Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How Will Magpies Respond?

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

How Will Magpies Respond?

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SO where do you start following a result like Newcastle's defeat to Manchester City.

After John Carver watched his side get flushed down the proverbial toilet, live on TV no less, how does he prepare them for a crucial clash against Aston Villa tomorrow? Tim Sherwood's latest side will be in town looking to pick up points and may well add to the pressure slowly building at St James' Park.

One would hope Newcastle will be able to offer a bit more up front.

Pappis Cisse needs service if he is to find the back of the net and there should be more chances in this one than at the Etihad.

You can get 9/2 for him to net first or 29/20 for him to score at any time.

After dismal performances all round last week, this is a chance for many players to redeem themselves.

There could be a chance Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran could be hooked after suffering the brunt of the backlash - and with local lad Jack Colback in the sin bin this could be the time for Mehdi Abeid to really make a name for himself. …

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