We Must Bounce Back Against Everton On Saturday


Joey Barton, the 28 year-old Newcastle midfielder grew up in Liverpool as an Everton fan.

Joey Barton – we must bounce back Saturday

But Joey knows Newcastle have to recover fast from their huge let-down against Blackpool and get some points in the bag on Saturday.

Joey has been in decent form this season so far, and hopefully he can have a good game in the engine room of Newcastle’s team on Saturday, although we fully expect some changes to be made by Hughton after last week’s dire result.

Barton said this morning

“I’m looking forward to it. We’ve got to try and bounce back after the defeat to Blackpool.”

“It’s not going to be easy, they had a good result against Manchester United last weekend and they are a very good team.”

“Everton is always a tough place to go, but we will go there believing we can get something out of the game.”

It’s going to be a test for the lads on Saturday, after the first real let-down of the season against Blackpool.

Yes, we were hammered by Manchester Unite in that first game of the season, but Newcastle will not be the only team outclassed at Old Trafford this season, and Saturday’s result was a game we should have won – there’s no doubt about that.

And no doubt Chris and the Newcastle coaches had the Blackpool game down for all 3 points, so we’ll have to start making up those points lost somewhere, and we can do that with a win on Saturday.

It will certainly not be easy, but it’s possible with Everton not currently playing anywhere near their best form, and we just have to hope that Chris and the Newcastle players go into the game looking for the win.

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7 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #1

    A win would be a shock. Our road form in the last few Prem seasons has not been stellar.

    I’ll take a point and be very pleased with the result.

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  • Davies

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Does anybody else think it would be a bad idea to get Perch off and push Willo out further to the right?

    Tiote could offer cover from midfield for the missing CB and would could have a midfield of Jonas Nolan and Routelidge with Ben Arfa playing in behind Carroll and Lovenkrands (or even Smudge?). Sort of a 3-1-3-1-2 formation.

    We’ve still got plenty of quality to put on the bench and Tiote could always drop back into a CB position in a switch toi 4-4-2 (or whatever you fancy), should the need arise.

    Probably not a good idea to take it on the road to places like Goodison, but I reckon at SJP we tear some teams a new sh1tter with that line up.

    Just a thought.

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  • maltese NUFC

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Actually Everton have played quite wee this season without getting ni results…therefore they are due one bad performance!!! The thing about them is that keep a lot of possesion, but havent got one recognized striker except for beckford, they are all out or unfit, and rely mostly on cahill and fellaini

    But this week I read a lot of sh*it talk from there end…about they will surely beat us, and are taking everything forgranted they will scrore early and domintate us from start to finish and carroll wont cause any problems to jagielka and distin becasue they world class players (on their official website)….!!!!

    That is quite optimistic and they are lacking respect.We you approach over confidentaly a match, you’re looking for trouble!!!

    Our wing player have to be on their day on Saturday…we have to hit them on the break, and most importantly neutralize arteta.

    Although it will be a hard match and I am quite confident we can get something out of the game

    Howay the Lads…keep the faith!!!

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  • maltese NUFC

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    routledge/jonas have the beating of hibbert and baines

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  • BeeGuy

    Sep 16, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Having watched the Manu game twice, I’d beg to differ that NUFC was “hammered”. Manu capitalized on some NUFC errors, but most of their chances, which looked exciting, had no chance of making goals. A final pass across goal may be exciting, but if there is no player to finish the play, it is just an errant pass.

    NUFC were actually much better in hte first three games than in the forth. In the Pool match, it all fell apart when NUFC went Route 1.

    Bottom line: KEEP THE BLEEDING BALL ON THE GROUND!

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  • steve1980

    Sep 16, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #6

    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

    Why not just go for it eh? We won’t though, we’ll stick with 4 5 1 with Smith & Nolan and their complete lack of pace and get beat. Simples, as the meercat would say.

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  • loothas

    Sep 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Aal Reet. Long time reader, first time writer.
    I think Hughton has a really tough choice with the team in the upcoming games. He obviously feels that he has to give the people who’ve got us up a game, but I think all the newbies should be on from the off.

    Nearly the same as steve 1980 apart from I’d have Williamson over Collo I just think every game he’s played he’s been steady and collo can make mistakes.

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