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Success Always Next Season at Newcastle – Butt

9:55 am, Friday, May 2nd, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

Nicky Butt has had another good season at Newcastle , and he is playing particularly well under new boss Kevin Keegan.

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Nicky Butt – success next season?

Nicky is always down to earth, but he also feels that Newcastle are now playing well, and already have some excellent players in the squad as he talked to the Journal this morning:

“I’d like to think there are exciting times ahead for this club next year but every year seems to be the same at this club,”

“We say next year, next year but we’ve got the right people in place now, the right manager and right coaching staff, and obviously we have got some good players.”

“We need to add to that and then we’ll be able to really look forward to it.”

Nicky’s right, and since it’s the end of the season we look forward to next season. That was so true under Glenn Roeder two years ago when we won 6 of our last 7 league games and beat Chelsea 1-0 at St. James’ Park with a late goal from Titus Bramble. We finished 7th that year and got into the UEFA Cup by winning the Inter-Toto Cup.

It was also true last season when we had a new manager Sam Allardyce in place, 9 new players Sam had brought in, and a new Billionaire owner Mike Ashley, in place.

But it may be different this time around, because the great Kevin Keegan is back, and if anybody can make this club successful in the next few seasons, it’s King Kevin.

The fans know that very well – and we think they’re right.

Roll on next season.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Nicky Butt



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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 OzZyMagpiE // May 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    yea but i reckon u’ll need a new pair of legs to survive next season mate

  • 2 Fernando // May 2, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Samir Nasri http://sport.setanta.com/en/Sport/News/Football/2008/05/02/Prem-Ligue-1-Diouf-on-Gomis/

    15mil pounds. how about that.

  • 3 Dave // May 2, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    I would love to see us win one of the Cups next season

  • 4 Geordie Gerrard7 // May 2, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    MAYBE HABIB COULD ENTICE HIM

  • 5 Andreas // May 2, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Reports in Sweden states that Sebastian Larsson will leave Brum (even if they manage to avoid the drop). The fee mentioned is 5 mill and that feels like a fair price. Wouldn’t mind us buying him.

  • 6 valle // May 2, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    NO… Not Samir Nasri, at least not for 15 million. Perhaps for 2-3 million… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6L3RtJKv1o

  • 7 ginkoh // May 2, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Absolutely true point from Butt, We got some exciting time at late and feel we’ll be good for next season again and again. I don’t know why. Hope next season will not be the same.

  • 8 Eric // May 2, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    I think Nicky knows the score on his age and time left at NUFC. He is an experienced pro but still has lots to give. For the sake of some solidity as as a guide for the younger players he is needed. OK, he will not play the full game total next season, but it would be good to know he will be there when needed.Success next season. I think so next time around.

  • 9 Hamas (51times) // May 2, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    £15m for Nasri? Hm, a fair price I suppose.

  • 10 C // May 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    I´d love Samir Nasri, let Habib make the call. Sebastian Larsson would be nice even do we maybe in my opinion have preatty good cover on the right. And as a Swede it would be nice to have Swedish player in the club of that quality in the club. Not like Andreas Andersson.

  • 11 valle // May 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    I dont think so at all… All he has going for him is his dribling skills, no vision, no great passing… Wasnt the price for Ribery 15 million when he moved?, surely Ribery is classes better.

  • 12 Fernando // May 2, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    demand and supply my friend.

  • 13 Hamas (51times) // May 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Nasri wouldn’t be my first choice for an attacking midfielder but I think to get the quality we want to the club we may need to pay a little bit more than others.

  • 14 valle // May 2, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Hamas, i agree with that… BUT… Shouldnt we go for someone like Diego and VDV first then?.. I really think what we need as a creative midfielder who can rip open defenses with his passes, rather than a dribler extrodenary.

  • 15 Fernando // May 2, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    what do you guys think of signing shevchenko?

  • 16 Geordie Gerrard7 // May 2, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    we need to go for either kuzmanovic or MONTOLIVO. both excellent but montolivo is one of the most intelligent players iv seen for a while

  • 17 Geordie Gerrard7 // May 2, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    as for shevchenko. id prefer to stick needles in my eye than watch that donkey money swindling pr*ck

  • 18 Hamas (51times) // May 2, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    I just can’t see us being able to lure VDV or Diego here though. VDV wants to go to Valencia I think and Diego’s been linked with Arsenal and that type of club. That Montolivo lad who played for Fiorentina last night looked alright, I wouldn’t mind bringing him in. However that would probably only happen if Milan manage to beat Fiorentina to 4th spot in Serie A.

  • 19 craig f // May 2, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    what boyt that krancjer (speeling please)from pompey? as long its not the 15 mil i read somewhere, after supposedly interest from arsenal

  • 20 valle // May 2, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Hamas… Modric was being linked with Arsenal, Barca and Real and we still nearly got him, also he ended up at Spurs ffs. Sure we can end up disapointed, but KK has always maintained that if you dont try, you wont win.

  • 21 Hamas (51times) // May 2, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    If pompey lose the FA Cup final maybe we could get him…I don’t rate him as highly as others though.

  • 22 Fernando // May 2, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Valencia is 15th in la liga! are u sure? i hope atletico miss out on champs league.

  • 23 Hamas (51times) // May 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    True, it can’t hurt to try really.

    Also, VDV’s mother has moved back to Valencia I think so he wants to be closer to her. Plus I think he supports Valencia anyway.

  • 24 Fernando // May 2, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    we have somehow fueled villareal into champs league again by buying enrique.

  • 25 Graeme // May 2, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Its always been “next season” for as long as I can remember – even after we had won the Fairs Cup back in 69!!!!! Then there were the 2 FA cup debacles and the League Cup loss to Man Shitty.

    But, maybe, this time “next season” might just be a really good one!!!

    Fingers crossed eh!!!

  • 26 Ross // May 2, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    how many times have we heard that about newcastle?? maybe next season, i have been hearing the same thing since i was a feotus!!

  • 27 Fernando // May 2, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    maybe never

  • 28 Tom_Toon // May 2, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Nasri and Montolivo are my first choice AMs.

  • 29 Leo // May 2, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    i just hope that we have a good season, i can live without cup sucess just want to see good football being played by the man in black and white.




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