Some good news this week is that our 22 year-old central midfielder Danny Guthrie is fit again after his hamstring problems.
Danny Guthrie – fit again after hamstring problems
Danny has also come out today and said he is getting worried that Newcastle are selling some of their best players – like Damien Duff – who officially signed for Fulham yesterday.
Danny feels it would be unfair for the club to rely too much this season, on the current crop of youngsters who make up the club’s first team squad right now.
But that seems to be one of Ashley’s ideas, to fill out the first team squad this season with the youngsters, if he retains ownership of the club of course.
If Barry Moat buys the club we are told Shearer will bring in enough experienced players to fill out the squad with sufficient numbers, but time is getting very short to do that.
Danny said today:
“It is unsettling, no one wants to see one of their best players leave and Damien Duff was one of our best but we have to move on,”
“Hopefully it gives me a better chance to play but I think the squad is already small enough and we need more players in rather than any more being allowed to move out.”
“That is something that needs to be addressed. We know that it will be a long season so it’s only logical that we need more players than we had last year.”
“If we had one or two injuries we’d have to rely on the young lads and it’s just not fair on them.”
It seems like history is repeating itself, because last year at this time we were in a similar situation with a shortage of players, and at the end of the window we didn’t have a big enough squad.
That led to our relegation, and the fact that not enough players were brought in as had been promised to then manager Kevin Keegan, led to him having an almighty argument with Dennis Wise and Derek LLambias, on the very last day of the transfer window, when it was all too late.
We all know what happened after that.