Massive Opportunity For Wayne Routledge Next Season


We think Chris Hughton has already built up a fairly strong squad at Newcastle,  with his good acquisitions  in January, and a number of those signings will get a chance to shine in England’s top league next season.

Wayne Routledge – huge chance next season in Premier League

One of those players, who has already played before in the Premier League, is 25 year-old Wayne Routledge, and the winger has 3 goals already in 17 appearances for the club, and Wayne has 4 assists – so he’s  been very productive at Newcastle so far, and in truth he has looked a very good player on Tyneside.

Chris Hughton – who of course signed QPR’s best player in January, to the surprise of us all,  told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It will be great to see Wayne back in the Premier League – he came in last January and he’s a player who has got Premier League experience for us.”

“He’s at an age now where he’s matured and he’s a very fit lad.” “It’s a lovely challenge for Wayne to get stuck into next season.”

And Hughton has even said that Wayne has looked impressive already in the two days of training the club have had at their Benton headquarters, and it looks like Wayne is already quite fit – as he realizes he has a  massive chance to rekindle his career with Newcastle in the PL.

Chris continued:

“I know Wayne from Tottenham and he’s a lad who really enjoys pre-season because he’s such a good athlete.” “He’s been at a few clubs now and he’s got the maturity now.”

“He’s approaching the next few years of his career when he will be in his prime.” “I hope that he can continue that good start for us.”

Wayne has tremendous potential and always has, but when he played in the Premier League when he was a youngster he never really came though.

The chance to do that this season seems to be driving the young lad, and that’s always good to see.

He is already an experienced player having made 252 total first-class appearances with 23 goals and 30 assists, and Newcastle is the 8th club Wayne has played for.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 7, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully Wayne can continue as he started.

    Main area for me will be seeing if Enrique and Jonas can link up like they did so often las season.

    Would be nice to have the same on the right maybe with Perch and Routledge?

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Jul 7, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m glad to have Routledge in the squad and giving him another crack at the Premier League. I believe with his pace and skills, he will do reasonably well. He couldn’t have gone very far with QPR, but now he has the chance to do so.

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  • John

    Jul 7, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Id say he lacks the mental strenght to be a success at top level. seems to panic when he gets in the final 3rd PL defences dnt suffer fools hes shooting and crossing and decision making has has to be top notch in th PL and doubt he has that in his locker.

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  • ToonMad92

    Jul 7, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #4

    He should be able to step up but at times he struggled in the championship , he has been in the Pl before and never made much of an impact so i guess if he works hard he could trouble alot of defenders with his pace to burn and quick dribbling and skills

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  • Bucks mag

    Jul 7, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    I met him after the Reading-Newcastle away game, and I’ve never met a more polite footballer, really nice chap.

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  • madman67

    Jul 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    excellent point nufc richygo1. watta prospect, havin a right rear gaurd that can accelerate down the wing like the jose n jonas partnership does on the left. esp with tall andy down the middle to cross to, that would worry the opposition, whoever it was 😉
    HWTL

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  • baro

    Jul 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Our left hand side of the game is awesome and a big threat to opponents. Jose Enrique and Jonas. Now we really need somebody to help Routldedge on the right hand side.

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  • howay man

    Jul 8, 2010 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #8

    look at it like this;
    lennon and wallcott are very fast
    routledge is also very fast
    lennon and wallcott lack skills/ideas to go past a player other than knocking it round them and running.
    routledge is also simmilar in this way
    lennon and wallcott have no end product
    routledge has a good cross and blistering shot

    lennon cost about 10 million
    wallcott cost around 10 million
    routledge probably no more than 2 million.

    fantastic signing by chris houghton

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  • countrylad14

    Jul 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #9

    excellent point howay man.

    i think people have to remember that the last time wayne was in the premiership he was still young and was probably lacking maturity.

    But when he did get his chance back then to play regular in the premiership (with portsmouth on loan) he looked good. he deserves his chance to prove his doubters wrong and with more maturity on his side i think he will.

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