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Welcome to tf 132. The longest of summer’s is almost over and after fourteen weeks competitive first team football returns to St James’ Park as we face Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday, live in front of the nation. It’s no surprise that of the initial Sky TV picks Newcastle United are featured on five weekends out of seven.  That’s more than Arsenal and Chelsea, by the way.  I’m sure the London clubs won’t be neglected for long but to put it plainly Newcastle United are still very much in the nations eye and this season there is interest from afar about part two tf 4

of the Rafa Benitez project. Newcastle United have sold upwards of 40,000 season tickets (again) and every single non-corporate seat will likely be sold for home games at St James’ Park this season.  The club in many respects is in a fantastic position, with a strong support behind it and a world class manager and coaching staff behind him.  On the pitch as well United shape up better than we have for many of our previous tilts at the Premier League. I look back at Alan Pardew’s NUFC sides (which to be fair to him, were never ever in the relegation

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zone at any point past October during his reign) and compare what will likely face Spurs on the opening day and think that this current crop are streets ahead of what Pardew had to deal with in terms of ability and desire.  I’m looking forward to this Premier League season.  There are players with a lot still to prove at this level like Dwight Gayle, Ciaran Clark and Jonjo Shelvey who I think will surprise a lot of people who saw them play for other clubs in this league.  You’ve our new lads who are all young, hungry and talented. They’ve been scouted and all enjoyed

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Newcastle United back in the Premier League with Rafa Benitez serenely assembling his squad for the new challenges and receiving every possi...

True faith 132  

Newcastle United back in the Premier League with Rafa Benitez serenely assembling his squad for the new challenges and receiving every possi...