Day 28 of the transfer window, Joe Kinnear comes to the diary room to talk to Big Brother.

“Hello Joe, any progress in the transfer window?”

“We’re looking to get a few over the line”,  replies Joe.

First Up...

First Up…

Is it just me, or does it seems like Groundhog Day? With teams like Norwich signing Gary Hooper and Swansea Wilifred Bony, we have yet to make one of note this summer.

What is less encouraging is Pardew’s assertion that he seems to be happy with what he has got. I read that on one of the forums claims that we’ve already done our transfer business in January and no signings are forthcoming.

If that were to be true; Lee Evans, Russell Howard and Sarah Millican combined would collectively have to try every amusing sketch in the book to try and cheer me up, as I would be in a state of complete depression.

To assume what we have now is enough is madness. Shane Ferguson has gone out on loan, James Tavernier also, not to mention the likes of Xisco, Ranger, Harper, Perch and Simpson have now gone. We need players in and fast.

I do not want us to be reckless and sign players for the heck of it but just sign up Gomis and Remy, at least that makes us stronger up front. We do not want to be in a position come August 31st when we have an injury to our key players and only have 24 hours to bring new ones in.

Come on Pardew and Kinnear, time now to strengthen the squad before the 19th of August.

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15 comments
Mal44
Mal44

So John, after his very good game against WBA why did you drop him for the QPR game and play Raylor in midfield who had been well below par for weeks?

Gordonthetoony
Gordonthetoony

Isn't that part of the problem with Anita. They play him everywhere and never give him a run in a settled position. He did have an excellent game and his work rate in chasing and putting opposition under pressure was immense.

Stephen McMenzie
Stephen McMenzie

He was absolutely brilliant yesterday, if it wasn't for Jonas he would have been MOTM easily.

Toon161070
Toon161070

Anita, and others mind you, have been terrible this season. Carver is blind. 

Alltomuch
Alltomuch

It was plain to see the body language of willo, guttez as when celebrating ignored him.

Just shows the egotistical prate lost the changing room

GeoffreyRDixon
GeoffreyRDixon

About time,one swallow and all that,next Cabella to perform ???

Simon Sharp
Simon Sharp

Carver can get the best out of Anita. Pardew can't. Interesting.

amacdee
amacdee

You know I just have this nagging feeling that the last two clueless numpties havent had an ounce of tactical nous between them. Could a clever, intuitive, tactically aware manager get the best from wor Vurn ?

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

@amacdee Ajax Technical Director said he was amazed we signed him and he wouldn't have gotten a seat on their bench. On his showing here I would have no reason to disagree

Ben Jefferson
Ben Jefferson

Aye coz he prob wakes up every morning thinking hes dreaming getting paid to play football

toonterrier
toonterrier

Well that's handy. If we sell Tim Krul we have a ready made goalie to take his place. That'll save Ashley a few quid. Anita had a great game yesterday which makes it his second decent one this year. The lad seems to have the skill so why hasn't he shown it before. Could it have something to do with the poor coaching or maybe Carver had a quiet word with him during the week in his office and gave his confidence a boost. Cant wait to see who they ship out and which donkeys we get saddled with next season.

Steven Fox
Steven Fox

And he is usually shite in all those positions.

1957
1957

I suppose this is all in response to Carver's positive motivation!