Sam – Tottenham Will Be Tough

Sam Allardyce believes the Tottenham Hotspur game will be a tough one for Newcastle on Monday evening, even though our home form has been quite good.

The North London team have taken just 7 points from the first 27 available and are lowly placed at 17th in the league, just one place above the drop zone.

Also Dutchman Martin Jol has to be facing the axe if he doesn’t pull Spurs up the table soon.


Sam Allardyce – Tottenham will be a tough game for us

But we don’t want Jol to start a Spurs revival next Monday at St. James’ Park. The Newcastle boss feels that Newcastle will need to be at their best to maintain Newcastle’s best home start to a campaign for more than 10 years.

Sam told

“Spurs are on the march again and they have got some terrific players that we will have to make sure we are ready for,”

“But we have to try to keep this fabulous home form going because we’re on a great run at St.James’ Park.”

“We’ve taken 10 points from four games and kept two clean sheets along the way. We’ve scored three in our last two at home and we’re creating plenty of chances.”

“Now we have to try to transfer that to our away form. It’s early days and we’re still building together as a squad but things are improving as we go along.”

We always seem to do well against Tottenham especially at home. It so happens the Newcastle have scored more times in the Premiership against Spurs than against any other team. We’ve scored 46 goals against them. Well, we hope that number will increase on Monday night because we need the win to keep us up there with the leaders.

You can let us know your thoughts on the game, the score and what you think the Newcastle team should be on the  Newcastle United Forum.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Brisbane Mag

    Oct 19, 2007 at 4:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Spurs are a decent team and last time out, Liverpool were fortunate to rescue a draw at home to Spurs. If we show committment, we can win but we have to play well for the full 90 minutes……

  • Jinal

    Oct 19, 2007 at 5:10 AM

    Comment #2

    These international breaks make 2 weeks seem for ever!!! I can’t wait for match day but I’m not getting my hopes up for this one because the last time we returned from internationals , we lost to bottom of the league Wigan. And now spurs??? hmmm..

    Our home form is good so that should help. Just hope we don’t play like a bunch of useless tossers and then use fatigue for justification!!

    None the less, I’ll be behind the boys. Howayy man!

  • azza jones

    Oct 19, 2007 at 5:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Im hoping we win and im predicting a 3-1 scoreline with Oba grabbing a double……

  • Callum

    Oct 19, 2007 at 5:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Jinal – We lost to bottom of the league Derby 😉

  • Aussie geordie

    Oct 19, 2007 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Sam needs to amp these boys up for a massive one! Tottenham will right themselves eventually but we need to make sure it is not against us. Its still early in the season, we have not had a lot of big team games and we have not taken enough points the main problem being our shocking away form, and we need to take three points here as always.

  • Len

    Oct 19, 2007 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Not to mention my mate is a spuds fan and I will be taking grief for months.

  • Hammy

    Oct 19, 2007 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Let’s get Martin “The Jaw” Jol the sack,
    We’ve already helped little Sammy on his way,
    Watch it Dutch……

  • Toon Chicken

    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Has anyone else noticed that teams always seem to put an end to a bad run of form when they play the Toon?

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this one.

  • big pea ov the weab

    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    theres a story in the sun today about mike ashley takeing over at spurs any 1 got any thoughts on that ?

  • Hammy

    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Here’s the story BIG PEA, and it’s in THE SUN…….so it must be true then..

    Newcastle owner Ashley linked with Tottenham takeover – October 18, 2007

    Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is planning a stunning takeover bid of Tottenham.
    The Sun says Paul Kemsley is ready to launch a bid for Tottenham with Ashley.

    Multi-millionaire property developer Kemsley quit as Spurs vice-chairman this week after being blamed for the Juande Ramos fiasco.

    Old friends Ashley and Kemsley are currently working together on a project to build a casino in Las Vegas.

    And while billionaire Ashley bought a controlling interest in Toon in June, he is a lifelong Tottenham fan.

  • Hammy

    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #11

    The Sun seems to forget that you can’t have controlling stakes in more than one club…..which tit from The Scum wrote this I wonder…….

  • yemozone

    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Are u serious? it will be a disaster if ashley is trying to takeover spurs

  • Tom from Aus

    Oct 19, 2007 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    i hope oba can score another cracker like he did against the spurs last time

  • Craig Allen

    Oct 19, 2007 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Yes Spuds can be decent. But Owen showed good anticipation and timing to assist Rooney, Emre showed great vision and determination in Turkey’s loss and was disgusted when his team mate botched the free kick and Oba showed great control and finishing in taking those two for Nigeria. I think we’ll have no problems scoring.

  • Steve

    Oct 19, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Ashley – life long spurs fan – what utter rubbish, I wouldnt wipe my arse with that rag called the sun

  • ToonKing

    Oct 19, 2007 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    This will the our toughest test yet, hope we can win it.

    Can’t wait for the game, this international break killed me..

  • leo

    Oct 19, 2007 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #17

    my prediction is


    ok ok im not being fair


    haha optomism at its fullest

  • Bill f

    Oct 19, 2007 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Okay Leo, I suppose you are expecting Shay to punch one into our goal. Oops sorry Sinead!!

  • leo

    Oct 19, 2007 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #19

    be careful bill sinead will hunt you down and give you the beating of your life. haha. given will probly turn and give it a big boot into our own net. then our next game he will go for a header

  • Bill f

    Oct 19, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #20

    As Hammy said she would have to find me first. Anyway the only women who frightens me is my wife. Oh and my grandaughter she is one fearsome 3 year old. If our players had her energy they would be worldbeaters.


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