You cannot question the enthusiasm that 24 year-old Remy Cabella has brought to Newcastle this summer, and like every other player who has arrived in this summer’s transfer window,he seems to be delighted to have signed on for Newcastle United.
Remy Cabella – delighted to be on Tyneside
And this is what Remy has said in the Mail today:
“I hope we can win a cup this season. We play for that to win a trophy,’ “There is a good feeling in the team at the moment and my adaptation is good. I have friends who are French and I am very happy to be here. I am just waiting for the first game now.’
Cabella’s ambitions bring us to a good question for this season – what are our priorities?
Will it continue to be to (only) concentrate on the Premier League, since that’s where we get the big money – £79.5M last May for finishing in 10th place last season.
Or will Alan Pardew start to field stronger teams in the two local cup competitions, in order to end our duck as far as winning trophies goes – with that duck lasting 46 years since we won the Inter-City Fairs Cup back in 1969, when I was still a young lad at Newcastle University.
Alan Pardew has used the cup competitions to give the fringe players and the youngsters a first team game, since he arrived on Tyneside, and that policy is being dictated by owner Mike Ashley, whose number one goal for Newcastle seems to be to stay in the Premier League.
But players want to win things, so why don’t Newcastle formally change their policy and go after the local cup competitions next season, and with the squad we will have, we can certainly win one of those local cup competitions and finally break our 46 year-old duck.
Newcastle seem to be showing some real ambition int his summer’s transfer window – so why not extend it to what we want to achieve next season.
Go for it.
I’m taking our dog Milo for his morning walk now, and hopefully Newcastle will announce the signing of those two young Nottingham Forest players before we get back, and that would take our spending, by our reckoning, to £35M this summer.
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