The Championship is one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world and some pretty inconceivable things have gone down in 2022/23.
Middlesbrough and Stoke City have underwhelmed in the Championship this season, so their inclusion here is no great surprise.
Newcastle are looking to raise £70m by selling seven first-team players in the summer transfer window.
In the first half of our look at Championship transfers for January, we go from Barnsley to Hull. Eurgh.
“I’m delighted to extend the players’ contracts… They have all made excellent contributions over recent years.”
“When we have a striker like Dwight, it’s about getting him onto the pitch. I’m delighted for him, because of all the hard work he’s put in to get fit.”
One of Harry Maguire’s old team-mates should perhaps never have been sold by his new club…
Newcastle insist Rondon was Benitez’s “number one transfer target”. Gayle goes the other way.
If Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and even Tottenham were ruthless, they’d invest in some actual upgrades.
Newcastle have their problems but spirit isn’t one of them. Dwight Gayle says it was evident on Saturday.