The next 7 days could be good or bad for Newcastle fans, but if the last 14 weeks are anything to go by, they may not be good.
Steven Taylor – we need to keep this local lad
One thing we’d like to see is nobody go out of the door, regardless whether we can afford the wage bill. If that happens we have enough top class players to put us a great position to be promoted by January.
And wouldn’t it be a terrific investment to ensure we can get back at the first attempt. After watching the games on TV, they talk almost exclusively about the Premier League teams, and they’re the best, so who can blame them?
And Kevin Keegan put in a decent performance last night as analyst, when Liverpool were surprisingly beaten by Aston Villa in what was a great game to watch.
Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton has again said Newcastle have not received any approaches for Steven Taylor, as far as he is aware.
Hughton wants to keep the current squad together as he looks to pout together a real promotion charge from the Championship, after getting an excellent start in our first 4 games, where some of out players have looked a cut above the opposition.
He told Sky Sports News:
“No, there has not been an approach for Taylor, and where we are at the moment is that we have a squad with us that will be involved in a squad for tomorrow night, in the Carling Cup against Huddersfield.”
“I’m very hopeful that come the end of the transfer window that that squad will remain the same and I’m quite sure if there’s any change to that I will be made aware of that.”
We’re hopeful as well, and then the club will need to work out a way by which they can afford the wage bill, whoever the owner and manager may be next week. But it has to put us in good stead for promotion at the first attempt, which we want now, more than ever.
But the stark reality is that we will still unload some players – but let’s hope they are players like Geremi, Xisco (we’ll hardly miss them), Coloccini and the like. Players we can easily replace with cheaper alternatives, but just as good, if not better.