We are switching up our season review to a round-table format. Here is what our writers felt about the performances of The Once (and future?) Ginger Pirlo.
Should Newcastle seek to return to the Premier League at the first attempt, they must keep these players
Rafael Benitez is staying with Newcastle United. This move indicates that the changes that need to be made for our club to heal are being made.
Leaks are always something to be taken with a grain of salt. Jersey leaks are usually at least close, so...
I, for one, am heartbroken.
Rafa has put a two-week time frame on his ultimate decision. These two weeks could be the most crucial in Newcastle United's recent history.
Following another disappointing season that resulted in a relegation to the Championship, is Newcastle a bad or under-performing team?
Rafael Benitez will not rule out staying at Newcastle United. We have to hope that Newcastle are as serious about changing as Rafa is about staying.
In this time of upheaval surrounding the club, Mike Ashley's statement does very little to alleviate fan's concerns.
There were evident problems that took Newcastle United down to the Championship. If the lessons are not learned, there isn't much point in springing right back.
The club are just awful sorry. Really.
You feel there are more than just 10? We do not disagree. We simply can not suffer through more than 10.
One of the sad realities of supporting Newcastle United is that nothing can be decided in a timely manner. Relegation and Rafa are the most recent examples.
A reader has taken a closer look at any hope Newcastle United might have of staying up this season.
From to the deep fringes of the first team squad to integral part of Newcastle's bid for Premier League survival, Jamaal Lascelles was everything that the club needed from the word go this season.
Newcastle United have a shiny, desirable, pedigreed manager at last. It's time for us as supporters to break out of our negative support loops and give everything that we have to the club and our new man.
Not everything is as it was supposed to be this year for the club. Or maybe it has. Depends on what the plan really is.
Daniel Sturridge is an exciting talent. Rumors of Newcastle's interest in him are wide of the mark.
We didn't deal with all of the holes in our squad, but we did do a lot of good.
Looking at Andros Townsend from a Spurs fan's perspective.
Sure he's not a striker, but he fits in to where Steve McClaren has shown he would like to go.
Rob Lee was asked some questions bout the current version of Newcastle United. His answers were somewhat blunt and might surprise you.
There are so many things that Newcastle fans might want for Christmas. This one would be the most rewarding.
Was there a more ideal result? Of course there was. Was there anything positive to take from an otherwise disappointing day?
Jack Colback has come under fire from many fronts since his switch from Sunderland to Newcastle. The case against him goes deeper than rivalry.
Every Toon fan's second-favorite club to hate is having a terrible season, which is why they will beat Newcastle this weekend because of course.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is perfect in every way. I love him and I don't care who knows it.
Sure Newcastle beat Liverpool last weekend, but if McClaren's men don't turn up v. Spurs, the victory must be considered an outlying data point.
Newcastle's problems are myriad, but they can be boiled down to one real point. They are not a real sports team.
Newcastle are in trouble. How did we get here?
Ahead of the Alan Pardew Bowl this weekend, Steve McClaren had a chance to make a profound change. For better or worse, he did not do so.
It is hard to discuss Newcastle United right now. Whether you think we're in trouble or we're fine, you're right.