A positive article in the Evening Chronicle today, on our first three Newcastle signings of the summer.
Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle’s very first signing this summer
Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux have all greatly impressed fans, with their first interviews after arriving on Tyneside.
They have come across as solid characters, and have also talked in glowing terms about the Newcastle United club and their fans.
And you have to think the club has not only signed three very good players, but their characters are also top notch, and we’ve all learned over the last few years, that’s also very important at any club.
And would you believe every single one of them has already put money down on houses in the Newcastle area, so that’s another good sign.
When they arrive at Newcastle for pre-season training a week on Monday (July 4th), they will already be quite settled.
It’s something Sam Allardyce was very keen on, that when you sign foreign players you have to help them settle in as quickly as possible, and if wives are involved (or girlfriends) it’s very important they are settled in and happy too.
As the old saying goes “If Mama aint happy then nobody’s happy” and that’s something I’ve always found very true – believe me!
Newcastle-born Assistant Manager John Carver is delighted the three new players have already bought property in the area:
“What’s helped is that we’ve signed them on long-term contracts,”
“The players are going to adjust their lifestyles and buy properties so they can settle in Newcastle. That can only help them on the field.
“When players come here and buy properties, it shows their intentions. These players want to play for this club.”
There was a meeting yesterday between Alan Pardew and the top brass at Newcastle, which we assume included Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, and the subject was transfers and contracts.
We have to hope that within the next couple of weeks, Newcastle can bring in another three top signings, and if those signings are as good as the first three through the door, then Newcastle will be buzzing again.
Let’s hope that’s exactly what happens.