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James Perch Talks Again About His Fantastic Newcastle Move

1:25 pm, Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

James Perch is obviously delighted with the great career move he has made to the Newcastle United club.

James Perch – delighted with Newcastle move

James signed yesterday, after a completing his medical, and agreeing terms with Newcastle, and Perch has talked again today about his move to Tyneside:

“Every player wants to play at the top level.” “So to be facing the fantastic prospect of playing Premier League football is something I can’t wait for – as well as St. James’ Park, going to the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea will be just incredible.”

“I don’t know Chris Hughton well yet, but looking on from afar he did a superb job last season.”   “Stepping up as he did can’t have been easy, but it looked like he got everyone playing together with a fantastic spirit and that was the key to their success.”

“I know Colin, of course, from his time at the City Ground.” “I’ll start training today and it’s going to be tough – it always is.”  “You can’t really say you look forward to it because it’s really intense, but it’s all part and parcel of being a professional footballer. It’s what we do and what we love.”

“I’ve had a decent break over the summer, but now it’s time to get down to the hard work again and I can’t wait!”  “It goes without saying that I’m absolutely delighted to be moving to such a massive club as Newcastle United – it really is a dream move for me.”

“I knew Newcastle were interested in me last January but that just fizzled out, so when they came back in last week it was terrific.”   “The deal was pushed through pretty quickly and now I’m just thrilled to be here on Tyneside.”

Perch was in training at the Benton headquarters today, no doubt getting to know his new colleagues, and yesterday he talked with to 23 year-old Leon Best, with the Ireland striker also back in training.

Perch continued:

“I know Besty (Leon) from Nottingham so it’s nice to see a familiar face.” As for the rest of the lads, they seem a great bunch so I’m looking forward to getting to know them.”

“Ireland will be good for that and it’s something I’m really looking forward to.” “Newcastle are a great club and I know first hand how fantastic the supporters are.”

“I played in the league game at St. James’ Park back in March when Newcastle won 2-0 to virtually clinch promotion.”

“The atmosphere that night was something else and just whets my appetite even further. Newcastle were the better side that night and fully deserved to win the Championship by being clearly the best side in the division by far.”

“Forest did well but we just ran out of steam. I wish them all the best and really hope they can join us in the Premier League next year.”

It’s just a great move for James in his career, and we are keeping our fingers crossed this lad can become a big success on Tyneside, certainly he appears to be a smashing lad.

Comments welcome.



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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nden85 // Jul 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    decent attitude which is exactly what we need, now needs to do it on the pitch.

  • 2 Doha Mag // Jul 7, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    Hope he becomes a very good player as he looked solid last season in a decent Forest side and played very well against Jonas in the game against Forest at SJP last season…..

  • 3 Captain Beefheart // Jul 7, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    If only ‘appears to be a smashing lad’ translates to ‘played out of his skin every game he has been picked’ then we would surely have a team full of winners. Wasn’t Pancrate a smashing lad as well at first?

    I hope, I really hope, he is not another cut price bargain with no earthly chance of succeeding in the Prem. We seem to be carrying a lot of dead weight already (Smith, R Taylor, Best, Simpson, Ameobi, Xisco) that CH should have been sweating to lose this summer as a prelude to strengthening the squad. Perch imho does NOT strengthen the squad.

    Sorry, not good enough for the prem.




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