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Joe’s Been Talking Again…You Couldn’t Make it Up

7 years ago

Joe’s been talking again. Let’s see what he had to say this time.

 “I’ve known Graham since he started off managing in non-league football.

“I’d known Graham for 10 years when he was at Spurs.

“We’re both on the same street.

That’s good then. We know what street we are in anyway – Sh*t Street.

“As long as it’s truthful talk, it’s something positive.

“We’re going to sit down and ask Alan Pardew ‘what do you think about the team? What do you think we need?’

“I’m going to say what I say. Alan’s going to say what he says.

You put your left arm in, you put your left arm out, in out, in out, shake it all about.

“We’ll sit down and discuss. We’re not kids. We want the best for Newcastle.

“Three of us can sit down and iron out what we think is the best for Newcastle.

“Our role is to get the best players and the best team that Newcastle have. That’s what I intend to do.

Bit of a counting problem there, despite not being kids. Three can sit down, all with the same role. Not the same role Joe. Wouldn’t know a role from a stottie cake.

“I’m not saying ‘hey – let’s go and get Ronaldo and Messi.’ They’re out of our range,”

“But if we see what we believe are good, solid players, I don’t see why we shouldn’t be in the top 10.

Problem here is – we were in the top 5 a year ago. Since then Ba, Harper and Simpson have left and 6 first team squad players have been brought in. You won’t get into the top 10 just by buying players. What about tactics and playing to a system they all understand?

“Each night I’ll be going to matches. Maybe I’ll be going out of the country with Graham. We’ll travel around.

“We’ll go elsewhere to try and open the doors on new signings.”

Going out of the country and elsewhere? Sounds like another planet. Which planet is our Director of Football actually from?

You couldn’t make it up.

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