Newcastle failed to sign a top class striker in the summer transfer window, who was good enough to wear the number nine shirt at Newcastle and replace the departed Andy Carroll.
Ashley and Llambias – explanation needed
And since Andy Carroll departed on January 31st, how come Newcastle have now failed to replace him in all this time?
While I hesitate to criticize the club too much, because you are never privy to exactly what’s going on, it seems that the Newcastle Board now owe some kind of explanation to Newcastle fans -why no top striker was signed this summer.
And it also turns out that the net transfer spending this summer was almost exactly zero, and that is hardly consistent with the club’s statements, made through manager Alan Pardew in February, that they would reinvest the Carroll money back into the club.
The players we did sign were good, and some were really good, but the club didn’t get the job done this summer, and we’re now in almost exactly the same position we were in back on February 1st – short of a top striker.
I’ll not drag this out too much, other than to say the Newcastle Board need to explain to the Newcastle fans what exactly happened.