There’s not much wrong with the players Newcastle have in their squad, and as Alan Pardew often said last season, when we have out best team out we can beat any side in the Premier League, and we dare say that if we didn’t have the extra games in the Europa League this season, we would have been much better positioned in the league than we are at the present time.
Derek LLambias – didn’t give Alan Pardew the improved squad he needed
When you take a look at what’s happened this season, the extra games of the Europa League have put extreme extra pressure on our small squad, and there’s the disconnect, we didn’t bolster the squad enough in the summer with say three or four more top players, and it seems the powers that be grossly misjudged the extra pressure Europe would have on the squad.
And if we look into a crystal ball (it looks a little murky right now), we will not qualify for European competition next season, and we will bolster the squad in January and in the summer, and we could have another very good season next season in the Premier League.
The problem we have now – that Alan Pardew has now – is he just doesn’t have enough good players to participate and do well in both the leagues we are in this season.
And while we could bring in a couple of players in January, it may be too late to do too much about things this season, at least in the Premier League.
But on the bright side of things, there’s always a chance we can get our top players back and they stay fit and don’t get sent off, and we could start climbing the league table and do well before the end of the season.
But to qualify for Europe will be very difficult, and as far as the Europa league goes, it looks like we’ll qualify for the knock out stages of the tournament and maybe get as far as the last eight or even better.
But there’s no doubt European participation has been a big downer for our Premier League exploits this season.
That’s what we think – let us know your opinions on what may be wrong at Newcastle at the moment – but let’s keep the faith – the lads need our support now more than ever.
Comments and opinions always welcome.
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