Newcastle United for the top four in the English Premier League sometime soon? Seems ludicrious, doesn’t it? But if you are Sir Bobby Robson, then you certainly do not think so.
The former Toon manager and the last man to lead the Magpies to a UEFA Champions League spot says that if there is any club in the Premiership who can break into the top four, then it is Newcastle. Sir Bobby says:
There are clubs in the Premier League who could do it. There are clubs who could break the monopoly, but Newcastle are the ones who have the best chance of breaking into it and staying there because of the fanbase, the financial backing and the fact it’s a one-club city which eats, drinks and breathes football.
Well, Sir Bobby is not entirely wrong but at the moment, but it is tough to see how the Geordies can finish in the top four. Liverpool would still be strong even with the mess that they are in, and Arsenal and Manchester United are simply not catchable. Chelsea maybe. But Roman Abramovich has given no indication that he has fallen out of love with the London Blues and so Newcastle’s lofty ambitions can stay just the way they are – as dreams.