Alan Pardew Hopes To Make Signing Before Sunderland Game

Andy Carroll will be back from Dubai and on Tyneside this week, and will be keen to be fit to play in the Wear-Tyne derby next Sunday afternoon.

Andy is suffering with a troublesome thigh injury, and Newcastle will be also hope to have Shola Ameobi back from his ankle injury, although it looks like Cheick Tiote will be out suspended, serving the first of what will be a 3 match ban.

But Jose Enrique, who was missed big time on Saturday had the flu, and should be back for the big game at Sunderland.

We cannot Tiote’s sending off being over-turned but we hope it is. There is probably only a 5% chance of being over-turned,  if that.

And Alan hopes to make a signing this week too, and as we pointed out on Saturday,  Newcastle target Seb Larsson was an unused sub for Birmingham City, in their 4-1 FA Cup win at Millwall

Alan Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I certainly we hope we get one in before the weekend – it’ll be important. We’re certainly low on numbers now.”

“It was a bit unlucky with Jose – he pulled out on the morning with flu.”

“But he’ll be fine, and as for Jonas, Shola and Carroll – who are big players for us – it’s fingers crossed.”

Pardew admitted the display on Saturday was not a good one, (tell us about it), and it was hardly what you would expect after two good wins in the Premier League over the previous week.

Alan continued:

“You don’t want a performance like that.” “It was a shame after two clean sheets and two great performances in the league.”“Unfortunately, we ended the week on this.” “We’re going to have to wear this one, I’m afraid.”

“But it shouldn’t take away from the season these boys are having, because they’re doing terrifically well.”

“We need to make sure our energy levels are at 100% because we know what to expect at Sunderland.”

“They’re going to be fired up with revenge after what we did at our place, and we need to be ready for that.”

“It might sound silly, but we need some rest this week.”

The defeat at Stevenage is now part of Newcastle’s history, and we cannot do too much about it now – it happened, it’s over.

The defeat at Stevenage will go alongside the home defeat by non-league side Hereford United in 1972, as one of the worst results in Newcastle long and famous FA Cup history, which has seen the club win the FA Cup 6 times and be losing finalists another 7 times.

We could soon forget that defeat on Saturday with a nice win at Sunderland, which will have the side nicely positioned in the Premier League, but a lot will depend how many of our first team players we get back before then.

Comments welcome.

69 comments so far

  • Timmers09

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Wouldn’t Hold your breath, seems Liverpool can get an assistant manager within 24hours yet still no sign of ours!

  • munch27

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #2

    ED Tiote’s red will be overturned i’m sure of it TV evidence show it to have been a fantastic tackle and that the Stevenage player was shot by the sniper on the grassie knoll.

  • G

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Isn’t quite that simple munch27, as both Tiote’s feet are shown in the air, which is classed as a dangerous challenge, however, in his favour, the player is behind him, not next to or in front of, so the FA may overturn it yet.

  • munch27

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4

    G When Tiote reached the ball he only had one foot of the ground and his studs were down the stevenage player then ran into him .

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    I wouldnt hold your breath on a signing before the Unwashed match.

    Was AP not saying he wanted a signing before Friday last week?

    tick tock tick tock!!!

  • G

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree, when the point of contact is made that it is a safe challenge, however, the FA ruling is open to interpretation, not unlike the active / inactive offside p***take. It doesn’t help that all the tabs are showing the picture from behind just prior to the tackle when it looks like a total 2 footer.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    I hope Shola is not back or we sign a striker because it is a waste of a place on the team playing Strolla

  • slazberger

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #8

    G – thats what im hoping the FA see – that tiote didnt jump at the player, the guy ends up running into tiotes thigh after tiote wins the ball.

  • slazberger

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #9

    i hope we get a striker aswell but to be fair to shola he has a good record against that lot

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #10

    NUFC_Richyg01, Shola always scores against the unwashed.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #11

    RIP Peter Mallinger.

    Lost his battle with leukaemia on Friday.

  • Solaidback

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry but didn’t he say that before the FA cup game too… 🙁

    As for Tiote, the club have notified the FA that they are appealing the red card.. so fingers crossed 🙂

  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #13

    how long does an appeall against a red take?

  • slazberger

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #14

    any idea when we will have an answer from them solaidback?

  • ganiyu

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #15

    mr carr would not show his short list of players till the window closes.seb larsson for nufc

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #16

    “Diego Maradona claims he will travel to England next month to hold talks with a club”. Apparently Fulham.

    Bet he’ll want Jonas.

  • Jimay

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #17

    I am an oversee supporter so I don’t attend that many matches but I watch them all on the tellie.

    How come we don’t have any proper song for Andy Carroll. He is our nr 9 and we should have song that stands out for him or do we have one?

  • steburnip

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Seb larrson giving permission to speak with Newcastle, hopefully this is done quickly before Sunday!!

  • wynsleap

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #19

    A player in before the Sunderland game?
    If we’d got one or two in before the Stevenage game we may still have been in the FA Cup … and sorry – “a nice win over Sunderland” won’t allow us to forget the Cup defeat – the media will see to that for the next few years.

  • jarra geordie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #20

    ssn saying we have permission to talk to seb larsson

  • boater

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #21

    “NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    I hope Shola is not back or we sign a striker because it is a waste of a place on the team playing Strolla.”

    I know! It’s annoying the way he scores goals and helps us get those awful points on the board isn’t it.

  • Jimay

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #22

    About Seb Larsson…I read today in the swedish newspapers that he’s dad was saying that we were the only club that has put in a bid for him to the club. However, Seb is talking to other clubs including the club we don’t speak of. So apparently , we are the only club interested in taking him in this transfer window.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #23

    Steburnip- were you hear that?

  • nuttyward

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #24

    seb larrson talking to newcastle after permission from the club

  • steburnip

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s on the skysports news mate, seems as though they were waiting for bentley to arrive before giving us permission.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #26


    “Couple of pieces of breaking news involving Birmingham City, with David Bentley having a medical ahead of his loan move from Tottenham, while Blues have given Newcastle permission to open talks with Seb Larsson”

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #27

    @ boater // Jan 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM (21)

    Strolla is one of the laziest players we have and sure he may have scored against the unwashed before, doesnt mean he will again.

    I really think we need to move him on, he is not worth his squad number.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #28


    ‘The defeat at Stevenage will go alongside the home defeat by non-league side Hereford United in 1972,’

    Oh no!!! dont tell me we got beat at home AND at Edgar street. I feel sick., this makes it doubly hard to stomach. They should sack Joe Harvey immediately for allowing two defeats against a non league team………………………….

  • slazberger

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #29

    lets hope the seb deal goes through quickly. without any other clubs coming in for him now we have been given permission to talk to him.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Positive from Stevenage Defeat

    1) Wake Up Call for the players
    2) Focus 100% for league survival
    3) Alan Pardew to be the first manager to realise Alan Smith is Crap
    4) We need new players – to gave more competition
    5) GK – play Harper till the end of the season, Krul as Backup
    6) Alan Smith is the most crap midfield ever!

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Signings before the Scumderland game? OK then, easy peasy quick loan deals:
    Roque Santa Cruz: Capable, effective and more than a match for big Andy when he is injured. He has a point to prove, and would come.
    Jamie O’Hara: A great left footed footballer who can teach BenditlikeGuthrie how to REALLY pass a ball. Scores goals too, great engine, would definitley come.
    Benny McCarthy: Better than Shola. End of.
    David Wheater: Need to part with some cash to get him here, but he has potential to become very good. Currently not good enough for our first team, but would provide good cover.
    Stewart Downing: Ditto, we would need to spend money, but great left footed winger great crosser, would make a massive difference.

  • kevymartins

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #32


    every team needs a lazy stricker they get the pochin goals like the 1 vs wigan plus hes good in the air plus hes been linking up with barton well…why would’nt we play him??

    he pulls defender’s across then plays it back to barton who swings it in an there missing a cb an rb

    berbatov does the excact same thing

  • alex84

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #33

    i think if we get seb larrson that will be a very good signing, he really is a very good player, and will add to our squad, all we need is a pacey striker next and that be a good window, then keep rebuilding in the summer

  • geoff777

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Sick of Pardew coming out with statements like this.

    He did the same last week and no one came in, yet we were all there clicking on the sites and hoping for a big name signing.
    Hate that. Better if he just shut up.

    I thought Pardew was a big fan of the FA Cup?
    If so why field a tired team?
    Where were the motivational skills that he’s (apparently) famous for.
    Stevenage’s manager certainly got his team up for it.
    3 wins and 3 defeats – 2 of the defeats very poor performances.
    Is this guy better than Chris Hughton?

    A win at the weekend is needed after Saturday’s shambles.
    If we lose the derby after being knocked out of the cup by a 4th division team he wants to f### o## back down south.


  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Lynxie // Jan 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Roque Santa Cruz = NO – Lazy Sulk.

    Jamie O’Hara = Yes

    Benny McCarthy = ?, How Old now?

    David Wheater = All but signed for Fulham.

    Stewart Downing = Expensive, cant see Villa parting with him for less than they paid the Smoggies.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #36

    @ geoff777 // Jan 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I agree a win is needed in the Derby

    I don’t agree with your statement:
    “If we lose the derby after being knocked out of the cup by a 4th division team he wants to f### o## back down south.”

    I beleive that now we are out of the cup we can now concentrate 100% on PL survival which, remember, was always our goal from the start of the season.

    TBH, the FA Cup was a distraction we did not need, our squad simply is not strong enough for the extra games.

    My only regret for the cup is this…
    AP should have come out and said that the league was the most important thing this season and he should have fielded a team of finge players to give them some experience.

    I don’t give a damn about the FA Cup this season, same as I don’t want to think about Europe either, it’s too much too soon.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #37

    How about that Landon Donovan bloke? I thought we were interested in taking him on loan? he had a good spell at Everton, a real handful. Isnt the yank season finished?

  • lewisnufc

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #38

    we can forget Downing straight away, hes off to the unwashed, wants to play with Cattermole. Mates brother is physio at sunderland and its basically a done deal.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #39

    richygo @36.
    Agree with every word. Pardew is to blame for the tiredness, he mismanaged his available assets. Tiote’s unavailability will be down to Pardew, because Tiote did not need to be on the bench never mind the pitch. Very poor management all round.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #40

    @Lynxie // Jan 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Donovan came out and said he was not interested in a loan during the MLS break because he was too tired.


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