It seems that Alan Pardew is not alone in realizing that the squad he has this season, is simply not big enough to compete in Europe, and the Newcastle manager has said the owner and the Managing Director are well aware of the current situation at the club.
Alan Pardew – we are all concerned
We have to believe there have already been some conversations between Alan Pardew, Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, and that there will be some transfer activity in January, but as the manager says – that’s still six weeks off, and we have 11 games to play through 2nd January, and there are lots of points to compete for in the league, and we have to see if we can climb into a much better position in the league come the new year.
This is what Alan said today about the situation, and that there is concern at the club:
“We are all concerned. It’s not like it’s just heaped on myself and ‘Get on with it’. The Managing Director and the owner are very conscious of where we are, and we are trying to make sure that we look at the period and events leading up to the next window, and we will react from there.”
“This isn’t about transfers yet. I have heard in the press and even our fans talking about transfers in, etc, etc. Really, we just need to knuckle down and get some results with the squad we have, because there’s actually nothing we can do until the window opens anyway.”
“I have been very fortunate to have a squad that has remained pretty fit and healthy since I have been here, and we have not really had much down time. We have had the odd result that didn’t really go our way, but have rebounded very, very quickly.”
We think that Mike Ashley wants to build up a good side on Tyneside, even though he’s not willing to pay out big fees for players, so we will have to hope that Graham Carr can continue to find some gems around the world the club can bring to Tyneside for a decent fee.
It remains to be seen if Newcastle can keep signing the stellar players we have managed to acquire over the last couple of years.
We may be alone in this – but we think Mike Ashley will help Alan bring in up to three players in January – if at all possible.
We hope Mike Ashley will help Alan bring in up to three players in January.
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