As far as we are concerned on this blog, now is a very important time for Newcastle players to pledge their allegiance to the club, even though we are in a sorry mess right now.
Danny Guthrie – concentrating only on football
And if players want to leave the club, we don’t really blame them, given the terrible goings on at the club over the last 10 weeks.
Mike Ashley has tried to sell the club for a second time, but seems only to have managed to ruin any preparation the club may have made for the upcoming Championship season.
So we’re pleased to hear today from one of our young stars, Danny Guthrie, who is determined to concentrate on the football at hand.
Danny told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I just can’t wait for the games to start.” “There has been plenty of talking and it has been tough.”
“Relegation was very hard last season and it was hard to take in.” “In the summer I tried hard to put it to the back of my mind and recharge for the new season.” “We’ve 46 games to come and we have be ready for it.” “I’m fed up with talking now, I just want the season to start for real.”
“The Championship is going to be a tough league.” “Everybody knows that but if we can keep the majority of the good players we have here, then we have a great chance of promotion still.” “With 46 games, it’s more than what we played last season.” “We’ll need a big squad to cope with injuries. They are inevitable.”
“Personally I wouldn’t complain if I played in all 46 games.” “I was injured last season for two or three months.” “It stops the momentum, I’d rather play in every game.” “West Brom will push this season and will be a lot peoples’ favorites for promotion.”
“It will be a tough start for us but one we are looking forward to.” “We’ve started the pre-season reasonably well.” “We went over to Ireland and bonded as a group of players.” “Now we have to show it when it all counts against West Brom.”
“Home games will be important to for us this season.” “I still expect us to get good gates.” “We’ve got the best fans and we will need them behind us this season.”
Good words from Danny, and it must have been a difficult summer for the youngsters at the club.
It’s a nice change to be able to hear one of our players just talk about football for a change, and nice to hear somebody who has not thought at all about leaving and wants to do well for the club in the Championship.
With the season about to start in a short 3 days, it’s a real pity that not many officials at the club have concentrated on the new season, but rather on how to unload the club and make it more attractive to buyers.
To think we thought when we were relegated over 10 weeks ago, that we’d have a summer of rebuilding to look forward to.
Some chance now!