Newcastle vs Everton – Match Preview


 

When is the Newcastle team going to have the rub of the green this season?

Newcastle have played very well so far this year, and if we forget the Stevenage game (please!), then in our 9 league games this year the lads have won 3, drawn 5 and lost just a single game to Fulham, and scored 15 goals and conceded only 8 – which is not too bad at all.

Certainly the Newcastle defense has looked a lot more solid than last year, and but for that first 26 minutes disaster against Arsenal, we have conceded only 3 goals in those 9 games.

Of course we conceded 4 goals in 26 minutes against the Gunners, and that seemed the result of a hangover after losing Andy Carroll to Liverpool, but the lads made up for that in an unforgettable second half display – in fact the greatest comeback in Premier League history, and it made headlines around the sporting world. 😀

And Check Tiote broke the 50 meters dash world record, after scoring his phenomenal first goal ever for Newcastle, that equalized the scores, with just 3 minutes remaining on the clock.

The Newcastle players are over the disappointment of losing Andy, and with a win tomorrow Newcastle would be above Liverpool in the table, when Andy makes his expected debut for The Reds on Sunday against The Red Devils. That would be good.

Newcastle’s form in 2011 has been good, but the return in points has been just okay, and  we should have had more wins and therefore more points up on the board.

The Newcastle side will be going all out for the 3 points tomorrow, and since Alan was still trying to win the game last week, when we had been reduced to 10 men after Ryan Taylor had been sent off,  then we can rest assured the lads will be trying to win this game right through to the very  end.

And of course a home win couldn’t come at a better time, as the Newcastle side are just 3 points off 6th place, and since 6th placed Liverpool are not playing tomorrow, a win will see us overtake them for at least for a day, until they take on Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

There is an injury concern with two of our players who could start on the right wing tomorrow – Joey Barton and Stephen Ireland.

Joey was rated only 50-50 yesterday by manager Alan Pardew, so there’s still a chance he could start the game with Ireland on the bench, but if  Joey’s not fit then Ireland is next in line, and will make his Newcastle debut, but of course he picked up a slight injury in training yesterday.

If both lads don’t make it, then we expect young Danny Guthrie to start on the right wing, and we hope the 23 year-old can take his chance, because he’s a very decent player, and he will be keen to show Pardew what he can do for Newcastle.

Ryan Taylor, who substituted for Joey Barton at the last minute last Saturday and had a good game, misses the next three games through suspension,  which is cruel luck on the Liverpudlian, since Ryan had only just returned from an ankle injury which kept him out these last five months.

Shola Ameobi is now back and available to play in his face-mask, to protect the broken cheek-bone he picked up at Fulham early last month, and Shola could steal a few goals in the second half if  he raids that Everton defense – couldn’t resist that one.

We expect Shola to start on the bench along  with the fast-improving 19 year-old Nile Ranger, and both will probably get a run-out in the second half, but we don’t expect to see Shefki Kuqi on the bench tomorrow, and he could already have played his last game for the Magpies.

Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling and Alan Smith are all out injured , and we’ll assume that Barton and Ireland don’t make it, and that Danny Guthrie will start out on the right wing, and we expect the rest of the side to be unchanged, since the lads in  current possession of the shirts have been playing very well of late.

This is the side we think Alan will start against Everton:

Harper
Simpson Coloccini Williamson Enrique
Guthrie Tiote Nolan (c) Gutierrez
Best Lovenkrands
Subs: Krul Taylor (S) Perch Campbell Ferguson Ranger Ameobi

The keys to the game tomorrow are that we have a very strong performance from the defense, and hopefully a clean sheet, because the Bolton goal last week was a sloppy one to concede, from a Newcastle viewpoint, and it ended up costing the team a valuable 2 points in what would have been a terrific win.

We have to hope that Tiote and Nolan are again in good form in the middle of the park, and that Lovenkrands and Best can put home those chances they will no doubt get in tomorrow’s game.

We’ve said for most of this week that in one of these games very soon, Newcastle will be a few goals up at the break, if they can only take their chances, as happened against Aston Villa and West Ham, where the lads converted most of the chances they had in those two games.

Maybe that will happen tomorrow, but there’s no doubt at all that a win for the lads tomorrow will keep us all in good stead on 39 points, for at least the next couple of weeks, until we travel to Stoke City, and look for another win there too.

Howay The Lads!!

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37 comments so far

  • BournemouthGeordie

    Mar 4, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Guys i have just come up with a quick and easy song to sing for Danny Simpson at our matches as i think he has been outstanding for us this season and he deserves his name to be sung by us.

    The lyric come from the Music Artist Sting and the song An Englishman in New York.

    Whoa, Danny Simpson, Danny, Danny Simpson, He’s an Englishman in a Toon shirt.

    Let me know what you think guys

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 4, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Jose will get an assist tomorrow. Loven has to knock in one of his delicious crosses soon, surely?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Bit confused Ed are you talking about the season so far or the year?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 4, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Sorry Ed my fault. Tjought I might try a dry white tonight. Problem is I’m drinking it like beer. Bit cross eyed. :lala:

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  • Thump

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #5

    @GeordieGerman: Two of the greatest drinking nations on our planet Earth, and you’re complaining about drinking dry white wine like beer?

    Howay man, drink it like a cold pint on a hot day. That’s how you do it.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Thump, nowt to do with that. I only drink beer normally, but today I thought I’d be a bit posh. big mistake…

    … I’ll be in bed in an hour or two.

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  • BoyNUFC

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed. What about Nolan? He seems to be missing from your starting line-up and the subs bench…

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  • Tjodalf

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ll assume you mean Nolan in the middle as captain of the flock?! 😉
    Gonna miss the game tomorrow at a birthday celevration. But I’ll follow the lads closely on my iphone under the table..

    Howay the lads!!

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  • chuck

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Since many regard Saylor as a decent wingback,
    did anyone try him out on the wing in training ?
    Niether Guthrie or Raylor inspire much confidence, whats there to lose.
    But seriously folks, we have a winger in Lovenkrands, put Best and Shola up front, Jonas on the other wing, Nolan and Tiote inside, bob`s your uncle !

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  • The Power Ranger

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #10

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHpAYlas7lA

    Check this out!!! Why can’t we be like this team!! hahaha

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  • chuck

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Bournemouth geordie
    Pathetic !

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  • chuck

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Bournemouth geordie
    Did you call Sting a musical artist ?
    I thought he was about saving the rain forest and hanging out with guy`s wearing dinner plates for lips.
    Maybe i got the wrong guy ?

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  • Mac

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Bourne Geordie enough with the song it’s poo.

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  • supermacnumber9

    Mar 4, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14

    NUFC 2 Toffies o
    HWTL

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  • G

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Leave BournemouthGeordie alone guys. Bit of feedback for you though mate, putting it on a football blog when everybody has spent most of the afternoon in the boozer probs isn’t a great idea. Get it filmed on youtube, then post the link here for further mockery… I mean feedback!

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  • G

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh, and I believe we will give Everton a bloody good pasting! 4 nil to us.

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  • arfa chance

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #17

    That link was immense ranger lmao.
    Don’t u guys think Michael Richardson is living a dream and is a talent out of nowhere. Anyone seen him play?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #18
  • nyctoon

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #19

    flew here from nyc for my first nufc match am absolutely shakin with excitement. I saw alan pardew on my flight from heathrow to newcastle must say I have a good feelin ab tomorrow lets have three points lads!!! 2-1 the toon best and ranger to score

    HWTL!!!!!!

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  • NUFCmagpie

    Mar 4, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #20

    @ chuck

    That song is sh!t and im not a fan of sting,but is there something wrong with saving the rain forest?

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  • baro

    Mar 4, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #21

    All i want for tomorrow’s game is 3 points. We really need it as we can jump up 3 spots and into 6th, as 6th,7th, 8th, place have some tough games. Please all 3 points tomorrow! I would love it! Would be terrific! Europe would be closer and closer! I’m going with Nile Ranger’s first ever goal in the Barclays Premier League and Best to score 2 goals.

    …………………………….Harper…………………………..

    STaylor……..Willo………………….Colo……Enrique

    Simpson……….Nolan…………Tiote………….Jonas

    …………………..Best……………..Ranger……………….

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  • lobacka

    Mar 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Harper

    Simpson……..Willo………………Colo…….…Enrique

    Jonas………….Nolan……………Tiote………….Loven

    Best……………..Ameobi

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  • laurentrobert32

    Mar 4, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #23

    if barton and ireland are both injured i would be tempted to go with 3 at the back like we did after the sending of against bolton using enrique and simpson as attacking full backs. jose looks really good going forward and his crossing is much better than jonas’.

    ————-harper ———–
    —– staylor willo collo —–
    simpson — tiote — enrique
    ————– nolan ————
    — lovenkrands best jonas —

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  • Mo Drysdale

    Mar 4, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Everton play very narrow and use the full backs to overlap on the wings, ala Phil Nevil, Enrique and Jonas to cover back there main threat due to injury will be from Beckford and The little frog down the centre, hence 3 centre backs.

    Jonas is excelent down the right and Jose would be cracking with some freedome on the left.

    With this attack Everton would be more worried about defending.
    …………………………….Harper……………………………..

    …………..STaylor……..Willo…….Colo…………………..

    Jonas……..Ranger…..Tiote……Nolan…….Enrique.

    …………………….Best……….Ameobi.…………………….

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  • john_cena163

    Mar 4, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Harper

    Simpson-willo-colo-jose

    S.taylor-toto-nolan-jonas

    Ranger-best

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 4, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Dont mind putting saylor at right midfield, he can track back and stop baines from crossing for fun

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  • Dyer8

    Mar 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Harper
    Simpson Williamson Coloccini Enrique
    Jonas Tiote Nolan Ferguson
    Best Lovenkrand

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 4, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Pavel will always be a geordie!
    http://www.nufcnews.com/?page_id=8
    i love this site almost as much as nufcblog.com!

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #29

    i’m sorry to keep posting this link but i just love the picture of ireland…its so cheesy!
    http://www.nufcnews.com/?p=164

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  • TORONTOON

    Mar 5, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Rest of the season is for #9 shirt audition! Let’s go strikers; it’s up for grabs!!!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #31

    3-1 the Toon today! Nolan, Ranger and Shola to score.

    HWTL

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  • cyprus

    Mar 5, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #32

    Mo at 23, what a crazy set up…
    I love it! Would shock the hell out of Everton, would mean we concede at least two goals… and still win! Enrique would do a Bayle.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Wouldn`t mind seeing a goal like this today.Would be nice to have a striker like this again too 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOAyCHV2ql0

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  • Lee Dodd

    Mar 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #34

    Yea I Agree 3-1 To Newcastle United Today !!!!

    Nolan Best and Tiote To Score Maybe a 4th By Coloccini ??? !!!!!!!!!!! Penalty Given away By Simpson !!!!!

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  • dave 1961

    Mar 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    due a good win could this be Rangers day?

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #36

    interesting take on todays game http://tinyurl.com/4q25e6r

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  • andre29

    Mar 5, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #37

    everton fc Vs NEWCASTLE UNITED live online http://stjamesstream.blogspot.com/

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