It seems that Sam Allardyce Is a big fan of our new loan signing Zubar Khizanishvili
Damien Duff avoids a challenge from Zurab Khizanishvili of Georgia
Taken during the FIFA 2010 World Cup European Qualifying
Match was on February 11 this year in Dublin, Ireland.
Of course the question could be asked why Zurab couldn’t get a game for Big Sam at Blackburn, but we understand the Georgian is a very professional player – and we think he could end up being a god-send for Newcastle this season.
Big Sam had only good things to say about the 6’2: Georgian:
“He reads the game very well. He’s very comfortable on the ball, and very strong.”
“I would have thought at that level be would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle United – he’ll go into the team, and stay in the team.”
“Once he gets in, he’ll challenge people for their place. He did well in pre-season, and played quite a few games.”
“He will obviously need a couple of games to sharpen himself up, but he’s as fit as a fiddle.”
Khizanishvili has 62 senior international caps, and began his career with Dinamo Tbilisi, and moved to rivals FC Tbilisi and then Lokomotiv Tbilisi, before leaving Georgia for Scotland and time with both Dundee and then Rangers.
Khizanishvili is in the Newcastle squad for tomorrow’s home game against Plymouth Argyle, where we think he will come on, and make his debut at some point during the game from the subs bench, and he is likely to get a good reception from the Newcastle fans.
If he plays as well as we think he can, he may be a bargain buy for Newcastle in January.