Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Can we expect more signings?

Can we expect more signings?

With the start of the season creeping ever closer, the majority of Newcastle fans remain concerned about the lack of depth and quality in the current squad. Chris Hughton has continued to try and reassure those fans as is well.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Hughton said he'd like to see more players come in before the Man Utd game.

'It would be nice to get more players in over the next couple of weeks,'

'Can I guarantee anything? Of course I can't, but we're working very hard on it.'

Which sounds like a lovely sentiment but what does it mean in reality?

The strongest rumour of late is that we're in a two-way battle with Blackpool for Manchester United's Tom Cleverley with Blackpool. The outcome appears uncertain, although Alex Ferguson is insisting on a guaranteed number of appearances which might hinder our own approach for the player. Reports suggest we'll know one way or the other before the week is out.

On the face of it, there are still a number of positions which require, at least, more strength in depth although some would argue there is room for improvement at right back and that we may also struggle for quality upfront.

Hughton, on the other hand, may feel he has enough firepower for the campaign ahead.

'Xisco has been good in pre-season. We have six strikers who have all been fit in pre-season so it's been a case of shifting them around to give them the minutes they need.'

'Xisco played more regularly back in Spain last season, now he must continue to do well in pre-season and force the issue.'

Positive words perhaps for the purposes of motivating and maybe we'll all get a nice surprise. But as a cynic, it's a sobering thought going into the season with the possibility of Xisco and Leon Best leading the line together at some point.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:BowburnMag
Date:Monday August 2 2010
Time: 9:35AM

Comments

0
youtube.com/watch?v=dwB4OWgZlzI
Wswilly3
02/08/2010 11:47:00
0
Wswilly3 - Not sure why you posted that link here....you do know the 'united' in that clip is Man Utd don't you?
toon182
02/08/2010 12:55:00
0
Hi toon - just thought you Toon guys had a sense of humour and would be amused. Best of luck for the season ... you deserve it.
Wswilly3
02/08/2010 15:16:00
0
To be fair, I was amused by it.
bowburnmag
02/08/2010 18:28:00
0
yeah it was...just thought it was a dig at us, hence my confusion!!
toon182
02/08/2010 18:49:00
0
No problem boys and wishing you and all the Toon boys a good season - the Premiership has missed you - just hope you invest enough to stay up.
Wswilly3
02/08/2010 22:25:00
0
What about Yobo? Give us a bag of sweets and you can have him...
Chuckmeister_EFC
05/08/2010 20:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Newcastle Utd v WBA Pre Match

Gonna be an interesting starting XI today as we've no left back.

Vital Pre-Match - Newcastle v West Brom

Having splashed the cash again in the January transfer window Newcastle suffered a midweek defeat at Everton, with some of the optimism seen in recent weeks sucked away.

Mbemba Injury Rocks United

Chancel Mbemba could be out injured for a minimum of four weeks.

The Newcastle Utd Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
Profile
TNMW
Profile
Ian Smith
Profile
Rexn
Profile
BowburnMag
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle v West Brom
Suggested By:
Newcastle win58%
West Brom win28%
Draw14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 24 14 8 2 50 18
2 Man City 24 14 5 5 47 23
3 Spurs 24 12 9 3 45 25
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 24 10 9 5 39 10
7 Southampton 24 9 7 8 34 8
8 Liverpool 24 9 7 8 34 -4
9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 1
10 Stoke 24 9 6 9 33 -4
11 Everton 24 7 11 6 32 9
12 Crystal Palace 24 9 4 11 31 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 24 7 8 9 29 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 24 6 8 10 26 -9
17 Norwich 24 6 5 13 23 -18
18 Newcastle 24 5 6 13 21 -19
19 Sunderland 24 5 4 15 19 -19
20 Aston Villa 24 2 7 15 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 6 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2016 5:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 14 2016 8:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot42
2.BLACKBOB23
3.keggy_keagal17
4.officemonkey15
5.Sir Laz13
6.billybobcat8
7.The Owl8
8.Mcnamee677
9.crooktownmags5
10.VitalToon5