Newcastle Have Tough Game At Spurs On Sunday

Sunday’s game at Tottenham will be a tough test for Newcastle, after finally getting the first win in 14 games last Saturday against Fulham.


Kevin Keegan
– likely will stick with the same team for Sunday

But Sunday’s game will be a good challenge for Newcastle, and could be their second double of the season in a row, if they are able to be victorious.

We wouldn’t expect Kevin to change the team from the last two games, as the lads have performed really well and should have that extra confidence coming from the Fulham win.

But Tottenham are a different and much stronger side under Juande Ramos, and will be hard to beat at White Hart Lane. Spurs have lots of spirit these days as they proved when they repeatedly came back against Chelsea last week, in their 4-4 draw, and right at the death striker Berbatov had a good chance to get all 3 points but missed.

We expect the following side to be fielded by Kevin for Sunday’s game, which has a 3:00PM kick off.

Beye Faye Taylor Enrique
Geremi Barton Butt
Martins Viduka Owen
Subs: Forster Diatta Smith N’Zogbia Carroll

With Cacapa’s season ending injury it will open the door to allowing Senegal captain Diatta on the subs bench, and eventually getting a game so we can see what Lamine can do for us.

But Kevin will want to keep the same team which has done do well in the last two games and will be hopefully going all out for the win on Sunday.

A win at White Hart Lane will finally eliminate the relegation worries at the club, and we can then look forward to a summer spree of signings and a much better season next season. It would be difficult to have a season quite as bad as this one.

How do you think we’ll do on Sunday and should we stick with the same team?

Let us know – comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Greek Toon

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    100 people vote that we will lose! No faith. Why even bother.

  • John

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #2

    i bet your a glass half empty kind of person Greek..

    119 people said we’d win and another 156 think we’ll get a draw


    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    do not think that we will get something on sunday, not even a draw! tottham is a much much better side than already relegated fulham!

    But I think all other teams have also hard games, so we will propably come out in the same position and the teams below us will most surely also rest as they are…we need to win the games against reading, etc. not the ones against higher teams!

  • milnerfan

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I think if we score first will could win it, but if spurs score first it will either mean collapse for the defence or newcastle will fight back an get a point. Im going for a 1-1.

  • steve

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #5

    to be fair Spurs were a better team last season and although they were all over us in both games we still managed to beat them home and away – how can anyone forget Martins super goal completely against the run of play

    Unfortunately we’re probably a worse team then we were last season and my head predicts a defeat tho my heart says we’ll thrash them again 🙂

  • Stami - PLAY CARROLL

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #6

    stick with the same team, only change is Zoggy for geremi on the left, butt in the middle and Barton on the left! Give Carroll a game in the 2nd half for Viduka if we still looking for goals!!!

  • Leo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #7

    we should be able to get a goal or two with that lineup that keegan has sculpted so i put that we will win simply because im sure king kev will say go get one more goal than them, dont worry about their pace when we have the ball etc…

    but that depends on our players keeping the ball

  • Whumpie

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #8

    I think it’ll be a cracking match – but Spurs have been on fire recently, with Ramos finally getting the results that you’d expect from that squad.

    BUT they have also played some stinkers, so if we can get at them we may be able to shake their confidence and get a result.

    My main concern is the 3-man midfield, which has worked against lower opposition but may get overrun by the better Spurs line-up. But on the up-side, I don’t care who you are: your defence are NOT going to be comfortable facing up to a strike trio like ours. Goals will come.

  • Michael

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #9

    The key is starting the way we did against Fulham. If we concede first then we will not win. If we score first then there is a chance.

  • Spot The Zebra

    Mar 27, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree with the idea to swap NZogbia for Geremi whose lack of mobility would be cruelly exposed by Spurs in a 3 man midfield away from home.

  • Scott Hodge

    Mar 27, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Carroll and Edgar must be on the bench on Sunday as their not playing for the Reserves against Man Utd tonight. I hope they both get a bit of a run out, we are looking at every teenager in Europe at the moment but it’s pointless buying kids if their not going to get a run out in the first team after proving themselves in the Reserves !

  • Greek Toon

    Mar 27, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #12

    God I love this club but despair at the small minded faithlessness of so called followers…. I wont say supporters. I can not believe what i am seeing. Ye of little faith.

  • marcus owen

    Mar 27, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #13

    We sure die hard if KK stick to the same team.

    Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
    Geremi Barton Owen Butt N’Zogbia

    Sub: Viduka,Duff,Edgar,Lua Lua, Forster

    make it tight at our own half and play on the counter attack.Aim for a draw enough.

  • adam

    Mar 28, 2008 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #14

    i hate tottenham.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 28, 2008 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Duff should play on the right instead of Geremi.

    Geremi has no pace

  • marcus owen

    Mar 28, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    i would like to suggest Duff play at the right wing too but another concern is, if Geremi not there then nobody can take freekick.i am really sick to see N’Zogbia freekick anymore.


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