Newcastle Have Turned Down Substantial Offers For Star Players

News in the Sunday Sun today,  that Newcastle have already turned down some substantial offers for some of their star players.

Andy Carroll – Newcastle have received big bid from Tottenham?

And we have to think that two of them are Andy Carroll and Joey Barton.

Alan Pardew is having  a hard time  bringing in left sided players to the club, but is pleased that Mike Ashley is keeping his promise of keeping Newcastle’s best players on Tyneside.

That’s really good to hear, and we hope Mike keeps that up and sells nobody this month.

Apparently, Spurs have indeed been in touch with Newcastle over Andy Carroll, while West Ham have made an approach for Joey Barton – and maybe for Kevin Nolan too.

Hey, we’re sure Joey and Kevin would just love to join West Ham, who are rock bottom of the league right now, and looked completely hopeless against Arsenal yesterday, when they were well beaten 3-0.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“It’s very important that the crux of our team stays and we’ve had some offers for our players and we’ve done very, very well so far to kill them off.”

“An introduction of a new player next week – on the back of a good result – would be a big fillip. The world works in a weird, mysterious way.”   “You get muted offers like  ‘Would you do this if this was the offer?’.    It’s all smoke and mirrors and it’s ridiculous.”

“When you’re not a Champions League team and you’ve got good players, teams that are struggling will look to the middle of the table to try and get something out of it.”  “So far we’ve said to them all ‘Put your money on the table’ and no-one has.”

“If they did they’re going to find it very, very difficult. That shows our ambition.”

We haven’t really seen too much ambition from Mike Ashley since we were promoted, but we suppose if  the club can keep doing some of the great deals we’ve done in the past – certainly the squad will keep improving.

It’s so different from when Freddy Shepherd was running the club, when we would think a single £10M signing (Oba Martins is an example) was the thing to do, yet we’ve picked up players like Gosling, Tiote, Ben Arfa and Williamson for peanuts (and less than £10M), compared to the money we used to pay out.

Pardew has also said one of his main targets this January is for some left handed players:

“It is a problem – its been highlighted when Jose Enrique hasn’t been involved,”

“In the Stevenage game we looked like we had against Spurs – unbalanced. Jose Enrique is very important and cover for that position is something I’m looking at.”

That’s another reason Newcatsle will need to get Jose Enrique signed up to a new long term contract on Tyneside, but he’s a little different to Joey Barton’s case, because Newcastle may even be able to offer Jose an increase in wages to stay on Tyneside.

We think Jose is on around £40K/week at Newcastle right now.

There’s no doubt that if Alan can get Joey and Jose signed up to long term contracts at Newcastle, he will have done an awful lot of right things since he arrived a short six weeks ago.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • welshtoon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Both are key players for us. I think that we should look to get cover for Jose. When he is Injured we struggle.

  • Xavi

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Tottenham u are not a big club! stop thinking your real F**King madrid.

  • kimbo

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    No mention of buyers for Alan Smith,this wonderful player who gives 100% ,model pro etc.Please leave Alan Smith on the bus for today`s game.

  • Mac

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    If Smith plays we lose. Simples

  • choppaah

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    does ne 1 know where i can catch us demolish scumberland again today is it on tv or would it be online

  • fungus44

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    spurs supposedly put an offer of 30 million for carroll,he not for sale ,it,s in the mirror so more made up bull****,he,s a goride lad living his dream why leave

  • Oleg G

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    My 2 comments from here: No 7 and No 8.

    Work for this article as well.

  • Oleg G

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Xavi, with all due respect to us and I love US!!!

    Spurs are a big club now. 🙁 Once we we’re together with them and even better.

  • Edd Case

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Isnt Xsico a left footer?

    So we’re looking for a left footer (left back/left mid) AND a forward?


  • welshtoon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Any streams. ? I need to see the scum get smashed

  • craigcoozy

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Lads i’m realy excited !! I have a very very sneaky feeling carroll is eithier guna play or be on the bench!!!! Get this he turned up late last nite with his footy gear! I fink pardew is actualy pulling off a masterstoke at mind games!! Al put this on me twitter page so ya knw it aint shitty mackem! Mite be lookin to much into it like but one can uny hope!!

  • Edd Case

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    craig – he wont play, he’s not fit.
    why would pardew make himself look that silly?

    i mean, what would he say?

    “well, unbelievably, carroll suddenly became fit, even though i told you all he was two weeks away from fitness, aren’t i a tinker!”

    N.o.t. g.o.i.n.g. t.o. h.a.p.p.e.n

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #14

    God, some of the rubbish on here. Not only is Carroll not playing, but the useless article Ameobi might not be either, as he was injured again in training yesterday. FCB is sitting back waiting for Spurs to reach £30m, then Carroll is gone, either now or in the summer. If Pardew wants a left-sided player, why the hell did he try to sign right sided Larsson, who, by the way, is telling the Sunday papers that he is going to Sunderland on a free in the summer.

  • Darling27

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    It’s a disgrace that we haven’t signed cover for Jose. How many years has this been going on for!!! Are manager blind or what!!!

  • Stuart

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #16

    My god Jimmymapie,

    Its derby day, get excited man. Whenever you post on here its nothing but negativity. I’m not being funny but if I felt the way you do about the club I’d stop following football.

    Cheer up abit mate.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #17

    Alan Smith was crap that even he will struggle to play for a league 1 team

    1) CRAP is one thing
    2) Automatic Selection for Alan Smith is another

  • wynsleap

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #18

    It’s that line “So far we’ve said to them all put your money on the table …” that has me worried.
    Why would we say that if we had no intention AT ALL of selling players?
    It just invites further speculation and I thought we didn’t want or need that?

  • Toonmania

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #19

    Sunderland are welcome to Larsson, he didn’t look anything special at all in that brum game the other night.
    If sunderland are mug enough to pay him OTT wages then let the inbreds.


  • andre29

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Sunderland vs Newcastle veetle and flash stream on

  • NOVA2967

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #21

    I think we could get one of these LB for cover since Liverpool and Villa have or are getting replacements

    Fabio may need a loan


  • carrollsinger

    Jan 16, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Van annolt and jo


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