34 year-old Daryl Murphy will probably leave us this summer and could even return to Ipswich, his former club, who missed him big time last season.
The fans will remember Daryl as a first class professionalism who never moaned about not playing much at the beginning of the season, but when he was needed he came into the side and scored 6 important goals for us and got the job done..
When Rafa played him the Irish International showed he could score goals and the fans just loved him.
Daryl Murphy – a great professional – worth the money
Got the job done!
It will probably only be one season he spends at Newcastle but it was a momentous one and we’ll never forget Daryl’s contribution to our promotion last term.
Certainly Rafa talked very highly of his professionalism and hard work from day one – and Daryl would be a good catch for any Championship club wanting to get promoted in the coming season.
Daryl is in Ireland at the moment in his home town Waterford, waiting for the upcoming international games.
This is what Daryl told WLRFM, a local radio station in Waterford, as reported in ChronicleLive:
“They should be challenging for the Premier League.””
“It’s a big club. I’ve played for big clubs my entire career, Celtic and Sunderland are big clubs, but this is all they have.”
“All they want is their football, there’s 52,000 fans coming to home games in the Championship. It’s unheard of, really.
“They really support the team. We played away games, they were selling the games out. I can’t speak highly enough of them. They were great with me too.”
“Everyone looked at us at the start of the season and thought with the squad and the players that we had we should have walked it but it’s never the case.”
“It’s a tough league. I don’t think people realise how hard it is. It’s two games a week, it’s a demanding league to get out of.”
“It will be some step up for Newcastle.” “If you make a mistake, you get punished for it in the Premier League.”
“If you play in the Championship, you could have three or four chances and not score. You know you’re going to get another one.”
“As a striker, you might only get one chance and you have to make sure you take it. It’s a lot more demanding.”
“I didn’t know what kind of reception I’d get when I signed (because he has played for Sunderland in the past), but it couldn’t have gone any better for me.”
“From the first day, outside the training ground with the fans and all that, they never mentioned to me about Sunderland.”
“They just knew I was proven in the Championship, they wanted to get out of the Championship and I was going there to try and help them do that.”
“I think they appreciated that.”
Daryl Murphy played 16 times for us last season with only 9 starts, but he still scored a good 6 goals with one assist for Newcastle.
He was worth the £4M we paid Ipswich for him last August, because remember that next season we will probably get around £125M from the Premier League.
You’ve always got to look at the big picture.