Pardew Wants New Player To Newcastle In Next 8 Days

There’s no doubt that before Alan Pardew came to Tyneside, he was in deep talks with the Newcastle hierarchy.

Mike Ashley – rather grim looking in this shot

That was so that he fully understood what the deal would be, but more importantly, how he would be supported by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

And we have to believe that one of those items of discussion involved signing up the core of good players already at Newcastle to new extended contracts.

And news today that Joey Barton will be signing  a new long term deal to sty at Newcastle, suggests Mike Ashley is keeping his word on that one.

And Alan Pardew, who has said he’s just hating this transfer window, still hopes to make a breakthrough before their next match at Fulham.

If there is to be some transfer dealings, it will have to be before the Fulham game, because that game is on Wednesday, 2nd February,  and the transfer window will be over.

It seems Stephen Ireland is still the target, but as we reported earlier today, that deal seems bogged down over his £65K/week wages,

It may be that Newcastle will need to wait until nearer the end of the transfer window to see if some clubs want to fish or cut bait.

Pardew talked about his meeting with Mike Ashley last week:

“I had a good meeting with Mike and we talked about a lot of things.”

“I keep stressing to him the importance of the group that we’ve got,  and we’re very close to securing another key player and that has been my focus.”

“But over the next 10 days before Fulham,  my focus will be on bringing in a player who can help us.”

A long term target at Newcastle is 26 year-old Wolves central midfielder Dave Jones, whose contract runs out in the summer.

But since the Southport-born player is having difficulty getting into the Wolves side, who are only not bottom of the league because of goal difference,  we have to wonder  if he would now be a good signing for the Magpies.

And it’s hardly surprising if Newcastle now move quickly to renegotiate Andy Carroll’s contract  at the club (currently around £25K/week), after the interest shown in the striker in this transfer window.

Any Newcastle player who is said to be valued at around £30M,  probably deserves more than £25K/week on Tyneside.

But since Andy will not be at any Newcastle night clubs now, how’s he going to spend all that money? 😀

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1


    we might only sign HBA when February start

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #2


    we might sign Kranjcar as well.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3


    hopefully mate, hopefully.

  • Toonmania

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    have you seen the newspaper report that says we are interested in buying the talented Jack Shite

  • colwell

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    The way its gone so far the next time the healdine will be- Alan Pardew wants a player in by 2014.

    Lets not look at Ireland and players on high wages. If Barton accepts a pay cut and then Ireland comes in on 65k he would be rather pi##ed off wouldn`t he.

  • ashington-geordie

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    What about Jamie O’Hara?
    He’s had a back injury but was great at Pompey last year…

  • NOVA2967

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Ivan Rakitic

    Can play almost anywhere in the midfield. Would complete our midfield and I think we would beable to nuture players from here on.

    Just a striker and some wing backs in the summer and we are stout.

  • arfa chance

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Legear and doumbia, 8 mil sorted

  • Colombus

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #9

    I must say I really liked the Barnetta-link. He is a little bit small maybe for the prem, but truly is a class player with the right hard working attitude. I actually think we should buy him injured. Even if we are talking of the knee-injury , this is only a small procedure. If we can get him at the right price I say go for it!

    What happened to the Djalo-link?

  • Colombus

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Rakitic is also a great shout! I bet he’s ready for a new challenge. Contract expires in the summer right? Only problem is that he is not a natural winger. He enjoys himself more in the middle of the field.

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Aaron Lennons small he can do it.. Djalos crap he aint an out and out goal scorer and personally a dont think he’l be able to hack the prem

  • altern8tif

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m actually quite impressed with Jamie O’Hara. A committed and talented CM, much in the mold of Scholes. However, it seems we have enough of cover in that area – Barton/Guthrie/Gosling/Vuckic.

    Quite possibly a future England international.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Enjoyed the game yesterday, but boy do we need a right back. I got pissed off seeing Simpson back pedal giving both lennon and Pienaar all the room in the world. The goal, if it came, was alwals coming from that area, and Lennon eventually obliged. Even Harper and Colo went apeshit at Simpson. When he defends like he did against Spurs, he’s little better than Perch.

  • Sinner

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #14

    So much players available and so little time remaining.Would be a shame if dont get any player by next week.

  • Bucks mag

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #15

    My mates saw AC out till 3AM on Friday

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Adel tarraabt please!!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Bucks mag? So what? I I was multi millionaire, 22 year old, an not playing, I’d be out as much as poss enjoying myself!

  • sentient

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t know what to make of Pard’s promises. First, a player was supposed to come in before the west ham game. That was postponed to before the stevenage farce, then postponed again to before our game against the dark side. Now he wants another 10 days? Why don’t you take another 10 years Pards?
    Learn to promise less, deliver more.

  • Marzy

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #19

    great goal by Tarrabat against Coventry!!.

  • Golden

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Tarrabts pass to set up Routledge goal, WOW!!!
    Please please please get him in!

  • toonfin

    Jan 23, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes carroll was out till the early hours but like angryman says… what? He stood in the corner all night from what i seen and didnt even appear to be drunk

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 23, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #22

    If Carroll was out until 3am on Saturday mroning so what he wasn’t playing on Saturday afternoon

  • Bentley

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Newcastle should have bought David Bentley before he went to the blues !

  • leedodd

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Why The Hell Have We sent Routledge out To QPR ?? Some Stupid Moves Going on when were so short of Bodies !!!!!!!!! We wont sign anyone = The Fat controller Probably said Sign HBA and get 2 Players out the door to Balance the Books – We have enough to Keep us in the League this season that is Probably the way The Meeting Went this week !!!!!!!!!! CARROLL is Injured and was Never Going to Play so stop the Crap down That Route aswell Ya Plonkers !!!!!!!


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