Alan Pardew is still hoping that Managing Director Lee Charnley, with the help of owner Mike Ashley, will be able to bring one or two more players into the squad before a week tomorrow night, when the transfer window slams shut.
Alan Pardew – yesterday at Villa Park
If Newcastle can bring in a good striker and a center-back in the next eight days, that would finish off what has been a very good transfer window for Newcastle United, with nine players having already been brought in this summer.
We haven’t made a great start to the season as far as the points are concerned, with just one point from our first two games, but in the game last week at home against Manchester City and yesterday at Aston Villa, the lads came on strongly in the second half and carved out a few chances, but we just couldn’t hit the back of the net.
Siem de Jong did look good in his first appearance yesterday and he almost scored the winner after 88 minutes, and seemed to do everything right as he hammered the ball towards goal – but credit to goalkeeper Brad Guzan who made an instinctive block, when the ball was traveling like a bullet towards the back of the net. 🙁
Alan Pardew is hoping for a good end to this transfer window:
“I’m hoping for a more positive end to the window than a negative end to the window, I think we’re looking at situations that might help us.”
“We feel we’ve done good business but we’re looking at the options we think are good enough for us so we’ve got our finger on the pulse and that’s all I can say really.¨
“I think all managers hope for one or two, that doesn’t mean to say they’re going to arrive.¨ “I can’t argue with what the board have done, we’ve been criticised in the past for not spending the money and not putting it back in.¨
“A lot of people thought we wouldn’t do much business this summer but we did and we did it early, it’s got us in a good position. We’ve got a good solid team there it’s just about getting the goals.¨
“I’d accept any player coming into my group, the situation is on the horizon. We’ve had no offers for our players. I don’t think we’re going to lose a big player, fingers crossed.”
We are also hoping Newcastle may announce their tenth signing of the season, after Neil Warnock had said on BT Sport yesterday that Alan Pardew had told him that would happen today.
If it doesn’t happen then why is Neil saying that – and why did Alan tell him that?
You can follow us on our three social media sites below: