We’ve heard so little from Newcastle United in the last three weeks or so, that’s it’s all been a little weird.
Â Kevin Keegan – needs more players
When we’ve signed players like Guterrez and Guthrie, the club’s done really well, but Newcastle have beenÂ keeping things extremely quiet with the transfers, which is the key to successful transfers generally.
But that doesn’t mean the club should stop talking to their fans completely, which is what seems to have happened. We’d like to hear more from Kevin Keegan for instance, who of course is a natural with the press, and get some information from him, on what he’s thinking about the new season.
We’d also like to hear more from managing Director Kevin Llambias, who comes across as a sensible executive, and we think Mike Ashley must communicate with the fans in some way – maybe a quarterly statement to the fans.
Whenever we listen to Kevin, we always feel so much better about things at the club, and most fans need a big lift right now, that’s for sure.
We were told that Kevin, when he came back from holiday a few weeks back, wouldn’t be talking much until this weekend, which of course coincides with Newcastle’s first pre-season game with Hartlepool United.
But we were also hoping that this would be some deadline to unveil some new players, which would get the squad near the numbers we need for next season.Â Certainly the way things have gone so far this summer, 5th place seems unattainable next season.
We’ve lost about six players and brought in two, so it’s not a mystery we need some good players into the club this summer, just to keep the squad the same as last year, and it was very small then.
We had hoped for some big announcements this weekend, or even today, to unveil some new players, but that seems very unlikely now, given the events of this week, when we seem to have been turned down so many times.
But we’re still more than ready to be surprised, on the up-side, so it would be nice if Newcastle did surprise us all, it’s certainly what we need right now.
It will all come from the new official site, www.nufc.co.uk , which we think looks great, by the way.
Fans are the customers of the club, so we think Kevin Llambias and Kevin have to communicate better with their fans. What happens when there’s little or no communication in business is never very good, because people always think the worst things.
And that’s one reason it’s all gloom and doom on Tyneside with Newcastle fans right now, but it’s a nice surprise we all need.
We hope we get it soon, and can sign some players, otherwise, if we were still living in Newcastle, we’d be taking our boots along tomorrow, hoping to get a game at Hartlepool. 😀