Wayne Routledge One To Watch Next Season


If Newcastle United do better than expected next season back in the Premier League,  then one of the players we think could have had a good season is 25 year-old Wayne Routledge.

A great shot of Wayne Routledge – guess who just scored?

Wayne has talent galore, as well as some considerable speed, and the lad is looking forward to finally reaching that great potential he has promised for many seasons.

Chris Hughton talked about Wayne to the Evening  Chronicle today:

“We’re delighted with Wayne, and it was another good performance by him.”  “The general pace of the game on Saturday was quick.”

“But I knew that in the second half it would open up a bit more. It did, and Wayne benefited from that.”  “I expected that, and it was a good performance from Wayne and everybody else in the end.”

Newcastle is the eighth club Wayne has played for, but he has got off to an excellent start to his career on Tyneside, and in 17 first team appearances since the start of the year, the Sidcup, London born player  has 3 goals and 4 assists – not too bad at all.

Comments welcome.

Written from Plymouth, England.



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11 comments so far

  • aguero10

    Jul 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope i’m wrong but i don’t think he’s good enough for the Premier League

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  • Aza9

    Jul 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think we would have scored half the goals we did in the second half of the season without this guy. He looked pure class in the Championship and i hope he shows Villa, Fulham and Spurs what they’re missing this season.

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  • ginkoh

    Jul 20, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    At least he can add lighting speed in our team.

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  • Solaidback

    Jul 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Is it just me or is this very similar to what happened with Craig Bellamy & his career?? He flitted from club to club, then came to the TOON & since then, he’s moved on up to bigger clubs for massive amounts of money each time, so if Wayne can do as well as Bellend did for us, then I’ll be quite happy he’s in our side 🙂

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  • ELFER

    Jul 20, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    As the number 10-wearer I fully expect him to shine in the EPL…he can run at defences in style 😉

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  • lewman

    Jul 20, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #6

    if he can be more consistent with his crossing then we should be able to destroy teams, but he manages to get so many out that he should get quite a few assists if only a quater of them are on target.

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  • baro

    Jul 20, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    His speed is what we really need. Something we were missing for a while.

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  • Doha Mag

    Jul 20, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Very fast winger and decent player; just what we need in the PL. Keep the faith, he’ll do well for us this season…..

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  • dave 1961

    Jul 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Wayne Routledge habitual bottler he has skill in abundance but just does not show when the chance comes his way, I just hope he’s up for it this time something to prove would be a good thing.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #10

    He never really got a good run of games at Villa and Spurs, but he certainly has a great chance of ripping left backs to shreds. Hopefully Evra will still be in disgrace for the first game of the season :D.

    All he needs is to do is make a yard and put it in the right area as shown last season, Andy will get his head on it.

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  • Charlietoon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #11

    I think he will benefit greatly from being first choice winger and will get us lots of assists and a few goals. Look what Johnson was doing with Boro and what he is now doing for Man C. I also think Wayne is now part of a better team quality wise then he may have ever been before….He has certainly never had a target like Carroll to aim for 🙂

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