However, as we all know it is one law for the rest and one for Newcastle United, so in many ways I am happy to declare this January transfer window officially shut!!
I’ve read a lot of comments on the website and i agree with those who are saying that some fans are so downtrodden and lacking in self-worth, they are just grateful we haven’t lost our best players.
So we get the third biggest crowds, sat in 6th place before tonight and as it stands could be ‘level’ in fourth on Sunday if we beat Blackburn and Villa…yet still so many of us feel unworthy.
There is a right balance and while throwing money at the problem isn’t the solution, Mike Ashley has made so many supporters grateful for anything, due to the fear factor of something really crap happening.
There should have been money available for Pardew to strengthen and Cisse clearly ticks all kinds of boxes including a great goalscoring profile AND a great business deal. A decent defender would have completed a very good January but a sale of anybody decent would have been simply disastrous.
So let us clear all this nonsense from our heads and get back to the ‘business’ on the pitch, the future is in all of our hands.