Monday, January 03, 2005

New Year - new faces

With the clock striking midnight and bringing down the curtain on a pretty lousy year for Newcastle United, Souness and Shepherd have sprung in to action and moved to bolster our beleaguered defence. Snapping up Celestine Babayaro from Chelsea for a nominal fee and coughing up £8 million for Jean-Alain Boumsong of Rangers the men in control have moved quickly and purposefully to bring in the players they think we need.

Only time will tell whether they can do the business, and bring a much needed stability to our defence, but at least the squad looks a bit healthier for their arrival, and if nothing else the competition for places might just force one or two to raise their games.

Rumour has it we are still looking to bring in more new blood, with Distin and Boa-Morte the two names most frequently in the frame, personally I'd have thought a new right winger was more important than a left-sided one, but I've no complaints so far - so hopefully Graeme and Freddy will continue to buy the players we all know we need, and the players themselves will live up to the weight of expectation upon them.


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