There was some encouraging news on the Newcastle web-site from manager Joe Kinnear yesterday, and Newcastle fans are looking for any and all good news they can get right now.
Kevin Nolan – this lad is not shy – what a shock!
Joe admitted he had been delighted at the pace with which his three January signings have integrated within the squad and the dressing room, and admits that none of the three new players Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands are shy lads.
Liverpool pair Kevion Nolan and Ryan Taylor are two typical Scousers, and for those of you who have nufcTV, make sure you see their interviews, they say some enlightening things about what they think of Newcastle United, and it’s all good, and that’s not the norm in these difficult times.
And it will be interesting to see if former Rangers forward Peter Lovenkrands, can get on the goals track at Newcastle, because we need a goalscoring winger at the club.
Joe Kinnear needs morale lifted at the club now that want-away players Given and N’Zogbia have left the club.
Both had a blast at the club yesterday, but Newcastle fans will listen carefully to what Shay said, because he has separated the fans from the Board, and didn’t like the way the upper echelons at Newcastle handled his move to Manchester City.
Of course the club hardly wanted to lose their best and most loyal player.
They will rightly dismiss Charles’ comments almost out of hand, and Kinnear blasted back at N’Zogbia, who seems to still live in a fantasy world of his own making, in which he is the star.
Joe remained quiet on Shay’s comments – and was right to do that for a player who is still revered on Tyneside, for his wonderful and committed service to our club.
Joe said that the three new lads have helped to raise morale during the past week while they still get acquainted with the rest of the squad and Newcastle in general:
“I can’t stress how well the three new lads have settled in,”
“They’re three very good characters. None of them are shy, they all look like they enjoy a laugh and have joined in with the rest of the boys straight away.”
“Of course what matters is what they do on the pitch, but I’ve got no worries in that department.”
“I though Kevin had an exceptional debut against Sunderland and will play a big part for us in midfield.”
“Ryan has fitted straight in, he’s neat and tidy, good on the ball and we all know how dangerous he is from free-kicks.”
“And Peter is a threat with his pace and he could well nick some important goals for us.”
As we said the big thing that Peter can do for the club right now is to get a few goals, and if he can do that ion the last 14 games, he can almost assure himself a longer contract at Newcastle in the summer.
A win tomorrow at WBA is vital and since it’s now 8 games since we last won against Spurs at St. James’ Park on 21st December, it’s time we got to celebrate another win – isn’t it?