Sam Allardyce seems to talk some good sense this morning, about what he is trying to do at the Newcastle United Football Club.
Chris Mort with Sam – some good things going on behind the scenes
We are well aware that some Newcastle fans have already given up on Sam, but we are the eternal optimists, and to be brutally honest, whoever is in the Newcastle manager job at any time, we just hope they are going to be super successful for the sake of the club.
Weâ€™re not alone there, and nothing is different with Big Sam, and weâ€™d certainly like to see him be successful at Newcastle. But at the very least we think Sam deserves some time to get his act together â€“ instant success is never easy at any club, and we honestly believe some of the changes he and Chris Mort are making behind the scenes, will stand the club in very good stead in the future. And that cannot be too bad.
Sam said today:
“It was never going to be an overnight job here. It is important that supporters get a clear picture of what the club is capable of in the short term and have the patience to accept that the famine that Newcastle have gone through for years in terms of results will not end in a season.â€
“There are no instant cures. Success has to be built over a period. I believe I am putting a structure in place which will serve the club well in the years to come.â€
“We are competing with clubs who are spending more than ever before. We had to do some short-term buying in the summer. Some have worked, others haven’t, but there were players at the club who came here for big money but had no residual value when it came to moving them on.â€
“Their departures did not generate money to spend in the transfer market but our net spending deficit is still only Â£9M, which is low when you compare it with other clubs.â€
“Clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have benefited from signing young players and developing them through their system and we’ve started to do the same.â€
“We want to exploit that kind of market to be able to produce first team players of the future. But it has to coincide with an improvement in your current senior players.â€
“We have some very good players at Newcastle but, for different reasons, principally the absence of the more experienced ones for long periods, we have been unable to make the impact we are capable of.”
Good words from Sam, and whatever happens, it’s going to be interesting to see just who Big Sam tries to bring to the club next month. After our solid display yesterday, we need the same again on Wednesday night against Manchester City.
Although City are doing well in the league, most of their points have come from their home games, where they’ve dropped only 2 points all season. They have 35 points in total, and of their 10 home games they have 28 points. However, in their 9 away games they have but a single win and just 7 points. So they are there for the taking, and we just need to secure all 3 points on Wednesday evening. That will keep us in touch with 6th place and up that table.
What do you think?