Fabricio Coloccini met with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley at the end of April, and they went out to dinner apparently after a horrific run of results for Newcastle, and the owner gave assurances to Colo at the time, that significant funds would be made available this summer to rebuild the Newcastle squad.
Mike Ashley – kept his word to Fab Coloccini
And we suppose Mike has kept his word, with nine players having been brought in during the summer transfer window, although we were unable to add to that on the last day of the transfer yesterday.
Other PL clubs did manager to sign some players and there was a lot of activity in the transfer market yesterday.
This is what Colo has said today:
“I think everyone can see the way the club wants to go.” “They’ve brought in many players, good players, and the club has ambition as well.”
“I spoke to Mike Ashley, but that is normal, sometimes the top brass are not at the training ground or in the changing room, so sometimes they need to know what has happened.”
“We want to go forward and I think they got that message, they have spent a lot of money.”
We did lose Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Ben Arfa yesterday, and both went out on season-long loans to Roma and Hull City respectively.
And because of that we even weakened the squad a bit, but the seven players we have bought in this summer and who are in the first team squad for this season, will now have to deliver the goods for Newcastle this season.
They are Siem de Jong, Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez, Daryl Janmaat, Remy Cabella, Manu Riviere and Facundo Ferreyra.
We are still hoping we can have a good season, but there are some little doubts creeping into our thinking about that, after Saturday’s woeful performance.
But we suppose it was only one game – and a bad day at the office at that- hopefully.
What do you think?
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