Having been promoted at the first time of asking that too as League Champions, it is quite fair to say that Newcastle United have had an outstanding season this term. Despite their vastly superior financial outlay and the quality of the players at their disposal, Newcastle’s success cannot be undermined with the Championship often being seen as one of the most physically and mentally draining leagues in the world.
The manner of their 3-0 win over Barnsley on the last match of the Championship encapsulated just how far Rafa Benitez’s men have come since their disappointing 1-0 defeat at Fulham on the opening day of the season.
The opening day defeat bought an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty as to how Newcastle would cope with the Championship. But fast forward today, and Newcastle proudly stand as league champions.
Newcastle players after the Championship win made sure to revisit old wounds when they were seen retweeting a tweet from Wolves forward Nouha Dicko at the start of the season.
The wolves forward was then overly critical of Newcastle United following the 1-0 loss to Fulham stating that one needs more than names in the Championship.
With Newcastle winning the Championship, it is fair to say that Newcastle players are having the last laugh now.