Joe Kinnear has had almost 80 days to get a striker through the door to replace Demba Ba, who left in early January, but the only signing Joe made was a loan signing of Loic Remy from QPR for £2M, and that’s the only senior signing Newcastle have made in this summer’s transfer window, and it’s simply not good enough. In fact it’s a disgrace.
Joe Kinnear – what’s this guy been doing for 12 weeks?
Where’s the ambition at Newcastle from the likes of owner Mike Ashley and his pal Joe Kinnear?
It simply doesn’t exist and why Mike Ashley wants to keep the club and keep it ticking over in utter mediocrity, but keep us in the Premier League so we get between £60M and £100M every year, is completely unacceptable for a club with Newcastle’s great history and unbelievable fan support.
What has happened this summer is nothing less than an insult to Newcastle’s dedicated fans, and it’s simply not good enough.
It’s been a sad sad summer for Newcastle fans, and a very sad day today when Newcastle have simply verified that the leaders of our club have no ambition at all – none.
And don’t forget we do have money to spend, but for whatever reason the powers that be have decided to spend nothing – sorry – £2M for Loic Remy for his loan – even though we are the 20th richest football club in the world based on revenue, and have one of the best home attendances of any of the clubs in Europe.
Mike Ashley strategy – spend as little a possible to keep Newcastle in the Premier League
Here are some of the last day transfers that actually went through – and of course you will not see Newcastle on this list
- Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil for €50M
- Atletico Madrid completed the signing of Ajax center-bask Toby Alderweireld – a Newcastle target
- Marseilles signed Thauvin for £12.5M, although he was a Newcastle target right up until this last day
- Marseilles kept their Ghanaian International forward Andre Ayew after interest from Newcastle – we suppose we didn’t offer enough
- Tom Ince stayed at Blackpool, although we were supposed to be after him
- Sunderland signed Italian striker Fabio Borini – I thought we were the ones short of a striker?
- West Brom broke their transfer record to sign Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland
- Gareth Bale signed for real Madrid for a ridiculous €100M
- Fulham signed defensive midfielder Elsad Zveroti from BSC Young Boys
- Manchester United signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27.5M, after he asked for a transfer
- Cardiff City signed striker Peter Odemwingie of West Brom for £4M
- Romelu Lukaku ended up on loan at Everton for the season
- Everton signed Wigan midfielder McCarthy for £12M from Wigan
- West Brom signed Victor Anichebe from Everton for £6M
Why were Newcastle not involved in trying to get players like James McCarthy, Romelu Lukaku, Tom Ince and even Fabio Borini through the door today
Are we fighting in the Premier League with one hand tied behind our backs – because the club refuses to spend money in the transfer market, so that our financial books look good?
It looks like it, and at the very least the Newcastle fans – Mike Ashley’s customers we may add – deserve an explanation as to why we haven’t signed one senior player permanently this summer.
And that’s against a backdrop of other Premier League clubs – our competitors – buying players all over the place.
Did I say it wasn’t good enough?
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