Most pundits have predicted that Newcastle will be fighting relegation this season because we failed to secure enough class and talent in the summer transfer window.
According to the majority of pundits, we just have too many Championship level players and don’t have the class to cut it in the Premier League.
Other teams are spending massive amounts of money on single players in the transfer window whereas according to our estimates Newcastle spent only a net of £12M and a gross spend close to £35M this summer.
So when Newcastle are up to 4th place in the league, it’s difficult for most pundits to understand or defend why we are there.
It;s difficult for some fans to take it in too.
BBC pundit Garth Crooks has told BBC Sport he thinks Newcastle will not remain up there with the elite and that the bubble will burst – certainly before the end of the year.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s world-class manager – don’t bet against him
He could be right about that, but our secret weapon is a man called Rafa Benitez, who is simply world=calss at what he does.
Our players are showing such dedication and passion for the shirt that it’s inspiring to watch the side play these days, and in close games, we seem to be able to do enough to get the win.
Of course, our next two games at Brighton and at home to Liverpool will be taught.
But if we can win those games we will go into the International break at least thinking we will not be in a relegation fight this season.
Here’s what Garth Crooks has told the BBC::
“This is heroic stuff from these Newcastle lads but be sure they will soon run out of gas.”
“It is imperative that Rafa Benitez is allowed to continue developing this team in January because this bubble will burst.”
Newcastle fans are more down to earth with Rafa as manager as he communicates so well with the fan base and we know it’s going to be a tough season.
But we would never bet against Rafa Benitez having Newcastle in the top half of the league table next May.
And then Mike Ashley mist give him all the money the club have to strengthen the side. next summer.
Even Mike Ashley isn’t silly enough not to do that.
That’s right, isn’t it?
Howay The Lads!!