Alan Pardew – Transfer Window Is Complete Chaos

Alan Pardew seems not to be enjoying this transfer window one little bit.

Alan Pardew – it’s just hectic – complete chaos

It seems like most Premier League managers he doesn’t like the January transfer window at all, and he says it’s really hard to do any good deals.

But it does seem that Alan  enjoys the speculation of which players Newcastle may be interested in – although of all the players  mentioned in the gossip press – maybe 10% of it is true, but it seems Pardew has been reading about the speculation at least.

So keep mentioning the players who could come to Newcastle, it many even give him some good ideas, but remember Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not for sale – well not now at least. 😀

This is what Alan said today:

“If I’m candid, it’s such a difficult period for managers, with all the speculation about players going out and coming in.”

“There are players coming to the end of a contract and their agents start linking them with clubs. I’m not the only Premier League manager going through the mess this window brings. It’s not a pleasant time.”

“I’m a football fan, I enjoy the speculation, it’s interesting. But to actually get to the bottom of something … It’s chaos trying to put it all together.”

“I’m not enjoying the window at all. It’s been the worst period for myself as a manager.” “I can’t remember it being quite as active as this in previous windows.”

“It’s because of the speculation trying to bring a player in. The agents involved only have a month to earn their money so an agent parks himself in the middle of a deal even if he doesn’t represent the player. It just goes on and on.”

Well it doesn’t seem like Alan has had a good January at all, does it?

But hey, if Newcastle can beat Tottenham tomorrow afternoon, that will definitely bring back the feel-good factor on Tyneside, which was muted when we give up the win in the 4th minute of injury time last Sunday at Sunderland.

But a win tomorrow – we’d be very happy with 1-0 – will give the lads 32 points, just 2 points less than our relegation total, and there will still be 15 games to play.

And this will be our last game until the January transfer window ends, since Newcastle’s next game will be on Wednesday night, February 3rd at Fulham.

That sounds like another 3 points right there!

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #1


  • Thump

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    I wonder what Chris’s targets were for January.

  • hk_nufc

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    AP feels frustrated because cashley doesn’t open the wallet, no money no talk!!

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    The current transfer system is pathetic. They should go back to the old system with transfers during the season up to the end of March. Just heard that FIFA want to move the football season in all countries to the summer starting in March & ending in October. What the f*ck do they think they are doing this will ruin football completely it’s a winetr sport and should remain so if it moves to the summer I can see crowds going down school hols etc and what about the impact of summer sports. Also what are we going to watch between November & March. If this happens I think the FA should resign from EUFA & FIFA.

  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    wats the crack with routledge?? theres been no confimation of his loan move. Nothin on sky sports or on the newcastle website and nothin on his twitter???

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #6

    SSN – Stoke agree fee of £3M from Unwashed for Fuller.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    @ Thump // Jan 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    To still have a job!?

  • ganiyu

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    feb 1st is a date for 25man registration?then i suggest we fill in the 25 man squad if necessary depending on how long the injury would last.we also have to sell underperformers b4 we buy or loan any one in.i believe with or with out andy carroll and other star players we might get a win tomorrow.

  • jwheelie12

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Heard a small rumour: Momo Sissoko on loan anyone?

  • Thump

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    That was his birthday wish Richy 😉

  • ganiyu

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #11

    alot of lies and rumors on this blog

  • Thump

    Jan 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Go for him imo. With Smudge out the rest of the season he could be good cover.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    From Sinner’s link…

    According to reports from Italy …

    Former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko wants Alan Pardew to sign him.

    The report claims Newcastle have been “alerted to the availability” by Sissoko’s agent.

    The player has told the Turin club that he wants to leave in January in a bid to play more first-team football.

    Napoli want to take the Mali international on a permanent contract while – allegedly -Pardew is ready to offer him a six-month loan deal.

  • ganiyu

    Jan 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #15

    are we siging momo as a back up or as a 1st team player.if i may ask why isnt he a regular ot turin?

  • Lynxie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    He is better than Smith Guthrie or Raylor. Go get him Pards.

  • petey

    Jan 21, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Hughton didnt have a problem getting players like gosling and ben arfa…..

    i just dont think players like Pardew and his constant moaning about the “state of football and how unfair it is on him boohoo cry cry”

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Momo Sissoko Please God NO!!!!! This guy is just as bad as Smith if not worse and more expensive. Stay the hell away from Newcastle!

  • arcarius

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #19

    @JP..from The Rock 17

    Couldn’t agree more except for the just as bad as Smith part :lol:, for those who are thinks he is a good player

    PLS rewatch some liverpool games and you’ll see how ‘good’ he is

  • toonfan09

    Jan 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #20

    sissoko is gd he was 22 playing for liverpool and was decent liverpool fans were sad to see him leave will be good back up for tiote cos if he gets injured then we have no one u need players to plug the gaps u cant just buy 2 unreal squads unless ur man city manu etc

  • gorskino10

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Let the excuses keep coming, you know when managers use excuses for the window by first saying they DONT want to sell but make sure everyone stays, and then they blame how hectic and stupid having a window in Jan is! its usually to cover up the face they havent got enought money for the targets identified or they just dont have any player in the list, i wouldnt be suprised if his list was 1) Larsson 2)Loan – Adam Johnson 3) Keane – Loan and obviouslly we havent got any of them, but if he blames there is NO ONE out there thats bang out wrong look at Demba Ba/Austin/Adam/El-Erabi plus alot of others that would be a target we could get.


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