Two Quality Signings Before Start Of Season

Chris Hughton seems to be fairly positive these days, and has said that he expects to have two quality signings in before the start of the season, which is  in just over four weeks time.

Chris Hughton – two quality signings!

Maybe we are just being too positive about things, but we really like the way Chris goes about his transfer business, and we like how he keeps things quiet before the signings are announced.

And we think (hope) he could well surprise us with some of his upcoming signings.

Chris talked about the transfer market:

“We’re still looking for one or two quality additions to the existing squad and I’m quite sure that we will have them in before the start of the season,”

“I think the market has been very slow so far and perhaps understandably not many clubs have been doing business while the World Cup has been on.”

“But since that finished I’ve noticed that slowly but surely clubs are beginning to do their business – and that is better for all of us.”

“We’re working on things and it is moving forward but once again, the most important thing is that we get the right players in who can add something to our squad.”

The transfer market has been extremely slow, and this is the first summer since this blog has been active,  that we’ve had a World Cup, and the news during June and early July was just painfully slow – the slowest we’ve experienced in just over three years.

But we suppose that’s just to be expected with so much concentration of the World Cup.

But that’s over now, and we have to expect things to hot up and soon.

And Hughton has dismissed reports linking Newcastle with a move for Romania striker Andrei Cristea – and also  Sporting Lisbon forward Yannick Djalo.

Oh well.

Those were two reports that were doing the rounds recently, but watch them still be reported as true, even though Hughton has dismissed the Newcastle interest in both players.

We’d be very willing to be completely shocked on the up-side, when Chris announces the new players coming to Newcastle, very willing indeed. 😀

Comments welcome.

Written from Plymouth, England.

20 comments so far

  • Doha Mag

    Jul 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, what you doing in Plymouth? Are you going to the Carlisle game tomorrow?

    Trust your having a well deserved holiday and a good time…..

    So who are the new signings?

    Gosling likely one of the them but also need a striker to play along side Carrol and they don’t come cheap.

    Still think we need cover in central defence since Fitz Hall left (unless Chris thinks Kadar is ready), cover for Jose and cover for right/left winger.

    So maybe 2 new signings and 2 loanees…..

  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    IS Gosling a definate and ii think we need him ang then another two signings n 2 loanss but cant see us signing over two players atm

  • Ericles

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    We need pacey and clever wing cover. So, has the Guzman idea died too? Am thinking that CH has permanent additions in mind rather than loanees. Let us be NUFC not NUFC inc. with other team’s players!!!

  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    de Guzman would be a great addition along with Djalo ?? wer iss crazyytoon?????

  • howay man

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    gosling is a certainty (fingers crossed)
    other than that the latest rumours are;

    van anholt -10%
    annan ——10%
    lansbury——10% loan
    cleverly——10% loan
    de guzman–10%
    weiss———-8% loan
    wilshere——-3% loan
    rose————3% loan
    naughton——3% loan

    the percentage is how likely they are to be true

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    TheMags @ 4

    CH has ruled them both out mate

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #7

    howay Man @ 5.

    Van anholt was brilliant last time he was here, and I would love to see him back, also if he came in on loan with a view to buy then that still means we can loan 2 others!?

    Other than hime, there is no one else on your list exciting me mate!

  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Well we need a good striker gosling and a winger in my eyes like yess van anaholt did well last season bt kadar could provide cover until the nxt window and get signings tht are urgent and wat will keep us up nxt year

  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9

    And has he ruled de Guzman out ??

  • Newutd

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10


  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    GD so lets stay positive plz

  • howay man

    Jul 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    i know it was actually a bit depressing compilling that list but i think its obvious that the fans choice is de guzman i havent seen anyone post anyhting negative against him, other than him van anholt was good with us last year so those 2 and gosling would be nice but i till think we need a fast striker

  • howay man

    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #13

    anyways we are gunna get linked with another 100 plaers from now till the end of the market and then another 100 in january so it’s impossible to predict who we are gunna get, unless your (craigcoozy)

  • TheMags

    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    those 3 and a gd striker the 3 would come for nothing apart frm a small fee for anaholt n thn spend some decent money on a striker if only i was the manager lol haha :L

  • craigcoozy

    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Gosling is obviously signed, but they must be waiting result of everton appeal before they confirm it otherwise he wudnt be checked in at hotel longterm, but does houghton him as 1 of the signings? would realy like bullard and keane on loan !

  • Newutd

    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Gosling isn’t signed before he is signed, Craig;) Although, he probably isn’t far away.

    And I actually don’t think he is one of the signings Hughton was talking about.

    As far as Bullard and Keane goes – no thanks. Bullard demanded crazy wages, is old, and injury prone. Keane had a horrible time at Liverpool and is certainly not getting younger. I’d like a more hungry and exciting player than Keane.

  • simon winham

    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Dan Gosling and a new striker hopefully

  • Born Again Geordie

    Jul 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Who would we like as a new striker though ?

  • toonbarmy

    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19

    i would like nicky maynard,djalo or erdinc. still need another 4 signings(gosling plus 3 others).

  • TheMags

    Jul 17, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #20

    i would like gosling deguzman djalo cover at lb n ii heard newcastle had but a bid in for huntlaar(10mill) and annan(5mill) are any of thm 2 truee??


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