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Newcastle Squad Is Top 8 Quality

7 years ago
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l think we needed a director of football but Ashley chose the wrong person. Joke Kinnear’s interviews have led to us being the laughing stock of the premier league, which in Alan Shearer’s words is “sickening”.

However, talk of Graham Carr and Alan Pardew leaving has gone with both having said they are staying, which was very good news. We can now focus on the future, bringing in some new players. Although our squad I reckon on paper is top 8 quality, we still need around three top quality players; a striker, a winger and a centre back.

We’ve got Man City first game of the season, which could be one of the best times or worst times to play them, as the appointment of Pellegrini could give them a lift or it might take them time to gel and click so they could be in for a surprise.

I like to regard myself as a positive fan, so I’m looking forward to the game. We’ve hopefully learnt our lessons from our past meetings and must bring their winning run to an end. A lot of the times we go to the Etihad, we set-up very defensively, we need to go a bit more attacking, surprise them and maybe if we can get the first goal it could be a different story.

I predict this to be our team when we play City:

Krul
Debuchy
Taylor
Coloccini
Santon
Ben Arfa
Cabaye
Tiote
Ince
Sissoko
Cisse

Subs: Elliot, M’Biwa, Haidara, Anita, Marveaux, Gouffran, Bent

My message is to stay positive because negativity is the last thing we need in a new season, we need to look forward.

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