We are right back in deep trouble again simply because we have a rubbish manager who’s out of his depth and the big shame is we have a squad of players who really could challenge on a number of fronts with a good manager behind them.
At the Etihad, Newcastle used Obertan, Gosling, Bigirimana, Perch and Simpson. I’m sorry but the first three aren’t good enough for what we need to do in the remaining matches and in an ideal world you wouldn’t need to play the other two too much.
That last minute handball assisted defeat at Wigan means we are six instead of nine points clear of them going into today’s matches, it goes without saying that we just can’t allow that horrible day at Wigan to have a real lasting damaging effect on Newcastle United’s future.
The player only has a year left on his contract and is no longer automatic first choice at PSG, despite currently playing for France including the one goal defeat against Spain. With Alan Pardew taking in that match earlier this week it has added to the speculation.
While funds will be available in the summer I think serious money will need to be spent elsewhere, especially for another striker, so it would make sense to try and save a bit of money elsewhere in the squad.