Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

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Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Toondes » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:50 pm

2020/21:
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Newcastle return to action when Spurs provide the opposition at St. James' Park on Sunday at 2.05pm, live on Sky Sports.

United will be attempting to prevent the Cockerels from registering their fourth successive victory on Tyneside - something they've never done before.

Their boss Jose Mourinho finally ended his winless PL run at Gallowgate last season, guiding a team to victory at the eighth time of asking. His previous seven league visits had produced three draws and four losses.

NUFC: Isaac Hayden has joined Fabian Schar in the treatment room, with the midfielder not expected to play again this season and the defender still harbouring hopes of returning in time for selection in this summer's European Championships.

Speaking on Friday, Steve Bruce suggested that Allan Saint-Maximin would return against Spurs, but was rather less enthusiastic about the chances of Callum Wilson featuring on Sunday.

The Frenchman limped off during the home draw with Wolves in late February and missed the following draws against West Brom and Villa plus the defeat at Brighton last time out.

Wilson meanwhile hasn't featured since leaving the field against Southampton at SJP in early February - United failing to win any of the six games he's missed.

Martin Dubravka, Ciaran Clark, Jeff Hendrick, Emil Krafth, Jamal Lewis, Ryan Fraser and Elliot Anderson have all been away on international duty.

Dubravka's failure to play in Slovakia's last two games had initially been reported as stomach trouble - however it now appears that he returned to England in time to be present at the birth of his child.

On that basis he's expected to be fit for Sunday's game.

THFC: Heung-Min Son is predicted to be available after recovering from injury, but Ben Davies, Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilon are all doubtful.

On the road this season, Spurs have won seven times; at Southampton, Manchester United, Burnley, West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United, Fulham and Villa.

Three draws came at Chelsea, Palace and Wolves while five defeats were suffered - at Liverpool, Brighton, Manchester City, West Ham and Arsenal.

Referee: Craig Pawson - a fourth posting this season for the official from South Yorkshire - all at SJP. In charge of the home defeats by Manchester United and Chelsea, Pawson returned for our most recent victory, at home to Southampton.

VAR: Darren England



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Coral price a home win at 19/4, with a draw rated at 29/10 and a Spurs victory at 8/13.

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Spurs in Toon: PL era:

2019/20 lost 1-3 Ritchie
2018/19 lost 1-2 Joselu
2017/18 lost 0-2
2015/16 won 5-1 Wijnaldum 2, Mitrovic, Janmaat, Aarons
2014/15 lost 1-3 Colback
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 won 2-1 Ba, Ben Arfa
2011/12 drew 2-2 Ba, Sh.Ameobi
2010/11 drew 1-1 Coloccini
2008/09 won 2-1 N'Zogbia, Duff
2008/09 lost 1-2 Owen (LC)
2007/08 won 3-1 Martins, Cacapa, Milner
2006/07 won 3-1 Dyer, Martins, Parker
2005/06 won 3-1 Bowyer, Sh.Ameobi, Shearer
2004/05 won 1-0 Kluivert (FAC)
2004/05 lost 0-1
2003/04 won 4-0 Shearer 2, Robert 2
2002/03 won 2-1 Speed, Shearer
2001/02 lost 0-2
2000/01 won 2-0 Speed, Cordone
1999/00 won 6-1 Shearer 2, Speed, Dabizas, Ferguson, Dyer (FAC)
1999/00 won 2-1 Glass, Dabizas
1998/99 drew 1-1 Ketsbaia
1997/98 won 1-0 Barton
1996/97 won 7-1 Shearer 2, Ferdinand 2, Lee 2, Albert
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 drew 3-3 D.Peacock, Gillespie, Beardsley
1993/94 lost 0-1

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Current PL table - bottom eight:

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
13 Wolves 29 -10 35
14 Southampton 29 -15 33
15 Burnley 29 -15 33
16 Brighton 29 -4 32
17 Newcastle 29 -20 28
18 Fulham 30 -15 26
19 West Brom 30 -34 21
20 Sheffield U 30 -35 14

Latest PL results/fixtures:

Sat 03.04.2021:
Chelsea 2-5 West Bromwich Albion
Leeds United 2-1 Sheffield United
Leicester City v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Liverpool (8pm) Sky

Sun 04.04.2021:
Southampton v Burnley (Noon) Sky
Newcastle v Spurs (2.05pm) Sky
Aston Villa v Fulham (4.30pm) Sky
Manchester United v Brighton (7.30pm) BT

Mon 05.04.2021:
Everton v Crystal Palace (6pm) Sky
Wolves v West Ham (8.15pm) Sky

Upcoming PL fixtures:

Working on the premise that Brighton, Newcastle or Fulham will accompany West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United into the Championship, here's how, when and where that will be decided:

Fri 09.04.2021:
Fulham v Wolves (8pm) BT

Sun 11.04.2021:
Burnley v Newcastle (Noon) Sky

Mon 12.04.2021:
Brighton v Everton (8.15pm) Sky

Sat 17.04.2021:
Newcastle v West Ham (12.30pm) Sky

Sun 18.04.2021:
Arsenal v Fulham (1.30pm) Sky

Tue 20.04.2021:
Chelsea v Brighton (8pm) Sky

Sat 24.04.2021:
Liverpool v Newcastle (12.30pm) BT
Sheffield United v Brighton (8pm) Sky

From this point, the precise scheduling of all games except the final day is tbc:

Sat 01.05.2021 tbc:
Brighton v Leeds United
Chelsea v Fulham
Newcastle v Arsenal

Sat 08.05.2021 tbc:
Fulham v Burnley
Leicester City v Newcastle
Wolves v Brighton

Tue 11.05.2021 tbc*:
Brighton v West Ham

Wed 12.05.2021 tbc*:
Newcastle v Manchester City
Southampton v Fulham

Sat 15.05.2021 tbc*:
Brighton v Manchester City
Newcastle v Sheffield United
Manchester United v Fulham

Brighton v Manchester City would be postponed in the event that Manchester City participated in the FA Cup Final this weekend - and were City to progress into the last four of the Champions League then it would further complicate when they would face the Seagulls.

The CL Semi-Finals are on Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th April (first leg) and Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th May (second leg).

Sun 23.05.2021:
Fulham v Newcastle (4pm)
Arsenal v Brighton (4pm)

* The possibility of altering the order and timing of these games exists in event that fans are allowed to return to stadia from Monday May 17th.

The fixture changes would facilitate each club playing a home game in front of fans in the final week of the season.
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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:33 pm

I can’t watch this one <diva>

I don’t think we’ll get hammered but I can see Spurs winning an ugly game 1-0/2-0.
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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by HowayTheLads » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:11 pm

Saint-Maximin on the bench.

Starting XI: Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Shelvey, Joelinton, Ritchie, Gayle, Krafth, Murphy, Almiron, S. Longstaff.
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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:12 pm

These formations are like experimental art sometimes
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Post by Toondes » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:12 pm

Our squad is so poor.
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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Sanchino » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:19 pm

I don't get it.. ASM, Willock, Clark & Manquilo on the bench?

Dummet at CB & Ritchie LB? Miggy in the no.10 role with Murphy & Joelinton the wings with Gayle up top? <scratch>

So I guess our diamond formation has ended? Back to a 4-3-2-1 unless Kraft is part of a back three with Dummet & Lascelles.. Ritchie & Murphy wing backs..

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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Colly » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:21 pm

Toondes wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:12 pm
Our squad is so poor.
I really can't agree, and it's far better than any of our relegation rivals. The problem is that he makes the formations up as we go along and randomly removes and adds players on a whim so we have no coherency whatsoever. Yes the loss of Wilson is a blow, but there should be enough left to at least look capable of something.

Looking at today you've got Longstaff in who's been frozen out for months, it's clearly a back 5 but why Clark has been dropped is beyond me, and I presume Joelinton and Almiron are just going to be plonked behind Gayle with no direction. It's blatantly obvious the tactic today is "try not to concede, then bring on ASM on 70 minutes and hope he can do something by himself", and that's an embarrassment.

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Post by HowayTheLads » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:24 pm

Clark clearly dropped due to his comments during the week.

I think the key here is the squad probably is good enough but they do not have the management to get anything close to consistently good out of them. Yeah, we've had some bad injuries but even when we did have Wilson, Saint-Maximin and Almiron all playing together we were s**** more often than not.
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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Toondes » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:28 pm

HowayTheLads wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:24 pm
Clark clearly dropped due to his comments during the week.

I think the key here is the squad probably is good enough but they do not have the management to get anything close to consistently good out of them. Yeah, we've had some bad injuries but even when we did have Wilson, Saint-Maximin and Almiron all playing together we were s**** more often than not.
What comments ?
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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Toondes » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:31 pm

Colly wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:21 pm
Toondes wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:12 pm
Our squad is so poor.
I really can't agree, and it's far better than any of our relegation rivals. The problem is that he makes the formations up as we go along and randomly removes and adds players on a whim so we have no coherency whatsoever. Yes the loss of Wilson is a blow, but there should be enough left to at least look capable of something.

Looking at today you've got Longstaff in who's been frozen out for months, it's clearly a back 5 but why Clark has been dropped is beyond me, and I presume Joelinton and Almiron are just going to be plonked behind Gayle with no direction. It's blatantly obvious the tactic today is "try not to concede, then bring on ASM on 70 minutes and hope he can do something by himself", and that's an embarrassment.
You think we have a good squad ? Midfield and attacking options are well below par in my opinion. I agree about Bruce though, he just seems to change lineups and formation every week hoping to strike lucky. If you throw enough s*** ...................
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Post by Don Sholeone » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:38 pm

I seriously wouldnt wish Bruce on a Sunday League team.

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Post by originallad » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:46 pm

Toondes wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:28 pm
HowayTheLads wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:24 pm
Clark clearly dropped due to his comments during the week.

I think the key here is the squad probably is good enough but they do not have the management to get anything close to consistently good out of them. Yeah, we've had some bad injuries but even when we did have Wilson, Saint-Maximin and Almiron all playing together we were s**** more often than not.
What comments ?
He just said that the players weren't up for it.

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Post by Toondes » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:00 pm

Bruce with the classic “ roll wa sleeves up “ pre match comment
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Post by Toondes » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:05 pm

Fraser injured again ?
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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Colly » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:08 pm

Toondes wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:31 pm
Colly wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:21 pm


I really can't agree, and it's far better than any of our relegation rivals. The problem is that he makes the formations up as we go along and randomly removes and adds players on a whim so we have no coherency whatsoever. Yes the loss of Wilson is a blow, but there should be enough left to at least look capable of something.

Looking at today you've got Longstaff in who's been frozen out for months, it's clearly a back 5 but why Clark has been dropped is beyond me, and I presume Joelinton and Almiron are just going to be plonked behind Gayle with no direction. It's blatantly obvious the tactic today is "try not to concede, then bring on ASM on 70 minutes and hope he can do something by himself", and that's an embarrassment.
You think we have a good squad ? Midfield and attacking options are well below par in my opinion. I agree about Bruce though, he just seems to change lineups and formation every week hoping to strike lucky. If you throw enough s*** ...................
It's good enough to finish higher than 17th and turn up to Brighton without a striker hoping for a draw. A half competent manager would have us is 14th at least and safe.

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Post by UlversToon » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:08 pm

Anybody got a decent stream?

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Post by ALF » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:11 pm

Shelvey already annoying me with his lack of effort.

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Post by seaside nipper » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:21 pm

Joelinton looks like he’s got his collapsible legs on today
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Post by Colly » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:22 pm

Murphy yet again showing he has to play more often, only player who can cross from an advanced position.

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Re: Match thread - Nufc v Spurs

Post by Colly » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:24 pm

Got to score there!

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