Alan Pardew Likely Devastated By Carroll Transfer

We are seriously concerned about how new manager Alan Pardew will react to the news, that Newcastle caved in yesterday and sold Andy Carroll.

Alan Pardew – likely to be devastated

Not only dd the club do that, but they did it so late, that they were unable to bring in a replacement before the transfer window slammed shut at 11:00 pm last night.

It has taken Alan Pardew only 7 weeks or so to see first hand, the  incompetence of the Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley.

And in the weeks he has been on Tyneside, Alan Pardew has made a big deal of saying how important it was for Newcastle to keep their best players, and probably Newcastle’s best player – who has also grabbed the imagination of England fans everywhere – is suddenly gone.

Yes, in one fell swoop Andy is gone, and we’re not sure we believe all this stuff about him asking for a transfer, although that’s the word being actively put out by the club. It could simply be cover for owner Mike Ashley.

They didn’t have to accept Andy’s transfer request and they didn’t have to accept Liverpool’s bid, but we seriously wonder what the truth is about what happened yesterday? And notice there are reports this morning from Carroll saying he pushed out of the door.

This is what Alan has said over the last few weeks:

“We will make sure he stays. He understands he has a lot of learning to do and the most important thing is he wants to play for Newcastle.”

And only as couple of weeks ago when Tottenham were after the player Alan said:

“He is not for sale,” “I am going to say it one last time. He is not for sale.”

And only a few days ago Alan said what was so true, when he said:

“Unless we keep the likes of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan then we are never going to get there.

“If you keep shipping them out, how are you ever going to be one of the top clubs?”

How indeed.

Yesterday was a very bad day for Newcastle United, because they proved that money was more important than building a good side, and if a player becomes good enough at Newcastle, he will be sold once the bid is high enough.

Are Newcastle building a good team for the future? Give me a break, it seems that Newcastle are way too interested in the money side of things, and will now sell anybody – repeat anybody – if the bid is big enough.

Do you think perennial top sides in the Premier League sell their best players? The answer is no – they buy them.

Or if they do sell, they ensure a suitable replacement is already lined up, as Liverpool skillfully showed yesterday.

Newcastle are a selling club and the best players they create will be sold, when the right bid comes in.

Just like in 1988 when a certain local lad, Paul Gascoigne, was sold when he was just 21 – to Tottenham Hotspur.

The future of Newcastle is not very bright if we keep doing what we did yesterday – and shoot ourselves in the foot – although it seems like we cut the foot off completely by yesterday’s embarrassingly incompetent actions.

But as we said earlier, we are just a wee bit concerned about how Alan Pardew will react to having  his most important  player, sold from under him.

217 comments so far

  • thevoiceofreason

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Only one word needed from his lips…..sorry!

  • Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I believe that what Ashley is up to here is a business strategby, not a football strategy. And if it goes on unchallenged Newcastle will never get back to the top places.

    I explain the details in my blog, here:

  • Toon XI

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Really Ferdinand???? Ashley isn’t in it to win? Thanks for clearing that up for us!

  • archaeomag

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Congratulations Alan,
    Welcome to the wonderful world of managing mad Mike Ashley’s private plaything . . .
    Enjoy the money

  • singamagpie

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Look, if NUFC really wanted to sell Carroll, they would have had a replacement lined up and not reject a 30M offer twice. And if Carroll wanted to stay, he would have rejected the Pool contract. I guess 80k per week is too much to reject, like 35M is too much for Ashley.

  • CT

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #6

    ED!! the reason why I stick with your blog above others which I sometimes read but am not logged in and certainly don`t post is because having been in bus yourself, you know “shit happens” no-one saw this coming! £35mill rising to £45 mill for a potential Gazza MK2 time bomb??
    The board is culpable b`cos no plan “B”
    I still have reason to believe ASH now wants the best for us!!

  • brighter

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I wont believe anything from just this moment that all of statments from COCKNEY MAFIA.

  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Mug, flippin Mug and don’t try and mug us off. Ashley’s plan was to do exactually what he’s done time after time, make a profit out of the transfer window!

    How many times must this happen, down to 43,000, what next 35,000 …. less…..

    Whatever next!

    Ashley the cancer of SJP.

  • Lyons

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #9


    No one man makes a team etc

    I have now come to terms with Andy leaving and honestly think we will be better off with the money. (Or at least i have no choice but to accept this)

    Until they score a few goals and get shipped off or want to leave due to the caps and limited ambition shown by the club.

    I wouldnt honestly be supprised if Ashely is running newcastle like a farm, buy young talent get em good n ship em off, train up young talent in academy get them playnig , in good form ship em out etc

    Im disapointed in Andy really whatever the situation or poppycock theories he could have said no…and he didnt. 80k a week is a lot of money for a 22y/o.

  • nats7798

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #10


  • toonfan09

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #11

    even if he was told that they were acceptin a bid carroll didnt have to accept liverpools offer and cud have bided time on his 5 year contract by which time we may have had a new owner

  • SwedEric

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #12

    When we want to ofload Xisco, he stays, Smith, he stays, Marcelinho, he stays, Luque, he stays, and so on.

    When we suposebly whant Andy Carroll out he is down in Liverpool faster than you can chugg a pint!

    Players can say no to other clubs! What ever Ashley told him, he can say no! But he didn´t, he wanted out, probly not because he didn´t love the toon, he just loved the money down there more!

  • SirAlan

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Alan Pardew “Devastated” are you serious ? he is nothing more than Ashley’s puppet, please dont tell me Pardew was not in the loop with Ashley and Llambias>>>Iam Devastated as iam a >>>Geordie<<<<they are SCUM

  • Jack Bauer

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #14

    time for nile rangers lip celebration to come out sooner rather then later… yes we have Barton and Nolan but with no clinical goalscorer now im hoping shola ameobi will come good… and take nile ranger under his wing! albeit a dodgy wing but he needs someone to get him under control!

  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew has lot the fans, Ashley did years ago and Lamearse is a waste of space anyway.

    How’s the rest of the team gonna take it! Not good I bet.

  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Pardew, lost* the fans…..

  • G-Man

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Sad day, local lad makes good & get’s sold,the pennie’s dropped, no ambition…

  • Martin33

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #18

    last month we proved we can play well without AC!!! Let’s do this again rest of season!!!!

  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #19

    Let’s just see what happens on Wednesday. I think the most insight we will get into this turbid debacle will be from captain Kev. Pardew will not speak out against the owner and will give us the usual clap-trap.

  • Sav

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #20

    First we lose Hoots, then the star striker, a local talisman, popular in the changing room. That’s ambition for you and you make a complete laugh of the new manager as well as the fans.

    I’d say this will be a big help in trying to secure the signature of the likes of Enrique and Tiote to new long term contracts.
    Would you sign on now?

  • boater

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #21

    ED – can I risk the wrath of some on here and request you add Shola to your banner. Arfa has played 3 bleedin games for us. Shola’s been here for 10 years, and like him or not, he’s our new main man until the summer. Get him on ED!!!

  • boater

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Remember Bruce saying last week how the ‘timing of the Bent’ departure had really dropped him/them in it. Still managed to bring in 2 top players in time though eh. Not a patch on the toon – whatever they can do we can do better eh.

  • cla5hb0y68

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Prepare for a media frenzy tomorrow. At 9.30 am GMT , Toon Talk editor Steve Wraith is going to release all texts to him from Andy Carroll (with Andy having already given Steve his permission for him to do so) about this transfer. It is the dates of the texts which will be most interesting and obviously the content. Once again Ashley appears to have lied to the fans once again. What will Pardew do?…..Whatever the fat slug tells him to do!

  • greek toon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #24

    I take it we develop our youth system to become a feeder club for other teams in the prem, no ambition and like we never saw the milner cash spent on another winger, carroll cash will go into mikes back pocket to cover his supposed interest free loan.

    I hope rumors r true that pardew left the club last night after the sale of carroll teach fat mike a lesson

  • beardsleyschin

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #25

    This is why pards was brought in, hes clearly a yes man

  • GAZ09

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #26

    whats the point in Enrique and Tiote signing new contracts, Carroll just signed one and look whats happened

  • gorskino10

    Feb 1, 2011 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #27


    I feel the same not just about the impact now, about us struggling to get goals of Best and Strolla but the future, would Enrique or Nolan wanna leave etc… I hope we build a buy some strong Ivorian if we get both Gervinhio (wing) and Doumbia (Striker) i would be happy!

  • jwheelie12

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #28

    boater get a grip, the players on that banner (other than Harper) are the future of this club

  • beardsleyschin

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Whats the bets Pards comes out with a scripted ‘ well if a player wants to leave there’s no point keeping him’ BS orchestrated by his puppet master

  • shamsoftabriz

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #30

    Alan Pardew ‘s feelings aren’t nearly as interesting as the wry smirk that presumably spread across the face of Chris Hughton about 12 hours ago. So far as Pardew is concerned: “Now that you know what’s it’s REALLY like here, welcome to Newcastle.”

  • Thump

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #32

    Carroll was once a future of this club too, jwheelie.

    I’m tempted to join those who have said they won’t set foot in SJP until Ashley leaves. I’m sick of the lies and constant insults by the board and general abuse we suffer as fans.

    @cla5hboy: he said this where? Why won’t Carroll come out and say it himself?

  • mylestoon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #34

    honestly, why have non of you thought about D*ck heads agent! His agent will be the one that put forward for him to move, he wants the big pay check and the “whats best for his employee”.

    Andy will like the money and will move because hes been told his career will “progress further” playing with players like suarez, gerrard, kuyt, etc.

    Ashley just did whats best for business and club, there is no bench mark, football is a business, get ovet it!

    Andy didn’t have to leave but, unfortunately, Andy saw the pound signs and listened to his agent.

    Gutted, but as long as its put back in, in the summer, i hope we will strengthen.

  • jwheelie12

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #35

    yes Carroll was once the future, now he’s the past, hence why he’s not on the banner.

    Sorry I sounded a bit harsh boater but Ben Arfa is a fantastic talent and is the one thing we have to be excited about this season.

  • GAZ09

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #36

    When will the fans learn, Ashley will pocket that money. Truth is out that Andy Carroll was pushed out.

  • Thump

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #37

    So hang on. Carroll didn’t want to leave, yet he agreed terms and entered Liverpool with the biggest shit eating grin since Darren Bent joined Villa… but he was “forced out”.


  • GAZ09

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #38

    I hope Pardew keeps to his word and walks out on us now

  • GAZ09

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #39

    If i was being pushed out and offered more money somewhere else where i was wanted i would leave too

  • Thump

    Feb 1, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #40

    Oh, and he doesn’t have the balls to come out and say it himself. Instead he has to talk through texts to a (new?) fanzine who he happens to be good mates with?

    Am I the only one with an ounce of sense here? Howay lads…

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