One of the reasons why Newcastle have made only a moderate start to the season so far, has been put down to agents promising players things they just couldn’t come through with, and we suppose also some big clubs like Arsenal bidding for some of our best players – like Yohan Cabaye as one example.
Malcolm Macdonald – Newcastle should be reporting the agents at fault
Notice that’s only a supposition, and we have no direct proof that the poor form of some of Newcastle’s best players has been caused by that – they are professionals and they get big big money for kicking the ball around in Newcastle’s famous black and white stripes, and first and foremost it’s up to them to get the job done for the club.
Malcolm Macdonald doesn’t usually hold back (that could be an understatement), and in his column in the Evening Chronicle today, he says the Newcastle Board should be going after those agents who have upset some of the Newcastle players:
“It seems that certain Newcastle players who helped fashion a fifth-top finish last season have been targeted for unsettling promises which never materialized.” “They have been left bemused and, it would seem, on a downer. Certainly it showed in the body language of some against Aston Villa.”
“Well, if I was in United’s boardroom I would move Heaven and Earth to get confirmation of which agents were at fault and report them to football’s hierarchy.” “It is an absolute disgrace to unsettle footballers in this way. United have been left to pick up the pieces and it could cost them.”
It’s too easy to blame other people for the situation Newcastle are in, and as Alan Pardew has said – like the leader he is – it’s up to him and the rest of the Newcastle coaching staff to somehow get the lads back to playing the good football we know they are very capable of.
There’s no reason they cannot start doing that at Everton a week on Monday.
What do you think?
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