Jonas Gutierrez is Kevin Keeganâ€™s first signing since he returned to the club in January, and it looks a great one.
Kevin Keegan – told to stay quiet right now?
We were all hoping that once Kevin returned from holiday a week last Monday, we would be hearing from him almost daily about things going on at the club.
Of course we knew he couldn’t talk specifically of our transfer targets since that could alert other clubs and interfere with the transfers in a negative way.
But we’ve been surprised that Kevin had had absolutely nothing to sat at all. We assume he’s under orders to keep quiet right now, which is fine if we can keep making deals like the Gurierrez one.
But Kevin even refused to discuss Gutierrezâ€™s arrival yesterday when a Flybe plane was named after Kevin, in his honor. He did talk to the journalists present after the event, but whatever he told them was off the record, and they cannot report it.
But Kevin said he will not be making any public comments regarding football-related matters for at least another two weeks, which takes us through to around July 18th.
Exactly why Keegan is not talking is still a bit of a mystery, but Kevin certainly expects to see players of similar standing to Jonas, arriving at the club before the start of the Premier League season on August 16th.
As we had reported yesterday, the Journal today is pointing to Gutierrezâ€™s international team-mate Pablo Aimar, as being a potential next Newcastle signing.
That’s even though he is now 28 years old, and may be a bit too old, since it’s younger players Mike Ashley wants to bring to the club this summer.
We had reported yesterday that we thought Pablo may have already signed for the club, but that was incorrect, and turned out to be a major mistake by us.
However, the comments yesterday were inundated with insults, ridicule and disdain for this site and the author, and we use our words advisedly.
We’ll be less likely to jump the gun in the future, that’s for sure, but comments of the nature we saw yesterday willÂ jeopardize the existence of this site, our readers need to understand that.
The Newcastle United Blog was created to allow civil discussion of the news surrounding Newcastle United, and if we cannot get that, what’s the point?
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