59 year-old former Charlton Athletic and West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley has been talking on Football on 5 and thinks that Rafa Benitez will spend some money next month to bring in some top players to the club.
Curbishley finished his West Ham spell when he resigned in September of 2008, when he was upset that top players were sold without his knowledge and in November of 2009, Curbishley won his case for constructive dismissal against the London club.
Alan Curbishley while at West Ham
That’s not unlike what Kevin Keegan did when he left Newcastle in September 2008 – about the same time Curbishley left West Ham.
Newcastle had an excellent 4-0 home win yesterday against Birmingham City when we dominated the game, basically from start to finish.
This is what Curbishley has said on Football on 5.
“Newcastle in the window will go again,”
“I think they are the one club who can really go and buy the players that can cement them going up.”
“They can buy Premier League players, they can pay the Premier League wages.”
“And the player can go there with the confidence that they are going to be a Premier League player next season.”
“Gayle can get up to 25 goals at least, depending on injuries.”
“But they are in a position where if they did lose him, they can replace him and not a lot of teams can do that in the Championship.”
Gayle’s three goals yesterday keeps him at the top of the Championship goalscoring charts with 16 goals and he has 3 goals more than Brentford’s Scott Hogan in second place.
One of the big surprises this season – Yoan Gouffran – had another very good game yesterday and scored his 5th goal of the season.
Here are Newcastle’s goalscorers this season.