Newcastle are now starting to sell some of their players and we’ve lost six of the squad since we were relegated on May 24th.
Kevin Nolan – emerging leader at Newcastle
So it’s maybe not a surprise to common sense people that we may need to start signing some new players to replace them.
We have no idea if that thought has entered the heads of the dynamic duo in charge of the club right now – Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias but Kevin Nolan has spoken up today in the Newcastle Journal.
Of course without a full time manager in place who’s to decide which players are brought in, and also time is quickly running out in the transfer season.
Thank goodness some of the players, like Kevin Nolan, are speaking up and taking a leadership position, because that’s what the club needs right now – in the absence of a full time manager.
In fact Kevin believes signing new players should be an even higher priority than appointing a permanent manager at Newcastle United.
This is what Kevin told the Newcastle Journal today:
“You can never ever take away what Chris Hughton, and Colin Calderwood, his assistant have done,” “The lads are more than happy to take this.
“But one thing we may have to do if things stay the way it is, is bring a couple of new faces in to freshen things up and strengthen in places where we need strengthening.”
“It’s major, big decision time for people upstairs and that’s up to them. We’re just getting on with things on the pitch and they’re doing their thing.”
“We’re not here to ask for anything, just produce on the pitch.”
There is real uncertainty surrounding our club, and it seems Mike Ashley is even more incompetent in football ownership than we once thought.
And yes, there could be a real possibility this man will be the club owner through Christmas at least, and then what we do as a club is anybody’s guess.
But certainly the club needs the fans more than ever, and bless their hearts, they have been magnificent in pre-season.
Kevin continued and thinks the Newcastle club will still be a big draw for players:
“No one will find it difficult to come to this club because of the fans and its great history,” “You saw how many fans we had in Dundee (in Sunday’s final pre-season friendly) and it’s like that every week.”
“I don’t think if Newcastle United come calling for anyone – albeit that we’re in the Championship now – I don’t think many people will put the phone down.”
“All the lads who are here at the moment have said that they want to stick with us and give 110% for Newcastle, but if a club comes in and offers a ridiculous price for someone that could all change, we don’t know. But that happens at any club.”
“We’re all 110 percent behind Colin, Chris and their support staff and I think they’re 110 percent behind us. We’ve just got to stick together and hopefully try and get through to September without losing any players and hopefully bringing a couple in.”
Good solid thinking and excellent words from Kevin, and as we pointed out yesterday he could take a major leadership role at the club, and if indeed Habib Beye and Nicky Butt move on Kevin could become the Newcastle captain, and that would be just fine with us on the blog.
Right now we need as many leaders at Newcastle as we can get, both on and off the field, to see us through this ridiculous position the owner had put the club in.