Maybe it’s just us, but the Newcastle club seems to have their act together a lot better these days.
Newcastle in good hands with Calderwood and Hughton
Take the news on Sunday that Newcastle may be interested In bringing in Jamie O’Hara on loan from debt stricken Portsmouth, and news in the Sunday Mirror that Newcastle may be targeting Hull City’s Kamil Zayatte.
Both these players would strengthen the current Newcastle squad and could be brought in for not too much in transfer fees.
We have to think that Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood already have their targets identified to Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley for the summer, should all go well in the final 13 games, and the club indeed gets promotion.
It’s seems a very long way from the disillusionment that impacted the club so profoundly after our terrible relegation last May, when many of the players at that time, didn’t seem to care less about the club or its great history.
That’s hardly true this season, with the squad made up of players who want to be at Newcastle, and who even resisted being transferred so they could get Newcastle back to where they belong.
Local lad Steven Taylor and new captain Alan Smith come to mind as just two players who pleaded with the club not to be sold.
Some even profess to preferring the weather in Newcastle to that of Spain. 😀
It’s far too early to give out platitudes yet, but if the lads do manage promotion this season, we expect the summer transfer window to be another good one for Newcastle, following January’s successful acquisitions.
Not because we sign mediocre players for huge transfer fees and ridiculous wages, but that we bring in some decent players at decent prices, and players who actually want to come to Tyneside.
That’s a million miles away from what happened during the last few years at the famous Tyneside club, but we think it’s exactly what Newcastle fans want to see right now.
If the 11 players on the field representing Newcastle give their all for the club, then they’ll not get much criticism from the Geordie fans, that’s for sure.
Take players like Danny Simpson, Jose Enrique, Mike Williamson, Kevin Nolan and Wayne Routledge as just five examples.
Not only are these lads good players, but they will give their all in every game for the Magpies – something that’s been missing far too long on Tyneside by players representing the club who were just grossly overpaid.
No, we think that if the lads can indeed get promotion this May, we’ll have another more than decent transfer window this summer, and end up with an improved squad – who should hopefully be able to hold their own next season.
And for next season, that’s all we ask – just to keep away from any relegation fears and hopefully finish around mid-table.
That would be success come next summer – and the club can build from there.
But after the excesses of the last several years at Newcastle, we only want players who want to come to Tyneside, and be part of the great history of Newcastle United.
We think we’ll get more of those players during the summer months.
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