Spurs fans were obviously happy to walk away with the 3-1 win and all three points on Sunday but news of the Newcastle United shambles under Mike Ashley and John Carver has travelled far and wide.
Tottenham were in the middle of a mini slump with one win in four and man of the moment Harry Kane hadn’t scored for a month.
However, just like Everton, Sunderland and others before them, playing Newcastle can be an instant remedy these days.
Writing about their visit to Tyneside, the Spurs fans website ‘The Tottenham Way’, summed up as follows:
I’ll start by saying that while any away win in the Premier League is to be applauded, and it’d be unfair to undermine a solid performance and 3 points by belittling the quality of the opponents, a victory (though) against Jon Carver’s Newcastle means very little.
Very little indeed.
Sunderland beat Carver’s team 1-0 before being spanked 4-1 at home by Palace.
Given the choice, every manager in the league would choose to play Newcastle next.
They are a team – and a club – devoid of unity, passion, commitment, energy and quality.
You can only beat what’s in front of you, and Spurs played well at St. James’, but it’s hard to draw meaningful conclusions from a match against such demoralised opposition.
So now we even have average clubs coming to St. James’ Park and after beating Newcastle the supporters don’t get that excited because of the joke NUFC have become.
Sometimes it helps to get an outside perspective, no matter how much the truth hurts.