It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle’s transfer plan for this summer have been held up until the club can ensure they will be in the Premier League next season.
Alan Pardew – can he secure Newcastle’s safety?
And the other thing our relegation fight does is not make it easier for Newcastle to attract top players to Tyneside – if we survive it’s going to be that much more difficult to get top players through the door.
The Newcastle Journal is reporting that some early transfers were planned in the transfer window – but that will not happen until Newcastle get to safety, and it could all hinge on the last match at home to Arsenal.
We hope it doesn’t hinge on the last match at home to Arsenal.
Once we are safe there are a couple of things that need to be decided fairly quickly:
- Can we keep Fabricio Coloccini at the club for the next three years?
- Is Alan Pardew the right person to take Newcastle forward?
We have no idea if Newcastle can keep Colo, but it’s now obvious he’s a big cog in Newcastle’s wheel – and his absence in the last 12 games has been a major factor leading to our current demise.
It’s touch and go about Alan Pardew, but it could be that Ashley will keep him.
It’s in Alan’s favor that Alex Ferguson and David Moyes are in the news at the moment – because in their careers at Manchester United and Everton respectively – both managers struggled in the their early years and could have been fired.
But we’ll have to wait and see, and of course we need to be safe first – that’s all that matters right now.
Maybe on Sunday at QPR?
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