Could There Be A Shock Result At Goodison Saturday?

One of the good attributes of Chris Hughton’s character, is that he never gets carries away with things.

Chris Hughton – never gets carried away with things

That’s either on the upside after a 6-0 win, or on the downside when the relegation favorites beat Newcastle at home 2-0, in the Magpies’ first home defeat for 16 months. That’s also a lot different from some specific Newcastle blog sites. 😀

After last week’s shock 2-0 defeat against Blackpool, Newcastle travel to Everton this Saturday, hoping to get over what was a sizable blip in their season so far for the Magpies.

Newcastle didn’t play all that bad on Saturday, especially in the second half,  but if they are to get anything out of the game on Saturday, they will need to put away their chances when they arrive.

Everton are a solid top eight club, and manager David Moyes has done a fantastic job for them since he signed on some 8 years ago,  after managing Preston North End for 4 seasons.

But Everton haven’t made a good start to this season, with just two draws from their four league games, and that might just offer Newcastle some chance of points, although Goodison has never been a good hunting ground for Newcastle lately.

Mike Williamson has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season, and he is looking forward to the game, and he revealed today that Hughton is a very balanced manager, when things are either going very well or very badly – which come to think of it – they always are at Newcastle. 😀

Mike said today:

“That’s one of the great things about our manager. He doesn’t come into the dressing room after a win jumping around and patting everyone on the back.”

“But he doesn’t get too down and knock people’s confidence after a defeat. He’s got a great balance to his character; that is what we need as a team.”

Lee Ryder of the Evening Chronicle pointed out on his blog, after the terrible 2-0 defeat against Blackpool last Saturday, that it would just be like Newcastle to go to Everton and win, and we have to say we’re hoping for another shock result on Saturday , but this time on the upside.

The game is being televised live around the world, and we’ll have out fingers crossed at 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon. It’s a huge opportunity for Newcastle to make up for their huge let-down at home against Blackpool.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • WesJameson

    Sep 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Well stranger things have happened (i.e) NUFC6-0Villa and NUFC0-2Blackpool, just to mention two, so yea a so called “shock” result might happen

  • G

    Sep 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #2

    My heart says we can win, but my head says draw. I would be happy with either result tbh.

  • tobes

    Sep 16, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Short answer Ed: no. Everton will be pretty fired up after Man U.
    Would be very happy with a draw.

  • Davies

    Sep 16, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    I really don’t think we’ll get much from this game. I’ll take whatever we can get, but I’m not getting my hopes up. They’re the better side at the moment.

  • Toon XI

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #5

    The could be a shock result if and only if there are changes made to the starting XI. Not expecting 3 points but hoping they pull it off.


  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle Beating Everton will not be a shock. Ben arfa and tiote in for smith and wayne routledge.

  • moonraker

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #7

    The main reason the Blackpool result was so disappointing is it now makes it essential to get some kind of result at Goodison, whereas if we’d won this would be seen as a bonus point(s).

    Our home form is the key to success this season and any points away are icing on the cake, but the Toon are so unpredictable we may just win on saturday.

    Got my rose tinted specs on again!!!

  • steve1980

    Sep 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Well i’d love to think so but…er, no, probably not. Everton haven’t won a game yet this season, which is of course ominous. If they get an early goal, we’ll go to pieces. If we can get to half time 0 – 0, then maybe we could grind something out. I mean, we’re expected to loose, so fuck it, i’d go for it, 4 4 2:

    Goal – Harper
    Right Back – Ryan Taylor
    Centre Half – Campbell, Coloccini
    Left Back – Enrique
    Right Wing – Routledge
    Centre Midfield – Barton, Tiote
    Left Wing – Ben Arfa
    Forward – Carroll, Lovenkrands

    Everton are a damn good team, and don’t loose to often at home, but if they have a problem it’s a lack of finishers – they just don’t have to many strikers. They tend to be solid at the back though, and rely on Cahill and Arteta ghosting in from midfield to score. I would just have a go at them. Put Carroll on Distin, who had a total ‘mare last week. And exploit the pace of WR and Ben Arfa, have them run at their full backs, particularly Baines, who ain’t the greatest. We won’t like. We’ll play 4 5 1 with Nolan and Smith, who move like their wading in treacle, and get beat.

  • Freddie

    Sep 16, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #9

    is the game being televised?


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