The Premier League season rolls on as Michael Laudrup's Swansea take on sturggling-for-form Newcastle United. Let's talk each other through this.
The Club was not prepared to allow Papiss to travel to Niger as this would have been detrimental to his clinical condition.
In accordance with FIFA Regulations the Club was more than happy for the player to be examined in England by a doctor of the Federation's choice in order to validate the player's medical condition.
The Federation did not take this option and instead contacted FIFA to ask them to apply the Regulation that effectively prevents Papiss from playing this weekend.
--from NUFC.co.uk regarding Papiss Cisse's exclusion from today's match
That answers a couple of questions, one regarding today's match: FIFA have sided with the Senegal Football Association regarding Papiss and as such have ruled him out for today's match.
Swansea City (4-4-2 or 4-5-1): Tremmel | Rangel, Williams, Monk (c), Davies | Britton, de Guzman, Dyer, Hernandez | Michu, Shechter.
So as anticipated, Shane Ferguson gets his shot on the left. We'll see how Shola is feeling after a midweek flight across the pond and back. Let's get at it. The club depends on a lively live thread today!
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What will be the result of this match?
Newcastle win (7 votes)
Draw (4 votes)
Swansea win (3 votes)
14 total votes