Chris Hughton To Get Go Ahead To Buy New Players?

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that caretaker manager Chris Hughton is expected to get the go ahead to boost the Newcastle squad for the coming season.

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Chris Hughton – green light for new players?
The Chronicle is reporting that after Sebastien Bassong’s £8M move to Tottenham, preliminary discussions with the White Hart Lane club have taken place over the prospect of two Spurs youngsters making the return journey to Tyneside on loan deals.

However, it is expected these moves will not be made until just before the transfer deadline on September 1st, and we have no idea who the two youngsters are, although Spurs have some very good young players in their ranks.

Hughton now has less than 20 senior players in his squad, and we’re a little puzzled why Peter Lovenkrands is being overlooked for a permanent transfer to Newcastle.

Peter would be a good addition to our current squad, especially as we are now short of strikers at the club, and Peter is very experienced and a more than decent player.

The Football League rules, which have been changed this season says that a match-day squad of 18 players must be named now for each game. Right now we will struggle to do that, without naming many untried youngsters in the squad.

Hughton told the Chronicle today:

“I am realistic enough to know that if I’m still in the seat as the weeks go on, discussions will have to take place over players going and so on, but at the moment it hasn’t happened.”

Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce bank is struggling to find a buyer that can pay the £100M asking price for the club, and we half expect Mike to announce soon he will keep the club and appoint a new manager for the season.

Alan Curbishley may be closer to the job than we may think, as he is apparently a close friend of Managing Director Derek Llambias, and certainly Alan could do a good job on Tyneside, if he ever agreed to come up to the north east.

Talking about the game on Saturday Chris added:

“One thing the players did know was that the eyes were on them.”

“Not just their quality, but how they applied themselves, their attitude and their desire to win the game.

“I think that’s what they were able to do.” “I would have liked more clear-cut chances, but what we were able to do was work the ball into the final third.”

We have to admit we were pleasantly surprised at the players’ commitment on Saturday, particularly in the second half, , but we know one swallow does not make a summer.

But we’re hopeful – as always.

We would expect any new players arriving on Tyneside will have to wait until a new manager is announced by the club, and that should happen some time this week.

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • Trent Toon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    He would buy poor quality players i believe, save they money for allan.

  • Wigaz

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    As I said before we can get in some good free transfers to help stringthen the squad.
    Free: Sol Campbell
    Peter Lovenkrans
    Mores Volz
    even just with these 3 it would strengthen our starting 11 against reading.


    That would add pace & Goals from loven steel & leadership at the back from Sol & a full back that can get forward & help Guthrie out wide with Volz. Not a penny spent & already the team looks better. Dropped Nolan coz he’s fat & slow!

  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    He would buy poor quality players i believe, save they money for allan.


    Is this comment based on anything?

  • Rangerman

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    The original article on the chronicle reads like he’s sounded Spurs out about taking a few on loan, possible Danny Rose.

    If Ashley takes the club off the market then the manager coming in will probably sign a few, maybe a few on loan and some youngsters, I wouldn’t be surprised if Lovenkrands comes back either.

    We’ve still got the best squad in the championship IMO, we just need a few players to pad it out and a manager to organise us better, if we can do that then we should be ok for promotion.

  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Loan players from Spurs?! No way, then it’s better to give our own lads a go.

    I doubt that Hughton will be allowed to buy players anyway, he’s just a stand-in coach.

  • Toon_Army

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Great free flash game…

    Fight in the Arena daily and build your Gladiator…

    I say we just let Hughton get on with it, the club is rudderless at the moment so there is no point going out and wasting money on players a new manager may not want…

    We did Ok at West Brom and Smith was Awesome in Midfield, a few good training sessions and some stability in the team and we should be ok to go up this season…

  • stavtoon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #7

    If this is true then the sale is not on.We stuk with fatso for at least another year.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Hughton should concentrate on getting loans and free transfers so we can save the money for Alan, and that way if Shearer doesn’t come then our squad has been strengthened at least than not at all

  • ArtyH

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    He should look through the rubbish bins and find the list Shearer sent to Ashley, or give Alan a call on his mobile.

  • lesh

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Who’s scouted these Spurs youngsters?

    If Curbishly’s a close friend of Llambias, then why I am I sensing alarm at the prospect?

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Probably wont have money to spend.
    Just short loan deals + wages.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #12

    the only loan player(youngster) i would take from Spurs would be Bassong, i hear he’s very good and did very well at his previous club who sadly and undeservedly got relegated due to certain circumstances of a fat, horrible, stupid owner

    might be worth a go 😉

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Good Call Wigaz!

    I would plump for them 3!

    As for Spurs loans: O’Hara and Bale will do!

  • belfast toon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Ok loaning spurs players now this must be rock bottom

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I think if these “new players” to be bought by in CH are from Spurs, then it’d be very likely that Chris Hughton has singled them out personally – after all, he probably knows their youth players better than our own!!

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    *…bought in by…

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17

    …last time I looked Gareth Bale was being linked with AC Milan. I very much doubt he’d come to us, but I’d take him at the drop of a hat!

  • Stuart79

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #18

    That’s that then.

    Another relegation battle to look forward to.

  • Nobby_Long

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #19

    If loan deals start coming in, then what does that suggest about the ownership of the club?

    Does it mean Ashley will keep the club for the time being…..i.e try to keep our head above water until January when we may be on the market again?

    Just wish he would make a bloody decision…but I guess if he can’t sell he will merely take the option of keeping us ticking over until he can sell….more of the same…..

    Unless something dramatic happens in the next few days, I can see this happening all over again in January & then again next summer.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Wouldnt mind Jonathan Obika from the spuds

  • Alex

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #21

    If the loan deals are for a full season with the option of buying at the end of the deal then fine . If its a loan deal where they could be recalled for whatever reason by the parent club the no thanks . That could spell disaster .

  • chuck

    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #22

    So does this mean Shearer is out !
    Seems strange to have hired him for eight games then ignored him, wonder whats up with that ?
    Could Shearers wage demands plus his projected plans to aquire new faces have anything to do with it ?
    Curbishly, did well with Charlton and no money,
    but allmost got The Hammers relegated, dont care for either Curb`s or David O`Leary, recycled mediocrities.
    Offer Steve Clark the challenge, would probably come cheap (that should appeal to MA) get John Carver as trainer , a recipe for promotion, on the cheap Mike !

  • NI Toon

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #23

    If we are getting a couple of Spuds in, Dos Santos would add a bit of Flair to our Midfield and O’Hara is not a bad player.

    But to be fair I would like us to start blooding some of our youth like Lua Lua….

  • magforlife

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Another bollocks story from the once reliable Chronicle, Hughton cant even pick a winning team never mind buy players.

  • Mags

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    I am no lover of Curbishley. In his earlier years at Charlton he did a good job in getting them into the premiership

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    There was talk over the weekend of Lomana Lua Lua coming back to us!!!

  • dave 1961

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    if this is the best we have to look forward to, it’s a relegation fight, 20 1st team players when we need 18 for each game, Ashley will gamble on no injuries, no bookings, no one sent off, this is not football its Russian roulette, Ashley wants to ruin the club as no one can be this incompetent, he wants to be remember as the man that wrecked Newcastle football club. He will go down in history with the likes of Hitler & Stalin, if he manages to do it some nut will try to bump him off, maybe the cops will hide him next door to Salman Rushdie

  • dave 1961

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    also it could be joe 4 wins back if they start getting players in without a manager, Joe’s last 6 games 1 point, and one of the defeats was at home to hull so that was the game that got us relegated.

  • Doocey

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashley doesn’t want Shearer is seems.
    Doubt we’ll have any new owners.

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Dave 1961

    The no sendings off just wont happen…

    Collo the clown should have gone on Saturday
    Barton cant go 5 minutes without a booking,
    Smith and Nolan are regular card gatherers too!

  • Wigaz

    Aug 10, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Would love to have Lua Lua back like. He cares for the club & would settle in straught away. We should get those free transfers in along with Lua Lua. That would totally strengthen our side & give us the goals to get up. I’d love to get in Kris Boyd & Lua Lua upfront. Good side.


    That would get us promoted.

  • Solaidback

    Aug 10, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #32

    So that’s why the Spurts got Bassong for £8m, because they said they would give us 2-3 loan players for a year, what they didn’t say was, we’d be paying back the £8m to the Spurts in wages for their loan players….. what a crock of crap!!!

    The Spurts get Bassong for FREE!!!

  • repo

    Aug 10, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #33

    i heard tonight bentley one of the loans…


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