Guthrie and Enrique Back For Everton Game


It looks like we will have Jose Enrique and Danny Guthrie back for our game at Everton on Sunday afternoon.



Jose Enrique – back for Everton game – good

Jose Enrique has had an unsteady start to the season, just like last season, but we expect this lad to come good, sooner rather than later. Keegan had asked the Spanish Under-21 international to lose some weight over the summer, but it looks like he overdid it and had to be built up again. You cannot blame Jose for that.

Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I have had a long chat with Chris Hughton and our medical team and the only one of the injured players we are likely to have back at Everton on Sunday is Jose Enrique.”

“This will give us a boost, as will having Danny Guthrie back from suspension.”

Jose needs games, and with his injury clearing up we hope he can get a good long run in the side, and start to show the form of late last season. There’s no doubt Jose has it in him to be a good player for Newcastle, and you cannot fault his attitude, but now’s the time for him to show just  how good he is.

Kinnear added:

“Unfortunately, the key players we’ve got missing could make us a better side. Chris says there are six players who, if fit, could be in the team.

“We’ve also not got the strongest bench.”

But unfortunately that’s he way it is and that’s because the Recruitment team didn’t get the job done during the summer. They brought in some good players, but just not enough of them to increase the size of our squad.

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66 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Good news!

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Our midfield has been bad again recently so it could be good having Guthie back.
    Enrique can play well but as we know he can be bad too and the opposition have a habit of picking on him as a weak spot in our defence.

    Unfortunately our weak spot in defence at the minute is our back four!

    Seriously though the team spirit, fighting spirit and team play must improve.

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  • SuperShearer

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #3

    We need Jonas and Beye back…but then we will probably have lost a couple more. Ever the optimist.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Taylor has and always will be the weak spot in our defence.

    He needs to be dropped!

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  • lesh

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Very percerptive Joe and dare I say it, a slap for ‘the Recruitment team who didn’t get the job done in the summer.

    Who, I wonder, was/ is in charge of the the Recruitment team and if he/ they is/ are still on the payroll, why so?

    Surley that failure’s contributed to the club’s position today.

    Sorry all, but I do know that if I’d cocked up that big and brought my employing company to its knees as well it being a laughing stock, I think I’d have been out of the door faster than I could have said P45!!

    Why are these people being shielded by Ashley?

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Lesh – cos they didnt do a bad job!? …..

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    The cock-up was Ashley employing KK in a position that he cudnt handle .. subsequently suffering the fall out when he walked ..

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes TT,he needs a little bit of benchwarming and couple of games in the reserves.

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  • neeraj

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #9

    with enrique we can comfortably go for a 5-3-2 combination, with enrique and beye as our wing backs

    given
    beye tayls colo bassong enrique

    duff guthrie n’zog

    owen xisco

    subs- geremi, butt, godsmark etc

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Tom Toon .. i am deffo unsure about Taylor .. ideally wud prefer to see Bassong and Collicini in the centre with Beye and Enrique at full back .. have to free zog to play in midfield .. with gutherie and barton, guttirez out right and martins and owen up front .. although i could be tempted to play xisco with owen and bring martins on as sub . . if i had to use taylor would do everything possible to stick him a right back .. admitedly we would not benefit on that flank going foward as he cannot cross and does not know how to attack from that position, but at least hes not in the centre ..

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  • lesh

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Surely getting rid of more than have been brought in wasn’t very bright was it?

    Among others, Carr went and have we got a recognised right back?

    Where’s the left back that was needed?
    oh and the midfielders
    oh and addtional centre-back we need?

    Ok they brought some goodies in, but were thay all the players we needed and need?

    It appears we’re just a bit thin on the ground… does that mean they did a good job? !

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  • ELFER

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    GOOD! I’m sure colo can sort it out with jose and they can build each other up in matches…looking forward to see our back four horseman in action:

    BEYE-TAYLOR-COLOCCINI-ENRIQUE

    They will be excellent once they all know each other on the field!!!

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    I also think that Taylor may benefit from a break from the first team. Although what I think he needs more than ever is a good kick up the backside.

    It really boils my pish to see him grinning like a goon whenever he makes a mistake – it’s not fecking funny mate. Can you imagine one of the old Man U players doing that with Schmeichel behind them and Keane in front? Given and (much as it pains me to say it) Barton need to start barking out some orders and get this lot to pull their socks up and quit with the smirking.

    I like Taylor and have always defended him in the past, but then again I used to say that the fans should give Bramble a chance and look what he turned out like. 🙁

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Blv the lack of extra players attributed to several controls …… i have no doubt that effort was made to recruit more players .. i just dont think we are that attractive and MA was not prepared to just pay wages over and above the market value of a player .. they wanted players who were hungry .. suspect that there were some issues with Keegan trying to use what power he had to veto certain purchases and certain purchases that Keegan wanted were probably vetoed too (Henry etc) ……. it comes down to a difference of opinion on transfer policy and the faliure of Keegan to respect the structure in place at the club .. he wanted to do what he wanted and if that meant spending cash on Henry / Hypia then he was prepared to do that …… i reckon 4-5 players were lined up that Keegan said no to, or delayed the signature becos of arguments he was having over the type of player we shud be signing …….. it is quite clear that the players who have been signed are either excellent players or excellent prospects altho admit we have not seen much of Xisco – i like the look of him.

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  • samthecat

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    No they didnt do a good job-we needed another left back and we didnt get one, even if they had brought one in over Keegan’s say so at least we would have got one.
    The main aim seems to have been to get a pat on the back from Ashley for not spending any of his money.

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    There’s a good argument that both Coloccini and Taylor could be dropped. Both have been equally as hapless as the other and each has contributed to our downfall defensively.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #17

    TC – I also have an issue with the grinning and general lack of respect for the game that players have ……. i mean, if some has a poor shot they should be fuming and they shud show it, even if their way of dealing with that sort of situation is to make light and grin, that needs to be smacked out of them – they shud be gutted if they miss the target ………. distraught and then the team mates shud collectively pick the player up and drive on again … as you point out Schmeichel and Keane in partic use to go mental with players, remember when Keane pushed Phil Neville over !! .. cos he was so annoyed with hs shoddy performance .. and Neville has 50+ caps for england ..

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ll also be happy to see another centre midfielder in the middle of the park instead of Cacapa or Geremi as long as Guthrie doesn’t get a bit carried away again.

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  • samthecat

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #19

    The structure was quite clear Keegan had the final say according to Mort and Wise and he never seriously tried to sign Henry.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Bowburn – I disagree as Taylor’s positional sense in nonexistence and because of this he is dragging Colo out of position a lot.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry SamTheCat i disagree altho you are welcome to your opinion .. there was a collective failure at the club mainly surrounding Keegan and MA …. and the fallout was that the recruitment team were not able to complete their job .. in my opinon .. i have no proof at all .. and sorry the argument about going in over Keegans head doesnt wash – he probs threatened to walk if they did that so everybodys hands were tied …. Keegan has a lot to answer for ..

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #22

    @ SamThe Cat … So it was Keegans fault then …

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Noo Bowburnmag .. aye, have to say im not sure that Gutherie has got what it takes to be CMF that we need … I think Barton is one, and Guthries game compliments his game but jus not quite sure hes the top quality we need … hope im wrong tho ….

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  • Kevba

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #24

    just been on talksport (hawksby & jacobs) that MA has reduced asking price to £280m?? anyone else heard this?

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  • James!!!

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #25

    dont be soo stupid he has been offered 350mill for it so y wud he reduce the asking price u fool

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  • Dan13

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Doubt it

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  • Dan13

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #27

    How do you know he has been offered it you fool?
    Nobody has said anything about that amount what so ever?

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  • toontony

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Here is some info from the BBC

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    Ashley cuts Newcastle price tag

    Ashley announced he was selling after fan protests
    Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has reduced his asking price for the club from £450m to a figure in the region of £280m to £300m, BBC Sport understands.

    Having paid £133m for the club and paid off its loans, a price of £300m would still leave him with a profit of £50m.

    “Newcastle is a private company and Ashley has no shareholders to consult before accepting a bid,” explained BBC Sports Editor Mihir Bose.

    “In that sense the value of Newcastle is whatever he can get on the market.”

    Ashley only took charge of Newcastle last year but decided to sell after vociferous fan protests following the resignation of manager Kevin Keegan.

    Last week, former Wimbledon and Nottingham Forest manager Joe Kinnear was named as the surprise choice of caretaker manager until a new owner can be found.

    As many as five bidders, including a Nigerian consortium, are thought to be interested but potential buyers do not have to make a bid yet.

    First any buyer must show they have the money, and that is only the first step before facing several other hurdles to make sure the sale takes place.

    Despite the club’s current plight, being second-bottom of the Premier League, Newcastle could still be an attractive investment opportunity.

    St James’ Park holds 52,000 fans, with 35,000 of them season-ticket holders, and is currently valued at around £150m.

    The playing squad is worth around £100m and has a wage bill of £70m, which is by no means the largest in the Premier League.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Dont think he will sell, think he will bring Keegan back ..

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  • James!!!

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #30

    because i know these things, becoz it sed in the interview with natahaniel that they were lukin for 50-100mil so they cud offer 350mil

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  • WesToon

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #33

    @ TOONPIPES // Sep 30, 2008 at 14:21

    Keegan will NEVER come back under ashley mate!!

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  • steve

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Tayls & Collo are as bad as each other nad both should be dropped in favour of Cacapa & Bassong

    Enrique has got to be better than Zogs at LB, right back will remain a prob until Beye is back, Edgar is a championship player at best

    The whole midfield is a disaster even when Guthrie back

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Tom_Toon – there’s a surprise! ;-). I know you don’t rate Taylor and he’s got a lot of improving to do but £10m is a lot of money for a centre half. Aside from your point which is relevant , there’s still a lot more to come from Colo hopefully. He’s not been great in the air, he doesn’t like a stand up tackle and he’s a bit of a fanny on the ball so far. Room for improvement definitely. I hope Colo’s pricetag and his international pedigree don’t mask any loss of form and see him stay in the team regardless.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #36

    We never thort he wud come back in the first place ….. Keegans beef (probs misplaced) cud well have been with Wise / LLambas allowing MA to speak to Keegan on a different level one step removed from the situation .. as we all know he distanced himself from the club and it is for that reason – so that if something goes wrong, despite it being under his instruction, he is able to speak to Keegan and effecively lay blame at Wise / Llambas feet .. pure speculation .. but i wud not be suprised …

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Na man Pipes – Mighty Mouse is off meet Mickey Mouse in LA.

    Reckon it will suit him down to the ground personally – and he’ll get to out Becks on the teamsheet after all. See – dreams do come true! 🙂

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha – that was meant to say put Becks on the teamsheet, not OUT him. Imagine that, in front of all his teammates. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Well the analogy linking Kev with Disney world is not entirely un-reasonable TC .. and after the last hystrionics i’d rather Mickey Mouse was in charge …. deek Mickey Mouse on the bench shouting instructions and that … waaaaaaap

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 30, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeeee are gay … yee fancy MA like toonpipes and toonchicken

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