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What Odds Joe Kinnear Signing Anyone In January

8 years ago

While I approach my favourite time of the year, I also wonder what odds of Joe Kinnear signing anybody in the winter transfer window.

There has been talk for a number of years regarding the Premier League coming into line with other domestic leagues and introducing a winter break.

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Personally it’s my best part of the season. It’s Christmas, there’s time off work and not surprisingly we tend to have more time in the pub before and after these games.

Nevertheless, great fun is likely to be followed by great suffering through the return of the transfer window.

Now there isn’t much point in me saying how much we need another striker or need to keep Cabaye. I think the majority of us know the score and that’s what frightens us.

Firstly, I have no problem with anyone employed by Newcastle United turning up for games.

To be honest it would be nice to see the owner there every once and a while just to know he hasn’t choked on his diamond encrusted steaks.

However, I was rather taken aback by the sight of Graham Carr sitting next to the world’s best DOF at the Southampton game. Now I know it’s not the first time this season but my question is this?

‘Shouldn’t they be off scouting someone?’

Now by anyone’s standard you would expect some sort of contribution from someone who had been employed for 6 months now.

I seriously doubt we will see any activity in January, in or out. I suspect Man Utd may come in for Cabaye but like in August think they will fall significantly short of Ashley’s valuation of 20+million. Potential loan moves could help us, probably with a fringe player from the likes of Man city or Chelsea.

I think we all know that our DOF is more likely to give a new 5 year contract to Sammy Ameobi than sign anyone of any substance.

I’m expecting Pardew’s comments to start revolving a lot more in the next few weeks around us “having the best squad ever” and “we have so many options now.”

Yes I agree this is the best 14 players we have had for around 10 years but there lies the problem. Anyone who saw the Swansea game will vouch for that. The loss of Cisse may not have been significant but add no Ben Arfa to that bench and suddenly we have Obertan coming on to play 25 mins in centre midfield.

The sight of Sunderland, the worst team in the premiership, being a semi-final away from Wembley makes me want success here even more.  However, 6th won’t last much longer unless we act now.

Time to cross everything and hope JFK can prove us wrong.

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