Strange Results As Tottenham Move Above Newcastle

In Harry Redknapp’s third game in charge of Spurs, they again came from behind against Liverpool in the second half, and surprisingly won the game with two late goals, to go above Newcastle United on goal difference in the league.

Harry Redknapp – 7 points in first week from 3 games – not too bad

Certainly there were some surprises with the results in the Premier League today, as Stoke City beat Arsenal 2-1 at home, and Hull City scared Man United big time, as they came back from 4-1 down to 4-3 in the second half, and never gave up.

Wigan Athletic also won away at Portsmouth, with a late goal from Emile Heskey in injury time, to shake up the bottom of the league table. The results at Spurs, Stoke and Portsmouth hardly favored Newcastle.

At White Hart Lane this evening, the home side were completely outplayed by Liverpool in the first half, and the league leaders were 1-0 up at half time. But Harry Redknapp seemed to out-think Rafa Benitez in the second half, and made some excellent substitutions and the North London side drew level after 69 minutes, with a Jamie Carragher own goal.

But then both Spurs and Liverpool went all out for the win, and fortune always favors the brave, and in the 90th minute a terrific shot by David Bentley, who had another good game, was partially saved by goalkeeper Reina.

Roman Pavlyuchenko, who had been dropped after the Arsenal game, was there to get a poacher’s goal and Spurs amazingly got all 3 points. You just cannot make this stuff up.

So in two games against Arsenal away, and league leaders Liverpool at home, Spurs have got 4 points under the amazing Harry Redknapp. In both games Spurs were by no means the better side, but they never gave up. and showed guts and courage galore.

Newcastle are now back to second bottom, but as Joe Kinnear said today, we are just 3 points from 14th place and right now we are just 6 points from 7th place with a game in hand over Everton, but a slightly worse goal difference.

So let’s not get too despondent, because a win against Aston Villa on Monday night will move us 5 places up the table, and we have to concentrate on how we play and get ourselves out of the mess we’re in, which has largely been caused by losing Kevin Keegan after just two league games into the season.

We hope we can get a good turnout from the fans Monday night, simply because Joe and the players need our full support at this time.

Comments very welcome, but please keep them decent – many thanks.

61 comments so far

  • 51times

    Nov 1, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Redknapp isn’t amazing, he got lucky in the FA Cup, they should never have gotten past Man Utd. Arsenal and Liverpool are the weakest Top Four teams but even so they both should have buried Tottenham with the chances they had.

  • Kiven Geegan

    Nov 1, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #2

    We are cursed!….i think that is my reason…i`m cursed….

  • charlie

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #3

    gutted watched the game and just thought it was going to happen, i despise david bentley and tottenham hotspur in general so much.

    come on the toon put in a performance against the villa for us and lets see the SJP faithful give the same kind of support that helped the team against man city

    jonas to get the winner

  • sweendog

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Wonder what anybody thinks about Kinnear saying we’ll know more about the club come Nov 22..
    I’ve been thinking about it.. sounds like the club is sold(due diligence supposedly takes around 3 weeks)
    Kinnear has also recently asked for a longer contract, since the new owners are about he is trying to say I want the job ..

  • reillers

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s a wee bit of a joke, you’d expect it from Liverpool though, they screw up, they always do, as do Arsenal. They don’t have the bottle, that’s what seperates Man U and Chelsea, Man U have the wits and skill and players and Chelsea have the money to buy all the stars they need.

    The one day we want Liverpool to do it for us they don’t. Bloody typical.

  • King Joe

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #6

    No if’s or but’s, we must take all three points on Monday night.

  • Toony

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #7

    We shouldn’t have to be looking for other teams’ results. It’s down to us to win and keep getting points. We can’t rely upon others screwing up, it’s in our own hands.

  • ziad

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #8

    come on lads !! lets get all 3 pts on monday … I think we have a good chance . Especially if Nicky Butt is not starting!!! lets hope jonas and duff can be our new flying wingers !
    come on the TOOOOOOOOOOONN !

  • Doocey

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #9

    See….. Easily sorted.

    Confidence is the key.

    Kinnear is boosting the confidence in players and in return they are getting results.

    To get anything out of the Villa game would be an achievement but beating John Carew in an aerial duel will be a huge task.

    Hopefully Coloccini will stick nice and tight and put him off his game, if this is done it will take an Agbonlahor individual piece of class to hit the back of the net or of course a Ashley Young free kick which is highly possible.

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #10

    the more i think about it the more i think we have a chance especially of st james’ is rocking

  • andyglostoon

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #11

    there’s a huge difference between us and tottenham,players ,manager ,owner,locality ,we must stop having delusions of grandure and accept that the past few years have shown exactly where we are as a team and club.the table doesn’t lye!

  • Toon_Ksk

    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Spurs are playing up to their potential, it is just a matter of time where they climb the table. Hopefully, our team will be inspired by the win against West Brom and climb up the table with a win against Villa. But then again, I’ll be happy with a point.

  • sweendog

    Nov 1, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #13

    andyglostoon .. you say the table doesn’t lie .. look at spurs and they thought this season they’d fight for top 4 .. we’ve got the players ..hopefully we’ve got a good manager then we should stay 3 points above spurs and importantly above the mackems

    Monkey Mackem
    Dirty Monkey Mackems..
    Peter Reid
    Monkeys Heed 🙂

  • sweendog

    Nov 1, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #14

    andyglostoon .. player for player whos better Spurs or Newcastle… hard call really but besides Modric/Woodgate/King .. I think its us .. like you said we just need to start performing .. and not get any injuires..

  • shearer4pm

    Nov 1, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #15

    not worth mentioning this is my opinion, doesnt mean a thing whos ahead of who at this point in the season, we and spurs are both turnin things around, and as much as i hate spurs, i like redknapp and think he has done well, as has kinnear, doesnt mean a thing till monday night, but then still means nothin tbh

  • ToonKing

    Nov 1, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t worry lads, Spurs got some stupid luck right now. Both the Arsenal game and Liverpool game were a fluke. At any other day Arsenal and Liverpool would have won by more than 2 goals.

    They will be mid-table……………as will we….hopefully we’ll be a little higher 🙂

  • Toony Soprano

    Nov 1, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Stop the crinbbing about spurs they are not going down forget them they will be safe – Harry has done it too many times before with more shite players than spurs
    Got to have a good go against Villa
    a fit Viduka would make us a much better team – if only!!!!

  • Alex

    Nov 1, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #18

    villa defence is their weak spot we need Oba in full flight . If Duff & Jonas get the better of their fullbacks and get a few good crosses in , Oba and ameobi will damage their 2 Cb’s . Barton and Guthrie will win the midfield , they are better than Sidwell & Barry

  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Has Milner been playing for them? I haven’t seen any of their matches.

    I doubt we’ll beat Villa. I doubt a draw, even.

  • toonoholic

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #20

    we have to beat villa. theres no choice or option. if we dont , its going to be a long hard season. jonas for the goal !

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Yeah Spurs won’t go down, its Pete Beales best team. That lucky bassturd squirms out of everyfing. He got me shafted over Eddie Royal.

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #22

    Where is that tool tomtoon ma, he gives more jabber than Frank frank frank butcher.

  • tanya toon

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #23

    How lads X factor how did Austin gan oot, a voted for him 40 times! Me hubby says yeh like him better than me, a says a like that dog shag-er roy keane berra than ee. Now f–koff, so he did hes away oot to Cowpen.

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Never mind tomtool what appened to the Clyde Tavernier of the blog Ganiyu, talks more tex ritter than Edna.

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Fans should own the club, thats a great name ma, shames you dont support the club with those comments. You sound like Wilmot Brown.

  • toony soprano

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Ganiyu talks skitter anyway leave him be

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Oi who are you soprano Dirty Den, Ganiyu is to footer as gordon brown is to finance–MAAAAH.

  • tom tomb

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #28

    What has happened to this blog it is dying on its feet , ganiyu must be kipping for fourty days its his 1st absence.(gobshi–)

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Just seen the computer for the Brazilian Grand Prix. It will be wet Massa cant drive in the wet, get your money on Hamilton and Alonso ew.

  • mozza

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #30

    its dying a death tom and its been infested by complete tools over the last few weeks

  • mozza

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #31

    lol tanya

  • tom tomb

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Hallow Moz it has really got no crack, and I think half of them are on it! You ok anyway? It just seems that the blog has just turned out like the club.

  • NotAGhostToon

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #33

    We’re gonna beat villa lads i can feel it! ameobi brace and gabby for them, 2-1

  • tanya toon

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Hi Mozza he said he’s sick of x factor and I told him celebrity get us oot is on soon. So he says well am an alkie an am oot of here! Any excuse to get oot, never mind am drinkin his best red wine now so he can pi– off. He will whinge on, but al tell him to knob off to nettos an get another. Ha that’ll shut him it cost ÂŁ14, you could get a months shoppin at nettos for that!

  • Nick Cotton

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #35

    notaghost town- listen if I had what your on I could score a brace. Ameobi 2 ha ha what good crack.

  • mozza

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #36

    tom am champion kid, ur totally reet the blogs complete pish noo, apathy has set in, regarding the club and the blog, we need the likes of hps, norm and hitman, punk etc on to get some decent crack, am sick to death of seeing ganiyu on here, a really am pal

  • tom tomb

    Nov 1, 2008 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Mozza -Totally agree mate mind tan lightens it up! That Ganiyu is never off, we should be worried–naaa.

  • tom tomb

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #38

    Moz hope to crack tomorrow mate am off to kip.Keep some wine back tanya.

  • mozza

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #39

    tom av tried to post twice and its failed,its like the blog dosen’t want me on, al be on tomorrow pal, tanyas a good blogger not like the pish thats been on here of recent

  • mozza

    Nov 2, 2008 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #40

    wahayyy it worked, am not being funny but it took ages to post there and a did alter me lingo, this blogs gannin doon the pan, the atricles are good but the posts have been pish


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