It was the first chapter in Newcastle's new history.
A rich history, in the proper sense, since the popular institution of the north of England passed ten days ago under the majority hand of the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, with an estimated financial capacity of 400 billion dollars. euros.
Transforming the club, under fire from criticism and moral questioning, into the most important potential financial power on the planet football.
An English revolution which had aroused a mad enthusiasm on the outskirts of St. James Park, finally quickly confronted with the sporting reality: that of the Championship, where the Magpies drag their pain in the depths of the standings.
Again beaten, by the Spurs this time (2-3) and for the fifth time in 8 games, Newcastle was brutally eradicated from his awakened fantasy.
Extremely rare in England: the official presentation of the new leaders of Newcastle 👋🏴 #NEWTOT pic.twitter.com/EksAwiAnSa
- Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) October 17, 2021
For the electroshock, we will wait
However, everything had started like a dream for this great premiere of the nouveau riche. Under the eyes of the two new strong characters of the club, the boss of the Saudi fund Yasir Al-Rumayyan and the general manager of PCP Capital Partners, Amanda Staveley, Callum Wilson had promptly unlocked the counter of this new era (1-0, 2nd) . But the players of Steve Bruce, who celebrated his 1,000th on a pro bench and should not in any case spend the winter (or even the month), also quickly recalled why they still have not achieved the slightest success this season.
Powerless against the Lucas-Kane-Son trio - the first was untenable, the second scored his first goal of the season in the Premier League, before turning into a passer for the third - the Magpies have shown great shortcomings.
Before attracting Erling Haaland, Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappé, let's be crazy, Newcastle will quickly have to find a way to create an electroshock with Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamaal Lascelles or Joelinton before the big winter maneuvers - 60 million are planned. euros for the next transfer window, according to the Telegraph Sunday - don't start.
Because money, even when it has not yet been spent, is not everything.
The supporter who was in need of urgent medical assistance has been stabilized and is on their way to hospital.
Our thoughts are with them.
- Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 17, 2021
The match interrupted after a medical emergency in the stands
At five minutes to half-time, when the score was 1-2 for Tottenham, the meeting was interrupted while a serious incident seemed to take place in the stands and affect a supporter.
The players on the lawn warned the English referee Andre Marriner, and requested the intervention of the Spurs doctor.
Equipped with a defibrillator, the latter went to the aid of this fan,
in heart disease, in the lower central part of the London stadium.
An event reminiscent of the drama Christian Eriksen narrowly avoided during the Euro.
Applauded by all St. James Park, the supporter was transferred by ambulance to be stabilized and then taken to hospital, according to Sky Sports, information that the two clubs confirmed in the process.