Pardew Looking For Significant Additions to Squad In January

The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Alan Pardew is looking for significant additions to the Newcastle playing squad in January.

Charlie Adam – at St. James’ Park earlier this season

We have to believe that’s what Alan told the reporters, because there’s nothing in his quotes today that say those words.

One of the things Alan Pardew will be doing right now is looking at who may be available in January, or who he could bring in on loan next month.

Pardew will also be looking at the lower leagues to see who may be good enough for the Premier League,  although that is always  a difficult call to make.

And Charlie Adam of Blackpool has cropped up again as a potential target, but with his excellent form this season, he will only become a possibility if Blackpool don’t survive this season.

And it’s looking like they will – amazing as that will be – and if Blackpool do stay up then Ian Holloway must be PL Manager of the Season – surely.

This is what Alan told the local Sunday Sun today:

“I think it is a worldwide game and you have to cover every corner of the globe,”“That’s not so easy, so where do you focus on, where are your strengths?”

“My strengths would probably be League One, the Championship and the Premier League. I know those three leagues very, very well.”

“Look at Charlie Adam for example. Most clubs would want to take that boy after what he’s done and the character and example he sets.”

“You can’t tell me he’s out there on his own. You could name three or four Blackpool players in that category, although he’s probably pulled up more trees.”

“I’m not the type to say there are none in that division worth taking.”

There are other players than Adam at Blackpool who seem to have grown in the Premier League,  and that’s one reason they have done so well – the Seasiders are on equal points with Newcastle, but have a game in hand. That’s just incredible given the squad they have.

We expect Alan Pardew to bring in a couple of players in January, but we’d like to see him hold onto all the players we currently have – and if he can get Steven Taylor to sign his new contract on Tyneside – that would be a coup for the new manager.

And as we mentioned last night, we are also worried that a big big bid for Andy Carroll may see Mike Ashley sell him – whatever he says.

In our current poll on whether fans want Steven to stay 73% want him to stay – and 22000 readers have so far voted.

Here’s where you can vote, if you haven”t already done so.

Comments welcome.

40 comments so far

  • rowellogle

    Dec 19, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    more rubbish printed by the local media to fill column inches. would be amazed if fatboy gets his wallet out.
    Am I alone in thinking that the Sports Direct adverts are the worst ever to hit TV?

  • Sinner

    Dec 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Significant is a too extreme word to be use.
    For last few weeks,we’ve only been linked with league 1 players more than any others,how does that suppose to mean ”significantly”.
    Lambert,waigo,Fonte and Austin.
    Dont get me wrong.all these are decent players,but not strong enough to bring something to Newcastle.
    And all the swap deal of Keane and bentley are just bullsh*t.
    Coming January we only need a Supporting striker and CB(if Taylor is leaving),if not get get a good player on the left wing.
    2 players in could do the job,but they need to be far more than Decent.:O

  • G

    Dec 19, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    I see the tabloids seem to think Spurs are coming in with a 20 million bid for AC, and there is talk of them throwing in Crouch & Keane. If it’s 20 and the players, I would take that. It doesn’t make it clear though if the deal is actually about 5 million plus both players, at which my reply would involve a 2nd word of ‘off’! Don’t even know why I am considering it, given its tabloid rubbish though.

  • nuttyward

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    how on earth would you replace AC with reserve team players for spuds and a few quid AC is dedicated to the toon and gives 100% every time ,
    MONEY cant buy that( so spurs do one and get ya own cockney number 9)

  • nuttyward

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Has Gosling been given a comeback date yet

  • toonarmy21

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Sports direct .com uks number 1, it’s the best advert on telly at the moment

  • toonarmy21

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #8

    We need a left mid and a reserve striker my 2 would be Lansbury, and emmauelle thomas both from arse get them both on loan

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #9

    we wont be gettin took over by these qataries, supposidly they want man utd for 1.5 billion and have set aside total of 2.5billion to buy the club wipe out the debt of 600mil and giv sir alex a massive budget to get who he wants

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    neither one of them is a striker toonarmy21

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Lansbury is on loan at norwich bt we can get him from 16th jan… a think Vela(loan) and Griezzmann(Real Sociedad) french left winger with a very very bright futre would be a great addition could maybe ask for a swap with jonas as hes patheticly awful

  • toonarmy21

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Thomas is a winger/striker, didn’t know about Lansbury reason I didn’t think about vela is because I don’t think whoever comes in will only get 15 20 mins per game, with a winger I would drop jonas think he’s poor

  • Wright

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #13

    I would get Adam Hammil and Charlie Austin both are young and both can improve they were talking on talksport about how no one gambles anymore on lower division players but look at the success of blackpool

  • Wright

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    they got vaughen from league 1 who is a great player some players just need a chance at the prem

  • toonarmy21

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Charlie Austin is lazy seen him play alot as my dads a season ticket holder when I vist him I go to the game, he doesn’t like to move blames the others when it’s not a good ball, not seen Adam hammil

  • nuttyward

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    look at tim cahill ex millwall. But for suvival this year wee need experianced players with a solid back ground.
    i would still try and get mechada on loan from man utd till the end of season and use ranger as a impact player

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #17

    adam hammils a good player, but we need players that will be able to cope straight away its all well and good getting these young players from lower down but they need time to adjust and improve with the right training and games here and ther, ad take Lansbury & Vela both on loan..or better still wak a bid in for Matty Jarvis

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Sir Alex says he wouldnt loan Macheda out cos hes abit of a big headed lad and thinks he’s the bees knees already so he wants to keep him at man utd wher he can coach him himself so he doesnt go off track.. wak a cheaky loan bid in for chicorito =]

  • nuttyward

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #19

    joe cole on loan would do .
    not having the best of times at liverpool by all acounts and can play on the left

  • toonarmy21

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Why Use a man u player build him up then use our english player as a sub bugger that let’s use ranger he’s good he’s strong pacey and bags of confidence just needs a goal and he will get bagful

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #21

    we aint got anyone else thou that can do a job if carroll gets injured..I want to see ranger givin a real go from now start him against city see wha he can really do he has the potential to be a excellent player never know we could have the future england 9 and 10 on our books ha

  • nuttyward

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #22

    what would happen if we got an injury toon army we just aint got the depth am not saying ranger isnt good enough and i dont think loverman will provide the firepower we need

  • nuttyward

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #23

    i am only thinking of survival for this year toonarmy

  • toonarmy21

    Dec 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #24

    We need left mid more than a striker

  • NOVA2967

    Dec 19, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #25

    M Jarvis in and Taylor signing a new contract would be good enough until the summer.

    Although a wing back would be welcome

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Martins to play alongside Carroll!! Also Tshabalala on the wing and we’ve got a hell of a decent squad to take us up the table. Think about it… how much goals could Carroll and Martins bang in in a season!

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 19, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #27

    martins is shite..far to inconsistant, he takes too many huffs and we dnt need tht in our team. Carroll and Ranger ftw.!! get someone in on loan aswel try for vela and sign matty jarvis for the left wing and we will be smashing our way into a top half finish poss even europe the way this league is turning out

  • tom tomb

    Dec 19, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Rather have Dean Martin than obafemi, and he is dead!

  • balubas1

    Dec 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #29

    I have to disagree totally with some here… Oba Martins is a class striker. He would be awesome along with Carroll. Perfect pair.
    Imagine him chasing the flick’ons from Carroll.. wet dreams

  • chuck

    Dec 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Either Larrson (free agent Brum.) or Kranjcar (not getting a game @ Spurs, wants away) to fill the left wing spot and young Coleman (right wingback Everton) would be a fine coupla choices.
    As for the talent in the second tier, eh ! thats why most of them are there, we just bought a bunch of them, who worked out ? no thanks !

  • chuck

    Dec 19, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Ah ! thats right wing !

  • chuck

    Dec 19, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Or, we could get Coleman and convert him to a winger, think that`s what Moyes is doing.
    Cept, we still need a better RB, who can attack, maybe we can get Taylor to play that role ?

  • The Eternal Optimist

    Dec 19, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #33

    i saw martins and carrol on Carrols first team debut. They terrorised Juventus. But I honestly think Ranger will fill that role.

    Coleman would be fantastic but I think we’d be lucky. I am all for grabbing young hungry kids from the lower leagues. Clyne would be interesting for RB and a more realistic prospect.

    Sturridge would be a good loan for competition upfront.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 20, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Sometimes you look for talent in the lower leagues and you end up with Perch or Best :/

    Sometimes (in the case of Everton) you end up with Cahill or Gosling (who came from Plymouth Argyle btw)

    But i’m all for generating our own talent i.e Carroll or Ranger, we just need to give them chances when oppurtunities arise and not just in cups instead of playing people out of position like when we were missing Barton and Ben Arfa and Guthrie had just had a shocker there, it would of been the perfect time to play LuaLua but he’s out on loan and more importantly, injured :/ but we could of tried some of the younger players, we just have to believe in them, if they turn out to be rubbish then thats unlucky, but if u believe in them, you can end up with a Carroll 😀

  • Brutooon

    Dec 20, 2010 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #35

    martin is a good player, the reason his inconsistency was because we got the tumour. manager come and go, we cant blame him

    Carroll and Martin would be a good partnership, eventhough ranger can fill that gap

  • branunited

    Dec 20, 2010 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #36

    in my opinion we should sell at best, Ameobi and Xisco, (to sign Toivonen.) martins, david nugent, Hugo Almeida, ryan babel or nicklas bentdner a loan (one of five). and of course give more games to nile ranger, giving us a total of 5 quality strikers.
    sign a midfielder who plays for the band (David Odonkor, Rasmussen Johnson, Joe Cole on loan, etc.) or give more games to haris vuckic.
    and finally signing a central defender.
    4 firms 3 sales.

  • geordiehammer

    Dec 20, 2010 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #37

    Agree with Turkishmagpie, and i hope we aint gonna bring those lads in from southampton, no better from what we got!

  • max

    Dec 20, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #38

    there are some players that want to go out of their club this january transfer window:
    bojan krkic
    niko krancjar
    david bentley
    sebastian larrson
    jeremi aliadiere
    adam johnson
    wright philips
    robbie keane
    jonny evans

    and many more. why dont we get them either by rxchanging our player or by loan or by permanent deal.

  • NOVA2967

    Dec 20, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #39


    Well your right as much as I want Jarvis I doubt Wolves would let him go mid-season during a relagation battle so your list is a possiblity possible Krancjar. I doubt AJ will come.

    With all our CM’s I think Gosling could be played as cover for RB and could turn out to be a good one or maybe Right wing and with Ben Arfa coming back I dont think we should rush and sign a player when we can get better this summer.

    Maybe get Bentley on loan and Purchase a striker to rotate with Carroll and Ranger

  • NOVA2967

    Dec 20, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #40

    nothing much as I think this team is great already…


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