Newcastle are certainly in a poor run at the moment, and the thing that’s needed more than ever is to get a win – somehow – and as soon as possible.
Haris Vuckic – great future at Newcastle
Think how a win at Bolton on Monday will relieve the current situation big time – and that would be a belated Christmas present form the players.
But even though Newcastle are in a very barren spell at the moment, things still look bright for the future.
Short term, Newcastle need one center-back through the door next month at the very least, otherwise our defensive woes could continue.
But the performance of Haris Vuckic on Wednesday night showed that we have a number of top youngsters coming through, and they will fortify the squad next season.
Player like Haris, Mehdi Abeid, James Tavernier, Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson should all be ready next season to push for a first team position.
So regardless of who we sign this summer, the squad should be a bot stronger because of these youngsters coming through.
Newcastle signed some great players last summer in Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye, Mehdi Abeid and others, and we are hoping for a similar transfer window this summer.
Players who will leave the club could include Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, James Perch, Nile Ranger, Danny Simpson, Tamas Kadar and of course Kazenga LuaLua, who will join Brighton on a permanent basis next month, with the terms already agreed.
And we have to hope the scouting staff under Graham Carr already has some players good players lined up to bring in (even if they are currently unknown), and the squad should be stronger because the players leaving are only fringe players.
Add to that the fact we have some players still to come through to their best form such as Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling, who are still trying to get back to their very best after both being out for around a year with very serious injuries.
And we’ve yet to see the best from young Italian Davide Santon, who looks another great young player in the making on Tyneside.
We know we are in a bad run of things at the moment, but it helps to put things in a little bit of perspective.
And if the truth be told, the future of Newcastle United still looks bright.