Hughton Talks About New Loan Signings – This Year


Chris Hughton has talked at length today on what he thinks that £20M investment is for, and says he hasn’t ruled out bringing in new loan players before the loan period ends on November 25th.

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Chris Hughton – considering new loan signings?

Hughton again gave his explanation of where he thought that £20M  was going to go, and we can add this one to several other explanations we have already heard:

“The figure that’s been quoted is one that had to come into the club for the normal running of the club.”

“What I have been told is that it’s for me to work around what we can bring in and what we need, whether it’s loan players or players,  there’s a possibility of purchasing in the window.”

“If we’re able to do that then I certainly will get backing from the club. It hasn’t been ruled out, but also I have not been given any figures as to what that would be.”

“There are areas we are looking at and assessing, we’ll do that over a period of time. For me it’s about making the right decisions.”

“If we feel that we need to make any changes, and strengthen any position, we will do. Regarding targets, there are always new ones.”

“Something we’ve found in looking to bring in loan players is that you might have targets and within a couple of days somebody else becomes available, clubs change their minds.”

“So it’s always an ongoing thing, you set up a structure that enables you to know the players that are available. It’s an area that we’re very much looking at and will continue to look at.”

“At the moment probably the area that’s been most stretched is center-half, because of the injuries we’ve had. We’re not closing the door on bringing others in before the next window.”

So presumably that means Chris could still bring in loan players before this current loan window ends, on November 25th.

That would be good, and a decent prelude to getting some new players into the club when the transfer windows opens on January 1st next year.

As we have said before, we need actions from Mike Ashley, since his words are no longer believable, for good reasons.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • mozza

    Nov 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m already prepared for another let down in the transfer window, when Ashley first took over and there was great hope for the future of the club, i can remember one post on the blog by someone who used to work for sports direct, who said he was full of dread for what would happen to the club, because of the contempt he treated his employers with, how true this claim seems now, 20 million my arse, don’t believe a single word any of these d**ck heads utter

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  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah loans are really what we need to build a strong team that understands each other and Gels together.

    We have seen what you get with loan signings bar Danny Simpson who seems OK….I will no longer be taken for a mug by this bunch of tools at the club.

    I am just waiting for the usual pre match battle crys…:”3 points Crucial”,’We are really up for this one”Blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    This lot are mid table fodder at best…the Baggies will walk this by a country mile.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 1, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    When will we be hearing some good Toon News Ed?
    Seems like an eternity since something Toon related made me happy or smile.

    Mike will continue to run the club on a shoestring….20m on players is never going to happen and neither is promotion.

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 1, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    I would like to see us buy Landon Donovan and Wayne Routledge.

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  • Darling27

    Nov 1, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #6

    A left back would be nice seeing as we’ve only got one at the club. Wake Up Chris!!!

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  • Alex

    Nov 1, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #7

    The one good thing with loan players is you can send them back . Getting a few in on loan is not too bad IF we buy them at the end of the loan deal and we have seen they are worth buying . Simpson is a must buy the lad looks to have the makings of a prem player in him as for Harewood i dont think thier was any intention of keeping him once Ameobi is fit . CH took a gamble bringing him and Zurab in to cover injuries luckly for us january is not too far away and we can send them packing . Then again who will we get to replace them ?

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Nov 1, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Underwhelmed – as ever

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