Everton vs Newcastle – Match Preview

It’s an important game for Newcastle at Everton tomorrow afternoon, and Newcastle fans will be hoping they can make up for the terrible result of last Saturday, when we were beaten at home for the first time in 27 games, and by relegation favorites – Blackpool

We have to remember it’s just one game and one result, and it was as amazing as the 6-0 win over Aston Villa was, in the previous home game.

But in that 6-0 win, Newcastle converted a terrific 6 chances of  the 8 they created in the game, and as Jonas Gutierrez said this morning that game was never real.

Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Danny Simpson and Danny Guthrie are all out injured for this game, but apparently Leon Best is back again, although Xisco misses this game through suspension.

There are signs that Chris may even keep the same starting line-up for a 5th league game in a row, bnut we hope not, and this is the side we’d like to see start the game tomorrow:

Perch Coloccini Williamson Enrique
Routledge Tiote Barton Nolan (c) Ben Arfa
Subs: Krul Kadar Campbell Smith Taylor (R) Gutierrez Lovenkrands

With the competition for places being so high these days it’s getting hard to even make the 18 man squad on game-day, and no room tomorrow on the bench for either Shola Ameobi, Nile Ranger or Leon Best.

We prefer Cheick Tiote to Alan Smith in defensive midfield, and Ben Arfa to Jonas Gutierrez on the left wing.

David Moyes has a fitness worry over Tim Cahill for tomorrow’s game, and Tim will get late fitness test on his knee injury, just before the kick-off.

But former Manchester United midfielder and captain Phil Neville returns to the squad after three weeks out with a foot injury, although Phil is likely to start the game on the bench, by all accounts.

Jack Rodwell is out for another 10 weeks or so with his ankle ligament injury, and Louis Saha is still a couple of weeks away from the calf injury he picked up over the International break.

Everton are a good side and will have gained a lot of confidence from coming back so dramatically in injury time last Saturday, to score two goals and get a 3-3 draw with Manchester United.

The Toffees are always a threat – right up until the last minute, as the Red Devils found out last weekend.

But the Merseyside club have not started the season at their best, and it could be that if Newcastle can be much sharper in front of goal, the Magpies may even be able to steal a win, but the least we’ll be looking for from this game is a point.

Whether we can do that of course, depends on which Newcastle side will turn up tomorrow afternoon.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

44 comments so far

  • ToOn_26

    Sep 17, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #1

    it’s about time we put lovenkrands in the starting lineup, let’s play an attacking 442 formation

  • ToOn_26

    Sep 17, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    n please drop nolan n smith

  • alex84

    Sep 17, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #3

    1-2 to the toon.

  • moonraker

    Sep 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #4

    R.Taylor at right back please!!

  • alex84

    Sep 17, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #5

    yeah perch isnt cutting it

  • Davies

    Sep 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Blackpool match mentioned again…..

  • atom

    Sep 17, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t think its out of the realm of possibility for 3 points tomorrow. Cahill is a doubt and that would be a huge miss for them as without him they have only a non-matchfit Yakubu to throw at us up front. Pinear scares we running at Perch, and Colo/ midfield is definitely gonna have to cover him. Conversely i like our lefthand side matching up against them. I think it should be a good game. Gonna predict a 2-2 draw (assuming Cahill plays) and 2-1 to us if he does not.


  • Toon XI

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Atom that would be the bomb if you are right. 🙂

  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #9

    It`s Everton…they play like a team….damn……….We re not playing ….damn just have to hope miracle…damn

  • Ben_arfa_toon

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #10

    the team should be
    Ryan taylor (good delivery for carroll)
    Ben Arfa
    Nolan (playing just behind carroll)
    Gutierrez (played right wing for argentina)

    Hughton will be stupid not to play this formation!

  • john_cena163

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #11

    I got a dream v won 2-1. Carrol n arfa scord. Tim 4 everton.

  • Mac

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Bad feeling about tomorrow. Especially as i live in bloody Liverpool. Not looking forward to work on Monday.

  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Nice call atom. Dennis Twice, they play like a team? We are a team… !

  • cynicaltoonfan

    Sep 17, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    A bit off topic but has anyone seen what that Fat Sam has come out with today ?
    Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce believes he is good enough to manage any of Europe’s top clubs.

    Allardyce, once a candidate for the England manager’s job, arrived at Ewood Park in 2008 having survived at Newcastle for less than half a season.

    Ahead of his team’s clash with Fulham, the 55-year-old said:

    “I would be more suited to Inter Milan or Real Madrid.

    It wouldn’t be a problem for me to manage those clubs because I would win the double or the league every time.”

    Although happy in his current role, Allardyce added:

    “It’s not a problem to take me into the higher reaches of the Champions League or Premier League and would make my job a lot easier in winning it.”
    This is not a joke btw

  • slazberger

    Sep 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #15

    cynicaltoonfan – yeah i heard that. what he fails to mention is that no big team in their right mind would want him.

    all he seems to do is defend his team for not being as skillful as the opposition, but all he ever does at each club is sign tall, strong and slow players so they can kick the ball as far as possible and try and win 50-50 headers or the knock down. when he signed for newcastle their were reports of getting talented players and all he said was let me sign the players i want first.

  • chuck

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey! dont judge Everton on the Man U. game, they have`nt come out of the blocks well this season and the Man. U. game was more luck than anything.
    Not to say that they did`nt deserve a draw on the general run of play.
    I think we can get a draw outta this one and every point is going to count this season, depends on who is motivated enough.

  • chuck

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Apparently BSA is his own best publicity man.
    Every so often he toots his own horn, should be managing England, Real Madrid, you name it !
    Think he believes his own press, what with any number of physio`s, tv analysers, statasticians, again name it.
    Possibly the most hands on manager in the league, with his set plays and tactics that have to be followed, think! have you ever seen a flair player on one of his sides ?, usually a 6ft.+ guy prepared to play his robotic style of football.
    Not something you wanna watch evert week, but there`s no harm in claiming you are the best, Morinho does it all the time.

  • listie

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ve been using a foolproof system to predict what the outcome of the Newcastle matches will be. Whatever Mark Lawenson predicts the oppersite will happen, been working a treat so far this season.
    His prediction for the game is 3 -1 to Everton!

  • baro

    Sep 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #19

    I go for 1-0 win for Newcastle. We will definitely bounce back from 2-0 loss to Blackpool. I think this is a great lineup. Its not really 3 defenders because Colo and Tiote will always stay back and help.





    Ben Arfa—————Nolan—————-Jonas


  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Sep 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Nolan on the bench. He’s too slow. Always slows down our counter attacks.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Sep 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #21
  • G-Man

    Sep 18, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #22

    If we start with same 11 as last week, we’ll be behind at half time. Hughton must play Tiote (if fit) & Arfa from the start, & this is possibily the best time to play a weakend Everton team, why not have a go…….

  • Bucks mag

    Sep 18, 2010 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #23

    First game of the season for me before I move up full time to Newcastle, I can’t wait!

    I think we’ll lose, I’m not expecting much, just looking forward to the oppurtunity of seeing the toon play.

  • Brutooon

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #24

    What better way to welcome tiote to the premierleague by playing full time at goodison park

    Tiote over Smith, HBA over Routledge/Jonas

  • madman67

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #25

    i like the line up baro, but i dont see CH making the changes. hope we battle for the point(s). lets hope cahill is injured coz he seems to be 1 of our bogey men.

  • baro

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #26

    Latest FIFA 10 ratings. These are more like it. Kadar is about time 70. Great how Krul, Enrique, Andy (Should be way higher) Carroll increased.

    Newcastle :
    Gk’s :
    Tim Krul – 74.
    Steve Harper – 74.

    DEF :
    Ryan Taylor – 74.
    Danny Simpson – 72.
    James Perch – 72.

    Steven Taylor – 77.
    Sol Campbell – 77.
    Fabrico Coloccini – 76.
    Mike Williamson – 72.

    Jose Enrique – 76.
    Tamas Kadar – 70.

    Mid’s :
    Hatem Ben Arfa – 79.
    Wayne Routledge – 74.
    Dan Gosling – 74.

    Kevin Nolan – 77.
    Chieik Tiote – 76.
    Joey Barton – 75.
    Danny Guthrie – 74.
    Alan Smith – 71.

    Hatem Ben Arfa – 79.
    Jonas Gutierrez – 77.

    Haris Vuckic – 68.

    Frwrds :
    Andy Carroll – 76.
    Petr Lovenkrands – 75.
    Shola Ameobi – 73.
    Leon Best – 73.
    Xisco – 72.
    Nile Ranger – 69.
    Ryan Donaldson – 66

  • baro

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #27

    Sorry I meant FIFA 11…. 🙂

  • baro

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #28

    This is probably the most likely lineup for us tomorrow. CH will most likely keep it the same but will start Ben Arfa is my opinion. Routledge struggles this year. I just hope he gives Nile Ranger a chance. He is an amazing athlete and will only get better if you play him. He is promising player and and ideal player for the future. I just hope he gets a chance. Deserves it.




    Ben Arfa—————–Nolan—————-Jonas


  • MacToon

    Sep 18, 2010 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Carroll won’t leave the Toon yet, don’t believe any bllox the papers print about it.

    BSA is a joke, like chuck say’s he has a system and it’s limited, maybe he’s been playing prem manager too much and it’s gone to his head!

    Tomorrow will be a hrd game, Everton are a good team with a good manager.

    Gotta start with Arfa.

  • austoon

    Sep 18, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #30

    north atlantic magpie, just curious – who would captain the side if nolan was benched? (don’t say harper).

    guti and hba both gotta start though. routledge on for guti after n hr maybe.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Sep 18, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    Comment #31

    so sad,many newspaper estimate Newcaslte United must lose today, well how come like that!!!!!

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Sep 18, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Trust me Everton will go in thinking that they can win the game,after the result with man united.Look what happen to us with Blackpool,we lost and we when into cocky and thinking it will be a walk over.We just got to score first to win,then we can run them over in mid.


    Sep 18, 2010 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #33


  • Ciaran Thomas

    Sep 18, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #34

    What do you mean Toon?

  • deeeeeeano

    Sep 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #35

    I think our key to the game is keeping arteta quiet, drop smith and stick tiote on him for the game. I would also leave the 2 wingers on and drop Nolan for Ben arfa and look to bring lovenkrands on early second half if the wingers have no effect, last chance for both routledge and jonas today, another dussapointing game and it’s there starting place gone. I wouldn’t even put smith on the bench. Can’t see it happening with the Nolan thing happening tho. Perch for me seems to be slowly improving so keep him in too.
    Haway the lads an optimistic 2.1 to us

  • Ericles

    Sep 18, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Still going to say it. CH is not going to change things unless injuries force him to. He has a fixed and unimaginative scenario as far as our playing style and options go. He will stick with Smith and Nolan until the relagation battles loom. We need Lovenkrands, Ben Arfa, Tiote and Sol as starters. Carroll cannot do it on his own up front. And CH, how about trying the quality passing and pacy football that wins the Premiership not loses it?

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 18, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #37


    almost the same but keep Routledge and put Nolan on the bench ( never happen !)





    Routledge— Ben Arfa————Jonas


  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 18, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #38

    What a deluded prat allardyce is. People like him , Pulis and Megson inhabit a grey little world where long ball, rugby style, 100 mph in the air, kicking people ”football ” is what people want.

    I have a lot more time for the likes of Martinez who even with a limited squad always tries to play football and entertain.

    Aallardyce at inter or real Madrid – what a joke.You could give him 500m and he’d still tell Ronaldo to hoof it !! Oh yearh, what’s Allardyce ever won ?

  • Sinner

    Sep 18, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #39

    Many reasons pushed me to believe that arfa would be in the starting team this afternoon.
    1.He did have a sensation game last week.
    2.He has only 24 games left,doubt chris would waste 1 of his game by letting him play for 20mins.
    3.Many reports says changes would follow.

    He would either play as a supporting striker or would take up the place jonas or rout

    Also,i would to see mcloven to form a partnership with caroll.His been terrific last week end.

  • wilko

    Sep 18, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #40

    just what is that prat lawrenson’s problem with us , is it because he is so useless and incompetent at all his jobs ie defensive coach @ nufc didn’t get right what he was emplyed to do – waste of money, liverpool defender covered by hansen and always passed back anyway motd pundit covered by hansen, to me he is like that les dawson character now who just hutches his fat tits up andhas that face on all the time, have you all gathered now that I cannot stand lawrenson , let’s campaign to get rid of the twat once and for all – where I really don’t care


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