A sold-out St James’s Park will welcome its new custodians the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, PCP Partners and the Reuben brothers, with hope and ambition back on the agenda.
A great spectacle is expected on Tyneside, however it is Steve Bruce and the players’ job to ensure they clinch a much-needed first victory of the campaign to ease relegation fears.
Which players will be called upon to face Spurs? Here’s our predicted starting XI:
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