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Gareth Bale And Poor Defending Undo Newcastle At Spurs

3:29 pm, Saturday, February 9th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 124 Comments

Newcastle have nobody to blame but themselves after coming away from White Hart Lane this afternoon losing by two goals they conceded to Gareth Bale, and the first goal by Yoan Gouffran, who was then stretchered off in the second half, but both Spurs goals were preventable, and it was some sloppy defending (again) from the Newcastle defense.

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Gareth Bale – after scoring direct from a free kick after five minutes

Make no mistake about it Newcastle should have taken something out of this game, but when you continue to give away sloppy goals you continue to lose games – and that’s the 11th game of the last 16 in the league that the Magpies have managed to lose.

Newcastle started this game slowly in their burgundy strips, and the first 10 minutes was a bit reminiscent of last years game, with Tottenham attacking continuously, and after the first minute Bale was straight through down the left wing, and he put in a low cross which went right across the goal and was scrambled away by Newcastle.

And then Bale, who Newcastle knew was going to be the danger man, put Tottenham ahead after only five minutes when he scored directly from a free kick, but the Newcastle wall was hardly tight and Tim Krul should have also done better as the ball beat him low down to his left.

But Alan Pardew will have some words to say to the Newcastle players in the wall, because they gave Gareth a free shot on goals – which of course is suicidal.

And after the first ten minutes when it looked like Tottenham could tear Newcastle apart as the continually caught the visitors short at the back, but the Magpies came back into the game and started to play some nice football

On 20 minutes a wonderful ball into the box by Coloccini found Cisse free and onside, but his header was wide of the target, and the Senegal striker really should have done better.

But then just 4 minutes later Newcastle scored, and it a well worked goal as Gutierrez put Sissoko away down the right wing and the Frenchman crossed it nicely to Gouffran, who hit the ball towards goal and it was deflected to leave Lloris helpless, and if was Yoan Gouffran’s first goal for Newcastle.

Half time came and Newcastle would have been the happier side, after Spurs had missed some chances and Newcastle were still in this game after surviving some early scares.

Ten minutes into the second half Gouffran was injured, and it seems that the Frenchman sustained a nasty gash to his calf, and after some delay in the game, he was stretched off, which was not a good sight to see again this season.

Up until that point Gouffran had looked very bright for Newcastle and gave some movement to the Newcastle attack up front.

Sylvain Marveaux came on in his place and the change seemed to slow the Newcastle’s momentum, although it was still fairly even between the two sides, but then after 78 minutes Gareth Bale beat Coloccini and two other Newcastle players to a ball just inside Newcastle’s half.

Bale then raced away from he Newcastle players and as Krul cam out he kicked the ball into the back of the net and Spurs were 2-1 up, and it was a vital time to score for the home side.

But again it was some lackadaisical defending from Newcastle, and we may see Yanga-Mbiwa force his way into the back four if we cannot tighten things up at the back – as we continue to leak poor goals at the back.

Bale almost got his hat-trick after 86 minutes when he was through again, but Tim Krul made a great save to put the ball over the cross-bar.

Newcastle tried to get back into this game and after the third minute of injury time Shola Ameobi was through on goal, and tried to toe poke the ball into the goal, but French goalkeeper Lloris made a vital block.

And then seven minutes into injury time Gareth Bale had an open goal six yards out – but blazed the ball way over the bar – with his right foot – and then a minute later he hit a great left foot shot that brought a great save from Tim Krul low down to his left.

And after around nine minutes of added the whistle finally blew and the new Newcastle side had suffered their first defeat – but it was two defensive lapses that cost Newcastle points this afternoon – and when have we heard that before?

Newcastle played well today, but two lapses was all it took – and we have to hope Gouffran is not seriously injured.


Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Steven Caulker, Kyle Naughton (Benoit Assou-Ekott too 74); Scott Parker, Mousa Dembele (Jake Livermore 90); Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby (Emmanuel Adebayor 69), Gareth Bale; Clint Dempsey
Subs not used: Brad Friedel, William Gallas, Jan Vertonghen, Gylfi Sigurdsson

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; James Perch (Cheick Tiote 82), Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran (Sylvain Marveaux 59), Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez (Shola Ameobi 86); Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

Bookings: Tottenham Hotspur – none; Newcastle United – Cabaye (90), Ameobi (90)

Attendance: 36,244

Tags: Match Reports · Newcastle News · Premier League

124 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eddie // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Thought it was a decent performance from all the players. Don’t really understand all this colo bashing that’s going on. I also think Cisse is growing in his no9 role. The only thing that has depressed me is gouffran’s injury – it just goes to show the lad’s quality that it feels like the team is seriously diminished without him, after only 3 games!

  • 2 ochytoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Thought we gave a good account of ourselves so no need to be too disheartened with this performance. Hoping Gouffran’s ok, looked a real dangerman again today.

  • 3 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    It was interesting yesterday when Pardew said M’Biwa is breathing down Saylor’s neck, Colo is the weak link for me, at fault for the second goal today

  • 4 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Not sure, think Saylor and Colo partnership is still the #1 choice.

  • 5 Joe Blog // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Waste of time supporting this club whilst Pardew is in charge.

  • 6 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    With our next two games against Metalist Kharkiv We need to give M’Biwa a start in both games

  • 7 DevonMag // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM


    Jesus just trawled through a few of the comments on the match thread…some of the knuckle draggers that post (apparently only on match days?) are outrageous. Don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    Gutted we didn’t win as I had us down for a hard-fought draw but Garry Bale is the best player in the league and scored two good goals. Can’t fault the team first half I felt we were the better side, Goofy’s injury seemed to ruffle our feathers and we never really looked like coming back after that, save the odd half chance. To me Sissoko looked absolutely knackered most of the game, the midweek international obviously has had an effect on us.
    Taylor MOTM for me. Marveaux in for Goofy next week and let’s get back to winning ways. HWTL

    PS What was Pardew’s beef at the final whistle? He looked annoyed about something, hope it was justified as let’s face it he’s not the classiest customer is he? AVB had to fight for his handshake…

  • 8 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    But we all know Colo is a great reader of the game but lacks pace – today he misread the game too.
    It was a game between two very closely matched sides but one world class player on his absolute top form won it for them. Otherwise we’d have got something out of it.
    At this level you just can’t afford defensive errors.

  • 9 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM


    Pards said Mbiwa is breathing down Saylors AND colo’s neck.

    Colo also did some immesnse defending and forward play. It’s easy to see the black dot on the white page.

  • 10 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Joe Blog // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Waste of time supporting this club whilst Pardew is in charge.

    Why exactly ????????????

  • 11 lucasnufc // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Bit negative that

  • 12 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Joe Blog

    Then you are in for a really tough time so go follow Tow Law Casuals.

  • 13 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM


    I may be being a little unfair on Colo, but after his antics during the window, it still grates with me that he’s captain of a club he was trying to get away from

  • 14 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Joe Blog is a WUM. Clue is in the name.

  • 15 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM


    It might be a blessing if Colo goes back to Argentina in the summer. We’ll need a replacement to cover Saylor injuries but Mbiwa will be immense.
    Yo is a natural captain to replace him, though I love Saylor’s total commitment

  • 16 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Arsenal 1-0 up, QPR 2-0 down

  • 17 Toon1978 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Referee done everything i his power to give Spurs the 3 points. Spurs players where falling down and where getting free kicks. NUFC players getting dragged to the deck and got nothing.

  • 18 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    personally i think Spurs got lucky today and for bale how was he good he was hugging the line to much and waiting for players to do the work for him, last minute into the game he missed an open goal about 5-6 yards away even Williamson could of scored that

  • 19 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM


    I know the guy has personal issues, but if what is being reported is correct then he’s brought then on himself and the club.

    I simply can’t see how a man that doesn’t want to be at the club is allowed to retain the armband

  • 20 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM


    i posted a few threads back before the match that the ref would favor them and you kno what i hate being right

  • 21 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM


    Why are you bringing up the colo issue. It’s burried til summer. Nothing to do with his performances, he plays 100% for the toon always has.

  • 22 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    After the game the guy hosting the Sky coverage asked is there a better player in world football then Bale???

    The answer is yes, if you bother to look beyond the Premier league there are quiet a few of them that are far better

  • 23 WWYCD // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    We lost? Bring me the torches and pitchforks out of storage! 2 for 1 deals mix and match lads and new in for the last minute rush French flag coloured gloves!!!

    Get them while they last, stocks going fast!

    10 pounds per item, no refunds offered when NUFC win a game, failure to understand this is the customers issue and will be told to jog right on upon complaints received, happy shopping

  • 24 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Easy to blame the ref. We were outdone by pace and a world class player, and a very unfortuanate injury.

    On another day it could have been different. Very positive signs in the last three games.

  • 25 Howay50 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    I thought that the lads did alreet today. Bale was the difference. Cisse needs to up his game as he looked pretty ineffective when he had the ball.

  • 26 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM


    Because he is our captain ans should conduct himself in such a way that is professional at all times.
    He doesn’t want to be here its that simple

  • 27 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM


    Give over with your biased views. ATM bale is easily in the top 4-5 players in the world. He’s done it all season.

  • 28 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM


    Rubbish colo always give 100%. He’s committed til summer. It has nothing to do with the defensive erorrs against world class players. It just goes that way sometimes.

  • 29 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Tottenham pressed us well but they would be lost offensively if not for Bale.

    Disappointed we got 0 points but the teams around us are pretty much all down right now so the league spot isn’t in much peril.

  • 30 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM


    how the hell is that biased??????

    Yes he’s a class player, and is up there in the top 10 no doubt, but the best in the world……………….no way

  • 31 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    i wonder what Spurs will do next season when they lose bale to Real Madrid or Barcelona or Newcastle lol

  • 32 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    If Cisse found his shooting boots we’d cruise to mid table safety, but he’s still getting in good positions and getting shots on or near target. Header just wide today.

  • 33 Toon1978 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Black and White with an army lol

    I have never seen a referee as bias as that in my life. No wonder Spurs have a good home record. I really do not think Spurs are that good. IMO time for Mbiwa to be introduced because we are still shipping to many goals.

  • 34 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Pointless debates.

  • 35 Twatter // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Colo was poor for the goal, don’t tell me he wasn’t. Effort or not, let’s not beat around the bush – he messed up.

    The same goes for Cisse in this match – he was poor. Let’s not sugarcoat it. They were both pretty bad today.

  • 36 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    did any1 notice when cisse took that header Spurs keeper didn’t move at all

  • 37 Howay50 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Defence today was ok. Confidence in the team was good. We did not capitulate like last season 5-0 drubbing and the lads gave it their all until the final whistle. Can’t really ask more than that. Important that we win the next game though.

  • 38 Toon1978 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    I thought Colo read the game well today and the second goal should have been dealt with better. Like i said, time to introduce Mbiwa.

  • 39 No7_Heaven // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Bad news lads and lasses….Gouffran may have a broken leg:

  • 40 No7_Heaven // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    More proof:

  • 41 gstadt // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Think we did great today, just undone by a man on top of his game (Bale)… A month ago Spurs would have beaten us easily. If we’re competitive in the big games that’s all we can ask, could have gone either way before goofys injury.

  • 42 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Spuds will use some of the £40m to replace Bale next season. He is just having a fantastic run at the moment.
    They’ll still be competitive.

    But we could have stopped Bale but for the errors.

    I don’t think Colo ever gives less than 100% but he ain’t the fastest and made two bad calls. Perch jumping would have stopped the first goal.

  • 43 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM


    The word from inside the club said he was having an x-ray as a precaution

  • 44 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    unconfirmed in same article…

    Hopefully, the player, signed from Bordeaux in the transfer window will be fine, and the injury will just turn out to be bad bruising, but for now there is no confirmation.

    But it doesn’t look good.

  • 45 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM


    Again no proof…. your second atricle link:

    No official word from Newcastle United as of yet.

    Wait and see.

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    I know they say don’t break up a winning team but knowing what we did about Bale I think I would have put M’Biwa man marking him the whole game.

    Pace is crucial these days especially in defense.

  • 47 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Gouffy would probably have an X ray anyway so hopefully it is just a precaution

  • 48 askar // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Gentlmen if we play with this team:


    Deb –Tayor Collo —–San


    Arfa —Cabaye —-Sisoko

    —-Cissé – Gouffran

    We can beat any team. No matter it is Man C or Arsenal!.

    I bet a hundred pounds on our wins as follows:

    NUFC 4 – Southampton 1
    NUFC 3 – Swansea City 0
    NUFC 2 – Stoke City 0
    NUFC 3 – Wigan Athletic 0
    NUFC 3 Manchester City 2
    NUFC 3 – Fulham 1
    NUFC 4 – Sunderland 0
    NUFC 3 – WBA 1
    NUFC 2 – Liverpool 0
    NUFC 3 – West Ham Utd 1
    NUFC 4 – QPR 0
    NUFC 2 – Arsenal 0

    fingers crossed ben arfa and Gouffran both will be fit at the same time.

  • 49 Edd Case // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    There’s some right tw@t$ on this blog.
    How many of you were slaggin off AP when we beat Villa or Chelsea?

    You’re idiots and you bring shame to our club.

    AP guided us to 5th place with a team weaker than what we have now.

    I fully support AP and after the summer’s transfers are completed, next season could be mouth-watering.

    This season, we’ll finish middle / bottom half and the team need us right behind them.

    We’re not a top 4 team YET – might take us another 2 or 3 seasons so we need to be patient.

    We will not win every game, no team ever does.

    So sick of seeing bashing AP, Jonas, Colo etc for one bad game. Jonas not been himself so some criticism justified but some of you really need to just shut up, take a few mins and relax before posting such negativity.

  • 50 daztoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Bring in Mbwia for a run of games along side Taylor we lack pace in the centre. Colo hasn`t got the pace we need

  • 51 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    hope goffy is alright he’s an real gem player to have

  • 52 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:56 PM


    Did you suggest that before the game?

    Hindsight is wonderful and it may have made no difference.

  • 53 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Jesus H!!!!!

    Colo put in a great perfomance OVERALL today, as well as chelsea. He’s a brilliant defender, and for 1 mistake he makes about 30 correct decisions.

  • 54 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM


    I suggested Anita man marking Bale and was rubbished for that

  • 55 WWYCD // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    So can I ask did we play well? Opinions seem to differ

    Gouffran sounds to of taken a good knock fingers crossed for him seems a real good egg and it’d be a crying shame to lose him so soon after we gained him we do have a bit of depth though with HBA, Gutti, Marv and Obertan

    Colo dropped a bollock as well I take it? Saylor solid beside him though? Time for the mighty Mbwia to get his shot at the big time in place of our “am fully committed…until the summer when I kick up a stink again” captain?

  • 56 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM


    And again there’s no proof to say that would have worked. We contained him mostly, and anita can be lightweight when in the heat of battle.

  • 57 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Gouffran is getting x-rays for his leg.

    That swipe went right around his shin guard. I think at best he might miss a game.

  • 58 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:00 PM


    We played very well against a great team with an in form star player away from home with new players still settling. Bale was the only threat really. Our passing game was on form first half. We lost by a goal, cisse missed a header and shola at the end.


  • 59 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM


    Not wasn’t hindsight.

    I suggested a 343 playing a sweeper to combat the pace


    M’Biwa Colo Saylor

    Debuchy Cabaye Sissoko Santon

    Goofy Cisse Marveaux

  • 60 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM


    I hope you’re right, but with way he was took off it doesn’t look good.

    Fingers crossed!!

  • 61 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM


    Mate we played well and fought for everything, though we are still falling short in front of goal.

    Colo did drop a bollock but Saylor was solid along side him.

  • 62 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM


    Yeah you’re a tactical genius, 343, you obviously have more insight than all the PL managers who never play that (apart from villa who are in danger of relegation).

  • 63 No7_Heaven // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Yeah,,,I’m sure Gouffran will be okay. Just pointing it out as no-one else had. Cheers

  • 64 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Pardw is an awful manage pure and simple
    You can make as many excuses as you like he messed his subtitions up avb got his right
    Hence spurs won the game
    And to make things worse
    Avb showed his hand and pardew still made a Horlicks of it
    Always suppor the toon
    But pardew never

  • 65 Toon1978 // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM


    Collo is a great defender but put anyone with pace up against him then he struggles big time. S.Long up here for WBA ripped him a new ass hole. Look, a great defender and i love him to bit’s but atm his head is else where with all this crap going on. Maybe it’s time to bring in Mbiwa. I might be totally wrong but just my opinion.

  • 66 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Should cabaye seen red today?? nasty tackle there.. think he was lucky there.. Thank good for that.. next 4 games, at least 9 points.. HWTL… Some people is just negative..

  • 67 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    AVB says bale aint going no where with reports of Chelsea and Madrid looking at him.

    who the hell is AVB trying to kid if Madrid wants him they get him end off

  • 68 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    diving sessengion or what ever youre name is.. REJECT

  • 69 Toon1978 // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    That referee had a good game for Spurs. Motm for me 😉

  • 70 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM


    How the hell did Pardews get his subs wrong???

    Marveuax came on for an inured Gouffran, Tiote for an injured Paerch and Sola cam on as he cahnged it to 4-4-2 when we were chasing a point

  • 71 DanRo // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Positivity as per usual from me.
    The confidence in the side was there for all to see.
    We went 1-0 down and more than deserved 1-1 at half-time. Losing Gouffran was the turning point as we looked comfortable and a threat going forward.
    We’re passing the ball a lot better than we have for the rest of the season.
    A few Coloccini errors and a fantastic player in Bale the game was lost.
    I’m glad there is a few weeks off until the next league game. Get Ben Arfa back and hopefully the news on Gouffran will be positive.
    This was Spurs away and for 75mins + they looked short of ideas and we looked more than worthwhile for a draw. Progress since Reading @ home.

  • 72 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    We dogged a bullet there
    It was a straight red all day long

  • 73 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:05 PM


    what a belta.

  • 74 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM


    If you’re NEVER gonna supprt our manager you can’t class yourself as a supported. Why are you here?

    Did he make a mistake against chelsea then?

  • 75 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Let’s hope so Spuggy

    I guess on the bright side Hatem is nearing his return.


    Do you want to explain what was wrong about Pardew’s subs or do you want to mindlessly insult him like “check the toastie” and “catchy in norway” do?

    If it’s the latter then it shouldn’t be hard for us to tell you off as well.

  • 76 WWYCD // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Cheers lads missed the game but good to hear we were out classed easier games coming up so let’s hope they standards remain high 😉

    On a side note I appreicate anyone who sticks up for all things NUFC on this blog so fair play to ya…but I have to disagree on ur Colo opinion unfortunatly I’d say by his standards he’s been poor and his off field issues has affected his pitch play and I don’t think that’ll change I expect him to want away again in the summer. I don’t want him as captain (never thought he was a good one to begin with) and Mbwia seems a very good replacement who would shine alongside Saylor

  • 77 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Wakey wakey
    Did you miss Anita on the Bench

    I know he small but com on man

    Best player in the last few weeks
    No excuse pardew is shita

  • 78 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Don’t forget Sissoko, Cabay, Santon and krul I think played full games on Wednesday then had to travel back. We did look tired.

  • 79 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    lads when is wor HBA back, is he back in training yet or still away for physio ?????????

  • 80 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Black and White with an army lol

    He could be back for Southampton game

  • 81 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM


    So what did you think of pards team and sub against chelsea and villa?

    Anita was subbed for Gouffran (tired) against villa.

  • 82 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    What a crap comment
    I have every right to my view
    Against Chelsea he got very lucky and the players took over
    He set Sissoko deeper ar the start of the second half and gave the initiative to chelsea
    A always when ahe has to make a call he gets it wrong

  • 83 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:11 PM


    cheers mate

  • 84 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Against Chelsea he got very lucky and the players took over


  • 85 remy D // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    No no no there’s one person to blame and that that bellend captan of ours.gave away a stupid fee kick after 2 minutes then put in a half arsed challenge on bale for the second.hes had half a good season on 5 years has no pace can’t tackle hugely overrated.cant wait till the summer when he’s gone and frees up 70k a week.rant over

  • 86 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    “..Against Chelsea he got very lucky and the players took over
    He set Sissoko deeper ar the start of the second half and gave the initiative to chelsea…”

    That makes literally no sense whatsoever..

    @Black and White with an army
    about a week and a half

  • 87 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM


    No probs mate.

    On Colo, he put in great performances against villa and Chelsea and was a little unlucky today against a world class player. I understand the captaincy thing but I doubt it’s good to change part way through a season. It will be cabaye next year I think or saylor.

    He’s still a top top player though.

  • 88 Hugh Jorgan // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Swansea 3 – QPR 1

  • 89 jeraziah // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Cissé is totaly clueless… is he really this dumb? Stupid runs, stupid decisions… Missing Demba Ba every minute.

    But I think we did a decent game overall.

  • 90 Toon1978 // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Spurs not getting one yellow card tells it’s own story.

  • 91 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM


    Sissoko scored two whilst playing deep on pards command. I’d call that a good tactical move then (not that I agree that’s what happened.

    You don’t like pards and you’ll use any excuse to blame him.


  • 92 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    why cant people have theire own ideas?? we are human.. we are dont agree on everything,thank good for that.. personally i think there are better managers out there 4 us, but there are also a lot worse.. Just support the TOON, please.. OK?? Oki.. thank u.. HWTL

  • 93 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    It was pretty simply we were losing the inative in the centre of the park
    And thebtime was right on about 70 mins to add fresh legs tiotie and Anita or pull Sissoko back and stop spurs initiative lots of options
    Instead turnip Puts marveux on and gave the initiative to their central group

    Easy really but what do I. Know

  • 94 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM


    cheers mate, i just hope Pard’s doesn’t bring him back to soon for another Fulham disaster

  • 95 askar // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I saw the game. You have to stop with Collo, He is class. The goal is Debuchy’s fault….
    Spurs were not better than us. One player made ??the difference for them: Bale. If Ben Arfa was on the ground it would be a different story, trust me.

    Sissoko was not good. Maybe he was tired (He played with french team).
    Jonas is old and he should no longer play for us. He is not good. Anyway, I am optimistic.

    The only thing worries me is Gouffran’s injury. Hope he is ok 🙁

  • 96 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM


    Yeah cisse’s run for the goal (when he drew two defender away from Goofy) was really bad and he got a header away which wasn’t far off. Not saying he’s playing well, but he;s still getting chances that’s what counts, he’ll stick one away soon.

  • 97 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Suggy are you stupid
    Sissoko scored 2 from an attacking role after we had gone down 2 1
    And the players took over

  • 98 WWYCD // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    I think he’s a top class player on his day but he needs to be focused to have his day which I really don’t think he is this season he’s still good but a bit on time on the bench and the order to sort his s**t out wouldn’t go amiss for me

    Cabs will be captain next year (hopefully regardless of the Colo situation) Saylor is too unreliable imo too many injuries to be counted on

  • 99 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Would anyone else take a punt on Maloney in the summer ?. Cracking little player IMO

  • 100 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Scumberland is so beyond shit

  • 101 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Don’t think we are offering enough support to Cisse and he looked isolated far too often today, but his overall contribution to the team is better and there’s no doubt he’ll get back to his best sooner rather than later

  • 102 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM


    Yes I am clearly stupid. I bow to your knowledge that the player took over against chelsea, nowt to do with pards. But when players fail it;s all pards fault.

    Now, do you see the flawed logic there or are you not familiar with logic?

  • 103 Mister Tuff // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I think that was a point lost today. Not much of an attacking threat -bit of a “powder puff” attack. We do need another striker. At times we were overrun in midfield. Prior to our goal we were looking good. Walker had several “goes” at Gouffran before he got him -red card definitely -up to then Gouffran was playing OK. Phil Dowd is a crap ref. Defensive errors for both spurs goals. But at least thats Spurs out the way. May struggle if Gouffran is out for some time. not too despondent though .

  • 104 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    there was the red card.. glad i put my money on that.. come on cattermole,one more

  • 105 JackButler // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    M’Biwa will play the next two games in the Europa League so he’ll have a chance to stake a claim for a starting place

  • 106 WWYCD // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    So whenever we do well its the players taking over and when we do badly its Pardew?

  • 107 jeraziah // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Spuggy and the run when he basically ran into Sissoko taking the ball and losing it the second after. He’s consantly offside..

  • 108 DanRo // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    I think a bit of context is needed.
    Spurs away is a difficult away match for anyone.
    Spurs hadn’t lost in 9 games prior to this game.
    We were more than competent for 75 minutes.
    Crucially for me we have progressed since Reading @ home.

  • 109 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM


    true mate it does tell the story, goofy got brought down 3 or 4 times by the same player so in the regulation football rule it’s classified as an persistent foul and should of been a yellow card

    also i notice in the half time analysis Spurs had 1 foul we had 4, i’d love to slap the gits who analyze this.

  • 110 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Like most Pardew haters, you flip flop with your demands of him.

    So you wanted Sissoko further back to defend against Tottenham at their home ground? You know Sissoko tracks back already right? THAT would have given Spurs all the chances they needed.

    Perch was excellent, and was subbed because he picked up a knock. Tiote did fine to hold possession under pressure once he came on.

    Marv was also subbed due to Gouffran’s INJURY. And how is putting another attacking player on giving the other team “initative” in midfield? Marveaux has been one of our best players on the ball for the last 2 months.

  • 111 ToonMauritius // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Lads, we played well but Bale made the difference, our strike is very poor. If we would had a good striker, it will have been another history

  • 112 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Dortmund-Hamburg 1-4.. huh??

  • 113 thepict // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Didn’t take the Pardew haters long to get back. Could have been worse, Cabaye lucky to stay on the pitch and two world class saves from Tim Krull. Onwards and upwards.

  • 114 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Logic is an over rated commodity in my experience
    Particularly when dealing with the emotions of a football game at a charged sjp
    The players all said how the crowd carried them on
    Believe what you want
    Pardew had not a thing to do with last weeks recovery which was great and worth my season ticket money alone
    We will never get better than average with turnip as manager even with this group of players ,probably the best for ten years

    Logic is very over rated and exceedingly boring

  • 115 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Danny Graham is on.. Shit head

  • 116 eaststandgeordie1982 // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Im gutted we didnt go for it today, we were second best in the middle and poor defending cost us. Marv is so good with the ball at his feet and we never got the ball to him and play to his strengths i would of brought obertan on for goofy we needed his pace for tracking back.

  • 117 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Thanks for the recognition Spuggy. Very magnaminous of you when I suspect secretly you were trying so hard to be obnoxiously abusive.

    I think you’ll find 5 times world champions Brazil play 343 but what the hell do they know eh?

  • 118 yorkymag // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    At the time that gouffan went off
    Perch was not injured that was the time to change the shape
    And even when perch got a Knock Anita was available
    I am lost with the way your mind works

  • 119 keeganjr // Feb 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    jesus christ.. scumberland couldnt score if they was in the goal..

  • 120 one Tony Green // Feb 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    @ Joe Blog you don’t support Newcastle you mug. You would have been at Spurs today if you did. Trying going to games not watching on a computer screen then you can say you support them.

  • 121 joeytoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    3 players around the ball for the second goal and they left it for eachother ,
    just a poor mixup but i thort we deserved something today,
    if there is a defensive partnership to be formed surely its got to be saylor and m biwa ,they will still be here next season ,there are no guarantees with colo,but i dont believe colo is giving less than 100%,

  • 122 Jackel001 // Feb 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Good news boys. Apprently Goofy hasn’t broken his leg!

  • 123 Jackel001 // Feb 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM


  • 124 texasgaijin // Feb 10, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Spurs clearly were the better side in the second half, and, frankly, I don’t think the team deserved a point. They were second best in almost every 50-50 ball, and there was maybe one effective attack after Gouffron’s injury. Sissokho was absent in the second half, Cabaye couldn’t keep possession, and Marveaux had maybe two touches in Spurs’ half. Hardly deserving of a share of the spoils. I don’t think any of that was Pardew’s fault; it comes down to the players. Are they playing better than a few weeks ago? Yes, but they’re still a ways from challenging teams in the top 5 on a week in and week out basis. Best result over the two upcoming Euro games: no more injuries. They’ll need a fully fit team for Southampton.

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