This Newcastle Star Confident Of Newcastle Revival

One piece of positive news during November and December was the emergence of Vurnon Anita, and the 23 year-old has starred for Newcastle in the middle of the park in Yohan Cabaye’s absence, and he is looking a very good buy for Newcastle and his temperament and positive approach to the game are simply first class.

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Vurnon Anita – should be fit for tonight

And it appears from what Vurnon says, that he’ recovered from the severely bruised ankle he sustained near the end of the game at Old Trafford last Wednesday, so we expect him to line up alongside Cheick Tiote in the middle of the park tonight, and that’s good news for Newcastle.

This is what the 23 year-old 5 times capped Dutch international had to say in the local press today:

“ “Things can change very quickly.” “We came back last season with Ajax and achieved something good in the second half of the season. Anything can happen.” “That’s why we must have some faith in ourselves. We have a good team here still and lots of points to play for.”

“But we must start winning games.” “If we stick together then I am sure we can do that.” “Every game recently has been a case of almost, almost. So we are getting closer to the results.” “We just have to keep on working.” “In Holland we are usually off at Christmas.”

“We have 10 days holiday. Now my body is getting used to it.” “I enjoy playing lots of games so it is good for me.” “They are tough games in the Premier League, but we continue to give every game a good try.” “Physically I feel good and it is not a problem for me.”

In truth Newcastle did very well in the first 70 minutes of both their last two away games at Manchester United and Arsenal – but we got zero points, and now it’s all about getting the points in the bag, and while a great performance tonight would be good, it’s a time when results are more important than performances.

Maybe we can also get a little bit of luck tonight, but if we are ahead going into the last 20 minutes of the game tonight, we’re still going to be a bit nervous that we can hang on for the win.

Let us know how you think we’ll do tonight against Everton.

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21 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Toon to win it 2-1 after a monumental battle.

  • gaz 44

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    if we can keep there left hand side quiet then we will win.. but that’s a massive if, so i voted lose

  • sweendog

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    3-1 toon .. 2 – nil half time .. and a scare in the second with everton scoring

  • JDdubai

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    I would say this is the test.

    If we can lift our game for Man U and Arsenal then why havent we been doing it all season??? We played much better going forward which we have lacked, we need to see the team play like that every match now though. No point lifting it for big games and reveting back to crap again when the slightly”easier” games come along…

    If we play like we did at OT then we will be fine, if we play like we did in the matched before Man U then we will get battered..

  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    If, and it’s a big if, Danny Simpson is at least 2000 miles away from ST James park we might win.

  • achtoon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Simpsons got a broken toe so he aint playing

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    What ever happens today guys we can always blame it on lack of transfer activity 😉

    …it is the ultimate excuse (it even works when Benny, Cabs and anyone else is back match fit!

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    We should NOT play Cisse on the right tonight as said it before Everton will rip us apart ! I went for a draw which I think is realistic but a win would be a great way to start the new year !

  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Simspon may have a broken toe but if he is anywhere near the hallowed turf of the church that is ST james’s then we are screwed.

  • achtoon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10


    Reports are suggesting Mathieu Debuchy will arrive on Tyneside today to start the process of finalising his move to Newcastle United, although it is unclear if the Lille full-back will be at St James’ Park for tonight’s game against Everton. And, following morning speculation linking Peter Odemwingie with a move to Newcastle, sources on Tyneside are playing down any interest in the West Brom striker.

  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    I reckon tonight we’ll start with this:


    Then once we are 2-0 down we’ll revert to this:


  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #12

    I see Percy is saying in a Chronicle interview that Ba will start tonight and on Saturday.

  • Jayden

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    As much as I hate to admit it, this is a match where Jonas on the right hand side would come in very handy. Their midfield is weak, they have both Neville and Gibson missing, and Fellaini is hardly the best on the floor. We can certainly out-pass them in the middle, especially if Anita and Marv keep their form. I agree, Cisse shouldn’t play on the right, so put Obertan on the right – his pace will deter Baines from venturing forward. Everton, under Moyes, work extremely hard, so we need to exploit this by keeping possession. Tiote and Willo need to be on top form today.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Baines is injured.

  • PK-Norway

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Hey guys … two Newcastle players in top 10.. not bad eh!!!

  • tequilamag

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Jesper lack of signings is not the only reason for our predicament but a blind man can see if we had made some more first team quality signings in the Summer we would have had nore options to cover the injuries and suspensions we have had to deal with.

  • HullMag6

    Jan 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #17

    I wonder who else will be at the game(striker) as hinted by daily fail when Ba/Chelski news broke.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jan 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Just Seen Andy Carroll at The BP Garage on The A69 What is Going Down There ???? I said You Signing Today Then He Just Gave a Big Grin !!!!

  • dmac

    Jan 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #19

    I really really dont want big Andy back. So i sincerely hope thats bs. He made a promising start to his career with us but that has faultered massively.

  • reccerobbo

    Jan 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #20

    No Ba tonite his clause has been activated by chelski so his reps are against holding talks with them trying to tie down a deal so cisse through the middle

  • karasu

    Jan 2, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #21



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