Build-Up To The New Season – Newcastle United

Team; Newcastle United

Nickname; The Magpies

Founded; 1892

Manager; Rafa Benitez

Stadium Name; St James Park

Stadium Capacity; 52,405

Major Honours; (4) First Division, (3) Second Division, (6) F.A Cup

Main Rivals; Sunderland

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 5-0 (October 1961)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 4-2 (January 1992)

Last Meeting; Brighton 2-0 Newcastle (January 2013)

When Do They Play Brighton; Saturday 27th August (St James Park), Saturday 28th January (The AMEX)


Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Matz Sels

Defender; Jesus Gamez

Midfielder; Jonjo Shelvey

Striker; Alexsander Mitrovic

Newcastle have had a disastrous few seasons, with them languishing near the bottom, too close for comfort. Last season was probably their worst season since they were last relegated back in 2009, and it was a shock to most especially with the players brought in; Mitrovic, Georgino Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Andros Townsend just to name a few. Admittedly, the loss of Wijnaldum and Townsend won’t be a massive blow, especially with the acquisitions of Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie, but they should still be in complete command of this league with the players the behold, and anything short of promotion is regarded as a bigger failure that relegation.
Last Season’s Finish; 18th (Premier League)

Predicted Finish; 1st


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