Newcastle United will have a wonderful chance to get two wins in a row against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, as we learn today that Harry Redknapp has massive injury problems for Sunday’s game at St. James’ Park.
Harry Redknapp – has injury headaches for Sunday’s game
And it’s hardly what Harry Redknapp wanted on his first visit to Newcastle since he turned down the chance to replace Sam Allardyce last January.
And by the way, Joe Kinnear should be very careful on Sunday, because the last time Harry was at St. James’ Park his team at that time, Portsmouth, were 3 goals up in just 11 minutes and ended up beating us 4-1. 🙁
Spurs got through to the last 32 in the UEFA Cup last night, and this morning have been drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukraine, in the next round.
Last night both Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas, fomer Newcastle players were missing because of their respective back and calf injuries, and center half Ledley King was also missing, while £17M striker Darren Bent has tonsillitis.
So from a selfish Newcastle United viewpoint that sounds good, as long as none of them recover by Sunday.
And both Aaron Lennon and Luka Modric were also injured last night and are now doubtful for Sunday’s game.
Redknapp said today:
“I wanted to take Modric off at half-time. I only wanted to give him half a game because he is very important to us.”
“He ended up with a tight hamstring, and Aaron Lennon ended up with a tight groin. They could be struggling for t Sunday.”
“We’ll have to see how they are, they won’t train today and it will be touch and go I think.”
Harry has had his problems since he took over the Tottenham side, but he has done wonderfully well, and with the good players Spurs have, he has started to get the best out of them.
But he is now rightly worried about all the injuries at the club and he is anxious to strengthen in January, just like Joe Kinnear is.
Harry Redkapp and Joe Kinnear are good friends, which adds a little to the game on Sunday.
If we can win it, Joe Kinnear will be off in orbit after the game, joined no doubt by Newcastle fans. 😀