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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

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #321

    Great result
    Got to follow up against Wolves going to be tough as we have to make the running which leaves us susceptible to the counter attacks.
    Like the ‘three at the back’ with the full backs playing as half backs
    Diame people want him dropped for Shelvey – No way – Diame does the dirty yards gets the tackles in disrupts their attacks yes looks clumsy but does a hell of job

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #322

    Well I’m off – certainly happy with a point that I would have taken gladly before kick off . And Remember tomorrow MAY bring us a day nearer to new owners. I’ll leave you with that promising thought.

  • Nufc 4ever

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #323

    Scratchy from who cares we do except crap thats why you are on here

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #324

    I hope we do sign Almiron, but if we do I doubt Rafa will pitch him straight in. He won’t be desperate to trust a guy with so little big time experience. He’ll be one for next season primarily, and the latter 3rd of this if we are comfortable and he impresses in training.

  • ashleysmate

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #325

    Well, it’s been an eventful day… the toon fighting for a point at Merseyside and The takeover progressing quicker than most of us could have hoped for… I will bid you all a good night and hopefully tomorrow brings us further good news…..

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #326

    3 at the back might give us the chance to rest Diame though, and take a look at Shelvey alongside Ki. Hard to keep leaving that level of quality out, but yeah, it’s a big call.

  • G

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #327

    Happy with a point. Lucas Digne must be in with a shout at the Oscars too. Cheating bluenose scum.

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #328

    Ki, cool as the other side of the pillow.

    We live in the North of England
    It’s not like California
    Our pillows don’t get hot and sweaty in December
    Both sides are cool

  • Mindshaft

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #329

    Didn’t see game as was working but expected a defeat , think that’s a good point – we’re basically in a mini league with the bottom 8 teams and we’ve managed 5 points from relegation spot – anyone else expecting more with the investment we’ve had is deluded

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #330

    Diame sometimes starts games slow but he never gives up and then ends up putting in some great blocks

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #331

    At home that is. You do need Diame in there away from home for now, I suppose, but 3 at the back, would suggest we’d need him less at home.

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #332

    The stats

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #333

    MotD Beeb 1

  • jane

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #334

    “we’re basically in a mini league with the bottom 8 teams”

    7 teams 🙂

    very good point. top of the mini league. maybe 8 teams if we drag Wolves back into it.

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #335

    The wife has sent me to Coventry
    She came into the room with 15 minutes
    to go and I sent her away with a flea in her ear
    This is going to cost me big time

  • chicousa

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #336

    Jib @328
    Ok, well how about “Ki, cool as a backdive into the Tyne!” ??


  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #337

    A wife is like a very good friend with tits
    You’ll get one when your balls drop

  • jane

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #338

    “The stats”

    most shots on target

  • beermonkey

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #339

    will the new owners give shearer his bar back


    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #340

    Although diames touch and play when facing our defenders is something that scares the shit out of me at times,we need him in midfield doin the grunt work,if we had better controlling ball players with his work rate, he would be on the bench…but we dont so we make do with what we have,just wish he’d sharpen up his game and work on his fitness at the start of the seasons….he seems to be 4-6 games behind most players at the start of the season….ki and him make a good pair in midfield,best pair in form we have for now.

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #341

    You don’t need to dive into the tyne
    Just go in the back garden in your string vest


  • jane

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #342

    a tiny frog that has recently developed from a tadpole.”

  • stan anderson

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #343

    Did not expect a point at Everton.
    Well done Rafa and the lads.

  • chicousa

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #344

    Is that what all Geordie girls look like? You lucky blokes! 🙂

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #345

    I’m not even ticked off that Atsu
    blew his chances
    Altho a bit of Mackem goalie humiliation
    would have been nice

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #346

    Gerordie lasses are class
    they don’t even drop their
    kebabs when having a knee-trembler

  • Jib

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #347

    and all their tattoos are spelled right

  • stan anderson

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #348

    Just need to say .Travelling to watch the Toon does not make us great fans.

  • stan anderson

    Dec 5, 2018 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #349

    Its a good piss up really.And is better when we dont lose.

  • RobLeenio

    Dec 7, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #350


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