In yesterday’s press conference for the Reading game, Alan Pardew warned us that we have less than two weeks to sign players, including a striker to replace the departed Demba Ba, and the very fact we are supposed to be after David N’Gog shows Newcastle could be in big trouble.
Alan Pardew – we could be relegated
Will we be as good a team with David N’Gog replacing Demba Ba – we think now – in fact we’ll be a lot worse.
Yes – we are on a better financial footing under Mike Ashley – and all those good things – but it will mean very little if we are relegated for the second time in four years, and if we cannot get a decent striker in to replace Ba, then relegation looks more likely – that’s the truth.
This is what Alan said during his press conference yesterday:
“We definitely need a player or two in this window to make sure of our Premier League status.” “We’re going to need to invest in our team. We’ve got to be conscious of where we are in the division; we’re in a precarious position, we’ve lost Demba Ba to Chelsea and we need a replacement striker.
“There are better teams than the one I manage who have gone down. It’s a six?pointer against Reading, we can’t hide from that. If we don’t match their fight, we don’t win. I think we shouldn’t be lost to the fact that we could be relegated.”
And then Pardew talked about the loss of Loic Remy, but we cannot keep crying over spilled milk, and we have to move on, and quickly, but the reality is getting to be that there are just no top class strikers available in January – that’s the problem.
If there are no other top strikers available in January – bring Gateshead-born Danny Graham to the club – he would walk to Tyneside from Swansea to sign for Newcastle.
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