Newcastle Need To Keep Winning Against Tottenham

We hadn’t won away all season and only once this year, at Tottenham in Marc(4-1 win), before Sunday’s terrific performance from the lads at Portsmouth.

Shay Given – hopes our good form will continue

And we also haven’t won at home since early November, when we gave probably our best home display of the season, in beating Aston Villa 2-0.

Shay Given made two brilliant saves on Sunday, and was his confident self at the back, and showed how much a better goalkeeper he is than the current England International David James. Shay looks like the best goalkeeper in the Premier League (again) this season, now that he’s recovered from his groin problems.

Given is anxious for Newcastle to keep their good form up in the next few games as he said today:

“It’s good to go into the Christmas period with this win under our belt,” “We have a home game against Tottenham next weekend and they’re around us as well. Hopefully, we can get massive confidence from the Portsmouth game and beat Tottenham.”

” It won’t be easy, but they play in the UEFA Cup on Thursday and hopefully that will be to our advantage.”

“Another away game, another clean sheet – maybe we should play away every week!” “It was a massive victory for us because we knew we had sneaked into the bottom three because of the results on Saturday. It was important to get out of that as quickly as possible.”

“We’ve gone up to 14th and that just shows you how close the league is. One win can make a massive difference, but it was important we got that win, especially away from home.”

Spurs do have some key players injured right now in Giovanni Dos Santos, Alan Hutton and now Jonathan Woodgate again, who was injured in their excellent 0-0 draw with Man United at home on Saturday.

Ledley King is again injured, so they have two of the best center-backs out right now, which has to be good news for Newcastle, if not for Harry Redknapp.

It’s a game we can win, and one thing we’re sure about is that Joe Kinnear will have a game plan of how to win the match – and that’s just one thing we really like about Joe, he goes on the field each game to win it.

After the game finished on Sunday Joe looked like a kid in a candy store, he was so thrilled with the performance from the lads.   😀

Draws have done nothing for us this season, in getting away from the bottom of the table, so we think the lads will be going all out to capture another win, which will put the Newcastle fans in very good Christmas spirit.

And if any fans ever deserved a good Christmas this year, it’s the faithful Geordie fans, for everything that’s happened at and to their club this year.

But it’s got to be upward and onward from now on.

Howay The Lads!!

27 comments so far

  • Teng Chieh

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    1st. yeah, please another big win for us please!

  • Danish_Magpie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Give the Spuds a right Christmas stuffing. That’s one of the teams I enjoy beating the most, after Sunderland.

    More goals from Oba and Owen and another 3 points, come on the lads!

  • lesh

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Wonder if we’ll ever better the 7-1 drubbing of SPurs in 1996

    Oh happy days…….

  • Thelongshanks

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Is martins injured for match?

  • wsq

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #5

    i want tottenham and man city to get relegated, that would be awesome!

  • clinta

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Deja vu ed, heard the whole ‘we have to/ should kick on from here’ plenty of times this season by yourself and most involved with the club.

    lets just hope this is the time we actually do just that and don’t come up short in the next game.

    I feel we have stopped the decline a bit in the past few weeks, if not winning at home (which in the way it was done and by who, felt like a loss) at least we have been getting something from these games.

    so come on lads hope you do finally step up and get us up that table like most players etc, have been talking about every time we get one decent result.

    either way t’s shore to be a cracking encounter, really looking forward to this one.

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle need to keep winnin’, period!..
    …Just keep the back 4 as is!..

  • Xisco Stu

    Dec 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    After the Pompey game, I’ll have to repeat myself.

    This is another must-lose game! 😀

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Did you mean ‘mustn’t lose’ stu?..

  • Geordie Dog

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Come On Blyth

  • Whumpie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #11

    That 4-1 spud-caning was one of my favourite games last season. Something similar this weekend would be fantastic, but right now I’d just take any ugly 3 pointer.

    I just hope the Owen contract wrangling doesn’t impact on the focus and performance. On the up-side, I think we can still beat the likes of Tottenham Kippur without Owen if needs be. Good clubs, perhaps not – but spuds, yes.

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Hey we’ve drawn away to some good teams this season!..Owen’s way too professional to let shit like turmoil get in the way of puttin’ the ball in the net, just like Shearer!..

    …Aye, Ho’way Blyth!..

  • Toon_Ksk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #13

    Spurs is a massive club with Champions League quality and is one place below us. We have to be careful, they are on fire this season.

  • Whumpie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    They’re on fire in a rather “stolen car abandoned in hedge” kind of way. That’s why they’re 15th.

    Beatable. Totally. Same team as Sunday; 2-1 to the Toon.

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #15


  • Born Again Geordie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #16

    What has happened to that tugger AO since the win on Sunday?

    Bet the little tosser is in hiding because we are going to beat his beloved Spuds on Sunday !!

    Come on Blyth !!

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Born again,
    don’t mention that pleb mate, it’s lugs’ll be bornin’!..

  • Sav

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Spurs are also in UEFA action on Thursday, another fact in our favour. We are in with a fair chance to climb another 3 or 4 places if other results go our way.
    Howay the lads! Ashley Out!

  • Whumpie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #19

    I think AO has been taken into care. He was the product of an experiment that proved that “Care in the Community” and “Special Needs” should never be allowed to breed.


  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #20

    ‘Scarin’ the community’ more like!..
    …Is that what happens when you cross a mackem with a spud?..

  • Toon_Ksk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    I kinda miss AO, but I’m sure he will back. What can Spurs fans do if they don’t visit a NUFC blog? Seriously, I have no idea.

  • Whumpie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Thanks for that image Punk Skunk. I no longer require lunch…

  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 16, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Sorry whumpie,
    i think i’ve put my self off too!..

  • Born Again Geordie

    Dec 16, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Punk Skunk # 17

    that is a fact perhaps the stone he lives under has finally crushed him !!! lol 🙂

  • guttered i live in birmingham

    Dec 16, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #25

    we were class on sunday. controlled the game mostly,and was delighted to get the three points. we cant rest on our laurels tho, on another day defoe could have scored a couple. were up against lennon, bentley, bent etc on sunday, we will have to concentrate for 100pc througout the 90, co one mistake and a team like spurs can punish. without oba let shol start, see what shol and owen can do!!


    Dec 16, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Oba is out of the game sadly

  • Friendri.Ha

    Dec 16, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Oba is out of the game? No worries on that. We have Mark Viduka to partner Owen. I think Owen prefers to play alongside a big guy like Heskey or Viduka. Viduka is able to hold the ball up the field inviting his mates to move forward.

    And we still have Duff who could play just behind Owen.


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