The Premier League 2010/11 Previews Part 13: Newcastle United – Stick Or Twist?


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Ian says:

    I think it’s fair to say that this season, with the exception of Man City, transfers have been very quiet, low key and low cost.

    Newcastle aren’t the only team in the Premiership to be looking to do things on the cheap; not even Man Utd are having a splurge with all the Ronaldo cash they got last year. The game is changing and I think that the owners have realised that the prices that they have been paying for players to just keep them in the league, never mind contending, are ludicrous. Look at O’Neill, 120 Million he spent in his time at Villa and they’re still nowhere when you look at them, even more screwed now they have no manager and no pot to pee in.

    As for Newcastle, I’m confident that this year we’ll be OK. I don’t think we’ll be relegated when we’ve got Wolves, Blackpool and West Brom in the same league and to be honest, the quality of football played by the times who’ve finished 5th downwards for the last two seasons has been awful.

  2. Cyprus-Toon says:

    I must admit that you’ve posted a good article there fella :)
    Imo I think we’ll finish around 12-15 with Carrol getting better as the season gets on, I hope we’re able to get another striker in but I see Loverboy doing what he did in the SPL & Fizzy to keep us above some of the other teams in the PL..
    Midfield we have a lot of choice & depth, so no problems there, tho if Ben Arfa comes in, I’d play him behind Carroll & just in front of Routledge, Barton, Guthrie & Jonas, especially with those quick feet, he’ll have score loads or get loads of free kicks for us :)
    Defensively, we have a few lads to keep it tight but we need cover for LB, as if Enrique gets injured, young Kadar will have his work cut out but I hope CH gives the young lads some playing time too :)

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