Newcastle Need To Act Quick In Transfer Window To Dodge Disaster
I have often wondered why we take so long to complete our transfers and the shambles of the last winter window had me fuming!
Why? Well these are the dates when the players were signed
4 Jan: Mathieu Debuchy (Lille)
24 Jan: Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux)
23 Jan: Massadio Haidara (Nancy)
28 Jan: Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse)
22 Jan: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier)
What’s the problem with that I hear you ask, they were all signed up in January? Well let’s look at the fixtures we had during that month and the damaging defeats (and bore draw!) inflicted
2nd JAN – Everton (H) Lost 2-1
5th JAN – Brighton (A) Lost 2-0
12th JAN – Norwich (A) Drew 0-0
19th JAN – Reading (H) Lost 2-1
We all know what happened when the new signings hit the ground running; two massive wins against Villa & Chelsea in the next two games.
Now I keep hearing from football experts that transfers take time and are complicated now. Really, Man U seem to tie their business up early and Fergy has/had them in and ready for his pre-season games.
There are no excuses, we have people at the club that have 5 months to get everything in place for the day that transfer window opens. If they can’t manage it and are sitting on their hands in this time, they should be out of a job. If the player drags his heels, do we really want him!
Look at the Remy fiasco as why we shouldn’t delay.
The season starts on the 17th August, if we sign players after the Premier League kick-off (window closes on 2nd September) and lose our opening games, Pardew will be out of a job.
If I was you Alan I would get your business done early, learn from the best in Mr Ferguson.
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