Spurs Have Some Injury Concerns For Newcastle Game

Tottenham have some injury doubts for their game with Newcastle on Sunday afternoon at St. James’ Park.

Harry Redknapp – has injury concerns

As`we learned yesterday, Emmanuel Adebayor is doubtful because of a hamstring injury he picked up in the last game against Arsenal, and it’s likely he will not be risked at Newcastle.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Redknapp talked about his African striker:

“He has got a bit of a hamstring problem.He played on with it last week. He did it in the first half against Arsenal and he played on, which is not easy. He did have a tear. It’s touch and go for him really.”

“It’s a dangerous one. If he tears it badly, he has got a grade one tear if he makes a real mess of it and he could be out for six or seven weeks.”

“It’s a difficult one to risk him, but we will see how he feels. We will give him a couple of days yet, keep treating him and hopefully he could be okay.

“If he is a doubt, I wouldn’t want to risk him. I wouldn’t want to lose him long term.”

But Dutch star Rafael van der Vaart is also a doubt for the game between two clubs currently in the top six in the Premier League.

And it seems that Van der Vaart could also be sidelined with another hamstring injury, and it’s a common problem the Dutchman has, and his hamstring was injured again when the player was away with the Dutch squad last week.

Harry talked about his Dutch midfielder:

“He sometimes has a problem with that,”  “He has had a few hamstring [injuries] since he’s been with us, but he’s important to us – he scores goals. He’s an amazing finisher.”

And there are also injury doubts about some of the other Tottenham players,  with Croation Internationals Verdan Corluka  and Niko Kranjcar , along with Brazilian International Sandro  all facing  late fitness tests before the game.

We don’t want to be too crass, and it would be wrong of us to say it would be good news for Newcastle if those players didn’t make the game on Sunday – so we wont say that. 😀

But of course Tottenham have a strong squad, and other players can come in and do the job, and Spurs will still be a big threat to Newcastle’s unbeaten record on Sunday afternoon.

It seems that Newcastle have a clean bill of health with long term injury casualty Mike Williamson not fit to play on Sunday,  and  Shola Ameobi may  still not be available.

We’ll not tempt fate to much, but the injury situation has been very good for Newcastle so far this season.  OK – so if somebody gets injured in training tomorrow you know who you can blame.

This will be the first time this season that Newcastle have faced another top six side, so it will be a good test for our lads

Comments welcome,

16 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    attack attack attack attack attack

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    simmo saylor colo santoon
    marv tiote cabs jonas

  • Stuart

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #3

    How long is williamson going to be out for? Last season he was always in my first 11 along with Colo but this season Taylor has definately earned his place back, just wouldnt mind abit of cover haha!

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #4

    agreed stuart we need that cover like tayls and colo have been outstanding everyone has but i think a change will be a good thing


    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #5

    ToonBry, congratulations 😀


    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #6

    It feels weird naming Ben Arfa with Newcastle, anyone else feel same haha

  • magpiebop

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Lets smash spuds
    RTaylor, STaylor, Coloccini, Santon.
    Guttierez, Cabaye, Marveaux.
    Ben Arfa.

    Subs- Harper, Simpson, Ferguson, Abeid, Gosling, SAMeobi, Ba.
    This gives cover to all positions from the bench.


  • colwell

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #8


    Thats the exact team I would love us to play. The old saying of if it aint broke don`t fix it. Well sometimes its better to change it before it gets destroyed lol. We need 5 in the midfield as they will and the last time we played 4 vs 5 was QPR and that didn`t go down too well.

    The only possible change maybe Oba for Marv I love Marv I think he`s awesome but Bale has that long stride which although Marv is quick it would be hard to catch Bale whereas Oba would catch him I think.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    colwell i just think oba needs to be dropped to give him that kick up the arse then unleash him on the hour mark to run at them could put jonas on the right and marv on the left bale wouldnt get past jonas were as obas defending is not the best

  • Dannyo

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Isn’t there a press conference today? A pre-match one?
    Usually on Thursdays right?

  • liam85

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    How amazing will it be if we win on Sunday!!!
    We have a good chance if we stiuck with it.. We can’t lose it like we did in the second half of the Wolves game!

  • kizza

    Oct 13, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Guys look at this…. if only our second half results counted this season


    we would be second (only on goal difference to chelsea)

  • bigdan1980

    Oct 13, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    we MUST start santon, kyle walker had jose enriques life last week, im aware a do not know how santon will fare against him, but im confident walker will be rubbing his hands if he sees r.taylor at left back

  • magicmac

    Oct 13, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #14

    I have no doubt that alan pardew will make no changes to the team on sunday, the old saying is you never change a winning team, perhaps he will bring on santon, or Ben arfa, or marv at some stage in the match, but no right thinking manager would ever start tinkering with a winning team.

  • jakesome

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    never mind adebeyor being unfit the best news ive heard to day is sholas unfit…..bless him he’s given us alot (20% of the time) but we cant justify him starting over marv, benny, oba, sammy

  • danuneek

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Just realised we could potentially go 5 points clear of Liverpool, Spurs and Villa on Sunday. Thats if Liverpool loose to Manu, we beat Spurs and Man City beat Villa. I would defo take out Raylor for the game and perhaps even Jonas depending on how fit he is having travelled to Argentina. I would be really tempted to unleash Ben Arfa as well 🙂

    ———–Ba—-Ben Arfa————


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