Joe Kinnear as we all know doesn’t have much money to spend on new players at Newcastle right now, although he admits he would love to go out and make some sexy signings for the club.
Joe Kinnear – would love to make sexy signings
Kinnear goes against moneybags Manchester City tonight, and they have spent over £126M in the Premier League so far.
Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I would love to go out and make loads of sexy signings.” “I’d love to build Newcastle United up that way.”
“But that isn’t where we are at right now.” “You see Tottenham going out and buying three or four players at a time and spending millions.”
“But I am trying to save the club and I am working with what I’ve got.”
“We’ve shown when we have a fully fit squad that we can beat the best teams.”
“And I will continue to do that with what I have.”
But the fact that Man City have spent so much also means there is considerable pressure on them to perform, as there is with Spurs, who have already spend a lot in the transfer market also.
But we don’t see either of these two clubs too much better than Newcastle right now.
In the Man City game at St. James’ Park we outplayed City and were leading 2-1 having played with 10 men for almost the whole game, after Habib Beye had been wrongfully sent off and penalized for a foul on Robinho, who took a dive in the penalty area.
City finally equalized in the 86th minute through Stephen Ireland to rescue their blushes in that game, and they haven’t really improved too much since then, as far as we can see.
Meanwhile, as we reported this morning Newcastle are said to be looking at 19 year-old Charlton youngster Josh Wright, who is a creative midfielder, with Aston Villa (who else?) also interested in his services.
Just to level set on the transfer window status – there are 5 days to go in the window and we have one player through the door, and a free agent at that.
We have yet to strengthen the defense and central midfield with any players, and those are the two areas of the squad the club admitted needed strengthening in January.
Get a move on lads, because there will be no excuses this time around.
Wishing and Hoping – as usual.