Newcastle vs Everton PreView – Newcastle Win



Newcastle have a very important home game against Everton today that has a normal 3pm KO, and it will be a tough game.

However we feel that at the end of the game Newcastle should win reasonably comfortably.

Let’s see why.

We think Newcastle have a lot going for them today:

  • Everton played on Thursday night in the Ukraine and should be tired, at least towards the end of the game.
  • Newcastle had both a poor result and a poor performance last time out against Man City and will want to appease their fans (and manager).
  • Newcastle are at home where they have won 3 and drawn one and conceded only a single goal while scoring 6.
  • Cacapa will be back from injury and add both stability and experience to the defense.
  • We have lacked creativity in midfield recently and Emre is back and ready to play having been the star man for the reserves on Tuesday night.

Right from the first whistle we expect Newcastle will be after Everton and fans can expect 100% effort rom each and very player involved. We think again the key to victory is a solid defensive performance because our attack should always be able to score goals. We don’t know what the team will be, but hope Sam will include Enrique and Emre, which will allow our midfield to include creative players N’Zogbia and Emre.

We’d like to see Sam play a 4-4-2 formation because it always looks like we lose control of central midfield when we are playing 4-3-3, and don’t use the wingers we have effectively. We’re hoping that Enrique starts and that Milner and N’Zogbia are on the wings. If we play Emre in central midfield, that will give the Magpies a lot of attacking flair and creativity going forward. We have lacked flair this season in too many games.

In defense we should have probably our best back four playing in Beye, Cacapa, Rozehnal and Enrique. Sam has stressed this week about the fact that Everton will be tired from thair European jaunt, whether they show it initially or not. But eventually Sam reckons Everton will tire and we have to take full advanatge. Aston Villa beat West Ham United yesterday to go to 14 points and we can match them and go above Everton if we can win the game today.

Depending on some of the other results, it’s possible we could go back to 5th place in the league with a win. A defeat is almost unthinkable and a draw would be disappointing. Cacapa will return from injury and Faye, Enrique and Emre all came though the full 90 minutes for the reserves in their 2-2 draw at Man City on Tuesday night.

The readers of our Newcastle United Blog selected the following team for the game with Everton.

Beye Cacapa Rozehnal Enrique
Milner Butt Emre N’Zogbia
Viduka Martins

Subs: Harper, Taylor, Geremi, Smith, Faye

There is no Michael Owen in the squad but we half expect him to be named as a substitute becasue he has trained yesterday and Friday. But we certainly don’t expect him to start. Depending on the state of the game he may be brought on in the second half as a substitute. If he is brought on, we hope it’s because of what’s happening in the game and not becasue McClaren would like him to get playing time before the England game against Estonia next Saturday at Wembley. Both Michael and the club have lost enough over the last 20 months through bending over backwards to appease England’s wishes.

This is the last game before the international break and our next game will be two weeks tomorrow, when we entertain Tottenham at St James’ on 22nd October. We can help with Martin Jol’s problems by winning that game too. But first things first, and a win today is a great possibility for us – and we have to take it. We would predict a 2-0 win but a win and a clean sheet have to be the target against the Toffees.

Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, N’Zogbia, Enrique, Rozehnal, Taylor, Cacapa, Faye, Edgar, Beye, Milner, Geremi, Butt, Smith, Pattison, Viduka, Martins, Ameobi, Owen.

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Stubbs, Lescott, Yobo, Baines, Valente, Arteta, Osman, Neville, Carsley, Pienaar, Anichebe, Yakubu, Johnson, McFadden, Jagielka, Wessels.

Finally we’d like to welcome the Toffees supporters to our blog, and although this preview is written very much from a Newcastle viewpoint, we invite your opinions and comments. Great result on Thursday night in the Ukraine.

Team news and team to follow. Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Me Toon

    Oct 7, 2007 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Anything else than 3 points today for Newcastle United is a disaster. Temas like Everton should always be beaten, specially at home.

  • bluenose

    Oct 7, 2007 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    teams like everton should always be beaten? you were the worst team to visit goodison last season terrible spineless performance far worse than even watford, when you got spanked, with Phil Neville even getting a goal and you scraped a draw at your place with a dodgy offside effort. If you can’t beat derby then …..
    You geordies have short memories roll on 3pm

  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 7, 2007 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    bluenose – we are hoping we are a lot better this season. We’ll see this afternoon. We were hopeless at Derby but that’s just one game and unfortunately against the team at the bottom of the league.

  • Lamesley Mag

    Oct 7, 2007 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s going to be a close game, but I’m going for a Newcastle win because of Everton’s trip to Ukraine in mid week.

    The team selected above looks good although Gerami may replace Butt in midfield! Seeing Milner and Zog on either flank is mouth watering……….

  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 7, 2007 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s going to be hard to take if we cannot get the win. On the team selection – Sam always finds room for Smith so not sure what the team will be – but hopefully it’ll be a little bit more adventurous from Sam.

  • big pea ov the weab

    Oct 7, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    mmmmmmmmm zog on the wing wot a pleasing thought he should tererise the flank today like 2-0 to the toon viduka first goal u heard it first on nufc blog 20 pound ov my hard ernd papers going on it

  • Graeme

    Oct 7, 2007 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    If we have serious European intentions then this is a game we have to win. Everton will also be expecting to play in Europe next year, along with several others and we know they cant all be there. We therefore have to beat them here at the very least.

    Anything other than a Newcastle win is unacceptable. It wont be easy, but I think we will win it 2-0 with Martins and Emre scoring lol

  • Stuart Johnson

    Oct 7, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Teams like Everton should always be beaten and teams like Newcastle should always win trophies…..however….

  • azza jones

    Oct 7, 2007 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    I think that would be the best side except I would take Geremi in the centre instead of butt…..
    I hope we can win but fatigie or not everton are a tough side and I think anichebe will be pumped after last year and maybe everton might sneak a draw.
    Lately we either kill teams by 3-1 or it could be a 1-1…….I wish we could learn to grind out some more results cause we could have beaten middlesborogh with a little more discipline after taking the lead twice….
    fingers crossed and cmon oba…….

  • carl

    Oct 7, 2007 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    2-1 newcastle with martins scoring both.little obas going to explode soon and i see it starting today

  • hadrian

    Oct 7, 2007 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #11

    anyone got a link to the match on tvants? can never get the bloody thing working .

    im going for a 3-1 to the toon, never normally as optimistic , but our lads need to come out all guns blazing today and i think they know it .
    oba with 2 and viduka with 1 .

  • leo

    Oct 7, 2007 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #12

    viduka is out!!! damn

  • tommyinaustralia

    Oct 7, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #13

    whats the team?!?

  • ChrisL

    Oct 7, 2007 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #14

    On the evidence of this season so far from both teams, it’s not going to be a memorable match. So lets get the 3 points today & be happy with that.

    Come on the Toon!


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