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The Tottenham view – Heavy defeats on Sunday and beyond to get Mike Ashley out with relegation?

1 month ago
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It is Spurs v Newcastle on Sunday.

Tottenham have four points after the opening two matches, whilst Newcastle have kicked off with two defeats.

Sunday is Steve Bruce’s third opportunity to get his first point(s) on the board.

Tottenham independent site spursforlife.com has kindly provided this write-up from Ryan ahead of the game:

Let me get this in first, I really like Newcastle.

The shared legends in Ginola, Gazza, Ferdinand, the passionate fan base who’ve had ups and downs but never really won anything for ages yet we still turn up every week, oh and I just love the people and town, with a particular memory of stumbling back into the Quayside Travelodge at 6am on one trip.

But I’m saying this to butter you all up for what comes next.

I could not think of a better game to have this week at home as we start shifting up gears in the season after blagging a result in the hardest fixture of the year away at City.

From the outside you look toothless, a club lacking in direction and in the appointment of Steve Bruce one of the biggest buzzkills since the end of the Netflix Sunderland doc.

When you go on Twitter or overhear the loudmouths in the pub before a game you’ll hear our fans moaning about Daniel Levy for not bringing in some bloke for £60m that they’ve not seen kick a ball but who apparently is our only hope of doing anything this season… It’s always the loudmouths!

But those of us with a bit of perspective know Levy is pretty good as it goes and when you look over your Premier League neighbour’s fences, you realise some have indeed got one of those pub loudmouths running things. aka Mike Ashley.

And it really does make you think how running a club differently from the top can affect results on the pitch in the long term and you’d have to say Spurs and Newcastle, who are clubs of similar sizes, have gone in different directions because of it.

We have Son back Sunday, Kane thirsty for August goals and competition for places and playing you guys on Super Sunday in the new stadium, where the novelty still hasn’t worn off, is something I suspect most Spurs fans and players are looking forward to.

I’d imagine the opposite is true your end.

And I really hate putting a downer on things because I know Geordie fans are passionate football fans just like us, who feel the same emotions, but I guess it’s just the reality of the situation.

I look through your side and think there’s some OK-ish players. Lascelles could be good from what I’ve seen, Shelvey is clearly talented with a dodgy temperament but when the culture is all wrong, you just think these guys aren’t being given the best chance to succeed.

That’s why I can’t see past us winning by a few come Sunday and in a weird way it might even be a good thing?

Has it got to a stage now where you guys need to see rock bottom so you can get Ashley out? Whether that’s some drubbings or even going down until you get your club back?

Because I think every football fan deserves the feeling I have right now. Proud of their club, the stadium, the players and a little bit of hope.
Good luck, you might need it.

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