The assessment of the bwin layers says a lot for the air of unpredictability the Magpies have cultivated.
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The fixture list sees a trio of outfits poised for a pre-Christmas springboard up the table.
Among those struck down on international duty is a midfielder whose rise has coincided with the Magpies’ hot streak.
The 11th month was largely responsible for the Magpies’ lofty league placing last season and it could be again.
Alan Pardew has seemingly come back from the brink at St James’ Park once again.
The men from Tyneside and Merseyside have a history of action-packed matches and that trend can continue at St James’ Park
All the talk is of Chelsea and Liverpool, but the bookies have been too quick to write off the Magpies.
Super Hoops’ Harry Redknapp has been under fire, but like his West Ham and Newcastle counterparts, he’s poised for a reprieve.