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HUGHTON'S NOTES

Posted on 14 October 2005  - 12:00

Chris Hughton's regular assessment of our forthcoming opponents - next up, Everton on Saturday.

Chris Hughton's regular assessment of our forthcoming opponents - next up, Everton on Saturday.

THE TABLE shows Everton at the bottom but it means absolutely nothing. If anything, it works out the exact opposite in terms of what people might think - they are having a bad run and at some stage that run will end.

They will soon creep back towards the form they showed last season and that could start at any stage, any game, any result.

We have to make sure it's not against us on Saturday.

There are no poor teams as such in this league. There might be teams going through a poor run, but those runs will end at some stage

In the last few games they've reverted back to a 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 system. I'm not sure if that's down to personel or injuries or a change of system for a change of fortune.

On paper they've got good players no doubts and the likes of Davies, Arteta and Beattie strengthened the squad in the summer. What has happened is they've struggled with injuries and therefore to get their best 11 on the pitch.

Cahill had such a good season last season breaking from midifeld, big Ferguson can come on and change a game, Osman has impressed in the wide position and obviously I know Kevin Kilbane from Ireland and he's been very consistent. It's not a poor team, just a team that has had a bad run.