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Things Are Really Looking Up At Newcastle

8:40 am, Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

It’s hard not to be positive about the future of Newcastle United at the moment, with our 4th win on the trot against West Brom on Saturday, and the Newcastle side looking very decent, and the new Frenchmen who were brought in during January and are now regular starters for the side – Mathieu Debuchy, Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko – seem to have made all the difference at Newcastle.

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Mike Ashley – excellent investment by the owner

And as we reported earlier today, we are now just 3 points off the pace we set two years ago, and back then, in the next three games we gained only one point, so there’s even a chance we could soon be better off than we were two years ago, as far as league points are concerned.

Certainly as Alan Pardew has rightly pointed out since the West Brom win, the Newcastle squad is stronger than it was tow years ago, and the other thing in our favor is the players don;t seem to be picking up too many injuries, and at the moment we have a completely clean bill of health with the first team squad.

One of the best things former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd did during his reign at Newcastle,  was to oversee the redevelopment of St. James Park into one of the best football stadiums in Europe.

And now the news on Saturday just before the West Brom win,  that Newcastle will commission the redevelopment of the Benton training grounds into one of the most advanced training facilities in Europe,  is a huge boost for the club and for the fans.

And as Joe Kinnear has rightly pointed out, it will be a huge draw for top players to arrive on Tyneside in future seasons, and will also give a message to our current players about the ambitions of the club they are at today – Loic Remy – please take note.

Of course doing well in the league is all important for any Premier League side,  and we suppose things could fall apart still – but it doesn’t look that way – and as long as Alan Pardew and the players concentrate on each upcoming game – and try to win it – that’s all that matters.

So with Newcastle due to have a state of the art training complex at Benton, in just over a couple of years,  to go with our fantastic St. James’ Park stadium, and with the lads starting to do so well on the pitch – it’s hard not to be decidedly upbeat about Newcastle’s future.

It’s starting to look very bright.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Dec 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    I still don’t think Pardew can justify putting Colo straight back in before MYM. No problem with Colo but what message does that send to someone in form as opposed to someone just coming back from injury and whose mind is elsewhere.

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Dec 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Banjax

    VA, MYM, PC and BA were on the bench and SM, ST and JG not even in the squad. Just how big do you want the squad?

    If Colo goes we have MYM, If Cabaye goes we have Anita. If Krul goes we have a problem!

  • 3 martoon // Dec 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I’m absolutely delighted after the 4 wins and the way we are playing. At the risk of sounding picky (or a neggar) I was still slightly puzzled by the sustitutions. I realise replacing Reme with Anita was to stiffen up the midfield but it felt very negative and losing the pace of Reme gave us no real outlet and the ball kept coming back at us – hence Willo’s heroics. Then putting Cisse on in the 4th minute of injury time seemed a bit pointless as it didn’t run any time down as the ref had stopped his watch anyway – he blew the whistle about 10 secs later.

  • 4 EllaGuru // Dec 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Rotonda,
    Just be thankful he has not lumped Jonas back into the first team.
    Gouff works just as hard, but the end product is on a completely different level!

  • 5 ToonMatt // Dec 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    “Excellent investment” He hasn’t spent a penny since he has been at this club the only thing he’s done is take from it and advertise his hideous sports company.

  • 6 Sav // Dec 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Please. That PR stuff in the programme is not from Joe Kinnear. The very idea of that idiot sitting at his escritoire, sucking the end of his pencil and musing the future plans of NUFC is laughable. They just plonk his moniker on the end of a press release to make it look like he’s actually doing something. How humiliating.

  • 7 HAMBO // Dec 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Ryan Taylor is still on the sick list, not quite injury free

  • 8 JP...from The Rock // Dec 2, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    I don’t want to burst your bubble Ed, but you know as well as I do that it only takes one or two defeats and we’re back with all the doom an gloom.

    It would look really bright if Remy pledged his future with us and we sign those two or three pieces missing from the puzzle. I have to say the works on a new Training Centre is great news and can only be positive for us.




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