More to arrive after Zurab Khizanishvili

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Khizanishvili - More than a decent signing

Firstly I’d like to apologise to you for the site being down the last two days. There was a problem with the server but all things are fixed now and the articles will begin to flow again. Anyway, the good news is, is that Newcastle United have completed the signing of Zurab Khizanishvili from Blackburn Rovers on a three-month loan deal. The Georgian is the first to arrive but is expected to  the be the first of more to come. Reports are already suggesting James Vaughan could be very close to a loan move to St.James’ Park.

Zurab is an all round defender and a very good one at that. He’s certainly Premier League quality and why Sam Allardyce has opted to let the 6’2’ Georgian leave we don’t really know. Khizanishvili was a usual starter for Blackburn up until recently, he mustn’t fit into Sam’s luxurious football.

It’s a very good signing from Chris Hughton and his third so far, with Danny Simpson, Peter Lovenkrands and now Zurab. That’s more than Kevin Keegan ever signed on his own. We’ve needed cover for the defensive position and today we got it, in the form of an experienced centre half.

After yesterdays defeat to Blackpool, it was a timely reminder of what the Coca Cola Championship brings, and we can expect even tougher ties than the Seaside one last night.

Comments welcome 🙂

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pinkpetrol: ⏱ 17/09/2009

I agree with everything you said! The problem is and I can't remember who said this but every game is going to be hard for us as most teams are going to see that playing us at St James is like a cup final and will play to beat us and to impress! Hard times ahead!

Doocey: ⏱ 17/09/2009

We've a long road in front us for sure but with new signings like Zurab and gritty performances like at Cardiff then there's every chance we could be in the play-off positions come May. But we need more players and I've been emphasizing that we need 6 more, for weeks now. Even Kevin Nolan said we need half a dozen of new faces. Saying that, we know that there isn't much money there for Chris to spend.