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  • Dermot Dermot Jun 28, 2005 21:39 Flag

    Why do we never buy defenders?

    Because Souey likes Midfielders and doesn't really have much time for defending, i can speak from experience as i'm a Blackburn fan and would like to thank Newcastle's board as he would have cost us a lot of money if we sacked him (which was on the cards).He's a winner though and should win you a trophy like he did with Blackburn.During his time at Blackburn we got progressively worse at defending, defenders looking confused when the ball went in their net looking for someone to blame and i can see it's happening at Newcastle noticing how many goals against your side conceeded from last season (57 from 38 games) you had a better defence when Sir Bobby was in charge. Boumsong may be a great defender but he will not improve under Souness.You guys have a better chance in the cups and i fancy you to win the FA Cup this year but mid table at best in the league coz your defence will let you down, i've got a feeling that Souness' teams don't practice defending much on the training ground.Just watch them next season on set pieces and you'll know what i mean....

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    • mmmmm You might have a point there dude! I am a Newcastle fan I believe that you may have a point. I don´t agree with Souness as manager, he is not my choice, but a few good signings in Boumsong and Parker. Whether or not out defence gets better, I think there will a slight improvement, but Newcastle is not a defensive team, and never will be. But when Newcastle spends money on defenders (besides Marcelino) we get quality for our money, Woodgate, Boumsong, and Bramble has started to look the part. We need a defender like Van Buyten, stuff Distin, they are both the same really, but Van Buyten will score at least 5 league goals a season, while Distin will be lucky to get one. Newcastle fails to do what Arsenal do, and that is when we have a good season, bring two or three decent signings at a cost of 15-20 million, to strength weak areas. But Newcastle buy un-tested raw English player, or past it throw aways from Man Utd. Newcastle really fell when Sir Bobby only brought in Lee Bowyer after we finished third in the League. Hopefully we can get into the top five, and again, we have to bring in 3 new faces, players from Holland or France, because they are the most adaptable!