Alan Pardew Believes Patience Is A Virtue
Alan Pardew has claimed that Newcastle United had no other option but to be patient following the sale of Yohan Cabaye.
The Newcastle manager though claims that through, “...a combination of a lot of work”, United have come out the other end with, “...a little bit more quality around the team.”
The fact that after he left, Cabaye revealed that Newcastle had agreed he could go in that January window, does massively undermine the impression that Pardew and the club wanted to get across, that the sale of Newcastle’s star player had come out of the blue and left them with insufficient time to get a replacement.
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This though is what Alan Pardew said to the Shields Gazette;
“We had to be patient after the Cabaye sale.
“We could not get it in that window, which was unfortunate, as it made us finish without an offensive source.
“We have tried to spread the net a little bit and spread a little bit more quality around the team. It is a combination of a lot of work.
“We still have a bit of work to do.
“At the moment we have got a healthy squad which we are looking to increase.”
Only time will tell if Newcastle United do indeed have more quality around the team now.
However, talk of having to be patient doesn’t really touch the sides when you consider Demba Ba was sold almost 19 months ago and Newcastle still haven’t replaced him, with Riviere surely the supporting striker that United needed from way beyond that sale of Ba to Chelsea.
When Pardew talks about all the work that was put into the signings, isn’t this surely what all the other clubs do every year, rather than roughly every two seasons in Newcastle’s case?
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