There;’s not much Newcastle can do at the moment, other than prepare for the Wolves game at home a week come Saturday.
Alan Pardew – looks forward to Wolves game
It’s unfortunate when we have suffered our worst defeat of this season and last season, for that matter, that the lads have to wait two weeks to rectify the situation.
But that’s the situation Newcastle fin themselves in at the moment, and Alan Pardew is right when he says it’s how the lads react to a bad defeat that’s the important thing:
“The most important thing in the Premier League is how you react.” “We now have to react to the loss at Spurs.”
“We had three key midfielders missing, and when you play a team as good as Spurs, you need all of your best players.”
“We didn’t have that and we were punished for not having round pegs in round holes.”
That last line is an odd statement because the only player really playing out of position was James Perch in defensive midfield, but every other starter played in his regular position.
We just simply weren’t good enough and that’s because we don’t have a deep enough squad, which we are hoping will be corrected in the summer.
With players like Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Fraser Forster, Nile Ranger, Xisco (here’s hoping), Steve Harper and Tamas Kadar leaving this summer, Newcastle have another good opportunity to bring in five or six very good players into the Newcastle first team squad.
We’d like to see a center-back, full back, goalkeeper, central midfielder and striker come in during the summer, as well as a number of top young players.
Some of the players we were linked with in January include Douglas of FC Twente, Montpellier captain and defender Yanga-Mbiwa, West Ham defender James Tomkins, Ajax center-back Jan Vertonghen, and central midfielder Mark Davies of Bolton, who we’ve linked with today.
Who else would be a good target for Newcastle this summer?