The Newcastle Journal is reporting that Director of Football Joe Kinnear will relocate from his London home to Newcastle within the next week, and will be on Tyneside for the last crucial days of the transfer window, but we would hope by Saturday that our transfer business has been completed, both outgoing and incoming.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle losing ground with this owner
It seems the Joe will be resident in Newcastle from now on and of course will be available through next Monday for consultation on transfer deals, and we wonder if Mike Ashley will also be on Tyneside for the last few days of this transfer window, which could still be hectic.
If Yohan Cabaye is still at Newcastle on Saturday, and Arsenal have by then pulled out of the race for Yohan, we suppose a club like PSG could still come in with a last minute stupidly high bid, but that would be dangerous for Newcastle, because we wouldn’t have time to get a replacement in.
If we can keep Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle and get in another striker before next Tuesday, then we suppose we’ve just about cleared the bar in this transfer window, but it’s been very difficult for Newcastle fans, make that painful, and Newcastle have been outbid by smaller clubs like Swansea, Norwich, West Ham and Fulham.
We are becoming a much smaller and less significant club than we were even two years ago – and that’s not good – in fact it’s painful, very painful – but maybe I’m wrong on that?
And we watched the Manchester United – Chelsea 0-0 draw last night, and it seems we are nowhere near the class of those teams – so we are losing ground on the top clubs, and have been for the last year, and this transfer window has hardly helped us become a lot stronger than we were in the second half of last season.
But there’s still six days left and hope springs eternal.
We are still wishing and hoping that Joe Kinnear can shock us with a couple of excellent players signed, and also keep Yohan at the club.
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