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Sam Allardyce admitted today as being released by some news media that he is struggling to compete with Chelsea in the transfer market. IMHO, why we must compete with other club, in this case with Chelsea.
I believe the press were aiming at his two efforts to bring in players for Newcastle which have been thwarted by Chelsea, for both Steve Sidwell and Tal Ben Haim.
He told the News of the World that even you try all you can and use all the weight behind you to persuade players to come to you, it’s still that the attraction of the prospect of living in the capital and being involved in the UEFA Champions League was the key factor.
Again IMHO, I think Sam should not persuade any players that didn’t want to play for Newcastle with his heart but more interested to be the ghost of the bench.
So, there’s no point for us to feel that we have been competed with Chelsea to bring any players in. We are trying, but it is good to know earlier that any player we chased was not the right one for Newcastle.
I prefer we have not so big-names in one player but he has a big-heart to play for Geordies supporters.