True Faith’s Hurst felt the landscape shift that day. “Newcastle have got Eddie Howe, who no one else really wanted,” he says. “They’ve got players who’ve been written off. They’ve got fans who have been slagged off relentlessly by other supporters across the country, by the previous owner, by the previous manager. They’ve got Amanda Staveley, who was called a time-waster. They’ve got a playing squad for which they paid about a third less than Spurs overall, and they were 5-0 up after 21 minutes. That’s why football is the greatest game. If everything happened the way it should, it wouldn’t be that interesting. We’ll probably never experience anything like that again. It was a privilege to be there.”