Three Changes – Lascelles, Atsu And Murphy Start At Goodison


Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the tough game at Goodison Park tonight which has 7:45 pm kickoff time and it’s not exactly been a good away ground for us over recent years.

We surprisingly lost 3-0 at home to West Ham on Saturday afternoon and it’s vital that the players try to get back to their winning ways.

It looks like Rafa will play five at the back tonight with Lascelles coming back in Manquillo keeping his place at left-back.

Jamaal Lascelles returns to the side after injury

Murphy and Atsu come into the side at the expense of Perez and Ritchie – who is suspended for this game.

As we’ve mentioned in earlier articles today if Newcastle can keep winning games a takeover could even happen this month, or if not this year then in January.

But we cannot have another slump and slip back into the relegation zone.

There is not a lot of confidence from fans that we can win the game tonight with only one in seven thinking we can get all 3 points.

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Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


350 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Five across the back !!!!
    YES !!!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Team list

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, DeAndre Yedlin, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Federico Fernández, Fabian Schär, Javier Manquillo, Mohamed Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Jacob Murphy, Christian Atsu, Salomón Rondón

    Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Ciaran Clark, Sean Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Yoshinori Muto, Joselu

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone get it right?

    0
  • SwissSte

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Hmmm, can’t help but feel Shelvey should be making it a 3 man midfield and Muto should be up with Rondon in a 5-3-2

    11
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Same formation as Burnley?

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Hooray
    a couple of hours without the frog

    He knows absolutely fcukall about footy

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #7

    6 subs don’t we normally have 7?

    And Young Freddie seems to be the 2nd choice GK now.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib
    C’mon admit it you’ll miss him!

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Mmmm
    Kenedy didn’t travel
    the thlot pickens

    5
  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Aye OK Bill
    I’ll miss the snotfaced little freak

    2
  • magpieinzim

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Think we too defensive and perfect game for Shelvey
    Might be proved wrong

    1
  • lukes26

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #12

    rafa’s obviously a good manager.

    however, i dont understand his selections sometimes.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib
    Aye I didn’t spot that, heard nowt about an injury.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #14

    No Ritchie
    Thank you lorfy

    0
  • AncientC

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #15

    It will be interesting to see if Lascelles plays in the centre. There was seemingly issues about that previously.

    1
  • toonbrother

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Thank you lord

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Essex; You’ve missed off Perez from the list of subs.

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 5, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Has Bill Gates been spotted at Goodison yet?

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Toonbrother

    Definitely a wum

    Hes banned

    2
  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Oosh rough line up. I imagine the 0-3 loss to West Ham had Rafa’s head spinning, he’s back to the nick a point 0-0 tactic. Can’t say I disagree tonight. A point would be a good result.

    1
  • AncientC

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Everton: Pickford, Digne, Mina, Zouma, Coleman; Gomes, Gueye; Lookman, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Tosun.
    (4-2-3-1)
    Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Keane, Bernard, Davies, Walcott, Calvert-Lewin.

    0
  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Surprised Walcott doesn’t start

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #24

    I said after watching that game on Sunday that Rafa might end up upsetting a few of the football purists tonight. It’s going to be ten men behind the ball and hope to hit them on the break. Need a good solid performance from Rondon tonight as he’s going to be a bit lonely.

    6
  • toonbrother

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Lascelles will play centre Fernandez on the left

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Novocastrian

    I copied and pasted it it from the NUFC site, just checked he aint mentioned!

    But that now makes sense.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #27

    36 Minutes to KO

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  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Fernandez in the centre with Lascelles on the right
    apparently

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  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Nice try Toonbotherer
    but a bad fail
    Never mind

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #30

    YIPPEE

    ANOTHER MASTERCLASS IN DEFENDING,, AND 62% THINK WE WILL LOSE.

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORT

    1
  • Reilly

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Roberto Rojas
    @RobertoRojas97
    Hearing from sources that Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United is a done deal. There are a few things left to be done but probably will join in the winter transfer window. Possibly a loan deal with an option to buy of around £15m at the end of the season.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Blimey they’re are interchanging positions before KO, is this the coming of total football under our prospective new owners?

    2
  • jasper

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Against West Ham Manquillo got to the byline in the first few minutes, and made a poor very fist of crossing with his left foot.
    From then on he hung back despite many opportunities when there was a huge space ahead of him that he could have run into and still be onside.
    When the ball reached his side he was static and invariably turned infield onto his right foot.
    So i’d much rather have had Clark.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #34

    If we are getting American owners does that mean a few more players from the MLS, plenty of good options there.

    2
  • toonbrother

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Can’t wait to finally see a ritchie free line up
    Not sure about manquillo as a wingback though
    Good to see the king Jamaal back where He belongs

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Murphy and Atsu both have plenty to play for, so you never know, but when you look at their attack and ours, you’d have to think we’ll need a mighty effort and the rub of green to get anything tonight. Manqillo and Yedlin as wing backs should do better than they would as fullbacks in the flat back four, but for much of the match it’ll be flat back five, with everyone ahead shutting down runners. Tough 90 ahead. HWTL

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #37

    Yeah Kennedy & Perez being thrown to the Wolves this weekend!

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  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Chance to be the game of the night

    0
  • Online Guy

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Atsu and Murphy starting , Rafa , going to hit Everton early doors.

    If the early goal comes then we sit back and pick them off . Easier said I know.

    Wishfull thinking Everton 1 v 2 Newcastle.

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #40

    MotD 22.45 tonight

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