Horrendous on the road for much of the last two seasons, the Magpies can exploit their hosts’ newfound belief.
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The Potters’ exciting new signing only scored last goals in 2013/14 despite making plenty of starts.
Only four of the last 15 Championship fence hoppers have been relegated after just one season.
Few will debate the Potters favouritism to win a mini-league containing Aston Villa, West Brom and Leicester.
With ‘Mr Top Ten’ at the Potters controls, the Premier League’s two-time worst surviving defence don’t stand a chance.
Try as he might, American owner Randy Lerner can’t find anyone willing to take the keys to Villa Park off his hands.
The Dane has never been far from the headlines, even if the reason is not always football-related.
The World Cup showed us a whole new Ron, but big club interest in the Villan has soon subsided.