Mick Martin is another former Newcastle player who has commented on the vast disappointment felt by Newcastle fans, when the club failed to bring in a top striker yesterday, and we needed one desperately, and it’s more clear than ever that Mike Ashley doesn’t want to spend big money at Newcastle, which is exactly what the other Premier League clubs have been doing this summer.
Alan Pardew wasn’t exactly looking great even before yesterday
A one year loan deal for Loic Remy was the only business done by Director of Football Joe Kinnear, and to make things even worse his first piece of business was to stop the move of Brazilian center-back Dopuglas to Newcastle, after Managing Director Derek LLambias had that deal all ready to go.
This is what Mick Martin said on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show this morning:
“Alan Pardew will be hugely disappointed,” “The manager, chief scout and owner should have four or five players listed and ready before the season starts and they should be in before pre-season training to get them bedded in.”
“The quality we have got is the same quality we had last year which nearly took us down and Mike Ashley surely knows he has to bring some quality and character to the team.”
“Something has got to happen because Alan Pardew can’t continue trying to keep the club alive, without having some sort of quality there.”
If we had just got just one striker through the door on a permanent deal – say Bafe Gomis from Lyon – that would have had us just about clear the bar in this summer’s transfer window, since we kept Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle.
Ramy is the only piece of business that Kinnear accomplished
But we couldn’t even do that – or to put it more accurately – Joe Kinnear couldn’t even do that – since this is his responsibility at Newcastle, and he gets paid big money for it.
And now there is even more gloom and doom with Newcastle fans, but we suppose we’ll get over it in the coming two week International break.
But we’ll now have to win at Aston Villa a week on Saturday.
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