How is it that almost everyone in British football has known for at least 12 months that Newcastle United are desperate for a good central defender and someone to put the ball in the net.

This is the bare minimum requirement to fight off relegation and has been for a good while.

It follows in my tiny mind that Graham Carr and Pathetic Penfold, would also have eventually been aware of our needs and would have already set up deals well before the transfer window opened, to promptly pounce on January 2nd and get the new men tied down.

The fact that nothing is happening, while our position is becoming more desperate each week, seems to signal that no positive approaches have been made, or God forbid our transfer committee don’t know who they want yet.

As most footballers are governed by their greed for money, they will come to the Toon if you pay enough.

So let’s see the Toon identify some proven premiership players and bribe them and their clubs for them to come and save our backsides, because I am sick of getting to the end of the transfer window with the only signing being the usual ‘promising young Frenchman with loads of potential’.

We will soon be out of the FA Cup again and second bottom of the league but believe me, there is plenty of scope for even worse to come.

To get back to my original point, how the hell have Newcastle United not been active in tying up players behind the scenes with a view to sign on Jan 2nd. It beggars belief.

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