Hello, and welcome to my first blog, first post, you may well not be back...
So today brought us news we were waiting on but were still seemingly shocked and upset by, as is the Newcastle United way..
Ok, so when the talk of Manchester United and Arsenal were thrown around we all agreed it would be fine for him to go for the Champions League experience. But suddenly the clubs status' were going down, and down, as far as Sunderloland, then jumped up to where we are now.. QPR.
We can all agree that we were all suffering from extreme changes in emotion such as..
'Please don't go Joey!'
'Screw him, money grabber'
'Its for his family, hes needs stability'
'He owes the club!'
Now, you may be thinking, no, I didn't say any of that, well that because they were a series of my tweets and it's my blog and what I say goes...unless you complain, then I may change my mind.
Anyway, back to his move, I personally think he's made a mistake, I do think FCB would have offered him a deal, much like the Steven Taylor saga, and yes it's all the agents fault, everytime. Let's not forget Joey had the chance to sign a new contract in January/February time. Also not forgetting Joey's tweets about not wanting to find himself in a relegation battle... yes Joey we do remember all these tweets.. another being I'm going to stay and sit my contract out... you didn't forget that did you? Ah there's Joey talking about his ambition and the Champions League on Sky Sports News...
But as I promised, onwards and upwards, we are all still fuming about the lack of signing in certain positions, notably Left Back, Striker, Centre Defence and possibly Right Back. Although Shola is able to comfortably fill all these positions, we do need to field 11 players, and Shola's not up to that, we need Tomi back. That said, the players we have brought in are, in my eyes, world class, well Gorgeous Yohan Cabaye is anyway, amazing passing ability, may be Tiote like in the yellow margins though. Marveaux, who played yesterday on the left wing was very promising, fast like Keyring Dyer, skillful, and also naturally leftsided and sticks to his touchline. Obertan, who we've seen glimpses of what he's capable of, which also looks very promising, fast as Keyring again and very very skilful, although his headshape scares me a little... A few youngsters coming through like Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid, Sammeobi, Haris 'Smiler' Vuckic, Timmy Krul and Kaz Lua Lua (Brighton on loan), all look very good and we could be looking at a very good future.
BUT.. our striking signing so far in this summer of Demba Ba, which, with 7 goals in 12 games, looked a helluva bit of business, but unfortunately from what I've seen, 4games he isn't really what we need, there's only room for one Shola and Ba isn't him, for me at the minute, I would like him to prove me drastically wrong though, that would be wonderful.
Anyway, thats me off to watch Crusaders vs Coleraine at Seaview (write up later..or tomorrow) , let me know what you thought of my first post and if I should continue at @ConnorNufc.
Over and oot.