Newcastle United season preview 2023/24: How the Magpies plan to disrupt the 'top six' once again

Newcastle United season preview 2023/24 Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United (2) looks to throw the ball in from the sidelines during the Pre Season Premier League Summer Series match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 26, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)
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The Newcastle United season preview 2023/24 anticipates one of the most exciting in the club's history, with Champions League football returning to St. James' Park.

Sensible ambition seems to be the mantra from the top, reflected in transfer business which has been pragmatic, not preening – and boy, has it worked. Champions League qualification arrived ahead of schedule; now work is underway to build a squad suited to it. 

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and two Champions League finals. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has a deep knowledge on the history and culture of football shirts.

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