Tottenham vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on November 10th, 2013 | 79 Comments |

Tottenham v Newcastle United.
Can we beat two London giants in a row?
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!

Team sheets.

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.

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  1. Newcastle United team sheet.

    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.

  2. Even the word “Banter” has been tainted by the charver’s of “Geordie Shore”! Grrrrrrr

    We have a chance of getting something today, With Spurs not exactly firing on all cylinders upfront, Thus far!
    Watch them put 5 past us now, After i have put the Kibosh on them!
    Spurs are tighter than Ashley at the back, These days, Under Villas Boas!
    If we can get the first goal, Then you never know.
    Although “Nancy Drew” will be doing his level best to royally f**k things up!

    Speaking of sh*gging and the like, When is SJT going to resume his in depth descriptions of the intimate and carnal gannin’ on’s, Of him and his missus?
    Who if the lady in question ever reads this blog, And sees she has been the unwitting muse, In some tawdry D.H. Lawrence novel, May find himself in the proverbial “Dog House lol

  3. The clueless revisit names an unchanged side!!!! Twas only after he changed it that we began to play last week. So kiss goodbye to the first half as a minimum :-(

  4. Last time it was Macnanaman calling Newcastle United fans for moaning about Ashley after he saved the club.

    This time it’s the other scouse shithouse saying he’s bemused why a bigger club didn’t take Loic Remy.

  5. Looking good, working hard, Spurs are shook up, not used to this.
    Remy a natural goalscorer.
    But poor decicision to start Ameobi and Williamson, with HBA and Colo Available.

  6. Paul in Hollywood says:
    November 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    “Worky, I thought you might have gone to the lane for this one?”

    I know Paul, but I’m stuck doing this thing instead.

  7. It’s early AndyMac, but please – for the sake of the score – please don’t tune in! Touch wood, fingers crossed and all that, we’re currently stuffing the spuds. Well, 1-0 anyway.

  8. A good first half, And Krul is the best goalkeeper in the Premier league, At this moment in time.
    I wonder how long it will be before Nancy Drew starts touting him around?

    Amoebi looks like he’s starting to tire a bit, And gave a few lazy balls away towards the end of the half.

  9. No more hoof! Has the penny finally dropped?

    I don’t hate Pardew even though he is full of shyte. I much prefer us winning and not having to moan about him.

  10. Yo Paul, looks like you are up early, seven am is early enough for me.
    Looks good, fairly even game, with equal opportunities, Krul looking good, here we go again.

  11. Won’t be reading or listening to any Pardew clap trap after back two back wins he will be full of self admiration,bet he has a tug in the mirror when he gets in tonight as well.

  12. Well done for hanging on, But Nancy Drew’s substitutions yielded little again!
    He was furiously fist pumping at the end, So no doubt there will be a continuous stream of bull pappy, For the coming week!
    Spurs only have themselves to blame, And it was like “Three Pots In” at times, But 3 points is three points!, And you take them where you can get them.
    You just have to hope we don’t let it drop against the so called lesser teams in Norwich and West Brom!

  13. sirjasontoon says:
    November 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “bet he has a tug in the mirror when he gets in tonight as well.”

    He’ll certainly have a good fist pump this evening.

  14. Worky @52: we still didn’t hoof even though we were under a lot of pressure. Krul’s hoofs went into touch so Spurs couldn’t start a new attack.

    I can take Pardew’s shyte as long as we win.

    I doubt if we will get relegated and hopefully the red and white turds will get a thrashing.

  15. Tough forty five minutes to watch, with Spurs constantly pressing and no sign of any counter attack.
    Poor decision to start Shola, who is at this stage a late impact player, where’s HBA and whats up with Marveaux.
    Introducing Obertan ?
    I can see Cisse for a tired Remy, plus Gouffran was tired, but i don’t see Obertan and i would have started HBA behind Remy, plus subbed Marveaux for Gouffran.
    But definately man of the match goes to Krul, who was outstanding.
    We lucked out to-day.

  16. GS says:
    November 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    “Worky @52: we still didn’t hoof even though we were under a lot of pressure.”

    I will claim the full credit for that with my anti long ball campaign last season, GS. :-)

  17. Worky: as I said, I think the penny might have dropped.

    We play Shola instead of Ben Arfa which seems like insanity. Sunderland sell their 2 best players – Sausages and Mingylet and expect to not be relegated? That is truly insanity.

  18. “Worky @52: we still didn’t hoof even though we were under a lot of pressure.”

    I will claim the full credit for that with my anti long ball campaign last season, GS. :-)

    Worky, with that logic, Pardew would have been out long ago, and we’d all be asking Mike Ashley-who?

  19. GS says:
    November 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    “We play Shola instead of Ben Arfa which seems like insanity.”

    Why do you say Shola instead of Ben Arfa, GS? Why not Gouffran instead of Ben Arfa?

    A team is more than the sum of it’s parts so it isn’t just a question of putting out the best 11 players, it’s also a question of how the qualities of each player interact with each other within the team. That’s what alot of fans don’t get.

  20. Anyone who doesn’t think this was a lopsided win, should take a look at the game stats.
    Look it’s great to win against top sides, but it has it’s down side, it reinforces Pardews illogical belief he is a top manager and perhaps give’s Ashley pause for thought.
    Yer neighbors are one up against the citizens, what’s going on in this league?

  21. chuck says:
    November 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    “Anyone who doesn’t think this was a lopsided win, should take a look at the game stats.”

    Aye Chuck, we had a great defence, including the goalkeeper of course.

  22. Worky
    There are other opinions besides yours and i agree that playing Shola in a 4-4-2 was a dangerous tactic.

    Shola doesn’t have the gas to play an entire game and main threat is in the air or as a scorer during the last ten or fifteen minutes when trailing, plus he doesn’t play defense, nor is he particularly good at holding up the ball.
    Niether does HBA, IMO his best position is inside midfield or behind the striker, but Pardew keeps playing him out of position,
    Yes he had a couple of poor performances recently, but is that any reason to continue to bench him.
    While we are on the subject, what’s up with Marveaux, is he also on Pardew’s shit list ?
    IMO starting players like Shola and Williamson and Obertan, plus playing a 4-4-2, is asking for trouble.
    We lucked out to-day and if you dont believe it, check out the game stats.
    In other words Pardew is still a shit tactician, Shola is past a starting role and williamson is the same as he always was, a marginal player who only gets games because there’s no one else.
    I realise you and others attempt to use Williamson as a windup, dont waste your time.

  23. Chuck, surely you can see a difference in this side to the one we had at the end of last season, and which looked similar to repeat last season’s total flop in the first game against Man City. But we’ve built ourselves back up into a team with spirit and belief. You could say we were unlucky against Hull and against the Mackems, just as you could say we were lucky today. But overall, there has been a dramatic improvement. Dramatic, and it bodes well. It is why I was out of bed at 4:00 am this morning to toon-in because I knew we had a fighting chance. I knew it was not going to be a whitewash. That is very different to last season..

  24. Worky: I think Gouffran has been our best player all season, he has skill and tracks back. You could say Cabaye has been better, but he refused to play for a couple of games (or did he?)

    I would say that we should really try to get Ben Arfa in the team as he is such a talent. As a fan, he is fun to watch.

  25. Bardsley scored after my comment I am afraid to say. I would have had an online bet if I was that much of a clairvoyant.

  26. GS says:
    November 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “You could say Cabaye has been better, but he refused to play for a couple of games (or did he?)”

    No-one from the club ever said that he did refuse to play and Cabaye told Uncle Joe to tell the truth, but he hasn’t yet.

  27. AndyMac says:
    November 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    “Just read the BBC report, can anyone justify Squidward’s selection over HBA when you need an outlet?”

    Andy, he was obviously worried about Benny being a defensive liabiblty trying to hold on to a one goal lead.

  28. “Andy, he was obviously worried about Benny being a defensive liabiblty trying to hold on to a one goal lead”

    And Obertan gives you that? Not sure he gives you anything tbh!

  29. Hey he can do a ten second hundred meters (Obertan)and would be great, if he had any idea what to then do with the ball.
    Pace, good technique, but just no footballing brain.
    Shame really!

  30. Paul on the left coast
    I know it’s still early in the am.
    But no, what i see is a side of mostly French players, all looking for a spot in the french squad to go to Brasil.
    Who have adjusted to the EPL and are for the most part decent players, some putting themselves in the shop window, others looking at Brasil etc.
    I wouldn’t be surprised to see any number of them tapped
    up and if the price is right, one or two may go.
    Do i like it, hell no, but i certainly dont buy into, the Badge kissing club loyalty thing.
    Sure there’s a certain amount of camaraderie, but it’s a short career and most players, would like to play in cities like London, Paris, Madrid, and Rome, with a decent piece of change in their pockets, and why not.

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