‘Arry Redknapp brings his merry band of cosmopolitan cockney barrow boys to St James’s Park tomorrow to continue the decent run of form (although of late it’s been pretty patchy). Unsurprisingly, there will be no Jonathan Woodgate or Jermaine Jenas as they both prefer to be on the treatment table than actually earn their money.
The Toon on the other hand are without long-term absentee Alan Smith and will give Obafemi Martins a fitness test. If it was me making that decision, I’d think I’d let him sit out this game and rest up for the busy Christmas period. Knowing our luck he’ll pass his fitness test and then do himself more damage during the game. Think sensible Kinnear, we can wait until next week for Oba.
A win over Spurs could lift us as high as ninth if other results went in our favour. A defeat is not worth thinking about to be honest, we have to start taking three points at home. Nee excuses!