So Newcastle United are back at it, traveling to The Hawthorns with the hope that they can forget their late (like seconds left) late defeat on Boxing Day by Everton. As that match was a mere 48 hours ago, it will give Steve McClaren a chance to rotate some players and, I don't know, change some things on a meaningful level that will lead to earning more points, which is something that I hear happens in other places.
The long-term view of this match tells us that we are in dire need of a victory (you know, that whole relegation zone thing) while it also tells us that there is a whole half of a season left to get points so effort and "progress" will be good enough because of course #tiredbodies and all that. Whatever. This is going to suck. My recommendation is to start drinking heavily. And jump in the comments. We can virtually hug each other when it goes pear-shaped.
TEAM NEWS: Here is how Newcastle United will line up at @WBAFCofficial today (kick-off 3pm GMT) #NUFC #WBA pic.twitter.com/pkY5uV4kx4— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 28, 2015
#WBA team v @NUFC: Myhill; Olsson, Yacob, Evans, Morrison, Anichebe, Brunt, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Sessegnon. https://t.co/78i4tCzhuQ— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) December 28, 2015
Date & Time: December 28, 2015 1500 GMT (0700 PST, 1000 EST)
Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Players to watch: Rob Elliot
TV Information: None
Stream Information: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), Other countries and links can be found here.