With just a little bit of luck and the rub of the green tomorrow afternoon, Newcastle could well get their 5th home win of the season against Everton at St. James’ Park.
Alan Pardew – will have the side well prepared for tomorrow’s game
Only four wins at home in the league is not a very good return for the Newcastle side in their 14 home games this term, and indeed the lads have won 6 of their 14 games on the road this season, and the points earned on the road and at home are exactly the same at 18 points each.
So a win tomorrow is what we’ll all be looking for, and Alan Pardew is well aware that a win could take his side into a higher position than their current 9th place.
This is what Alan said today:
“It’s not lost on us,” “I think it’s a situation where, with the goal difference we’ve got, we could jump a couple of places and that’s what you want to do at any football club.”
“So we’re striving to get a victory on Saturday and then see where it leaves us at five o’clock.”
“We can jump up the league a couple of places; we’re a long way from getting into Europe but we have a team that’s functioning well, the results have been good since the turn of the year and we want to keep it going.”
“I’m expecting a typical game against David Moyes’ Everton, who are a good side with good quality players. For us, it’s a Premier League game at home. We expect to win, but it’s a difficult game against top-class opposition.”
Everton are never an easy team to play against, and David Moyes’ players will be playing their hearts out for the side, after the disappointing 1-0 home defeat last Tuesday night to Reading in the FA Cup.
But David did say that for all the 100% effort and passion against Reading, the quality in the side was missing.
Since they will have two of their best players, Australian International Tim Cahill and Belgium International Marouane Fellaini, missing tomorrow afternoon through injury, this could be a chance for Newcastle could take all 3 points and also get the double this season over the Toffees, if the lads can play somewhere near their best form.
We hope so in any case.
There are doubts as to who will play out on the right wing, with both Joey Barton and Stephen Ireland doubtful with slight injuries, but 23 year-old Danny Guthrie will no doubt be delighted to get a start in the side, as he’s now fully recovered from his hamstring strain of last week, and we trust Danny can get the job done for Newcastle tomorrow.
Howay The Lads!!