Newcastle boss Alan Pardew held his press conference today for tomorrow’s 3rd round FA Cup tie against Cardiff City at home, and he defended the FA Cup, after less than positive comments about the competition by Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today.
Loic Remy – he’s not our player
But there’s no doubt that the Premier League, with all its money from TV these days, is the big and important competition, and it wasn’t this way a short six years ago.
Alan was asked about the transfer window, and it seems he would like to see a couple of players signed, and one of them is a striker, as he has again pointed out that Loic Remy is not our player:
“I do think in the striker department is an area we could possibly look at because Shola’s contract ends, Remy is not our player and that leaves Papiss on his own, really.”
“We should have more than that, so that’s an area I am looking at.” “All I do know is we are financially in a good position.” “I have said already that we will be strategic in our transfer dealings, and that’s what we are going to do.”
Newcastle could be after former striker target Bafe Gomis, but if we were really interested he would be signed early in January, so the longer it goes maybe the more it becomes clear he is not a real target this month.
And there have been some stories that we are interested in former striker Demba Ba, and Ba would be a fantastic signing for the club.
Let’s hope that Joe Kinnear can get his first permanent signing this month for Newcastle as our Director of Football – after all that’s the major part of his job
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