With the terrific display yesterday at Goodison Park, Newcastle’s summer signings are now looking better than ever.
Chris Hughton – made good start this season
James Perch has so far played in every game at right back, but with his 5th yellow card in his first ever five Premier League games (has to be some kind of record), he will be given a one game suspension.
We saw the full debuts of two more of the five new players yesterday, and both Cheick Tiote and Ben Arfa were absolutely outstanding.
We still haven’t seen Sol Campbell or Dan Gosling in the first team, but Sol will almost certainly get his first start at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, to show what he can do.
But again it will not be easy for Sol to get a first team starting position right now, with Williamson and Coloccini again outstanding for Newcastle in central defense.
Dan Gosling will not be fit until early January but he too could be a tremendous signing – for nothing from Everton, and he must have enjoyed the victory yesterday against his old club, when Newcastle looked a good and solid side.
So for around £5M in transfer outlays, Newcastle seem to have acquired five good players, and certainly it has significantly strengthened the squad.
Two or three new players in January will be a good way to keep constantly improving the squad, as Newcastle push to get back to being one of the top clubs in the land.
Yesterday’s performance showed they are definitely on the right track, and Chris Hughton is starting to look like a very savvy Newcastle manager.