We expected Alan Pardew has come out today and said his squad is quite strong, and that while he was disappointed we couldn’t get another striker or froward in the squad is still quite strong – but maybe after talking to his boss Joe Kinnear, the statement from Alan is just a little bit over the top.
Alan Pardew – appears to be upbeat about his strong squad
This is what Alan said on the Newcastle web-site today:
“We are delighted to have brought Loic Remy to the club in this window and we believe he will form an exciting and effective partnership with Papiss Cisse.” “Joe has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player.”
“However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had, and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.”
“We did the majority of our business in the January window, signing five excellent first team players.” “With the strong squad we have we should all approach the season in a positive, optimistic frame of mind.”
Alan Pardew is what we c all a good soldier, he is a good team player and goes with the party line, and his statements to the press are always mature and usually positive.
But we cannot stop but think he is going out of his way to protect his boss Joe Kinnear with the statement, and if we weren’t going to sign any more players and we were satisfied with what we had, why did Alan keep saying he wanted another striker or forward brought in?
But he tried to address that in his statement above, but it still doesn’t hide the fact that the other clubs were spending money this summer like it grew on trees.
Alan Pardew hasn’t got as strong a squad as he would have wanted, that’s the real truth, but those of you who don’t rate Alan, give him a chance, and you never know – we may even surprise ourselves again this season as we did the season before last.
And if Loic Remy can have a great season, and is as good as we think he is, we could still do well this season – but it’s with no thanks to our Director of Football.
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