that pace

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  9. BUDGIE

    Ben Arfa for Guthrie Taylor for Obertan should do it.Defensive cover on right and more creativity in midfield.

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  10. wardski

    Krul

    Simpson Willo Colo Santon

    Taylor Perch Guthrie Jonas

    Ben Arfa
    Ba

    Perch to sit back and play the holding role. Taylor for the free kicks and HBA for a free role to express himself. 1st change to be Cisse for HBA if dominating or Guthrie if we need a break through.

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