Chirs Hughton recently almost assured Newcastle fans there would be no other players leaving the club this summer, and he turned out to be good to his word.
Chris Hughton -said we’d lose no more players
Only Xisco was moved out, but since young Nile Ranger is already ahead of him in the striking pecking order, why we’d want to pay out £50K/week to the Spanish U21 International, is a good question.
The deal was good for the player and the club, and we wish the lad all the very best – we think Xisco can restart his career in the Spanish League.
Despite not reinforcing the squad as we had all wanted to see, Hughton is pleased there have been no further departures.
We are being told there was interest yesterday fin Andrew Carroll, Steven Taylor and Kevin Nolan, and those offers were turned down.
So we did something right yesterday, and that’s good to hear. It will also be good for local lads Carroll and Steven Taylor, and also Nolan, to know that Newcastle want to keep them at the club this season.
Certainly that will a huge relief for Steven, since he made it clear to anybody who would listen, that he wants to stay and lead the Magpies back to the Premier league at the first attempt.
And we have to assume it’s Hughton who’s behind his players 100%, because how he’s managed to build the team spirit to what it is, under the cloud of uncertainty and incompetence that exists above him, is a mini-miracle.
And that starts to become a major miracle when you see that Newcastle under Chris, have won 5 of the first 6 games and we’re 2 points clear at the top of the league.
Is that amazing or is that amazing?