Though a late Rafa resurgence looked as if it would be enough to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League, a dismal goalless draw with Aston Villa, coupled with Sunderland’s thrilling win, looks as if it will condemn the Toon Army to the Championship.
Quite frankly, it is a disaster for the Magpies. After years of stagnating under a poor regime, they have sunk like a stone and face a second relegation in seven years.
Players will no doubt leave, though that should be the least of the concerns on Tyneside.
The Championship is a gruelling division and requires a certain level of nous to get through it. Last time the club boasted the likes of Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll and Joey Barton to help them back up. Things don’t look so good this time round.
There simply has to be some astute additions to the ranks on Tyneside, things that have proved elusive before.
Who exactly, well have a gander at who we here in the Transfer Tavern think.
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