Well it looks like any potential transfer deals involving Newcastle will have to wait until the window is nearly shut on Monday if they are to take place.
Personally, I’m not overly fussed that we didn’t rush out and buy someone as soon as the final whistle blew against Tottenham a week ago. Why? Simply because it doesn’t really matter as we aren’t actually playing again until Wednesday so any additional players wouldn’t be able to feature until then anyway. This window has been pretty quiet for us to say the least
But could this transfer window have been different? I mean here we are, sitting ninth in the table and looking relatively fine for survival, on a good run of form, and with key players to come back. What if that wasn’t the case though? What if we were closer to the bottom of the table? Would we have already seen some transfer action?
In reality we will probably never know the real answer to that. The common sense guess would be to suggest that we would have been a bit more pro-active in this window. A team that is struggling will need strengthening if they are to ensure safety in the Premier League. A fine example of that would be Aston Villa recruiting Darren Bent. A good signing, but for £24 million I’m not so sure. It reeks a bit of panic buying to me. A quick fix to get themselves out of a hole.
Generally speaking it works, but what if you aren’t really in a hole? What if you are ticking along fairly nicely, like we are at the moment? Is there any real need to rush out and buy?
It’s easy for us as fans to sit here and pillory the board and manager for a seeming lack of action in the transfer market. Put simply, we generally think with our heart ruling our head. It’s easy for us to do that as we aren’t really aware of the complexities involved or what has gone on behind the scenes.
For all we know the club could have been very busy, but very unlucky, in it’s search for new players. We already know that it wasn’t anything our club done with regard to Seb Larsson as it has been revealed that it was Birmingham who pulled the plug on the transfer negotiations. Has that happened with other players that we perhaps don’t know about?
Whilst our league position is good at the moment, the amount of players that we have out with injury isn’t. As has been said by many, the players that we have left have coped admirably well, but they still need help. Sources, namely that tosspot from Twitter, are hinting that Stephen Ireland is a done deal, and that if it doesn’t go ahead he will delete his Twitter account. Needless to say, I hope it doesn’t go ahead purely for that reason.
Anyway, I’m wafflling here. Basically what I’m asking, and the title could give it away here, is whether or not our league position has convinced the management that they can afford to bide their time in the transfer market?
Yes or no? Also, why?
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