Newcastle also have more depth to their squad with the likes of Best, Santon, Marveaux, Ameobi
, Williamson, Smith and Harper all on the bench for Newcastle.
I think Newcastle need another striker to give support to Demba Ba (or 2 strikers if they lose Demba in the summer - I have a sneaky suspicion that Arsenal, Valencia or Spurs will try to buy him in the summer).
They also need another central midfielder, and another attacking midfielder/winger. And maybe another centre-back. Then they could be genuine challengers for a top-6 place. As it stands they don't have enough depth so they won't finish any higher than 7th.
They should try to get Alex from Chelsea or Chris Samba for defence.. Michael Carrick for midfield and Niko Krancjar for some creativity.
I won't be surprised they get Yossi Benayoun too. Chelsea don't want him and I don't think Arsenal will keep him. Good player, especially when he was at Liverpool, can unlock defenses and can dribble and score.
All those players are affordable and can fit into their style of play..
HitmanHatton, what you think of my assessment of your team?