Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on February 9th, 2013 | 87 Comments |

Tottenham v Newcastle United.
Can we make it three in a row?
Venue: White Hart Lane, North London.
Date: Sat 9th February, 2013.
Kick off: 12.45pm.
Referee: Phil Dowd.
UK TV: Sky Sports.

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for this afternoon’s early televised game against Tottenham Hotspur at their place, White Hart Lane.

Of course, Newcastle United should be going into this match with more confidence than they have in quite some time, coming into this game after their first two back to back victories of the season after a pretty horrendous losing streak which saw us sinking as low as 16th in the table. Alas, even the two abovementioned victories, against Aston Villa and Chelsea, has only raised us one place to 15th. However, a third victory could possibly raise us as high as 12th if the three teams above us, Norwich, Fulham and Blunderland, all lose their later games, or 13th if they all draw. Here’s hoping!

Of course, it would be nothing we haven’t done before, as we beat Tottenham 2-1 earlier in the season, albeit with home advantage on that occaision. One thing is certain though, with our latest batch of French fancies, and with our previous two victories on the trot, it is one of our most eagerly awaited matches of the season, giving us a chance to finally put a resectable distance between ourselves and the dreaded relegation zone.

Anyway, on that positive note I will take my leave for now, but not without my usual reminders that I will be posting the official team sheets for the game, some links to watch the games online, as well as posting the highlights, post match interviews, and probably a video of the whole match when one becomes available. Which only leaves it for me to say:

Howay the Lads!

Team sheets.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (G), Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (C), Steven Caulker, Kyle Naughton, Scott Parker, Mousa Dembele,; Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby, Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey.

Subs: Brad Friedel (G), Benoit Assou-Ekotto, William Gallas, Jan Vertonghen, Jake Livermore, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Emmanuel Adebayor.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (G), Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, James Perch, Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Steve Harper (G), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi.

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87 Responses

  1. goodoldjimgold says:
    February 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    “Hulk Hogan can do one, another childhood hero struck off the list.”

    What’s he done Jim? I haven’t heard about that one.

  2. Do you think we may see Jonas on the right again? I hope so, nobady needs a “welcome to white heart lane, have you met Gareth?”

  3. goodoldjimgold says:
    February 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    “Do you think we may see Jonas on the right again? I hope so,”

    So do I Jim. It was his best performance of the season last time, and that was the first time he’d played on the right in an attacking midfield position. He’s been shunted around all over the place.

  4. goodoldjimgold says:
    February 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    “Have you see the state of fergie on footy focus!!!”

    I didn’t have the time to watch it Jim, that’s why I didn’t know about Hulk Hogan. I had to dash back from the Supermarket, get some scran on and get this match banter done.

  5. good performance all round,the new lads look very composed on the ball we could do with tiote to destroy there forward runs as they look dangerous but perchinio is having a decent game again so it will be a tough call.

  6. Toon Army Hollywood division online. Missed the first half hour but ready for the second half. HWTL!!

  7. Paul in Hollywood says:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    “Toon Army Hollywood division online.”

    What time is it over there though Paul? Though I do realise it will be different from Chicago from when I asked GS.

  8. Paul in Hollywood says:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    “As I type, Worky, it’s 5:40 am (West coast)”

    That’s about the time I go to bed Paul! I could never be a farmer.

  9. GS is two hours ahead of me. Chuck (East coast) is three hours ahead, and five hours behind you guys in the UK, so he’s probably just starting up his first pack of Amstel!

  10. Gutierrez has been ok but he might be the worst crosser of a ball i’ve ever seen in the premier league.

  11. Paul in Hollywood says:
    February 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    “Chuck (East coast) is three hours ahead, and five hours behind you guys in the UK, so he’s probably just starting up his first pack of Amstel!”

    I know that he always gets out of bed on the wrong side Paul!

  12. Think we should change something… I’m tempted to say Tiote should come on but he plays like a complete nutter when on as a sub. Tries too hard to prove something.

  13. Agreed, we are very limp now and it will end in a draw at this rate. Who could be a game changer for us though?

  14. Under pressure now. Pards should have subbed earlier. Seems Perch for Tiote. Too little to late once again.

  15. Oh well. Not too disappointed. We played quite well. Over 2 weeks till the next game so not many more games to play without Ben Arfa.

  16. Still not sure what all this Chronicle / Llambias crap has been all week. Anybody would think we were in the top six with the lushing over the team and Pardew. He’ll look a bigger twat if we go down, seems to be people have forgot we may only be 3 points off the bottom three by Sunday. A good effort today, though the defending for Bale’s second was woeful, and Perch’s reactions while in the wall were too slow. Two easily preventable goals have beat us, but the performance overall was good. Shame we slowed a little after half time and created zero. We just looked to try and contain them and snatch a point. Cisse seemed a little isolated, and Pardew’s soon turning him into a target man. Shame that doesn’t suit his game though.

  17. prior to the game all the toon army where strutting around

    sissoko this
    sissoko that

    well lads theres the difference between sissoko and bale!!!!

    a good player vs a world class player

  18. Jimbob says:
    February 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    “Still not sure what all this Chronicle / Llambias crap has been all week. Anybody would think we were in the top six with the lushing over the team and Pardew.”

    So you don’t agree with Llambias about Pardew emulating purple nose then Jimbob?

  19. I think the lads need a break, so we’re kind of lucky. Sissoko and Cabaye in particular look exhausted by the end of games. Plus hopfully Gouffran’s injury isn’t bad and HBA returns soon, so we can really pull away from the bottom 3.

  20. It frightened me Worky when I read that complete nonsense. Basically goes to show they’ll never sack him no matter what he manages to fu*k up. Not blaming him for today, he set it right. Hopefully Gouffran’s Ok as all we have in reserve of Cisse is Ameobi. Though, Llambias believes we have already “replaced Demba”…

  21. Jimbob says:
    February 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    “Hopefully Gouffran’s Ok as all we have in reserve of Cisse is Ameobi.”

    Poor Shola if Nigeria win the ACON Jimbob. His one chance of glory and to have a major trophy on his roll of honour.

  22. I think Bale will be Barca / Madrid bound soon. He’s that good he should be given the chance. Can’t see him going anywhere else due to the cost. Maybe Man City could afford him but I think Spain will be his next stop.

  23. It shouldn’t ever get to a stage at this club that he is number two striker, because he’s not good enough and too injury prone to rely on. We need another striker, but the donut upstairs believes we’ve replaced Ba already so lets wait for that assumption to blow up in his face eventually.

  24. Jimbob says:
    February 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    “I think Spain will be his next stop.”

    He’ll just have to stick a new advert on his shirt if he goes to Real Madrid Jimbob.

  25. The way to stop Bale is as literally as simple as just showing him onto his right foot. Trouble is nobody seems able to do it! That’s how good he is.

  26. Jimbob says:
    February 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    “We need another striker, but the donut upstairs believes we’ve replaced Ba already so lets wait for that assumption to blow up in his face eventually.”

    I did tell him to get Daddy Cool, Jimbob!

  27. Good first half, but as usual lousy second half.
    And why do both Jonas and Perch get to start over Marveaux and Tiote, I dont get it ?
    Perch is no more than a decent utility player and face it Jonas is our most unproductive player, cant put a cross in, scores once a year, hits the ground if you touch him, and all of a sudden Pardew has found out he’s right footed and plays him on the right wing.
    As to why we came out in the second half, to defend a draw, mystifies me, especially as we had the better of the play in the first.
    Guess Pardew has never heard the adage, “the best form of defence, is attack”.

    Llambias
    Our less than esteemed GM, talkin shit again, who turned him on ?
    Contradicting himself with, ..hopes Pardew will, like Sir Alex., be around for the next twenty years and be just as successful.
    What planet is this creep from ?
    Then continues, saying if Ashley gets a good price, he would be willing to sell the club.
    Duh ! we fcuking know that, being hs’s tried a coupla times already.
    Topping it by hinting we could be interested in a return of Andy Carroll, if the price is right of course.
    Perhaps to-days result will shut him up, if ever there was a more ignorant GM in football, i’d like to know who it was.

  28. chuck says:
    February 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    “Good first half, but as usual lousy second half.
    And why do both Jonas and Perch get to start over Marveaux and Tiote, I dont get it ?”

    I suppose you missed Gutierrez’s excellent through ball for our goal in your highly selective viewing then Chuck?

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