Alan Pardew has revealed in one of his many interviews today that Mike Ashley – the Newcastle owner – is really pleased with how the team is performing at the moment, and that’s hardly surprising since 30 points from the first 17 games in the Premier League, is the best we’ve ever done since Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007.
Mike Ashley in deep thought – hey – I’m really pleased
This is some of what Alan has said today in the local press:
“I just think we’re in a good place as a club. I know we’ve some strange opinions about us from outside but we’re working well together.”
“The owner is really pleased, I’m really pleased and the players are, more importantly, also really pleased.” “If the players aren’t happy, you can’t get those sort of performances.”
“We sit down, we discuss and we make sure we make the right decision for the club.” “The finance comes out of course but also a selection of what I need and with Joe’s knowledge of football he knows that the manager needs certain things.”
Newcastle now have a terrific opportunity to bring in a couple of good players in the January transfer window, and we should do that – if the right players are available.,
Then in the summer we can unload a few players and bring other better ones in – so that hopefully we’ll have an even stronger squad for next season.
And if we do manage to qualify for Europe, we should do an awful lot better in the league than we did last season.
Note – One of our readers Shaun is a season ticket holder, but is not in Newcastle for the holidays – he has a spare ticket for the Stoke game and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and on twitter at sean4eva09.
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