Date: 15th July 2019 at 12:00pm
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This summer has been nothing short of ridiculous at Newcastle . The departure of Rafael Benitez was confirmed almost a month ago, and yet the squad have arrived in for the with no permanent replacement in charge. The man tasked with overseeing matters is academy coach , who alongside Neil Redfearn has taken charge of pre- season training. That is no way to run a club who wish to establish themselves as a team who can consistently finish in the top half of the table. Newcastle play Wolves this week in their first match in China, and that gave Dawson the opportunity to speak to the media. Many Magpies’ reacted to a post on the club’s official Twitter account¬†quoting Dawson, with disbelief that it had come down to this. Many of the fans responded by all but condemning their club to , whereas some simply didn’t even know who Dawson was. One fan simply said: “Ben who?”

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