Vurnon Anita is starting to look like a very good player in central midfield for Newcastle, as he fills in for the injured Yohan Cabaye, and when the Dutch International first arrived from Ajax in the summer, he said he wanted to play as many games as possible for the side in his first season, and we think he’ll get lots of playing time before May rolls around.
Vurnon Anita – looking better and better in a Newcastle shirt
And how Newcastle fare tonight will have a lot to do with how this lad plays, and he’s been in top form over the last several games for Newcastle, and he will also be trying to impress his former manager at Ajax – Martin Jol.
“I know Martin very, very well. He coached me at Ajax and he also gave me a chance in the first half of my career.” “It is because of him that I made the national team and he is an inspiration to me. I am very much looking forward to seeing him again on Monday.”
“When I came to Newcastle, he phoned me to congratulate me and said that the move to Newcastle was a great one for me. I was happy with that and I look forward to seeing him.” “It was just congratulations, honestly. He did not try to persuade me to join Fulham instead!”
“I am really looking forward to seeing him on Monday and seeing him in his own ground.” “The biggest thing, though, is that I really look forward to beating him.” “Personally I feel that the Newcastle supporters are starting to see the real me. Against Wigan it was fantastic, it was good. But we are not there yet and I must keep on doing the things I’ve been doing behind the scenes.”
“I must keep on working hard and really working on my form and my fitness too.” “It doesn’t happen by itself – the only way that you can really maintain your form is to keep doing those things like the extra work in training. I will keep doing it and hopefully I will improve.”
It looks like Anita will again partner Cheick Tiote in central midfield, and with all our players fit from last Monday night hopefully, it looks like the starting eleven could be:
Simpson Coloccini (c) Williamson Santon
Ben Arfa Anita Tiote Gutierrez
But for some reason we think one of Demba Ba, Jonas Gutierrez, Cheick Tiote, Davide Santon and Ben Arfa could be missing tonight.
Let us know how you think the game will go tonight.
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