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Moyes – Everton Well Prepared for Newcastle Game

12:34 pm, Sunday, October 7th, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

David Moyes says his Everton team are well prepared for the upcoming game with Newcastle today, because following their UEFA cup games on Thursday, they are ready and know they have to get the job done on the following Sundays in the premiership.

Let’s take a look at what David had to say.

As a point of interest this is the 1,000th article written for the Newcastle United Blog since we started back on April 23rd, 2007 – we’d like to thank all our readers for their great support of this web site.

Read on :D

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David Moyes - has Everton well prepared for game at Newcastle today

Thursday night’s great UEFA Cup first round success against Metalist Kharkiv was Everton’s third victory in succession.

They arrived back from the Ukraine at 5am on Friday following a delayed flight so Everton’s players had little recovery time before for the 3pm kick-off at St James’s Park today. Everton manager Moyes is however quite upbeat.

“The players are buoyant,” “We’ve prepared very well, the trip away was done first class from start to finish and, but for delay on the way back, it couldn’t have gone any better to plan.”“So we hope that preparation does help. It’s already helped us get one result and hopefully it will help us towards getting a result against Newcastle.”

“We know how it comes Thursday-Sunday in this competition and we know we have to do that, so that’s why we’ve tried to get a bigger squad,”

“Hopefully over the next couple of weeks or so we’ll start to see the return of Tim Cahill, James Vaughan and possibly Tommy Gravesen so by the end of the international break there’s a good chance we will be much closer to getting everyone in the squad back fit.”

“I feel that we’re getting through without feeling that we’ve hit top form yet. There’s been signs and periods in the last couple of games that we’re beginning to get a little bit better but we know that we are still looking to get to what we consider as fully on song.”

“(The win) will be a big boost because something we’ve never really done well is get through the first round of a cup competitions so we’ve got ourselves through and we will be able to utilize the squad and see how people do.

“But I’m looking forward to the challenge we’ve got.”

The draw for the group stages of the UEFA Cup takes place on Tuesday in Nyon, Switzerland when Everton will find out who their next round opponents will be.

David continued:

“The win is not as significant as maybe a lot of people would put it,”

“Let’s be fair, we’ve won a qualifier of the UEFA Cup and that’s all that was. My ambitions are to try and go on and get to a final so if that was the height of what I thought was the top then it wouldn’t be very high.”

“To put it into perspective, the importance of the game was we wanted to get through.” “To everybody it looked a pretty easy game on paper but it turned out to be far from that.”

It’s difficult for teams to keep going through multiple top games like this, and although Everton are a good team, they haven’t yet got the size of squad or experience to be consistently good. That’s what Newcastle hope is for this specific game :D But we all know this will not be easy and David Moyes’ teams never give up. It should be a great game.

Comments very welcome.



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bill F // Oct 7, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    Congratulations Ed, keep up the good work. Anyone seen what the team is for today?

  • 2 Graeme // Oct 7, 2007 at 12:57 PM

    Congrats Ed, lets just hope the Toon mark the milestone with a significant win today. Everton will be no pushovers, but I think we have the team to take the 3 points.

  • 3 Big Sam Fan // Oct 7, 2007 at 12:59 PM

    Congrats Ed. You have a great blog here. does anyone know where i can watch game on??

  • 4 malaysian youngster // Oct 7, 2007 at 1:40 PM

    i also want to know where can watch.

  • 5 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 2:15 PM

    hey guys right now i can’t seem to find a working a stream for the game but as soon as ia find one will post a link for u guys ;)

    PS: Interesting team Sam is putting out today.

  • 6 Big Sam Fan // Oct 7, 2007 at 2:38 PM

    i like the look of the team

  • 7 Lull // Oct 7, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Congrats Ed! Thanks for this superb blog. A win today would be a nice celebration :)

  • 8 leo // Oct 8, 2007 at 5:05 PM

    well done

    my bro had a bet on for the match that it would be 3-1 just a pound, 16-1 he was gutted when that silly goal was conceeded on the 90th minute…




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