The date is August 31st, 2011 and the time is roughly 4:00pm. There is still time to go in the transfer window, but not much.
Oh wait, hang on. The date isn’t August 31st. It’s actually June 14th which leaves us with a full 78 days of transfer window activity remaining. It was just the impression I got from reading several articles from several sites regarding NUFC recently. I’ve read things about fan expectation and about how it’s not even Alan Pardew that is pulling the strings in the transfer market amongst other things, and I have to say that it’s a bit over the top isn’t it?
I think there is a lot of reactionary nonsense flying about at the minute. I mean for heavens sake it’s been only three weeks or so since the last Premier League season drew to a close yet you could be forgiven for thinking that we were approaching the end of August such has been the level of analysis and amounts of second guessing involved so far in this window.
Everyone should just chill out a little bit. I understand why people are looking at this transfer window with a fair amount of expectation, but I don’t understand why people are so quick to judge it or make assumptions on who brings in the players at St James’ Park. I mean if it is Graham Carr bringing players in above Pardew’s head he didn’t exactly do a stellar job of it in January did he when, incidentally, both were already employed by Newcastle…… Just a thought, but in my opinion it is damning the club without any real evidence to do so.
There are far too many assumptions and reactions flying about at the minute when the reality is that the transfer window is far from over. Yes it may turn out to be another poor window, which I’m sure will delight a certain section of fans who seem to be more obsessed with being right than NUFC progressing, but it hasn’t turned out that way yet.
Give it time.
Save the analysis and reaction for when it’s over, not for when it’s just begun!
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