Newcastle have had one great success already in this transfer window, but we still need to see a center-back come through the door soon, before we can say it’s been successful.
Alan Pardew – still worried about losing player(s) in January
But there are continuing reports in the press about the bigger clubs being interested in some of our players, and there’s another report out today that Manchester City could be coming after Cheick Tiote.
So while things look very good at the moment, if we get another shock like we got last January 31st, when we lost Andy Carroll and had no time to replace him, things would turn negative a bit.
This is what Alan said today about the transfer window, and the possibility that Newcastle could still lose on of their top players if one of the top clubs come in with a ridiculously high offer that Mike Ashley cannot refuse.
He also mentions the acquisition of Papiss Cisse::
“It is really a case of being on our guard,” “We are still vulnerable to the Champions League clubs. We still financially need to balance the books. “
“Therefore, even in this window, I am on guard about that.” “Mike, Derek Llambias and Lee Charnley did a super job to get it over the line,”
“I was never in doubt really. When I come in here I get doubt from you guys in the media who represent the fans, so I know there have been doubts. “
“I can’t keep saying I think it is going to happen. They have answered that one for me.”
One of the things that Alan has to do in his job as Newcastle manager is speak for the hierarchy at Newcastle, mainly about Mike Ashley the owner and Derek LLambias, his hand chosen Managing Director.
That’s because the top two do not say too much to the press at all.
But we have to say that actions like the transfer coup earlier this week speak for themselves, and that was a very positive move for Newcastle and for the fans too. It was a terrific and positive surprise for Newcastle fans.
At least the club are now starting to spend some of that £35M we received for big Andy twelve months ago.
And we know the club have to balance their books financially and there’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s something all clubs in Europe will need to do in a couple of years time with the Financial Fair Play rules coming into effect.
But we think Newcastle are becoming very financially sound too, and we could even finish in a Europa Cup position by the end of the season.
But things would all become a bit negative again if we lose one of our top players – like Cheick Tiote for example – late in this transfer window.
There are eleven days left in this window for Newcastle to bring in a center-back and ward off any moves for our top players.
If Newcastle can do that, we’ll all be in great shape.