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Ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan: Newcastle buying policy was brilliant


Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has praised Newcastle United's new owners.

While manager Eddie Howe arrived in November, the Magpies had to wait till early December for their first win of the season, when they defeated Burnley 1-0 at St James' Park thanks to a composed Callum Wilson strike.

From there, Newcastle continued to grow and grow. January saw them box smart in the transfer window as they signed Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn, Chris Wood and Matt Targett. All five played a significant part in helping the Magpies turn around their season when many had written them off.

A magical 2022 ensued following the turn of the year, with Newcastle going on an impressive run of form that saw them win 12 games from 19 to finish their Premier League campaign in 11th.

"The bottom line is, Newcastle need to build," explained Jordan. "I'm a great fan of Newcastle fans - some of them, not all of them. I'm a great admirer of the club going back to my friendship with Sir John Hall and Dougie hall and the late great Freddie Shepard. Newcastle have done remarkably well and I have been proved to be wrong in my evaluation.

"I always thought they'd stay up but I didn't think they would build as quickly and get themselves out of problems. It might show you how poor the bottom of the league is or how fantastically well they've done. Their buying policy was brilliant."

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