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Pochettino Wary Of Tough Aggressive Newcastle Side

1:23 pm, Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 58 Comments

Newcastle had their best win of the seasons last time out against a strong Liverpool side and the game today will be just as tough at White Hart Lane.

Against the Reds we kind of hing on in that first half and then as the second half progressed you could see out lads grew in confidence and also grew into the game and we managed a famous win with two goals from Gini Wijnaldum – although he was credited with only the second goal.

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Mauricio Pochettino – excellent Tottenham manager

Now the big question is which team will turn up in north London today and we hopes it isn’t the frail team that played at Crystal Palace two weeks ago.

Even when we went ahead in the game our defense was hopeless and we ned up losing the game by an embossing 5-1 against a manager who was forced out of Newcastle by the Sack Pardew crew.

Pardew’s team is now 6th top and Newcastle are 3rd bottom – 13 points behind Palace and one place behind Spurs.

This is what Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino has said about Newcastle before the game:

“We have a tough game, Newcastle are coming from a big victory against Liverpool last week and I think they believe more than before.”

“That victory gave them more confidence and it’s because of that we expect a tough game against a very good side like Newcastle.”

“Newcastle will come here very aggressive and try to win.”

“We need to work hard, to have the same motivation and mentality, play to our philosophy and make sure we’re ready to compete.

“I always try to focus on our team and how we can improve and we have a very tough game ahead.”

If Newcastle play as the Tottenham manager expects – then we will have a chance of getting something out of the game – otherwise we will lose.

And then more doubts will arise about whether Newcastle can survive in the Premier league this season.

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58 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    To think we could have got Dele Alli for 6M and are now offering 8M for a total headless chicken like Townsend. Sad times.

    We discard and ostracise most of our young players who do show promise like Abeid, Kemen, Aarons etc. Well if Townsend is the answer what the hell was the question. Oh for a Pochetinno . Klopp / Martinez etc.

    We’re always linked with c–p Brit managers and now an awful English player . If this club really had vision we’d move heaven and earth to get the Chile coach who just resigned.

  • 2 andrew84 // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    I wouldn’t have said we’re a particularly aggressive side…unless he means Spurs are going to try and get a bite from Tiote or Mitrovic to get them a red card…

  • 3 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    and welsh please point out where it was i told you to fo unless you are jib or hail wor ashley , little boy

  • 4 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    cut and paste it welsh its not that hard

  • 5 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    i don’t see it and if i don’t you are a dual poster bonny lad and with that out goes your credibility end of interaction with you jib jane hail and anyone else who feels they need multiple accounts to prove their points rant over

  • 6 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    0-1. And Villa started well, too.

  • 7 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    hurry up

  • 8 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    welshgeordie9 // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:27 PM


    Can understand its more painful when someone’s child has it, but don’t ever tell me to fakk orf there’s a good boy, was actually trying to be civil with you.

  • 9 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    im still waiting multiposter

  • 10 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    anyone care to cut and paste this swearing directed at the blogger named welsh

  • 11 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    hail wor ashley does not count

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    even worse my daughter was diagnosed with stage 3a cervical cancer did i come on looking for support on here no i didn’t and one brain cell is better than none hail wor asshole now kindly fakk orf

    That could be directed at one person or both, now give it a rest man, ffs

    Multiposter, no I don’t think so no one in here would cope with me if there was two or three of us, 3 welshies not worth thinking about.

    Ha ha ha

  • 13 welshgeordie9 // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    If you didn’t say it, you probably was thinking it anyway.

  • 14 welshgeordie9 // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    I’m sure you would like the last word on the matter, I’ve finished with that conversation getting bored with it.

  • 15 manxpie // Dec 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Rotonda why is it you say aarons has been ostracised he’s been injured full stop plus wat has kemen ever done?
    He’s had a few ok games for the reserves has he played for lyon yet?

  • 16 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Adam Armstrong putting in his usual mediocre display away from home, where he often looks right at home in that league.

    Saying that, yet another case of a ref skewing the outcome of a match with that terrible decision not to send off Mceveley for Sheff, as clear as they come.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Aarons…just made of glass it’s really no one’s fault than his own. He needs to take better care of himself!

    …I’ll believe if anyone told me that the club has rushed him back at times…it’s what they do!

  • 18 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    AV 0 Gooners 2

  • 19 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    just watched the coventry game and arma had a bit of quiet game but the commentators and pundits seemed well impressed with his movement and play,,,on another matter good to see the refs are equally bad at all levels….he made some shocking decisions today…woeful really…hope we have a decent ref today

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Welsh…how old are you mate?

    …sorry to hear about your daughter 🙁 I have two kids of my own. That kind of news is the worse kind in the world.

    I truly feel for you! I hope she’s recovering?

  • 21 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Jesper cracks me up Ha ha ha

  • 22 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    it might pay to send him out on loan to the lower leagues for fitness and toughening up,like you say looks easy broken at this level

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Jeff…I hope your not taking the crap out of Welsh’s situation. I know you are a low life but that’s just damn right out of order!

  • 24 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    SPRINGY…something tells me it’s needed. He never seems to fully recover and just get hit by new injuries all the time

  • 25 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Villa game…Well this is a good start anyway,donkey Niall Quim is commentating on this game which means I’ll be spared his inane makemland sympathising anti toon biased drivel during our game. Sky must be wetting their Knicks not having him on for our match like they usually do.

  • 26 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    it was my daughter she is only 28 it looks like its has been dealt with

  • 27 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    time will tell and im in my 60s

  • 28 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    the way sheff utd were kicking lumps out of the coventry player lameiras today aarons will be toughened up in a few weeks……or crippled for life!!lol

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    JT…sorry about misunderstanding. Still very sad news and I am glad to hear she’s alright!

  • 30 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    thanks Jesper something i like to keep private as it is she who needs the sympathy

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    JT…not that I am glad it happened to you, but just for a while there I thought to myself Welsh just can’t catch a break!

    …and then Jeff shows his ugly head

  • 32 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    as long as its not alan(lets make it all about arsenal) smith im not bothered!lol

  • 33 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    and welsh it was directed at hail for his comment sorry if you thought it was meant for you
    cancer does make strange calls

  • 34 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    jrsper my family has had more than its share more than i care to call it is a private matter truly

  • 35 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    not nice to read mate…glad its looks like shes on mend.

  • 36 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    any team news yet?

  • 37 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:27 PM


    Won’t get any team news till 3pm UK time mate.

  • 38 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Springy 🙂 . the Quim one is a bit out of order though. He’s a dyed in the wool makem ffs.. They are on a wind up even considering it! Wonder how the scummers would fancy having ste Taylor as co comm at SJP at the next derby,gobbing on unanswered in their lugs?

  • 39 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    thanks but please no more comments it is best left off the blog really as it pains me to talk about such matters

  • 40 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    i’ve said a few times on here im not convinced aarons will make it at the toon,plenty potential but never fit enough to show it, and the fact they are not kickin door his door with another contract tells me the club are unsure…..unfortunately mbabu seems to be in the same boat

  • 41 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    aye someone at sky must get a little giggle every time they decide to put him on one of our games.

  • 42 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:34 PM


    I think Sammy has been in and out of the team there have been complaints about his fitness !! Apparently we never sent him to Cardiff in the best of condition which is not surprising really !!

    This result is good for us so far because if we can beat Villa next week then they are down there will be no way back for them !

  • 43 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    JR…sure thing mate

  • 44 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    tbh im expecting the same side as last week just sometimes theres a whisper or two of changes before the game…thats all….im looking forward to the game today…was dreading it a week or two back!lol

  • 45 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM


    I think it will be the same team too mate. I can accept a loss if we play well and don’t get a mauling, but I am hoping for a win, realistically, and not listening to my heart I think this will be a draw if we play well.

  • 46 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Well sorry don’t want to turn the sprinkler on the new dawn etc but I don’t think we will get a result today. Liverpool weren’t at their best last match, I think Spuds will be a different proposition. Quite happy to be wrong though. 2 or 3-0 to the potaaaaaatoes…

  • 47 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Liam Smith, from South Shields, is in Newcastle’s squad for today’s game

  • 48 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    great for local lad

  • 49 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Garde clearly knows how to do a half-time team talk.

  • 50 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    SPRINGY…that’s been my fear as well for a while

  • 51 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    ou parler de l’équipe à mi-temps

  • 52 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Ron…are you watching the game?

  • 53 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    and 😎

  • 54 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Arsenal are doing an impression of sewage workers
    Just going through the motions 😀

  • 55 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum, Cisse, De Jong

  • 56 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Carroll, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane

  • 57 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:02 PM


    Yes, I’ll be following it.

    This Villa team isn’t too bad, unfortunately.

  • 58 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Subs: Gouffran, Sterry, Mbabu, Mitrovic, Perez, Thauvin, Darlow

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