Top Player To Miss Newcastle Game

As expected the English Football Association have given Tottenham’s Dele Alli a three-match suspension for the punch he threw into Claudio Yacob’s stomach in the first half of the club’s 1-1 draw at home to West Brom on Monday night.

With three games left of the season that means he will miss what could be a vital game for Newcastle United on May 15th when we meet Spurs in the final game of the season at home.

The draw against West Brom also leaves Tottenham 7 points behind Leicester City with just three games to go.

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Dele Alli – Tottenham and England midfielder

That means Leicester need only 3 points in their final three games to be only the sixth club ever to win the Premier League.

The others are the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Blackburn.

It was also be a big win for English football and the Premier League and show that having loads of money doesn’t necessarily mean the big clubs can win the Premier League every season.

More importantly, it means smaller clubs are in with a chance.

It will be terrific if Leicester can pull this off – which now looks almost certain to happen.

The absence of Dell Alli will also give Newcastle a decent chance of all 3 points against Tottenham on May 15th.

Howay The Lads!!

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7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #1


  • SuperShearer

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Fat Sam’s mind games saying Crystal Palace won’t try to win seem very insulting to the Palace players. Sure they’re going to be focusing on the cup final but it calls into question their professionalism to come out and state that even if it is just to get a reaction.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    I love this clip of Tony Green:

  • magscar

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #4

    A new thread and after sidelining discussions and in spirit of recent music posts this week how about

    Let it go

    Never good at representing lyrics as sung

    Anyway off out in this beast of a day good news us it doesn’t rain or snow in pubs – as long as stay out of beer garden!

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #5

    then we only have to worry about kane, erikssen, dier etc etc !!

  • ToonToon

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think Alli’s absence will make a huge impact. More importantly we need to focus on the next two games and pick up all 6 points!

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 29, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Jones’s influence could help push Newcastle towards the edge

    He may deny it but Alan Pardew has a keen sense of theatre and it will not be lost on him that victory at his old stomping ground could, depending on results elsewhere, leave Newcastle hanging on to Premier League status by a thread. But Palace need to get down to brass tacks themselves, and are not yet mathematically safe. It certainly did not seem likely they would leave things this late when they thumped an abject Newcastle side 5-1 at Selhurst Park last November. Pardew brought in the England rugby union head coach, Eddie Jones, this week to sharpen up a few minds that may have wandered towards a place in a FA Cup final; they will need to be competitive because, for all that Rafael Benítez will need many months to cure all of Newcastle’s woes, the home side look far more resilient these days and played as confidently as they have all season in turning around a 2-0 deficit at Liverpool last weekend. Benítez gained ground at the expense of his former employers then; Pardew will hope to achieve something similar and heighten the nagging impression that the Magpies may come up just too short this season. Nick Ames


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