Spurs fans have seen their team compete for the title the past two seasons.
In four days time they will be hoping to see their club set out to improve on third and then second, when they kick off against Newcastle United.
So how do the Spurs fans see things panning out at St James Park?
A lot of them are looking for revenge for that 5-1 hammering 15 months ago and fair to say there is a lot of confidence that they will take away the three points.
The odd one points to a poor record for Tottenham at Newcastle in recent times but the majority view is that Newcastle are going to struggle and Spurs have far better players…
Spurs fans comment via their top Fighting Cock message board:
‘Oh dear, I do hope Newcastle are not in turmoil…’
‘I want a high score revenge result. 5-1 was painful.
And I sat among the home fans (the only time I have done it – never again!)’
‘Well I want revenge for the 7-1 defeat under Gerry Francis. I spent a bloody fortune on that trip and haven’t been back to the Sports Direct Arena since.’
‘This was my one & only visit up there to watch football. Great city, rubbish result.’
‘Win this, class will prevail above enthusiasm.
Newcastle United – go up and down like a bride’s nighty.’
‘Quite like the idea of Sissoko as a right wing-back continuing his pre-season form with a solid performance up there.
I can see it being a draw though, our record up there is very patchy even when we’ve had decent teams.’
‘Given that they hate him up there it could be the perfect game to get something out of him.’
‘What “form”? He had an OK-ish 60 minutes against a Juve who slept through most of the first hour.’
‘Unreal that we have put ourselves in a situation where we will be having to start Sissoko as a right wing back(knowing full well Walker was going to leave).’
‘3-0 win for us .
We’ve got a few injury probs but our big guns of Kane, Deli and Eriksen are still loaded.’
‘I want it to be 1-5 going into added time and then Sissoko puts one in to make it a 1-6 final.’
‘I think we’ll make up for the last time we played them and beat them 5-1.’
‘I don’t know what to expect but the way we finished last season off has made me more excited than usual. Three points any way possible would be perfect to be honest. A lovely opening day surprise to get the ball rolling quicker, given the last couple of starts.’
‘The Barcodes will be “reeet” up for it, but if we perform i think it could get rather messy.
(They seem to be struggling to strengthen so we could essentially be facing a championship side.)’
‘Saw someone picking Newcastle to finish 9th this year. Seems a bit generous – I don’t see them competing with the 8-10 teams. More like a Bournemouth to me, at least this season.’
‘Problem they have is that their best players have already either shown they’re not good enough for the EPL or they’ve left… Can’t see how they won’t struggle unless they bag a little bit of quality to add to the mix.’
‘I’m nervous about the game and don’t think we’re going to leave with all 3 points.’
‘The Geordies haven’t had the greatest pre season either. The quality of their opponents have been pretty average too.’
‘Is it this season that grounds have to have away fans with a terrace by the pitch.
Interesting to see where Toon and Utd will house traveling fans.’
‘The Barcodes have been given an extension on the ruling until next year as I understand. Safety reasons or something. Away fans still in danger of interfering with air traffic.’
‘I dont want to sound like a scouser, but I really have a feeling about this year. If we can get revenge for Toon’s last match in the PL and then settle into Wembley quickly I think we will genuinely win silverware this year.’