Season Preview: Promoted Squads – Newcastle

Apart from being the best team to be relegated in recent years, The Toon also scouted one of the greatest forwards to never play the game, Santiago Munez. Goal could very well be the worst movie ever created, just behind Goal 2, and The Land Before Time: 47. I hate Santi.

A little bit of history for you:

The likes of Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, and Alan Shearer have all put on a Magpie kit and played in one of the most famous grounds in England, St. James Park. Newcastle have participated in three Champions Leagues and multiple European Cups with their most recent in the 06-07 UEFA Cup.

The current skipper is Kevin Nolan, but the most notable player for me is their vice-captain, Alan Smith, one of the hardest tackling players in the game. A few young players worth mentioning at Jose Enrique, Danny Guthrie, and Dan Gosling. One over-30 worth a few words is Sol Campbell. Age is just a number, but at 35, the 6’2 bull only saw 11 matches last season for Arsenal. Newcastle is the only team from the 2009-10 season to go undefeated at home and secured 102 pts throughout the season.

Not much to talk about when it comes to their Manager, Chris Hughton. A caretaker turned manager, Hughton was named Manager of the month for three successive fall months from September to November for securing an 8 pt lead by Christmas. Can’t say Hughton started out well by letting Berbatov score. You have issues if he is ‘quick’ enough to get behind your back line.

Hope for an Entertainers revival, but don’t expect it.

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