Alan Pardew still needs to resolve the Joey Barton situation, before the game against Arsenal tomorrow.
Joey Barton – needs to decide and quickly
And it’s basically up to Joey to either commit himself fully to Newcastle, or decide he cannot do that, and he will be moved out of the club.
But at this point, there’s no reason if Joey commits to the Magpies, that he cannot be Newcastle’s top player next season, and who knows – if he gives up that Twitter account, and displays the discipline he’s shown over the last couple of years, he could even stay on Tyneside after next summer.
It’s not impossible, but if he stays on Tyneside this season, there must be no more trouble from Joey, and he has to behave himself and get behind the team.
But after the Barton situation is sorted out, there will be no more players leaving the club, and potentially three and at least two new players, a striker and a left back, to be brought in.
Fabricio Coloccini has again been linked with Spanish club Valencia, but the Newcastle captain is going nowhere, and top midfielder Cheick Tiote is also going nowhere.
Alan Pardew has been trying his very best to reassure fans, who are still wary that Newcastle may lose at least one more top player before September rolls around, and maybe on August 31st too, as happened with a certain local striker last January.
Pardew said this about the situation at Newcastle:
“We have secured a few of the players on long-term deals and we haven’t lost them all.” “We still have Coloccini and Tiote and good young players who can impress our fans.”
“Cabaye and Ba look ready to rumble.” “Marveaux is a bit off the pace because of his injury, but we have Obertan now.” “These players who the fans haven’t seen, will like what they see.”
We have to hope that Newcastle can put in a good performance tomorrow night, and hopefully can secure all 3 points which would be terrific.
And maybe also have a couple of our new players turn out to be the top performers for the side against the Gunners.
That would raise Geordie spirits everywhere, to be sure, and it doesn’t take much!
Howay The Lads!!