When you talk about your staff, the manager doesn’t usually include himself in that – but not Alan Pardew – who has thanked his staff for getting Remy Cabella through the door – and hey, that includes thanking himself.
Alan Pardew – pays tribute to his staff – and himself
This is some of what Alan Pardew had to say to nufcTV on the Cabella signing:
“I’d like to pay tribute to my staff and in particular Graham Carr, myself, Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley and everyone on the board, who worked really hard for this one.”
“We think he is a player who is important, obviously that is represented in the fee and in his commitment to us as well.” “I’m just looking forward to seeing an exciting talent in the team, somebody who can open the door.”
Alan will come in for criticism for this – but hey – the fact of the matter is it’s team work that gets players through the door, and Alan will have played a part in getting Cabella on Tyneside, so if he wants to thank himself – so be it.
We also have had a good feeling about Lee Charnley as a man who gets things done (believe me – they are worth their weight in gold in any organization), and it seems Lee is starting to deliver the goods.
It’s looking like we can sign Daryl Janmaat from Feyenoord very soon, and maybe also 24 year-old striker Emmanuel Riviere from Monaco – but we still need two more top strikers brought in and a midfield play-maker – because we are not convinced that Remy Cabella will be the replacement for Yohan Cabaye.
We really hope we can go back in for Clement Grenier of Lyon – the 23 year-old would be a terrific signing for us.
What do you think?
Note: Sean Borland has a student season ticket and since he will be away in Calgary studying for a while he wants to sell his season ticket for the first half of the season. The price is £140 – which is what he paid for it – you can contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Written while on vacation in Newcastle, England.