The Newcastle defense will be key to what Newcastle can get out of the game this afternoon at White Hart Lane.
Abdoulaye Faye – needs a solid game today
The Tyneside side gained their first clean sheet last week against Fulham in over two months and another good defensive performance today will go a long way to helping Newcastle pick up the points they desperately need to escape the relegation zone.
A win today would see the Magpies go a full 9 points clear of 3rd bottom placed Bolton with just 6 league games left to play.
It should be a good game if Newcastle can continue their form of the last two games, but we cannot allow to give any stupid goals away. Abdoulaye Faye and Steven Taylor will also need to be at their very best in the center of defense to deal with the impressive Tottenham strike force of Keane and Berbatov.
The midfield of Barton, Butt and Geremi have played surprisingly well in the last two games and our three strikers have continued to look dangerous and all three of them â€“ Owen, Viduka and Martins look to be in good scoring form.
So while a draw is probably the likely result – 37% of Newcastle fans think a draw will be the result with 744 votes in – a win is not beyond the realm of possibility, and a win and all 3 points is what we really need this afternoon.