Mad dogs and Newcastle fans go out in the midday sun…at least that is what it feels like at the moment.

I had hoped against hope that the return of Alan Pardew would belatedly bring a bit of sanity to our football club on his belated return.

AlanPardew43Some hope! Unfortunately, we are just getting more and more of the same, with Alan Pardew once again a dream for reporters looking for a quote but no explanation demanded when the manager makes sweeping comments.

Have a look at what Pardew has said below to the Shields Gazette;

“We are one of those clubs who find it difficult to move early, if you are Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United; you are sure you can do your business now.

You like things done sooner rather than later but if I have to wait a bit longer than I have no problem with that.

I could put a team out at Manchester City on the opening day that could win with what we have got, but we need to strengthen, and I need to strengthen this squad to make it ready for a 38 match season.”


So why exactly do Newcastle have to wait for everybody else to have their turn in the transfer market before United feed on the scraps?

Maybe it is an alphabetical thing and so Arsenal get first pick, then Chelsea and through to Liverpool, the Manchester teams and so on. Hold on though, that can’t be the case either as West Ham buy Carroll for £17m or so, Swansea are currently tying up Bony for around £14m or so and even Palace (bit of artistic license there) have spent over £8m on a striker.

Yes we all know that the club are trying to spend (as little as possible) money carefully but the signings we do end up making are almost exclusively ones that have been set-up long-term. The ones that very rarely happen are those such as Remy where the club try to react quickly to a situation – Demba Ba leaving. So what I take from that is if decent signings are going to happen then it will be ones that have been prepared way in advance, as was the case with Sissoko, Gouffran etc.

So…logic says that if signings are going to happen, the deals will already be in the pipeline, and the question would be then if that is the case why not sign them NOW instead of waiting until we’ve lost our first few matches?

Of course we do have the option of repeating last year’s farce and wait until January, that plan worked out really well didn’t it?!!!

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7 comments
Michael Teasdale
Michael Teasdale

JC may say some silly things but is there any need for The Mag to keep posting his comments devoid of context everyday in an attempt to make him seem demented. He didnt say he "was" the best coach in the league, he was talking about keeping a high mental appraisal of himself, regardless of the truth. I'm sure he is fully aware he isn't the actual best. This headline also seems designed to mislead. He's talking about spur of the moment atmosphere, not directly comparing match quality.

v0ices
v0ices

you are 100% correct the mag should stick to the comments about spaceships and mystery men in lifts to make carver look like a nutcase.

sickchip
sickchip

Why is this bell end still being allowed to give press conferences?

He should have done the decent thing after the game yesterday and said he was stepping down to allow the club to find a proper manager who could take the club forward - if he'd done that he may have retained an ounce of dignity.

The club can't seriously be thinking about retaining his services - in any capacity.

The Vicar
The Vicar

@sickchip Agree 100%. Carver has to go. This is the guy who had a "training ground bust up" with Jonas a couple of weeks back. I know who I would keep. Notice Jonas kept clear of Carver during his goal celebrations. 



Andgeo
Andgeo

Why has this idiot not been relieved of his duties yet? Stop wasting our time fatty!!

Oliver Lam
Oliver Lam

John Carver is like the best coach in Premier League history.

NightmareOnBarrackRoad
NightmareOnBarrackRoad

I was at the Barcelona game and at the game yesterday. The atmosphere was not the same. More crap from Carver.