It was not a good game to watch on Saturday, and Newcastle didn’t play particularly well, although we did mount a late surge which with a bit of luck could have got us the winning goal, but it wasn’t to be, but at least we got a point, which in these difficult times is better than another defeat, but a win would have been great.
Joe Kinnear – this guy must snap into action – soon
And there were some positives to take out of the game, and especially a good performance from Vurnon Anita, who was very tidy in central midfield in place of the injured Cheick Tiote, and was Newcastle best player rather easily on Saturday.
But Alan Pardew wants to see more form the central midfield in case Newcastle lose Cabaye in the next seven days:
“We still need a little bit more than Vurnon and Cheick Tiote if we lose Cabaye, because he gives us that final, killer dagger to the heart of a pass,” “We have to replace that if he’s going to go but we’re not sure either way.”
“I think there will be a time, and this is the last thing I’m going to say on him, where we need to resolve that situation, and I think this week is probably a good time to get that resolved.”
It’s hard not to resolve it soon, because he’ll either be gone come a week tomorrow, or he’ll be at Newcastle, and we assume if he’s still on Tyneside, he’ll not continue the nonsense of refusing to play for the club that’s paying him to play.
But it’s also worrying that with only seven days left in the transfer window, Newcastle may need to bring in two top players if Cabaye is sold – a replacement for Cabaye and another striker.
Joe Kinnear has been on board as Director of Football since the middle of June, that’s about ten weeks, and he’s only managed to get a loan signing in Loic Remy from QPR.
So unless Newcastle snap out of their slumbers in the transfer market, we could be left short at the end of the summer transfer window, and that would be the seocnd summer running.
Things could all start look very difficult as this week progresses, especially if Arsenal or PSG come in with a £20M offer for Yohan Cabaye.
Why was Joe Kinnear appointed as Director of Football again?
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