The lack of transfers in at Newcastle is apparent even to the players, with lots of empty spaces currently in the dressing room.
Steve Harper – dressing room pretty sparse
With Newcastle presumably missing out on Pablo Aimar yesterday, and having only signed two players (Gutierrez and Guthrie) this summer, and yet allowed Ramage, Emre, Diatta, Ramage, Rosehnal, Carr and Troisi o leave the first team squad, the current squad we have is depleted, to say the least.
We’re sure the Newcastle management is working like crazy to bring in new recruits, but it’s unfortunate that this summer we are not the attraction we used to be, even two years ago.
We are now paying the price for two disastrous seasons in succession, where both times we finished in the bottom half of the table.
But that’s life, with its ups and downs, and that’s the position Kevin Keegan walked into (again) – and Kevin’s not one to complain about things.
Concern that Newcastle aren’t recruiting any new players is apparent with the fans, and seems to have spread to the dressing room, with goalkeeper Steve Harper admitting the side is depleted.
Steve Harper told the Daily Mirror today:
“We’re pretty depleted.”
“We’ve lost four or five players and the dressing room is pretty sparse.” “We’ve got a nice new dressing room and there are a lot of empty spaces, so it would be nice to see those filled up.”
“We’ve still got a few weeks to do that, and of course we want to see new arrivals.”Â “We were maybe two or three short last year, given the injuries we had and we’ve lost three or four.”
“I’m sure the manager and those upstairs are working hard behind the scenes to bring in the people we need because new faces would give everyone, players and fans alike, a big lift.”
Now what’s that my late father used to always say – things are always at their very worst before everything picks up.
We’re sure he’s watching things from where he is now – a former passionate Newcastle United fan to say the very least – who took my mother to the 1955 FA Cup final, (we annihilated Man City 3-1), but we’re sure he’s even getting a little concerned – as well as our goalkeeper Steve Harper.
Wonder if things are now bad enough that things can only get better from now on? – hope so.
It’s been a tough summer for the club so far, no doubt about that, but we must keep looking on the bright side – there’s not much else we can do.
That’s the philosophy lesson for today – keep the faith.Â 😀