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Exclusive – We Find Somebody Who Understands Newcastle United’s Transfer Policy

11 years ago

With little sign of life at St.James’ Park and communication from the club at an all time embarrassing low, at last we have somebody who claims to have some kind of grasp on what is going on at Newcastle United.

On saying his goodbyes, James Perch has handled himself with integrity and given us some insight/confirmation on what is happening/happened at the club, this is what he had to say to the Chronicle;

“I understand Newcastle’s new transfer policy. Time will tell if that is the right route but I loved it there, the fans are incredible and I will never forget them.

I appreciate that Alan Pardew did everything he could to keep me and I had a great rapport with the fans.

Newcastle will always be the first result I look out for after Wigan and I look forward to playing at St.James’ Park when we get promoted.”

Mark Douglas, Chief Sports Writer at The Journal, had previously reported that Alan Pardew had done everything he could to get Perch a new contract but had been overruled, with the player confirming that here.

Perch also confirms that the rapport with the fans is definitely a two way thing and I have little doubt that he is totally genuine when the (ex) player says he will look for our result first.

It is just a shame he wasn’t pressed on exactly what ‘Newcastle’s new transfer policy’ is.

Eternal optimists will believe that the clearing of the decks (Harper, Perch, Simpson etc) will be followed by a trading up to whatever new recruits.

However, I have to hold my hands up and say that I made this mistake last summer when Smith, Guthrie, Best, Lovenkrands and Forster were pushed out of the door and in their place we signed one ok midfielder/defender in Anita, one promising player in Bigirmana, a longshot punt in Curtis Good and somebody to fill a shirt – Amalfitano.

As a realist my money is on this clearout paving the way for one ‘proper’ signing, with it looking increasingly likely to be somebody like Darren Bent.

After that I can only envisage major action if we sell big and then ‘hopefully’ buy medium.



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