Newcastle fans have had to put up with two disasters in a row – first Yohan Cabaye was sold last week without being replaced, and then less than 14 hours after the window closed last Friday night, we played Sunderland at home and lost 3-0, and that was our third successive defeat for the first time since 1923 against the Wearside club.
Shola Ameobi – will be leaving the club in the summer
Many fans have said they will not renew their season tickets, and the attendance in our next home game against Spurs on Wednesday night could be the lowest league attendance at home this season, and other fans have called for a boycott against the club.
And we are even considering whether it’s worth carrying on with this blog, and all the work that goes into it, including daft things like getting up at 3:00 am in the morning, after it seems the leaders at the club have no real ambitions for our once famous club.
But Alan Pardew has tried to remain upbeat through all of this, and he even talked yesterday in his press conference about moving the club forward, and bringing in three or four top players this summer – because this club deserves it:
“My message is always the same, it’s about taking the club forward.” “We can’t stand still, we have to go forward, so it gives us an opportunity to do that.”
“Let’s be honest, it was an emotional game and the fan running on the pitch with a season ticket and all that, that’s what our fans are and they will never take that away from them.”
“They are passionate – they love the club – and the best thing I can try to do is get the best team I can out there to get results for them.”
“I have no problem with that passion. It comes to the surface. There was a bit of frustration this week with season tickets going forward.
“But two years ago, we finished fifth. This year, are eighth, and we have done a brilliant job.” “We have lost a great player, we know that, and in the summer hopefully we can bring three or four great players in, let’s hope so because this club deserves it.”
It does look like we could bring in four top players this summer, but other players like Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling and Gabby Obertan will definitely be leaving the club.
One important man in all of this is Chief Scout Graham Carr, and we hope Graham has some very good players lined up for Newcastle this summer, as it looks like we’ll need to have a very good summer transfer window.
That’s after getting no permanent players through the door during Joe Kinnear’s disastrous 8 months tenure as Director of Football at Newcastle.
And if anything, it was even worse than Dennis Wise’s time in that same position a few years ago.
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