Bobby Moncur’s opinion is always worth hearing, when controversial things have happened at Newcastle, and Bobby has talked to the Evening Chronicle today.
Alan Shearer – the great Newcastle striker
This is what he said about yesterday’s goings on:
“I was very surprised to hear as a local lad that Carroll had put a transfer request in at such a late stage.”
“When I heard he was on his way to Liverpool, I knew we had seen the last of him at Newcastle.”
“Once you start talking to a club, your head is in the clouds and before you know it you are at another club.”
“In some ways if he has trebled his earnings, can you blame him?” “In some ways to get a bid of £35m or more, can you blame Newcastle if they think they can invest in the team?”
“I said Spurs’ bid for £25m was paltry but £35m is closer to his true value.” “When you look at what Torres left for Chelsea for, it has to be about right.”
And with money to spend in the summer Chief Scout Graham Carr and Alan Pardew will be doing their homework before the summer, and we could see some top players coming in.
We hope we see some top players coming in. 😀
We’ve been impressed with Graham Carr at Newcastle, and of course it was Graham who scouted and signed Cheick Tiote last summer.
“When you look at the players Graham Carr scouted and brought in, it has been good.”
“Ben Arfa and Tiote have been great coups and if we are able to bring in some more of similar quality then I would not be too disheartened.”
“Losing Andy is a massive blow for the fans because he was the most exciting player we have had since Alan Shearer.”
“We have lost him, but there is money in the pot and we just have to see where the club go from here.”
Of course a big question on Tyneside is just how much of that £36M, the club is said to have received for Andy Carroll, will be given to Alan in the summer.
It’s a good question and we have no idea of course, but there’s one thing we can almost guarantee now – there will be under-soil heating at the Benton Training grounds next season.