Rob Lee’s Negative Assessment Of Newcastle

Rob Lee is worried that Newcastle will sell Papiss Cisse if the right offer comes in, and then we’ll be even worse off than we were last year when only Papiss and youngster Ayoze Perez were able to score goals for us.

That’s after we failed to replace Loic Remy with a suitable striker,  and basically played last season with three strikers who included Manu Riviere with loan signing Facundo Ferreyra being a disaster for us – and the Argentine didn’t play one game for Newcastle.

Rob Lee

This time it’s Rob Lee who scored
But he demonstrates Alan Shearer’s wave perfectly 

Rob was a great midfielder for Newcastle and from 1992 through 2002 he played 379 games for Newcastle with  56 goals and was one of Alan Shearer’s best friends.

Rob has been talking to Kicca and he has expressed his concerns about our striker strength and about Newcastle in general:

“Cisse is the latest player linked to move away from the club and I am sure he will be sold off if the right offer comes in for him,” “Although it will not be a total disaster if he does go, he is still the one player at the club who can score goals.”

“The fans’ biggest fear is that Newcastle let Cisse go and then don’t replace him with anyone.”  “That way the club and the squad just keeps getting weaker.” “Newcastle United have gone from being one of the country’s big spending clubs to one that will sell anybody.” 

“When I was there, we signed star players – like Alan Shearer – now the club doesn’t seem to buy anybody. It’s transformed into one of the Premier League’s selling clubs.”

“The transfer window has been open for nearly three weeks and they haven’t signed one player.” “Let’s see what happens over the next sixty odd days.” “However, most Newcastle fans will not be expecting a lot.”

“They’ve become used to watching their best players being sold off and not being replaced.”

Cisse scored 11 goals in 22 matches for Newcastle last season, and we’d like him to stay on Tyneside.

Why sell him when he still has two years left on his contract,  and he was our top scorer last season – plus he wants to stay at the club.

Newcastle left us short of a striker and a center-back last season and we paid the price fully for that.

We didn’t even bother to strengthen the squad in January, and in the end we were a little lucky not to take the drop, but we woke up and played very well in the win against West Ham, with Jonas Gutierrez just unbelievable in his final game for the club.

What a way to end his career on Tyneside – wonder if they’ll make a film about it with his two year fight against cancer before that?

Maybe Jonas should write a book on that short period of his life when he showed tremendous courage, guts and humanity.

Back to Newcastle  – and maybe  Ashley, Charnley and the rest of the crew will have learned from leaving the squad so short in those vital positions, and we all know if you don’t learn from your mistakes then history repeats itself – that’s a fact of life.

The key for Newcastle is not to sell Cisse, Tiote, Williamson or anybody else until we have adequate replacements for them  this summer.

And keeping them at the club would also add to competition for places, and mean our squad would be bigger and stronger and has less chance of it being ravaged by injury.

But we don’t expect Newcastle to do that – the wage bill would be too high for them.

What do you think?

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