We’re starting to hear too many complaints about why Newcastle are doing so badly, and now that we have money to spend in the transfer market, let’s stop the complaints, accept we are out of the FA cup, and ensure that every league game for the rest of the season is a cup tie with 3 points to be won.
Stephane Mbia – £4M bid in for 6’2″ midfielder
It’s not Joe Kinnear’s fault that we have 11 players missing from an already too small squad, but we are now paying the price of the stupidity of the Newcastle Board last summer, by not ensuring the squad was big enough or we had enough quality in the squad as Kevin Keegan had requested continually, ever since he came back to Newcastle a year ago.
Last night was a severe defeat for Newcastle fans to witness, against a side that were in the Championship last year, are in their first season ever in the Premier League, put out a weakened side by choice, and already beat us at St. James’ Park this season in the league.
But that’s the way things stand at the moment, and if it’s one thing that will lift the hearts of the Newcastle fans is if we can quickly get out of the relegation zone, and have a decent run in to the end of the season – for a change.
The news that Joe Kinnear has been given £10M to spend is good, because there will not be too many teams that want to spend money in January, so we may be well placed to bring in players like 22 year-old Stéphane Mbia from Stade Rennais, who we seem to have bid £4M for yesterday.
This boy is a good player and both Newcastle and Everton were in for him during the summer.
According to the Newcastle Journal the other player is Albin Ebondo, a right back from Toulouse, who’s 24 years old and again looks more than a decent player.
Joe bid £4M for each player yesterday, and if we assume the two loan signings are additional players, since one is an Italian and one an Argentine, and add in Peter Lovenkrands, that’s 5 players we have bid for, and we should know the results in a day or two.
The transfer market closes two weeks next Monday, so let’s get as many good players in as possible before then, and then we’ll have no excuses.
And whoever Joe puts out on Saturday, against Blackburn at Ewood Park, has to go all out for a win, whoever is in the team.
Right now we’re in a huge relegation fight, and that’s the truth, and yes it looks like gloom and doom is descending.
However, things can look much much better, and very quickly, with a couple of wins on the trot.