Leon Best, Newcastle’s Irish International striker, has come out today and told Newcastle fans he will get the job done for Newcastle and get the goals we need.
Leon Best – yes – another goal from Leon on Sunday
And with Newcastle’s rather feeble and pathetic attempts to buy a top striker on the cheap yesterday, failing quite miserably, we have to rely on Leon, Demba Ba, Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi to get the job done for Newcastle, at least until January.
We are fairly confident that those four players will not let the side down, and in particular we think Leon Best could well make a name for himself too, if he can stay clear of injuries.
Leon Best seems determined to prove himself again as a striker, who can get goals in the Premier League for Newcastle:
“That’s all you can do.” “If the manager gives me a chance I will take it.”
“After the Fulham game I couldn’t wait for the next game against Queens Park Rangers, we just wish it was tomorrow.”
“I think if you want to go off my starts in the Premier League it is almost one goal every two games.”
“That sounds very good but I want to add on that. I am obviously looking forward to the next few games. We are in the top six now so why shouldn’t we be as players?
“It’s been a great start for us.”
Leon is right about his goal ratio because we make it 15 appearances this year in the Premier League have resulted in 8 goals, and you cannot do much better than that.
Best should be in the starting line-up for the game against QPR a week come Monday, and although QPR have strengthened their side in the transfer window this summer, there has to be a good chance that Newcastle can get a win at Loftus Road.
Leon, who has a total of 28 appearances for Newcastle with eight goals and turns 25 later this month, continued:
“Whenever the question is asked I will try to answer them with goals. I think that’s what I want to keep doing.” “I am giving the manager a headache by doing it.”
“It’s a sweet feeling.” “I always look back to my first Premier League goals against West Ham, I didn’t think I’d get that feeling again. But it was there in the last game.”
“I have had chances here and there but I need starts. Sometimes I have not been fully fit. But now I have my chance.”
And the Coventry-born player who has 7 caps for Ireland, has confidence in his own abilities, and we back Leon to be in the goals for Newcastle for the rest of this year.
What Newcastle will do in January we have no idea, but that is a difficult window to bring in new players, because they have no time to settle in and get acclimatized to their new clubs.
But we suppose there be some PR about spending money in January, but we’ll believe it when and if it happens, but we’re not holding our breath.
The club had a chance to spend big money in the summer for some excellent players, but they didn’t do that and the net transfer outlay for the summer was about zero, zilch, nothing.