All So Quiet On The Newcastle Transfer Front

We’re not the only ones to have noticed there seems precious little going on at Newcastle,  as far as bringing new players into the club is concerned.

Chris Hughton – currently on vacation

Of course this is the quiet time of  the summer,  when players and staff go off for their summer vacations having finished the league program, but this summer is a little different with the World Cup starting a week today in South Africa,  and lasting for a full  calendar month.

Chris Hughton is currently on vacation and expected to return to Newcastle early next week, and Chris himself will be taking in a few games in South Africa, as he checks out some of  the Newcastle targets.

But who they may be – we really have no idea.

It would appear that nothing much will happen until mid July at Newcastle, but that’s an awful long time to go without strengthening the squad, and surely we don’t want to leave things until the last minute.

That will necessarily need to be the case with the loan signings we bring in, because clubs will not decide who to send out on loan until August.

But this is probably the slowest transfer season on Tyneside for many a year – and we have to hope we still end up with say four top players coming into Newcastle to strengthen our  squad.

But at least on the positive side, Chris Hughton is very well organized – and he will already have his targets set out clearly – now it’s just a matter of how we get them to the club.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • jarnytoon

    Jun 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #1

    kris boyd, ebondo, kallstrom and johann vonlanthen!! sign em up!!

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    We ain’t getting anybody. The players that got us up will have to keep us up. Long hard season ahead

  • geordielad880

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #3

    geordiedoonsouth: I think exactly the same, at the most we will get 2 players on loan to the departed butt, and hall, i hope newcastle prove me wrong, but cant see it after the latest bleak finances coming out of the newcastle

  • G

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Crikey, lots of ‘glasses half empty’ today. Have a bit of faith boys, I think we might just be supprised on what happens. I can’t really explain it, but I have a good feeling that something good is going to happen next season. I still think we have the core of a good side, and we only need a couple of minor tweaks, and we should be ok.

  • gorskino10

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Surely as a manager he should of spend a few days looking through ALLL the free agents list and loans and get alot of research on the players you want and THEN go on holiday it seem Chris has gone on holiday without doing this and will do it when he is back (after World Cup) which reminds me of Keegan when he went on holiday and should of wrapped up the Arshaven/Arda Turan deal before the world cup which he shone at. im just hoping we dont do any panic signing or get a few loans for no reason, it would be nice to see Boyd and then one Midfielder then were done pritty much

  • Toon Sweden77

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    A selling club wont let their players leave until after WC. If the player stars in the tournament the prices will rise and if you are going to sell, of course you would want as much money as possible..

  • geordielad880

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    G i really dont think we will be surprised, how can you see us spending money, have you seen the balance sheet? only way we would is if we sold a couple of players.

  • derekm

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #8

    nobody’s got ANY real money apart from man city and chelski – man city will buy the cream and abramovich has decided enough is enough.
    UEFA is capping spending soon so the sugar daddies can’t dominate the field with their playthings, and we are in the same boat as the bottom half of last years’ table. In fact our team spirit will probably see us better off than many of our rivals to avoid the drop. january proved that for once we seem to be able to recruit cost effectively to the level we need, so why panic?

  • G

    Jun 4, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    I didn’t say anything about spending money, however, common sense would dictate, despite the news feed about bleak finances earlier in the week, that if money was found in Jan, some can be found now. MA must see this as a businessman, so surely the last thing he wants is a further depreciating asset. I know a lot of the players we have now are of the team that we went down with. The team did not play as a unit, they do now. We will have a tough time in the prem, and we know it, CH knows it, MA knows it. There will be a few suprised between now and August. Just hang in there boys.

  • geordielad880

    Jun 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #10

    yeah i said a couple of players will come in on loan, been alot of rumours circulating about sidwell arriving on loan

  • Ericles

    Jun 4, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #11

    We have to be positive and I agree with G on this. We must not let the wobbly man’s financial antics get us down. What use are we going to be supporting the lads on the pitch if we let him do that? As Mr McCawber used to say – “something will turn up”. It seems to me that some of these worthwhile “Bosman’s” need to wise up too – excessive demands may mean no job.

  • StuW

    Jun 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #12

    There is something I can’t quite understand. Why is CH going to scout at the World Cup if we have no money to buy players? There aren’t many free agents/free transfer players at the WC, and a lot of the players that are there are first teamers at their current club. But, the transfer market doesn’t open till july, so don’t expect anything until at least then.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 4, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #13

    What’s everybody so glum about?

    There are a couple of clubs in the prem that have some money to throw around, there are several that are spending tomorrows money today and about half of the league are in the same boat as us with nowt in the kitty.

    So we are on a level playing field with most of the prem


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