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Newcastle are at the crossroads. One way they have an outside chance, the other no chance at all

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Boy, do Newcastle United need someone like Callum Wilson to lift spirits that have sunk lower than a snake's belly.

A traditional centre-forward, a genuine line leader which Joelinton is not, has always excited the Toon faithful given the club's history and therefore an England international who ought to be in his prime at 28 years of age would be a welcome relief and a reviver of desperately disappearing hope.

In a world where goals are as rare as snowflakes in the Sahara Wilson's record of 67 strikes in 184 appearances for Bournemouth culminating in four England caps with an international goal to boot is at least acceptable by the standards that brought Joselu, Yoshi Muto and Joelinton to SJP.

After a pauper's existence in this transfer window we're told they are queueing up to arrive in our fair city.

Willing, nay anxious, to make the longest journey in English football they are . . . not only Wilson but Ryan Fraser as well from Bournemouth to the other end of the country.

Well, what's keeping you lads? I'm sure you can afford the fare!

Come in tandem, you both did well that way the season before last - Wilson scored 14 Premier League goals in 30........

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