Newcastle need to rebuild in the summer, and also allow players to leave who are not good enough for Newcastle, and we just hope that Newcastle can bring in some very good players this summer – because we need them.
Alan Pardew – squad and team not good enough
And from what Alan Pardew has said after the second successive 4-0 defeat – this time at home to Manchester United last Saturday – the manager has said that neither the team or the squad at the moment are good enough.
This is what the Pardew said yesterday:’
“This run has underlined that a lack of options, my players have put in an honest performance. But they have not been good enough either as a squad or as team.”
But the players that we still have available are much better than the results we have been getting, and that is down to Alan Pardew not getting the best out of the players he still has at his disposal.
Ben Arfa is one example, and while the responsibility is shared between manager and player, you cannot accuse Alan Pardew of getting the best out of Hatem Ben Arfa this season – and fundamentally that’s how managers are judged – are they getting the best out of their players?
This run of 10 defeats in 15 league games follows on from last season’s terrible run of 10 defeats in 13 league games.
And these bad runs are happening too much, which is why there is some discontent among fans at the moment with the Newcastle manager.