Big Sam seems to be having a bit of a hard time of it. He’s lost Kieron Dyer to West Ham and it was a real bolt from the blue when we learned Nobby Solano was having family difficulties and also preferred a move to a London Club.
But we wonder if Solano’s situation is a little easier to solve than Kieron’s. Apparently his wife, Claudia, has recently moved to London â€“ and perhaps if Nobby could stay until January maybe there’s a chance the situation could right itself.
Let’s take a look.
Nobby Solano – too good to move on – perhaps he can stay at least until January
It seems an easier trip for Nobby to get to London than for Dyer to get to Ipswich – since it’s only a 3 hour ride in the train. We’re also sure Sam would do all in his powers to ensure Nobby can get to London regularly. In Solano’s case we think there may be other solutions than just have him leave the club.
As usual Sam was helpful as ever in his comments this afternoon, and he has obviously taken a liking to Nobby since he started working with him this summer. It’s also not surprising that Nobby has been outstanding for Newcastle since Sam came. It’s just a pity Nobby has to move â€“ we’d love to have him stay. Let’s be truthful here – he’s a lot more popular and given much better service to Newcastle than Dyer ever did. Nobby loves the club and the fans love him.
Here’s what Big Sam said on the Official Newcastle web-site regarding Nobby’s situation this afternoon:
“Nobby Solano has a similar problem to Kieron in that he wants to be nearer to his family and if that needs to be resolved then it could be the case that he leaves the club,”
“At the moment there has been no offer and I don’t particularly want him to leave, but we will discuss these problems and see how things work out.
“Nobby’s had a great pre-season and was disappointed not to start at Bolton last week.
“He is a smashing lad and I’ve particularly enjoyed listening to his band and I would be sad to see him go if that was to happen.”
We wonder if that mention of Nobby’s band was uttered by Big Sam without smiling
The bottom line is we hope Nobby will stay with Newcastle – it would be unfortunate if Nobby missed out on Newcastle becoming successful again – and maybe – just maybe – his personal problems could sort themselves out longer term.
Just a thought – and of course we don’t know the personal situation other than what’s been reported.
Comments very welcome.