Pardew – We’ve Put A Couple Of Offers In This Week


Alan Pardew has been just a little more revealing today on the transfer front,  and he has said Newcastle have put in two offers for players this week.

Alan Pardew – a lot of deals are already doneAnd Alan says a lot of the deals are already done, but will be struck late on Monday night, as clubs wait to see if they can get better offers elsewhere.

This is what the Newcastle manager said today:

“We’ve lost Wayne Routledge from the squad so I at least want to replace him. I’m not saying we are going to sign a winger necessarily, but we do want somebody to come in and fill that gap in the squad.”

“I’m not anxious. I think this window has been quite normal. Everyone is waiting until the last moment. A lot of the deals are basically done, but people are waiting to see whether they get a better offer at the last minute.”

“We’ve put a couple of offers in this week and we’re hopeful we’ll get something done. The way it’s looking at the moment that probably won’t happen until Monday, and we hope there are no last-minute hitches.”

One rumor as to why Chris Hughton was replaced, was that the Newcastle club wanted to have somebody who had more experience in the transfer market, and certainly Alan has been around the block a few times.

Alan is only interested in good deals for the club, and is unwilling to pay over the odds, like the Newcastle club were famous for in the old days.

Pardew continued:

“I want to sign players, but I will only do it if the deal is right. I’m not going to be held to ransom. The deal has to be right for the right player.”

“We had the news about Andy Carroll, and he’s still out. We’re going to be sweating on him for Arsenal, so that’s disappointing, but it doesn’t change my thinking in the transfer window.

“Maybe it would have if Shola, Besty, Nile and Peter hadn’t done so well, but we’re not going to be bringing in a panic buy. This won’t change the course of events in the next few days.”

We’ll have to tune in on Monday night, and just hope we get two good players into the club by 11:00pm.

We remember in the summer window of 2007, when we thought we had missed out when the window closed, only for the club to announce 15 minutes later, that they had signed both Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye just before the deadline.

If we can do that again, with two good players, then most Newcastle fans will probably be quite happy.

Next up will be a good win at Fulham next Wednesday evening, and then it’s Arsenal at home a week today – another sell-out at St. James’ Park we think – and another win?

Hope so.

Comments welcome.



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23 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    “One rumor as to why Chris Hughton was replaced was that the Newcastle club wanted to have somebody who had more experience in the transfer market, and certainly Alan has been around the block a few times.”

    Gosling, tiote, Ben Arfa in the summer and Routledge Williamson and Best and even Ftitz Hall gave us they extra kick we needed in the championship.

    Don’t really like to rabble on about hughton but can’t say he wasnt good in the transfer market.

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  • mashearer

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_6708608,00.html

    dont we already reject the supposedly 30mil bid for carroll??so why bother trying with 23?

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  • Robson1979

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Chris did a excellent job! Please look at the deals that were done under previous management and then tell me he wasn’t £ for £ the best Manager in the transfer market for the Toon…fact!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Question is, WHO!, I hope it’s a surprise- (someone we have not been linked with.
    What About:

    Lukas Podolski
    Andre Ayew

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  • Robson1979

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    In our dreams 🙂 Magpies-till-d3ath
    I just hope we bring some quality into the thin squad.
    This time next week I will be sat in my Box looking forward to watching a couple of additions to the team.

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 29, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    The majority of signing were made by board after graham Carr recommended them. Not too sure what hoots did for those. Keep the faith lads

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  • maverick striker

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    No one really knows who’s making the decisions on these transfers. Carr, Hughton, Pardew, Ashley – who knows?

    Still can’t fathom losing Routledge with no replacement though – bizarre. He may not be a long term player for us but he seemed to be getting enough games – even as sub. Doesn’t make sense to me.

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  • expatgeordie

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t hold your breath

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  • Down under Toon fan

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Ben Arfa when he is fit will be a key to us taking big scalps so lets hope he gets fit soon the guy can trun a game on its head. out of nothing he won us the game at everton on his own. We just need to get a true striker to play with carrol and we are fine. Barton on the right tiote and Nolan with arfa out wide that is a world class midfield in any league. carrol with a sniffer/poacher goals galore.

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  • john_cena163

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Andam johnson an ciro lol, hope we get johnson.

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  • TheMightyOne

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Deadline is at 6:00 pm not 11

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  • shear-class

    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    TheMightyOne- deadline is 11oclock pm not 6pm

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  • DanNUFC

    Jan 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #13

    themightyone…

    nope its at 11

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 29, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    yep 11pm on monday night is the close of the window

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 29, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #15

    personally I’d be happy with Ireland. I know he divides opinion on here but I think he would be a great addition to the squad. WR out and Ben Arfa signed and Ireland in on loan would mean we have improved the squad.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    a still think we need a left winger Pablo Piatti would be good shift Jonas onto the right

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  • cyprus

    Jan 29, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #17

    RobbyRobson at (1), good points! Anyway, AP has not proven his ability in the transfer market at all. Up to now he has sold a good player and …. well that’s it. And he hasn’t hammered down Enrique. To date, we are still a selling club 🙁

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  • cyprus

    Jan 29, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #18

    GeordieToon89, ask other fans. They are jealous of the Enrique / Jonas, partnership / understanding. Don’t put ideas in AP’s head

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  • newcastle29

    Jan 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Have the sqaud been given some time off? I see jonas is in spain!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 29, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #20

    I thought the team was training in Portugal this week newcastle29?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Ireland has looked hopeless for Aston Villa. He would have to re-capture his form of a couple of years ago don’t you think stuckdownsouth? No chance to get Vela now as West Brom have him. I don’t understand our approach to this window. Do we have money to spend or not? Why send Routledge out if you don’t know wheter or not you can get a player in? Seems backwards to me.

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jan 29, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #22

    I think it’s about balancing the books. Cashley probably said you can bring someone else in if you get rid of one or two. Players aren’t easy to move, look at Villa’s problems with Ireland or Man City with any number of there’s – the owner club ends up paying a percentage of the wages. If QPR came in for WR and Pardew doesn’t rate him he would be a fool to hang on when we have Barton playing there and RTaylor and Gosling (even Jonas) to play there. I know the they are out injured but both are due back by tend of Feb – a gamble, but a calculated one – I think!

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Ireland is injured, so he wont come

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