Newcastle’s Defense Is Key At White Hart Lane


The Newcastle defense will be key to what Newcastle can get out of the game this afternoon at White Hart Lane.

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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 – 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.

Comments welcome.



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36 comments so far

  • Bobby Ollox

    Mar 30, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Eeek !!

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Well maybe that is a bit harsh – but relying on our defense to keep a clean sheet in London is a scary thought.

    we stand a better chance of getting a 3-4 result and I hope Keegan puts out a team with that aim, not to get 0-1 . Spurs have had a few high soring matches at WHL this season I think – so the defense is open ……..

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  • Eric

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    We need the 3 points. Not just to avoid the now unlikely drop. WE MUST GET ABOVE THE MACKEMS TODAY. So leave Smith on the bench or behind. Oba and Zog must start and stay on the pitch. Win we must but a score draw more likely. Let lennon see it is worth coming to us and Zog it is not worth going to them!

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  • Paul R

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Come on Lads ! 3 points Please !

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  • King Kev-4-3-3

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    can anyone tell me a way of watching the game today please? is there anything i can download to watch the game? cheers

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  • Leo

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    does anyone know of a pub that is showing the match around the westgate area, its on the west road because im playing football from 2-3 and dont want to miss the match

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  • Leo

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    NB make sure its a freindly pub because ive been driving back from football at nighttime and alot of the pubs dont look too kind to outsiders haha

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  • Matt Lacey

    Mar 30, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    It’ll be interesting to see if Kev will stick with the same squad again, because if he does I can see us getting torn apart down the wings and our defence will have a very tough day indeed. Aside from maybe Chelsea I think this will be the toughest of our remaining fixtures and the whole team’s going to have to put in the performance of the season if we’re going to get anything out of it.

    I’ve got 4 quid on Spurs to win and 2 quid on the draw so I’ll be in profit – unless we win – in which case I won’t care because what does 6 quid matter when I can rip the piss out of my Spurs-supporting friends who’ve tormented me endlessly for months now 🙂

    Come on lads

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  • John

    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Alrigth guys,

    Does anyone know were i could get the game streamed online anywere..Best possible site , but any will do.

    Please help .

    Come on the TOON

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  • Matt Lacey

    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Streams can be found here – usually works well

    http://www3.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=9149&part=sports

    You’ll need something like TVAnts or Sopcast though

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  • Norwegian fan

    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Hey John,
    try this one http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/
    Hope it’ll work out and that we take 3 points today.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    I hope we get a result today and agree Oba is due a goal or two.

    This game has got goal fest written all over it and fingers crossed we will score more than them.

    I hope we go with an attacking attitude and get stuck in to them early doors..come on toon !!

    Also regarding live streaming of the match try http://www.icantaffordsky.com

    Happy Days !

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  • Leo

    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #13

    its always the case when a game has goals written all over it, that there comes a low scoring dower game.

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  • John

    Mar 30, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    thanks guys..

    sound

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    i hate Spurs so much…. they are right up there with the mackems for me………..i really hope we beat them….

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  • Spyro

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #16

    same toonking

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  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Well said toonking I hate spurs alot as well..in fact I hate every team apart from newcastle !

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  • OzZyMagpiE

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #18

    izzit 1500 or 1600???

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  • Benn..Geordie Down South

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #19

    1500

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  • CRAIGG

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #20

    We should sign this guy for his power in the air:

    From the News of the world-

    “There were big holes in the home defence and they found one big enough for Diomasy Kamara to head in from 60 yards”

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  • CRAIGG

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Smogs losing after 5 mins

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #22

    by the way what’s up with Alves at Boro ?? does he even play ?? lol they were shooting their mouth off as to how they have the new Drogba and such hahahahhaha i knew he would flop..

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  • Spyro

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #23

    toonking he hasnt flopped yet, we aint seen him enough to judge

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  • JJ

    Mar 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Hey King Kev, all I know is that the game is broadcast on Supersport 3 in SOuth Africa, if you can pick that station up?

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #25

    why isn’t he playing then ?? injured??

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  • nate dawg

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #26

    anyone no which channel if any on tvu player the match is on

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  • King Kev-4-3-3

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #27

    right, i now have downloaded sopcast. does anyone no the channel it will be on?

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #28

    nate : no TVU link for the game.

    King Kev: try 3608 or 3610

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  • Spyro

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #29

    http://www.live-footy.org for those who want to watch the match

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  • ToonKing

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #30

    actually there is a TVU link, my bad nate, 10006 Star Sports

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  • King Kev-4-3-3

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #31

    toon king- cheers mate, whats the qaulity like? does it keep freezing?

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  • HonoraryGeordie

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Same team again lads, up on skysports now! get in!!! 3-2 to the toon!

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  • HonoraryGeordie

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #33

    And spurs have tried to match us man for man by doing the same, berbatov keane and bent…

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  • King Kev-4-3-3

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #34

    what a game, 4-3-3 both sides

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  • King Kev-4-3-3

    Mar 30, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #35

    also sorry all the questions, but how long before the game starts can i watch it on one of the server things on the sopcast, can anyone tell me if they get any good channels?

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  • King Kev-4-3-3

    Mar 30, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #36

    nicky, nicky buttttttttt

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