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10 positives for Newcastle United so far this close season ahead of 2021/22 Premier League

2 months ago
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I don’t know about you, but I have seen an awful lot of negativity about Newcastle United recently.

The days, weeks and months since the 2020/21 season ended, filled with NUFC fans full of doom and gloom.

Determined to put this right, I decided to compile a list of all the great positive things that have happened at Newcastle United so far, so many excellent things that those doom and gloom merchants choose to conveniently ignore…

The 10 big Newcastle United positives so far this summer before the new 2021/22 season:

Newcastle United beat League One Doncaster 3-2.

None of our small group of better quality players have been sold – Martin Dubravka, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.

Only two of our best three players are currently ruled out (Dubravka missing the start of the season after surgery and ASM currently out with an ‘illness’ – missing Rotherham and set to miss Burton, worries now he could also miss the start of the season if another bad bout of Covid).

No new signings have been injured so far.

St James Park hasn’t been burnt to the ground.

Newcastle United avoided defeat to League One Rotherham, leading the line in the second half, Jeff Hendrick scoring a late equaliser.

Can confidently say that no bad signings have been made as yet by NUFC in this transfer window and it is now 52 days old.

Mike Ashley hasn’t given Steve Bruce a contract extension, yet.

At least 4,633 Newcastle United fans have been able to experience travelling to an away match – 3,145 official at Doncaster and 1,488 official at Rotherham, plus a number of unofficials at York City which was (supposedly) home fans only.

Solid set of first team friendly results with a win, a draw and just the one defeat to sixth tier York City.

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