Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Europe and Bust?

Europe and Bust?

European nights under the lights at St James' Park are a highlight for any player never mind the everyday fan but would next season be a step too far for now?

Analyzing the fortunes of our squad and in a nutshell it can be described as a slow improvement. The owners here made a great deal of mention to a 5 year plan. It was a plan that was hard for the fans to stomach but recently we've grown into the expectation level of where this plan would like us to fit in.

In my opinion, the squad has been strengthen by quality but not quantity. Our league position has gradually improved to a position which may be false but accepted nonetheless, however it isn't strong enough to withstand the rigours of a league/cup season, never mind a European assault as well.

We're a couple of players short already this year and would probably need a further 5 next year if qualification arose. Not to mention the squad players being released that need to be replaced. I feel a player shift of 12 new ones (after the likes of Smith, Ranger, Lovenkrands, Forster, Xisco and maybe Leon Best are shipped out) would be the minimum needed. It ain't gonna happen, so why go through the heartache of an inevitable struggle next season?

It's best we strengthen what we have and go all out next time. Extra league funds (as long as they are reinvested) will make us a stronger force and one that could withstand an extra 10 games or so with the right additions but in another year i feel.

I love these games but the league is our bread and butter.



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

Writer:TNMW
Date:Thursday March 15 2012
Time: 11:59AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

All About The Numbers At NUFC

The player cull needs to start fairly sharpish....

Newcastle Bolster Attack

Hopefully this deal isn't the last.

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Newcastle Defenders Escape Serious Injury

Newcastle revealed an update today on defenders Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None4%
1-38%
4 or 539%
6 or 735%
More than 714%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan127
2.Toon_NoMatterWot76
3.MickMartin49
4.PieMag36
5.officemonkey20
6.crooktownmags18
7.Harry's Boy17
8.Neppos15
9.keggy_keagal14
10.The Pyrry13
Write for Vital Football