Alan Pardew seems not to be enjoying this transfer window one little bit.
Alan Pardew – it’s just hectic – complete chaos
It seems like most Premier League managers he doesn’t like the January transfer window at all, and he says it’s really hard to do any good deals.
But it does seem that Alan enjoys the speculation of which players Newcastle may be interested in – although of all the players mentioned in the gossip press – maybe 10% of it is true, but it seems Pardew has been reading about the speculation at least.
So keep mentioning the players who could come to Newcastle, it many even give him some good ideas, but remember Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not for sale – well not now at least. 😀
This is what Alan said today:
“If I’m candid, it’s such a difficult period for managers, with all the speculation about players going out and coming in.”
“There are players coming to the end of a contract and their agents start linking them with clubs. I’m not the only Premier League manager going through the mess this window brings. It’s not a pleasant time.”
“I’m a football fan, I enjoy the speculation, it’s interesting. But to actually get to the bottom of something … It’s chaos trying to put it all together.”
“I’m not enjoying the window at all. It’s been the worst period for myself as a manager.” “I can’t remember it being quite as active as this in previous windows.”
“It’s because of the speculation trying to bring a player in. The agents involved only have a month to earn their money so an agent parks himself in the middle of a deal even if he doesn’t represent the player. It just goes on and on.”
Well it doesn’t seem like Alan has had a good January at all, does it?
But hey, if Newcastle can beat Tottenham tomorrow afternoon, that will definitely bring back the feel-good factor on Tyneside, which was muted when we give up the win in the 4th minute of injury time last Sunday at Sunderland.
But a win tomorrow – we’d be very happy with 1-0 – will give the lads 32 points, just 2 points less than our relegation total, and there will still be 15 games to play.
And this will be our last game until the January transfer window ends, since Newcastle’s next game will be on Wednesday night, February 3rd at Fulham.
That sounds like another 3 points right there!