Newcastle fans here in the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern are buzzing to see what the Premier League brings them next season.
Rafael Benitez’s successful campaign in the Championship saw the Magpies experience a comfortable route back up to the Premier League, despite the race for the league title going down to the wire with fellow promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion.
Alongside this, having a manager of Benitez’s pedigree at the helm has all but quashed 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 some things that the Magpies should expect from their team on the opening day of the season.
Let’s take a look at our landlord’s thoughts…