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Pardew and Tiote switch emphasis to keeping existing Toon players – Why?

August 20th, 2012 | 163 Comments |

Alan Pardew points the finger.
Hands off my lads!
After the very welcome signing of Ajax’s Vurnon Anita, but also abject failure in the hunt for Lille’s Mathieu Debuchy, Alan Pardew, as well as Cheick Tiote have once again switched the emphasis on to keeping existing players at the club.

Looking at Pardew first, he has said in very recent interviews after the Tottenham game:

“We are on our guard in case some really big bid comes in and we need to react because if someone goes out, another player will come in. But success for me in this transfer window would be losing none of our stars.”

Also saying:

“I worry about losing all my players because unfortunately we’re not Manchester United or Manchester City. We’re always vulnerable. If you ask me do I sleep well at night, I’d have to say, ‘not always’. I’m looking forward to September 1 because by then we’ll all know where we are. We have match-winners in the side.” (more…)