If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tonight when Everton come to town, who would you pick for the game against the Toffees? Who replaces Danny Simpson at right-back? Who fills the injury-hit midfield? Does Demba Ba play despite the rumours about his future or do we try and move on without him? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Krul

Perch Williamson Coloccini Santon

Tiote Bigirimana

Cisse Marveaux Obertan

Ba

I’d slot James Perch in at right-back for the injured Simpson, with Mike Williamson coming back in at centre back. Options are thin in the defence and the sooner Mathieu Debuchy signs, the better off we can be.

The rest of the line-up would be the same that played against Arsenal for me, as they did brilliantly up until they ran out of legs against the fitter and fresher Gunners. The formation seemed to work and Marveaux was excellent just behind the front man.

The main decision though is whether Demba Ba has played his last game for Newcastle. There are strong rumours he is set to be left out tonight as he looks to move away from the north-east, but if there’s any chance of him staying then obviously he should start up front.

If Ba does sit this one out, I’d go with Shola Ameobi up front and keep Cisse on the right. If needs be, the 4-4-2 option with Shola and Cisse up front is always there for consideration too.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and have your say!

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  1. Simon Barker

    i think santon is the man to deal with banies and pinnar (excuse the spelling) so he my right back. With great performances throughout the season and the best crosser we have fergie deserves a start. With willo coming back this leaves us with perch playing his best possition for me, centre mid with bigi and tiote, a ball winning midfield to compete with gibson and the big belge. Marv has been the best player for me currently so stick him wide right but he has to help the full back with banes runs forward. Demba is one of the few goal scorers this season and with nothing final you HAVE to pick him and pappis. So:

    Krul
    santon willo colo fergie
    perch tiote bigi
    marv ba cisse

    HWTL.

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  2. simon barker

    i think santon is the man to deal with banies and pinnar (excuse the spelling) so he my right back. With great performances throughout the season and the best crosser we have fergie deserves a start. With willo coming back this leaves us with perch playing his best possition for me (centre mid) with big and tiote. Marv deserves a start as he's one of our best players last few weeks, however he has to protect the full back with banes runs forward. Despite speculation demba has been on of few goal scorers this term and HAS to play along with pappis. So:

    Krul
    santon willo colo fergie
    perch tiote bigi
    marv ba cisse

    HWLT

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  3. peter

    I think that is what AP will do too – but I think there is better:
    Krul
    Perch Williamson Coloccini Santon
    Obertan Tiote, Bigirimana Ferguson
    Marveaux
    Ba
    My thinking is that we need less finishers who aren't finishing and more assisters who can create or deliver opportunities. Ba is our only player who can finish and is actually doing so, while O's running at players at least pulls their structure apart and may open up possibilities, while yg Fergie's crosses may create something for Ba to turn in. A pity Perch has to be wasted shoring up our sad excuse of a backline. While the other young lads missed their chance to have a shot with their capitulation in Bordeaux – now isn't the time for them to have another chance.
    On another note, the club SHOULD let Shameobi go to join Nigeria …and with blessings – he won't get many more opportunities (and its not as if he is soooo special for us), plus not letting him go may send a bad message to those players we hope to recruit to the cause, such as Douglas or Remy.

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  4. Stew B

    Krul

    Santon williamson coloccini ferguson

    Perch tiote bigirimana

    Obertan Cisse Marveaux

    If anita’s fit id play him in the midfield three, push perch back to right back and switch santon back go left back

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