So Who Came In And Who Left In January?

With all the fury surrounding Andy Carroll moving to Liverpool yesterday we should recap who came in and who left in January.

Stephen Ireland – on loan deal

Xisco was sent out on loan for the rest of the season to Deportivo, his former club, but in the wake of Carroll leaving and not being replaced, sending a striker out on loan was another daft thing Newcastle allowed to happen yesterday.

In came Stephen Ireland for a season long loan deal from Aston Villa, and we think this lad could be a huge hit on Tyneside, but he will have been under-whelmed by his welcome at the club as he experiences first hand sees the furor surrounding Andy Carroll’s departure.

He could become a great player for Newcastle, but hopefully not too good – otherwise Ashley will sell him.

The great Ben Arfa signed on full time at Newcastle earlier in the month – and again this lad could become a great signing for Newcastle United.

And Andy was sent on his way of course.

And we almost forgot – we sent Wayne Routledge on loan to his former club QPR, and didn’t replace him either.

And some of the desperate deals Newcastle tried to do in the final hours of the window, were just mind-boggling as attempts to sign Bendtner, Crouch and of all people Charles N’Zogbia, were all turned down.

By their actions the Newcastle club looked completely desperate late last night, and even a laughing stock because of their incompetence, and have now lost their best player – their icon, and he wasn’t even replaced. Oh my!

If Newcastle had resigned Charles,  it would have made things even worse , we would be going backwards,  and we’re sure Charles would not have agreed to return to Tyneside.

The only deal to us that made sense was trying to get Crouch, because at least Newcastle could keep their current tactics of Joey putting high balls into the box, but whether we continue that now is a good question.

The conventional wisdom is that clubs strengthen their squads during transfer windows, but Newcastle, though total mismanagement and incompetence,  managed to weaken their squad.

And finally, we are concerned about manager Alan Pardew, because he’s been let down big time by the Newcastle hierarchy, and we look forward to Alan saying something this morning.

Alan seems a good guy, and he cannot be a happy man today.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Why does Crouch make sense?

    He’s just as sh!te as anyone else.

    I have faith in Best and Ranger and even Shola for 45 minutes in a match.
    Loven doesn’t do it for me and never has at Prem level but he’ll also no doubt get more chances now.

    I really think we need not worry too much at all.

    Good strikers score because great midfielders provide top service.

    In Barton and Ireland, we have two brilliantly creative players, which will mean more chances for our strikers I hope.

    We’ve also got Nolan who people forget has scored 1 less than £35million pound man Carroll.

    We’ll be fine and we’re alot richer now.

    How much does £35million make in interest a week I wonder?

  • Mags

    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    What a catalogue of incompetence.

  • cgrizzly87

    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #4

    @ Edd Case, not alot of interest when you use it to pay off your debts straight away.

    Trust me, the money from the sale of Carroll has been used to service our debts!

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Does any one know if there was any change in the bid that was launched which was rejected. in financial terms.

  • Dennis Twice

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Carroll will not walk alone anymore…..F*** F*** F***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ericles

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Great expectations or just what we expected? When are these Ashley apologists going to get it into their heads that the man is just a wheeler-dealer spiv whose sole interest – unlike us fans and supporters – is to use Newcastle as a means of making money. There is business and there is dirty business and we know what sort of business Ashley is into! OK – Carroll has gone and yesterdays’ deals left us weakened . Personally I do not think Pardew even knew what was happening apart from getting a selection headache for tomorrow’s game. Perhaps Pardew is beginning to see just what sort of mafiosa-style boss is running our club – lets hope so. In the meantime it is fan-business as usual = support the lads, keep our geordie pride and passion, and kick the lamb-up-the-arse!

  • listie

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8

    Who knows what actually happened last night but a couple of things that I feel, first off, I have read the supposed texts from AC, for me they don’t sound right, they definatly don’t read like a lad who has been forced out from his home club, do we not think if he had been told to leave the texts would have had some more swearing in them!
    Second, if the club wanted to get rid which they could well have been trying to all transfer window, why the panic in the last few hours, this is the big one for me. People are looking at it as black and white either Carrolls fault or the board and MA fault, I feel it is more grey and agents had a big part to play in this story.
    Lastly to all those quoting Rednapp saying he was forced out, if floppy chops told me is was night, i’d have to got and check, all last nigh all he did was lie, i’m off home not staying, if off for a meal, i’m off to a hotel, we are not after anyone, all utter bollox
    The big test for me will be in the summer, if we stay up lets see how much cash is spent.

  • stopper

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    The thing is all parties in this wanted their own finacial slice of the pie.
    It just makes me sad and angry about what went on yesterday at our club….contrast that however with Blackpool who refused to sell Charlie Adams yesterday and saw off Liverpool and Spurs EVEN AFTER ADAMS HAD A TRANSFER REQUEST IN….. so a club can dig its heels in when a player wants away….. Blackpool showed that.

    What now of our number 9 shirt i ask you? because if a local lad who is a centre forward living the dream of being the clubs number 9 with all its impotance to the clubs history can walk away after wearing it for such a short time away then its obvious that the shirt is only important to the fans.
    If it means so little to a local boy who knows what it represents and understands its connection with the fans and previous wears then it would mean nothing to a player from else where.
    This saga with AC has shown that like him we should now no longer lament about our famous number 9 and treat the shirt like every other club treats their number 9…. its just a number because now no player can do it justice

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Even if Torres was going to be sold and carroll not bought. liverpool had a replacement in suarez we have nothing.

    I felt with Fulham having 3 games in a week while us having 1 we could beat them. but now i think they will beat us.

    I think the way pardue has done as manager if he gets the sack as manager here. i do not think he will ever get a job agian

  • Edd Case

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Lets move on people

    1. Carroll wanted to go
    2. We’ve really mugged Liverpool

    How on Earth can Carroll be worth £35+million after only scoring 11 Premiership goals?

    The more I think about it, the better I feel.

    Ranger has the BIGGEST opportunity of his life now and we can re-invest in the summer on quality throughout the entire team.

    I think this was a brilliant bit of business and will be even better if we manager to get in a few more like HBA and Tiote!

  • shpetmeister

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    people poeple people, if ANDRY CAROLL wanted to stay he would have stayed. He has friends in Newcastle, and the whole squad. Lets be honest, HE WANTED TO LEAVE, get a freshh start, away from his problems in NEWCASTLE and into a new town with new bitches !

    Put the nr 9 shirt TO NILE RANGER NR 9 !!! And let him start against Fulham, and you will se that he also will be wanted by the top clubs.


  • Mac

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Jesus people get over it. CARROLL ASKED TO LEAVE. Pardew has confirmed it. What has Carroll said.O yeah nothing. He was kicking and screaming about leaveing,so much so he text that media mogul Steve Wraith to break the news to the public. Please. What a joke. See ya Carroll

  • DrunkenSteve

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #15


    Pity you cant spell….

  • Nufcboy88

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    GREAT MONTH for alan pardew really showed wat a top class manager he is. His connections in the transfer market were really shown off, players goin out the door with excellent signings coming in as replacements!! Really good month alan pats on the back all round. Good few years coming up i feel!!……..What an idiot, Full of rubbish.

  • NZ Mag

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Will be interested to hear what Nolan says about this. If Carroll was forced out Nolan would know .

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    So Pardew the puppet speaks!!

  • shpetmeister

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #19

    DRUNK steve, im not from england, haha 😛 Kosovo ? Heard of that ?

  • NorseMag

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #20

    If Carroll was pushed, it does’t seem like he had to be pushed very hard.

    2 (!) strikers and a right winger out.
    Central midfielder in.

    That wasn’t exactly what the doctor ordered was it?

  • shpetmeister

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #21

    My dream is NILE RANGER nr 9 and Start every single game with Ameobi from start, til he gets injured (ameobi) 🙂 F***k andy Caroll !

    have u seen the vidoe, the liverpool fans singing there only 1 andy…hahahahahhahahahhahahahh

    he is dead for me, and if if where like u guys living in newcastle, of course my dream placee, i would have buuuuu him in 95 minutes against liverpool!!

  • hemphill

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #22

    I expect squad would become stronger after this transfer window, but it is now lot weaker. No replacement to Andy and one decent midfielder come in to get fit and then he goes back to Villa.
    NUFC must get rid of this asshole-Ashley, he will destroy this magnificent club. Sorry for my poor english, hope you understand what i try to say.

  • geoff777

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #23

    Pardew sucks … what a fantastic window.

    All the lies about Carroll staying.

    Resign Pardew you have no credibility.

  • scdoty

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #24


    if you think ranger is better than carroll then that tells me you know Fu ck all about football. lol.

  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #25

    The number 9 shirt is now tarnished.Retire it,till we find someone who would be proud to wear it and ask for it.
    As for the sale it just doesn’t make sense.Why sell now when no replacement in mind.I just hope we stay up as cannot see 23 or Best scoring enough goals between them.Pardew doesn’t like Ranger so he will only get 10 mins here and there.
    Wonder what Joey , Jose,and Check think about our club now.
    As for the 35 million we wont see that in the summer that’s for sure.I have never hated any one but I am close now.Get out of our club Ashley and take the chuckle brothers with you.
    Oh and David Craig on SSN are you a Makem as your comments last night were diabolical.

  • Fostino

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #26

    no point blaming this on pardrew

    the money offered was ridiculous. it was carroll that looked for a transfer when he wasn’t offered more money….carroll head was obviously turned by money.

    it is worringing that we could not find a relacement…..this could cost us considering we only have shole, lovendkrands, best and ranger, airey as our only strikers now…..none of whom are top strikers

    maybe ranger might step up to the plate!! p.s. ireland was a good signing and thank god xisco gone

  • juliogeordio

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #27

    He’ll say owt… and what the hell does a guarantee mean to a Newcastle fan!?

  • shpetmeister

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #28

    scordy :p Morron ..
    Ranger–faster–better technick..goals ? Of course give him more chanses ! Younger 🙂

    Caroll- head spec ? What more ? Alchool yes, bitches yes ? Commited noo ! Honestly did u guys see the chanse he missed against Stoke i think it was ? He got so mad he wanted a corner? Got a yellow card, IT WAS not a corner ! He just missed from 3 yards open goal ! 😛

  • sh

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #29

    what is the point in having all these creative midfielders like ben arfa,ireland,barton wene they are trying to play throw players from the championship. ameobi cannot score in the premiership man and best aint got the quality

    a hope we havnt become a selling club because enrique,barton,tiote will be next out the door

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #30

    MAN! i have new found respect for JONAS and COLLO

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #31

    Pardew Puppet,
    I personally dont givbe a sh!te whether he walked was pushed or you freakin sacked him, but all i know is you are doing your credibility no good at all by filling us with your Mike Cashley bullsh** !!

    You, in my eyes as well as the 2 other limp dix, are as useless as each other for not having things in place to have someone through the door!!

    It CANNOT be said that the deal happened 2 late, because if you are telling us exactly how it happened, then LIVERPOOL managed get a replacement for Torres in exactly the same timeline!!

    Do you and your cockney cronies think we are all thick as Sh!t up here??

    And as for the N’Zogbia crap…..this was all publicity stunt because you probably got your nice little backhand slice from the Carroll transfer to toe the company line…….
    I Digress

    The reaon why we ALL know the NZogbia debacle was a joke is:

    A Dave Whelan HATES mike Ashley…he wouldnt sell to him if his life depended on it

    B N’Zogbia hated it here, and men better than you and your Cockney rentboy marras had failed to placate the whingeing whining little frog tw*t

    C 10million for N’Zoggy is a joke in todays Market…..

    So do not try an insult our ‘Norvern’ intelligence and do the honourable thing….pack your f11cking bags, get yourself a forklift and pick that useless big fat barstewart up and his pet little rat and f11ck off back down south where you belong……….


  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Its a joke man!!
    Ironic that we sign an unneeded Central midfielder on the day we sell our Only Natural Goalscorer!!

    It has to be Fat Lad sticking his fingers up at us!! Honestly

  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #33

    @Angryman spot on.
    as I said on the other page,he must lie in bed thinking of how to pee us off every night.

  • balubas1

    Feb 1, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #34

    What a great period for newcastle…. Lets top it off witha loss to fulham tomorrow. Lead on by our biggest star shola ameobi. Defenders in the premiership are shivering when they know they will face the great shola.. They better help the goalkeeper as shola hits the goal with every shot.

  • juliogeordio

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    we have proven as fans that we’ll do absolutely nothing, whever Ashley decides to do. its all our own fault. We should have boycotted the home games when Hughton left – Ashley would have gone by now and AC would be still here.

  • balubas1

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Oh.. And did i mention we are a joke of a club? Selling carroll and signing the biggest loser in the premiership on loan… Ireland is a total twat. He drives a pink ghettoblaster of a car and dresses like master p. I hope joey barton eats him alive.

    And trying to sign one of the greatest judas out there for 10 mill!!! What a joke….

    But still, i will try to see some positives. We still have tiote, enrique, barton, and we signed ben arfa.

    By selling carroll and shipping out xisco on loan means that we are back to 451 again….. I must say i do have some faith in leon best. He has looked sharp and hungry for goals when playing.. But shola must be dropped soon… Or else we wont score.. Simple as that

  • Nufcboy88

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #37

    i think bringing ireland in and keeping both andy and routledge, gettin all the injured boys back would have given us a very good squad with a bit of cover and very capable to compete with anyone in the league. Shows our ambition i think. MA is happy to stay afloat and jus plod along really with no real goals of pushing on. AP obciously had no say in the matter if he did he is a complete plank! do u think wayne rooney would b sold against alex fergusons wishes…….i dont think so!

  • Brutooon

    Feb 1, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #38

    1) Ameobi and Lovenkrands are reaching their 30s, and they wont be at the club in the next 5 yrs. Not part of our long term plan – if we got a plan.

    2) Best (ccc quality) but if he improve thats good for us – at least until summer come where we can buy a decent striker.

    3) Ranger will got more opportunity. Don’t waste it Nile !

    4) We got one of the best midfielders in the league. (both first team and backup)

    5) We manage to ship out Xisco and Routledge (ccc quality).

    So far we are doing go. survive till summer then use that 35 million


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