Date: 18th August 2008 at 9:37am
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With imminent signings expected to bolster the squad, KK has laid down what he considers the necessary criteria that Dennis Wise and co should be looking for our in future players. Having suffered years of wastrels such as Boumsong, Luque and Marcelino, who never understood the English mentality, nor had any comprehension of what it means to play for NUFC, KK has opted for hungry, physical players who can adapt. This policy looks set to continue:

‘Too often in the recent past we have bought players who have not been quite good enough. They have either not settled or not understood what it means to play for Newcastle. You can’t just say good players can play at Newcastle because history will prove they cannot.

I don’t think it has been a bad summer but then I have not been reading what has been written. But in football at the moment, you don’t want these things on your doorstep, at your club. It is nice to get a good result so it goes on to another club but I don’t envy whoever it is.’