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Kevin Nolan To Miss Tottehham Game

9:24 am, Monday, December 27th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

There was good news and bad news on the yellow card front after yesterday’s 3-1 loss to Manchester City.

Kevin Nolan battles De Jong yesterday

The good news is that for once Cheick Tiote did not pick up another yellow card to add to the eight he’s already received this season, but the bad news is that captain  Kevin Nolan picked up his 5th yellow card, and will now be suspended for tomorrow night’s game. at White Hart Lane.

It turns out the Jermaine Defoe will also miss the game for Tottenham, after picking up a straight card from referee Martin Atkinson in the game at Aston Villa, for an elbow that didn’t even look like a foul to us,  never mind a straight red card.

But Martin Atkinson put his stamp on the game at Aston Villa yesterday, but the never-say-die Tottenham side still won,  after having 10 men for most of the game.

It doesn’t say too much about the Aston Villa side, who are going through a tough period under new manager Gerard Houllier.

We really have to ensure that PL referees don’t alter the outcome games by the many mistakes they seem to be making these days.

Another referee may not have even given a foul against the England striker for the offense he was sent off  for – but there again Martin is top of the league with the red cards he’s dispensed this season.

It says something about the Newcastle squad that Kevin Nolan will be  a big miss in tomorrow night’s game, and we’re not sure who may come in for him, although the odds have to be on  Danny  Guthrie, whose last appearance at WBA just wasn’t up to par.

So it could be another chance for Danny to show what he can do at Newcastle, and so far he’s had a rather poor season.

It will be another tough game for the Magpies, that’s for sure, but if Newcastle can refrain from giving Tottenham any gift goals, as we did yesterday to Man City, the lads may even be in with a chance of a point.

And Newcastle need to start picking up points soon, as we  have but 5 from the last 21  points on offer. Not good.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Kevin Nolan · Newcastle News


6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Solaidback // Dec 27, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    I read elsewhere that VDV may be rested too because Floppychops doens’t want him to over do it, so if thats true, its very good news for us as he’s there othe rmain goal scorer!!

    All we’d need to do then is keep Bale under wraps & we should get summit out of the game!!! ;)

  • 2 repo // Dec 27, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Bale Overated he just gets too much room if you close him down he does nothing

    same with VDV….

  • 3 Selbymag // Dec 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Should have been the man to go off yesterday instead of Wayne.
    Offered very little, Joey was running the show in the middle so should have been a straight swap Nolan for Ranger

  • 4 AussieToon // Dec 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM


  • 5 BeeGuy // Dec 27, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Maybe Pardew will reach inot the reserves or academy to to find a replacement for Nolan.

  • 6 baro // Dec 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    I think if not Nile Ranger in for Nolan than Haris Vuckic should do!

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