End of Season
Well once coming out of the relegation we never went back into it and started the onslaught of trying to reach those mid table top half positions, but our awful form at the start of season meant we were playing catch up right up to the end. injuries also caused us to at one point have 3 u17s on the field. In the end we finished 13th. Which I am very happy about all things considered.
sad to see Middlesboro go down, on the plus side Sunderland are coming back up, wonders if Boro can do what me and Sunderland did and bounce straight back up!
As you can see in the table I have qualified for Europe via a cup? did I win one of them or get there on merit.
We reached the final! fairly easy run on paper but we made a right meal of it with narrow wins, replays and extra time all over the place.
The final vs Man United was no different a very tight affair and everything was just ugly
Afterwards along with all the celebrations and news in the inbox, this came in
Sour grapes. though id feel hard done by to lose against the run of play and to a penalty that took us down to 10 men.
So there we have it, Newcastles first major domestic trophy since 1955!
Goalkeepers, as you can see I still have not 100% addressed the situation, thought Selz would be good enough but I ended up panicing and getting someone else in, he is not much better, so this will have to be the area I piriortise over the summer!
Mbemba and Sarr are my favourites and there places are secure at the club - if I can keep hold of them. Anita is safe due to versitality, the others are pretty much paperweights.
wealth of talent and the few youngsters that I had to bleed in forcably in the season are here too. We still need to improve but im happy for the moment in this department
Dembele was slow to get going, but soon started finding the net, hopefully him and Ongenda can improve there partnership into next season and hit the ground running. Gayle and Ayoze are safe backups to have around!
Colback left the club in january as he was not happy warming the bench, Lazio payed 1m for the player.
Next season 13th or above will be my aim and to reach the knockout stages of europe.