We are seriously concerned about how new manager Alan Pardew will react to the news, that Newcastle caved in yesterday and sold Andy Carroll.
Alan Pardew – likely to be devastated
Not only dd the club do that, but they did it so late, that they were unable to bring in a replacement before the transfer window slammed shut at 11:00 pm last night.
It has taken Alan Pardew only 7 weeks or so to see first hand, the incompetence of the Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley.
And in the weeks he has been on Tyneside, Alan Pardew has made a big deal of saying how important it was for Newcastle to keep their best players, and probably Newcastle’s best player – who has also grabbed the imagination of England fans everywhere – is suddenly gone.
Yes, in one fell swoop Andy is gone, and we’re not sure we believe all this stuff about him asking for a transfer, although that’s the word being actively put out by the club. It could simply be cover for owner Mike Ashley.
They didn’t have to accept Andy’s transfer request and they didn’t have to accept Liverpool’s bid, but we seriously wonder what the truth is about what happened yesterday? And notice there are reports this morning from Carroll saying he pushed out of the door.
This is what Alan has said over the last few weeks:
“We will make sure he stays. He understands he has a lot of learning to do and the most important thing is he wants to play for Newcastle.”
And only as couple of weeks ago when Tottenham were after the player Alan said:
“He is not for sale,” “I am going to say it one last time. He is not for sale.”
And only a few days ago Alan said what was so true, when he said:
“Unless we keep the likes of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan then we are never going to get there.
“If you keep shipping them out, how are you ever going to be one of the top clubs?”
Yesterday was a very bad day for Newcastle United, because they proved that money was more important than building a good side, and if a player becomes good enough at Newcastle, he will be sold once the bid is high enough.
Are Newcastle building a good team for the future? Give me a break, it seems that Newcastle are way too interested in the money side of things, and will now sell anybody – repeat anybody – if the bid is big enough.
Do you think perennial top sides in the Premier League sell their best players? The answer is no – they buy them.
Or if they do sell, they ensure a suitable replacement is already lined up, as Liverpool skillfully showed yesterday.
Newcastle are a selling club and the best players they create will be sold, when the right bid comes in.
Just like in 1988 when a certain local lad, Paul Gascoigne, was sold when he was just 21 – to Tottenham Hotspur.
The future of Newcastle is not very bright if we keep doing what we did yesterday – and shoot ourselves in the foot – although it seems like we cut the foot off completely by yesterday’s embarrassingly incompetent actions.
But as we said earlier, we are just a wee bit concerned about how Alan Pardew will react to having his most important player, sold from under him.