Newcastle United - Europe and Bust?
UK time is: 15:05:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: TNMW Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 15 2012

Time: 11:59AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Ferguson Stays At Millwall (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Mowatt In As Perez Stays (Tuesday September 1 2015)

The Next Big Thing That Wasn't (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Cisse Hints At NUFC Exit (Monday August 31 2015)

Deadline Day Tomorrow (Monday August 31 2015)

McClaren Considering Mitrovic Appeal (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Arsenal (Saturday August 29 2015)

Newcastle v Arsenal - Team Line Ups (Saturday August 29 2015)

Newcastle United v Arsenal Thoughts (Saturday August 29 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4
16. Spurs 4 0 3 1 -1 3
17. Watford 4 0 3 1 -2 3
18. Stoke 4 0 2 2 -2 2
19. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -3 2
20. Sunderland 4 0 2 2 -4 2

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Van Dijk Finally Signs On
Southampton : 01/09/2015 15:04:00
Koeman amp; Fonte Talk Norwich Win
Southampton : 01/09/2015 14:59:01
Ferguson Stays At Millwall
Newcastle : 01/09/2015 14:52:01
Dyer amp; Walters In?
Leicester City : 01/09/2015 14:47:00
Moore Completes Bristol City Loan
Leicester City : 01/09/2015 14:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 58%
Janmaat 0%
Mbemba 0%
Coloccini 0%
Haidara 0%
Anita 0%
Colback 0%
Sissoko 0%
Wijnaldum 0%
Thauvin 0%
Mitrovic 28%
Sub - Perez 0%
Sub - Cisse 0%
Sub - de Jong 14%