Newcastle have so far done what they had to do this summer, and already have signed some very good players, and that’s surprised a lot of fans that Newcastle have done so well – at least so far in this transfer window.
Steven Taylor – 10 years in the first team at Newcastle
Newcastle still have work to do, and we need some strikers and a creative midfield player brought in – but the mood on Tyneside is lifting – but whether this is the start of a new era – we don’t know.
But it’s a bit like three years ago when we also had a very good transfer window, and ended up 5th top – and if we can do that again next season and finish in the top six – that would be just terrific.
Steven Taylor has work to do in the pre-season to show he is still good enough to stay on Tyneside after a poor season last term.
The local lad has been interviewed in the Express and he says it seems like a new area at the club – this is what Steven has said:
“It feels like a new era at Newcastle,” “We knew when Yohan Cabaye left that the gaffer would have to bring in some new signings and it has happened now.”
“Quite a number of new players have come in and everyone around the club is very excited about the future.” “We are looking at the new season knowing we have some great signings and we are all looking forward to it.”
“You are seeing the start of a new era now at Newcastle and I’ve seen a few eras over the years. That’s what it feels like. It is a new start with great signings and you can sense the fans are getting very excited as well.”
“The new players have given a lift to the whole city. It is something we needed and it has happened.” “Everybody has looked at how we did last season and especially with results in the second half of the campaign.”
“We know we have to improve considerably from that.” “I’m really excited about some of the new players. You see Siem De Jong and straight away you know he is class. If you give him the ball he will hurt you.”
“He gets the ball under control easily and has a look around, which is always the sign of a good player. He has got all the touches and he sees passes which other players don’t see.”
“We obviously missed a bit of that last season when Yohan left, so I’ve been very impressed by him.” “The goal he scored against Oldham showed what a good finisher he is and I’m sure there will be plenty more where that came from.”
Siem de Jong has certainly looked good so far, but he was always a good technical player and scored some great goals for Ajax, and in 244 appearances for them he scored 78 goals – and that’s not bad for a midfielder.
We don’t know if this is a new era or not, but the fact that is the conversation this summer shows Newcastle are doing something right – and certainly we have signed some very good players for some very reasonable fees.
It would be great if Newcastle can break back into the top six again next season – and it’s possible – although very difficult.
What do you think?
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