There are lots of quotes from Alan Pardew today about the transfer market, and obviously most of the comments are aimed at trying to convince Newcastle fans the club did all they could to get Loic Remy to Newcastle but at the end of the day we failed to do that – for whatever reason – and “almost” just doesn’t count.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle are very aggressive in transfer market
But one of the quotes from Alan that got our attention today, is when he talks about the people that do the transfer negotiating for Newcastle – principally Managing Director Derek LLambias and Secretary Lee Charnley, with some help from Mike Ashley at times.
Alan says they are the most aggressive negotiators he’s ever worked for.
This is what Alan said in the local press today, talking initially about the Newcastle fans:
“They have had enough false promises from managers here in the past – even from myself with the Andy Carroll situation.” “I’m not going to fall into that trap again.” “All I will say is that since I have been at the club – which is all I can talk about, my history here – we are the most aggressive I’ve ever seen us in terms of the people who do the negotiations.”
“Mike, Derek and Lee Charnley have been aggressive in the market.” “They know that I’m weak and they want to strengthen my hand.” “I thank them for that. Hopefully they get the players in.”
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so we still have 12 days left to see what Newcastle can achieve in the transfer window this month.
But at the end of the day – the results are all that matters, and if they are not achieved – it doesn’t really matter f you worked around the clock or were unlucky – or this or that happened.
It may make you feel a bit better, but the truth is if you don’t get the players in, you have failed.
That’s the bottom line.
We’re hoping Newcastle will not fail.
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