Newcastle Have Done Great Job With New Contracts On Tyneside

The Newcastle club have been doing some good work in signing up both their experienced players, and their top youngsters to long-term contracts at Newcastle.

Alan Pardew – happy to be keeping his best players at Newcastle

And that seems to have even been accelerated since Alan Pardew has joined the club, and Alan has stated very clearly he wants all the top players signed up to long term deals – as a first priority – to keep them all on Tyneside.

That’s excellent strategic thinking by Alan, simple but so sensible nonetheless, and Alan  seems to have the backing of owner Mike Ashley.

Here are the senior players who have signed up over the last couple of months to stay long-term on Tyneside

Andy Carroll –  June, 2016
Mike Williamson – June, 2016
Hatem Ben Arfa – June, 2015
Steven Taylor – June,  2016

And the following youngsters have signed up too:

Nile Ranger – June 2016
Haris Vuckic – June 2016

And we should hear fairly soon,  maybe even before the weekend, that top player Joey Barton has signed up to stay on Tyneside, and we hope that’s through the summer of 2016.

The next in line should be top Spanish left-back Jose Enrique, who is again interesting some top clubs in Europe, by his sheer excellence over the last 18 months or so.

We also expect both Andy Carroll and Cheick Tiote to get improved deals soon, and since Danny Simpson was given only peanuts when he signed a year ago, when Newcastle were still a Championship club, maybe the Salford-born player will be offered a better deal too.

And it seems the club have received some serious offers in January for their top players, and Mike Ashley has been true to his word, and not sold any of them, and  indeed Alan wants even more of them signed up to long-term deals.

This is what Alan said today about how pleased he was to keep Newcastle’s top players:

“The most important thing is that you don’t lose your best players, and I think that’s got lost a little bit,”

“It doesn’t sell papers, keeping players, but for us and for me in particular it’s important”

“Joey Barton, Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique, Cheick Tiote, all those very, very important players.”

“We have managed to push everyone away – and there have been inquiries, as you would imagine.”

There’s nothing like good common sense  in running a football club,  and it seems that Alan Pardew has plenty of that, and he seems to present himself very well to the press.

Once he gets his top players all signed up to his satisfaction, the summer transfer window then promises to be extremely interesting for Newcastle fans.

Newcastle may still do some business in January, but that looks like the very best the club can do is two players coming in – if Newcastle can get some decent deals done by next Monday at 11:00 pm.

And if they cannot, then  things may have to wait until the summer – because it’s not worth doing deals in January if they are not right, and the appropriate players are just not available, for whatever reason.

Newcastle  need to press on in the league this season and finish as high as possible, because that will help to attract some top players to the club in the summer.

Comments welcome.

339 comments so far


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1


  • gorskino10

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    TBH its the ONLY thing they have done during this period! oh and these pointless articles about injuries trying to distract the fans from there inability to buy anyone!

  • Selbymag

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Where is there never any mention of Collo signing a contract.
    As a defender he is on a par with Jose, ok not perfect but………… the bull has a few issues too.

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Why are fans always bloody whinging – We are sat in 9th place – A game in hand over Liverpool – Brought in a top assistant manager, bought a top player, tied down some more top players…… Yet all our fans want to do is bloody moan


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #5

    You like .

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Who cares if we don’t sign anyone – It means the youngsters will get some much needed playing time – ‘As long as we stay in this league’ was the shout at the start of the season, its still the shame shout now!

  • dave 1961

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m sorry but Pardew & commonsense are not words I would use, incompetent, arrogant useless, woman chaser, habitual failure, these are the words I would use to describe Pardew. This Ponce is responsible for the worst result ever in my lifetime.

  • Selbymag

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Jimmy – im not having a moan just raising a point.
    I for one dont see the point of rushing to get average players on inflated wages. I applaud the way the club have walked away from Keane, Larsson and probably Ireland.
    Im happy with where we are this season so far, the summer is the time to bring in players once Pardew has a full picture of what he has and which players he does/doesnt fancy.
    Lets not panic buy or take on bad apples just for the hell of it.
    2nd season in the Prem is the tricky one so need to address the “issues” then.


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #9 Workyticket the one on the right ,Wonder what there up to .


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Lady boys me thinking .

  • BeeGuy

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    dave 1961, IMHO AP is using the squad in creative and sucessful ways that CH did not. AP is letting the most talented defenders come forward in attack, letting Jonas cross over to the right side allowing JB to come into the middle and changing back to Harper who delivers pin point long kicks. Ap likely has only minimal say in bringing ion new players, so he cannot be slagged for that. As far as his personal life is concerned, the club is full of such stuff, as it always has been in every team.

    BTW what was the worst result in your lifetime, did he break up your marriage, or sell you off to a MLS team?

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Selbymag – I wasn’t on about you pal – It was that Gorskin10!

  • MarkO

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #13

    we need a striker badly other than that our youngsters can do a decent job


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #14
  • Mags

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #15

    I have repeatedly said, signing Ben Arfa and tying down our best players to new contracts would satisfy me.

    Once the Barton deal is done, I hope they get Jose tied down pdq and then look at Collo and Tiote.

    It would be nice to have a surprise new player at the end of the transfer window though. 😀


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #16
  • ochytoon

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Bit early to offer a new contract to tiote

  • dave 1961

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #18

    No he conspired to get Hughton sacked, and he played a pathetic line up against Stevenage, that resulted in the worst top flight fa cup result in 39 years. He failed to take Carroll of after he got injured against spurs away, and that he had the first twinge against man city, I could go on but I have made my point.

  • boater

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m not exactly raging at the failure to add to Ben Arfa this window, we have added well enough over past few occasions. But I am getting a bit tired of hearing how signing existing players to new contracts deserves medals and praise EVERY DAY,, it should be a given for a well run club.


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #20
  • expatgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Not a lot of news around at the moment


    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #22
  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    o’hara and a good att winger not bothered left or right cos jonas and ben arfa can play either wing wouldn’t mind a good lb cover but another cm and winger is more important as smith is out and we will play 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 when everyone is back

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    boater agree 100% mate

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Lady Boys Piss off mate this is a site for NUFC fans & football fans not pervs like you

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #26

    dave 1961 I agree with you too mate, I’m not convinced about Pardew

  • ganiyu

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #27

    gambling guthrie lost his wallet n 250 pounds

  • ganiyu

    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #28

    gambling gosling lost his wallet n 250 pounds

  • fergie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #29

    We need to tie down Jose, Colo and Tiote to long-term contracts and add a right-winger, possibly on loan until the end of the season. Then we can add a striker and a quality right back.


    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #30 Iam a fan so is my bum fun friend Workyticket.

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #31

    I def think O’Hara on a loan deal is very very smart business for us. And he looked quality at Pompey he just needs games and is actively looking for them

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #32

    expat geordie

    Would you reckon ladyboys is about 12. His single brain cell is probably on the blink. I suspect a Jeremy Kyle obese chav type.

  • MykToonFan

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #33

    @Boater – I think it’s clear that the reason we are constantly being sold these stories about the need to get players signed up is to divert attention away from the lack of signings.

    @MancGeordie – HBA is wasted out wide. He needs a free role so he can do what he wants.

    I would consider playing him off Carroll in a 4-5-1, or possibly him and Jonas playing as striker/wingers off him in a 4-3-3 (with Nolan, Barton and Tiote as the other three in midfield).

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #34

    don’t think simpson is that bad he had a bad injury was out for a long time is still only 23 had’nt had alot of experiance at this level is getting better ok fuc#ed up against spuds but he gets fwd well, quick can whip a good ball in just needs more time decision making comes with experiance, hey everyone questions glen johnson defensivly he and he is meant to the best english rb even he fu#ks up

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Dave 61

    I know what you mean. Great if w do well with pardew and I’ll obviously hoe we can finish 6/7 which would be anmazing , but something just doesn’t sit right about the guy. He is about as far removed from SBR the gent as you could get.

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #36

    how if he had to stick to byline then yes ok maybe but if he starts left or right and is allowed to wander infield from there the your fullback can overlap to provide the width and the we only use half of bartons talent because he can cross he could run a game from the centre with his passing and could still drift over to cross

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #37

    @myktoon fan

    jonas—————-ben arfa–
    replace jonas with a barnetta, piatti or al arabi the line up would be class

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #38

    What about our second top scorer NOLAN ?????????? No new contract for our second most in form player??? Jose Enrique, Nolan and Barton should be handed new contracts. Tiote and Simpson can wait as they have just signed for the club really. I find it very strange that he hasn’t been mentioned not even once!

  • greek toon

    Jan 27, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #39

    I was browsing around and found 2 great signings we could make either now for pretty cheap or in the summer when their contracts expire.

    Juan Angel Albin- who was was link with b4
    Hamit Altintop- Another we was linked with.

    Both could provide some competition on the wings and also play behind Carroll. Both would also be in low wages as bayern have a wage cap.

    on the other hand i was browsing through twitter and james corden reckons we r getting Ireland and the 2nd player being Jason Puncheon

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