It has been a season from hell for fans of Newcastle United, the Kinnear debacle, the sale of their best player and now the issue of losing their manager for the foreseeable future. Newcastle have become the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons, and this summer they should look to clean the slate and start afresh from next season.

With Premier League survival a guarantee, the club can start to plan for the future and try to find ways to right what has become a rudderless ship of late. Newcastle’s first team squad is bursting with mediocrity and the priority should be dispensing those players before looking to bring anyone else in.

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