Welcome one and all to yet another Sunday afternoon ‘Game On’ article, which this time will see us do battle with Roy Hodgson’s West Bromwich Albion.
Generally speaking we rarely turn up these days when we travel to the Hawthorns, but with the incentive of cementing 6th place and catching up with 5th place should we finally put in a performance that we know we are capable of.
Speaking of putting in performances, West Brom have become rather adept at doing such a thing against us. We used to strike fear into them and pick up points at home and away, but times change and so have our fortunes against the Baggies in recent years.
No more background or build up is needed for this match. It’s been done in the previous couple of days and you can read it by clicking here or here. The first one is our now regular stat-attack while the second one is my match preview. Cast your eyes over both if you have the time.
Team news is below but now it’s up to the boys of NUFC to do the talking where it counts – on the pitch. Hopefully they’ll give us something to cheer today.
Howay the lads!
West Brom: Ben Foster, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell, Peter Odemwingie, Youssuf Mulumbu, James Morrison, Keith Andrews, Jerome Thomas, Marc-Antoine Fortuné
Subs: Luke Daniels, Paul Scharner, Simon Cox, Shane Long, Chris Brunt, Craig Dawson, Nickey Shorey
Newcastle: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, James Perch, Hatem Ben Arfa, Danny Guthrie, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse.
Subs: Rob Elliot, Davide Santon, Mehdi Abeid, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Shola Ameobi