An Observer Posted February 14, 2006 Share Posted February 14, 2006 Matthew and David C...you both make good points vis-a-vis Kluklowski. I am not sold on any of our central defenders these days. It does seem McKenna has come along way this year with Cottbus but still not sold...i would be more sold if he played along side a premiership/bundesliga veteren....but marshalling the whole defense, no. I would still prefer to see Nsaliwa over Kluklowski as he is playing that position for club and he certainly has speed and strength. Alternatively, lets continue to give Reda and Gervais some time there over the next year. My real hope is that McKenna gets into the Bundesliga with cottbus soon, Nsaliwa continues to develop and a couple from David Edgar, Steven Vittoria, Andrew Haineault, Winston Marshall, Andres Arrango, and Blerim Rhustemi establish themselves at championship or higher level in order to challenge for spots and give more depth here. If Edgar could get into Newcastle's first team and play their for a year or so....McKenna may make a good partner especially if he gets established in the Bundesliga as well. Worst comes to worse...I would put Hutchinson back there for WCQ next time around. I think he is much better defensively than Kluklowski in my opinion. As for Imoff, this is where he started but I think he is too small to play the center in international football. He's a usefull player but just not in the center at the back. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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