Tottenham face full house against Newcastle United

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St James' Park
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Tottenham Hotspur will play in front of a packed St James’ Park when the Premier League campaign resumes following the international break on Sunday October 14th.

Newcastle United confirmed on Thursday that a Saudi-led consortium has completed their takeover of the Magpies which brought Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership of the club to an end.

The deal involves Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) taking a controlling 80 per cent stake in the club, with the purchasing consortium led by Amanda Staveley owning a 10 per cent and the other 10 per cent is owned by the Reuben brothers for a total price of £305million (Financial Times).

Newcastle announced yesterday on their official website that all seats for the fixture had now sold out after being released for full general sale.

There has been scenes of celebration outside of St James’ Park (BBC) following the completion of the takeover and has seen the club backed by the wealthiest owners in the world, ahead of the Qatar Investment Authority-backed Paris Saint-Germain.

SpursWeb Opinion

The feel good factor has returned to Tyneside following Mike Ashley’s departure and the prospect of Newcastle becoming big spenders and following the footsteps of the likes of Manchester City in helping to spend their way to success.

Harry Kane and co will certainly be looking to spoil the party when they take to the field in the North East.

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