Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern haven’t had too many reasons to order a bottle of bubbly yet this season.
With the Magpies languishing just outside of the relegation zone, it looks like it could be another season of frustration and under achievement for the Toon Army to suffer through.
However, in recent weeks, Steve McLaren’s talented squad has started to show a bit more potential. They have taken 7 points in their last 12, and suffered a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland in that period in what were very unfortunate circumstances.
In fact, an interesting point was raised by one Newcastle fan, who begged the question as to why Newcastle could be where they were in the table, despite the obvious capabilities of their squad.
Indeed, on paper, Newcastle’s side is not half bad, but they seem to under-perform a lot on the pitch.
Below, we picked out five players in their squad who were Champions League quality, and were more than capable of being in Europe’s elite competition.
Hit McClaren below to see FIVE members of his squad that should be playing in the Champions League!