The nonsense that went on at Newcastle in the last week of the transfer window, will not only have sent a negative message about Newcastle to their faithful fans, but also our players must be asking what’s exactly going on at the club.
It was gross incompetence to sell Newcastle’s best player and then not replace him last week, and Newcastle’s season has been jeopardized by those supposed to be leading the club.
Alan Shearer – one of Newcastle’s all time greats
Newcastle icon has told talkSPORT that he also wonders why Newcastle manager Alan Pardew rests players in the two Cup competitions, when we aren’t even in Europe, and play only round 43 games a season these days.
This is what the 43 year-old all-time Newcastle great has told talkSPORT:
“Joe Kinnear was quoted as saying that no-one would be leaving in January.” “But if you’re going to let your best player go, you have to have a plan for someone to come in.”
“You can’t let Cabaye leave and then bring no-one else in. That just can’t happen.” “It sends a bad message out to the fans and, if you’re a player in that dressing room, you must be thinking, ‘where are we going?’”
“They’re in a decent position in the league, but they are not going to finish in the top four so the two cups are the only things they had a chance of wining.”
“So I don’t get them resting players in those competitions because these are the trophies that the likes of Newcastle need to go for. Resting players in cup competitions I just don’t get.”
“It’s not as if they are in Europe and playing 65 games this season. They went out at the first hurdle in the FA Cup, and played three games in the Capital One Cup.”
“That means they’ll have 43 games this season, and that’s not a lot of games to ask a professional player to play.”
Of course Alan is right, and unless there are big changes made quickly at the Tyneside club, we could continue to be at best a mediocre club in the Premier League.
Gone are the days when we were a top four club in England – that’s the unfortunate truth.
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