One thing that was very clear to all Newcastle fans last night is that the Newcastle club just don’t have enough class in the side to do very well this season.
Chris Hughton – help this man out – please!
That’s the bad news – the good news is that there are still a full two weeks to go to the end of the transfer window, and if Newcastle are not going to be in another desperate relegation fight this season, the club must bring in at least three new players at the very least.
The difference in class between the two sides last night was enormous, and maybe even bigger than some of us thought – and there’s just no way without good new players coming in, that we’ll have a chance against the top 8 clubs in the Premier League.
Owner Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias were seen at the game last night, and they will have noticed the vast difference in class also, so maybe Mike will be encouraged to give Chris as much money as he can spare from the club’s coffers in the next couple of weeks, to get a few good players through the door.
After all it’s within his best interests that Newcastle survive the season.
We know the club is trying to bring in some new players, and as we noted yesterday we have been linked with as many as 5 new players – and on last night’s performance we should bring in all five!
Chris said after the game the club is trying to bring in reinforcements, and this is what he said:
“We have said that we need to strengthen the squad and we are confident we will do that,”
“I know where we are as a football club (in terms of funds). We’re no different from a lot of clubs in that what we bring in must fit in the financial structure.”
OK – we understand that by now, but we still need, at the very least, three new players.
Let’s try to get two of them in on loan – otherwise for the second successive Premier League season our beloved club will struggle mightily in the top level of English football.
And none of us want to go through that again.