To his credit Chris Hughton has been pressing for reinforcements in his own polite and logical way over these last several weeks.
Chris and Colin – the leadership duo at Newcastle
We find it hard to criticize Chris much at all, because when you see his interviews, you just know this Londoner is straight as an arrow.
He’s a good communicator so the tendency is to like him, and we know what he wants – and as we’ve said earlier this morning – that’s not true with Ashley and Llambias. who never say anything.
Chris talked about reinforcements that are needed for the Newcastle squad:
“I think my concerns are being heard,” “The club are aware of the position we’re in.
“I would be hopeful we can add to the squad as soon as possible.The decisions on who comes in and at what stage will be made by the club.”
“We’re just hopeful that come 5:00 pm on Tuesday we’ve brought in the players we need to bolster the squad.”
“What you want is your ideal squad now, but there are other issues at this club (regarding its ownership) and arguably bigger issues.”
We hope we have reinforcements by 5:00 om on Tuesday too – but we have to point out the lack of purchases on the final day of last season, when many were promised and Xisco and Gonazale were all that were delivered (ouch!), is just one of the reasons that led to Kevin Keegan leaving the club and starting what has been an awful time for the club.
Oh, and Kevin apparently didn’t want either player – well he was always a good judge of a player – and he’s been proved right again.
Xisco and Gonzalez were hopeless for Newcastle last year, with the Uruguayan making two short substitute appearances all season in September, and making Marcelinho look like he was an ever present when he had his 4 years on Tyneside.
Marcelinho never played much but kept picking up his wages.
But if all that happens again, it will be really catastrophic for the club and seemingly deja vu – all over again.
We’ll see if Ashley and LLambias learn from just one of the many mistakes they’ve made over these last 12 months at Newcastle, which has to be the worst 12 months in Newcastle’s great history.
It tells you how little we think of these two executives, when we say we wouldn’t bet on it!