Newcastle had their worst season in the Premier League last season in terms of goals conceded, when we leaked a massive 68 goals, although we did have players like Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon and Tim Krul missing for long periods of the season.
Alan Pardew – needs two strikers
And with three good defenders having been brought in during January, Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and young Massadio Haidara, once these three get a full pre-season behind them they will strengthen Newcastle’s defense.
It’s striker we really need, plus a number of good young players, like Olivier Kemen brought into the club this summer.
Alan Pardew talked today in the local press and he had this to say about what his priorities were:
“I think we might need two strikers.” “I personally think, my competition in that area – Cisse, Shola, Gouff and Adam Campbell – last season wasn’t strong enough.”
“In the Premier League, that’s not enough. I need more than that.” “And I’ve got to be honest, I think we’re pretty strong in defense.”
Newcastle supporters are getting frustrated at the lack of signing,m with Newcastle now the only Premier League club not to have any new signings this summer, and Sunderland have brough in seven – so that;s two more than Newcastle have signed this year.
We’re a little surprised no moves have yet been made for Darren Bent and Loic Remy, who everybody now knows are two of our targets.
But presumably that will change when Joe Kinnear returns on Monday form holiday and moves into his new office at the Benton training ground.
It will be interesting to see if Joe Kinnear will be out on the training fields next week, and we suppose there;s nothing wrong with that.
However, the very last thing we want to see is Joe stepping on Alan Pardew’s toes on the coaching side of things at Newcastle – that’s not Joe’s job.
But we should get some idea next week of how Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew will get along at the training grounds.
For the good of the club, we hope they get along well.
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