As we can all see, it’s transfer rumour and speculation time and we all have our own thoughts on who we should be looking at in terms of players for certain positions, with many fans pushing for a few defensive targets as a main priority.
There seems to be a conflict of thoughts as well, regarding what the club are actually doing to get these type of players into the club with a few fans believing we aren’t seriously trailing these players because they believe the club is putting derisory bids in, knowing that those bids will be rejected out of hand as laughable. Although it’s understandable why fans can think this way, we must not forget that this club is still in transition, regardless of our excellent finish to last season.
Obviously the summer is an exciting time as regards potential signings for us all but it’s also a game of cat and mouse as far as the club are concerned and it’s on that basis that we have to look deeper into how the club operate, even though many of us, if not all of us actually do know that the club play hard ball.
I can understand many fans thinking that we are Newcastle United and we should be competing on the higher plains right now, but really, if we stand back and take a long, deep, wide angled look, we can see that the club still need to conduct any dealings, sensibly and within a budget to ensure that we are in a position to actually build on what we have and not slip down the ladder as has been well documented in the past.
I’m one fan that would love to see some tasty signings in, to bolster the quality throughout the squad as it obviously does give us a better than average chance of capturing some kind of silverware, yet the old saying of “wise men sing and only fools rush in” is not something we want to become accustomed to like we did in the past, no matter what big names are out there.
As Liverpool proved last season with the signings they made, it seemed to be a case of, “we are Liverpool and we should be fighting for the title, so let’s buy players no matter what” – and indeed they did buy those players at top, top prices, as Andy Carroll’s transfer can attest to, yet look where it got them.
Liverpool managed to do what Newcastle had been trying to do under the old regime, which is a QUICK FIX option instead of getting out the drawing board and building on the actual bonafide quality within their squad.
Patience is still the key issue with all of us fans and also the club itself, which in all fairness, is exactly what Ashley, Llambias and Pardew appear to be not lacking in, which in the long term will ultimately benefit us as fans and the club as a full unit for many years to come.
We are building an exciting squad of players, including an influx of quality youngsters with very obvious potential added to those youngsters that are close to actually making their mark and becoming stars in their own right, meaning they will be a part of this team, adding to the strong team bond and quality that will make other clubs sit up and take real notice and also, other fans of other clubs lauding the quality we produce.
Make no mistake lads and lasses… this club is in fine fettle and is very close to running like a Swiss watch because the ticking is constant and the mechanism is guaranteed to keep on running and as long as Pardew and Co keep on winding it up, we will keep on ticking without missing a tick, which will enable us and the club to TOCK the TOCK as well as walk the walk.
Patience, understanding and the ongoing feel good factor should be the order of the season, which will ultimately produce dividends in short order as far as I’m concerned.
What do you all think?