Sam Allardyce has already put two bids in for players in the January transfer window, and he will be hoping to bring in at least a couple of players before the end of the month.
Sam Allardyce – after reinforcements in January
The first bid was for Wes Brown, and although the bid was turned down by Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson, Newcastle are still very keen to get Wes to Newcastle before the January transfer window ends.
What Sam would like in January are players that can come straight into the side and help the team immediately, and of course Brown fits into that classification, with his vast experience in both the Premiership and Europe.
The other player Sam has bid for is so far unknown, and we could have some guesses at players that would be good for the club. Local boy Michael Carrick is not getting many games at Manchester United since Owen Hargreaves arrived there, although he may be a bit expensive. David Nugent at Portsmouth is still only 22 years old and is a good old fashioned center forward who would fit in well at the club. And of course Sam is always being linked with Kevin Nolan, his former captain at Bolton Wanderers.
If Sam can get some decent reinforcements into the club in January, it will cheer up the supporters no end, since there’s been very little good news for them overt the last several weeks.
On his tough times at Newcastle, so far this season Sam talked to the Evening Chronicle this afternoon:
â€œYou have got to take the rough with the smooth as a manager in the Premier League.â€ â€œItâ€™s a volatile world and it is more so this year than ever before.â€
â€œThere is more and more speculation about everybodyâ€™s position quicker than ever because of the extra money that has come into the game.â€ â€œWe have seen many managers go very quickly.â€
â€œI have only been here seven months, and Steve Bruce is only just manager of Wigan. I played against Birmingham and Alex McLeish has only just got the managerâ€™s job.”
“I have played against Sven-Goran Eriksson â€“ he came in after me and I have only been here seven months.â€
Things could look a lot better at the end of January with 2-3 good new players in the squad. And things would look even better if we can get one or two wins under our belts and are still in the FA Cup come February.
Wins have certainly been in short supply over the last 12 games or so, so we are at least due a win. Maybe tomorrow?