Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern are enjoying the dizzying heights of being in one the Champions League spots early on this season.
A supposed club in crisis following a far from happy transfer window, two defeats in their first two league matches and crashing out the EFL cup to Nottingham Forest looked like early worrying signs for the Tyneside club.
They pulled themselves together and strung a three-match unbeaten run with wins against West Ham, Swansea and Stoke to send them up in to fourth place.
While a loss down at Brighton slowed momentum down, the early signs certainly are promising, much to the delight of our resident Geordies.
Benitez and the Toon Army have quietly gone about their business post-transfer window and are showing signs of a team willing to fight for each other.
Yes, it’s early in the season and our Landlord is not expecting Newcastle to be fighting for a Champions League place come May but with the team playing like it is, some of our punters believe these three players are going to have to fight for their Newcastle careers and really make a difference if given the chance by Rafa Benitez.
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