Newcastle vs Tottenham: Match Thread

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NEWCASTLE 0-2 SPURS
Dele, Davies

Spurs: Lloris (C), Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele (Winks), Sissoko (Son), Eriksen, Dele (Wanyama), Kane

Newcastle:


Official Site Match Centre
89 mins Sub: Winks for Dembele
85 mins Yellow Card: Davies for foul on Manquillo.
81 mins Sub: Wanyama for Dele
75 Sub: Merino for Gayle.
69 mins GOAL Newcastle 0-2 Spurs : Ben Davies
Dele's flick into Kane, return pass to Eriksen, ball fell to Davies who slotted with his right foot!
60 mins GOAL Newcastle 0-1 Spurs : Dele Alli
Kane dropped deeper, freed up Eriksen who picked out Dele who converted on the volley from six yards.
57 Sub: Son for Sissoko.
51 mins Yellow Card: Ritchie for foul on Dele
47 mins Red Card: Shelby for stepping on Dele
Half Time: Newcastle 0-0 Spurs
33 mins Sub: Mbemba for Lejeune.
30 mins Yellow Card: Kane for foul on Lejeune.
7 mins Sub: Lascelles for Dummett.

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No sign of thread master @chrissivad , so I have bravely taken this great responsibility.

The Occasion:
The opening day of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

Who:
Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

When:
Sunday 13th August 2017
1.30pm Kick-off (BST).

Where:
St James’ Park, Newcastle
Capacity – 52,405

Why:
Because this seasons glorious march to league near-misses, early cup exits, and our adventures to the last 32 of the Europa League have to start somewhere, ok?

How can I watch it?:
UK – Sky Sports PL channel.
US – NBC Sports
Other options may be available.....

Squads:

Tottenham Hotspur:

1. Hugo Lloris, 2. Kieran Trippier, 3. Danny Rose, 4. Toby Alderweireld, 5. Jan Vertonghen, 7. Heung-Min Son, 9. Vincent Janssen, 10. Harry Kane, 11. Erik Lamela, 12. Victor Wanyama, 13. Michel Vorm, 14. George-Kevin Nkoudou, 15. Eric Dier, 17. Moussa Sissoko, 19. Mousa Dembele, 20. Dele Alli, 23. Christian Eriksen, 27. Kevin Wimmer, 29. Harry Winks, 33. Ben Davies, 37. Kyle Walker-Peters, 38. Cameron Carter-Vickers. (Others TBA).

Manager – Mauricio Pochettino

Erik Lamela, Kieran Trippier and George-Kevin Nkoudou are injured. Danny Rose is injured, and either lying beaten, battered, and bruised in the training ground basement or still basking in the adulation of being declared ‘Hero of Hotspur Way’ after bravely standing up against their evil tyrant overlords (depending on who’s info you believe). Victor Wanyama and Heung-Min Son are doubts, but are in the squad.

Who will be up against:

Newcastle United from:

Tim Krul, Rob Elliott, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman, Ciaran Clark, Pal Dummett, Grant Hanley, Jamaal Lascelles, Achraf Lazaar, Chancel Mbemba, Massadio Haidara, DeAndre Yedlin, Jesus Gamez, Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Mohamed Diame, Rolando Aarons, Henri Saivet, Christian Atsu, Jacob Murphy, Mikel Merino, Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez, Emmanuel Riviere, Aleksander Mitrovic.

Manager – Rafa Benitez

Can’t wait to see our new signings! Do you reckon any will be ready to start this?:





Predicted team, sponsored by @thinktank :

Vorm
Nkoudou Wanyama KWP Wimmer
Son Davies
Kane Janssen Yedlin
Dembele
Match Officials:
Referee – Andre Marriner
Assisted by – Simon Beck and Scott Ledger
4th official – Kevin Friend

Weather Forecast:
Dry, 18c.

And finally, something for the ladies….:


Score Predictor:
Newcastle 5 Spurs 1
 
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mpickard2087

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Shut the ITK threads, actual football is back!

We have a few injuries, Newcastle will be bang up for it on their return to the Premier League, but we still have more than enough quality in the team to start the season with three points. I'd hope for us to come out and have a good energy to our play and kick things off how we mean to go on.
 

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We owe these Geordie ****s, let's give them a wake up call now that they're back in the big league.

No Mercy.

0-5.
 

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Interested to see what formation we line up with and who plays RB. Hope Big Vic is available to start.
 

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Match day butterflies are starting....

Fundamentally we're a much much better team that Newcastle - so we should beat them. Especially since we've shook off our aversion to playing away recently.

Our performance will tell us alot about our the squad's mentality, spirit and togetherness since Rose let off his stink bomb.

So, here's hoping we don't give them a sniff and win by 2 or 3 clear goals - and I want to see lots of smiling, hugging and kissing between the players when we score to show our team spirit is intact and healthy.

COYMFS.
 

Gassin's finest

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Day one was day of the underdog... Our lads always seem to struggle with the climate that far north too... I want utter ruthlessness from them, Newcastle are one team I love having put in there place.
 

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At last, it's back. I've been up since 3.30 with an obstinate four year old who'd have given the Stones a serious run for their money at their late-night partying peak.
Nonetheless, the excitement of our first proper match day of the season fuels me onwards like a gallon of Newcastle Brown Ale rolling down the bloated midriff of a geordie faithful.

This is actually quite a big game; take three points today and Conte and his little shitters come to us potentially staring at a six point gap. And with a weakened squad. We need to do a professional job today; keep our heads, stick to our high press template and we should be fine. Just hope big Vic starts- no way do we capitulate when he's hounding things
 

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We owe these shirt-shy horse punchers a good going over after the last time we played them, it still makes me shudder thinking back.
COYLW!!!
 

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Rafa clearly isn't happy with their transfer dealings this summer - therefore they must even think they're weak.

We should be winning this, but we've already seen the struggle Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have had with relatively easy opening fixtures.
 

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I honestly believe Spurs will lacerate Newcastle today. It will be similar to how we tore Leicester and Hull to shreds at the end of the season. I have no doubt Newcastle will try to.pressure us early but we will eventually pick them apart and run riot. Spurs owe them big time for that 5-1 humiliation 15 months ago and will be eager to exact a suitable revenge. 0-4 to London's Finest. 'Chelsea Rent Boys we're coming for you' bellowing out in the second half. Mark my words.
 

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Let's do it, lads. Just remember the feeling 3 months ago, right, Leicester, The Lane The Finale, Hull - Spurs unstoppable.
Some of that, please and we are back.
 

shelfboy68

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We are starting the season as we left the last one with a win possibly a resounding one, but a win regardless.
 

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Friday and yesterday showed just why the Premier League is so exciting. On weekend one everybody is equal. Huddersfield are technically top of the league at the moment!

We just have to be wary. St James is a difficult ground to go to, but especially on their first game back in the league.

Hopefully an early goal to settle any nerves, silence the crowd and play our game.
 
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