With Newcastle United flying high in the Premier League ahead of tonight’s trip to Stoke, even the most pessimistic of fans might be tempted to think of Europe and of the Magpies returning to the heights enjoyed under Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson.
After another gutsy and determined performance has brought Newcastle a well deserved point in the push for promotion, it is time to consider what next season will hold in the Premier League for the current Championship leaders. Which players have the chance to cut it in the Premier League and which players should be jettisoned?
A five point lead. A game in hand. A goal difference turned from second best to vastly superior with 7 goals in two games. Not a bad week’s work for Newcastle United.