Alan Pardew has had to deal with a number of crises at the Newcastle club in his short eight months on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew – tries to reassure the Newcastle fans
But as Alan will realize for some reason, that’s just par for the course when you a Newcastle manager, and through all the ups and downs Pardew seems able to keep an even keel, and that will stand him in good stead.
There’s a lot of different opinions ion Alan at the moment, but what really matters is how Newcastle perform next season, and how the new players in particular perform.
Newcastle have not done too badly this transfer season so far, just as long as the club can get say three more good players through the door, before September rolls around.
Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Demba Ba and Gabriel Obertan all look like they will be starters for the side next season, and there are some top youngsters coming through like Haris Vuckic, Mehdi Abeid, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier and Sammy Ameobi.
Pardew knows the fans are a little restless right now, with top left-back Jose haven’t left the club for Liverpool, but he has tried assure the fans that Newcastle will soon bring in a left back and a striker, as he told the Newcastle press today:
“It is how we set the tone. And the message has to change.” “The fans are used to bad news and players leaving – this is something we have to correct.”
“The only way we can correct it is by success.” “We will get a striker and left-back over the line, 100%.”
“That will be before the window shuts. We will chase those targets.” “We think we have signed well in the summer. I look forward to seeing that group.”
“But I think our fans will see new players on the pitch on Saturday that will impress. I had to rebuild at West Ham, because of contract disputes, Reading and Southampton.”
“I am well rehearsed in making sure the mixture is right. It is not complete yet, but by August 31 it will be.”
Newcastle will certainly be a more skillful side than last season, and of course, as always, it will be important to get off to a winning start tomorrow evening, in what we expect will be a sold-out St. James’ Park, for the visit of Arsenal.
Howay The Lads!!