Newcastle Can Get The Win Against Spurs On Saturday

Some of the Spurs players are labeling the game at Newcastle as a must win game for them tomorrow, so they can keep their pressure on other clubs at the top of the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp – has done fantastic job at Spurs

There’s no doubt that Harry Redknapp has done a fantastic job in his short time at Tottenham,  and has built a very good squad, although most of the players were already there when he arrived in 2008, which is testament to Harry’s good management and coaching.

Newcastle put in a a more than decent defensive display, when they played in north London in late December, but it was two pieces of extra class from Tottenham wingers Lennon and Bale, that got Spurs the goals and the deserved 2-0 win in that game.

It was a good defensive display from our lads, and the first sign that Alan Pardew was organizing the defense to become less porous.

But Newcastle’s attack that day was non-existent, and if Newcastle are gong to get the win tomorrow, which is possible, they will have to be a lot better on attack.

And we have to take out chances in this game, unlike last Sunday when Shola Ameobi missed an absolute sitter after just two minutes.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

This is what Alan said this morning about the game tomorrow:

“It is difficult because you can control the center of the park and stop Luka Modric being a problem, and then you’ve perhaps got the two best wide players causing you problems down the flanks.”

“And if you stop that problem then you open up the middle.” “So that’s why they are such a problem to play against – because they have threats all over the pitch. They are a very forward-thinking team who will attack you.”

“When we played them last time, offensively ourselves we were really poor.” “We put a disciplined, strong display in,  but we didn’t threaten the goal enough.”

“Hopefully on Saturday we are going to give Spurs a bigger test to their back four and see if that stands up.” “On occasion it hasn’t, so we’ve got to put them under pressure and try to force them into some errors.”

“They’ve got good players and a strong squad,” “I read a stat that said they have got more international players than any other club in Europe.”

“It’s a huge squad and it means their substitutions can change a game. They can freshen things up with some excellent international players.”

“Sometimes that can make the difference between winning and losing a game.”

It looks like Shola Ameobi and Leon Best will get the start up front, and we expect Newcastle to come out of the starting blocks  tomorrow – like the proverbial steam train.

It was disappointing to only draw last Sunday at Sunderland and the lads can out that right with a win tomorrow.

It will be a big chance for players like Williamson, Guthrie and Best to show what they can do for Newcastle, and with the lads treating this as a big game, which it is, and having a little luck too – wouldn’t that be a nice change – Newcastle could well get all 3 points from this game.

And if we do then things will seem really good again on Tyneside, especially if Sunderland lose at Blackpool.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • ytz

    Jan 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Personally I will start Lovenkrands… Speedy, and a foul magnet!

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Looking forward to this one. Traditionally the spuds don’t like coming to SJP. Even with the injuries, I reckon we can take them.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    My ‘Goldfish bowl’ first eleven for Saturday:


  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    @ ytz // Jan 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    “Personally I will start Lovenkrands”

    Are you Alan Pardew?

  • Sinner

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #5

    @ above comment.
    Same here,Best is a liabillity with poor goal scoring ratio.
    Get Mcloven and Ameobi to start.

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Sinner @ 5. You are talking ‘Barry White’ mate. Leon best has 3 goals in 3 starts, 4 appearances in the league, which gives him the best goal scoring ratio this season of any current Toon player.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #7

    I think We will beat them.

    Looking Forward 2 Barton Vs Van der vaart

  • Sinner

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #8

    I would not take the risk with him.
    His scoring ability is very poor,with around a hundred of appearances for Coventry,he managed to grab only 20 goals and that in Championship level.
    Not something to be proud of,erm
    Start McLoven!

  • cg

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Sorry but doubt we’d be threatening their goal more this time around with strola on the pitch.

  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #10

    shame we havent got a full squad available with ben arfa, andy and chieck i think we have a very good team to compete with spurs! We can still do em tho!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t know why everyone is so positive about this one. I hate Spurs as much as Man U but I think we’re in for a beating 2moro.

    Just goes to show the step in class when their club is full of recognized internationals and we have to rely on Ameobi and Best up front. Very sad to say the least. I’ve heard Fuller is going to the unwashed for 3M. I would have got him in and got rid of Ameobi. FFS if Steve Bruce can pull that one off then why in the hell can’t Pardew sign some1!!!!??? Pardew is not convincing me one bit in this window…he’ll better act damn fast!

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Personnal choice Sinner, but I would go with Best over Lovenkrands every time, not that there’s anything wrong with Lovenkrands, but Best off the ball contribution is the best I have seen from any toon forward since Shearer. Even if he isn’t banging them in, he grafts from one end to the other, and makes a right nuiscance of himself. The only time I have only seen him play in 1 game where he never put the shift in. I don’t think he will ever be a 25 goals a season man, but his contribution, and his ability to free up space make him a bloody good player in my eyes.

  • Black n whiteSi

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Go 4-3-3!!!!! Attack! Na only kiddin’ but need 3 points in this one and pardew needs to get his tic-tacs rights, cos with the players we’ve got out there’s a chance they’ll be all over us

  • ALEK mkd NUFC

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #14

    need to win that game!will be tough but i hope we manage some good play and win this!looking forward!

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #15

    i Think if we score first we will definitely win

  • Davies

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #16

    I remember a time when Spurs were generous donors of six points a season, but those days are gone. We could very easily get dicked in this match without the likes of Carroll and Tiote.

    Not sure what team will come out, but I hope they’re as positive as the side that came out against the Mackems.

  • lesh

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Catch 22 comes to mind here.

    We beat the spuds and Ashley’ll think we don’t need strngthening: We lose and we still get nobody and slip down the table.

  • geordiemacky

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #18

    who’s Mclovin? lol


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