Newcastle will travel to Everton tomorrow night, for an important game in the league (they’re all important) against the only unbeaten side in the Premier League, with Everton having three draws and two wins in their first five league games.
Alan Pardew – we have a real offensive look about us
Newcastle will need to be somewhere near their best if the Magpies are going to get something out of this game, and at the moment we are in the bottom half of the table in 16th position, but joint 12th on goal difference, and it would be good to start getting s decent goal difference together this season – for a change.
Roberto Martinez has made a good start to his career on Merseyside, after taking over the Blues in the summer, and Everton signed some decent players.
This is what the Newcastle manager said in the Mail today:
“They have signed some good players and you would have to say that they have got what looks like a stronger squad than David had last year.”
“Certainly the chairman there has done his bit, and they could be the surprise package of the season.” “Their retention of the ball will probably be greater under Roberto.” “But what we have shown is that we have got a real offensive look about us.”
“But we have got to make sure we are tight enough to cope with that.” “We weren’t against Hull, but in the last three or four games other than that game, we have been and that’s important.”
“If we are going to have a more offensive look, then we have got to make sure the back door is shut.: “It was on Wednesday night. We got a clean sheet again and that was a good thing.”
“They have always been a difficult side to beat, especially at Goodison. It’s a tough place to go.” ”We got a 2-2 last year and we really had to work hard to get that.” ’They are in good form and it’s a tough game to play there.’
Martinez is changing the way the Everton side play, much like Brendan Rodgers did at Liverpool a year ago, and they now pass the ball around a lot more, and will be very patient in their approach.
It’s a difficult game for Newcastle, but we need a good response in the league after that terrible Hull loss at home, and we have all our best players available, so we expect Alan Pardew and the lads to give it a right go tomorrow night – so to speak.
Nothing less than that is acceptable.
We need something out of this game, however hard that may be.
What do you think?
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