We still have a chance to finish 10th in the Premier League this season but if we don’t manage that – we hope we are fairly high up at the end of tomorrow’s games.
Newcastle will get to know later this week how much money we will be getting from the Premier League.
This is our final game of what has been an eventful season and as usual Mike Ashley is in the process of negotiating with Rafa Benitez to keep him at the club, and this is the third week of those negotiations.
It’s safe to say the Newcastle hierarchy did not welcome Rafa’s vision for the club with open arms – and maybe that’s because he wants Newcastle to spend some money to build a top team.
That’s foreign to owner Mike Ashley who is more worried about the Newcastle bank account than the team on the field.
Joselu – could return tomorrow
Rafa is not spoiled for choice for tomorrow’s game with Chelsea and Atsu and Clark are out injured, and Kenedy is not available for this game.
Islam Loan signing Slimani is suspended for this game and has returned to Leicester City.
Dwight Gayle has missed several chances for us in the last few games so it wouldn’t be tof oo much a surprise if the manager brings in Joselu to partner Ayoze Perez up front.
Here’s the possible team:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Lejeune Dummett
Ritchie Shelvey Diame Murphy
What would your team be for tomorrow?
Whatever the result there will be celebrations at the end of this game because we are still a Premier League club and did well given our inexperienced and young squad this season.
Now to persuade Ashley to buy (literally!) into Rafa’s fabulous vision for Newcastle United.
Howay The Lads!!
What do you think?