We’ve seen headlines recently about whether there are three clubs worse than Newcastle in the Premier League next season, and other similar headlines – and yesterday there was some daft news being reported by some newspapers that Mick Harford turning down Newcastle was a big blow to the club – give us a break – please.
Alan Pardew – hoping for good news this week
We could be wrong, but as long as Newcastle can get at least a couple of good strikers through the door this summer, we think we’ll do just fine next season.
One reason for saying that is Newcastle signed five good Frenchmen in January, and we will soon start to see the best out of such players as Moussa Sissoko, Yanga-Mbiwa and Mathieu Debuchy, to name just three.
And apart from striker, we are have a good strong squad in all the other positions, with a positive that Tim Krul could well be fit for the start of the season, at Manchester City on Monday night 19th August – which is four weeks yesterday.
And injuries and those European games just overwhelmed the squad last season, and the squad simply wasn’t big enough to compete in Europe – so it should all be a lot easier in the league next season.
We hope it will be a lot easier tin the league next season.
And Alan Pardew seems to be cool enough about the fact we haven’t yet brought in a senior player to the club this summer, but Manchester United have only brought one U20 player through the door this summer.
This is what Alan Pardew said today to the local press:
“Some clubs have brought in players that I wouldn’t bring to this club,” “I wouldn’t read too much into that.” “Strikers are the hardest deals to do.” “I’m hoping for some good news this week.”
There are two strikers Newcastle could be getting though the door very soon and maybe even this week.
They are 29 year-old Darren Bent from Aston Villa, who said yesterday he was very near a move away from Villa, and 27 year-old Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon, and if reports are to be believed then Joe Kinnear has meetings arranged this week to try to bring those two strikers (and maybe others) to the club.
Keep the faith, as we’re sure things are not as bad as some of the newspapers would have you believe, and always remember that bad news sells newspapers – sensational news is even better .
Sorry for coming across so positive about Newcastle’s chances for next season, but please keep the comments civil, as I’m sure not everybody will entirely agree with these views. :D
Howay The Lads!!
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