It seems that Alan Pardew will be happy with a point tomorrow, and keep Newcastle’s unbeaten record in the Premier League this season.
Alan Pardew – happy with a point tomorrow
If Newcastle can do that and City can remain unbeaten at QPR tomorrow afternoon, then that will set up a game between the only two unbeaten sides in the Premier League, in a couple of weeks.
Alan Pardew had this to say about the Everton game:
“If we took a point on Saturday I’d be really, really, pleased. Because if we can go to Man City unbeaten in our next game, that’ll be a hell of a coup for us, and an immediate goal.”
“If we win it’ll be a bonus because we can’t continue as brilliantly as we are, we’re going to have some flaws here and there, but what’s the most important thing is we stay unbeaten and we keep that momentum.”
“Steven Taylor is a centre-half who’s playing with the best defensive record in the league, he’s quick, he’s brave and a very good passer of the ball, and I look at the England centre halves we’ve got, and I think he could fit in there, no problem.”
“This year without any funds it’s been a little bit tougher (for them), and again he’s shown his quality in terms of where they are at the moment, and no doubt they’ll finish higher than they are.”
Steven Taylor is getting a lot of praise for his play this season, and rightly so, and we’ll see over the weekend if England manager Fabio Capella will give him a chance to gain his first England cap for the two upcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden at Wembley.
Everton have 10 points from their first 9 games and are in 16th position in the league, and on the road they have won two and lost two.
On paper it could be another win for Newcastle, and certainly if Demba Ba is as sharp as he has looked in the last 5 games with 8 goals, then Newcastle could get a goal or two and even the win.
But Everton are always a difficult team to play, and David Moyes gets the very best out of all his players, and we expect a tough game tomorrow afternoon, in front of what looks like will be a very good crowd.
Newcastle recently sold almost 4,000 additional season tickets in their cut price offer, and we should see some of the benefits of that with an increased crowd of over 50,000 tomorrow.