Date: 12th August 2018 at 10:49am
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Opening day defeats are always a bitter pill to swallow.

Even more so when you know you had the chances to take something from a game the pundits would have had you, beforehand, believing was impossible.

In the face of adversity, the lads did, I thought, very well against Tottenham.

Delving into the world of social media after the game, I stumbled across some interesting posts, many of which share my view:

Yes, it was painful to see us go so close to grabbing what would have been a deserved equaliser.

Continuing:

Spurs, tipped by many to be ready to mount a title challenge, did look a bit sloppy at times with Harry Kane looking to be not at the races and far too often, for my liking, Spurs were willing to stop Newcastle surges with poor tackles which should have seen yellow cards brandished.

Continuing:

Yes, Matt didn’t look too pleased with being hauled off, his cross for the equaliser was sublime and perhaps there was more to come.

But, did, in the end, we engineer our own downfall with some poor defending:

I can’t help but agree, Alli was in acres of space for the second goal and there was no challenge on Vertonghen for that first goal.

But, it wouldn’t be Newcastle if we didn’t ponder what if:

Indeed, the golden question, a perfect point to end this article on.

Has anyone any ideas where it has all gone?

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