February 27 News Daily Telegraph Newcastle’s famous reporter Luke Edwards wrote a column
, to analyze Newcastle’s next move.
That’s why some optimism remains after they suffered such a dismal result in a major cup final for the first time since 1999, as Newcastle will next announce a series of sponsorship deals that will add to the summer window.
What must be done is to give Howe more “tools” to improve Newcastle.
His squad needs an upgrade, a fundamental reflection on the grim end of yet another defeat at Wembley.
Like Dan Byrne, Fabian Schar, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almiron, and even the fading Callum Wilson, they are all meritorious players for Newcastle, but
For the ambitious Newcastle, they seem to have some meaning of decline.
All are fighting for their futures between now and May, both at the club and in the starting positions in their respective positions.
Even someone like Saint-Maximin may be seen as a luxury no longer worth having.
Newcastle are targeting a centre-back, a left-back, a midfielder and up to two forwards in the summer.
Whatever happens now, one thing is certain: Newcastle won’t be reaching another cup final for another 24 years.
It’s not the end, it’s still the beginning, a taste of good things to come – nothing but a bitter taste.