Thereâ€™s no doubt that Geremi, our Cameroon international midfielder, has had a tough first season at Newcastle United.
Geremi – playing great football for Newcastle
It all started so well for Geremi, who was appointed club captain by Big Sam Allardyce but then in December Sam stripped him of the captaincy, and gave it to Smith, of all people. Sam was never really straight on why he did that, and even said it was temporary because Geremi was going away to the African Cup of Nations for several weeks.
So when Kevin Keegan was appointed manager in mid-January things didn’t look too good for the player. But he had an excellent tournament in Ghana, and Kevin watched a lot of Cameroonâ€™s games and was impressed with what he saw from Newcastle’s former captain.
And under Keegan in these last 10 weeks or so, Geremi has become a key member of a side now playing 4-3-3 with Geremi a revelation on the right hand side of midfield.
Kevin talked about Geremi today to the Newcastle Journal:
â€œGeremiâ€™s only 29 â€“ thatâ€™s what he says anyway!â€ â€œBut heâ€™s very fit. You have three guys in midfield who are the unsung heroes of this team but they enjoy it as well.â€
â€œGeremiâ€™s very clever, Nickyâ€™s experience is invaluable to us and Joey Bartonâ€™s enthusiasm and energy gives us a nice balance in there.â€
Geremi is playing great for the team right now, but in all truth every other player is playing up to their capabilities too, which has just about transformed Newcastle into a very good looking side, so late in the season.
Letâ€™s make no mistake, this season has been very disappointing, but the way the lads are playing now it really looks like we could have a very decent side next season, and of course the team will be attacking all the time.
All we need is a few more wins before the end of the season, starting of course on Sunday by beating Sunderland, and maybe we can do our goal difference some good in that game too. 😀
Sounds good to us.