It seems that I am assigned the duty/pleasure of creating match-threads A reverse of this fixture: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49385203 The Newcastle striker and record-signing Joelinton scored against a soft Spurs-defence. Seeing how he scored made me concerned for the season. The number of goals he scored since in the league is 1 (one), he appears benched now so all in all maybe allowing him the space and time to attempt to score was a calculated risk. Or, more likely, the Spurs defence was simply just bad. It will be interesting to see Bentaleb, I have the impression that he was sold as a disruptive influence and/or un-coachable. Young, good but arrogant and a couple of mistakes in him is how I remember him. Now he is not as young so maybe something else changed as well. Starting line-up for me is the same as the one in the NLD. The midfield looked tired for periods of that match so maybe some rotations or earlier substitutions.