Those surviving players from our recent dark days have been busy rewriting their CVs in the seasons since relegation; and if we fast forward to May 19th 2013, how many current United players can you imagine staying with us to fight in the Championship if the unthinkable happens…again?
Timing is of the essence here, if we win on Saturday we have to give Pardew the opportunity to turn things round, if we don’t win on Saturday I’m all for the kneejerk reaction to kick Pardew into touch.
“We have to be seriously looking to strengthen our side. We have got a few injuries to people but you are going to get injuries and suspensions during the course of the season and it is up to us to cope with them”.
With major cash investment in the team unlikely in January (apologies to everybody our there who thrives on transfer gossip/fantasy) then what Alan Pardew has to do is breed a siege mentality in the squad.