After leaving Stamford Bridge suffering severe concussion in a clash of heads with team-mate Abdoulaye Faye, Smith was given more time to rest by Allardyce and started today's fixture with Mark Viduka and Oba Martins up front.
Nicky Butt will skippering the Magpies as Smith deputy and Big Sam is likely to line-up in a 4-4-2 formation, just what most of the Toon Army wanted to see.
Abdoulaye Faye will set his position in midfield …
Manchester City visit to St. James' Park will start United's second-half campaign this season. The two ‘misplace' manager will sit on the dugout today watching the players work on their tactics. Allardyce and Sven-Göran Eriksson could have been managing the opposite teams this afternoon.
The Swedish manager has stated his interest to manage Newcastle when he finish his contract with the England team, but former Newcastle chairman Freddie Shepherd rejected the Swede’s call. On the …
United's caretaker skipper Alan Smith is doubtful to make appearance against Manchester City tomorrow at St. James' Park. Smudger has to get further examination at the hospital after a colision with team-mate Abdoulaye Faye at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.
“Alan Smith is extremely doubtful for tomorrow night,” said Big Sam on the official site, “Don't forget he was knocked unconscious at Stamford Bridge and had a bad dose of concussion, and it does not look …