Speed Of New Striker Will Cause Problems

Emmanuel Riviere is one of six new summer signings so far for Newcastle United, and we just hope we can continue and bring in another three top players that will make this transfer window an extremely successful one for Newcastle in what is Lee Charnley’s first transfer window as our Managing Director.

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Emmanuel Riviere – looked dangerous yesterday

Steven Taylor played his second pre-season game in New Zealand yesterday, as he tries to prove he is still good enough to be a starter at Newcastle next season.

And the local boy was full of praise for the team after the game:

“We have the pace up front to cause teams problems.” “Even at this stage of pre-season our fitness is showing through and we looked sharp up front. There’s a great work ethic in the team.”

“In pre-season training, everybody’s working hard gearing up for the Manchester City game. We know it’s important to put in a performance in every match in the build-up.”

Siem de Jong, Emmanuel Riviere, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Adam Armstrong all scored for the Magpies in Dunedin,  and some of the chances were more difficult than they appeared, and Siem de Jong is looking like a great buy for us.

And Emmanuel Riviere certainly has the speed that will cause opposing defenses next season all sorts of trouble, and that’s something we didn’t have last season.

And we also think Emmanuel will be spurred on by the 52,00 fans at St. James’ Park – he’s the type of emotional player who will be inspired by the Geordie crowd – and from what we’ve seen of him so far, he could become a great acquisition for us.

Here’s hoping

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10 comments so far

  • dufuss

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    hahah hammers getting tonked

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    The atmosphere has been the flattest and the quietest I’ve known at the ground by far.

    That will tend to happen when the football being played is like the players have never met each other before and have been asked to contain anyway.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    The most pleasing thing so far is the return of the team spirit (apparently) that we haven’t had since the ‘5th’ season.

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Janmaat s.tay. Colo. Haida
    Sisoko. Tiote. Siem cabella

  • pawl250

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    I thought Colback looked the sharpest player on the pitch yesterday.

    For me it has made me think of him in a starting 11 if he were to keep that form up against bigger better teams as we all know, Sydney are hardly world class.

    ———————- Krul
    Janmaat – Mbiwa – Coloccini – Santon
    ————- Colback – Tiote
    —— Sissoko – De Jong – Cabella
    ——————- Riviere

    That is arguably are best team, but if we playing wider Sissoko needs to replace Colback and Gouffran onto the wing.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    The club gets a natural boost for a while when new players come in. Everyone is trying to look good for the new players and to earn a place. With very little management skill, there will be an improvement for a time. Like before, that will fade and Pardew’s ego will take over once again and revert back to fearful football. If we even try to play differently to start with.

    He tells you what you want to hear. Front foot, attacking. He doesn’t play anything of the sort.

    He told us we were going for goals against Liverpool the other year and that we’ll attack them, yet he packs the midfield with defensive midfielders and one isolated up front. Sure enough, lose 6 nil.

    Don’t be sucked in by what the liar says. He dangles the carrot of hope and many go swiping for it.

  • WestOzMag

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Haha west ham. Wellington are garbage in the A-League and always have been. What does this say about them!!!

  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Good to have a dynamic stiker up front with Remy gone. Our new Bellamy? 🙂

  • croftus5678

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    @5 pawl

    that would be almost the team i’d pick apart from hairdryer in place of santon

    and the formation also spot on m8

  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    It doesnt say anything about West Ham, just like our result didn’t say anything about us.

    I seem to remember us lot getting smashed 6-1 at Leyton Orient the season before we pissed promotion in the championship.

    I also recall folks getting their under crackers in a twist, saying it showed we were definitely going down again.


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