Alan Pardew has said today, that although Newcastle are 7 points above the drop zone with omly 7 games to play, the club is still not safe from possible relegation.
Alan Pardew – when we’re safe we’ll move in the transfer market
And almost anything seems possible this season in the Premier League, and there will be some unexpected twists and turns at the bottom of the table, before the season comes to an end on Sunday, May 22nd.
But Newcastle won a massive game against Wolves, and one thing in the club’s favor is the positive goal difference, which is always worth an extra point in a close finish, but the side cannot relax, and must play all out in every remaining game, if only to push as far up the table as possible.
If Newcastle can finish high up in the PL, it will only help with the summer transfer market, to attract good players to the club.
Alan Pardew is a pragmatic man, and he had this to day today about relegation:
“We are not safe yet, and we have to make sure the players realize it.” “The result last weekend was a big step towards safety and we can breathe a little easier, but we are not there yet.”
“We have that carrot at the weekend, and if we win at Villa we will probably be there.” “It is another massive game because of that.”
“We made a big stride forward with the win over Wolves – now we have to finish the job. Once we have done that, things will start to move in the transfer market.“
That’s an interesting bit on the transfer market, and presumably they can then solidify some deals that are in the offing, once Newcastle are sure of being in England’s top tier next season.
It seems that Newcastle may have already negotiated some deals, and two of them will probably be with free agents, and those deals could already be done and dusted.
The rules in England are that free agent deals cannot be announced before the end of the season we believe, so if some deals are already completed, then Newcastle could make those announcements at the end of May, and that would be a good way to start off this summer transfer window.
The news yesterday was that Kevin Nolan is very close to a new bumper deal at the club, and Joey Barton has said if Kevin signs on – he will do the same thing.
Some good positive momentum may be building at Newcastle, but first things first, and the lads have to put in another good and solid performance at Villa Park on Sunday.