One thing that was good to see in yesterdayâ€™s game was the introduction of all three of our substitutes.
David Edgar – finally got into a first team game this season
Not surprisingly Charles Nâ€™Zogbia came on for Oba Martins, but then both David Edgar and Alan Smith got into the game.
It was great to see 6′ 2″ David Edgar because we still think this boy can still make it at Newcastle, but he needs to be given the chance. When he played last season he looked solid, either as a full back or center-back. He can play anywhere across the back four, but his favored position is center-back.
We’re not sure if Beye came off injured, but those were the reports on the TV. Whether the Senegalese is available for next week’s game at White Hart Lane we don’t know, but we could do a lot worse than put David in as a direct replacement for Habib.
It was also good to see Alan Smith back, and Kevin has left him our of the last two games, in which we have picked up 4 points, but it so easily could have been all 6 points, which just a bit of luck.
Kevin talked about Alan Smith after the game:
“Alan wasn’t in the team on Monday.â€ “But he’s very much in the team as far as I’m concerned.â€
“He’s a great kid to have around your club.â€ “Even though he wasn’t playing, he’s not one who will sulk. He’s a team player.”
We’re not sure that Alan can make is as a striker at the club and it could be his best position is defensive midfield. Weâ€™re not sure if Alan will be satisfied to warm the bench and if he doesnâ€™t get many games through the end of the season, it may be that he will want to move on.
Weâ€™ll just have to wait and see on that one, but we do expect the likes of Carr, Ameobi, Rozehnal, Ramage, Cacapa and even Duff, who looks the odd man out right now, to be candidates to leave the club in the summer.
It will certainly be very interesting to see what Kevin and the staff will do this summer, we cannot wait – as long as we’re still in the Premier League of course.Â 😀
Comments always welcome.