It seems all quiet on the Newcastle transfer front, and of course the good news is that no club has come in for any of our top players, so Mike Ashley putting £25M on the heads of both Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote seems to have done the trick.
Alan Pardew – happy to keep his top stars at the club
The way Andy Carroll was sold eighteen months ago should never happen again, and it looks like Newcastle have learned their lesson, but we’d have liked to have seen at least one defender and another striker brought in during this transfer window.
But young Adam Campbell will become the fourth striker this season, and of course Haris Vuckic can rifle them in too, as he showed last night with a wonderful first goal for the club.
And we have to hope that Curtis Good comes good, and James Perch is becoming a very important player at the club, with Perchinho able to play defensive midfield, and anywhere across the back line, and we’d love this lad to get a contract extension soon.
Alan Pardew seems happy enough that he has kept his top stars on Tyneside, and in his press conference for the Aston Villa game on Sunday, this is what Alan has just said:
“I am hoping business is done. We have kept our main players.” “Anita is a first team regular and we have young players who can develop. They can grab the chance of Europe and the Capital One Cup.”
“I don’t think we will bring anyone in or anyone will go out. But you never know at this football club.” “The targets we have are impossible to sign today and we will go with what we’ve got.”
Newcastle have almost the same side as last season, so there’s no reason we cannot do well again – we’ve brought in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Curtis Good, and Vurnon Anita and let Alan Smith, Leon Best, Danny Guthrie, Fraser Forster and Peter Lovenkrands leave the club.
Newcastle can still have another great season, and that has to start with all 3 points on Sunday against Aston Villa.
Howay The Lads!!
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