Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have Kevin Keegan thrust upon them. Probably not an entirely rough gig if you're Mrs Keegan, but for 'born again' barcodes this is a torrid old time.
The Toon have always produced a turgid brand of football, but the real difference this season has been the lack of points earned whilst they go about it.
Big Sam, universally deemed to be a man capable of producing much from modest means went there and died a very public death. Mike Ashley's decision to fire him has kind of been proved as 'a bit previous' in so much that the problem is now looking endemic. If Allardyce was part of the problem, then how come his removal wasn't part of the cure?
Kave-in Keegan has achieved one thing. He caused Alan Shearer to make the biggest exhalation of air ever and remark 'Thank Christ I didn't take that'.
So to the game itself. Tottenham are on a wrecking exercise. The plan as I see it is to amass as many points as possible and with Europe in the bag, to really upset those we meet. The pressure is not entirely off, but there are teams out there who need to stay up. Teams who need to break into the UEFA zone. And there is Tottenham.
Lilywhite form is ropey but worse yet is that of the former Brut Boy's Brigade. If one player is to open this game up for us I can see Huddlestone doing it and so I'd like to see him start. We're not, repeat not Fulham and I don't envisage us as Keegan's second scalp. Prediction? 3-1 to us.