Routledge Keen To Learn From Previous Disappointments

Wayne Routledge has looked a new player since he arrived on Tyneside, from QPR, in late January, when he joined the Magpies’ push for promotion.

Wayne Routledge – has looked exciting for the Magpies

And since Wayne arrived, starting in early February, Newcastle’s next 6 home games produced 6 wins and 24 goals.

And it was Routledge who seemed to revitalize the Newcastle attack down the right wing, as he started to produce what  Argentine winger Gutierrez had been doing all season down the left wing – terrorizing opposition defenses.

That double barreled attack down the wings was great to see, and made Newcastle into a much more potent and attacking side, at least at home.

Routledge has so far appeared 13 times for Newcastle with 2 goals, and he’s looked a bargain buy for the Magpies.

Today he has  said he is looking forward to next season in the Premiership, and will learn from his previous disappointments in England’s top league.

This is what Wayne told The Sun today:

“You have to learn from the disappointments you go through.” “I know only too well how tough it’s going to be in the Premier League, but I cannot wait to play there again.”

“It has been frustrating for me the last few times I’ve been there. All you want to do is play, everyone will tell you that, and I did not have the chance to do that.”

“Hopefully I’m a better player for that. I certainly feel that I’ve improved and now I just can’t wait for next season.”

“This has been a great move for me. I’m enjoying playing now, especially when you have 50,000 cheering you on every week. It’s a nice place to be just now.”

It’s always a good sign that a person is maturing, when he can talk about previous disappointments and realize he can be stronger because of  going through them, and  also can learn from them.

Wayne has been getting tremendous support from the fans and the club on Tyneside, as they love to see a winger with the skill and speed the former Crystal Palace, Tottenham and QPR player obviously possesses.

And the two goals he has scored at St. James’ Park  were crackers, including his goal on Saturday, when he drifted inside from the right wing, and then drilled the ball with his right foot, well beyond the reach of the Blackpool goalkeeper.

We don’t know if Routledge is coming good again, but we hope he is, and the 25 year-old could hardly have done much better since arriving on the banks of the Tyne.

Howay The Lads!!

15 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Lots of Wayne articles at the moment Ed! 😀 But I agree, he seems a cracking buy and I hope he proves himself next season in the big time! 🙂

  • nightfa11

    Apr 13, 2010 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #2

    bargain buy – hope he’ll do good in epl.

    off the topic but why would aston villa sell agbonlahor? they have haskey and carew who are both about to retire. there’s no way o’neill will sign 3-4 new strikers.

    as for thanks..too old..not good enough & can only play on the left.

    again..if we cant get top top players on cheap (or free), sign decent players on loan & wait for better options. no point in spending millions on players who are as good as those who are already at the club..or worse.

    if we cant sign top players i’d go for:

    vela -loan
    ireland – loan
    hutton – loan
    tosic – loan

    as for u talking we need another CB – i dont get it. this where we’re the strongest: colo, taylor, wili & kadar – sure he’s young, but probably the only player who never let us down.

    i know it’s probably impossible, but personly i’d do whatever it takes to bring gourcuff to the club. there’s alot of talks of new zidanes, ronaldinhos, etc. – but he’s the only of those who i belive is the real deal. but that’s only my opinion =)

  • 09nufc09

    Apr 13, 2010 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #3
    Steven Taylors jaw dosent look to bad in this interview with micheal bridges after the sheffield united game, and he says hes looking foward to the premier league next season.

  • alan shearer

    Apr 13, 2010 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #4

    i will not want hutton..mackems!!..i want julien faubert..he help west ham alot this season..

  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 13, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Good morning all!

    Just read a interview with Jonas Olsson (WBA) in swedish newspaper Expressen. When they were relegated last year their keyplayers got together and reduced their wages to championship level and made a promise to get the club back to the prem! Now when they are back their contracts will be reviewed and back to a higher level. Nice gesture I say..

    There are some of our players that could have done the same, but hey, lets not look back couse we are back were we belong!!


    Apr 13, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #6

    ED dont you follow english football ,routledge has never and never will be good enough for the prem so get your head from up your arse

  • sahota

    Apr 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #7

    I think wayne will come good in PL. We have a core of players who last time played in PL . Everyone of them has learned the lesson and are now better prepared. Jonas will for sure do much better than his last season in PL. Same is true for carol, colo and others. Nolan and Smith will get team stick together. All this will be great as hardly any team which is promoted has all of this. So we have much better chance of staying up. And I am sure once we able to survive next season some decent players will come down to us. Can not wait next season to start. But have to finish this season as Champions.

  • BT7MAG

    Apr 13, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #8


    Obviously you don’t follow english football, last season Darren Bent wasn’t good enough, now he’s one of the top scoreres in the prem. Last season Damien Duff was awful, he’s now producing against the likes of Juventus. A few seasons ago Stephen Carr wasn’t good enough to even get near our squad, he’s now captain of a mid-table side…

    Perhaps you should go about removing your head, eh mate?

    Routledge has all the attributes needed, I reckon now it’s just a case of showing we have confidence in him and giving him a sustained run of games.

    As for new recruits, I’m jumping on the Moritz Volz bandwaggon, either we’re missing out on a future cult hero, or something is seriously up with him, hence the reason no club will touch him…Either way I’d like to find out!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 13, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Hughtons admitted he is intrested in o’hara

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Apr 13, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #10

    How about Michal Johnson of ManC? Pretty sure they will offload him on the summer.

  • BT7MAG

    Apr 13, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    macnoble, Johnson is a player who will go one of two way…up or down! He was tipped to be an absaloute super-star, then injuries and a rumoured poor attitude have left him in an awkward position. If City do offload him (it’s unlikely he’ll find a spot in the starting line up) then it’ll be a massive gamble taking him on.

    I’d take him for a couple of million, no more!

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Apr 13, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    @ BT7MAG


    For a lad who hasn’t played much all season his prize tag cannot be big and that’s what I’m counting for.

    We need creativity and movement to the midfield if we are to compete in EPL

    Likes of Butt and Smith, albeit fine lads, cannot offer either nowadays.

  • BT7MAG

    Apr 13, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Macnoble, you’d think so, but as I said, when he first burst on to the scene there was 20m pricetags flying around, obviously they couldn’t justify that now, but they’d still point to his potential as something to bump up his tag by a few million…I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    movement is a definite in midfield but if I’m honest, I’m not sure we’ll get in anything spectacular.

    As Nolan and Smith are two of the most senior players, have both held the captains armbands at points in this season and are instrumental in the harmonious dressing room, I think one of them (probably Nolan) will be a guaranteed starter next term. Danny Guthrie has shown he has a lot of quality and flashes of the player he COULD be with the right development. This would be hampered by a new addition.

    It’s a tough call for Hughton!

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Apr 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Guthrie has been excellent in the last 10 or so games where he has been able to play in the middle of the park. He’s probably the best passer in the whole squad, but will he make it in EPL where the tactical play has to go up a notch? And if he gets injured?

  • Solanos biggest fan

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #15

    Interesting posers our midfield starting 4 or maybe 5 for our first game, which, maybe i should put money on, that we will be lining up to face Man Utd at Old Trafford.

    If it was, i’d go 4-1-4-1, with (aside from new faces) Harper; Simpson, Enrique, Williamson, Colo; Smith (c); Routledge, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez; Carroll.

    (Bench: R.Taylor, S.Taylor, Barton, Lovenkrands, Ranger)


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