There was a big disappointment tonight for Newcastle United fans, who were hoping for one, or maybe even two senior players to come in through the transfer window tonight, but it wasn’t to be.
Kevin Keegan – must now inspire the players he’s left with
We would normally now say that Kevin Keegan will have to do with the players he inherited – but that’s not even true as David Rozehnal, after some uncalled for remarks to the press today, was dispatched to Lazio on loan through the end of the season.
We definitely think the Czech has played his last game for Newcastle, and to be honest, he wasn’t good enough for the Premier League. David just made too many mistakes to be a solid enough defender in English Football, and dithered too much on the ball.
There was news tonight that maybe Goran Pandev could be a surprise signing, since Newcastle had already talked to Lazio about the Rozehnal deal. There was some news that maybe David Bentley was on his way, but then it all became rumors – and some of them made up by fans having a laugh.
Newcastle did finally bring 17 year-old star in the making Fabio Zamblera, who stands 6’3″, and is an excellent young striker.
There was also some possibility earlier in the day that Tottenhams’ 20 year-old German midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng may be a target, but there was no truth in that one either.
Good news tonight for Newcastle is that Senegal failed to qualify for the quarter-finals in the African Cup of Nations and are on their way back to Newcastle, and may even be able to play on Sunday. They are probably the best two signings Sam made in the summer.
It’s also kind of interesting to note it was exactly 6 months ago tonight, just after midnight, that Newcastle announced the two signings of Faye and Beye. The two lads will be welcomed back – because we really need them in the side, and that’s the truth.
So, we start the rest of the season on Sunday against Middlesbrough, and a win would be very nice indeed, and we know the Newcastle fans will be helping the team big time, and they will need that support.
A defeat is not even worth thinking about.