I would like to advertise a local charity that is held dear to all of Newcastle United’s followers and that is the Sir Bobby Robson Charity. I feel the advertisements will generate extra funds for this great charity, representing an even greater man.
I’m by no means saying we should start flipping cars over but if 6 points is all it takes to appease the crowd, no wonder Ashley doesn’t act. Why spend any money when people’s feelings will change in 2 weeks any way, that would be my thought if I was him.
I feel he has shot himself in the foot by slapping Wonga on everything, even a normally smart polo shirt has it slapped on it. I would love to see the home shirt sales based on the first week last time we released a home shirt and this week now the home shirt is released.
I then had a look at Norwich’s squad, it’s full to the brim of people we were linked with when Hughton was in charge here. I can’t help but think he must have made a sneaky photocopy of a list he and Carr made and is using it now (fair play) at Norwich.
That’s 7 lads working their socks off to impress their national manager to go to the World Cup next summer. I don’t really care what motivates them this season as long as something does and we don’t end up like last season.
What I am saying is that it might be a good idea to test Santon out on the left wing for the few games remaining in pre-season, going forward is his strongest point and from the one or two he has put in he’s arguably our best crosser of the ball. Remember Bale started out as a left back and moved forward for similar reasons.