A Newcastle team to kick-off the Premier League season.
Being Newcastle United fans we can always expect the unexpected, the unexpected usually being something for the worst.
Since Rafa Benitez has come in though, it seems as toon fans we have all been quietly confident and cautiously optimistic about the future.
Hopefully this is the start of something where the unexpected happens to be something good…not something to dread.
Therefore I have created a very optimistic dream Newcastle team below of how I would like us to line up ahead of the new season.
This may seem slightly unrealistic but we now have the possibility to dream about a bright future ahead for the black and white faithful; so why not expect the unexpected, in a Rafa kind of way.
My (dream) Newcastle team:
Pepe Reina, GK – £2 million
Vurnon Anita, RB – New contract
Jamaal Lascelles, CB – Captain
Ben Gibson, CB – £15 million
Kieran Gibbs, LB – £11 million
Matt Ritchie, RM
William Carvalho, CM – £26 million
Jonjo Shelvey, CM
Andros Townsend, LM – £10 million
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Number 10 – £22 million
Michy Batshuayi, CF – Season long loan
Other players to keep:
Siem de Jong
Yoan Gouffran, Curtis Good, Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic
Freddie Woodman, Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Adam Armstrong
(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])