Most Newcastle fans are waiting to see just exactly what class of player Newcastle can attract in the summer.
Alan Pardew – players that will excite the fans
Newcastle will not be short of money, as they’ve got £35M from the Carroll sale to pay for the transfer fees and wages of players coming to the north east.
In addition to that, it’s also likely the club will get a sizable transfer fee for Jose Enrique, who seems to want to move on this summer, with Liverpool looking to be the most likely destination, although you never know.
And Newcastle have been linked with stacks of players so far this year, but the better ones, like Ivory Coast winger Gervinho and French striker Kevin Gameiro, are unlikely to end up on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew seems to have learned very quickly what Newcastle fans want, and it seems he wants to bring in players who will excite the Geordie faithful:
“We need to bring players in Newcastle fans love that can get you out of your seat,”
“We need one or two of them on top of what we’ve got and then we can go forward and be really competitive.”
The Newcastle side, to their credit, have kept the Magpies out of relegation trouble all season long, and Newcastle fans have generally seen their side show spirit and pride in nearly all of their games.
That’s something we didn’t see too much of from the star laden Newcastle side of two years ago, which ended up relegated, despite the huge wages the club were paying to the playing staff.
One performance in particular this season – the magnificent and gutsy come-back from 4-0 down after 26 minutes against Arsenal – when our boys scored four goals in the last 26 minutes or so of that game, will be remembered down the ages as the greatest ever comeback in the Premier League. What a performance that was – absolutely unbelievable in every way.
And Alan has told anybody who will listen these last few weeks, that Newcastle will not be resting on their laurels for their final two matches of the season:
“Making sure we don’t coast for the rest of the season is something I’ve got to focus on,”
“We have a professional respect that we handle ourselves very well in these remaining games.” “The players have been absolutely brilliant and we want to finish in the top 10.”
“We want to finish the season right. For us it’s about finishing strongly and making a point.”
We’d be delighted if the lads can pick up 3 points from their last two games at Stamford Bridge and at home to West Bromwich Albion.
A 47 points total would be an excellent return in the first season back in the big time.