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.
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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