Mick Quinn played for Newcastle from 1989 through 1992, and he made around 115 appearances for the club and scored 59 goals, which is not a bad record at all, and he has been interviewed in today’s Evening Chronicle and he hopes that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will splash the cash in January for new players.
Mick Quinn – hopes Mike Ashley will buy in January
Newcastle made a strategic error in the summer, when we brought in only one new first team player in Vurnon Anita, even though we knew we had a lot more games to play this season with the Europa League.
And we were supposed to be close to bringing in center-back Douglas of FC Twente and right back Mathieu Debuchy of Lille, and of course we also had a young striker as our top priority, but we missed out on 21 year-old Luuk de Jong – who joined Borussia Monchengladbach.
Newcastle are nowhere near where we were last season at this time in the league, when we had 25 points from our first 12 games and were in 3rd position in the league table.
And after losing three of out last four league games at home, we are in 12 position with only 14 points, and surely Newcastle need some reinforcements in January?
Certainly 50 year-old former striker Mick Quinn thinks so, and he had this to say today in the local press:
“I always felt that Newcastle needed to build on the squad they had. It isn’t rocket science but two or three additions were always going to be required in my eyes if Newcastle wanted to improve on last term.”
“I know they brought in some fringe players, but Vurnon Anita is the only senior signing.” “And now with the injuries tallying up, the squad is being tested.”
“I don’t know if Mike Ashley has money to inject in January, but if he wants to see United kick on, he has little choice but to buy fresh blood in my opinion.”
Newcastle are being linked with a number of players already and with two players we were interested in last summer, with Douglas and Debuchy still seeming to be on Newcastle’s radar screen.
We are also being linked with 23 year-old box to box central midfielder Moussa Sissoko of French club Toulouse.
We’d love to see three top players join the ranks in January, and certainly with all the injuries Newcastle have this season so far, we need them.
What do you think?
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