The news on Newcastle in September has been all about the Newcastle Board’s incompetence in not being able to bring in a new striker in the summer transfer window.
Alan Pardew with Martin Jol before the Fulham game
And manager Alan Pardew was certainly very unhappy about that failure, and took a full week before he talked to the press again.
But he sent out a signal with that silence, that it was the Board who are responsible for doing the deals for players, and they failed him and they failed the Newcastle fans too. But what’s new?
It’s definitely now time to move ahead, and when you look at the Newcastle squad, we think it’s just a little stronger than last season, and a top ten finish in the Premier League this season is definitely a possibility.
Alan Pardew still believes Newcastle can still do well this season:
“We need to challenge for the top ten in this division and at the moment I think that is still possible. It is still there.”
“I’ve got to be honest, I would be doing myself a disservice if I wasn’t targeting the top ten and a good run in one of the cup competitions. I think we have a squad that is strong enough for that.”
“We have less experience in the team but we have more exuberance, so we will have to use that and bring it to the fore.”
It’s important for the squad to remain upbeat and to keep that very good team spirit going through thick and thin.
We would hope the lads do a lot better than their last four games in the first half tonight, since they’ve been second best in the first 45 minutes in all four games they’ve played so far this season.
But whatever happens tonight, they should keep pressing, and as we found out over the last two seasons, anything is possible with first class team spirit.
Howay The Lads!!