One player who is missing so far from the Newcastle squad, and it’s shown in our two league games so far, is a proven natural goalscorer in the Premier League.
Danny Welbeck – in England colors
When we did well in the first half of last season, we had Loic Remy who was that player, and in the 2011-2012 season when we finished 5th top, we had Demba Ba for the first half of the season, and then Papiss Cisse for the second half of the season fulfilling that role.
We must have created at least eight good chances in the first two games of the season, but we picked up only one point, mainly because we failed to put any of those chances away – and it seems Newcastle have the same problem we had earlier this year – we find it hard to score goals.
Now it could be that Siem de Jong will make a big difference and the Dutchman almost got us the deserved win on Saturday with that late chance, and Many Riviere could also come good.
But it’s worrying that we haven’t replaced the departed Loic Remy – who apparently doesn’t want to return to Newcastle, because we are the a Champions League club and probably not ambitious enough.
It seems Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck is available, but there are multiple different reasons why there’s simply no chance he will be coming to Newcastle.
One is that he’s English, and he will come at a high price – a young England International striker who was in our World Cup squad – what’s he worth when you think that the rather ordinary Shane Long, Jordan Rhodes and Ross McCormack are supposedly worth £12M?
One other reason is that Danny has been used to Champions League football at the Red Devils – well at least until the last year or so.
He will be looking to join one of the top five clubs in England – Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal or Tottenham – and we don’t think he would even consider joining Newcastle United.
So it’s all very well saying he would be a great buy for Newcastle – but with our current standing in the football world – he will not want to come.
That’s the sad truth – and will be until we make a real attempt to get back into the top six in the Premier League.
Really sorry to be so realistic – but hey – chins up – maybe we can smash Gillingham tonight? 😀
Note: Kieron Hubbuck will be participating in the Great North Run this year for the MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association or ALS – which is an incurable disease. Kieron’s Aunt was diagnosed with MNDA some months back, and that’s one reason Kieran is attempting to raise funds.
You can contribute to MNDA on Kieron’s Just Giving page. Thanks.
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