HT: Newcastle 0 Tottenham 0 – St. James’ Stalemate


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In a first half that had very few chances, two out of form sides were concentrating more on not making any mistakes than actually trying to win this game.
Newcastle have played quite well in the first half, and certainly have tried to cut out the mistakes in defense and so far so good, but this is hardly an exciting game for the few fans who turned up tonight.

Newcastle have looked solid if unconvincing, and Nicky Butt has been in the game more than any other Newcastle player, although Coloccini is having a good battle with Russian striker Pavlyuchenko, and if anything is getting the better of the Euro 2008 star.

This game is anybody’s game for the taking, but it will be the side who wants it more, since both teams are lack-luster and seem even shell shocked with their poor starts to the season.

Both wingers N’Zogbia and Duff are showing up wel,l but Owen has hardly been in the game, as there has been little support for the two strikers.

Newcastle need to get some inspiration from somewhere, because that first goal is going to be all important and the team that gets it, will have the confidence to go on and win this game.

But this is hardly a game for the ages, as was the last game against Coventry City.

The game is being played at a snail’s pace and the both attacks have to be a lot quicker if they are to forge a breakthrough. Right now there seems a good chance this game can go to extra time, simply because neither team looks like scoring.

If the lads can wake up we can win this game tonight.


TEAMS

Newcastle United: Shay Given, Fabricio Coloccini, Claudio Cacapa, Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong, Charles N’Zogbia, Nicky Butt, Geremi, Damien Duff, Oba Martins, Michael Owen
Subs: Steve Harper, Xisco, Shola Ameobi, David Edgar, Ben Tozer, Ryan Donaldson, Mark Doninger

Tottenham Hotspur: Heurelho Gomes, Gareth Bale, Didier Zokora, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Jenas, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Vedran Corluka, Jamie O’Hara, Ledley King, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jonathan Woodgate
Subs: David Bentley, Darren Bent, Gilberto, Luka Modric, Giovani dos Santos, Fraizer Campbell, Ceasr Sanchez

Referee: Chris Foy
Attendance: tbc



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191 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Spurs being poor (understatement of the year) have made us look better than we actually are and the mistakes Geremi has made would have been punished by better teams……imo.

    Colo has been ok except for the back-heal in the box !

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #2

    One bit of magic (i.e. a decent cross) will win this game!!

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #3

    wonder what the crowd is looks shite lets hope ash sells quick lads playing crap as well

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #4

    love the blaydon races

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  • bruTOOOON

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #5

    good formation, bassong and martin starting. our best lineups so far except maybe butt or cacapa to sub with nacho…enjoy the match.

    its around 4am in asia so tomorrow going to be sleepyhead at work. cheers guy

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  • 51times

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #6

    nacho isn’t on the bench, hamstring injury

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  • 51times

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Duff! What a chance, if it only had a bit more pace on it…

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  • daydeburt

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #8

    anyone heard the rumours that gazza has been found dead, ive had 3 texts and 2 phone calls, i really hope this isnt true, nothing on the news as yet. he is a genius, and was my idol, hope this is untrue.

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #9

    I know its the wrong forum to mention this on, but will anyone who is also pissed off with the really out of date votes to the right of this please email/contact Ed and tell him to get his act together and update the site.

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  • reillers

    Sep 24, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Either a piece of absolute class or stupidity will turn this match.

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  • lee

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #11

    i am

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #12

    so unlucky from duff there. bit more pace on that strike and woodgate wouldnt have got to it and we’d be 1-0 up. Great flick from martins, first decent piece of football all match.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #13

    spurs starting to change the pace, we need to keep up with them now

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #14

    The odds are dead level for either team to win, which is really shite for us bearing in mind that they are bottom of the table and that we are at home! Obviously the pundits want us to lose….and genuinely think that we will!! I would be sooooo happy to prove them wrong!

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  • Callum

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #15

    0-1 Pavluchnko

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  • dubsea

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #16

    colo should have cleared that…f***

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #17

    nicky butt might aswell have put the ball in our net himself, he’s just given the ball to spurs in the center of the field to go and score.

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #18

    shit!

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  • goal!!!

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #19

    beatiful header titenham deserve the lead newcastle are bad

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  • luke

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Taxi for Butt!! he suck!!!

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #21

    shit when we are thinking that we will score and what happend

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  • reillers

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #22

    Shocking, shocking, shocking defending..what a surprise.

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  • dazzag

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #23

    i have just been told gazza has been found dead at the marriot has anyone got any truth behind this

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #24

    well, i think thats goodbye to our only hope of europe next year!! dear god, what is gonna happen to us this season?

    are we really gonna be chamionship next year???

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  • reillers

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Luke..Butt is running his socks off. Working really, really hard.

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  • Greg P

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #26

    At least Ashley is about £800k out of pocket tonight

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  • Marty

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Nicky Butt has given the ball right to them 3 times in 5mins.
    He has been a pro footballer for 15 yrs and still cannot pass,CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP

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  • 51times

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Wonder how many they’ll hit us for…

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #29

    we’ve forced two good saves with duff and owen aswell.
    what the hell happened there? 2-0, we’ve just given the ball away again. that is just shocking defending. oh my god.

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  • dubsea

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #30

    this is a collapse….awful

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  • hitman

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #31

    0-2,

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  • Callum

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #32

    0-2 Floodgates have opened

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  • Stevo

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #33

    What is going on?!?!?!

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  • Greg P

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Taylor… what sort of shite is that?!?!?!

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  • luke

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Thk You Taylor!!!

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  • beessi-kosovo

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #36

    bravo taylor

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  • Marty

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #37

    REILLERS.
    Its ok that he works hard but if he cannot pass and now the game is over well it dont matter a shite if he worked hard as he has helped us lose

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  • Doug Del Bay

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Anybody else had the news about Gazza being found dead?

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  • Steeley

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #39

    dazzag, theres nothing on the proper news sites about it, so i think it may be a case of bad chinese whispers!!

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  • 51times

    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #40

    Where are Spyro, Tom_Toon, Toon Chicken and all the other Ashley bum boys? Do you see what your hero has done to us?

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