Alan Pardew Says Defeats By Morecambe & Fulham And No New Players Would Be “Quite Unsettling”
After a tortuous summer or inaction, it looks as though things are coming to a head at St.James’ Park, for better or worse.
A Cup banana skin and crucial Premier League match await before the international break.
This is Alan Pardew take on the next few pivotal days;
“There’s a few things that can happen.
If you look on the positive side of things, we need to win on Saturday (Fulham), progress in the Cup (Morecambe) and we need to bring in two players. However, if Cabaye goes, which is 50-50 in my opinion, if he goes we need to replace him.
On the other side of the coin we could go out of the Cup, could lose on Saturday and fail to bring any new players in. That would be quite unsettling and we are going to have to work bloody hard.”
The matches are hard to call and exactly what the fall out will be if things go further pear-shaped is anybody’s guess.
As for the transfer window, it wouldn’t surprise me if nothing happens at all, after over three months of nothingness why would you expect anything else?
With the expected (by Ashley) bidding war for Cabaye failing to materialise, I can’t see him allowing the French midfielder to leave (for what Ashley would consider) on the cheap, so if no player sold I don’t expect any coming in.
Where all of this would leave Pardew, Cabaye and….us, is anybody’s guess.
Why don’t we go with blind optimism this morning and anticipate two wins, Cabaye staying AND two new signings.
You never know, with Sports Direct moving up in the world (FTSE) this week, Mike Ashley might get out the right side of bed for once where Newcastle United are concerned.
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