Hello, good evening and welcome to a rather impromptu ‘match banter’ post for this evening’s game, which sees the Magpies at home against Tottenham Hotspur.
I say “impromptu” because I thought I had already written the last blog on here for some time at least, and that the server this blog is hosted on would run out on 21st. Well, to get to the other reason for this blog, it is to keep all you regular readers informed that after intense late night discussions yesterday evening, it was decided between myself and Hugh that the server, including this site, could stay up after all! Things are still the same with myself, ie I’ve been doing stuff on here pretty much non-stop for well over four years now and I need a break to concentrate on other things. However, despite my previous information, the server will be staying up for the forseeable future, and Hugh might even have a bash at a few blogs if he can, although he is very challenged at the moment too so we’ll see.
So now you know!
As I’ve already mentioned, this is a very impromptu blog with an ulterior motive really, so for the second time, please accept my apologies for there not being a little more about this evening’s gane itself. I’m sure that you lot can make up for all that in the comments below!
Howay the lads!
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon; Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko (c), Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi; Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), Paul Dummett, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen (c), Kyle Naughton; Nabil Bentaleb, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue; Aaron Lennon; Emmanuel Adebayor, Mousa Dembele
Subs: Brad Friedel (G), Michael Dawson, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend, Harry Kane, Roberto Soldado.