Newcastle United Experience The Domino Effect
As some Newcastle fans spent the summer howling at the moon, the rest of us watched in disbelief as Newcastle United took their brave stance of refusing to dirty their hands in the grubby transfer market, unless it was to make clear that all of our player were up for grabs if the money is put on the table.
The first domino to fall is the one that Mike Ashley topples onto Alan Pardew’s head…
No transfer funds made available and orders to trim squad further (Harper, Perch, Simpson).
Total lack of any investment (and hope) leads to Cabaye (and no doubt others) wanting to leave.
Mike Ashley is more than happy with this outcome and makes clear to clubs (via Pardew) that Cabaye (and the rest) is/are up for sale.
Arsenal show interest so Ashley orders Pardew to not play him v Man City in case injury affects the sale.
Squad is so weak that Pardew plays a less than fit Jonas instead of Cabaye, who then goes off injured after making the injury far worse.
Steven Taylor is so frustrated with the way City match goes because of all the nonsense and ends up lashing out and getting sent off.
Taylor leaves Newcastle down to ten men and Tiote subsequently runs around like a headless chicken to make up for a man down and picks up a strain which rules him out of West Ham match.
Lack of options means Pardew plays weakened team in must win game against West Ham and Newcastle don’t have single shot on target and lucky to get point.
Cup match against Morecambe approaches and Pardew has next to no options for his starting line up.
God knows what state we’ll be in for Fulham next Saturday.
The rest of Newcastle’s decent players desperately trying to find the escape tunnel before transfer window ends.
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