Hello strangers. Firstly let me apologise for the lack of content. I’ve been a bit busy with work and after the “performance” of last weekend I didn’t much feel like going over it again.
So what’s happened in a week? Not a great deal really. Lots of stories of heated discussions on the training ground with home truths being told apparently yielding a response from the players which is all well and good but if actually quite like to see a response on the pitch, as I’m sure others would do to.
In the way today are Crystal Palace who are now under the stewardship of former Magpie boss Alan Pardew allowing a section of fans the chance to hero worship him up close and personal after spending all week reading the history he’ll have no doubt been rewriting.
It’s ‘no win’ for McClaren today. Not that I’m his largest fan, he will find himself either preciding over a victory which shpuld be expected as despite our struggles some seem to think we are still a club that should be beating the likes of Crystal Palace. Or we lose and it will be a case of Alan Pardew getting one over on his former club which – just to clarify – he was absolutely awful at doing just that during his time with United.
Team news today will be provided by my good self and I shall look to get it published shortly after 2pm. You’ll find it at the bottom of this article.
If it’s a stream you’re looking for then your best bet will be to have a look in the ‘comments’ section as there are regular contributors who will gladly share links to watch the game.
After last week, and Bournemouth, the performance needs to be much better. Palace may have lost to Sunderland but Pardew’s side didn’t deserve that and played much better than the results suggest. We’ll need to be sokid at the back, strong in the middle and clinical up front if we are to get anything from this one.
Howay the lads!
Crystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Papa Souare, James McArthur, Yohan Cabaye, Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie, Connor Wickham
Subs: Julian Speroni, Martin Kelly, Joe Ledley, Mile Jedinak, Lee Chung-Yong, Marouane Chamakh, Patrick Bamford
Newcastle: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummet, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini, Daryl Janmaat, Georginio Wijnaldum, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Moussa Sissoko, Ayoze Perez, Papiss Cisse
Subs: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Yoan Gouffran, Jamaal Lascelles, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic