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You do have to wonder if Newcastle would have still been relegated, if Gayle and Ritchie had been recruited last summer, rather than chasing fools gold with Florian Thauvin?
Look beyond that though and into your crystal ball, it is Sunday 15 May, it is 5pm and Newcastle are still a Premier League team having not been relegated.
After one win in 11 games but with what look more promising performances in recent games, how sure are you that Newcastle won’t be relegated? Vote now.
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