Pardew Meets With Newcastle Hierarchy In Next Two Days


While Alan Pardew is hoping to bring in some players in this month’s January transfer window, he seems pleased with the squad he has inherited.

Alan Pardew – meets with Newcastle hierarchy in next two days

And especially the squad’s professionalism, and their collective win to win games.

But Alan will hope to sign a striker and at least one winger,  before the window ends at the end of the month,  and maybe even left back cover for Jose Enrique, which we’ve never had at the club since the Spaniard arrived 41 months ago.

And with Andy Carroll’s fitness still a question, after he had a scan taken in London on Friday, and we don’t yet know the results of that – Pardew may even try to bring in a couple of strikers.

And that being the case Newcatsle would be only too happy to be able to unload both Leon Best and Spanish striker Xisco, with Leon looking like the easier striker to move on.

Best is an experienced and proven Championship striker, and the former Coventry City player could do a job for a club in the  lower division.

But Alan Pardew is also clear that Newcastle will look at every single player who may become available in January:

“We won’t leave any stone unturned for any player who becomes available who we think can take the club forward,”

“We are just looking at the market and making phone calls to see who is and isn’t available. Then we will have to nail it down.”

And Alan seems happy with the professionalism in the squad:

“I have found very strong professionalism,” “Plenty of our players would leave their Granny out in the rain to win a game.”

It’s a long long time since I heard that statement about Granny. 😀

It’s almost as important this season to strengthen the squad in January as it was last season.

Last season was to keep the push going to get promotion, and Newcastle did that with five players coming in, and Williamson, Simpson and Routledge all performed well for the club during the run-in.

And this season it’s to ensure Newcastle stay in the Premier League – so we do expect some transfer activity from Newcastle in the next month.

But today is all about getting 3 points at Wigan, and if we can do that a lot of Newcastle  fans will feel just a little more relaxed come 6:00 pm tonight.

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • jimiley

    Jan 2, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, you mean Laurel and Hardy don’t you. That daft bastard Ashley will appoint Shearer in a blind panic with 6 games to go. Except he won’t take the job and we will have JFK. Off to Wigan. If we fail to beat either Wigan or WHU we are in a proper relegation fight again. Happy New Year Mike!!!!

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  • mikcol73

    Jan 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    team for today if i was ashley’s bitch.

    krul
    s taylor williamson colo
    simpson jose
    tiote
    barton jonas
    nolan ranger

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  • mikcol73

    Jan 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    simpson & jose as wing back

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  • Jarra

    Jan 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Mikcol with you on your team selection

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  • jj

    Jan 2, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    i cant agree more with 3 at the back as we have 4 top CBs and even with sols lack of pace he is still valuable, id keep simmo and jose as wing backs…maybe buy a proper right wing back in jan but then have a solid centre in barton and tiote then free up nolan to run off shola today as i think nile is an impact player for now…the coaches need to work round the clock with nile on his composure in front of goal and his first touch and he will be frightening

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  • jj

    Jan 2, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    …………………………..krul………………………………….
    ………Saylor……..williamson……….collo…………….

    Simmo…………………………………………………….Jose
    ………………Barton………………Tiote……………………
    …………………………….Nolan………………………………

    ………………Best…………………..Shola………………..

    Nile to come on at HT on matter what teh score.

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  • jj

    Jan 2, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Also, Collo wud be great cover for Tiote as the midfield anchorman, also try jonas on the right and see what happens?

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Hierarchy! Why divvint they just call us Newcastle Effing Hotspur and have done with it!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Am off to Wigan in 5 mins

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  • tom tomb

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Why meet in two days? This should have been done already, and targets identified and priced. You don’t wait until the 4th of January to have a chat about it, the best ones will have gone!
    Anyway Ed where does it say that? Or is it what you think?

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  • Sav

    Jan 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Buy Stephen Ireland – he’s got 3 Grannies – all sopping wet!

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