Alan Pardew – a distraught Alan Pardew – has come out after the game and said what most fans have been saying for some weeks now – that we must spend in the January transfer window, if we are going to maintain our Premier League status.
Mathieu Debuchy – he’s a great signing – but we need more
And we suppose one good thing about going on another four game losing streak, is that it may cause Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias to loosen the purse strings at the club.
We didn’t bring enough players in during the summer, and it will be daft to wait until this summer – because we could be relegated by then and selling some of our best players – so let’s buy say four players this January.
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game today:
“Not once this season have I had my best side out. We’re not too big to go down,” “I think it is important to spend. We lost Cheick and Demba, one to African Nations and one to a transfer. The most important thing for us is our Premier League status now because we’ve put ourselves at risk with all the injuries and the run we’re on.”
“We need to make sure we’re a Premier League side next season. We’re not hiding from that. We need our best players back.” “I’m a bit aggrieved I can’t put out a stronger team than that because there are young players who gave everything.” “Unfortunately they shouldn’t be playing for Newcastle in the third round, they should be in our development team.”
“But that’s where we’re at. We didn’t have enough good players on the pitch. That team is a shadow of the team we can put out. We never thought we’d be in this position. We should have brought in one or two more. We’re paying the price.”
Shola Ameobi, who was captain for the day managed yo add to our woes, as he was sent off for the second yellow card he received in the second half, but in truth they were both very soft yellow cards.
We’d like to see Douglas, Loic Remy and Moussa Sissoko brought in before February rolls around – then we could be in business - with Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor back within a week or two – and Mathieu Debuchy now at the club.
There’s six top class players right there.
What do you think?
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