There’s no doubt there is a certain negativity on Tyneside that the club can survive next season in the Premier League.
Chris Hughton – two good signings this last week?
But we have increasing confidence in Chris Hughton and his potential second coup within a week.
First he signed Dan Gosling for nothing, with many other clubs after the promising 20 year-old, and now he looks like he’s won the race to sign 35 year-old master defender Sol Campbell, also for nothing – with Arsenal, Celtic and Sunderland all clubs interested in the player.
Dan Gosling seemed to set his sights on Newcastle from the start, and said when he arrived he knew all about what it was like playing at St. James’ Park, after playing there for Everton, and he seems made to measure for Newcastle.
With Sol Campbell, the former England great wanted to sign for Newcastle last season, but Newcastle could not, and would not, meet his wage demands – given they were entering the unknown in England’s second division.
But after his marriage to Newcastle fan, Fiona Barratt, just 10 days ago and having just returned from honeymoon – it looks to us like the wife got the job done, and has her man playing for her team. 😀
Good work Fiona – we wonder who’s boss in that household?
So we have three good signings this season in James Perch, Dan Gosling and Sol Campbell – assuming there are no hitches with Sol’s medical today – and we feel sure Chris has more irons in the fire.
So all is not gloom and doom on Tyneside, although there are those that would have you believe exactly that. We don’t.
Howay The Lads!!