Sam Wants Two or Three Quality Players


Sam Allardyce has said we need two or three top players in January, but only if we can get them then, otherwise we’ll apparently wait until the summer.

andrei-srshavin.jpg

Andrei Arshavin – would be a great acquisition for Newcastle

Big Sam spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:

“We need two or three players and we are on the ball over this.” “But we do need quality players and I just hope we can find them.”

It would appear if the right players are not available in January, Sam may let the window go by, and Newcastle will probably just bring in some of the younger players we have been scouting, while awaiting the opening of the January window.

The fact that Sam says he’s on top of the situation would mean to us he has some good players we have been linked with, such as Andrei Arshavin, the Russian captain, lined up. We would assume if Sam can do a good deal with Zenith, Andrei’s club side, then we would expect the Russian to arrive on Tyneside in January.

Sam’s right about wanting 2 -3 top class players. That’s what we lack right now, players like Emre, who can open up opposing defenses with their sheer class. This is what will separate us from the lower level teams in the Premier league in the future.

We’ll just have to wait and see which players surface in January, but it should be an exciting time for Newcastle fans everywhere.

Here’s some information on Andrei Arshavin:

Andrei was born in May of 1981 in Saint Petersburg, (then called Leningrad) and is a top player for the Russian Premier League team Zenit St. Petersburg. He can play both as a midfielder and as a striker and has played 26 times for Russia scoring 7 goals, since making his debut on May 17, 2002 in a match against Belarus. He has captained the Russian side in their quest for European qualification under manager Guus Hiddink. Arshavin has played for his club side Zenith 229 times and scored 55 goals since making his debut in 2000. Andrei is just short of 5′ 8” tall and is tiger-like in midfield.

Comments very welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

67 comments so far

  • jenson button

    Dec 19, 2007 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1

    we beat boro4-1 in reserves or otherwise

    0
  • Ashton

    Dec 19, 2007 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s look like fat sam want to sign with Muntari

    http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/soccer/artikel.php?ID=136043

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #3

    ye right will he, arshvin would be good.

    0
  • Leo

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    i thought we got beat 4-1??? ashavin and muntari would be awesome. but i dont expect muntari coming in. especially that he is at the anc…

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    we did get beat.

    0
  • Dragoner

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #6

    im really annoyed we missed out on castillo, i have been impressed with him for a few years now and i would have love to have got him…oh well at least we can all see his silky skill in the premiership now eh.

    I want to see Brown, Arshavin, M.Taylor…and if Tom Toon is right, then maduro in January

    maybe if i say it enough sam will buy them 😉

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    the fact is sam will porbs buy some washed up drunkard and teach him how to run into players and thump the ball.

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    I really think Daniel De Ridder in the right team could be the new Cristiano Ronaldo. He has the same style of play and with the right players around him he could be a great player for us!

    0
  • Chris F

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    but he already signed viduka…

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #10

    i never new this…. is just looked up Arshavin on Wikipedia and it said on Dec 6th he confirmed his interest in joining Newcastle United? I think i must of missed something ere lol i thought he was just another dream target brought up from somebody on ere!! lol

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #11

    ahaha, he loves him. De Ridder is a great player, wasted at brum but he needs a good run in the side that why he was a disappointment at celta vigo.

    0
  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Cockney Magpie – yes – Arhavin has already said he’s interested in coming to Newcastle United

    0
  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #13

    We think he’d be great at Newcastle.

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #14

    lol yer Tom i do love De Ridder i can proper see our very own Cristiano Ronaldo in him but i just hope Sam sees that aswell and signs him before he does start playing well for Brum because otherwise he could end up at one of the bigger teams and we would have missed our chance! lol

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #15

    yes Ed i think Arshavin, De Ridder, Matt Taylor, and Wes Brown and we would be sorted and then in the summer try swapping Owen for Ashton

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #16

    h

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #17

    wouldnt mind seeing a new midfield general, maduro is a good all round midfield but not agressive and intimidating, fellaini would be a good bet but he rejected man utd.

    0
  • Ross

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #18

    arshavin would be a quality buy.
    all we need to do is approach him! he came out expressed his interest in playing for us!
    did he not actually come out with something along the lines of
    “should newcastle approach me i would obviously consider the offer” later saying “it would be hard to turn down”
    he’s basically begging to pull on the black n white! haha

    0
  • Hadrian

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #19

    need a right winger ,
    duff n zoggy on the left , milner and ….germei? on the right .
    our captain hasnt cut the mustard for me , and we need an out n out winger anyway .
    wonder if gemeri will keep the armband after returning from the african nations? cant see it myself , smudger or barton looks like they will get it , wonder if they speak french? or spanish ? or russian? 😛

    0
  • Howie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #20

    arshavin would be brilliant. not sure if it will happen but lets hope so. a versatile ful back would be nice aswell. not sure though who.

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #21

    g1

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Exactly Hadrian we need another right winger and De Ridder is just that!

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Or Steven Defour, quite similar, but better and younger but has an attitude problem. Captains his club at 20 🙂

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #24

    isn’t he more of an attacking central rather than a right winger? stil would be good though

    0
  • scott 9

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #25

    i would love to sign arshevin i would go crazy if we actually signed him if all we brought in in jan was just arshevin i would still be over the moon i say arshevin diarra and a young right back able to compete for the first team (so he can cover beye when hes in cup of nations and be back up when beye injured)

    0
  • obafemimartins

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #26

    not sure if de ridderwould be good cos he got taken off against spurs cos he doesnt want t0 defend.if we are under pressure from other teams he would want off.

    0
  • scott 9

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #27

    muntari would be perfect for the holding rolew but we would never get him

    0
  • Hadji

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ve just read that Fiorentina is interested in signing Pablo Ledesma from Boca Juniors for only 2 mill euros.
    That is great deal,in 3 years this guy’s gonna worth 20 mill.
    We should go for Stevan Jovetic from Partizan Belgrade cause he just loves to be in the black &white shirts.

    0
  • thelongshanks

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Arshavin,matt taylor and right back.

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Cockney Magpie, he is rather central but for Belgium he play right winger hes generally a playmaker but drifts to either wing, god passing and crossing ability. Great technique.

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #31

    yes i think he could be good for Sam to think about if we do not get Arshavin but i think we also need a natural out n out winger who can run with the ball and who can put some good balls in somebody like Keith Gillespie

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #32

    that where i think De Ridder comes in 😉

    0
  • Kash2

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Tom_Toon, is Maduro another one of your star players on football manager? Why is it all you guys think any old foreign idiot is going to be able to handle playing for Newcastle and in the Premiership. Shevchenko was a world class striker before he joined Chelsea, now he’s a second rate loser who can’t run. Even Shola is better equipped than Sheva in the EPL, and thats saying something!

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Kash2 do ur research before u open ur mouth u twat! Maduro is a quality player and if u actually knew anything about football u would know that in order to get star players to Newcastle at the moment we need to get to them before the big teams do, so dont start mouthing off at people because they are talking about somebody u haven’t heard off!! wat a cock!

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #35

    also Shevchenko just came into the Prem at the wrong time of his career if he had join chelsea at the peak of his career he could of handled it but he didnt so he cant

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Kash ive never even played on football manager so i guess he snt my player, i follow world football and generally know a fair bit.

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #37

    i dont really understand this i mention a few names that people have never heard of and give some info on the player and some people lay chicken, im just creating a bit of banter.

    0
  • Toon Barmy

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Ross your right , i remember the arshavin article, i would love to see him in toon colours the guys quality with a bit of pace aswell, he could well be the missing link were looking for as the football were playing at the minute does seem to be by passing our midfield who knows it’s christmas sam may even go daft and play a 442 formation- what do you guys think of defoe, he’s not a happy chap at spurs, no history of injuries that i can think of more reliable than owen, he needs a run of games

    0
  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Defoe is a good player and id welcome him its jsut that english players prices are so inflated even if they are old/pants/ot of favour or whatever.

    0
  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 19, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon Barmy – I’d be really happy with defoe but he would more than likely find himself in the same situation.

    Tom_Toon – people like Kash are to be ignored. Alot of the players you have mentioned may not have been heard of by many yet but are tipped to achive great things in future so IMO u talk alot of sense.Finding and Capturing the players before they cost £20m+ and end up at Barcelona etc.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.