Newcastle United fans here in the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern are still considering what could have been following their opening day Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Jonjo Shelvey’s red card seemed to condemn the Magpies to a 2-0 loss to the Lillywhites who found goals through Dele Alli and Ben Davies.
This result paired with the lack of activity in the transfer window has started to worry the Newcastle fans in the Tavern, however, our landlord believes that a manager with the pedigree of Rafa Benitez will not allow his club to be relegated, and has tipped his Geordie punters that they will see great things from their club this year.
The Magpies in the Tavern are still not confident and they would like to see some areas strengthened before the transfer window slams shut, especially given the fact that many of the teams they perceive to be a similar ability to them are spending big money in strengthening their side.
The discussion has rumbled on for a while now between the Newcastle fans and with time clearly running out, it is now squeaky bum time as the talks on who Benitez needs to bring in are coming to an end.
Our landlord has listened in on the debate and has listed there two players that Newcastle should sign before the window slams shut…