Newcastle fans here in the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern are buzzing for the start of the Premier League.
Rafael Benitez’s successful campaign in the Championship saw the Magpies experience a comfortable route back up to the Premier League and our landlord has touted the Magpies as the most likely of the promoted sides to stay up this season.
Alongside this, having a manager of Benitez’s pedigree at the helm has helped quash the talk in the Tavern that Newcastle could be relegated this season.
Benitez is also the perfect manager to build a squad fit for the Premier League and our landlord certainly believes that the visit of Tottenham Hotspur will be a welcome change to last season, and it will be a real test for the Magpies to face a side with real Premier League pedigree.
Our resident Geordies agree and they really are looking forward to playing a side such as Spurs, and our landlord has outlined TWO reasons why Newcastle may well give Spurs a shock in the first Premier League game of the season.
Let’s take a look at our landlord’s thoughts…