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MASSIVE GAME THE NEET

TEAM NEWS

Aston Villa are likely to bring back Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor after the pair were rested for Friday's FA Cup defeat by Millwall.

Fabian Delph is out with an ankle injury, but Richard Dunne and Nathan Baker are under consideration to play.

There could be Newcastle debuts for the French contingent of Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran and Massadio Haidara.

Steven Taylor has overcome a hamstring injury he suffered in November.

MATCH PREVIEW

Anxiety might be the most dominant emotion governing the ebb and flow of this match, with two giants of English football hovering precariously just above the relegation zone.

Both clubs come into the game off the back of shock 2-1 defeats, although Newcastle have reacted to Reading's unexpected late comeback at St James' Park by signing a host of promising new French players. They have also had 10 days to regroup and recharge their batteries.

For busy Villa, it's been quite the opposite; they've suffered the trauma of being knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by lower league opposition, and deflated supporters are now starting to openly question the wisdom or otherwise of manager Paul Lambert and the club's policy of using such a young and inexperienced group of players.

There have been no January reinforcements. Backs are to the wall.

The visitors might not be too unhappy to come away from Villa Park with a point, but the embattled hosts have never been more desperate for three.

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MASSIVE GAME THE NEET

TEAM NEWS

Aston Villa are likely to bring back Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor after the pair were rested for Friday's FA Cup defeat by Millwall.

Fabian Delph is out with an ankle injury, but Richard Dunne and Nathan Baker are under consideration to play.

There could be Newcastle debuts for the French contingent of Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran and Massadio Haidara.

Steven Taylor has overcome a hamstring injury he suffered in November.

MATCH PREVIEW

Anxiety might be the most dominant emotion governing the ebb and flow of this match, with two giants of English football hovering precariously just above the relegation zone.

Both clubs come into the game off the back of shock 2-1 defeats, although Newcastle have reacted to Reading's unexpected late comeback at St James' Park by signing a host of promising new French players. They have also had 10 days to regroup and recharge their batteries.

For busy Villa, it's been quite the opposite; they've suffered the trauma of being knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by lower league opposition, and deflated supporters are now starting to openly question the wisdom or otherwise of manager Paul Lambert and the club's policy of using such a young and inexperienced group of players.

There have been no January reinforcements. Backs are to the wall.

The visitors might not be too unhappy to come away from Villa Park with a point, but the embattled hosts have never been more desperate for three.

BONJOUR TOONIES :mellow:

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MASSIVE, MASSIVE WIN for Le Toon last night B)

Class goal by Yohan Cabaye and I'm loving Moussa Sissoko.

Crap subs by Pardew again, but he got away with it.

God only knows why he likes Jonas, worst player by a long way, and Pearch off replaced by Shola ? WTF ?

Still a win is a win///PHEW !

HOWAY THE LADS !

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Every Newcastle manager for the last (what seems like) 100 years believes that Ameobi has some real talent and can act like a proper target man - hoof the ball up to him and he will hold it up, bringing the rest of the team into the game. I just see a big plank who when you hit the ball to, either is offside, falls over or the ball bounces off him further than where it came from in the first place.

Jonas appears to be losing his legs -shame, cos no one has worked harder than him.

Class pass from Sissoko for the first goal. And another half decent goal by Cabaye!

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Sat 1

15:00

A

QPR

PREM

D 1-1

17,387

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Sat 8

15:00

H

Stoke City

PREM

D 0-0

30,110

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Tue 11

19:45

A

Norwich City

LGCP

W 1-4

26,142

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Sat 15

15:00

A

Liverpool

PREM

W 1-3

44,607

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Sun 23

16:00

A

Chelsea

PREM

L 8-0

41,363

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Wed 26

17:30

H

Tottenham Hotspur

PREM

L 0-4

36,863

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Sat 29

15:00

H

Wigan Athletic

PREM

L 0-3

33,374

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January 2013

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V

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15:00

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Swansea City

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15:00

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Ipswich Town

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Tue 8

19:45

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Bradford City

LGCP

L 3-1

22,245

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Sat 12

15:00

H

Southampton

PREM

L 0-1

32,500

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Sat 19

17:30

A

West Bromwich Albion

PREM

D 2-2

25,583

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Tue 22

19:45

H

Bradford City

LGCP

W 2-1

40,193

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Fri 25

19:45

A

Millwall

FACP

L 2-1

15,007

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes new signing Moussa Sissoko was the key factor in the vital victory at fellow strugglers Aston Villa.

The 23-year-old made an impressive debut in Newcastle's 2-1 win at Villa Park, their first league success since mid-December, following his move from Toulouse.

Pardew said: "I don't think we would have won that game if we hadn't signed Sissoko. That is how important that signing was."

He added: "He did really well to get that deal over the line in time.

"I thought he was magnificent and will be a superb player for us. We were superb in the first half, as good as we have been all year, and he played a big part in that."

"I envisage him playing in a role where he can use his energy and power. I don't want to compare him to anybody but he can play all three roles in that midfield."

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A stunning win, Le Toon not going doon B)

Moussa Sissoko is a legend in the making, a crackin' player.

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Nobody on either side had more touches than Yohan Cabaye (85).


Of all non-defensive players, Juan Mata had the highest pass-completion rate (87%).

Both Frank Lampard and Moussa Sissoko recorded 6 shots during the game, but with the latter hitting the target 4 times to the former’s 2.

John Terry won the most aerial duels (8).

Oscar was the most frequently dispossessed player (5).

Jonas Gutierrez made a game-high 7 interceptions. Fooking hell !

Steven Taylor made 19 defensive clearances, more than any other player.

Juan Mata attempted a game-high 13 crosses, finding a teammate on 5 occasions.

Newcastle out-shot their opponents by 21 efforts to 17.

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Newcastle United visit Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in 26th Round of matches of the 2012-13 Premier League season on Saturday 9th February 2013 (KO 12:45).

Newcastle come into the match in 15th place in the Table on 27 points with Spurs in 4th place on 43 points.

This will be the 150th time the two clubs have met.

The first meeting came in the old second round (today's fourth round) of the FA Cup in February 1905 with Newcastle drawing 1-1 at White Hart Lane before winning the replay at St James' Park 4-0. To date, the clubs have met 9 times in the FA Cup.

The clubs met for the first time in the Football League in November 1909 in the First Division with Newcastle winning 1-0 at St James' Park and completing the 'double' over Spurs with a 4-0 win at White Hart Lane in March 1910.

Tottenham's first win over Newcastle came in a First Division match at White Hart Lane in November 1912 with Jimmy Cantrell scoring the only goal of the match.

There were further meetings in the First Division up to season 1933-34 with honours generally pretty even.

An FA Cup 4th round match in January 1935 was won 2-0 by Spurs at White Hart Lane with George Hunt (Spurs' record goalscorer until Bobby Smith) scoring both goals.

The next 12 meetings between the clubs came in the Second Division of the Football League either side of World War Two from 1935-36 to 1947-48. These dozen matches were the only League games contested between Spurs and Newcastle outside the Top Flight of English Football.

The 1950-51 season saw Spurs win their first Football League Championship and in the process they did the 'double' over Newcastle winning 7-0 at home and 1-0 away. The 70,336 spectators at White Hart Lane for that emphatic 7-0 win were the largest crowd at any Spurs v Newcastle fixture in history.

Spurs beat Newcastle United in the 1952 Charity Shield 2-1 at White Hart Lane with Les Bennett and Peter 'Spud' Murphy scoring the goals which won the silverware.

The first Football League Cup meeting came in the Semi-Finals in January 1976 with John Pratt scoring the winning goal at White Hart Lane in the first leg but Newcastle winning 3-1 at St James' Park despite a Don McAllister goal to advance to the Wembley Final.

Newcastle United, along with West Ham United, were the first clubs to be promoted to the Premier League for the 1993-94 season and Spurs won the first match against Newcastle in the competition 1-0 away at St James' Park with a Teddy Sheringham goal. The Magpies had their revenge at White Hart Lane in December with a 2-1 win.

An FA Cup Semi-Final at Old Trafford in April 1999 was won 2-0 by Newcastle after extra time.

Newcastle lost their Premier League status at the end of the 2008-09 season but won promotion at the first attempt managed by former Spurs player and assistant manager Chris Hughton. Hughton was sacked under contraversial circumstances in December 2010 and Alan Pardew was appointed as Newcastle's new manager.

The fixture at St. James' Park last season in October 2011 resulted in a 2-2 draw. Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 40 minutes. Demba Ba pulled Newcastle level three minutes into the second half but Jermain Defoe's 68th minute goal looked like securing all three points. Substitute Shola Ameobi scored a late equaliser for Newcastle.

The reverse fixture at White Hart Lane in February 2012 resulted in a comprehensive 5-0 win for Spurs with goals from Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Louis Saha (2), Niko Kranjcar and Emmanuel Adebayor.

The opening match of the 2012-13 season at St James' Park resulted in a 2-1 win for Newcastle. Demba Ba put United ahead after 54 minutes with Jermain Defoe equalising for Spurs after 76 minutes. Ben Afra was fouled by Aaron Lennon and he scored from the penalty spot for the winner on 80 minutes.

Newcastle United have won 55 of the 149 matches played so far with Tottenham Hotspur winning 62 and the remaining 32 games drawn.

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They Played for Newcastle & Spurs....


Ossie Ardiles (Spurs player & manager, Newcastle manager)
Sebastien Bassong
Ted Birnie
Kevin Bond (Assistant manager at both clubs)
Garry Brady
Ivor Broadis
Keith Burkinshaw (Spurs manager, Newcastle coach)
Sol Campbell
Stephen Carr

Jesse Carver (Newcastle player, Spurs coach)
Ray Clarke
Les Ferdinand
John Fleming
Ruel Fox
Tony Galvin (Spurs player, Newcastle asst. manager)
Peter Garland
Paul Gascoigne
David Ginola

Bert Gosnell
Chris Hughton (Spurs player & asst. manager, Newcastle manager)
Jim Iley
Jermaine Jenas
John McTavish
Peter McWilliam (Newcastle player, Spurs manager)
Paul Moran
Taffy O'Callaghan
Alan Pardew (Spurs loanee, Newcastle manager)
Scott Parker
Wayne Routledge
Louis Saha
Kevin Scott
Mark Stimpson

Allan Taylor
Archie Turner
Chris Waddle
Jonathan Woodgate

Charlie Woods (Chief scout with both clubs)

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Master class by Bale today, player of the season for me.

Both games vs spurs 2-1. 3 points each.

I hope Yoan Gouffran is Ok, looks a bad injury.

Still a massive improvement in Newcastle with the new French lads in, I'm confident we wont be any where near the bottom 3 .

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eileen.newcastle roy and bruce.greenhills geordie pop, ginslinger.yiman..ant and dec tony blair . your team took a hell of beating by gareth bale today

Shows what he can do when he stays on his feet!

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toon now below southampton after man city implode....

The league doesn't lie, southampton have been a credit to the premier league this season

Yup. And Swansea.

QPR, Villa & Toon for the drop :rolleyes:

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toon now below southampton after man city implode....

The league doesn't lie, southampton have been a credit to the premier league this season

Yup. And Swansea.

QPR, Villa & Toon for the drop :rolleyes:

I feel the urge to put my money where my mouth is :D

Toon wont go down..bookies have us at 12/1 to go down, I'll give you 16/1 B)

Relegation.

Pm me with your stake :rolleyes:

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