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Jermain Defoe! He's a Black Cat... doesn't have the same ring to it.

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It's match day, Spurs fans! Who's ready to welcome Jermain Defoe back? OK, sure it's been a year since the last time he walked out onto White Hart Lane's pitch, and okay he's now wearing the red, white, and black stripes of Sunderland, but he's still our J.D. Trouble. He may score a brace against us today, but I still love the guy. Welcome home, Jermain.

Lineups:

As expected, Eric Dier gets his first start at central defense, his natural position, since the beginning of the season. It's a strong lineup, if a little weird: the "Dembouli" midfield persists, but it looks like Pochettino has moved Harry Kane back to a withdrawn #10 position, opting to start Roberto Soldado up top. Danny Rose starts at left back for some reason. Townsend makes way for this one, and OMG EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR SIGHTING.

Jermain Defoe will indeed start for Sunderland which makes me both happy and deeply, deeply sad. Let's hope he gets a warm welcome at the Lane. Otherwise, it looks like a pretty standard 4-4-2 for Gus Poyet's men. Defoe's inclusion means Conor Wickham is benched.

How to Watch:

Match time: 3 p.m. (U.K.), 10 am (USA ET)

Venue: White Hart Lane, London, England

TV: Today's match can be found on NBC Sports Premier League Extra Time ("the other channels") or streamed directly, depending on your cable package, on NBC Sports Live Extra.

If you're in the United Kingdom, it appears you're SOL: it doesn't look like the match is televised at all in England, Scotland, or Wales. Australians and Canadians also seem to be out of luck as their countries aren't even LISTED for this match at livesoccertv.com.  However, if you're tuning in from Palestine, try beIN Sports Connect Arabia. Vietnamese visitors can watch on VCTV 3 Sports TV. Other countries can find your local TV listings here.

Yes, we are aware of such things called "illegal streams." No, we're not going to help you find any, sorry. No, you can't talk about them in the comments, either.

Radio: Spurs matches are generally streamed live on BBC Radio London 94.9. If you're a MySpurs or OneHotspur member you can try streaming the audio from tottenhamhotspur.com

Match thread rules:

Finally, a match we can watch!  The match thread rules are the same, though. To any visitors coming here for the first time, welcome! We're glad you're here! Wipe your feet, mind the gap, and be sure to check out the other pages at this outstanding site. While you're here, though, we have a few rules and regulations.

  • Absolutely no links to illegal streams. They're bad and they get us in trouble.
  • We have rules against "relentless negativity." Nobody likes a Negative Nancy, even when we're losing to Sunderland. Don't knee-jerk and post outlandish or hurtful things just because you're frustrated.
  • Along those lines, outright abuse of players or match officials is verboten. It's fine to say "wow, that's a bad call, match official," but it's NOT okay to direct copious amounts of abuse in the direction of said official over a call you did not like.
  • Treat other people in the match thread the way you would want someone else to treat your grandmother. Be nice. Observe Wheaton's Law. This is a community of fans, not an un-moderated message board.
  • Finally, while we don't have a rule against profanity, any language that is sexist, racist, or homophobic in nature will be swiftly deleted and you may lose posting privileges. This is an open, supportive community.
Have fun and COYS!