Game On! Tottenham v Newcastle

Game On at the Lane
Game On at the Lane
Good morning all! It’s an early trip down the lane this morning as United visit Tottenham Hotspur for this televised encounter.

A high-noon kick-off is probably not what Tottenham would want after participating in the Europa league on Thursday evening, but to be fair they have depth within the squad so should be able to cope better than we managed to last term.

In fact a quick look at the Premier League table will show that indeed they are coping better with the rigours of a Europa League campaign. A win will take them into third place in the Premier League table which is no mean feat, yet for whatever reason the natives at White Hart Lane aren’t overly happy and have been critical of their own team at times this season. Would they like to swap places?

Whilst Newcastle can’t quite hit the heady heights of third place with a win, there is indeed progression to be made. A victory for Alan Pardew’s men will propel us to ninth in the table and a win combined with a shift in goal difference depending on our result and that of Manchester United against Arsenal could see us end the afternoon ahead of the Red Devils in eighth place. However, feet on the ground and all that.

A positive result for me would be a draw. Tottenham have been in fine form and have been grinding out results in a rather mechanical yet effective fashion. Defence has been their strong point but I do fancy us to get a goal. We’ve scored in every league game apart from the opening two fixtures so we do present a threat. In theory anyway…

Team news will be published below as and when it becomes available and keep an eye out for any links to any internet stream that are posted in the ‘comments’ section below if you’re struggling to find a way to watch the game. If you’re looking for a bit of a preview then why not have a mooch at Marktoon’s most excellent match preview by following the links below.

Which neatly wraps this up leaving us nothing to concern ourselves with now apart from the match itself.

Howay the lads!

Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Vertonghen, Dawson, Chiriches; Paulinho, Dembele, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Soldado

Subs: Gomes, Kaboul, Lennon, Lamela, Holtby, Defoe, Sandro

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Sissoko, Tiote (c), Cabaye, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy

Subs: Elliot, Coloccini, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Cisse

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249 thoughts on “Game On! Tottenham v Newcastle

  1. It’s so disappointing that we have disappeared out of the game. I think it’s the same old story that we have several midfielders who can’t last the pace.
    Thank goodness we have Timmy, and that Spurs are pish up front.

    Tiote and Cabaye have completely lost the centre of the midfield and they have sussed out Santon as the weak link 🙁

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  2. I would bring Benny on. I just don’t know who for.
    I would’ve done it for Shola.
    We need the ball to stick further up the pitch.

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  3. Solano, we need to get Sissoko off and replace him with Benny. Benny will provide us with the hold up player we have lost since Shola went off. Sissoko is shot now, and on a yellow card.

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  4. I tell you what this is close to the greatest goalkeeper performance i have ever seen. In fact i cant think of any better than this one. We really do have a world class keeper.

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  5. I think Pardew has zero respect for Benny. 2 games zero minutes played. and the guy almost saved his job by winning the fulham game and villa game alone when we were in big trouble start of the season.

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  6. Richie – the pissing comment wouldn’t post then by the time it did the sub was made 👿 😆

    Twitchy bottom time now though – so close to a cracking win – TIMMY KRUL MOTM FOR ME

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  7. Could someone please tell me where the 5 minutes added on time came from in the second half ? What a disgrace !!

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  8. 14 – Tim Krul made 14 saves in this game, the most by any Premier League keeper in a single game since 2006/07. Peppered.

    😯 😯

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  9. A Win in London

    A goalkeeping masterclass

    Another Remy Goal

    Another Standout out performance by Gouffran

    Another Clean sheat for Williamson and Mbiwa

    Another win

    Another 3 points

    Champions league anyone? 😛

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  10. Wow, we really hung on there in the second half and what a game Krul had. We just seem to be able to play against quality better than the lesser sides. I love the Brazil kit, good idea. 😛

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  11. Williamson is Mr steady Eddy. That’s what you want at the back, not someone like Taylor giving away freekicks and penalties and faffing about with the ball. 😉

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  12. Hardest earned points of the season so far for me like. But brilliantly done again today. Outstanding performance by Krul and really solid defence again today. Makes Colo getting back in a debate to rumble though to the next game again

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  13. I understand why Pardew is hesitant to play HBA in these games. Unless he’s played as one of the front two, we need him to track back, which isn’t a guarantee.
    Gouffran was immense today, yet again.
    Defence were terrific.
    Buzzing.

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  14. Richie – are you ****ing crazy??!!!. What kinda sick suggestion is that, are you trying to make my wife and son homeless!!.
    Our squad isn’t good enough man and Pardew is tactically inept!
    0-1 – you crazy mo fo!! 🙄

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  15. Lets hope for Man City to beat their last weeks score against the mackems.

    Though in recent years this has been Man City’s bogie team. Would not be surprised if they scrape a point or 3 out of this game.

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  16. First half was pretty even. We probably were just about the better team but both teams could have gone in with the lead.

    Second half, spurs were completely the better team.

    Overall, Tottenham deserved the win & we’re lucky they didn’t.

    More than anybody else, Tim Krul deserved the win. If he was a striker he would have score 5 or 6 – so important today

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  17. DJG – nee arguement here mate. I said before this game they should remain and keeping a clean sheet on a day like today where they have been battered but stood strong.
    I also share your love of our Brazil strip – Samba Toon 😆

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  18. 4 clean sheets already this year.
    Compared to 6 last season.
    Bit of consistency over the next two games would be awesome.
    Same starting XI for me.

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