Newcastle will be moving players out of the club in January if only to make room in the Premier League squad of 25 – for players who will be coming into the club.
And the way the first eight games have gone on Tyneside under Steve McClaren, there will have to be a number of new and good players coming into the club if we have any chance of surviving in the Premier League.
It could be reminiscent of January 2013 when we brought five Frenchmen in.
Cathro, Simpson and McClaren on the training field
And McClaren is laying out the minimum requirements for players who want to stay at Newcastle.
This is what Steve has said about that:
“Players at every club are fighting for their futures, unless they’ve got a huge contract, but we want players here who are committed to what we’re trying to do,”
“We want people who are committed to Newcastle and the dressing room, and the whole club and fans.”
“Sam Allardyce will be making exactly the same assessments over at Sunderland – who is with me, and who is not? That’s what we’re doing here. Who is with us, and who is not?”
“Will we be making conclusions about people? Absolutely,” “We’re getting a fair idea at the present moment.”
“All of that will start to hot up the nearer the January window comes. That’s behind everything, but the most important thing is what’s in front of us at the moment, and that’s Norwich.”
“You get setbacks in games, and when we conceded three goals in four minutes at Manchester City, it was a case of, ‘Woah’. But we have to be able to deal with that and handle it.”
At the end of last season after we had beaten West Ham 2-0 and survived in the Premier League, not many of us thought we would start this season quite so badly.
And that was after Mike Ashley had said we would be making our own luck from now on.
Well, we are but we seem to be creating a lot of bad luck – and our performances overall have left a lot to be desired.
Wonder if Ashley will be at the game tomorrow?
It´s especially frustrating after we seemed to have a good transfer windows and spent a massive £52M to bring in Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Mbemba and Thauvin in the summer.
They haven made much of a difference – not yet anyway.
We have to hope for a win tomorrow against the Canaries – to lighten the mood.
In case you havc forgotten what a win is – that’s when we somehow manage to score more goals than the other side.