Alan Pardew has made some surprising comments today.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle must be successful
One of them is he thinks Newcastle will need to have some success fairly quickly, if he is to keep the current team together, because players like Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye will want success at Newcastle.
Otherwise they may seek pastures anew, where they could get that success.
This is what Alan said today:
“We’ve tried to bring in players we feel have an improvement in them and a desire to play for Newcastle,” “The most important thing to keep those players is to put success in front of them. “
“When you’re building a new side it needs to have progression – in our form, in our consistency, and to get as close as we can to that top six.”
“If we see that I think I can keep them another year and then when we go into that third year you really need to be very, very close, because then they’re going to start looking, as José Enríque) i now, for trophies.”
“I think we can do that.” “Cheick Tioté, Cabaye, people like that, we’re going to have to have success on the pitch to keep them, 100%.”
That is true but that’s football, and Newcastle have done well only under Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson in the last 40 years or so – if we are to be honest.
It’s Alan Pardew’s job, backed up by Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, to build a good team that can get into the top six in the Premier League.
And if they cannot do that, they should expect some repercussions and one is that good players will want to leave.
It’s already happened with Jose Enrique, who came to Newcastle four years ago expecting Newcastle to be a top side in the Premier League but instead found himself playing seocnd division football.
In that context of the last four years, its not surprising he wants to leave and Joey Barton also wants more success at Newcastle.
That’s really the name of the game of football, and it’s Alan Pardew’s job to create success at Newcastle, and it’s really as simple as that.
And if he cannot do that then one outcome is that good players will want to move on and away from Tyneside – and notice that ‘s already happening with a certain Jose Enrique.
What do you think?