It’s good that the Newcastle Board and Alan Pardew are taking our precarious position in the Premier League seriously, because after being relegated four years ago, we know it’s so easy to get dragged into the relegation battle and find it tough to fight our way clear of it.
Derek LLambias - in meetings with Alan Pardew
The good news is that Mathieu Debuchy’s signing should be announced shortly, and that’s a good start because full back has been a weakness at Newcastle for the last three seasons, so it’s good to have a top class International right back joining the club – and Mathieu should be able to help us big time with his vast experience and professional attitude.
Alan Pardew will be meeting with Derek LLambias, Mike Ashley and others in order to put together the targets they will pursue in the next few weeks, to try to strengthen the squad, so at least we can survive in the Premier League – which is job one.
This is what the Newcastle manager said today:
“We have a meeting and we will be discussing options in front of us. I don’t think our policy will change too much. Money is tight here in terms of how we spend it.” “We try to get the best possible deal for the club but we do take into account where we are.”
“We are in a battle to secure our Premier League status and make no bones about that.” “The trick really is to get our injured players back on the pitch. We need one or two of our senior players back in the dressing room. But one or two reinforcements will help.’
Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye are back in training, but the game at Norwich a week on Saturday may come too early for them, and we certainly don’t want to rush them back as we did with Ben Arfa and he’s not yet returned to training, and if was a gaffe made by the club to play him at Fulham – and we’re paying the consequences of that now.
But when Steven Taylor, Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez all return, and Mathieu Debuchy’s in the side, we would expect Newcastle to put up much better performances than of late – we hope Newcastle to put up much better performances than of late.
But some of our top players – like Coloccini and Cheick Tiote to name only two, also need to show some of the form they were in last season, and help drag Newcastle to safety – and the sooner the better.
Keep the faith – and we know that’s not easy – not at Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!
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