It’s Not That Bad

The transfer deadline has passed, and so has our chances of adding a striker to the squad until January comes along.

I know what your thinking to yourself, ‘what’s new?’, ‘what are you getting at?’. Well, this article is to give everyone a bit more optimism, me? I’m one of the optimists.

Davide Santon, signed for NUFC on the 30th August. Basically a replacement for Jose Enrique. Not a bad one, well it seems, Marcello Lippi once described him by saying: “A predestined that reminds of a young Paulo Maldini”.
He seems like a great prospect destined for a successful international career, and if Sky Sports News are correct, a one million pound profit has been gained through this transaction and Jose’s departure.

Kevin Nolan’s surprise departure inspired the signing of Yohan Cabaye from french champions Lille. So far there is no problem with the switch around and Cabaye has been a key performer so far for Newcastle in the early stages of the season. He seems to adapt to a more defensive approach than Nolan, he does get up and support the Strike force when ever necessary though. He also takes a good corner kick.

Obertan and Marveaux were a couple of signings which came along with a package. They’re injury prones. Obertan provides a lot of pace to the side and has done quite well this season causing worries to opposition defences.

Marveaux has not played enough for an evaluation of any kind. He is an outstanding free kick taker though, not that he will have much chance with them with Ryan ‘Over the wall’ Taylor in the side.

Even though we have all been in demand of a striker, Demba Ba is yet to play to his best and I believe he will have a big impact on the side during the season.

And Leon Best is always there, he has proved he knows where the net is on numerous occasions, and will surely pop up with more than a few goals this season, the question is; is he a fifteen goal a season man? Probably not.

All in all, it’s been a good transfer window with some important signings, it just seems that deadline day, is not the day for us.

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83 thoughts on “It’s Not That Bad

  1. From what I gather, maiga was the target we wanted and dirty del was confident we could get him. Sochaux were playing a good game, the no time for a replacement card usually bumps up the price and after having done that themselves in January, Newcastle saw through this and did not play the game. Int opinion, I think the deal is done for January, sochaux have time to find a replacement and the toon get their man for a fee they want to pay, not including the deadline day premium (stokes signings case in point). Its a gamble till January with the strikers we have, however that’s what mike and dekka love though


  2. people are saying we will finish 7 – 10th this season!! i will be happy if we finished above 18th!!! the shite thats went on at this club i dunno how we are pulling out results all the time!! must have a good spirit in the camp


  3. as long as we stay in the prem and feed MA the cash he’s owed we’ll be ok in a yr or two. tiote, colo, Jonas, Krul next out and possible Vuckic if he’s show-case enough for other teams to take notice..then big MA will take his cash and walk, forgetting about his sorry adventure with Ncle.


  4. statement from DL:

    Whilst we did turn our attention to alternative prospects in the latter stages of the window, we have a very clear transfer policy and will not make knee-jerk decisions at the last-minute which are not in the best interests of the club. We understand that supporters will feel frustrated that we did not sign another striker during the window, but it was not for lack of trying that we did not bring our final target in.

    lack of trying took 8mths 🙁


  5. What a load of bollocks! Every one of these ‘signings’ is speculative, hoping to be able to turn a profit. Not one of them established Premiership players or anywhere near it.


  6. and, I bet you pillocks believed that David Craig got a call live on Sky from the FC Twente chairman about the bid for Ruiz – get a life morons


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