Venue: White Hart Lane, London.
Date: Sun 9th Nov, 2013.
Kick off: 12.00 noon.
Referee: Chris Foy.
UK TV: Sky Sports 1.
Welcome to our regular ‘match banter’ feature for todays early kick-off against Tottenham.
To be honest, I’m running a bit late for this one so I won’t beat about the bush. There isn’t much to say that I haven’t written already in my extensive match preview for this game anyway. You can find all the pre match team news, form guide, interviews with the managers and lots of other stuff there.
Secondly, there are all my usual reminders that I will posting all the team sheets and links to watch the game online any second now, as well as match highlights and a video to watch the whole game when it’s all over for those of you who can’t watch it live so stay tuned. I’d better get on with that now!
Howay the Lads!
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel (G); Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Vlad Chiriches, Jan Vertonghen; Paulinho, Mousa Dembele; Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Roberto Soldado.
Subs: Heurelho Gomes (G), Younes Kaboul, Sandro, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, Jermain Defoe
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Fabricio Coloccini, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse.