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Newcastle Team Announced For Everton Test – Anderson, Krafth, Hall And Barnes Start

Eddie Howe has just announced the Newcastle team to play at St. James’ Park tonight against Everton – it’s a game we should win – but you never know with Newcastle.

Krafth starts at right-back, with Livramento and Trippier out, and it’s good to see Lewis Hall get a start at left-back after his excellent play against West Ham.

Hero Harvey Barnes starts up front – as expected – and let’s hope he can score more goals for us tonight.

Almost 75% of our readers think we will win this game – so if we don’t get all 3 points it will be a huge disappointment.

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Howay The Lads!!

412 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    Apr 3, 2024 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #321

    He dose care a lot about the club, it’s a shame he hasn’t got it anymore:(

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #322

    The worry is that if Bruno goes the other top players might get itchy feet. But the club should never have put a buy out clause in his contract if they were determined to keep him.
    We can let one elite player go but no more.
    If we got 100 million for him and put 150 cash towards it and sold the likes of Longstaff and Almiron we would have serious money.
    That is enough to revolutionise the team.
    Too many lower level and Championship players in the squad.
    Yes we have been unlucky with injuries. But that shows up the lack of depth

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #323

    There’s only worry if you worry about it.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #324

    There was a full team of 11 starters out last night, that is not a lack of depth, that is a catastrophe.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #325

    Last nights game reminded me of the dippers game earlier in the season – should of been out of sight hit post twice then sat back last twenty minutes passing backwards sideways across the line back to the keeper which drew the opposition onto us. Same last night slow backwards sideways back to keeper slow slow no tempo Everton score then we up the gears to try and get the winner. Why not keep the foot on the accelerator with quick passes.
    Free kicks in opposition half why do we pass them sideways which inevertible ends up at the keepers feet.
    All in all still should of been out of sight first half decent football but why oh why down we pull the trigger more often instead of trying to walk the ball into the net

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #326

    We can keep everybody except Bruno. The buy out clause takes it out of our hands. Why people think we can resist offers is beyond me

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #327

    Nobody thinks we can resist offers, if someone meets his release clause and he wants to go then he’s gone. There is absolutely no point in worrying about it.

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #328

    I ain’t worried about it. I would take 100 million every day of the week. It’s others who are fretting

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #329

    Lack of depth?

    The 11 we had out last night are arguably better, or at least as good, as the 11 who played.

    Tripps Lascelles Botman Liv/Targett
    Miley Tonali Jo
    Almiron Wilson Gordon

    As others have said; how the hell could any team cope game after game with that number of nailed on first team players and quality subs unavailable?

    Yes, Dummy made a stupid mistake, but the only reason why he was on was because of the acute injury situation.

    Ans some say you can’t blame injuries for dropped points and EH making poor substitutions??

    If their football knowledge was made of shoelaces they wouldn’t have enough to lace half a shoe.

  • cyprus

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #330

    I respectfully disagree. Get rid of our best players so that we can rebuild from scratch?

    No, we have a good spine of a great team with some very good players in the periphery.

    Hold on to the likes of Bruno, Isak, Joel. And continue to build with similar. If it’s just one or two players, so be it.

    Btw, the real MOM, alongside Bruno, was Burn. He was massive yesterday.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #331

    The only people fretting are the bipolar matchday warblers.

  • snowdone

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #332

    I’m not worrying about Bruno. What a player! If he has a clause and wants to uproot his family, then so be it. But I’m not worrying. My only worry is for you, Jim. You keep repeating the same thing. We heard you.

    We’re having a look at some players over these last 8 games with 6/7 first teamers out.

  • cyprus

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #333

    Barnes, despite his great pass, is better as a super sub, I think.

    Overall, yesterday’s game was almost faultless. We would’ve been ahead and out of touch but for a few centimetres when Burn scored. The other misses were down to bad luck and some (wait for it)… excellent goalkeeping.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #334

    Incredible how people can’t or more likely won’t see that.

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #335

    We should have won that game easily.
    If you are only one nil up with 10 to play that bunch of chancers are a danger. They score one goal a game with route 1 and corners. Ad they will pile on in the last 10.
    Score a second and they are toast and you have an easy game.
    All our own fault for letting them off.
    9 first teamers started for me. Only Dubs and Kraft are squad players. Enough to win it comfortably

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #336

    Just because he has scored from being a sub doesn’t make him a better super sub, if he’d scored that shot late on it would rule out that theory, whether he started or come off the bench would not have had a bearing on that shot going in the net or not.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #337

    Everton’s best player…

    Pickford by a mile.

    He might be a MB but his passing was exceptional.

    Glenn Hoddle used to get labelled World Class for his quality of long passes and now you’ve got a goalkeeper equalling it… how football has changed.

    Compare Pickford to Dubs…

    I was screaming at him to fkn pass it short and quick – the amount of times he fannied on the ball, taking 4 and 5 touches when the simple pass was on with one. All that did was allow the passing options to be closed down.

    If he passed it long is was a nothing ball straight to Everton.

    It might not go down well with many, but I’d have Pickford here no problem.

    He’s like having a top shot stopper and a Beckenbauer pass artist rolled into one.

    Last night, without Pickford’s saves and passing to set up plays, Everton would have nailed on lost the game.

    And, the jeering didn’t affect him one jot.

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #338

    Their goalkeeper gets no mention does he?

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #339

    He is their playmaker. His kicks out of hand are pin point accurate. You have to get in his face in the box and Isak did it a few times

  • lochinvar

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #340

    Why was Dummett in the middle of the box where BDB should have been ? Dumbest decision to try to tackle a player like a wrestler when the ball was nowhere near.
    That one decision might cost us more than two points, Europe, lost revenue and who stays next season.
    Shocker, absolute shocker.

  • jimiley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #341

    Agree about the injuries. But after 30 months we should not be bringing on Dummet and Kraft and Richie. The back up players should be better

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #342


    TBF Kratth was excellent last season when Tripps was injured for a while.

    Ritchie and Dummett are only anywhere near the starting lineup because of the amount of injuries.

    The fact is since PIF bought a relegation squad, over the past 30 months even though we’ve spent big we’ve still been restricted by FFP.

    Plus, we’ve bought Burn, Targett, Ashby, Tino and Hall for full back positions and Dummett only came on because Ashby is loaned out, Targett and Tino were injured, Burn had to play CB and Hall went off injured.

    There is no way we can possibly have the same injury situation next season, this is a one off freak, and Ritchie and Dummett plus a few others will not be in the first team squad next season.

  • Hibbit

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #343

    morning all, just catching up,

    Sorry to read that about your Dad, i hope he’s ok, and that you were able to make some progress towards his recovery ,

  • lochinvar

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #344

    Eddie is now ‘defending’ Dummett after last night’s shocker. Typical almost woke style man management. He needs a bollocking for costing us the game not cossetting. I’ve just seen it again and it was totally unnecessary and clueless.
    As you can gather I and many others are not amused.
    And Dyche praising Calvin Lewis for breaking his lack of goal scoring by treating his penalty take as if the Messiah has returned is cringeworthy.

    And it’s still raining, again.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #345

    Simon, sorry to hear re your dad. That’s a shocking medical performance by those concerned

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #346

    Charlie at 321, great point.

    Think I said same last night. Worse opposition but same approach. That partly comes down to the philosophy of the manager to go for more goals.

    A disaster was waiting to happen

  • cyprus

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #347

    I don’t remember that shot you’re referring to. You may be right if course. I haven’t seen enough of Barnes to make a decision it’s just that a couple of days ago he was more impactful. He was MOM as a sub, is all.

    So what does he do? Throw him to the lions? No, that’s not man management. Not sure what woke has to do with it. Regarding Dyche bigging up his 9 for a gift goal, I’d do the same. He needed a break, we gave it. When he came on I half expected him to score. “Knew” we’d need two and it wasn’t happening.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #348

    Alex Murphy wud have been a better sub but he’s had no action despite an injury ravaged campaign

  • cyprus

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #349

    Bollocking? Always privately, never publicly.

    Anyway, no one needs to tell him. He knows fine well.

  • cyprus

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #350

    Munster, you’re suggesting we shouldn’t have gone for more goals? Shut shop?

    Others are suggesting we sat back and should’ve gone for the jugular.

    Me, I think we handled the game well, bar one fatal error.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #351

    Alex Murphy can’t make the U21s for RoI, what makes you think he’s PL ready.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #352

    It might make you feel better if he publicly humiliated Dummet, I doubt it would have done much for squad morale. I’m pretty sure Howe would have made his feelings clear in private.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #353

    Some people saying we sat back and it cost us, now someone saying we went for it and it cost us. Which is it.

  • cyprus

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #354

    Regarding our remaining fixtures, I see Newcastle Tottenham 13/4 and exactly the same 22/5.

    Am I missing something or is it Google?

    Next game Vs Fulham. A footballing outfit Vs Newcastle another expansive team. A cracker!

    Then two very difficult games Vs teams above us: Spurs, Man U. Not easy…

    Expect thrills and spills. And more injuries 😉 Hope our under 12s are PL ready.

  • Wor B

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #355

    Jail #349

    Neither, our heads dropped when our goal was disallowed, they took heart and brought on fresh legs. We couldn’t keep the ball in the last half hour and they pressed us into our own half.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #356

    Wor B,
    But that exonerates anyone from blame and that just won’t do!

  • Wor B

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #357

    Ok it was my fault then, had a bit of a sore throat, didn’t sing half the songs.

    Eddie gave me a bollocking in private but is publicly supporting me.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #358

    “I get the frustration at Dummett for what was an inexcusable challenge but I also feel for the lad a bit if I’m honest.

    No one will be more gutted with what happened last night than him. #NUFC”

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #359

    It’s not that we sit back last half hour it is our slow play play backwards sideways which allows their players to push up. And in that last half hour we rely on Bruno to much by passing to him in stupid places and expect him to get us up the park. Just mix it up a bit Dubravka with a long goal kick or a ball over the top to get Isaak into the game which would have kept them on their toes.
    Yes Gordon was booked kicking the ball away but I thought we missed Almiron as he would of pressed T-Rex arms a lot more – give him the freedom of the half to distribute where he liked

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Apr 3, 2024 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #360

    We only seem to miss certain players when they’re not playing, funny that.


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