Everything is now in place for Newcastle to start building to become a football force in England once again.
The only missing part is we don’t have an owner who is interested in making Newcastle great again.
That’s the sad state of affairs we have at the moment but maybe things will change for the better?
There’s always hope.
Salomon Rondon scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday night and he’s been excellent after getting off to a wobbly start to his Newcastle career.
That was because Ashley balked at the £16.5M fee and he’s only on loan for the season.
It’s his best ever season in the Premier League in terms of goalscoring – so Rafa got it right with this man, who loves everything at Newcastle.
A normal owner would sign Salomon up – but that’s in doubt with Mike Ashley.
His goal was sublime and we can now see why Rafa wanted a different type of striker than Aleksandar Mitrovic in the side.
Ritchie and Hayden are next in line – they’ve been two outstanding performers for Newcastle this season.
Our lads were great on Saturday but we made too many mistakes against a top-class Liverpool side.