What a whirlwind few seasons it’s been up on tyne side. Two coaching changes, fans rioting, plenty of players exiting and entering the squad leaves everything really up in the air. Steve McClaren has been appointed to right the ship and lead the white & black into the top ten.
Last seasons facade hasn’t disappeared just yet, it seems as if the whole organization is balancing on a knife’s edge, waiting for a crucial injury or a right stomping to kick things off where they left last season.
However this summer Newcastle splashed the cash like they’ve never done before. Bringing in record signing after record signing. Dutch playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum has been brought in to add explosive pace and hopefully a more decisive outlet to his fellow teammates. “Bad boy” Striker Aleksander Mitrovitc hasn’t shown his goal scoring touch just yet, he does however lead the league in cards.
The team’s play over the past month has been lacklustre, they did have a gutsy performance against Manchester United and were only a whisker away from gaining a draw versus Arsenal. With no wins on the board they need to make quick work of the lesser teams if they have any hope of turning their season around.
Projection : Safe – 12th