We Have To Show Last Season Was A One Off


Yoan Gouffran has come out today in the local papers and said Newcastle will be going all out tonight at Goodison Park for a good result, to make up for that terrible result last time out in the league against Hull City, when the newly promoted minnows humbled Newcastle 3-2, and we gave away three very poor goals.

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Yoan Gouffran – in good form at the moment

Yoan Gouffran is turning out to be an excellent signing for us in January, and he scored another great goal for Newcastle in the 2-0 home win against Leeds United last Wednesday night.

That win went a little way towards restoring some confidence in the Newcastle camp, but the game tonight at Everton is a very important one for Newcastle,  and a win for us can see us go into 8th place in the league table – that’s where we need to be.

Yoan now has 5 goals in 22 appearances for Newcastle, and all his goals seems to have been vital ones for the club.

This is what the 27 year-old had to say today in the local papers:

“We have to show that last season was just a one-off.” “We will be aiming to finish as high up the Premier League as we want to.” “We have great players. We did last season too. There are a lot of internationals on the books here.”

“It’s about doing as well as we can, as well as we should do with the great players we have here.”  “We’re definitely going away with the Hull game in the back of our minds.”

“It’s not forgotten.”  “We have to lift our chins and press on.”  “We’ll go there and at least try to bring a point back.”  “I don’t set targets in terms of numbers.”  “This year there is a lot more in terms of competition for the strikers.”

“When the manager gives me my chance I have to give my all.”  “I have to try to be as effective as I can.”

Gouffran has two goals this season and he’s joint top scorer with Ben Arfa and newly arrived Loic Remy, but one thing we need to do is to score more goals, and we have only 5 goals in five games in the Premier League, and that’s not  enough. although we have scored four goals in our last two league games.

Yoan will probably not start tonight, but he will definitely get on for some time in the second half, and we hope he can add to his goal tally tonight.

A draw would be a decent result at Everton,  but we really need a win to get our season  back on track.

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10 comments so far

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #1

    If we’re playing players based on form then surely Dummett, Sammy and Goofy should be in with a chance today? Maybe not starting with Sammy though. Tiote in with a shout too. Worried about that right side though…I think Baines could take Debuchy apart…

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d play goofy.

    Cisse is hit and miss.

    i am going for a 3-1 win to us.

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #3

    u fogot coleman will rip santon on da left.. with his pace

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    both full backs gona have tough day tonight..

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  • Jonny

    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    We have a stronger team, they have a stronger manager. Still think if we play our best we should win though.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m really looking forward to tonight’s game. Monday games are always good to watch.

    I am not sure if we will win but there is no reason we can’t. I’d take a point as it’s a tough away ground..

    Id like to see a front three of remy, gouff and Ben arfa, all deserve a starting spot. Cisse on the bench can change a game too.

    I wouldn’t be annoyed to see tiote and Anita holding to help with te defending then cabaye in front of them. Sissoko as a sub can drive at tired legs later in the match.

    Same back 4 as normal (I’d like dummet in but he needs to keep doing more to get a regular stint in the side).

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d Play Remy on the right and stop baines that way. lets see how he defends.

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  • mindshaft

    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Not totally sure we have better players – our defence is suspect, midfield although on paper strong can’t control a game and our strike force is hit and miss – still on our day we can actually play some decent stuff, think our problem is the fact that teams know if they get at us and don’t give us time on the ball we panic and start to play further towards our own goal
    Pardew is a bit of a weak point in that he’s tactically naive so I’m going for Maryinez to outwit us and an Everton win

    Tough to see us getting many points over the next 7 games with only Cardiff and Sunderland winnable games – think we’ll be in bottom three come mid november – hopefully we’ll start picking up points between mid Nov and Xmas

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  • Blofal

    Sep 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #9

    JAMSHA hopefully with Remy and Ben Arfa both Everton full backs will also have their work cut out for them tonight.

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  • nufc 11

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #10

    The one big difference last year was the defending, and the lack of it…. as much much as we lacked goals we looked like conceeding every couple of mins, Santon has proved time and again hes not a defender, very very bad for an italian he gets a pass every time wen he makes mistakes, AP doesent see him as a winger why is behond me?b Colo was very poor my his standards goes missing far to often and he is the leader? Taylor has gone backwards every season cnt list his faults, Yanga heading is very questionable other than that he is sound, Debuchy going forward like Santon is very good the other way he is extremely shakey, Krul is top class keeper who we will struggle to keep in future, The one thing about our bk4 and their mistakes and awful preformance last season can be sumed up by their coaching too, to me if AP didnt go Carver should of because it wasnt good enuf FACT Id love for someone like Tony Adams to come in as number 2 and sort out the mess of lst season which by the looks of it (lst Sat) has carried on to this one.

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