Rafa Benitez had just announced the team to face an improving Everton side at St. James’ Park tonight when we are hoping we can get the first win in eight league games and only our second win in the last twelve games.
And Rafa has made a few changes with both Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, and Christian Atsu returning to the starting line-up
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Jamaal Lascelles – captain returns
Mo Diame also gets another chance, and Ciaran Clark drops to the bench.
With the news breaking a few hours ago that Amanda Staveley has increased her offer for Newcastle up to £300M and a deal is now (very) likely – the fans will be upbeat tonight.
Amanda Staveley and Ashley have also agreed that transfer funds of £30M will be made available to Rafa Benitez in the upcoming January transfer window.
The deal is expected to be completed towards the end of January, and a transfer meeting will be held tomorrow between Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez to identify which players Newcastle will go after in January.
Newcastle fans are not too confident of a win tonight with the majority of fans expecting another defeat – but a win and 3 points is what we need.
Howay The Lads!!