More news is coming though on the meeting between Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek LLambias, which took place yesterday regarding the Newcastle transfer targets.
Alan Pardew – watched some of Stevenage game with owner Ashley
That must have been painful
Of course the meeting, which took place after the friendly game with Hibs, is the first meeting since Newcastle had one of their worst results ever in the FA Cup.
And certainly one of the most embarrassing results since Ashley bought the Newcatsle club 43 months ago.
The three of them are said to have watched parts of the game against Stevenage on video , and we have to think that must have been painful for all three, but especially for new manager Pardew.
We assume the owner was able to tell Alan how disappointed he was at the terrible and inept Newcastle display – or words to that effect. 😀
You hardly like to see the club you own in headlines around the world of how a fourth division English side beat the famous Newcastle United – do you?
Even if Newcastle were short of 7 first teamers, the Newcastle players should always do a lot better than that, especially in the category of effort and guts.
Newcastle have played much like Blackpool over these last 18 months, since the relegation and since Chris Hughton was put in charge, , but their fight and endeavor was certainly missing against Stevenage.
This may be turn out a hard long January for Newcastle fans, and of course it could be that the right players are just not available, and as long as we don’t lose any of our players in January, we suppose we could survive through the end of the season.
However, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Sol Campbell moved out, and there is even news today that rock-bottom West Ham may be interested in taking the player for a nominal fee.
But it’s always nice to have one or two players come in to freshen up the squad, especially if they look to be excellent buys.
The news today that Newcatsle may be interested in Adam Lallana seems promising, as we’ve heard already from one or two Southampton supporters and they say the lad is a very good player in the making.
Here’s hoping Newcastle can get at least a couple of players in during this window, and sooner rather than later.
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