Who Picks The Team - Pardew Or Dummett?

Last updated : 02 December 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Howey has told Paul Dummett "decide if you’re a central defender or left back and stick with it".

Howey: “I made my final switch early in my career and it was superb for me.

“I feel Dummett is ready to settle down now.

“It’s no good being a jack of all trades and master of none. That condemns you to being the perfect sub.

“In my day Steve Watson was an excellent player but he played all over the place and never really made one position his own.

“Paul must pick his position and master it. He has the ability to become a regular.

“For me Dummett’s future is without question at the heart of the defence where he has looked immaculate of late.”

All very well but who picks the team?

Howey himself started at Newcastle as a striker and Ossie Ardiles moved him to the heart of the defence.

Did he tell Ossie (the Newcastle manager at the time) "Hang on! I'm a striker"?

He did what he was told ... and that is what Dummett will do.