Alan Pardew has admitted that Mike Ashley has backed him big time in the transfer window, and has finally spend some of the money Newcastle have available, after we have brought in £32M in selling Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy this year, and we also received a massive £79.5M from the Premier league in May.
Mike Ashley – supported Pardew this summer
By our reckoning we have spent £35M in bringing in nine good players – seven of them will be part of the first team squad – and Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow have been loaned back to Nottingham Forest to get another season pf experience laying in the Championship.
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
The Newcastle manager has been upbeat over the last couple of days, and thinks he has the best squad he’s ever had at Newcastle, since he arrived back in late 2010:
“One thing I can always give Mike Ashley is an honesty of where we are and he listens – that’s why so many players have entered the building, we needed them.”
“I’ve nothing to moan about now in terms of what’s happened this summer.” “We’ve got a strong squad, perhaps the biggest and best I’ve ever had in terms of options, so we’re in a great position.”
“I’ve been here long enough not to have to play politics with the fans. They know I’m an honest person who works hard to try to achieve success.”
“I have to make tough decisions at this club and I’ll make the ones I think are right to take this us as close as we can to winning something, or to getting us as close as we can to the Champions League, or even into the Champions League.”
So Alan Pardew has said basically there are no excuses on his part, and he will now be under intense pressure to produce the goods this season.
While Pardew (always) takes a hammering from some of the fan base, one of his best characteristics is that he is a very hard worker – in fact he’s a workaholic, and he will work his socks off next season to make Newcastle United successful.
He needs to do that to keep his job, since a mediocre season after having such a good transfer window this summer will put pressure on him, especially after the disciplinary problems Pardew had last season trying to control himself on the touchline.
We are hoping that Alan Pardew and Newcastle United are (very) successful next season – it’s really as simple as that.
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