|Newcastle players celebrate after scoring against Tottenham on Sunday in their 2-1 win away at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadum. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
What a difference a year can make in the life of a football club; Newcastle United has gone from being a relegation candidate to mixing it with the big boys in the premier league.
Availability of funds, a new man at the helm in the person of Eddie Howe and new sense of belief in the entire group by the fans and even neutrals, Newcastle United is fourth on the log and from here, it looks like it’s upward and forward.
Newcastle beat Tottenham on Sunday to move within two points of Antonio Conte’s men and just seven points off the top of the table albeit they have played one more than the Gunners; you have to admire the growth of the Toon Army and how they have taken it one game at a time.
Despite the fitness concerns around Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron have stepped up brilliantly and Bruno Guimaraes is driving the midfield to greatness alongside the Longstaff brothers, and former Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock.
Newcastle will not win the league but as it stands, they’re fearless and can push all the way for a top four spot; the team has lost only once this season and that was a late and debatable incident at home to Liverpool at the end of August.
January transfer window is just around the corner and Newcastle can get back ups for Kieran Trippier and a few more bodies in the midfield. Impossibility is nothing with a team that is as hungry as Newcastle, the fear of their team spirit might be the beginning of wisdom.