An Early Look At The Everton Game – Very Tough


It’s going to be a very tough game at Goodison Park on Monday evening, and it’s been made even more challenging because we will be without Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson, Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor for that game.



Former Newcastle midfield star Nobby Solanao has a new job as manager of  Universitario in his native Lima, Peru, but we suppose he can check out the game on Monday night, because it’s  being televised live around the world.

Goodison Park is not a happy hunting ground for Newcastle, but a defeat in that game will make it just four points out of our first four games, and that would not be very good, and we just have to hope the lads can take  something out of the game.

This is what Nobby said yesterday about the Monday night game:

“This is a tough game for Newcastle against Everton.” “There are a couple of injuries to worry about as well, especially if Fabricio Coloccini is going to be injured or Tim Krul.” “But if Newcastle show the fighting spirit they did last season they can get something.”

“I think that Everton will be one of the main contenders to fight for a top-six place this season.” “So this is going to be a game everybody will be keen to see, and I’ll be watching from Peru as well.”  “The next step is logically to move into the top four for Newcastle.”

“I think this is going to be very hard for any team with Man United, Man City, Arsenal and Spurs, plus Chelsea and Liverpool.” “But I said last year that if Newcastle show the momentum they can get there.”  “The key is the home games first and foremost and then making sure the rotation for the Europa League is balanced correctly.”

The starting eleven for Monday night’s game looks to be something like the following:

Harper
Anita Taylor (S) Williamson Santon
Ben Arfa Bigirimana Cabaye Gutierrez
Ba Cisse

And that’s not too bad a side, and it could be that James Perch could come in for 18 year-old Bigirimana, or even Cheick Tiote could be fit, even though Alan Pardew is saying he will miss the game.

And we have to hope that Ba and Cisse start to get into some of their goal-scoring form, and a goal out of the blue from either of them would certainly help at Goodison.

That’s what Cisse produced for Senegal against the Ivory Coast during the International break, when he somehow managed to score with a header that looped over the goalkeeper – a fantastic effort by Cisse.

Certainly both Senegal strikers will be ready for the game, and if we can get some goals from them or the in form Ben Arfa,  who knows, we may be able to take something out of the game.

What do you think?

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8 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Just a thought but how many ppl will be complaining in 4/5 years when we boast a team of fine players all classed as coming through the clubs development in Krul, Tavernier, Taylor, Streete, good,Ferguson, Bigirimana, Ameobi, vuckic and Campbell?? Add santon and anita to that as a very young player and there’s a good chance well have developed a fine team the right way! Aslong as these players ARE actually close to making an impact then I agree with pards, its better not to block there passage! Man its in the 90 s springs to mind!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #2

    @ TADS from last thread on bigi.

    The lad is class for an 18 year old. Seems to have the right attitude too. Can’t think of many other 18 year olds around the prem that are as far along as bigi. If he keeps it up, imagine how good he could be by the time he’s 20/21. Seems we have a real gem on our hands.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Ross Barkley from Everton just to name one 🙂

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  • Made a ma beed

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Last year it was ‘getting into Europe will attract players to us, and enable us to keep our top players’.
    How does that work, if he does not play them?

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  • cyprus

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #5

    On previous thread, ok, MA just wants the stadium for advertising space and all that, but, surely, as a businessman can’t he see that there are cheaper ways. He has invested a quarter of a bill., the club owes him like 150 m., it makes no profit and he can’t even sell the stadium ad. space for 10 mill. Being an astute businessman, couldn’t he find cheaper ways to advertise his brand and do without this hate?

    Now, having said all that and defended him Billson-style, I do think he and the rest of them should have invested in three-four (yes 3 or 4, no fewer) first teamers as would be expected of a top 5 team. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite them (us)

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    jayphoto
    i agree there’s plenty of hope for the near future but we need to bring them thru at the right time for there development not because we have a thin squad, its crucial to make them not break them, a good manager will get them right lets hope Pardew’s a good manager.

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  • Sav

    Sep 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Don’t forget Xisco!, squad member no. 22. See, we’re really only 3 short!

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  • DokToon

    Sep 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #8

    i took monday off for the match, which is at 2 pm my time… a point would be great, but three would really make the beer taste better..

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