Newcastle Do Have Transfer Money To Spend – Official

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has revealed in the Daily Mirror today that in fact he has got money to spend this summer.

Chris Hughton – money to spend this summer

But Chris has also said the club are hunting for real bargains this summer, just like the three good deals they picked up last January.

Chris also thinks his squad is now better than they were a year ago, and that their experience last season in the Championship, will stand them in good stead for next season.

Chris Hughton said today:

“Yes, there is money to spend. Where we are at the moment, highlighted by our statement, Newcastle is in a different place to where we were a few years ago.”

“The sums we had to spend there are not any more. We have to be careful and get value for money. I expect players to come in before the end of the summer.”

“There are a lot of clubs waiting to see some movement and you will get a snowball effect.”

And talking about Newcastle’s first game at Old Trafford on Monday night, 16th August, Chris continued:

“They don’t come any tougher than Man United. But a couple of seasons ago we went there on the first day and got a good result (1-1).”

“We have players from the last time we were in the Premier League who have improved and will be better players. We have to get the right tactics and continue some of the feel we had last season.”

“If we can get them together as a unit, you will see the quality of the individuals. We created a good spirit last season. That comes with winning.”

“We had players not used to that. The feeling of going through a period of wins was nothing better.” “Look at the two in Birmingham and Wolves from last year and did well with the squads largely that got them promoted.”

Newcastle fans would be happy just to survive this season, unlike days gone by – but that relegation season has brought  a lot of  us to our senses – quickly.

But we have a good manager in Chris Hughton, who steadied the Newcastle ship famously last summer, and we hope he can build on his first season as a manager in football – which was a spectacular success.

Comments welcome.

Written from Plymouth, England.

44 comments so far

  • ashwinred

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Try to bring in a striker on Loan from Man United . Diouf , Macheda and Welbeck are pure class and one or two might be up for grabs . A creative mid fielder and a winger like McGeady or even Chris Eagles might be a good signing.

  • Charlietoon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #2

    We wont get those sort of players from Man U unless we guarantee them games. If we have game time up for grabs in that quantity I’d rather give it to Ranger or Inman. I think Carroll, Best, Mclovin, and Shola will be our 4 main up fronters unless by some miracle we can get rid of shola so not sure we have room for another striker…unless they are sheer class…and we aint paying enough to get sheer class.

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #3

    “we have players from the last time we were in the Premier League who have improved and will be better players”
    who the fuc*k improved
    only Carroll.Ranger and Tamas..
    every player in the squad have decreased ..cause they were playing in the CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brutooon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    go for vladimir weiss because:

    1)he is unhappy at man city
    2)he will join NUFC
    3) he is skillful
    4)EPL Proven
    5) International Player
    6)He is like 20 years old
    7)Backup or Competition for Jonas and Roultedge(we will get injured players remember)
    8)Loan Deal is possible, Permanent is also possible

  • Hugh G Hampton

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #5

    We are not convinced the Chris is telling us all the truth and we still think that Chris is a bit of a puppet manager.
    To be honest, we wouldn’t do the famous Newcastle clubs manager job for the paltry wages that Chris is accepting, and we think it’s as if Chris is frightened to confront Ashley.
    We think that Chris should grow a spine, ask for more wages and demand that we spend money on top class signings.


    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    we think hugh’s got a bout of verbal diarrhea.

    lets not speculate on who chris is, its an insult to him, we dont know what goes on behind those doors, the only thing we have to go on come from the people in question and if you read chris’ quotes above, and knowing the state of the club, why d you think its wise for CH to “demand” money to sign top class players and ask for a pay increase for himself? how do you know he didnt receive one when we got promoted?? exactly

    as for spending big on players, we’ve tried that and its got us on this path in the first place, i’d much rather have a team, rather than a colelction of over paid mercenaries.

    the club is trying to become self sufficient as will be the rules for football in england soon to prepare for that eventuality now is very prudent as the club will be able to generate a larger revenue than most others in england.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Well said DJM TOON, couldn’t have put it better myself 🙂

    As for your comments Hugh G Hampton, why are you writting as if you’re speaking for all of us with ‘we’ crap??? because ‘we’ as in the collectable group of fans who respect what CH has done & ‘we’ don’t think he should be doing anything different than what he is, because ‘we’ don’t want to go back to where ‘we’ were before with over paid, under achievers who were taking their wages & not producing for the B&W shirt of the TOON!!!

    This is the first seaosn in a long time that I’m not worried about who we bring in, who we have playing for us & what will happen this season because I think CH is onto a good thing & I’ve got a really good feeling about what’s goingt o happen over the next few seasons 🙂

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #8

    HET. I hope your mother has you on suicide watch. All you ever do is pour out misery.

    Of course we are better, and we are finally playing as a team. The bottom half of the Prem is crammed with clubs barely better (if at all) than the Swanseas, Cardiffs, Leicesters & Forests we have left behind. We couldn’t beat them last time, we will this time!

  • Paul P

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9

    I have heard a rumour this morning that benjani is on trial with newcastle. has anyone else heard of this.

    In regards to transfer kitty, if this is the case, then why has hughton not bought anyone yet. You know what happens in football. you leave your targets to the last minute, then someone else comes along and takes it away from you.

    I still believe we need cover at left back, van arnold would be good cover if chelsea let him go. I still think we need a proven premier league centre half.

    In midfield, we need a creative player or 2, as well as holding midfielder in there for cover. Maybe another winger as well.

    up front, well i think we need 2 strikers who are going to score you goals, if the chances are provided of course.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Paul P mate, he has brought someone, he’s paid £1.5m for Perch or did you miss that one mate 🙂

    Because he’s got a transfer budget doesn’t mean he has to go & blow it all on players right away & like CH has been saying, things are starting to heat up now that the WC has finished, so players will soon be moving & normally by this time we’ve still not got anyone, so Perch coming in is a step in the right direction 🙂

  • G

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Paul P. James Perch?

  • noir9

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Obviously what chris sould do is throw a hissy fit & demand lots of money to spend & a huge payrise, while he’s at it he should also slag his squad at every chance & under no circumstances praise any player or suggest they might have improved. The last thing we want is players going into the new season with any confidence & we certainly don’t want a manager who has the respect of players, supporters (most I think) & can work with ashley.

  • G

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Ha ha. Lols @ post 12!

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Hugh, give it up, son. CH is not obliged to ‘tell the truth’, he is not on trial. He’s the best manager we could possibly have at the moment, and in truth we don’t deserve him. He has more spine than KK ever had, throwing toys out of prams never did the club any good.

    The constant carping from some fans is a disgrace, without CH we would be in deep shit. DJM & SLB (above) are spot on. These are new times, and tough times financially, so get used to it or go support a toy club like Man City or Chelsea.

    OK, Mashley is a plonker at times, but it doesn’t mean everything he does is wrong. Putting still more of his own money into the club will kill it not cure it, as we will never be out of his debt. Most fans know this, and recognize we are still in a consolidation phase (and will be for several more years). The main thing we survive and build solid footballing and financial foundations – and that is happening.

    It is slow, because it has to be.

  • Paul P

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #15

    i know about perch lads cheers, in my opionion, i think he will do well. i would put him in ahead of simpson and ryan taylor.

    its just going to be a case of lets see who we get. there are players out there who will improve our team/squad and wont cost an absolute fortune. I just hope we get these players, just so we can have a season of maintaining in the premier league. 24 days until the big kick off, 26 for us.

  • Hugh G Hampton

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #16

    “This is the first seaosn in a long time that I’m not worried about who we bring in, who we have playing for us & what will happen this season because I think CH is onto a good thing & I’ve got a really good feeling about what’s goingt o happen over the next few seasons”

    We should take our tiny appendage out of Mikes little fart’ole. It is clearly impairing our judgement 😀

  • Hugh G Hampton

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    “Hugh, give it up, son. ”

    Ferk off you daft dippy old hippy 😀

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    Captain Beefheart..lets hope that bro..and i am not negative but just realist

  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    people who keep saying we need to spend big need to catch up. we dont have much money and cant keep expecting ashley to dip his hand in his pocket. i for one would be happy to get a couple of cheap signings with something to prove and still have a club to support at the end of the season, than end up like pompy

  • Davies

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #20

    Hey Hugh, you come cross as a complete tw@ my old son. Why don’t you fur couch somewhere else. That’s what “we” think.

  • John

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #21

    typical now they decide they have cash to spend, when all the so called targets ave move on no capital outlay on players was the statement wasnt it ? whats changed? maybe MA had a good nite in the casino’s eh.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #22

    I think HGH is a muckem in drag guys, he’s defo not a Toon fan & just want to cause trouble, either that or he’s a young spotty teenager who know nowt about anything including football!!!

    It’s comments like this – “We should take our tiny appendage out of Mikes little fart’ole. It is clearly impairing our judgement” that makes my case for the first option, a Muckem in Drag 🙂

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #23

    John mate, the statement said ‘No plans for capital outlay on players’ not there’s no money, capital outlay means no spending over long term investment, check out this link:-

  • buddy

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #24

    CH is talking crap. Wolves brought in 9 players totalling about 17.5 million(thats only during the summer)

    then birmingham brough in about 11 players totalling around 13 million(plus a further 4 million in jan)

    this is all off

    so hughton is talking shite really! unless we bring in another 8 players and spend another 10 mill or so we cant really compare oursleves to them just quite yet

  • Stardust

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #25

    John – the statement was “no NEW capital outlay” not “No Capital outlay” a subtle difference with vastly differing outcomes.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Buddy mate, the difference between those 2 clubs & the Toon is, we already have a lot of PL experienced players & don’t need to bring in that many players to get our squad ready for this season 🙂

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #27

    You missed the ‘Plans for’ out of the statement Stardust.. and all good project managers know a plan is a living thing & can change, plus CH would have had some of the sponsorship money from the Northern Rock & Puma deals this summer, plus what he’d get from the Spurts for the sale of Bassong as I heard the other day, apparently that was around £4m too 🙂

  • Paul P

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #28

    Gosling has agreed to join us according to sky

  • Stardust

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #29

    Yes – agreed – New being the key word in accounting terms Solaid – but get where youre coming from. Its vagueness left options open.

  • Whumpie

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Captain Beefheart @ 14 – well said that man!!

    The ‘realists’ on here come across as the bastid love-child of Jack Dee and Eyore. It’s embarrassing, but alas some do seem to be determined to ignore anything good that’s happened and keep whining about how it’s not enough and offering nowt but a return to the bad old days as their solution.

    CH has been nowt short of miraculous for us, Ashley’s not perfect but has been consistent and sensible for a while now (in all but his choice of PR and comms people!) and we should have pride in what they’ve achieved in the last year, along with faith in their ability to keep up that progress.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #31

    How about this for a player we’re supposedly chasing now:

    Mathieu Flamini for £5m 🙂

  • buddy

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #32

    the same “premier league squad” that got us relegated in the first place no doubt. im not trying to be a doom monger as i know things will be different this time around. but i maintain that we stil need 2 or 3 quality players in…whereas CH has stated he is looking to supplement the squad not enhance it which i find extremely worryin. we have no excuses this transfer window as there is plenty of talent available post world cup and many good freebies about. no excuses whatsoever

  • Newutd

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #33

    @ first post –

    F*** no. Welbeck, Diouf and Macheda is NOT pure class. Don’t wanna see them dirty mancs in my team.

  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #34

    we have just come up from the championship, we are near the back of he q when it comes to signing players, i worry when people mention the words quality and pure class. when i think we should be using words like potential and something to prove.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Buddy – How can it bee the same team when 11 first team players left or were sold when we were relegated? We have a solid PL experienced backbone & have added some decent signing in Simpson, Routledge, Williamson etc & now Perch & hopefully Gosling will get us ready, yes we need some more players but we’re not in the same condition as Wolves or the Brummies were when they got promoted is what I’m trying to say, we don’t need to buy 9-11 new experienced players & spend a fortune in the process 🙂

  • buddy

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #36

    i realise we dont need to spend a fortune!! but a little bit more ambition than 17th place would go a long way towards staying up next year! we had a squad not good enough for premiership….sold 11 of them…hence a weaker squad. i no there are many other factors but what will happen to this team spirit when we get hammered by the liked of chelsea and go on a losing run. its easy to have a good dressing room when were winning. signings ala perch will not keep us up! hence we should look for quality like wolves did with doyle etc! we need 3 good players and that will cost a bit of money. but its better than getting relegated again and sending the club into oblivion

  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #37

    we dont seem to have a bit of money though, i would like the club to be self efficient and not have to rely on bank loans and ashley using his own money, because then the club would really go into oblivion

  • Toontastico

    Jul 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    “we had a squad not good enough for premiership….sold 11 of them…hence a weaker squad” – No the club was in turmoil for virtually the whole season with what 4 managers during the course of the year, protests all over the place and so much bollox in the press it was ridiculous. In my view that was the main reason for our downfall. Whilst I dont think this is a team of worldbeaters I do theink there level of talent, combined with the current air of stability at the club and the motivation & team mentality of the players, will be enough to see us hold our own comfortably. Once this happens we can build on it the season after. slow and steady wins the race!

  • slazberger

    Jul 21, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #39

    i agree Toontastico

  • Solaidback

    Jul 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Bang on Toontastico, well said mate 🙂


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