Pardew ‘You Could Say Mike Should Put Another £100m In But We’re Trying To Do Right Thing’
The only conclusion I can come to after Saturday is the only way I can deal with the rubbish that comes out of our football club, is to have total tunnel vision and simply enjoy our decent days on the pitch in isolation. Taking notice of anything else just depresses you.
Really good wins at Cardiff and Villa, now added to with a very good second half that meant we were the better team by the end against Chelsea and arguably deserved to win despite what the possession stats etc said.
The battling draw against Liverpool also was an enjoyable afternoon but I have to say that is pretty much it in terms of on the field of play. The displays against Hull, Sunderland and others were just not good enough.
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However, I can honestly say that it is the conduct of Alan Pardew that does my head in far more than anything that happens on the pitch.
Anything good that does occur during matches is then followed by the equivalent of a party political broadcast by the manager.
So after the Chelsea win Pardew said;
“I think it is important for the fans to know that we are trying to do the right thing. You could say Mike should put another £100m in but we are trying to do the right thing.”
All of the time Pardew pushes this idea that Mike Ashley is our saviour and fans have unrealistic expectations. Yes no doubt some fans do but I can honestly say I don’t meet any these days.
What fans do know is that a glorious opportunity was missed when we finished fifth, buying a few players then could have really cemented Newcastle’s place in that top seven, or even higher, rather than the relegation fight we ended up in.
This summer, show me the fan who was demanding Newcastle spent £100m in the transfer market? That of course will be nobody.
For 80% of our goal threat we are currently reliant on a player who isn’t even ours and has shown no indication that he wants to stay long-term. Mike Ashley gave Pardew NO funds whatsoever in the summer to buy any players, that will be exactly £100m less than the £100m we are all apparently demanding should be spent.
The ‘debt’ to Mike Ashley is made up of money he used to buy the club (his asset, which he will sell sometime in the future and make a handsome profit) and then money he had to put in because his disastrous running of the club led to relegation.
There has never been £100m put in to fund transfers, in fact the figures over Ashley’s tenure show that Newcastle have actually made a small profit when it comes to purely transfers in and out.
I honestly think that Pardew’s words are part of a cynical strategy to keep reinforcing this idea the southern based press are happy to portray of deluded Newcastle fans always demanding trophies and unrealistic spending to achieve it.
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