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Surely This Newcastle Team Could Repeat The Fifth Place Of Two Seasons Ago?

8 years ago
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FINALLY! God, haven’t we all be waiting for this moment, we’ve actually signed a senior player, and it’s a great signing.

The only thing I’ve got in the back of my mind about it, is that I hope there’s a few clauses that suggest that if Remy’s found guilty of his court case, then we can send him back to QPR, and if he’s innocent we can get him on a permanent deal in January so that we don’t have the risk of him being snatched at the end of the season by Tottenham or someone.

But even if there isn’t a clause to get him permanently, if we have a successful season, let’s say we finish in the top 8, hopefully Remy would be persuaded to sign for us permanently anyway.

Think about the pressure that has been taken off at Newcastle, just by signing a top player like Remy. We just need to get Gomis and/or a winger (Like Tom Ince)

I’m starting to think that maybe we could replicate 11/12! Lol, no that’s a bit wishful thinking after finishing 16th last season. But I think this upcoming season will judge whether we are a top 8 team, whether Pardew is the right man to take us forward. There are no excuses for him this season, I personally think the current Newcastle squad now, is the best squad Pardew has worked with in his whole career. His CV may not look the best, but he can certainly change. Say if we finish in the top 8 this season, then I think Pardew is the man to take us forward, if we don’t, then we will have to find someone else.

If these teams can finish 5th-

Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba

Krul; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Jonas, Ba, Best

Then surely this team can?

Krul; Debuchy, M’Biwa, Coloccini, Santon; Tiote, Sissoko; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Remy; Cisse

People sometimes say I overrate our players but I really am quite sure we have a the makings of a top 7 or 8 team.

Champions League quality:

Coloccini – PFA Team of the year 11/12

Cabaye – Top midfielder, wanted by Man United, Arsenal!

Europa League quality:

Ben Arfa – A bit inconsistent, but was almost unplayable in 11/12.

Remy – Quality striker that ticks all the boxes, 6 goals in 14 apps is pretty decent for a January signing.

Cisse – Had a great start to his career but then his goals dried up a bit, returned to good form when Ba left.

M’Biwa – Captain for a Champions League and Ligue 1 title winners team.

Debuchy – Regular French international, was wanted by Real Madrid and Chelsea in January.

Krul – Was a bit average last season but was hit with a lot of injuries as were a lot of players. Fantastic during 11/12.

I could go on and do our mid-table and Championship players but there’s no need, the point is, is that we do have a quality squad, especially with the likes of Sissoko, M’Biwa, Debuchy settling in, and I’m sure we’ll see the best of them this season.

I don’t want to get my hopes up too much though but I’m excited!

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