Well it seems that only one new player is likely to come through the door in January, and that to us is disappointing, because with Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor out until February, we’ll have to go at least another eight games in the league before our squad is strengthened by their return, and that’s a lot of points to play for and possibly lose.
Alan Pardew – one new player in January?
And it seems that Alan Pardew is admitting that Derek Llambias and Mike Ashley made a big mistake when they didn’t strengthen the squad even more in the summer – but we all knew that was a big mistake at the time.
This is what Alan said today in the local press:
“It is a difficult window, but I think we would like to get – definitely – one player in and not lose anybody. It could be that we lose a player, you never know.” “Obviously I lost Andy Carroll in this window and in a situation that wasn’t too dissimilar to what I’m in now two years ago, maybe it was a bit better.”
“But if that is the case then we need two players, and if we lose two then we need three.” “Myself, Mike and Derek all agree that we should have brought one more senior player in here.” “For whatever reason it didn’t happen.”
“And we have learnt from that lesson, and that’s what comes from the luxury which is the security of the owner.” “The owner has great faith in my ability and I have to reward that with what I think when we make an error, and say we have made a mistake.”
The one player could well be Loic Remy – with news today that Newcastle are in advanced talks for the striker, but what about strengthening the defense? If we don’t bring in a good defender in January we think that will be another mistake by the Newcastle Board.
There’s no doubt we are giving away far too many points by our defense leaking silly goals at vital times during games, such as on Saturday against Manchester City and at Fulham and Stoke City.
Surely we have to fix that in January by bringing in a top defender?
What do you think?
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