No Transfer Money For Hughton in January

There will be no money for Chris Hughton in the January transfer window, if Mike Ashley is still the owner.

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Andy O’Brien – loan signing fell through – we couldn’t afford his wages

That’s the news this morning and it’s looking like Newcastle United this season will need to continue to us t he loan market as much as they can.

The squad that Hughton has at his disposal is too small, and with the many games the team has to play this season – another 35 league gamers, at some point injuries will overtake the squad, as they have done in the past.

A Newcastle insider told the Evening Chronicle today:

“There have been several players, both established stars and up-and-coming prospects, who have been offered to Newcastle by clubs around Europe.”

“That’s a common theme at this time of year in the build-up to the January window.” “But so far they have been told that Newcastle aren’t about to spend big amounts this winter.”

And we had mentioned in the summer that former player Andy O’Brien was available, and apparently Newcastle tried to get the player on loan, but the move collapsed when the Ireland center-back’s wages, or at least the percentage the club would have to pay, was too much for the club.

It’s possible Newcastle could turn to O’Brien again in January, with the Yorkshireman still to play for Bolton this season, and Andy would again do very well for the Newcastle club

While it would be good to be able to buy some players in January, if we have to rely on loan signings to get us promoted – so be it.

It’s possible, especially if we sign good players on loan, like we have so far, to get promoted through loan signings.

But if we do get promoted it will be necessary to bring in a number of good players in the summer.

And by then we just have to hope and pray that the clueless Mike Ashley is no longer owner on Tyneside.

We’ll then have some chance to even prosper in the Premier League next season.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Its a shame we didnt get OB, as he is a good grafter and he would have thrived in the fizzy pop league. Still a hero of mine with his older brother Liam for the goal against the mackems.

  • G

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Incidentally, who is this Newcastle ‘insider’. If this is another Lee Ryder story, I think the ‘insider’ is inside Lee Ryder’s head. He tends to express opinion, rather than fact. I never thought I would say this, but I honestly believe you got better quality reporting with Anal Oliver!

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    We can’t afford Andy O’brien’s wages…God help us

  • Mick G

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #4

    G. and is Twin brother who is still delivering letters in Greendale

  • G

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t remember Postman Pat scoring against the mackems like! My daughter would be the expert on Pat’s ability to get through the defence intact… at least he has a patriotic coloured cat though!

  • Nobby_Long

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #6

    SHOCK…..Really !!!!!!

  • Nobby_Long

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #7

    This is a ‘fill in the blanks’ headline we will regurgitate before every window until he’s gone…..

    “No Transfer money for in ”


  • Nobby_Long

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #8

    I f the fat t..t is still here, then expect more sales out and more loans in.

    No surprise really, its just increcibly sad what he is doing to our great club.

  • Nobby_Long

    Oct 14, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Post #7 didn’t come out correctly…..can’t be bothered to try again

  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 14, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Thank the Lord for that……even Titus was better than this Tit.
    Fumbles under pressure,canny pass the ball.
    Why would we want him?
    This is fizzy pop league,many others on less wages can compete better….seriously Andy just glad you left,now you can stay away

  • premier

    Oct 14, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11

    SJT–that was share of his wages not all!!

  • Mags

    Oct 14, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Nowt new there then – I have long since learned that so long as fat pastyface is with us, expect nowt and you will not be disappointed.

  • Rangerman

    Oct 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Not much point in buying players in January anyway as I doubt we could attract the kind of quality needed for the Premiership while we are still in the Championship, just get a few loans in.

    What happened to Barry ‘loadsamoney’ Moat buying the club anyway?

  • Ericles

    Oct 14, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Surprise surprise! What a contradictory piece from the press. Is Ashley and his scummy entourage negotiating to sell or not? Moat or otherwise. If somebody buys the fat twat out we will have Shearer as manager possibly and some cash for some new players. If Ashley stays then there is nowt – no new players, loss of some good loanees, and an injury crisis looming. I just wish the local press would stop handing out the garbage as does the likes of the Sun, the Mail etc. Ashley is playing a very oily and underhand game with NUFC and this means the clubs needs the fans more than ever regardless of what else may occur.

  • big bob

    Oct 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #15

    why would ashley sell the club for 100 million when he can wait untill promotion and be able to double the price ,
    in the mean time there will still be 40000 mugs lining his pocket this must give him 1 million quid a game matchday revenue i give up my season ticket last year and will not buy another until this lot leaves anyone will do other then ashley

  • harry861

    Oct 15, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    This saga about selling the club which was guaranteed by each week that new owner would be in place is complete hogwash. The so called owner wants to make statement does he want to sell the club.
    The weekly news says he does for 100 million & has he been offered that ? If he has what’s the problem.
    So Mike Ashley please make statement one way or other regarding the sale of club & if he doesn’t
    get some quality players in January & let’s have manager that is not makeshift. Chris has done great job with little resources he’s had.


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