NUFC star Wayne is Rs for keeps now!

By Lee Ryder on Apr 30, 10 10:42 AM

If there's one thing that Newcastle United fans love to see as much as a traditional number 9 bulldozing their way through opposition defences - it's an old fashioned winger who loves to create.

Wayne Routledge is exactly that in my humble opinion.

The jet-heeled wide man has made just 14 starts for United this season since joining from QPR - where he will return on Sunday - and has created seven goals for his team-mates chipping in with three himself.

All in all, not a bad return for a player that arrived at Newcastle for an absolute snip.

Routledge may well have flirted with success at the likes of Spurs, Aston Villa and Fulham - but he could end up being a firm Toon favourite here.

Routledge's work-rate has been fantastic since signing for the Mags and he's also a top guy as part of the bargain.

We'll never forget the moment he sealed the title at Plymouth and next season he heads back to the top flight with a point to prove.

He will probably get the boo boys on his back at QPR but with 3,000 Toon fans in his corner they will be drowned out at Loftus Road.


Sulphuric909 said:

Routledge and Williamson have definately been Houghtons best signings so far, and it's such a nice change to have transfer dealings done quietly and swiftly out of the media spotlight so the circus surrounding the transfers and fees are kept to a minimum and although we can never shake transfer speculation, we will no longer be taken for granted as we have done in the past with singings like Boumsong et al.
Routledge has a point to prove, as does many other players we currently have and this is the key denominator that enables the players to give the 100% that was constantly lacking in previous years.

If Houghtons summer singings are as shrewd and sucessful as they have nearly all proved to be so far then I will definately be optimistic for a strong campaign next year pushing for a respectable mid-table finish as there are teams floating about the lower half of the table who I think we can hold our own against, and when it comes to entertaining the top 6 or 7 clubs in the league or squad is strong enough to not let their heads drop when going a goal down.

Bring on 2010/11

Kingstoon said:

Agree - Wayne's World is excellent. Massive impact fantastic to have Waynoe on one side and Jonas on the other delivering quality.
Lets hope his qpr pal Fitzy Hall shakes off the sicknote tag that has persued his career.
qpr fans felt the same about Hall as we did Owen - only you did tend to get 20 minutes quality out of Hall before the next injury hit.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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