Alan Pardew Fully In Charge Of Player Recruitment


It seems that Alan Pardew has  taken full control of player recruitment at Newcastle.

Alan Pardew – happy Newcastle United manager

That’s the way is should be of course, but Alan thinks he has been on the phone too much, and like any good manager he is now trying to get a better system in place at the club, as to takes the first calls on a player.

And  he seems to have been getting all the calls, mostly from agents trying to find a club for their clients, which is both good news and bad news.

Good news because Alan is right in the middle of the transfer business, as he should be, and bad news because it’s taking all his time, and others could and should be taking some of those initial calls.

This is what Alan said today:

“One of the problems I’ve had is I’ve not been here long,  so there is no strategy in place for taking phone calls.”

“Most are coming through to me,  when they could be going to the chief scout or the chief executive.”

“We are all aware now that deals are done above managers and we come in at the last minute.”

“Thankfully that doesn’t happen here, but at other clubs it does.”

So we have to think that transfer deals at Newcastle are being handled completely by the manager, and it seems that Alan is even more involved than he wants to be.

So that may even be a sign that Mike Ashley and company  have learned from their big clanger with Kevin Keegan, when Director of Football Dennis Wise was in charge of the transfers.

But the problem at the time was that Ashley and company were saying it was Kevin who was in charge, when they knew full well that just wasn’t true, and that put Kevin in a very unenviable position.

We hope Ashley is learning as he goes along at Newcastle, because he’s still got an awful  lot to learn, and we hope he knows that too.

Howay The Lads!!



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57 comments so far

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Sign some wingers then Alan, and some full back cover would be nice too.

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  • connor_nufc

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Well is he gonna be long bringing people in?

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    a winger that can play left and right midfield?

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  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    @ 4. It happens occasionally, remember Darren Ambrose? Didn’t quite work out for him here, but he seems to be doing alright these days.

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I think most clubs now don’t let the manager do the finacial’s. You only have to listen to Dirty Harry, McLeish or even what Daglish is saying at Liverpool. The manager says he wants the player and someone else handles the money, it has to be that way now because football managers of all clubs have overpaid in the past and let to the inflated wages we see now days.

    With the exception of Man Chitey and panic buyers Villa I think we are beginning to see an outbreak of common sense before these wages bankrupt the game.

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #7

    ed i agree with u yess we all know that

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Can anybody update me on any news or rumours today so far?

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  • Sinner

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Looks like we’ve signed Ireland on loan for the rest of the season. 🙂

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    sinner

    why does it look like that? other than the constant rumour mill i havent seen any facts that show we even want him

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  • leedodd

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Why Didnt we Sign up John Carew From Ason Villa on Loan ??

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Stephen Ireland on Loan till end of the season

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    leedodd, coz he is sh!te.
    No more has beens for us, weve had far too many over the years!!
    Im 100% behind our current recruitment policy!

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Then sign someone Pardew

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    The problem is, Pardew WILL have complete control over recruitment, BUT……….FAT MIKE has complete control over the purse strings !!!!!

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  • Sinner

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Chimbonda is a free agent.
    We could snap him up and use him as a cover for the rest of the season.

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  • dingotoon

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Funny how everyone wants Pardew to sign someone but they will be the first ones to have a go at Pardew when the player turns out to be useless. Larssen has been the only one we have been close to and valued himself too highly and were not gonna be held to ransom. It seems other players team won’t sell the players, not much you an do about that!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Chimbonda is a free agent – No thanks! Below average the same with Sissoko.

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #19

    how long is harris vuckic out for?? getting bit confused about steven taylor the other day he had an outside chance of facing tottenham now its another 6 weeks ??? whats that all about???

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #20

    All over twitter that ireland deal is done… just gotta wait for announcement now good signin if true!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #21

    JP..from the Rock, Agreed re post 18

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  • petey

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #22

    He will try and get Dean Ashton out of retirement if we arent careful

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  • Sinner

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #23

    JP……he plays at RB,so when Enrique is out,we can have him as a cover.
    Sure,he might be below average but he is surely better than Perch and Sol!

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  • Mags

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #24

    If we keep Carroll, Barton, Collocini, Enrique and Nolan, along with Ben Arfa’s signing, then I will be satisfied with Pardew’s efforts.

    It is imperative we keep the above players.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #25

    By the way why does sissoko think he will get 1st team football here? Does he not know we have tiote?

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  • petey

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Also, Lucas Podolski is a free agent in the summer and wants out from FC Koln. Has a very good record for his country and can play on wing OR up front. Sign him up?

    Anyone else agree or am i being a numpty?

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #27

    @petey I didn’t know that podolski wud be a great signing, I wonder if pards knows tht. Podolski wud b perfect

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  • Stuart

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #28

    JP, are you telling me yo wouldnt take chimbonda as a free agent, who imo would be good cover for the bull, when it means that money that would have been spent on a LB could go to other areas of the team.

    I reckon you’re the most short sighted poster on this blog.

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  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #29

    i would take chimbonda as cover,but he will sign for ipswich paul jewell was the manager who signed chimbonda for wigan.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Chimbonda has been useless since leaving wigan so no to him but id take podolski any day. such a world class poacher

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #31

    this window is a disaster, why do we get linked with washed players

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  • dingotoon

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #32

    Chimbonda prefer the right even though he can play left but the improvement we will get from Perch to him probably isn’t enough to warrant picking him up!!

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #33

    Perch and raylor are both as good if not better than chimbonda

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  • petey

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #34

    ok i got it wrong, he isnt a free agent but if FC Koln get relegated (high chance as atm they are not doing well at all) then he has a release clause of 5mill….

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11881_6681099,00.html

    Still, looks expensive. Seems i know nothing haha

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  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #35

    chipanda is a right back not a left back and if he cant even beat the like of a 45 year old salgado….then no thanks…..
    also his attitude is horrible – didnt he hand in a transfer request at half time when playing for wigan…..also didnt he have a tint with the scum?\
    wouldnt pi55 on him even if he was on fire

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #36

    cockney magpie –

    agreed

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  • petey

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Cockney Magpie, sorry but i really dont rate Perch. I bet you are better than Perch.

    Like me and my amateur way of playing, im late with pretty much every tackle i try and have no idea what to do when im under pressure. Thats what Perch also does and he earns in one week what ive never earned before in my life

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  • Toon XI

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Isn’t Stephen Ireland currently out of action with a knee injury?

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  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #39

    if we indeed get ireland we would have both superman and spiderman – then we would only have to sign Hulk from porto and our superhero team is complete.

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Shearmania, Aye Chimbonda is a cock! But howay man, Salgado 45?????? He is 47 now surely?

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