With a team so desperately short of players to survive in the Premier League this season, you would have expected that Newcastle would at least have done something in the first 22 days of the January transfer window – wrong again.
Dennis Wise – Recruitment Director – where are the players?
We will presumably sign Peter Lovenkrands, a free agent who used to play at Rangers, before the end of the week, but that’s all we know about at the moment.
He will become our 4th winger, finally replacing James Milner, who was not replaced when he left in August, although we were told there were several players coming in during the last two days of the summer window – wrong again.
And with Danny Guthrie being injured, any deal to take Geremi to Besitkas seems now to be over, and we think it’s best in any case to keep Geremi at the club.
Although he hasn’t played well for us of late, he is very experienced, and why doesn’t Joe Kinnear at least give him a run-out at right back? We think Geremi can still do a job for the club before the end of the season.
The two loan signings we were supposed to be getting, have magically disappeared from view, and exactly what the fans are supposed to think about them is puzzling. We were told they were coming in and each would cost around £500K, and then nothing.
We’d suggest to the Newcastle club, that they tell the fans at least what’s going on, either now, or on February 2nd, as to what happened to them, unless of course we still bring them into the club.
We understand both are central midfielders, so since we are shot of them for next Wednesday’s game at Man City, why not bring at least one in for that game?
The major positions we we needed to fill were at left back and at central midfield, and it looks like we have a number of players on trial who could still come into our defense.
And we think it’s much better to have a look at them first, as we did with Sebastien Bassong, to ensure they are better, or will be better, than what we already have.
But we don’t see much chance of getting any transfer signings through the door with the £10M Joe has to spend.
It may be that Joe was put off by Stephanie Mbia, when he had a poor game last Sunday, but we should remind both Dennis Wise, Joe Kinnear, Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley, that we still need to strengthen the side before the window closes.
And all this talk about how difficult it is to bring in players and the like – we’ve heard it all before, and other clubs like Man City ad Tottenham seem to be strengthening – do get on with it please – no excuses – and this time get the job done.
If not enough players are brought into the club before a week on Monday, Newcastle fans will not accept how difficult it was, and all that nonsense, but it will be even more proof that the Newcastle Board is just completely incompetent, as they proved last summer.
It’s results or reasons, and we don’t want to hear the reasons.