Alan Pardew gave his post match interviews yesterday before Joey Barton sent those tweets blasting the Newcastle hierarchy.
Carver and Pardew – Erdinc deal dead?
And of course it will do absolutely nothing to help Joey get a new deal at the club, and could even hasten his departure from Newcastle.
Jose Enrique was also guilty of that last weekend, and Joey and Jose are both showing a lot of discontent with the way the summer transfer season is going.
On the transfer side of things it seems the Mevlut Erdinc deal is almost dead, and Alan almost admitted as much last night:
“I think it’s fairly evident that we’ve spent a lot of time on that transfer. “
“Now, we need to make sure that we’ve got a player or maybe two players for the start of the season.”
“Privately, we’ve had a conversation about a timescale for things. But that’s about the best I can say at the moment.”
And as we reported last night Wayne Routledge is set to join Swansea tomorrow, after a £2M fee was agreed between the two clubs, and Wayne is due to take his medical down there tomorrow.
This is what Alan said:
“Wayne Routledge’s move to Swansea is imminent. I think they’re fairly close,”
It’s not a mystery as to why there is some discontent at Newcastle, because once the Routledge deal goes through Newcastle will have a net gain of £2M in the transfer market this summer.
And that’s hardly what fans expected, once the statement that the £35M from the Andy Carroll transfer would be fully reinvested into the club.
Derek LLambias says the money has gone to wages, but we’ve had four players in, and Campbell, Kuqi, Barton and Routledge have left, so that’s probably a wash on the wages – at least over one year.
That’s why fans and players alike are wondering whether the money has really been invested.
I’ve had some experience in finance running a big business at IBM, and I’d have a hard job justifying where the money has gone, at least right now.
But of course we also have to remember the transfer season is not over yet, so we should hold our judgement until September 1st.
And there’s still time for Newcastle to bring in a couple of top players.