When Newcastle United brought in Loic Remy there was the expectation that a few more signings would have followed him through the door by now at St. James’s Park.
This has so far failed to materialise and with the side already at times being guilty of looking tired and rudderless in their start to the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign this could be a long season yet if no new faces arrive before September 3rd.
Joe Kinnear will be all too aware that the pressure will be on him to deliver the goods after several outlandish claims upon his return to the Newcastle fold.
There was a feeling of shock and disgust at the club’s director of football claiming that Newcastle are happy with their lot.
Alan Pardew has expressed the need for at least one or two one players to get over the line before the clock chimes midnight on September 2nd.
It is about time Kinnear puts a few irons in the fire to provide a boost that is seeked by all those following black and white on Tyneside.
In his desperation to appease the fans following several mistakes it would shock nobody if Joe Kinnear made yet more rash decisions and gave Pardew a dodgy hand with some poor signings which would coincidentally strengthen his chances of once again becoming manager.