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A round-up of news and views relating to Newcastle United.
Plenty has changed at both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United since they met on the opening day of the season, but you would expect Saturday's match to be just as tight as Newcastle's 2-1 win at St James' Park.
Newcastle followed up their win at Aston Villa with an excellent home victory over Chelsea at the weekend, and their smart work in January should set them up for a rapid rise up the table in the next few months.
The Scot has been ruled out for the season after undertaking surgery to resolve his chronic bowel disease, and whilst Fletcher has been a peripheral figure this season, United could well try and sign a replacement before the end of January.
The Brazilian beast could well be out for the season after an operation on his knee. Along with Scott Parker, how will Spurs look to fill the hole left by Sandro?
The league leaders have been happy to sit back so far this January, content that the squad that has taken them clear in the league will be enough to see them through to the summer, but should they get into the market in the next couple of weeks to guarantee success?
The club is currently preparing for the January transfer window, and may again look to France for a trio of players to revive their indifferent form.