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Tottenham 2 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

2:55 pm, Saturday, February 9th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 72 Comments

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Gareth Bale scores Spurs’ first goal
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Tottenham 2  Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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72 responses so far ↓

  • 1 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    On to the next one.

  • 2 Foxworth // Feb 9, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Great 1st Half performance by us. In the end up just beaten by 1 man.

    Not bad overall.

    Shouldn’t get above our station – next few matches are more realistic and winnable.

    Heads up chaps & HWTL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3 rainrix // Feb 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Goffy was great the shin just looked a but bloody, hopefully the bones just a bit bruised and not fractured. Would explain the pain and he wouldnt be out for half as long.

  • 4 jeff // Feb 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    CBs were terrible today. Yanga-Mbiwa and Mbabu has to be the central defense partnership next week.

  • 5 archaeomag // Feb 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Gobsmakin’ goal
    – they kicked Yoan Gouffran all afternoon till some one finally kicked him hard enough – dirty dirty spurs

  • 6 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Enter the pardew bashers.

    Everytime we lose it’s his fault of course. Everytime we win it’s the players.


  • 7 rainrix // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Jeff… Troll harder m8

  • 8 Twatter // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Tim Krul – 6: Put in some good saves at the end to redeem himself but his kicking game has been atrocious recently. Needs to be looked at and dealt with as soon as possible because it piles the pressure on an already shaky defence.
    Mathieu Debuchy – 5: Made good runs and linked up well with Sissoko and Gutierrez, however very susceptible at the back. Needs to adapt and adapt quickly.
    Steven Taylor – 7: Our best defender. Put his body on the line at least a couple of times, miscommunication with Coloccini led to the mishap but only partly to blame. Otherwise had a decent game.
    Fabricio Coloccini (c) – 4: As someone rightly pointed out, he really struggles with the pace of the game, moreso than even Taylor and on a par with Williamson who was often the one most heavily criticised whenever we played. Hard to see Pardew dropping him but I would try MYM here. Colo is nothing like the player of last season. Had no international games, so no excuses whatsoever for “tiredness”.
    Davide Santon – 5: Perhaps fatigue did play a part in his performance, don’t like to ever use it as a reason when letting a player off but Santon looked well off the pace today. Allowed Lennon to ghost past him time and time again. Few marauding runs but offered very little compared to Chelsea last week.
    James Perch – 6: A decent shift once again, nothing spectacular. He had a few good interceptions and tackles but overall I felt at times he went messing, and much like Santon, allowed Tottenham’s midfield to simply ghost past him. Perhaps despite my initial apprehension we could have done better with Tiote in the side.
    Yohan Cabaye – 7: Another good performance by Yo, drifted off towards the end of the game as all the players seemed to, but was instrumental in most attacks and looks like he has improved set-plays, despite no-one showing up for them as of yet.
    Yoan Gouffran – 8: MOTM for the goal and overall work-rate. We seemed a bit shaken after he went off with that injury. Showed finesse on the ball which was lacking in other areas of the pitch. Can only hope he’s not too badly hurt as he seems very promising.
    Moussa Sissoko – 6: Brought back down to earth with this game, and the expectations placed upon him maybe were too much to handle. Make no bones about it, he set up the goal… but other than that he was pretty unaffective. Tottenham did well to close him down, but far too many misplaced passes. Perhaps fatigue due to competitive game against Germany in the week.
    Jonas Gutierrez – 6: Combined with Sissoko for our goal and incorporated more of the play from the good game he had at Chelsea, but once again gave too much away and didn’t press hard enough. A bit like Sissoko, the game seemed to pass him by for long periods.
    Papiss Cisse – 4: Desperately needs a kick up the backside. He’s not delivering anything at the moment, despite being the main man – was once again offside far too many times and missed a good chance. I think if he doesn’t start to improve soon, we might have to revert to Shola. Would have probably buried the chances he has squandered recently anyway.

    Marveaux – 5.
    Tiote – 7.
    Shola Ameobi – 6.

    Chin up lads, we faced a very good player today in Gareth Bale. I could have seen us drawing it if our defence had been more solidly organised, but take nothing away from the Spuds and their one-man team.

    We’ll be back and ready to fight Southampton, I’m sure of it.


  • 9 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:01 PM


    Yeah the CB were terrible last two games before this one too. Today against a top 3 player in the world right now.

    Are you on something?

  • 10 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Only saw the second half and overall Spurs were running the show. Expected at home and nothing to be ashamed about. I noticed a lot of the time that when we went on a run, we tried to cut in or stop play a bit and constantly lost the ball. Can’t do that with Spurs as they have speed to burn and if they catch you it’s deadly.

    Anyway, 6 points from 9 is a decent start. We have EL to turn our attention to now.

    Not too down after todays result.

  • 11 Ari Gold // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    In the position we’ve put ourselves in, every point we can gain is paramount. I certainly did not expect anything out of this game, but the manner in which it panned out suggests that we certainly should have come away with at least a point.

  • 12 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:03 PM


    I recommend you watch the first half, we were very very good and in control for large periods. Goofy injury changed the momentum.

  • 13 Dantoon85 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Could have been worst lads could of been hammered 5-0 like last season. Not disappointed about the result today as wasn’t expecting anything anyway as Tottenham are a good side. 6 from 9 is better than a kick in teeth

  • 14 Twatter // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    A bit worrying for an injury to do that though, our team spirit can’t be so strong if all it takes is one injury to derail our game.

  • 15 stuart no9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    SPUGGY.—– . were spurs good TODAY ? NO. you obviously werent listening to the commentators, but what do they know eh ?

  • 16 Spreadthetoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    @ WHL we played well and nullified Spurs. Sadly the injury to Gouffran was instrumental. I hope the lad is OK, but I am very worried that it could be a break /fracture. I am hoping the splint was just used as a precaution and that the lad is going to be okay. We lost this match sadly due to miscommunication between Colo and Saylor. Its regrettable but we did give a good account of ourselves.
    Hoping that results go back our way or we’re straight back into the fight! I thought we deserved a point and had we had HBA possibly more. Bale was the only outstanding player for Spurs along with Lewis Holtby. Gutted we’ve lost but as long as Gouffran is OK I’ll move on. HWTL

  • 17 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM


    Bale was world class and he plays for spurs no?

    Grow up.

  • 18 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    It’s easy to blame a defense that were up against bale and lennon all afternoon. They did very well, but were undone in the end by world class talent. Sometimes it happens.

  • 19 DevonMag // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:08 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…

  • 20 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Swansea 1 up, nice

  • 21 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Did we have a man, man marking Bale? I would imagine most teams stick a man on him. Not sure if we did.

    We always look vulnerable to pace in the middle and getting caught one on one at the back. Don’t know why we don’t play a sweeper, especially now we have M’Biwa.

    Sissoko looked shattered. Maybe should have let Anita on for the last 20 – 30 mins.

    Goofy is a revelation. Works so hard and has great movement and the skills it seems. Hope he’s ok.

  • 22 Nufc-83 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    If we had HBA i would say we would have won as we had many chances down the right but guti couldnt deliver and even debuchy failed to whip good balls in.

  • 23 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    I think Mbiwa will bring the needed pace next season, probs as colo’s replacement, but colo is so good on the ball so hope we don’t lose that.

  • 24 Twatter // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    It’s fairly obvious without Bale in the side we would have drawn the game, but this is the problem. Bale is a very good player and our defence cannot cope with pace. Let’s not pretend Spurs played great – they were mediocre, but they have someone like we do when Ben Arfa is fit who can win them the game.

    I think if Arfa had been in that side ahead of Marveaux we would have drawn at least.

  • 25 Ketsbaia9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Thought we deserved a draw today. There’s not much difference between the two teams. Both teams need 2/3 new strikers each. We were short up front today. Ameobi concedes too many silly free-kicks. Perch did quite well today. Prefer him to Tiote at the moment. I think we need to stick Anita in the team. Mbiwa deserves to replace Coloccini for the next game. Colo got caught out too much today and cost us a point.

  • 26 Goodfella // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Jamie redknapp you Pr**k Kyle walker also knew exactly what he was doing and trying to blame goofy for his own injury what a joke just went down in my estimation. 1-0 Swansea yesa

  • 27 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    as most would agree we have been improving in performance and finally learning how to press on the opposition but i think our next game Goofy should be our lone striker untill cisse stops smiling and starts to focus on scoring like he did last season

  • 28 geordiemark // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    naa I think pardew got it right today he kept to the same team that beat chelsea dont have any complaints ill wait till the season ends before I start pointing the finger 🙂 was a great game unlucky we lost but not only did we have to play a dirty team like spuds but also a ref who never gives the toon nowt a na am gannin on about it but am foaming about the ref

  • 29 TorqToon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    I’ll see the real bloggers on Monday morning when some if the moaning, b1tching toon hating trolls aren’t about!

    Some of you who only appear when things don’t go to plan, are NOTHING short of EMBARRASSING!!

  • 30 stuart no9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    spuggy what you talking? yeah bale is world class so what ?? does that mean nobody should beat spurs then??? cretin.

  • 31 Ketsbaia9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Marveaux is better on the ball but Gouffran seems to track back well. Marveaux is definitely best through the middle. Hopefully Gouffran isn’t badly injured as he looks a good signing.

  • 32 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Spuggy…..I don’t think we played badly really, just that Spurs had the upperhand. Glad we gave them a good go in the first half.

    What did impress me with Spurs tbh, is the speed they kept up for the 90 minutes. No wonder they generally score in the 2nd half.

  • 33 Spreadthetoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Bale played well but let be honest here. We deserved a point but a momentary mix up in communication cost us a point! Cannot believe some people slating……give over!

  • 34 Iain Dowie // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Don’t usually post but reading some of the utter shit posted on this blog , people saying Colo is shit need to f* off and watch his last 3 seasons. Replacing him with m’biwa who i bet no one has actually seen play is stupid. Most of you think its football manager of something

    I’m sure the majority of the posters on this blog have no life what so ever, they sit all day posting utter bullshit. Fans like this give Newcastle a bad name. “FICKLE AS F**K” And this is not aimed at the poster who make educated contributions to the blog, and consistently make good points about the club and players.

  • 35 Ari Gold // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Cisse has no positional sense whatsover. Twice during the game we had counter-attacking opportunities, and twice he ran in the way of the player running with the ball, rather than peeling wide and providing an option.

  • 36 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM


    You’re a strange boy. Are you blaming pards for not beating spurs today?

  • 37 daztoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    We should have got Guti to man mark Bale second half he offered little else.We also need to give Mbwia a run next game along side Taylor

  • 38 Spreadthetoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Last post for now…..I really hope Gouffran is OK as he is a VERY big instrumental player for us and offers more than Marveaux in that type of match!

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


    jamie rednapp like father like son somehow they never seem to say the same things when there up at the toon do they wonder why 🙂 I turned sky off so I didnt catch what they said but probably better that I didnt

  • 40 Spuggy // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:18 PM


    Cisse had positional sense when we scored and he took two defenders with him and when he headed the ball just past the post. Just not going in for him atm and he’s lacking confidence.

  • 41 stuart no9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    geordiemark @ 28–” you think pards got it right today ” – we got beat .mmm

  • 42 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    i think in the first half Spurs were getting worried even AVB was looking worried because they thought they would play us all over the pitch but we showed them

  • 43 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    QPR are down now like 🙂 , Could not happen to a nicer club or manager 😉

  • 44 croftus5678 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    the 3 if only’s !!!

    if only collo was switched on he could have not given away the freekick which led to the first goal

    if only perch had done his job in the wall and jumped half an inch or atleast got on his toes he would have deflected the ball over for the first goal.

    if only collo had concentrated on the 3rd goal he would have cleared it

    (reasoning behind collo blame on 3rd is: taylor was holding back the player directly behind and if he had made the tackle the player directly behind him would have scored and bale was definatly more to collo’s side with saylor clearly indicating it was collo’s ball)

    goofy was awsome though in honesty i liked what ginola said when he says goofy is lethal as a central striker and that he would like him to play there.

  • 45 geordiemark // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    stuart …………….. have a bit faith and aye pardew kept faith with the team that beat chelsea what else do you want

  • 46 stuart no9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    spuggy- i am blaming pards for not having the balls to go for the win instead of playing for the draw. which is exactly what he done , watch the game again and you will see that . pardew – not the team – pardew got what he deseved,

  • 47 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    next 4 games we will win no doubt about it

  • 48 daztoon // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    thought more Guti in wall not Perch who was the one turned side on leeting ball through

  • 49 Twatter // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    If Gouffran isn’t too badly injured, I’d like to see him placed CF replacing Cisse, then putting Arfa and Marveaux on the wings, both alternating between Sissoko in the no. 10 role.

  • 50 croftus5678 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM


    WTH ????????? not going for the win ?
    i dont get it as last i looked shola was a striker and marv an atk mid even when tiote came on and perch off tiote played a lot more forward !

  • 51 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    if we had got remy would we have got goofy?
    got a lot of time for the fella

  • 52 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    We all know our weakness against fast counterattacks and that is Bale and Lennon in spades. Yes Colo is slow but imo he misread the ball more and got caught out. Misunderstanding with Saylor and you lose a goal at this level.
    So lets hope Mbiwa has the pace we are short of. He’ll get a runout midweek at last. If Colo goes then Mbiwa may well be an upgrade next season.

  • 53 Ketsbaia9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Marveaux and Gouffran are different types of players. Marveaux is fantastic with the ball and is also great at running at players.

  • 54 lucasnufc // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Jeff, love it: so many bites. Played well today, lacked a bit of cutting edge which is why we’ll need another striker in the summer. No disgrace today though!

  • 55 Rotonda heights // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM


    i was pleasantly surprised pardew made a positive sub with marveaux.

  • 56 89Norcal // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Cisse’s attitude seems very poor.

    Have to say the intermittent goals he scores have done little to boost his confidence. What’s strange is his passing and ball control is top class right now, but his positioning and finishing are just awful.

    Did anyone see the chance Sissoko and Cisse had? Cisse did nothing but get in Moussa’s way!

  • 57 Mat Thai NUFC // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Well before the Chelsea and Spurs game I would have been delighted with two draws and therefore 2 points on the board (even last season i would have been so especially given this year’s poor show) so to take 3 points from the two games and also show some fight today makes me pretty happy. All depends how the next set of fixtures go as they are all ‘winnable’ on the day 🙂

  • 58 Eddie // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:29 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!

  • 59 yo-yo // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM


    Worse than losing was losing Gouffy. He is looking real class already. And he is intelligent in interviews and says the right things. Could easily turn out to be in the Ba class imo.

  • 60 stuart no9 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    geordie mark – i want a manager with some balls to set up his team to win- noot to draw. if he had done that today , no doubt we would have won . spurs very mediocre today, were there for the taking in the 2nd half – but pards hasnt got the guts to go for it. so he – not the team – got what he deserved . and HE the biggest problem NUFC have at the minute.

  • 61 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    my team
    debuchy, taylor, mbiwa, santon
    cabaye, tiote, sissoko
    HBA goofy, marv

    tell me why pardew shouldn’t have this team set up for the southampton game

    pardews team

    debuchy, taylor, colo, santon
    cabaye, perch, sissoko
    ameobi cisse, jonas

    who would win??????

  • 62 askar // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    If Gouffran was on the pith this would be a win for us…

    I said 15 games = 15 wins…I cheated on this game because I tought King Arfa would play. F***…It will be fourteen wins instead of fifteen 🙁 🙁

    Next PL game :


    Deb Tayor Collo San


    Arfa Cabaye Sisoko

    Cissé – Gouffran

    Our Next games 🙂 🙂
    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

  • 63 croftus5678 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    yep 6 points from 3 very hard games and we played very well in all 3 games.

    bring on europe to see what mbiwa and hopefully hairdryer is like (esp after he scored a great goal for the u21’s yesterday)

  • 64 morocco0015 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Pards can’t win with the rsholes on here, ask them before the match what team he should pick and they would agree more or less with Pardue.
    Now with their hindsight he was totally wrong and should have picked a completly different line up. I dispair when i read some of the gobshites on here.

  • 65 fkthemackems // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Again obviously not many of you lot seen the game, one man team spurs, says it all really , beaten by 1 man! That’s how good we are!!!!

  • 66 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Can’t stay long

    so just a few points.
    Good to see the pardew bashers arent out (yet).
    Despite the scoreline, there was a lot of positives to come out from today.
    6 points from these three games was better than I, and im sure most people were expecting. Spurs are a one man team if there ever was one, and when he joins La Liga in the summer spurs will struggle seriously.

    Commentators were embarassing today, Niall Quinn should be sacked, and the presenter guy suggesting that there isnt a better player in the world should be shot.

    Gouffran looked very very good before he went off, I hope its not serious.

    Marveux looked incredibly poor. Based on this game, he has lost his place to Gouffran.

    Debuchy (2 of Saylor, Colo, Mapou) Santon
    2 of (Cabaye, Tiote, Perch, Anita)
    HBA Sissoko (Gouffran/Marveux/Jonas)

    4231/433 This is our best team imo.

  • 67 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    askar mate you forgot winning the euro cup lol and also 4-0 against the mackems that is the half time results right lol

  • 68 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Scum 1-0 down 🙂 Cazorla

  • 69 Eddie // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Marveaux had already lost his place to gouffran. the question is will he lose his place to obertan?

  • 70 croftus5678 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM


    theres maybe 3-4 games there i can not see us getting anything out of.

    i’m thinking top half of the table if we carry on laying this way.
    (ofc anything above relegation and i will be happy atm)

  • 71 morocco0015 // Feb 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM


    what a totally pointless post, put ya crystal ball away, or put a line on the coupons. How can you say how a game will end up and think people take you seriously

  • 72 Owldman // Feb 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    @44 Couldn’t agree more if Perch had jumped at all it might have been a different story he stood rooted to the spot & watched the ball almost part his hair.All in all we did put in a decent performance, a vast improvement on what whent before

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