Sam Says Transfer System Is Hugely Flawed


Sam Allardyce is certainly not a great believer in the current transfer windows. We have the summer transfer window, open for about 3 months, and then a month in January, when transfers are allowed to take place.

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Sam Allardyce – transfer system stops him being successful

It didn’t used to be like that, and Sam wonders why that’s the case. He also talks about players he needs to bring to the club. Sam talked about the upcoming January window, and the transfer system in general:

“There is only one focus: the players have to be better than what we have already got.”“If you sign a player with the purpose of covering for another player that generally means you rarely use them because they are not up to the required Premier League level. You have to be careful.”

“This is the most difficult window to deal in and I keep saying this, it is a hugely flawed system.” “It stops me progressing the club, it stops me being more successful and it stops you at critical times overcoming injury problems in what can be crucial positions.”

To be more specific we really have two types of players coming to Newcastle United in January. The young budding future stars we have identified, like Ben Tozer, who will probably not be immediate starters in the side. Then we have the players Sam talks about, who will need to be first teamers unless we shouldn’t sign them.

We’re not really sure what the specific advantages of the current transfer system are, but we know a lot of disadvantages. But it wouldn’t seem there’s much chance of changing the system, although Sam would certainly like to.

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9 comments so far

  • Bill f

    Dec 17, 2007 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Yep looks like Sam has to be good at juggling with his balls at the moment.

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  • Ed W

    Dec 17, 2007 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Does this man ever stop whinging?! For crying out loud… for what i can see he bought well.. has some great players.. minimal injuries compared with the past. How it hurts him more that anyone else in the league i don’t understand. Deal with it get the team you have playing. Don’t expect us to beat the top 4.. but really think the squad we have can compete with any team below that! Really frustrates me how he makes constant excuses. Eriksson at Man City had all the problems we had.. spent more cash, but the squad isn’t any better.

    Not saying he should go.. not saying where we are is particularly below us at the moment.. just don’t like the way we are going about it. It’s all too negative.. both in terms of attitude on and off the pitch

    Have more faith in the team we have, put less effort into interviews and excuses, and more into getting them attacking and scoring goals.

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  • Dragoner

    Dec 17, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #3

    despite what the press may say, i believe sam has bought some good defenders.

    Enrique, Faye, Rozenhal, Cacapa, Beye have all had the odd bad game this season, but in general they have all showed themselves to be good quality defenders who could potentially be the answer to our defence problems.

    We should go for Sidwell on Loan and buy Arshavin in January….and if the rumours about Diarra are correct than Diarra aswel.

    Edmilson, Brown and even Mat Taylor could all join in the summer.

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  • Dragoner

    Dec 17, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Arshavin should be a DEFINITE purchase. With Duff on the left, and Arshavin on the right there would be less pressure on our top notch youngsters Milner and N’zogbia, and they can then learn from both wingers.

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  • Leo

    Dec 17, 2007 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #5

    id rather he keeps working on the defence than twiddle with his balls. unless he is playing tactics with his subuteo table.

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  • Leo

    Dec 17, 2007 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    someone said that Everton were defo going to sign andrei arshavin, i hope its not true.

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  • Dragoner

    Dec 17, 2007 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #7

    if everton do get him rather than us i will be very annoyed with mort and sam as he is what we need and has already declared his interest in signing for the toon

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  • scott 9

    Dec 17, 2007 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #8

    yep if i had the choice to sign anyone we were interested in it would be arshevin were in desperate need for his pace and creativity mort should allow this even though hes 26 i hope sam is allowed to buy 1 or 2 players not in the youth transfer policy dont get me wrong buying youth is a great idea but we still need 2-3 first teamers and if there 1st teamers that are young great

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  • wiinds

    Dec 18, 2007 at 2:25 AM

    Comment #9

    arshavin wants us
    but without Sam’s decision it will become nothing

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