Alan Pardew – ‘We Will Get A Big Benefit Of That January Window Now’
With the season fast approaching, Alan Pardew has been talking about all kinds of issues in the Premier League.
Whether it is Spurs, Crystal Palace, Jose Mourinho or whatever, our manager has been giving his verdict.
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We’ve narrowed it down to the most relevant Newcastle bits, this is what Alan Pardew had to say to the London Evening Standard;
There can be no greying or clouding of the issue, I am the football manager – I make all the football decisions that evolve around the game that is being played on a Saturday.
In terms of transfers, that is a different story. He is going to have an opinion, I do not have a problem with that.
The FA Cup has been a massive part of my career. I’m desperate to win it and hopefully, this year will bring some luck.
It is very difficult for Premier League teams to do the Thursday-Sunday turnaround, given the intensity we play at.
We possibly made a mistake with the squad not being big enough and took injuries. We addressed that in January, only to suffer even more injuries, taking away the impact of that particular window.
We think we will get a big benefit of that window now and Loic Remy has come in from QPR.”
Nothing really that we haven’t heard before, though according to JFK himself, he has much more than an ‘opinion’ and basically has the final (under Ashley) say on all transfers.
What the interview tells me is that it absolutely reinforces the belief that Ashley has told his manager and staff that the January transfers were this summer’s brought forward and they can expect little else on top of that.
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