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Alan Pardew’s Lost His Marquee

8 years ago

Here we go again. Alan Pardew has once again been talking this week about our failure in the summer transfer market and about not getting “a marquee signing”.

“They (the fans) all expected a marquee signing, although I have to say a marquee signing would have taken us into our overdraft facility”.

Alan Pardew Finds His Marquee…

Excuse me? A what?

Let’s start with the term “Marquee signing”. I for one, DON’T want “Marquee” signings, I saw the problems with the Michael Owen deal a mile off, a deal which was a major part of our financial problems. This and the other “Marquee” deals of the past, like Boumsong and Luque etc.

I want a team. Like the one we had two years ago, no frills, just a team that could function well and punch above it’s weight. It worked. It qualified for Europe. WITHOUT a “Marquee signing”. If we NEED a winger, buy one, if we NEED a centre forward, buy one.

Next. “Expected”? The problem with that is simple. I for one (and the fans that I speak with) have had their expectations driven so low, we don’t expect anymore. The ambition of this club is now finish fourth bottom and we’re ok. As long as the TV money keeps coming in, what was it? £60m/£70m or so?

Hang on? What was that last bit? “OVERDRAFT FACILITY”? Did I read that line and then pass out? I’m not sure? I’ll try again.

“I have to say a marquee signing would have taken us into our overdraft fa. . .”

Whoops, did it again.

I can’t do it. I try, but I can’t seem to get through that one. I think I need a lie down.

I’m busy preparing to move house and with all the expense of things to buy for it, I hope I don’t have to dip into my overdraft fa . . .



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