Newcastle United face Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park on Sunday as they look to make a positive return to the Premier League in front of a sell-out crowd.
The Magpies made an immediate return to the English top flight after winning the Championship title last season, and they will be keen to avoid being in a relegation battle as they were in the 2015/16 campaign.
They face a tough task to get off to a positive start against Spurs though, who have finished in third and second respectively in the previous two seasons with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli establishing themselves as two of the best players in the division.
Newcastle supporters were quick to give their thoughts ahead of the match and while some are “confident” and “optimistic” that their team will get a result, others would be “over the moon” if they could secure a draw against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I hope we win I've just travelled from north Berwick in Scotland to see the first game ????
— Tom (@Tom_Drake_) August 13, 2017
Very very excited…. #NUFC
— Sam chapman (@nufcsam51) August 13, 2017
Am buzzing! ITS MATCHDAY! Smash the gym first thing then it's onto the beers for the game! Confident! #NUFC
— James Beedie (@17jamesbeedie) August 13, 2017
is it really bad that, if you offered me a draw now, i'd snatch your hand off…? 🙂 #nufc
— ed_bell (@edjbell) August 13, 2017
Hand on my black & white heart I'd be over the moon with a point today #NUFC
— Christmas Robson (@XmasRobson88) August 13, 2017
— Gaz ⬛️⬜️⬛️⬜️ (@gazwalker2016) August 13, 2017