Kevin Nolan has come out today and said it could be 5 years before we are back in Europe and can attract world super-stars again.
What did this world super-star do for Newcastle? Not much
And he cost the club a fortune
But do we really want too many of those super-stars back?
They haven’t done too well for us in the past, and the deals we made for them were often just hopeless, and financially suicidal.
Kevin Nolan said today:
“It’s a slow process of getting Newcastle back to where they belong,” “It’s not going to happen overnight. That’s what we intend to do.”
“To slowly build this club and get it to where it fully deserves to be.” “If we can do that in the next five years here, that will put us back on the map and it will bring superstars back to the club with European football.”
“We want it in the DNA of the club first, to get us back up and to make sure what happened last season never happens again.”
Some of our supposed super-stars of the last several seasons have not looked too super to us.
In fact, most of those remaining left last summer, and we’ve hardly missed them, but certainly the spirit, camaraderie and fight have increased significantly in the squad, and that’s hardly a coincidence.
And whatever happened to that Michael Owen guy – is he still playing? 😀
We’d rather build up our squad steadily and bring through the youngsters like Tamas Kadar, Tim Krul and Haris Vuckic, amongst others, and make some good buys, as we may have done last month.
When we do that, the players get attached to the club, and our history of big buys has hardly been a good one, but we’ll not depress you by mentioning some of the failures like , and there have been many.
We need to make more signings like Sebastien Bassong, which is why both our youth policy and the improvement of our world-wide scouting network – are surely the way to go for the future of the club.
That’s our view – but let us know what you think.
Yes, we’ll still need to make some big buys we know, but the majority of the squad should be acquired via some smart signings and bringing the youngsters through.
Comments always welcome.