We dont need no defenders. We have Boumsong, Carr, Bramble, Robbie Elliott, and Andy O'Brien. Then we have great youngsters like Ramage and Stephen Taylor to fill in the gaps. And then we have a couple of defensive mids in the form of Butt and Amdy Faye. Newcastle should never be a defensive side but at this time of the year, we are short of strikers. Shearer, Ameobi, and Chopra? Bellers? Not sure if he's coming back and I'd wish the gaffer and the kid could put their issues aside and sacrifice their feelings for the glory of the club. So the question why we never buy defenders is redundant as the question why one cant see if our eyes are shut. Cuz they're not meant to be shut and neither is Newcastle needing any more defenders.
We never buy defenders? Of Graeme's 5 signings to date 3 (Ronny Johnsen, Jean-Alain Boumsong and Celestine Babayaro) have been defenders. The other two, Parker and Faye are defensive midfielders. We ONLY seem to buy defenders. It's a striker we need. Shearer and Ameobi good as they are cannot do it on their own.