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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16 comments
Hamina
Hamina

Think we have enough to to be worried/annoyed/furious about at NUFC without having to stoop to this drivel. Thought The Mag was better than publishing such sensationalist nonsense.

Munich Mag
Munich Mag

Has the author perhaps thought that maybe the players were heading to the changing rooms ?

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

Yeah, pot calling kettle then....an article trying to condemn players for not staying to the end when the fan watching doesn't either...to be honest it's just taking a cheap shot.  The two players aren't fit/able to play and yet they still turned up...BUT rather than give things a positive spin by saying they still turned up to support the team, you have to turn it into a negative about them leaving a bit early.


I'm not having a go at James, I just think fans collectively need to focus on the important issues and not just look to post a negative on anything they can, it comes across petty and clutching at straws, almost impossible to please at times.   There is plenty wrong here, but we need to be careful not to focus on small things or put negative spin on everything or it diminishes the impact when complaints about the bigger issues take place.  

toon tony
toon tony

So much for Carver 's claims " we're all together all hurting " comment. Maybe we'll see them with Ashley out posters at the next match.

terriertwo
terriertwo

The dole office closes at five o clock on a Saturday and if they don't sign on they cant boost their zero contract wages. 

PhilYare
PhilYare

they couldn't give a toss, but then again the example set by the employers has shown that this is ok. 


you question their potential to be world class players but I'd have people like dummett (newcastle fan) and jonas in the team any day before these type of players that only dream about playing for arsenal or chelsea


if mike ashley tries to be shrewd why waste nearly 7m on Riviere when you have young armstrong available? no way is he on a different level to him...... or 8m on cabella when arrons is far superior player (if you forgive the fact that hes been injured)

Chebs4377
Chebs4377

@NUFC_Stats @NUFCTheMag Oh come on. They aren't required to attend when Injured/Suspended. More important things than this to get upset with

SGM
SGM

I also saw Jonas,Taylor and Anita abandon ship before the final whistle.

Paul A
Paul A

Well if the owner doesn't why should they. S**t rolls down hill.

keeganRescueUs
keeganRescueUs

A taxi driver once told me he picked up Darren Peacock and Steve Watson the night we finally blew winning the title and peacock was drunk and having a great time, on questioning Watson, the driver was told Peacock couldn't care less as long as he got his wages. If the players from that era thought that way imagine how the players feel now??? There is no loyalty in football and nobody is immune from criticism. Sad times

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

It just shows that, in reality, very few of the players could give a toss.