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Spurs fans comments show divide ahead of facing Newcastle United

6 months ago
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Interesting reading what Spurs fans are having to say about the game against Newcastle United this afternoon.

Two very contrasting emotions run through the comments below.

Things very much went the way of Tottenham in midweek.

Leicester came from a goal down to draw with Liverpool, Manchester City apparently got beat…, Chelsea were thrashed at Bournemouth, , Man Utd could only draw at home to Burnley, whilst Spurs themselves came back to win 2-1 against Watford in the final 10 minutes. Only Arsenal beating Cardiff 2-1 produced any negative for the Spurs fans.

Ironically, there weren’t many of them there to enjoy it on Wednesday night, less than 30,000 inside Wembley, with surely a far bigger crowd turning up today.

That set of results mean plenty of Spurs fans getting excited about the fact a win against Newcastle would send them, at least temporarily, four points off Liverpool at the top, go second ahead of Man City, plus 10 points ahead of Arsenal in fourth.

However, many Spurs fans are also showing a healthy respect for Newcastle United.

Tottenham were very lucky to beat Newcastle on the opening day of the season and it was the same story late last season at Wembley, when Rafa’s team also lost 2-1.

Maybe today will see Rafa Benitez’ luck keep rolling against Spurs…?

Spurs fans comment via their top FightingCock message board:

‘Gotta keep Rondon quiet.. Stick Dier in for some extra muscle.’

’7-1’

‘So negative…

7-0!’

‘I was at SJP for the 90s match when we lost 7-1. Have been waiting for us to dish it out to them in an equal measure ever since.

It’s why I was booing loudly after we won 5-0 against them under Harry Redknapp (shortly before his meltdown) as frankly that scoreline just wasn’t enough for me.’

‘Extremely difficult game again.

Arguably the 2nd of the 3 hardest home games outside of playing the top 6.

We will need to be careful of Rondon’s strength, Atsu’s pace and if this Almiron (not good enough for us of course) hits the ground running.

Another tight affair is highly likely.’

‘Leicester and Chelsea beat City as well and we smoked both of them.

How Newcastle performs at home against a flat City side is not much indication of how they will perform at Wembley three days later.

Don’t read too much into one match.’

‘Rondon gave Sanchez a tough time last time they met i think? Might drop him for 2 at the back with Toby & Jan.

I’d avoid giving Son a rest for now if at all possible. Hes still our biggest goal threat. We’ll be able to rest him once Kane & Alli are back giving us some more options.’

‘Must admit, excited about this.

Over the last few seasons, this club seem to have a problem with expectations. Whenever we have some kind of chance to do something without the help of other clubs, we falter so tomorrow is a great opportunity for our players to put everything behind them, go into second place and really ramp up the pressure on everyone around us.’

‘Nothing suggests this will be easy.’

‘Will never forget how hard work Newcastle at home has been (remember when we just snuck it last season with that lovely Kane goal?).

I’d be thrilled with any win, no injuries, and then just try to enjoy the one week of rest for our knackered squad.’

‘Biggest pressure game since Wolves. Could go ten points clear of fourth.’

‘Probably another win, 9 points out of Fulham away, Watford and Newcastle @ Wembley would be amazing given the circumstances.

3-1’

‘Rondon destroys Sanchez everytime they meet.’

‘Fat geordies no doubt already stocked up on sun cream for the trip dooon sooth

Always remember Oz in auf weidersen pet after speaking to Wayne the sparky for the first time – “flash cockney bast..d, bet he’s Spurs” lol’

‘Just saying I do not think we will smash a Benitez managed side who have just beaten Man City.

Real world.’

‘Smash them and smash them hard!

We are in this title race!’

‘Being a little presumptuous here, but we have the advantage of playing Brown Ale before the rest kick a ball, but that goes to plan (in typical Spurs fashion it probably won’t) but let’s say it does….What’s the chances Tin of Spam turn over Liverpool?

They can be complete sh.. or half decent, my gut says they might just nick this….by god things would get interesting then…if that all pans out I’d definitely want a City win as well, that would all but seal top 4 for us and keep City interested too #pressure on Liverpool!!’

‘Newcastle put in a great performance vs City, so we need to remember they are no mugs. Consistency has been an issue for them, but they’re very unpredictable.’

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