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This is my (optimistic?) dream Newcastle team to kick-off in the Premier League

4 years ago

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:

Rob Elliot

DeAndre Yedlin

Ciaran Clark

Chancel Mbemba

Paul Dummett

Isaac Hayden

Christian Atsu

Rolando Aarons

Ayoze Perez

Mohamed Diame

Dwight Gayle

Aleksander Mitrovic


Matz Sels

Tim Krul

Grant Hanley

Achraf Lazaar

Massadio Haidara

Jesus Gamez

Jack Colback

Henri Saivet

Florian Thauvin

Siem de Jong

Daryl Murphy

Emmanuel Riviere


Yoan Gouffran, Curtis Good, Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic

Loan out:

Freddie Woodman, Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Adam Armstrong

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