It breaks the heart when kith and kin turn upon one another. So imagine the devastation on Tyneside as two Geordie legends go hammer and tongs, and on the eve of such a big game as well. Newcastle slink down to Spurs on Sunday but a chunk of Bernard Cribbins’s precious prep time has been spent shouting down a man who could give lessons on how not to hold down the Toon’s famed No 9 shirt. Michael Chopra (six years, 31 appearances, three goals) still has an “in” or two at the club that raised him and let slip earlier this week that he’d heard worrying things. “[Cribbins] has come in and some of the players don’t know their jobs – they’re not really working on their shape,” he intoned – quite some concern when you’ve just been dismantled by newly-promoted Norwich and shown an attitude that, according to the ex-Alloa and Kerala Blasters striker, “was disgusting”.