Alan Pardew after the game last night said that Newcastle were working hard to bring in a replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye, but whether Director of Football Joe Kinnear can get the job done before 11:00 pm on Friday night we don’t know – but it’s a good opportunity for the Irishman to improve his record at Newcastle – that’s for sure.
Joe Kinnear – can he get the job done in next three days?
This is some of what Alan Pardew said after the game at Carrow Road last night:
“Yohan would probably get in my all-time top Newcastle team,” he said. “For us, he was outstanding, and we wish him the very best. I hope our fans do too.”
“He wanted to leave, we were honorable to him, and he has got a dream move. We have to use that money wisely now, like we did with Andy Carroll when we brought in Yohan and a couple of others.”
“I’ve been on the phone to the powers that be to say, ‘Let’s get moving and see what we can get’. We have one or two targets which we had earmarked if he went, and we are chasing those down.”
Alan Pardew receives significant criticism from the fans, but he’s handled the Cabaye departure with class and professionalism, and never looked at it as any excuse for himself.
The manager had a lot to contend with but the team looked very good last night, and if could only have taken one of those many chances we created last night, things would be a lot different on Tyneside this morning.
The players didn’t let Cabaye’s departure affect them and that was very good.
Now we need to bring in Lyon play-maker Clement Grenier or some other very good young central midfielder before Friday night, and if we can do that, and get Luuk de Jong in on loan today – Newcastle fans will probably be happy enough.
And we need to wallop Sunderland at home on Saturday, but who is going to score the goals with Remy suspended for three games?
Now where did I put those boots 20 years ago? 😀
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