By Neil Langer
The odds were stacked against the us, with Newcastle having the worst record in the Premier League for the season opener and unfortunately that statistic remains.
It was disappointing not to see any of the new signings start for the Toon on Saturday, while Spurs on the other hand lined up with 7 World Cup stars.
Joselu scored and worked hard throughout the game but he offers us very little upfront and it was very hard to think of a weaker front line over recent years.
Like last season it was very difficult to fault the lads for their effort and approach in what was an exciting open game. It has been said many times that we are lacking quality in the squad and this was evident yet again.
Unusually, the defence was not convincing, giving a little cause for concern, but we were more creative and the midfield was excellent, with Kennedy, Shelvey and Richie the stand out players.
It is so unfortunate that Kennedys missed chance and the two off the woodwork cost us the points, but I fear this will be the story of the season.
Cardiff City (away), Chelsea (home), Man City (away), Arsenal (home) Crystal Palace (away) – six games into the season and there are no doubts about the effort, but how many points can we realistically achieve? Is six a little too optimistic? (Six points in six games)
We need more of the same please and lets hope Rondon can find the net and soon!!!
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