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.