It turns out that the last two league games we played at White Hart Lane, we’ve won both, winning 3-2 two seasons ago, and we put on a terrific performance last year, when we thrashed Spurs by 4-1 and it could have been even more.
Alan Shearer – with Guus Hiddink in background
Newcastle manager Alan Shearer hopes to become the latest Newcastle manager to get success at White Hart Lane, and we really hope the lads can win on Sunday, because that would be a massive win for the Newcastle United club, at this stage of the season, when we are so desperate for points.
Shearer talked to Newcastle United TV this afternoon:
“Sometimes you go to grounds and that ground tends to be a lucky one,” “And the lads can definitely take heart from their previous wins.”
“They were two magnificent victories and the one last season went a long way to helping the relegation fight.”
“Hopefully we can do the same again and come away with maximum points and I’d love to be the latest manager to do so.”
Two years ago we had a very young side playing at White Hart Lane under Glenn Roeder, because of huge injury problems (when did you last hear that one?), and we certainly rode our luck in the first half. But that game was when Oba Martins hit that shot past Paul Robinson with his left foot, that was clocked at 84 mph, one of the hardest hit shots we’ve ever seen. A couple of minutes later and Nicky Butt scored.
Last year’s performance was easily our best of the season under Kevin Keegan, when we just tore the Spurs side apart, and won 4-1, so we’ve scored 7 goals in our last two trips there, and that may bode well for us on Sunday.
We need to start winning games very soon, if we are to survive, so there’s no better time to start, than in our next game on Sunday. We’ll take a 1-0 win, or any score quite honestly, as long as we score more goals than Tottenham.
That gives us the win doesn’t it? 😀