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Newcastle United need to now spend on the up

4 years ago
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Newcastle United are clearly on the up, after a period of consolidation after relegation.

At this point the momentum must be used positively in the January transfer window.

Rafa Benitez has been quoted as saying that Ashley is not interfering but letting everyone get on with their jobs. He has also stated he is looking for premiership quality acquisitions .

Given these facts, we are in the great position of currently opping the league  AND with a £30m surplus from the last window. With let’s optimistically hope an equal amount given to Rafa from Ashley to enable him to do his job.

We could find ourselves in the unique position of having a premiership team seven months prior to entering the league.

This not taking anything for granted but as a calculated gamble, it’s what you do if you have faith in your manager and past history has shown your man (Ashley) likes the odd flutter.

Let’s just dream of three players added in the £20m transfer fee level with then six months to bed in and a full pre-season.

I honestly think we are at a critical point to really take off and set a base for the next five years.

It has been a long long time since I dared to think like this – let’s hold our breath in the first month of the new year and possibly see the start of something really really special.

In Rafa we trust.

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