Loic Remy is a very important layer for Newcastle at least through the end of the year, because if he can fire in those goals and work well with Papiss Cisse, what looks to be our biggest weakness of this year – scoring goals – can be fixed.
Mike Ashley - must be willing to spend club’s profits
Cetainly scoring goals has been our weaknesses since Demba Ba left in January, and is now sitting on the bench at Chelsea – if indeed he makes the 18 man squad at all.
It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle fans are full of discontent at the moment, because it’s not as if Newcastle don’t have the money to spend – we do – we are just being far too thrifty with the money we do have available, and for the second summer running we had a long running circus with a player we ended up not signing.
Last summer it was Mathieu Debuchy of Lille and this summer it’s been Bafe Gomis of Lyon.
But the Newcastle squad is strong in other areas apart from striker, and we cannot forget we brought in five new Frenchmen last Jnauary, something no other Premier League club did – and that was to ensure we weren’t relegated.
So if Loic Remy can become the player we think he is and start rifling in those goals, and Papiss now has somebody who can support him up front, things may not be as bad as we think, and certainly if we can start winning some games that will certainly lift the mood on Tyneside.
The thing that needs to be done at the top is to convince or persuade Mike Ashley to spend the money the club is now making – and not be so miserly.
Ashley did well to put Newcastle’s financial books in order, but now’s the time to move to the next phase and start building up the squad, so we can again challenge for the top six.
Surely that has to be our goal from now on.
And it’s frustrating when we get so close to getting a deal completed, and then become stubborn and not pay out that little bit more the seal the deal.
That attitude somehow needs to be fixed, but until January if Loic Remy can fire in those goals for the side, the depression currently on Tyneside can be lifted.
And that would be good – very good.
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