Having just returned from two weeks holiday and back to my desk on a Monday morning, reading all about Joe Kinnear attempting to assemble what looks like some sort of ‘management / coaching team’ and the doom and gloom that surrounds the club, I thought to myself – lets look deep and hard into Newcastle and see if there is any light & sunshine.
First of all, after all the JFK quotes and buffoonery since his appointment, Coloccini opting to stay for at least another year has gone under the radar. There’s no debate on when he came back from injury the defence improved no end, so that’s a good thing.
Secondly, Benny’s fit and ready to go, as you can see by the name I use I’m a big fan of the flair players we have had down the years and without injury this guy is one of the best we have had on his day (Blackburn, Bolton, villa and his first against Everton). It’s not just his goals, the second he gets the ball the St James’ crowd stands up not knowing what’s about to happen and you must admit he can’t half turn a game on its head when he wants to. He also seems to love all of us too (every little helps).
Pardew in the two pre-season games seems to have changed his mind about Anita (started both friendlies); the lad’s class in the making in my eyes. Our midfield had a bad season last year, of that we all have no doubt, but most of them are world class – it’s just about getting it out of them on the day.
I’m not going into a Pardew debate as it’s pointless, if he was going to go he would have gone by now and with JFK or Poyet the only real obvious replacements, Pardew has got my backing and support. Tiote first season was immense, same as Cabaye, Ben Arfa I’ve already declared my love for and Sissoko aint no lump.
Forget JFK, forget Wonga, forget Ashley and Pardew and anyone else that makes you nervous (Obertan!).
This is our club and will be here for many, many years after they turn into dust and push up daisies
Our club, Our Passion, OUR TOON!!!