What's been quite clear to me is that we are the best of the rest when it comes to the Premier League. The top 6 is the top 6 as it stands, lets be honest.
So does the fact we aren't that far off being a really decent side fill you with frustration with what seems a lack of genuine ambition from the 2 croneys and Pardew?
Or doesn't it bother you because the chances of us breaking into the top 6 seem remote we may as well save some money and stick with what we have?
When Pardew comes out with "We have abandoned our search for a striker" this statement is very strange and suspicious to say the least.
Surely if we have put so much effort into signing Maiga; than we must need a striker....no?
If we were willing to spend £10million on Bryan Ruiz on deadline day, why are we now seemingly unwilling to spend it now, especially given the fact Demba Ba will be gone for 6 weeks (and who knows, maybe even permanently)?
If £6million was made available for Maiga, then why isn't it available for someone else?
If the reason is because we haven't even bothered to scout anyone else apart from Maiga then that quite frankly is boll*cks. If it's because their is nobody else out their who we think is good enough then that is also very hard to believe.
On Deadline day we put bids in for Liam Ridgewell and Bryan Ruiz. We were also in for Maiga but it didn't happen (apparently). So what has changed?
Do we need a centre back? Yes. We needed one back in August so there no change their.
Do we need a striker? Yes. We needed one in August but somehow this is not now the case after Maiga breaks down? Bullsh*t. Tripe. Lies.
Fact's are we have at least £12 million to spend on the team, given the deadline day events. So NUFC should buy a striker, a centre half and a full back to add to this already decent team. If not another Centre midfielder given the fact Tiote will also be gone for 6 weeks (if not permanently) and Guthrie is far too injury prone to be relied upon.
After all, the only reason we have dropped as many points this season as we have; is due to injuries and a thin squad.
There are no excuses or logical reasons not to invest. None.
Sort it Laurel and Hardy otherwise the Ashley bashing shall rise again.