Alan Pardew is now talking more freely of Newcastle entering the transfer market in January to strengthen the squad, and the Newcastle manager has revealed that he and the Newcastle Board have looked back on how the side came to be in the position of losing four games on the trot in the league, and being so short of players.
Alan Pardew – – we’ll not fall short again
And the good news is that Alan says it will not happen again, and he says Newcastle will be a stronger side in February, which is not the first time he has said that over the last couple of weeks.
This is what Alan said about the state of Newcastle:
“This spell certainly made me question a few things that we have done.” “Whenever you get a blip like that, it makes you get on your mettle and change a few things.”
“We have had a look at things and I think it is also time for the board to have a little look at things as well, about what has gone on. They have done that. All of us have had to re-adjust a little bit.”
“I think it gave us a shake that we needed to do a little bit more work in the summer on recruitment and I don’t think we’re going to fall short again. We’ll be stronger in February.”
Newcastle are now only short of two starting players – Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor – and we are hoping we will be able to field a strong side tonight at Craven Cottage, with Ben Arfa back in the side after his hamstring problem, and our injured players from the Wigan win – Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote all in the starting line-up.
What we really need tonight is another win – to take us away from the bottom of the league table – where we are currently 4 points above the drop zone and only 2 points above 4th bottom Wigan.
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