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Speculation begins as Hughton confirms signings.

May 19th, 2010 | 125 Comments |

Ashley will back Hughton this summer.
Ashley will back Hughton this summer.
Hooray! It now looks like summer speculation time can get into full swing as Chris Hughton has finally confirmed that new players WILL be arriving at St James’ Park this summer.

I wouldn’t get carried away just yet as it is still unlikely that there will be any players bought for a significant sum, but it does at least appear that we can now focus on assembling an actual squad fit for the Premier League rather than just concentrating on the first team, of which aspects of both need work doing to them to ensure we survive. Still, it does mean we can start speculating on potential new signings again which should lift some of gloom that has recently surrounded Newcastle after the release of the now infamous statement, despite it being well intended. Now we can finally put the myriad of differing descriptions of capital outlay away and actually await the arrival of our first signing. (more…)