After suffering a 4-0 result against Manchester City top open the Premier League, Newcastle United are looking towards their next matchup with West Ham United to set the ship on course, but they'll be without some key players. On Thursday Alan Pardew ruled out Jonas Gutierrez and mentioned at midfielder Cheik Tiote would be doubtful for the match.
Not only could the Magpies be without those two key starters, but center back Steven Taylor will be serving a red card suspension and with the on going Yohan Cabaye situation, we don't know yet if he'll be held out again meaning the Toon could be without four typical starters in the starting XI, as well as not available as substitutes.
West Ham look like a good side this season, so the Toon will have their work cut out for them, but when was the last time we couldn't say that?
Clock's ticking for Joe Kinnear.