Chris Hughton admitted that yesterday was a frustrating day for Newcastle United, and it turned out to be a more than frustrating day too for fans – and turned into another non event – just like last year.
Newcastle United fans – only two new players in this summer
And just to point out how hopeless the club is at communicating, why didn’t they put out an announcement after the window closed to tell fans that was it – nobody else was signed other than Lovenkrands.
Peter Lovenkrands was announced as a free signing, but we again waited for 60 minutes to see if that was it – and as time went by we had to assume it was, and it was more than disappointing.
And to sum up what we diod the last couple of days we also unloaded Xisco to Racing Santandar on a one year deal – so they were two good deals for the club.
But owner Mike Ashley has once again failed to come through for the Newcastle fans.
The good news was that we didn’t lose any of our remaining players, and we have some class players – especially for the Championship.
While they are expensive and we’ve criticized the lads probably too much our Argentine duo Gutierrez and Coloccini, have both looked very good this year, and we see it as a tribute to the status Newcastle United club that Maradonna has included both in his world cup squad, even though Newcastle are now in England’s second division.
And as time goes by, and maybe as they realize we could come straight back up – and that their World Cup places are not in jeopardy they seem a lot happier and dedicated to the Newcastle cause – we really hope so anyway.
Chris Hughton has said Newcastle had enquiries about some of their top players but they knocked them back – and that’s good to hear.
And today Chris is saying they were offered some players, and Mike Ashley had given Chris a small transfer budget – but no players came into that category. Translation – Mike gave Chris peanuts to spend.
And as we mentioned yesterday, Hughton wanted to bring in 20 year-old Manchester United center-back Craig Cathcart, but apparently could not agree terms with the Northern Ireland defender. News that the club may still try to get the youngster in within weeks.
But as some of our readers rightly pointed out to us in some of the comments yesterday, we excluded some of our own very good youngsters who could be really good this season.
We just haven’t seen enough of them really – so it’s us not them – to quote George of Seinfeld fame – for those readers in the US. 😀
Some of the youngsters we didn’t mention that are up and coming players follow:
- Callum Morris – 19 – tough tackling and tall center-back Ireland U19 International
- Darren Lough – 19 defender – local Ashington boy
- Brad Inman 17 – midfielder from Adeleide Australia – Scotland U19 international
- Shane Ferguson 17 – left winger Northern Ireland International already
- Samuel Adjei – 18 – Swedish striker signed last January
- Frank Wiafe Danquash – 19 – striker
- Ole Soderberg – 19 – Swedish goalkeeper
And to point out how the Newcastle official site needs to be updated they have Haris Vuckic listed in the first team squad – but with his position as unknown – come on give us a break.
This lad has already made two appearances for the first team this season, and could become the shock new star at the club, along with Nile Ranger – this season – and both are 6’2″ players by the way.
It’s a sign of this club’s complete lack of regard and understanding for their fans, that they don’t do little things like this – it’s called good communications.
As an example yesterday, there were big queues to get tickets for a local college football (American) game this Saturday, and the authorities went down the lines handing out free doughnuts to the fans, since the wait was long. Littel things mean a lot – hey that would be a great title for a song. 😀
Oh well – enough – and it’s got to be onward and upward from here – and a win at Cardiff a week on Saturday is the next important result we need – and certainly our players have not let us down this season – to their enormous credit.