Note: Whoops – disaster – I put this article out some minutes ago but it seems to have been destroyed somehow – so I’ve recreated the article.
Newcastle have not been in the best of form over the last four games since Jonjo Shelvey has been out of the side suspended, but we hope that when Jonjo returns we’ll get back to playing well again and have that single-minded approach to being promoted next May.
It doesn’t even bear thinking about if we are not promoted this season so we wont even mention it.
Ben Osborn – target praises Newcastle
We have been linked with winger Ben Osborn over the weekend and he was involved in the FA Cup 3rd round tie on Saturday afternoon, when Forest were beaten 2-0 at Wigan and it was a rather drab display from the Forest side.
After the defeat on Saturday Ben was interviewed by the Nottingham Post by video and he was rather scathing of his team’s display.
This is some of what he said:
“It felt a little bit embarrassing with all the traveling support that came out.”
“You see the best teams do it – Newcastle do it. They go away to places like Burton or Rotherham ow whatever.”
“They are not afraid to sit behind the ball and try to hit the opposition on the counter-attack.”
“There’s not enough – maybe experience – to get the players together and know what we have to do.”
It just seems strange that Ben mentions Newcastle in the same weekend he has been linked with the club – so that obviously means we are close to signing him.
We had an article out earlier today which reported on the fact we could be close to bidding for him.