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Newcastle United sure to struggle in Premier League…but hang on, 7 points between 4th bottom and 8th top???

3 years ago
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Is the Premier League as quality football-wise as people make out?

Or are we being sold a but of a dummy?

Now we all know about the riches and excitement (sometimes) that the English top-flight has on offer…but Newcastle United are already being branded potential relegation candidates by so-called experts/pundits

The same with the fans of other clubs, claiming that if Newcastle United do not invest heavily in Premier League class players, we could/should be doomed.

One video I was watching the other day, the ‘social club’ on youtube, was especially arrogant when it came to one or two on the show from the North-West.

For instance, the Everton fan reckons Newcastle must spend heavily to stay up and went on to say we have no chance of getting to Everton’s standard – I wonder how many times he has seen Newcastle play this season? The lad is entitled to his opinion I suppose, and he is right we do need new players, but as for being as good as Everton? Surely, we can be, especially if/when Lukaku buggers off.

To my point(s)….

Not to sound disrespectful or arrogant but let us take Swansea as a gauge. Looking at their squad, how many players would you want to sign from them? How many are what could be described as Premier League ‘class’?

Or what about Burnley, same question. In fact most of the teams from 8th to 17th. Yes 8th place, a whole seven points ahead of Swansea in 17th.

Seven points separates 10 clubs, so just how dynamic is this league really?

How much quality do you really need to get in the top 10?

Two more wins or so than the club that has just managed to avoid relegation?

Sky and the media overall, do a great job bigging-up the Premier League but isn’t it just two leagues in one? Even the likes of Hull, Boro and the Mackems had to play ever so badly to manage relegation.

When we were in that league before last season, some decent investment in the team with someone who knew what they were doing, would have been enough to keep us there. After all, we did it every year with a rubbish manager since 2010.

Ladies and gentlemen, I say we are being sold a dummy when it comes to what it takes to:

A – Survive in the Premier League and..

B – The quality needed to get in the top 10 (WBA quality?).

Rafa will sign good players and improve the playing staff but to fret about the ‘quality’ of teams in that league, belongs with the likes of Graeme ‘the expert’ Souness, squeaky-voiced Carragher or Jamie ‘I am on here because I am pretty, not because I really achieved anything’ Redknapp. Not to mention Jermaine Jenas, well ok I just have. Jeez!

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