It would have been great if Newcastle could have beaten Arsenal yesterday, or even if we could have got a draw, which we deserved on the overall basis of the play – it was an extremely close game – but it wasn’t to be, but Newcastle are still very well placed in the Premier League and we could still do even better than the 5th place we finished in the season before last.
Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear - can they get the job done next month?
Newcastle are doing well and now is the time for Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley to fortify the squad, to help us finish as high in the league table this season, and it will also be a good start for next season, when we need to have our squad be even stronger than it is at the moment.
Newcastle did not do well in the summer transfer market, when we failed to bring in any of our transfer targets apart from getting Loic Remy in on loan for the season from QPR, and Loic has 10 goals in the first half of the season, and he’s been a huge success on Tyneside.
And with Newcastle flying high, we think there’s a chance, maybe a small chance, that Loic may throw in his lot with Newcastle next month and sign for us permanently.
But it seems these days with some players – Demba Ba was another example – that they seem to go by what their agents tell them, and we’re sure Remy’s agents want to wait until the summer, when there could be bigger clubs than Newcastle after the French International striker.
Newcastle were after striker 28 year-old Bafe Gomis in the summer, and it would be good if we can him on Tyneside next month, especially since his transfer fee is now around a quarter of what it was in the summer, since his five-year deal at Lyon runs out in June, so he would be a great deal now for the Magpies.
If he was a target for us in the summer – why wouldn’t he still be a target next month at a quarter of the fee?
And maybe if we can get in an Englishman like goals-scoring winger Tom Ince of Blackpool, the 21 year-old could be another fine signing, especially since his contract also runs out in the summer.
But it’s when Newcastle are doing well that it’s very important to improve the squad – so we’ll see how we do next month – but two good players brough in would be very good.
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