Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Newcastle v Everton, TOTT Preview

Newcastle v Everton, TOTT Preview

Always a great battle, Newcastle entertain Everton, with the home team looking for only their 2nd win in 9 matches and the 2nd home win in 6 attempts since the stuffing of Merseyside rivals, Liverpool.

This is the 4th consecutive week that the Toon take on a relatively mid table team where the right result could change league positions. Such is the tightness of the table where lower teams and top teams have tended to perform well, with the mid tanking sides performing modestly.

Pardew goes in to this match on the back of promises to strengthen the squad in the summer. Promises are rife on Tyneside, with delivery weak. The striker who would not be sold has been sold, with young players out on loan and 3 of the last 4 signings have been injured.

With a threadbare squad, Harper will continue in goal, the back 5 being something of a salvation, relatively speaking. Coloccini`s experience will be valued in the heart of defence, with Williamson doing nothing to be dropped. Enrique maintains his best form of the last 2 years on the left with Sreve Taylor hoping to continue where he left off in his cameo last week on the right, allowing Simpson to move forward if the occasion demands.

It is the right side of midfield that looks weak, Barton a non-starter last week with Simpson ending up in the wide right position. Joey may or may not recover from injury, with similarly outspoken Ireland also dubious for that slot. Ryan Taylor is of course suspended, meaning that the natural Evertonians in the Newcastle ranks could miss out totally.

It could be that Jonas switches flanks allowing the young Ferguson a full home Premier League debut on the left. Tiote will be the holding stalwart with Liverpool supporter Nolan aching to follow up last week`s goal against his old side, Bolton.

Good news comes up front, with Ameobi now challenging the man who has his best streak at Coventry in a Sholaesque mask, Leon. Peter lovenkrands will also hope to continue having himself got on the score sheet 11 days ago and seemingly match sharp.

Moyes has his own injury concerns for Everton. However, defensively the team looks strong with veteran Phil Neville a probability on the right, Baines poised for his 150th start on the left and Jagielka joining the former Newcastle player, Distin in the middle.

Young starlet Coleman can play either at right back or show his adventurous side going forward, Arteta always capable of showing his creative side. Osman looks set for a central partnership with Rodwell in the absence of the wig, better known as Fellaini.

uP front there is plenty of interest for the home supporters. Beckford has scored 4 in his last 5 starts having turned down the Toon last season. Saha is also a striker in form having been on loan during the long forgotten Gullit era. Thankfully, Cahill is also injured.

Referee for the occasion is one of the scourges of the Toon in the shape of Howard Webb. Of all his matches featuring Newcastle, those against teams from Yorkshire or the North West tend not to result in much joy for the home crowd.

Based on the referee, Everton`s away form which includes 7 draws and the home team`s seeming inability to win recently, except against teams in the bottom 5, a draw looks likely.

Newcastle v Everton at St James

77 W41 D20 L16 F144 A79

remier League

16 W10 D4 L2 F30 A15

Teams from:

ewcastle: Harper, Krul, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell, S. Taylor, Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Ireland, Vuckic, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Best, Ameobi, Ranger, Kuqi.

Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Rodwell, Osman, Arteta, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Gueye, Heitinga, Hibbert, Anichebe, Baxter, Duffy, Mucha.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rexn
Date:Saturday March 5 2011
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
Heart says Home win, Head says expect the unexpected
toon_nomatterwot
05/03/2011 00:02:00
0
Amazing stat REXN is, the last time we won at home in the Prem when it was a Saturday 3pm ko, Kevin Keegan was manager. Aug 2008
Mcnamee67
05/03/2011 11:09:00
0
At least there is always next year, Mcnamee
Rexn
05/03/2011 18:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Audio - Benitez On Birmingham Win

Manager Rafa Benitez has been giving his thoughts following victory over Birmingham City today.

Stats: Newcastle v Birmingham City

All the stats from Newcastle (4) vs (0) Birmingham City, St James' Park, 10/12/16 Att: 52,145

Newcastle v Birmingham - Team Sheets

Newcastle are at St James' Park with Birmingham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Newcastle v Birmingham - Follow Live On Twitter

Newcastle are at St James' Park with Birmingham the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Darlow2%
Anita6%
Lascelles0%
Clark0%
Dummett0%
Ritchie0%
Shelvey12%
Hayden0%
Gouffran6%
Diame31%
Gayle37%
Sub - Atsu6%
Sub - Mitrovic0%
Sub - Lazaar0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 16 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot26
2.Mcnamee6724
3.keggy_keagal12
4.billybobcat11
5.Finn_the_Dog7
6.The Owl6
7.officemonkey4
8.PieMag3
9.Sir Laz2
10.North Yorkshire Mag2
Vital Football Comment