Everton v Newcastle – Premier League match preview

Toffees v Magpies
Toffees v Magpies
Alan Pardew must prepare his side for a daunting trip to Goodison Park where they will come up against a tough Everton side on Monday evening.

The Toffees may have lost one of their key players over the summer along with a manager who had them punching above their financial resources for some considerable time, but a new manager has brought a new approach whilst retaining that ‘hard to beat’ psyche that was synonymous with Moyes’ team.

They are unbeaten so far this season, but it is at home where perhaps the most startling statistics can be found. Not only are they unbeaten this season, they are also unbeaten in 2013 at Goodison Park and haven’t conceded a league goal at home since the very start of March. I thin you’ll agree that those are impressive stats…

Everton:

Steven Pienaar, Antolin Alcaraz and Leon Osman are all missing due to injury. Recalls for Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Kevin Miralles and Gareth Barry are all likely after they were benched for the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at Fulham.

Newcastle:

Yohan Cabaye, Loic Remy, Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko, Davide Santon and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa alllook set to resume their roles in the first team after being rested against Leeds. Jonas Gutierrez and Steven Taylor join Ryan Taylor on the sidelines whilst Shola Ameobi is still struggling for fitness.

Previously…

Only a last minute goal from Demba Ba prevented Everton from doing the double over us last season as we managed to squeak a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park in the early part of the season before losing the return fixture at St James’ Park 2-1 despite Papiss Cisse scoring an early opener.

Overall the head-to-head record is pretty even with results tending to favour the home side.There have been 160 meetings between the two clubs previously with United just shading it with 64 victories compared to 61 for Everton.

Stats and facts…

Newcastle last beat Everton at Goodison in 2010 courtesy of a stunning by Hatem Ben Arfa. Before that though the last time we won at Everton was in 2001.

Assuming Gareth Barry plays,he will become only the 10th player to rack up 500 Premier League appearances.

Everton are the only team yet to be beaten in a league game this season. They have also had more draws this season than any other side.

Leighton Baines scored his 21st Premier League goal at West Ham last weekend. Only John Terry (32) has scored more goals as a defender.

Newcastle have conceded more headed goals (3) than any other side so far this season.

Final thought:

After daring to dream against Hull City I soon got slapped back down to earth and now I’m firmly in pessimistic mode. Basically I don’t expect anything tomorrow so if we do manage to grab a point or more it will be a massive bonus from my perspective.

Of course we are capable of gaining a point or even three, but Everton are no pushovers either and in Leighton Baines they have a man who loves to score against us and who is bang in form. He’s not the only player to watch though as Roberto Martinez has danger men throughout the team, especially from set pieces. However this time at least we don’t have to watch out for Marouane Fellaini and his roving elbows…

Howay the lads!

Date: Monday, 30th September, 2013

Time: 8:00pm – Live on Sky Sports 1

Venue: Goodison Park

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195 thoughts on “Everton v Newcastle – Premier League match preview

  1. Aye Richie @77 Sunderland smothered them for stretches of the game. They couldn’t get going. Still for an away game it was a good win for Liverpool. We could do with the same score when we visit the stadium of plight.

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  2. Some news coming out of the Ashley castle. The date didn’t go so well. Apparently there was a banana hammock malfunction, followed by some screaming and projectile vomiting. It’s all a bit hush hush other than that. Mike hopes to take it to the next level on the second date? 😯 Apparently the lady in question has changed her name and moved without leaving a forwarding address. It’s a bit like the witness protection program I believe.

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  3. But we’re better than Stoke who I watched today. It seems as if several clubs are struggling for consistency at the moment.

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  4. Mike might be a little late for the Everton kickoff. The date has hit him quite hard apparently (but what about the lady friend?) He has gotten rid of the offending piece of clothing and has sworn to only buy reinforced speedos from now on.

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  5. I’ll be interested to see how we fair against Stoke Munich mate. And Norwich. Those might be tense games for us. It’s ridiculous but we’re still too dependent on Benny and Remy in attack. We will need more goals from the midfield if Cisse can’t pick it up.

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  6. G2 I was shocked how poor Stoke were yesterday at home to Norwich. Listening to the reports so far, it seemed as if the media darling Mark Hughes had Stoke playing like Barcelona and they were all cheering seeing the back of Pullis.

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  7. I would think we’ll finish the season in a group including Stoke and Norwich Munich unless we do some very good business in January. That means bottom 10 for me. Pardew’s main tendency is still to fall back and defend a lead even though we’re quite poor at it. Cabaye really needs to recover form quickly and if Tiote could do so as well then we might make progress. A midfield with an in form Cabaye, Tiote, and Sissoko would be interesting to see. That would probably mean dropping Anita or playing 4-4-2 but I doubt all 4 midfielders will be in form at the same time so play the best 3 in every game.

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  8. G2, the unfortunate thing is that we have had quite an easy start to the season, and played home games against three teams which we would expect to be fighting in the bottom 10, and only picked up 4 points from 9. 👿

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  9. Spot on Munich @86. That makes me wonder about points from the next 6 games. It looks very worrisome. I suppose our best chances for points are Cardiff (a), and mackems (a). A slump now would be deadly. Anything less than 12 points from the first 11 games and Pardew would be gone if we had a decent owner.

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  10. I wonder what Fulham’s new owner is making of their start to the season? Is Jol on shaky ground I wonder? It’s puzzling that they’re this bad. A bottom 10 side to be sure but I wouldn’t have suspected bottom 5. Not sure where West Ham are going to finish up either. If they get Carroll back they may get going.

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  11. If Pardum decids to go all out defensive at Everton tomorrow night, then I predict we will lose BADLY.
    IMO we need to take it to them early on and get the first goal.
    Then hopefully fight like **** for 90+ mins and come away with at least 1 point.
    I would be happy with a point, provided we score at least once.
    I wont be happy if we are starting the 2nd half 0-0, as we have a tendancy to concede early in the 2nd halves.
    Been some strange results this weekend, I don’t see why we shouldn’t continue that trend.
    Howay the Lads.

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  12. G2@88, El Fayed decided to take his Michael Jackson statue back, that’s when the **** hit the fan. Took the wind out of Berbatovs sails cos he was really buzzing up until then 😆 😆 😆

    Everton have to lose at home some time, why not tomorrow ? p.s. can anyone ever remember us winning at Everton ? We always tend to get battered down there 😆 🙄

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  13. Everton are undefeated at home in their last 13 or 14 I think going back to last season? Does anyone know for sure? They have changed managers and are still adapting to the Martinez style so now is as good a time as any to play them. We’re coming off a cup win and a bad home loss so form is questionable. I’m hoping for a 1-1 draw but fear a 2-1 loss is more realistic.

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  14. Didn’t we beat them 1-0 on Benny’s goal a couple of seasons ago Munich mate @90? I think I remember a brilliant shot from him early in his time with us.

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  15. I think Jol is under big pressure, but I cant see him getting the sack just yet. Maybe come the beginning of December if things haven’t improved for them by then.
    A new manager will need the jan window to sort things out.
    But so long as there are 3 teams below us and one of them is 5under1and, I’ll be happy enough, for now..

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  16. G2@88, apparently Carrol has a long term (3 month) injury, thank flock. Fletcher at the makkems is also injured for 6 weeks or so. They looked really lightweight up front today, but put the effort in.

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  17. G2@92, you are dead right. How could I forget that wonder-goal 😳 😳 Was a wonderful performance too from what I recall, we were brilliant all over the pitch, Tiote bossed the midfield.

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  18. I think we can count on Sunderland and Crystal Palace to stay below us in the table. As for Fulham and West Ham I’m not so sure. It will depend on the schedule. Our schedule is tough and will get tougher in October and early November (Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs in there).

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  19. I wonder how Ashley feels now about promoting his club worldwide? To me he looks to have abandoned it. He goes from having a US preseason tour to playing mediocre Scottish and English sides this summer. It suggests he knows he doesn’t have the ambition to make us more popular around the world.

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  20. Where are we going from here with Ashley? Big question with no obvious answer for me. With an ambitious and experienced manager we would be in the top 8 already this season. As it stands now Hull is 7th!

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  21. Unbelievable and shocking that Hull is 7th after we’ve had such an easy start to the season. Dropping points against Hull and West Ham were killers for us.

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  22. If Pardum is playing for the draw tomorrow, and we achieve that, it will only be enough to take us to 12th.
    Perfectly placed for the mid table mediocrity ambition of the club
    🙁

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  23. Good point Munich @105 but overall we’ve been poor so far. I want to see a very good effort tomorrow to convince me we’re on the upturn. Surely Pardew will field the in form players and not bring in Jonas. Is Cabaye fit or is the groin still bothering him?

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  24. G2..Populary comes naturaly with good signing players and wins …english premier league is the most famous and populary national competition on the world 😎

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  25. I hope not BB mate @106 but you could well be right. A draw would probably suit Pardew. For me we need one point against Cardiff and Liverpool as well as a win against Sunderland as well. That would give us 6 points from our next 4 games and 13 overall from 9. That would be acceptable. If we go much below that the pressure should be on Pardew again.

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  26. Yes DJEB @108 but we don’t get many wins. Certainly not enough to grow our overseas popularity. And too much negative press such as the hiring of Kinnear and the ******* he spouts.

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  27. ive took my toon goggles off & i’m going for a 2-1 loss tomorrow.

    I reckon we’ll get bossed in the middle and their dominance in the air will see us concede two set-plays.. 🙁

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  28. Evry body on the earth watch prem league…
    If we win something most fans will comes..especialy in france 😉
    Tomorow if cabs and benny in form..cisse wake up.. we win ❗
    We must take back hull 3 points …
    If we played like last weeks…why not..

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  29. I think ashley plan is waiting winter for buy and sell..i dont know why ..but it is a strangely attitud..
    Not shur better player oportunity or less money spend on chrismas..
    If someone can explain me why.. 🙄

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  30. It is difucult to find good players on january..150 M.£ budget and any miserable pound not spend ….ashley is a very very bizzard owner… 😥

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  31. It’s only 6 games ,5 for us into the season .A lot can change by may , December even . Hull have impressed but there is no way they will finish 7th imo.

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  32. if not baines m8, that Ross Barkley looks a cracking player. We need to control the middle Barkley, Mcarthy and Barry might be too strong for our midfield.

    Not to mention Lukaku who’s in great form.

    We have a chance tho if we play our cards right and defend well from the beginning. although theyve won their last 7 out of 8 at home

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  33. God bless you Djebs, but you have much still to learn.
    Nothing much makes sense when it comes to NUFC.

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  34. Mark@119, Ashley’s thoughts are pretty easy to work out mate. Cut costs to a bare minimum, Premier League survival achieved with minumum expenditure, and no interest in cups at all.

    Oh, and for good measure, stick it right up the ja***y of the paying Geordie public, grinding them down into subservience. It’s my way or the highway.. 👿 👿

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  35. Yes I’ve been wondering about that as well. Llambias used to say January was a terrible time to buy because players are overpriced and teams are desperate. So what did we do last season? No players brought in except Anita 2 summers ago then 5 players brought in during the January window. Desperation opened the pocketbook at last. Foolish and Ashley learned nothing from it at all.

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  36. G2 Ashley would rather we get knocked out of cups early to avoid injuries to key players and just stay in the premiership without fear of relegation! I think it’s such a shame for the fan’s that turn up every week in the hope of winning something. It’s terrible how he treats the fan’s. It’s not our fault Pardew and the players nearly got us relegated last year. It’s not our fault he had to spend 18 million to avoid relegation . He employed Pardew and Kinnear so he has to take responsibility for there mistakes. Not sulk about it and feeling hard done by, he makes me sick.

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  37. Aye Mark @117 we’ll have to play our cards right from the very start of the game. No panic or hoofball. A good amount of possession in their half. Get Gouffy and Remy into decent scoring positions. If Benny can open them up a bit it could make all the difference mate.

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  38. Spot on STEM @122. If we don’t see a proper starting 11 against Man City in the cup we’ll know you’re right mate. That will really tell a tale. Any sign of Obertan, Shola or Gosling in that game and our gooses will be cooked.

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  39. Sorry BB mate @126. 😆 I would be thrilled if he was successful but I think it will be elsewhere. It can’t be doing him any good sitting on the bench so much of the time. The same goes for Gosling. I hope Joe is going to help some of these young players out by moving them on if they really aren’t good enough to play for us.

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  40. Well I think we have to go for it and take the game to them ,no soaking up ridiculous amounts of pressure as we’re crap at it . You need an excellent back line to play that game and we are not strong enough .That approach would need a swift counter attack from us too late on in the game and if Remy is out I don’t think we have that in our Arsenal ,I know we have Benny but chances are he’ll be marked out the game like last week .

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  41. You’re right Kimtoon but I doubt Pardew will play it that way. He just falls back into defensive mode. Have to run now.

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  42. BB ,Thought I read a couple of days ago he was out with a strain ? . Haven’t seen any further reports though mate so maybe he’s ok.

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  43. Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez (also hamstring) is likely to miss out though despite joining in with full training. (phew) 😛

    Manager Pardew has emphasised the Magpies need to keep Everton’s forward line at bay and not leak goals they way they did at Hull last week , “We’ve got goals,” he said, “But we have to lock the back door. We didn’t do that against Hull.”
    No **** Sherlock 👿

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  44. We don’t need any problems with Remy just yet Kim.
    His presence in the team has definitely given us a boost.
    I never heard owt about him being crocked tho.
    I fancy him to score for us tomorrow 😉

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  45. Just like to say bad luck to Bristol academy ladies in losing out to money bags Liverpool ladies for the league title. Everyone was rooting for Bristol outside Liverpool as they did so well on a pittance .Pushed all the way losing out on the title in a 2.0 loss today ,not bad for a team who get bugger all funding compared to Arsenal and the Dippers ladies. Gutted the fairy tale died tbh.

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  46. I know he finally scored a goal last game in the league cup but can’t believe Cisse hasn’t been dropped from the team. IMO he adds virtually zero to the team..miskicks the ball, blocks his team mates scoring possibilities, can’t defend, can’t tackle and is virtually permanently off side!
    I’d rather see Gouffran and Remi start up front. I’ve never been a fan of Shola Ameobi but it’s got so I’d rather see him play than Cisse!!! Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel 🙁

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  47. Just beat me to it Big Dave. Though I agree that he hasnt done much at all this season and last didnt look good. I know could have had another 7 goals but was wrongly classed as offside. He’s offside too often for my liking. you can see when other players are not passing coz they can see he is off. Needs to get that right in his game and is just the basics.

    Lets hope when he plays tonight, proves us wrong and gets a couple tonight

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  48. Same 11 for me tonight like. Allow them to try and right their wrongs against Hull. Even with injuries, we have enough to change things if it isn’t working. Time for Pards to be brave and trust his players I think.

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  49. The game is on at 3am my time.. hate Monday games and night games 👿 … they should be banned, after all it is all about me :mrgreen:

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  50. @Aussie

    It’s on at 8pm over here, so if you wanted I will just tell you the final score at 10pm on here. Save you getting up at 3am to watch it fella. 😉

    Always thinking of you Aussie. 😀

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  51. Think we will get turned over tonight!
    The FOOL needs to address our soft underbelly, when other teams have a go at us we collapse like a pack of cards.
    We need big performances from HBA and Remy.

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  52. I’d play Remy up top for this one with benny given a try on the left. Gouffran on the right to do the Baines tracking. Pardew will probably stick with the awful Cisse.

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