Two of the Premier League’s biggest spenders this summer have Directors of Football: Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. The difference between them and us though, they had done the job before and were qualified to do it again at the top level.
Just two league games after that, I think we would all admit we are far from done. I like Pardew, the flak directed his way earlier in the season was unfair, especially due to the lack of the support in the summer. However, I think he needs to hold his hands up and say he shouldn’t have said that.
A strong partnership between him and Coloccini could give us a central defensive partnership to be feared like our forward three and if we can keep those long-term injuries away who knows how far Taylor could go.
It looks very likely that Danny Simpson will be on his way out of Newcastle this Summer. Now usually when a player who has played almost every game in a season leaves, there is hysteria and panic. This isn’t the case with Danny Simpson.