BBC football Mark Lawrenson says that Rafa Benitez could well have a second successive January transfer window when no players are brought into the club.
If that happens we will have a serious fight on our hands against relegation but even with no reinforcements, we could be safe with Rafa’s experienced management.
Our opponents tomorrow are Swansea City, a usually well-run club but Lawrenson thinks Newcastle will take all 3 points tomorrow and that would be another massive win for us, if we can do that.
Mark Lawrenson – BBC pundit
It would mean we have done the double over three clubs beneath us in the league table – Swansea City, West Ham, and Stoke City.
But if we don’t get any new players in this month Lawrenson says Rafa will just have to get on with it and that’s exactly what the manager will do.
He contrasts Rafa’s tasks at Newcastle with that of new Swans manager Carlos Carvalhal.
This is what Mark has said about the game tomorrow at St. Jame'”s Park:
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is still trying to bring players in – but might have to face up to the fact that this is going to be a frustrating month for him and just get on with things.
Even if they don’t sign anyone, I would still give the Magpies more hope of staying up than Swansea.
Swansea also need new players but I don’t know who they will be able to sign that could make a difference and, from the sounds of it, neither does their new manager Carlos Carvalhal.
If Rafa thinks he has it hard, then he should probably ask Carvalhal what he is thinking at the moment.
Mark thinks Newcastle will win tomorrow’s game 2-0.
You couldn’t really criticize Rafa if he is completely and utterly bemused by Mike Ashley’s thinking not to reinforce the squad so we can avoid another relegation.
But the way Ashley thinks has always been a big problem for Newcastle fans.
Three out of four Newcastle fans think we will win this game tomorrow.
Howay The Lads!!