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This Is What Newcastle Must Do With The Profits

Former Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands was on the  Sky Sports’ Morning View show on Thursday morning, and talked about his former club and Peter is frustrated like the rest of us, about Newcastle’s terrible season and the fact that we are wondering if we can ever win another game  this season.

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Peter Lovenkrands – while at Newcastle

We did win a game in the last seven games last season – a narrow 3-0 home win in the second last game of the season – when we scored two goals in the last three minutes to make it looks like it was an easy win – but it wasn’t.

But we lost the other six and apart from the three goals against Cardiff – we scored only two other goals – sound familiar?

This is some of what Peter said:

“It is very frustrating, you would say,” “They were looking safe and looking good, and suddenly now, the way they are playing, I cannot see where they are going to get the next win from”

“I don’t think that the depth of the squad has been good since the start of the season. I don’t think that Mike Ashley has brought in the players he probably should have”

“They got a lot of money for Yohan Cabaye. They should have used that money. Instead, they went for cheaper options and getting players for less money in to build them up and sell them on again.”

Of the players we brought in last summer Siem de Jong has simply not played but he is back in training again, and Siem de Jong may yet have an impact this season.

The two best signings were Daryl Janmaat, who has been one of our best players this season and young Ayoze Perez, although the young Spaniard hasn’t added to his five goals this year – yet.

Remy Cabella has been inconsistent but has been much better this year and last year and Manu Riviere hasn’t come through, and may not make it at Newcastle.

Facundo Ferreyra has been an enigma and cannot even get a place on the bench, so we don’t know why we still have him on loan – what are we paying the money for?

We are promised by Lee Charnley the squad will be added to big time in the summer – but we’ve heard it all before.

What we want to see is an announced change in direction to the way Mike Ashley runs the club.

We need to hear a commitment to reinvest the profits back into the club – both in bringing in better players with their higher wages, and on updating the facilitates – which we seem to be doing with the replenishing of the Benton Training grounds.

But we cannot remain a rich club with a mediocre team – at best – that’s simply ridiculous – and in fact is an insult to the faithful fans,  because of the big profits being made.

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7 comments so far

  • nut meg

    Apr 10, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    It will probably help a great deal if we bought the players at the top of Carr’s list. Instead of reading the list from the bottom up Charnley should begin at the top working his way down…most people would do it that way!!

  • hibbit

    Apr 10, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    the problem with carr’s list its done on price not ability

  • firebug666

    Apr 10, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #3

    What List?

    They just sit in the office with FM14 and pick players that sound good and cost very little.


    That would mean scouting, which would mean travelling, which in turn would cost money.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    We should take the profits and go to the casino, it’s more fun than how we gamble with the future of the club.

    Even if we lose the lot we’ll get free drinks.

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    All is forgiven we’re going to push for 7th and try in the cups, call of the dogs.


  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Stop debating you are appeasing the regime.

    they won’t buy anyone decent …



  • Sav

    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Cardew will still be hurting from Sunday when he goes to the airport? You mean on your holidays, JC? Poor you. I’d have thought the ‘H’ word would be banned while Relegation is looming in the shadows and you can’t buy a win. Concentrate on the ‘R’ word and put thoughts of your own flip-flops out of mind.
    By the way, are you hoping to make up for managerial ineptitude by doing Charnley and Mashley’s dirty PR work for them? Next time you pack your bags, it wont be for a vacation.


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