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28.11.2017… Leics v Spurs…

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King Power… Tuesday November 28th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,950

Ticket: £40 – Programme: £3.50

The first really cold night of the season; gloves definitely required. Spurs dominated possession, but two fantastic first half finishes from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez ended up being decisive..

Harry Kane pulled a goal back late on, and despite a late penalty appeal, Leicester hung on…

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First Half: Kasper Schmeichel Prepares to Take a Goal Kick…

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Full Time: A Win for Leicester City…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez (Gray 77), Okazaki (Choudhury 83), Albrighton, Vardy (Slimani 88)

Not Used; King, Hamer, Dragovic, Amartey

Goals; Vardy (13), Mahrez (45+1)

Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen (YC), Aurier, Sissoko (Son 57), Dembele (Llorente 69), Rose, Alli, Eriksen (Lamela 77 (YC)), Kane

Not Used; Trippier, Vorm, Foyth, Davies

Goals; Kane (79)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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13.08.2017… Spurs (h)…

Newcastle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2

St. James’ Park… Sunday August 13th… 1.30pm

Attendance: 52,077

Ticket: £45 – Programme: £3

We picked up in the Premiership exactly where we left some 15 months ago, unfortunately there was to be no repeat of the score from the last meeting…

Although we offered little going forward, we were comfortable in the first half. In fact, Tottenham were lucky to end the half with eleven men, as Harry Kane should have beeb sent off for a two footed tackle from behind that it was subsequently confirmed has put Florian Lejeune out of action for a month…

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Pre-Match…

The game finally turned in Spurs’ favour in the 48th minute when Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli, in full view of the referee. Alli subsequently put Spurs in front, tucking home unmarked from an Eriksen cross. Ben Davies then made the game safe with 20 minutes left to play…

And just an observation, but when are the FA finally going to do something about the anti-semitic Tottenham songbook? I’m guessing that it won’t be while they’re rent paying tenants at Wembley…

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First Half Action…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Manquillo, Lejeune (Mbemba 34), Clark, Dummett (Lascelles 7), Shelvey (so 48), Hayden, Ritchie (YC), Perez, Atsu, Gayle (Merino 76)

Not Used; Darlow, Murphy, Aarons, Mitrovic

Goals; None

Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies (YC), Dier, Dembele (Winks 90), Sissoko (Son Heung-min 58), Alli (Wanyama 82), Eriksen, Kane (YC)

Not Used; Vorm, Janssen, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers

Goals; Alli (61), Davies (70)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

15.05.2016… Spurs (h)…

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St. James’ Park… Sunday May 15th… 3pm

Attendance:52,183

Ticket: £39 – Programme: £3

You really couldn’t make it up. Another nine months of underachievement drew to a close with a 5-1 hammering of Champions League bound Spurs. Whilst for us, for the second time in seven years, it’s back to the Championship we go…

It was rather  fitting that we should bow out against a club with which we should be looking to compete, one whose fortunes have been rather different to ours in the time since Mike Ashley lumbered into St. James’ Park…

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Second Half Action: 52,183 Fans Watching a Relegated Team…

A sunny afternoon, a capacity crowd, some cracking counter-attacking football and five goals. It all added up to the strangest relegation finale that I’ve witnessed…

Was it the atmosphere…? Was it because the pressure was off…? Were players attempting to put themselves in the shop window…? I don’t really know and I don’t really care, it was just refreshing to enjoy the football, at times I honestly forgot that we’d been relegated …

At the final whistle Rafa took the entire squad to the centre circle, applause echoing around the ground, all rather surreal…

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Post Match: Saying Goodbye…? Rafa and His Players…

And that was it… Sadly, Rafa couldn’t quite save us, in the end we just ran out of games. Much now hangs on whether the club can persuade him to stay, current noises appear to be positive but let’s wait and see, we’ve been here before…

We reconvene in August, with Rafa at the helm, and with a good start, it could be quite a ride. Without Rafa…?  Well let’s not go there……

Newcastle United; Darlow, Janmaat, Taylor, Mbemba, Dummett, Tiote (Shelvey 62), Colback, Wijnaldum (Aarons 76 (YC)), Sissoko (Sterry 84), Townsend, Mitrovic (SO)

Not Used; Cisse, De Jong, Perez, Woodman

Goals; Wijnaldum (19, 73pen), Mitrovic (39), Aarons (85), Janmaat (86)

Tottenham Hotspur; Lloris, Walker (Chadli 71), Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Mason (YC) (Carroll 46), Lamela YC), Eriksen, Son (Onomah 46), Kane

Not Used; Rose, Vorm, N’Jie, Wimmer

Goals; Lamela (60)

As usual, More pictures on flickr…