It’s not surprising that in some quarters Alan Pardew is being criticized and even ridiculed, and that’s simply because the side is not doing well, but we are just pleased that the terrible run we’re on doesn’t seem to be impacting the Newcastle manager.
Papiss Cisse – we hope this lad can smash home some goals now
Alan was bright and breezy in yesterday’s transfer window and he says he’s confident once we get Cabaye and Steven Taylor back and with Mathieu Debuchy in the side, we should be able to start picking up some wins – soon.
But apart from Papiss Cisse – who’s going to score the goals for Newcastle, and what’s the status of the mercurial Ben Arfa?
Alan Pardew was asked if Newcastle needed more than Mathieu and a striker in this window:
“That’s going to depend a lot on how much the striker costs us. That’s something I think we’ll come to later in the window. The return to fitness of Steven Taylor and getting Debuchy has helped us massively.”
“I like to think that our fans are more knowledgeable than they’re given credit for. When you look at the teams we’re putting out, and the team we could put out, we’re a million miles from that. I think you start getting questions asked if you get injury after injury in training, but we haven’t had that. “
“We’ve had it in games where people are stretched.” “The thing that worries me is getting players back. That’s when our crowd could change, if we get the players back and are still losing games, but we’ve not got to that situation. They’ve been very patient with us.
“We’re in an unprecedented year in terms of what’s happened to us with the blows we’ve taken on the injury front particularly. I also think we’ve been honest in everything we’ve done, we’ve openly held our hands up, and put honest performances in, and in this last period we’ve had tough teams and that’s affected the figures.”
We don;t think we should risk it and why doesn’t Mike Ashley ensure Alan Pardew gets Debuchy, a striker (Loic Remy) and a top center-back in January?
Heavens above if we don’t and we get relegated, then that would be another terrible mistake made by the Newcastle Board.
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