We currently have 27 points from our 25 games, and a win tomorrow against Everton will take us to 30 points and level with Bolton and Sunderland, who are currently in 10th and 11th place. Wigan are in 7th place with 34 points right now.
Chris Hughton – will have the lads ready for tomorrow
And that’s one reason Chris wants to get as many points on the board as soon as possible, because with the table so crowded those points can quickly take us away from the relegation zone.
Certainly we expect the lads to get some great support tomorrow, and hope we can get close to 50,000 fans there for the 4:00 pm kick off.
Tomorrow’s game will be very important for Newcastle and no doubt a defeat will set the alarm bells off at the Newcastle club, and if that happens we wouldn’t be surprised if a new interim manager was quickly hired until Joe can return in around 6 weeks time.
We just cannot afford to go on a bad run of results at this crucial time of the season. Chris Hughton is well aware of that and he talked to the official Newcastle site today:
“We can’t rely on other teams,” “We’ve been lucky in that when we only took one point from 12 we only dropped one place.”
“And then a draw against West Ham even took us up a few places.” “But that won’t good fortune won’t last and, as we did at West Brom, we have to get the points which will take us to safety.”
“We have to look after ourselves and that means putting runs together which can change the complexion of things very quickly.”
“We’re more than capable of doing that and Everton, at home, is a chance to add to our tally.”
And, of Sunday’s opponents, Hughton added:
“I watched them last week in the FA Cup against Aston Villa.” “It summed up what they are. They are a confident team and coped well with injuries.”
“They have an excellent manager and some terrific players.” “But for us we are at home and coming in off the back of a win at West Brom.”
“It’s a chance to put some daylight between ourselves and the bottom three.”
Everton will have a few players missing through suspension and injury tomorrow, but Moyes seems to have that knack of drafting in players who can get the job done for the team. It’s all about team togetherness and team spirit for Everton, and that’s always good to see in any team.
Everton under Moyes are always a difficult team to play and even harder to defeat, but that’s the challenge tomorrow, and a win against Everton at home would be terrific – just terrific.
Howay The Lads!!