Pardew Says He And Ashley Have A Cunning ‘Plan’ For The Last Week Of Transfer Window
When people say they can’t believe what they are hearing, well I seem to be getting that every day at the moment.
Every time Alan Pardew opens his mouth now, I have a mental picture of one of those wind-ups that Ant & Dec have done recently. The ones where somebody wears a hidden listening device in their ear and have a conversation with somebody – but the laugh is that they must repeat what the Geordie duo are secretly telling them to say.
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Alan Pardew and the gang’s trip to France has now been revealed to include a meeting with Mike Ashley and Pardew has said this about the meeting to the Chronicle;
“We wanted to make sure we had a game plan going to the final week of the window.
We are the sort of club where we aren’t in that bracket where we can dictate a transfer.
Sometimes we have to respond because of the position we are in.
We don’t have the luxuries of Liverpool or Tottenham.
So for us we are poised and waiting to see what happens.
We want to make sure we bring in one or two players who affect our first team.”
A shame of course that they didn’t have a game plan for the transfer window generally.
This insistence of Alan Pardew in name-checking the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool etc is getting really tiresome, every club that we are likely to be competing with outside of the obvious top-funded ones, have all invested heavily in players.
Fans aren’t gutted that Newcastle haven’t bid for Gareth Bale, rather they are sick to see Norwich, the Mackems , Southampton and the rest all backing their managers with significant team strengthening.
Yes, maybe some of the players clubs have signed you wouldn’t want yourself but if your manager’s ideas aren’t backed with the cash to improve the team then you will only head one way.
What Alan Pardew is saying now is that any player is basically up for sale right up until the final whistle of the transfer window, in marked contrast to what he has said previously about clubs having to do their transfer business early as Newcastle wouldn’t put themselves in that Andy Carroll position again.
A year-long pantomime at St.James’ Park and the crowd’s refrain is ‘Oh Yes They Would’.
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