There doesn’t seem to be much new news today relating to Newcastle United Football Club.
Kevin Keegan – his undying enthusiasm can ignite players
The two defeats in Mallorca and the poor performance at Doncaster the week before, have caused some fans to think that the club is just not serious enough about giving Kevin what he needs.
But weâ€™re really not too many players short of what we need for this coming season, and the squad we currently have is much improved over last year.
Weâ€™ve let some fringe players go (Emre, David Rozehnal, Stephen Carr, Peter Ramage and Lamine Diatta) and brought in Gutierrez, Guthrie and Bassong, who have looked very good signings.
It also seems weâ€™ll bring in Coloccini sometime this week, but he must be walking over from Spain, becauseÂ it seems to be taking so long.
That would then be four good signings, although to be fair, three of them are untested in the Premier League, and thatâ€™s a bit of a risk.
But other clubs havenâ€™t made many moves yet either, so we can expect August to be busy again, and it may go down to the wire, as it did last year.
We remember going past midnight last August 31st, and then the club announcing they had indeed captured Beye and Faye, and those two turned out to be two of our best signings last summer.
Donâ€™t let the gossip press get us down about the club â€“ because it does seem as if they think their job is to bash Newcastle just as often as they can.
The squad we have is good, and a possible team at Manchester United on 17th August:
BeyeÂ Coloccini Taylor (Faye)Â N’Zogbia
Gutierrez Butt Guthrie (Milner) Duff
Thatâ€™s not a bad team at all, and there are several other formations Kevin could choose that would be just as good, if Enrique came into that team.
Let’s get Coloccini in this week (get him a taxi), and then say 3 more players in the next 3 weeks or so, and weâ€™re in pretty good shape we think.
Keep the faith lads â€“ weâ€™ll get there.