Opening game of the season and Spurs fans watched on as their team once again got a slightly undeserved victory.

A year ago the opening day win came with the assistance of Jonjo Shelvey and his daft red card.

On this occasion it was the woodwork that was Tottenham’s 12th man, Diame and Rondon strike post and bar respectively.

Interesting to see what the Spurs fans have said after this win.

Interesting/amusing to see how many of them biting after some of the media coverage suggested they were lucky to get all three points.

Comments from Spurs fans via their top Fighting Cock message board:

‘They keep on saying we were lucky not to lose – given that Newcastle only had two shots on target it was actually impossible for us to lose.

They count shots hitting the post / bar as being ‘almost goals’……a shot that hits the post is a miss, just like one that hits the corner flag is.’

‘Both teams had 15 shots at goal, they had 2 on target and we had 5 so I don’t really know where this whole we were lucky not to lose thing came from, seeing as they only scored one and would have to had scored a further 2 on top of that to have got to within a hope in hells chance of that happening.’

‘Sorry but if we had hit the bar and the post and had lost 2-1 we would feel unlucky, come on let’s me honest.

Yes I know hitting the bar and post is not classed officially as a shot on target but it’s just semantics. If someone has a soft shot and it rolls into the goalkeepers hands that is a shot on target. For me hitting the bar and the post is better than that!

So if we look at it that way we had 5 and they had four. And the Sissoko chance was the only real one for me.

So I am sticking with we did get a bit of luck, played ok at times but on another day could have easily been a draw. So 3 points away I will take it.’

‘Christ. You’re allowed to say we got a bit lucky. We did.’

‘Very good result . Very poor performance.’

‘Not one of my best away trips. Got the train up in the morning which was fine. Stadium looks impressive from the outside but is just a large misshaped mess from the inside.

Away section is truly shocking. I genuinely felt a bit queasy being up so high. You’re so far aware you’ll feel closer to the action watching on TV. From another room.

Good singing from us. Their support is shocking. With very little effort they could make that place truly intimidating. Pathetic.

Got a text from BA at full time saying they’d cancelled my flight. Spent 2 hours trying to sort it out and ended up paying £170 for a train ticket home.’

‘I didn’t think Newcastle’s support was that bad. Home atmosphere is dead in the prem anyway, except for Huddersfield and anyone who’s got a derby/big game. Even Huddersfield’s support will get worse if they survive a few more seasons.

I applauded you lot when you were singing “you fat cockney bast…, we want you to go” at the end, what a cu.. he is.

Always enjoy a trip up to Newcastle.’

‘Great night out in Newcastle!!! ( paying for it now tho).’

‘Admittedly an unpolished performance in which the cross bar delivered for us rather than for them and away at Newcastle.’

‘A draw would have been a fair result. I feel for you (Newcastle fans) having such an odious owner. A parasite who has sucked the soul out of the club.

I’m surprised you haven’t rebelled/protested far more aggressively as nothing will be resolved while he stays .

An observation, many of the supporters were highly overweight.

Maybe comfort in food has led to apathy .

Good luck.’

‘We got lucky in the second half but did manage to create a few chances of our own and once Son was on harrying the defensive line and Moussa Dembele steadied the midfield it seemed we had done enough to get it over the line.

If this was 10 games in, I’d be worried and say we don’t look sharp enough and we’re off the pace, this is the first game and we’ve made mistakes that thankfully haven’t cost us. Newcastle were brighter than us at times and attacked well but we did have that quality to see us through, we even scored from a corner, did we even manage that last season??’

‘Hahaha, Moussa “Possession is overrated, let’s give them the ball back” Sissoko.’

‘I think we were lucky to escape with a win. Bar and post saved us, some key saves and scrambling clearances.’

‘The way the press is going on you’d have thought we lost 6-0.’

‘We played well first half, 2nd half got to say they could and maybe should have made it 2-2 .

Got to say tho the atmosphere from the Newcastle fans was shocking . I was expecting a lot more from there fans. We sung for 90mins . Now out into the toon to celebrate. COYS.’

‘They were so loyal during the championship season, now it seems they’ve stopped making an effort?

They only warmed up once their team started making decent plays, only good teams have that prerogative.’

‘We didn’t play very well but to get three points at SJP is difficult at any stage of the season. Only ourselves and City from the Top 6 did it last season (we won 2-0 on opening weekend and City won 1-0). Chelsea got battered 3-0, Woolwich lost, Man Utd lost and Liverpool drew.

Moreover on the opening weekend being the away team is more challenging because home fans carry a new sense of optimism and positivity. There is a buzz about new signings. While the Newcastle fans were disappointed at the window, they had four new players on the bench. Plus once the football began all that stuff is in the past.’



  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I would concur with the atmosphere being nowhere near as good as it was years ago.
    Like one fan commented, It’s the modern football fan which is the problem and most clubs have a bunch of spoilt brats as fans these days.

    • Big Hairy Man

      Too many prawn sandwiches. Bring back the peanut sellers (showing my age a bit here).

      • Stephen

        Tanner a bag😉

        • Big Hairy Man

          You’d throw down your tanner and he’d throw the nuts but some other [email protected] would catch them.

          • Sickandtired

            People are in therapy for years for less – some [email protected] catching your nuts ;-)

  • Billmag

    Fair assessment on the whole, the atmosphere is flat because of the owners lack of ambition.

  • Jonathan Gibson

    I am in the east stand not far from the corner, I got a shock when I looked up at the away section and realised it was quite hefty (3k or so) I never noticed them at all to be honest, even when they scored, there was ten times more noise from the 20 odd fans of Augsberg in the friendly. Penny for your thoughts.

    • Dingus

      Odd. They were very loud on the TV

      • Wor Lass

        Depends where the mikes are, I suppose – they did have a rousing chorus of “When the Spuds go mashing in” at one point.

      • Paul Patterson

        Amazing what a TV studio mixing desk can do..

  • Dingus

    “An observation, many of the supporters were highly overweight.

    Maybe comfort in food has led to apathy .”

    Accurate AND funny 🤣

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      I think that fella must have seen Jezza.

      • Dingus

        F**k you. Troll c**t.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Blimey, you’re well mannered

          • Dingus

            And your last comment was what exactly? Civilised? F**k you. Troll c**t.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            just a little dig at fat Jezza. Nowt wrong with that, he calls people fatty all the time.

          • Dingus

            Who cares? Even if I did find Jezza’s physiology important, why would I take your word for it? No-one mentioned him. You brought him up. You’re clearly obsessed. You can come out you know, if you want. People don’t care about homosexuality any more. You don’t need to make him the subject of your every outburst to compensate for your frustrations. The only person you need to overcome is yourself. Only when you do, will you be able to overcome your lack of social fulfilment. Your malcontent is solely down to you, and NOT Jezza’s alleged (and equally as acceptable as your homosexuality) tubbiness.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Are you coming on to me big boy X

          • Dingus

            I certainly am

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Be more subtle, people will talk.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            The fun thing about Jezza is that he calls out MA for being fat yet has his profile pic with a rather chubby seemingly cross dresser.

            He also us a lying piece of poo, he’s obsessed with blocking me so, guess what, I play back.

          • Dingus

            Crikey. Even cross dressers aren’t safe from your tiresome ramblings.

            Honestly, I’d hoped I could enjoy a long and engaging back and forth with you. During my perusing and participating of these discussion threads, I’ve noticed a not insignificant number of people mentioning blocking you. I thought there must be some sort of fierce and relentless antagonist in front of your monitor, prowling the message boards before mercilessly striking, leaving your victims reeling, weeping at their new found inferiority, going to the great lengths of clicking their mouse button a couple of times on the relevant groups of screen-pixels to cut you out of their online experiences once and for all, allowing them the opportunity to heal their wounds, maybe even rebuild their self-esteem.

            But really, they just block you because your comments and rebuttals are repetitive. Garrulous. Puerile. Nonsense. Not to mention your intolerance of overweight cross-dressers.

            How very disappointing.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            As it happens I thought it was very brave of him to be so openly trans in his / her profile pic considering the audience.

            My problem with him is he lies.

            It just so happens that he also refers to Mike Ashley as fatty which is a bit rich.

  • Dingus

    I’d say it was an even game. If Newcastle were able to finish, it could have been a draw. An NUFC win would have led to the same “you got lucky” comments. However, Spurs have a far superior squad and in a sense, Newcastle were lucky some of their players haven’t had much of a break and were maybe a little of the pace.

    The atmosphere is always s**t because Ashley, having done his best to alienate the fans, has persuaded a large number of the die hards to stop going. Same with a lot of clubs, for example Sunderland, Aston Villa, Manchester United. The antics of their owners (past and present) have led to a somewhat sub-standard home following.

    • Sickandtired

      No midfield, again. Total lack of creativity.

  • Philippines

    I amused by the comment …..

    “Not one of my best away trips. Got the train up in the morning
    which was fine. Stadium looks impressive from the outside but is just a
    large misshaped mess from the inside.

    Away section is truly shocking. I genuinely felt a bit queasy
    being up so high. You’re so far aware you’ll feel closer to the action
    watching on TV. From another room.”

    I left UK in 1975. Last time I was there you could watch the game from the University Hall of Residence rooms outside the ground.

    • Big Hairy Man

      And you needed wellies on to go to the toilets.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Spurs fans are right the atmosphere is terrible

    • Sickandtired

      More season tickets not renewed. Drip drip drip – replaced by more ‘shoppers’. The silence was notable on tv.

  • kingfisher

    Quote from a Spurs fan: “A draw would have been a fair result. I feel for you (Newcastle fans) having such an odious owner. A parasite who has sucked the soul out of the club.
    I’m surprised you haven’t rebelled/protested far more aggressively as nothing will be resolved while he stays”.
    Even rival fans know what needs to be done to get rid of Ashley, pity the 50,000 don’t ! 🐑🐏🐑🐏🐑🐏🐏🐑🐏🐑🐏