Despite his obvious frustrations on the final day of the transfer market, Joe Kinnear is delighted to have captured Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor, who are both proven experienced players in the Premier League, and two terrific acquisitions for the Newcastle club.
Kevin Nolan – big big signing and personality for Newcastle United
Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about the new players in the club:
“I’m delighted with the three we have brought in and I do think the squad is stronger because of it.”
“We haven’t quite got the number of new players we wanted but I’m particularly happy with Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor.”
“They are excellent players who have proven themselves over a long period of time in the Premier League.”
“The great thing is they have the right sort of attitude for the situation we are in.”
“We’ve let two players go who didn’t want to be here for one reason or another.”
“And we’ve brought in three, including Peter Lovenkrands, who will give us something different.”
Joe’s right there, both players didn’t think twice about coming to Newcastle, and don’t believe all the rubbish in the papers about players not wanting to come to Newcastle.
Players know all about the 52,000 fans, and you just had to witness the game on Sunday to see what a fantastic ground St. James’ Park can be to play on.
There were of course countless rumors around yesterday and we were supposed to be signing about 10 players within 3 hours at one stage – what a ball the gossip papers had, making all that up, but you never knew which ones were true.
The news about swapping Darren Bent and Oba Martins was very malicious, and obviously meant to upset Newcastle fans, which it obviously did, for those who initially took the bait.
And the report in this morning’s Daily Mail, on Mike Ashley wanting to sign Shearer or Steve Bruce as manager, is all done to unsettle the Newcastle club – there’s no doubt about that, and that’s really criminal.
That’s the very last thing we need now, as we have 14 games left to save ourselves this season in the Premier League, starting at bottom of the league WBA on Saturday.
In that game, a win will put us on our way, and a defeat will bring doom and gloom flooding back to Tyneside.
There are no half measures with the result of this next game.