After the shambles of the last day of the transfer window on Monday, September 1st, we didn’t expect to see Alan Pardew after that, and thought his next appearance would be the press conference for the game at Southampton on Saturday.
Alan Pardew – meets with the press today
Alan Pardew is due to face the press today, and we wonder if the questions will all be on the game at St. Mary’s, or whether the journalists will ask some relevant questions coming out of the transfer window.
Here are some relevant questions that could be asked today:
- Why did we allow Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to move on loan to Roma when that leaves us with only three experienced center-backs?
- Why did you force Hatem Ben Arfa out of the club, when we could have used his creative skills in the Newcastle team this season?
- Is there any truth in today’s rumor that Mike Ashley is willing to sell Newcastle, in order to invest more in Rangers?
Then there are the usual questions about who’s fit and who isn’t fit – but there are still a lot of unanswered questions coming out of that last day in the transfer window, and it would help if Pardew gives some explanation for why Newcastle did what they did.
Alan Pardew is the mouth of Newcastle United to the fans and the press, and should be prepared to talk about the above three questions as well as the usual stuff that goes on in these press conferences.
We also look forward to (positive) fitness reports on Ryan Taylor and Papiss Cisse, because they are two players who can strengthen our squad, when they are fully fit.
It would also be interesting to see if there are any updates on Siem de Jong about how long he is expected out with that serious thigh injury of his.
What do you think?
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