There are not many days where waking up at 4 o’clock is a good thing, however this time I had Crystal Palace away to look forward too. You have to start with the standard away day breakfast - bacon sarnie and the first tin of the day! Is it slightly worrying that this was at 4:30am? The taxi arrived at 5:20am and off we went - picking up the other lads on the way heading straight to Newcastle Central Station.
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There is no doubt that this summer has been simultaneously one of the most interesting and confusing that I can recall for the club. A comprehensive restructure has been enacted, with scouts of international renown brought in to deliver a brave new approach to player recruitment. A huge number of names have been linked with us...
With Charis Mavrias soon expected to join Adam Johnson and David Moberg-Karlsson in Paolo Di Canio's options on the right flank, it is fairly apparent to all of us that Sebastian Larsson is no longer seen as a right midfielder by the manager. His pace is not what it used to be and without that trait, he doesn't really seem to fit into Di Canio's sharp, quick attacking strategy. The manager prefers the idea of having inverted wingers – hence Adam Johnson being seen as a right-sided player with his deadly left foot – and Larsson’s style of play would not be suited to being deployed on either wing as long as this game plan is kept intact.
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