Wayne Routledge Epitomizes The New Spirit At Newcastle

Wayne Routledge could yet turn out to be a fantastic signing for Newcastle United.

Wayne Routledge – could become  great signing for Newcastle United

We’ll know after next season in the Premiership, but this lad’s attitude and temperament since he arrived from QPR in January, seem to be top rate.

It’s always good to have a player like Wayne at Newcastle, since he seems to just love the spirit and football fanaticism that is Tyneside.

This is what Wayne told the Evening Chronicle today, when talking about the Newcastle supporters:

“What can you say, they’re a phenomenal and a unique crowd.”  “Not many players get the chance to play in front of them in their career and I am determined to make the most of it and repay them with top performances.”

“They can certainly help us next season again. We don’t expect anything less from them to be honest.”   “But it’s just a massive buzz to play in front of them week in, week out.”

“The feeling from last season can certainly help us.”  “The banter is flying amongst the lads and we’re a really close group. That sort of team spirit will be important next season.”

It’s going to be very tough for Newcastle next season in the Premiership, especially if we cannot bring in reinforcements.

But there’s one thing we are absolutely certain of and that is this set of lads will give 100% in every single game, and that was certainly not true for the last bunch we had, when we got relegated.

That gives us significant hope and some confidence for next season – these lads now at the club never know when they are beaten – just like when Bobby Robson managed the club.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • SGToona

    May 10, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Having been a subtle reader of this site (great job Ed!) for quite some time, I have never really developed the urge to comment until now.

    As frustrating as the official report may seem, which understandably shaken up a few fans, there is a light at the end of that tunnel.

    Some fans have been suggesting that MA had not learnt his lesson and that we will become a yoyo club like some other clubs.

    However, please try and take a minute to absorb what we have achieved this year – Champs of the Championship, Top defensive record, 1 of the few clubs to reach 100pts tally, record attendances, record number of clean sheets, sky high morale etc etc. This is all achieved with the majority of last years players + a few of more than decent players (signings or on loan). While some may argue that these players are championship quality at best, I say these are champions whom proved that they are the best in this league. Now the least they deserve is a chance to in the EPL and prove the nayers/doom mongers/death merchants etc wrong, exactly what was achieved this year (newcastle to do the next leeds this season – remember?)

    Coming back to the club statement, it did forbid the signing of players. What it did mentioned is that there will be no capital outlay. Simply put, shrewd loan signings and freebies (and there are quite a few talented ones this year to suit our needs (not wants)) are still open for discussions.

    So I implore you, the loyal fans of NUFC, let us be more positive and give the lads a chance. Do what we do best, pack the stadium, sing our hearts out and intimidate the shite out of the opponents. Who knows? MA might just decide to surprise a few of us and do what was done the last Jan transfer window.

    Half cup full … at least till somewhere ard mid season.

  • SGToona

    May 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #2

    apologies for the multiple posts of same stuff … just need to get the msg across 😀

  • henok

    May 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t know how he is going to do …he even want to play for England the dude is mental …first he doesn’t know how to play football he only knows how to run …compare him with Lennon or Walcott he have the same pace but don’t have the foot work …he was shit when he played in the epl and now we have managed to bring another stupid,mentaly unstable player ..but I like his confidence ..can’t wait to see him face Cole or evra

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 10, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    please write some positive message, not Owen again I hate him!!!!!

  • henok

    May 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    SGToona..dude it’s nit about being loyal …I have been loya but it didn’t help when I lost my money beting …we have the no 1 deffence ya I will see u say that after 4 games in the epl

  • BT7MAG

    May 10, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    henok man, you need to try and smile mate!

    Routledge might not beat Cole or Evra, but that doesn’t make him a flop – they’re some the best wing backs in the world…

    He has pace, he’s showed flair and skill and that he can finish!

    He may have flopped in the past, but Duff was useless here and now he’s an integral member of the Europa League finalists squad!

    We’re not a top 4 club, but that doesn’t make us failures…and finally I don’t think loyalty and betting are the same thing!

  • Howay The Lads

    May 10, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Routledge would be a really good EPL player if he could kick with his left foot and finish a bit better.

    If he works on those two things in the summer I can see him being a shining light next season.

  • howay man

    May 10, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #8

    martin petrov
    jermaine beckford
    kris boyd
    sol cambpell
    morten gamst pederson
    sebastien larsson
    fran merida
    sol cambpell
    joe cole

    all available for free

  • Turkish Magpie

    May 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Sol Campbell so good, he’s named twice? ;D

  • Mac

    May 10, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #10

    I actually do think we’ll have investiment in the summer. Ashley has ridden out the storm and is starting to get fans on side or atleast some of us. He isn’t not going to spend to keep us up especaially when for every place u finish u get 800 grand

  • StuW

    May 10, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #11

    howay man, we will certainly not get Joe Cole, and may struggle to get MG Pedersen and Petrov aswell. Its nice to see that the players are happy at the Toon.

  • Toonmania

    May 10, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #12

    just sent this to the Sports editor at the Guardian newspaper.

    Good Evening to you,
    Sorry for writing to you, but I feel it is now time as I’ve had enough
    I have to say I find it unbelievable in Louise Taylors story titled:
    “Newcastle to rely on loan deals only in bid to stay in Premier League”
    This storey is just so inaccurate it’s unreadable, has she actually bothered to read and digest the information being given by Newcastle United? Or can she not understand the detailed information given to her? Perhaps she can research her stories first before bringing them to print? or is it just that she is such a Sunderland fan she cannot bring herself to tell the truth about her nearest rivals?
    The statement from the club states that “there will be no capital outlay on new players” this does not mean they will not be buying any new players it merely means that Mr Ashley will not be funding any players from his own pocket, it does however means that we can buy players within the means of the club.
    i.e. any money from players sold, freed up funds from those that are out of contract and monies that the club currently have, I need not remind you that Newcastle are one of the only clubs to be returning to the premier league with hardly any debts, the club does owe Ashley money but what company doesn’t owe it owners, and that is not usually called a debt.
    Perhaps the next article she writes should be proofed properly before sending it for printing in case of the obvious and glaring mistakes that sem to make it into every story she writes Newcastle United
    Unfortunately I will not be buying your newspaper any longer until Louise Taylor either gets her stories correct or you move her to write about something she is not emotionally attached too, I have been reading this paper for the last 30 years and I have never before come across anyone so biased in their views

    Anyway thank you for your time in reading this and i hope you had more pleasure from this than I did reading L Taylors inaccurate piece.

  • DanNUFC

    May 10, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #13

    good on you Toonmania mate

  • Toonmania

    May 10, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #14

    i’m just fed up with the crap that comes out of her mouth or her computer (not sure though she is that advanced!!)
    i know everyone has different views on how to interpret the statement that was realised but i really don’t think it will be that bad

  • rossrich

    May 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Good post Toonmania.

    Well, my cup is always half full. I am forever the optomist and I think that the lads this season proved they were in the wrong league. If we start next season with the same squad, and they play the same I think we will be just fine. Maybe not set the world alight but we’ll be ok. With the odds offered on us going back down at 7/2, I might just have a tenner at us making a European spot. Should get a good price.

  • baxnufc

    May 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Rout didn’t even flop in the PL he was just simply never given a chance because of his injury record.

  • CAToon

    May 10, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Like many, I was disappointed with the club’s statement at first.

    Thought about why issue it. Could it be the club is sending a message to potential players and their agents that the club will not longer sign mediocre 100k/week superstars?

    The club is also telling fans next year is not about reaching the top 4, it is about surviving so that investors can recoup some of their losses.

    Until the club is owned by the fans, who are willing to take risky bets on players and accept potential losses of millions, we have to accept ownership by people looking to make money.

    The club needs no more than 42 pts next season to stay up, that’s 9 wins, 13 ties, and 16 losses.

    Can the current squad achieve this. I think so….

  • jimiley

    May 10, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #18

    We should be grateful to MA for saving our great club and not turning it into a basket case like Portsmouth or Southend. Team moral is vital and spending fortunes on players will affect moral and not necessarily improve the team. We have a team which can finish outside the bottom three, so why do we need new players? We will never win the league so the aim must be to avoid relegation. MA is right yet again to focus on safeguarding the future of this club. It matters not whether we are in the Prem or the Championship so long as the club exists. I was happier watching the team in the Championship rather then watch it struggle next season in the Prem. Spending 20 million on a player is a waste of money. Develop the youths in the area and I reckon we could win the Carling Cup within 10 years. All credit to CH and MA.


    May 11, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #19

    hear hear jimiley

  • Brutooon

    May 11, 2010 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Roultedge can be as good as lennon or a.young if he dont dribble too much and pass at the right time.

  • Mr Books

    May 11, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #21

    800 Grand per place.
    That would make the difference between 17th and 7th £8 Million.

    So what return would Fat Mike get stumping up for say 3 £4M players on £30,000pw 3 year contracts if it got you those 10 places.


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