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BBC Pundit explains all the great things about Newcastle United right now

The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned about their side’s Premier League status. They’re just 1 point clear of the relegation zone, and with continued uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the club, things aren’t looking too good.

However, whilst negativity is dominating the conversation of our resident Magpies, BBC Pundit Garth Crooks has offered reason for optimism for Newcastle fans.

Speaking within his Team of the Week column over on the BBC Sport website, he said: “The Magpies are performing miracles on the pitch under Rafael Benitez but need reinforcements badly”. 

He continued: “Whether owner Mike Ashley decides to sell or keep Newcastle United will ultimately be his choice, but what he does have at the moment is a fantastic manager, a willing group of players and fanatical support”. 

Whilst it’s often tough to look past the disappointment currently taking over St James’ Park, Crooks makes some very relevant points.

Benitez, without doubt, is one of Europe’s best managers. He’s won trophies that most clubs can only dream of, whilst he has also worked with some of the best teams in the world.

Likewise, the Newcastle players clearly aren’t ready to give up – and they continue to fight not only for the manager, but also for the badge on their shirt. In a similar vein, the always loyal Newcastle support valiantly follow the team wherever they go, and that’s more than can be said for a number of other teams in a similar position.

Things aren’t looking good at present, but there is clearly scope for improvement given their current situation.

Landlord’s Verdict

It’s clear that the foundations for success are there at St James’ Park. They need a bit of luck, both on the pitch and off of it, but better times are clearly on the horizon.

Once their ownership situation is sorted out, things could look to turn around for the club. Rafa Benitez will be hoping that happens sooner rather than later because if he can head into next season still in the Premier League and with new ownership, Newcastle look destined for a rapid rise.

Newcastle fans – thoughts?

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