If Newcastle fans think we are going to get some good experienced players into the club this January, they may be disappointed, with nobody seemingly pushing Mike Ashley to bring in both a striker and a center-back to replace the injured Steven Taylor this month.
Lee Charnley to Mike Ashley
I’ll spend only this tiny amount of money in January on new players
John Carver had said earlier this month that we don’t have too many center-backs right now, but it doesn’t look like he’s involved at all with what’s going on in the transfer market, and if there have been any transfer meetings this month, he has not been invited:
“I’m not even thinking about that side of it. I’m concentrating on the team and team meetings, preparing the video dealing with the media and I don’t get involved in transfers.”
“I don’t want to be honest, there are guys who are good enough to be doing the job behind the scenes.”
” There’s continuous work going on behind the scenes and definitely an on-going process whether it’s for now or for later.”
“This is probably not the right thing to say but I’ve not even thought about Papiss Cisse.” “He’s at the African Cup of Nations and I’ve been concentrating on the guys we’ve got here.”
“That’s been my sole focus. I give them every inch that I’ve got inside me.”
Papiss Cisse has been linked with a move away from Newcastle To Swansea, and he said a week or so ago that he was talking to other clubs – so it doesn’t seem anybody from Newcastle has questioned him on those comments he made. 🙁
With John Carver not pushing the men at the top for transfers we suppose that could be thought of as a plus for John Carver taking the head coach job at Newcastle?
And of course BBC pundit Gary Linekar has already praised the Newcastle Board for delaying the appointment until late in January so they will not have to bring players into the club – something he calls brilliant tactics:
“Brilliant tactics from Newcastle board to delay appointing their new manager so they don’t have to buy any players in the transfer window.”
Carver yesterday said that he thought the head coach appointment would happen before the game after the Southampton game – which is at Hull City on 31st January – so it looks like the appointment will be made near the end of the January transfer window.
And no time to bring in new players?
If players are brought into the club, then it will not be because John Carver has been pushing the likes of Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley and Graham Carr this month.
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