While Alan Pardew admits some fans will be disappointed at what Newcastle were able to achieve in this transfer window, the Newcastle manager points out we still have a number of players form last summer to start to show ion Tyneside, including Sylvain Marveaux, Mehdi Abeid and Gabby Obertan.
Sylvain Marveaux – injured most of last two seasons
This is what Alan said to the local press this morning about the transfer window just closed:
“Let’s be honest – it’s not about the money, it’s about the quality of the player.” “I don’t think you can find one of fans who could argue we ain’t got value for money.” “That will continue – we’ll strive to push that along.”
“Our fans will be slightly disappointed.” “But I think in a week’s time they will think, ‘hold on we haven’t lost anybody and we’ve got Anita’.” “We’ve also got a few young players to come in as well.”
“Romain has had a quiet start but Sylvain is starting to show what he has.” “Not all players progress the same way.” “Obertan has been here a year and probably gave us his best performance on Thursday. Players progress at different times. “
“We still have plenty in the background. Sammy Ameobi is another year down the line and it’s another year for Fergie.” “Neither of them have been included yet.” “We still have players to come in too. Mehdi Abeid is another one.”
On Thursday night Gabby was our Man of the Match with a very good display on the right wing, and he got 57% of the vote, with Marveaux on the other wing second in the voting, with 16%.
So that bodes well that these two Frenchman can put pressure on Ben Arfa and Jonas Gutierrez, for the two starting wing positions in the Newcastle first team.
And we haven’t seen much at all this season of Mehdi Abeid, and we expect him, along with other youngsters like Harris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Curtis Good, Gael Bigirimnana and Sammy Ameobi to come through this season.
We thought Bigirimana played well for Newcastle on Thursday night, but it was also obvious that Gael and the other youngsters still have a lot to learn about the game, and maybe they can do that playing in the Europa League this season.
Newcastle have a lot of very good youngsters now coming through this season, and we didn’t even mention young local striker Adam Campbell. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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