Pardew Signings Will Be Vital To His Success On Tyneside


Alan Pardew wants to add more quality to the Newcastle side, and he sees pace and directness as some of the missing ingredients in the side, especially on the wings.

Alan Pardew – transfers will be vital to his success on Tyneside

Both Gutierrez and Routledge have not exactly been setting things on fire in the last few games, and it’s very likely that Alan will want to bring in some fast wingers next month.

It’s hard to know how much money will be available in January from owner Mike Ashley, but with Newcastle sliding down the league these last couple of months, maybe he will cough up as much as £10M.

Better invest £10M now, then have to tear the club apart again, if the club gets relegated again in May.

Pardew told the Daily Star this morning:

“We lacked a little bit of quality in the final third against Tottenham,”

“We have a team on its day that can compete with the top teams, but we need that quality and competitiveness.”

“We are looking at the market and hopefully can bring something in. You want a bit of quality, pace and directness and that is something we would like to add at some stage.”

Well we have it now on good authority that Mike Ashley has actually said that he doesn’t want to sell Andy Carroll, so that’s good, and this is what Alan said about the 21 year-old top local striker:

“I have spoken to Mike and made it very clear that Andy has to stay. And he has said he is not for sale.”

It looks like Alan will be very successful in keeping the good players like Andy Carroll who are already at the club, and even signing French International Ben Arfa permanently next month.

But what will be  crucial now are the new signings Alan Pardew makes,  to bring in some new players to the Newcastle squad next month.

One thing that is becoming very clear is that Mike Ashley has a petulance for replacing managers, seemingly on a whim,  and Pardew is the 6th manager to serve under Mike Ashley  in a very short 42 months.

How’s that for stability, which is what he said Newcastle United needed most,  when he bought the club in the summer of 2007.

With the average span of managers under Mike, Alan Pardew will be due to be replaced in  late summer next year.

Mike seems like A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma – at least to Newcastle fans – as Winston Churchill once famously described Russia in 1939.

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8 comments so far

  • Nolan96

    Dec 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    What about Robert Snodgrass from Leeds?

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    It is vital for the club to stop in the EPL and it is even more vital to the owner mr Ashley. I just hope somebody has warned him of the consequences of going back and that we would find it very hard to come back up first time again. If we did go down then keeping the players that stopped the last time would be very difficult. The only way around this is to spend some bloody money and by keeping our best players come January. Signing HBA would be a HUGE HUGE step in the right direction and bringing in another 1-2 wingers as Routledge and Jonas are simply not good enough. I think Pardew will push HBA into an attacking midfield role, he has flair,speed,class and can be extremely creative which has been missing from NUFC for a very long time. I do not know what this Leeds kid is like but by all accounts he is a very good player and Leeds fans are worrying lol, which is promising to say the least. I thought Gosling was a winger but was told that he is more a central midfield player so bringing in another two wide men is very important especially if Pardew is giving HBA a central midfield role.

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  • darthkir

    Dec 30, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew wont last long…

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  • toon95

    Dec 30, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    shields gazette and chronicle reporting robbie keane interested in coming to newcastle

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  • carlton nufc

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    wee need to get jarvis from wolves or david bently and i dont see why he dont put routledge on the left and guti on the right because rout is quicker and can knock the ball and run and we all no how much of a good player guti can be so it would be worth a shot

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  • The Carnivorous Badger

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    ‘Mike seems like A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma – at least to Newcastle fans – as Winston Churchill once famously described Russia in 1939.’

    I dislike Mike Ashley as much as the next man, but he isn’t Stalin…

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  • Thump

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #7

    You’re right, Carnivorous Badger. I heard Stalin was quite a nice bloke at times.

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  • John Hoy

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #8

    There are plenty great players out there who could be easily swayed to make the move to Newcastle. I’m very skeptical of Ed’s figure of 10 million though. Perhaps with the funds generated by selling Perch, Shola (one can only wish), Leon Best and Smith could give us somewhere around or in excess of that figure, but if Pardew does indeed unload the above players, you just couldn’t see Ashley coughing up an extra 10 million on top. Don’t get me wrong 20-25 million would be brilliant & I’d genuinely fancy out chances for Europe next season, but reality must take the front seat for all of us & there’s no chance of that type of one off bulk investment.

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