One thing I do have a little sympathy with Pardew with is the January window.|
We knew full well we'd have European games this season, should have strengthened, didn't. We played 14 times Thursday and then Sunday with basically not enough players.
So in January Ashley makes the marquee signings with £20m or whatever it was, except none of them knew the PL, two of them were horrendously out of condition, and the English was poor. And then instant results were expected.
January has never been a good month to do business (unless Liverpool are around) and Ashley/Llambias have at least admitted they made a gross error by not enforcing in the summer.
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