Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Tuesday January 22 2008
With four of the gang away in Africa and suspensions racked up aplenty at the moment, it`s fair to say that our squad strength is hardly at its max at the moment. However - plans are afoot by the gaffer to put the wheels in motion and build it up to a more competitive Premier League level:
'The players are saying 'we need players', and if the players are saying that, and I'm saying that, you can be assured we've got a small, but good quality, squad. There were only 16 players we could pick against Bolton. When the African guys come back, and the guys who are suspended come back, we'll have a strong squad if we can get one or two in. That's what you need in the Premier League.
I`m not thinking of bringing Kevin Kilcline back, much as I like him. But if I`m honest, they just need somebody to talk to them more middle to back. Steven Taylor will be a real leader and already he`s got leadership qualities. But if you look to the side of him you`ve got players new to the Premier League.
I think we are a club who can go and get big players if they are the right players. That`s absolutely 100%. We have to look at the situation in reality. A lot of players don`t move at this time of year. If they do it usually hasn`t been that successful.
We will be trying to fetch two or three players in but we will not fetch them in just to make the numbers up. They`ve got to be players who can play with what we`ve got and improve what we`ve got. But it`s no good collecting players. All the players here are useful to us."
Join Vital Newcastle United
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.
Date:Tuesday January 22 2008
10th or Else (Thursday May 23 2013)
Decision time? (Thursday May 23 2013)
Carroll Linked With NUFC (Again) (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Abuse Of NUFC Has To End. Now!! (Tuesday May 21 2013)
The Reality Of Newcastle United (Monday May 20 2013)
Stats: Newcastle United v Arsenal (Sunday May 19 2013)
The Weight Of The Shirt (Friday May 17 2013)
Leading By Example (Thursday May 16 2013)
Is Football More Than Just A Game? (Monday May 13 2013)
The Next NUFC Manager (Monday May 13 2013)
|15. Aston Villa||38||10||11||17||-22||41|
|10th or Else
» Newcastle : 23/05/2013 21:52:00
|Liverpool: Reds To Iago For Aspas
» Liverpool : 23/05/2013 19:51:00
|Saints Elite Centre Still Has Places Available
» Southampton : 23/05/2013 18:47:00
|The Villa Times - 23/05/2013
» Aston Villa : 23/05/2013 18:07:00
|Managerial Odds Update
» Stoke : 23/05/2013 18:01:00
|Pulis Thanks Fans
» Stoke : 23/05/2013 17:53:00
|Rat the Optimist
» West Ham : 23/05/2013 16:47:00