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Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur match preview.

January 21st, 2011 | 27 Comments |

Can we beat 'Spurs again at home?
Can we beat 'Spurs again at home?
Tomorrow’s game against the undoubtedly tough opposition of Tottenham Hotspur sees Newcastle United going into the battle with something of an injury crisis amongst the troops.

Andy Carroll’s thigh injury saga continues, Alan Smith looks like he will be out for the whole season with a nasty ankle injury, Dan Gosling’s knee has flared up again just after returning from nine months on the sidelines, Hatem Ben Arfa’s long recovery from a double leg break continues, as does that of Ryan Taylor (another ankle injury). Meanwhile, Steven Taylor’s hamstring remains a doubt, and Sol Campbell’s illness has now turned into a very minor calf / shin injury so he’s aso doubtful. Finally, captain and second highest goalscorer, Kevin Nolan is also rumoured to have a throat infection.

Besides injuries, Tiote will serve the second of his three suspensions picked up for a sending off in Newcastle’s F.A. Cup fiasco against Stevenage Borough. Winger, Wayne Routledge will also be going out on loan back to his old club, Queen’s Park Rangers and is probably unlikely to feature.

However manager, Alan Pardew, has been defiant in pre match interviews, with the manager telling The Shields Gazette: (more…)