Newcastle’s visit to Everton tonight does not look like an easy game at all, and after picking up just 4 points from our first three league games of the season, Newcastle could do with all 3 points tonight to ignite the season, although it’s still very early days.
Vurnon Anita – looking to be excellent singing for the Magpies
We didn’t bring enough first team players into the club over the summer, but the best player we did land is Vurnon Anita of Ajax, and this lad looks a very good player, and he can also play in multiple positions, so he should see a lot of playing time this season.
Vurnon started the last game in central midfield last time out against Aston Villa, but when Danny Simpson had to go off with a hamstring problem, Vurnon slotted seamlessly into the right back position, and put in a very accomplished display.
And the 23 year-old can play on either side, and can also play both roles in central midfield – attacking and defending – and so there’s four positions Alan Pardew can use our new signing, who cost £6.6M from Ajax – and that looks like another bargain for the club.
Vurnon used to play with Steven Pienaar when he was at Ajax, so he is looking forward to playing against the South African, who remains a slight injury doubt for tonight’s game.
This is what Vurnon told the local press yesterday:
“It’s a difficult game for us. I watched Everton beat Manchester United and they looked strong with a lot of good players.” “I know Steven Pienaar well. I played with him for two years at Ajax.” “He was in the first team when I made my debut, but we trained together a lot.”
“He is a very good player and I will look forward to facing him on Monday.” “He has great technique and is excellent with the ball. Stephen and I got on well.” “We always had a good laugh with each other, but Monday will be the first time I have spoken with him in England.”
“It is very important to take three points. We want to show everyone we can win a game.” “So far, the season has gone well. We won our first league game, but then lost to Chelsea.” “We made too many mistakes in that game. Against Chelsea we played too far back, although in the second half we changed our game plan and put more pressure on them.”
Anita looks a good player who rarely gives the ball away, and after graduating from the famous Ajax Youth Academy, this lad is an excellent player with very good technical skills, and he could become a great acquisition for the Magpies – we think he’ll do exactly that.
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